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What’s the most popular area for a second home?

A survey on has found that out of five different options, a cottage in Cornwall is the most popular choice for a second home.

With over 600 responses, the survey confirms the popularity of Cornwall as the most popular place to holiday, receiving 30% of the vote, with the Highlands coming a close second on 28% and a home overseas third with 20% of respondents voting for that option.

The appeal of Cornwall stems from its reputation for ruggedly picturesque landscapes, pretty period properties and proximity to its stunning coastline. second homes poll results:

Q: Where is your dream second home?

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A cottage in Cornwall by the sea (30%)

A loch-side Highland retreat (28%)

Somewhere abroad – a place in the sun (20%)

A thatched cottage in Devon (13%)

An old rectory in Wales (9%)

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