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Relocating to Cornwall

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rotters, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. moon man

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 17, 2003

    Posts: 2,717

    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    My post was a reaction to the guy who said you can only find affordabiliry in rough areas,yeh bought years after this thread started, I was a little above minimum wage agency worker at the time, I'm back to that now after been made redundant
    (after 6 wks in Spain)
    What I found was people were fighting over holes in Camborne that had been given a nice coat of am paint, ours just needed garden sorting and outbuilding doors were jammed
    But the main reason I'm here is buying a 44k semi in Yorkshire not that long ago, refreshing a little and paying off mortgage in 9 years, boom 100k cash bye bye West Yorkshire
     
  2. Pawnless Endgame

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 10,719

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    Posting in here as someone (with 1 post) has necro'd this thread, but still relevant:

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  3. Yaayuh!

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,654

    @Pawnless Endgame

    I don't get it? Are you suggesting that the Cornish are Nazis?
     
  4. Pawnless Endgame

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 10, 2004

    Posts: 10,719

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    It was posted on B3ta on the day after the 2016 EU referendum.
     
  5. 413x

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2010

    Posts: 17,163

    Location: Cardiff

    Wish I had done it sooner too.
     
  6. MadMossy

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 25, 2004

    Posts: 6,368

    Location: Sunny Torbaydos

    How times change, he's now divorced and the ex wife got the house.
     
  7. Kelt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 14, 2007

    Posts: 10,434

    Location: With the færies

    You should post this in the Divorce thread. :p
     
  8. [FnG]magnolia

    Pancake

    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 26,282

    Location: Bees.

    This guy is rad, that last sentence is utterly crushing :D
     
  9. The_Abyss

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 15, 2007

    Posts: 12,235

    Location: Ipswich / Bodham

    Despite the financial hardship, at least he can still afford to travel abroad to experience better places :)
     
  10. Will Gill

    Fruit Machine Extraordinaire

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 54,903

    Location: Cornwall

    thx, it's my alt account

    basically cornwall is so epic we lie and tell everyone inc & past devon that it's dire

    so just to confirm, no-one ever come here, ever.

    thanks :)
     
  11. tres

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 16, 2007

    Posts: 6,829

    Location: UK

    As much as I love Cornwall, lots of truth in this thread. Lots of lower socioeconomic types ruining many areas of many towns. A hilariously ironic hatred of emmets (holidaymakers) despite how crucial they are to the local economy. I mean, Cornwall voted to leave the EU despite gaining a HUGE amount from EU grants. Like crazy amounts!

    Bleddy beauty of a place but I'm glad I moved away.
     
  12. el_dazza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 20, 2005

    Posts: 15,496

    Location: West End, Southampton

    I lived in North Devon for 20 years and wouldn't move back until it's time to stop working. There's just so little there. People always bang on about 'how beautiful' it is and while it is lovely to visit, try living there. It's soul destroying. The town centre is charity shops, bookmakers and the odd bank (although these are moving out now - one suddenly became a Costa, shocker).

    As you rightly said, that part of the world detests the tourists/emmets/grockles but they're vital. Without them, what does the south west have?
     
  13. Sutters

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 13, 2005

    Posts: 1,301

    One thing is in Cornwall we don't have the infrastructure to handle all the people that come here, the roads are bad enough normally, but in the summer its unbearable. Doctors and schools are rammed to death and more houses are being built all the time.
     
  14. suenstar

    Hitman

    Joined: May 14, 2011

    Posts: 840

    Location: Cornwall, England

    I think Cornwall is a decent place to live if you want a quieter life and don't mind things taking a bit longer, I've been here (in a village near Truro) for about 15-16 years now and am pretty happy being here.

    Pay is okay for what you need when you live in Cornwall, even working in the charity sector I'm happy enough with what I get paid as it's enough to fund two decent holidays a year and random spends on nice luxuries when I want.
    Got everything I need in my village; decent internet, butcher, pub, indian & chinese takeaways, chip shop, barber and a post office inside a shop.

    The roads is definitely something we need to improve, but that'll never happen with our current council. Though there are worse roads in the country... and much, much worse ones in places abroad like Rome/Naples as I discovered in September.
    Can't say I've ever met a single person in Cornwall who openly hates emmets, a lot joke about it but none that I know of actually do hate them.

    I'll never wrap my head around how many of the locals thought voting leave was a good idea with how much funding we get down here... especially with how bad the council treats people & services.
    I reckon it's the same with a lot of other places, people don't seem to realise how many projects and charities only function as well as they do thanks to EU funds.
     
  15. [FnG]magnolia

    Pancake

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    Location: Bees.

    I would watch the film.
     
  16. moon man

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 17, 2003

    Posts: 2,717

    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    as regards emmets im from yorkshire and was one myself for many years ,dont meet that many Cornish daft as it sounds ,on my street well hill , theres only one ,rest are yokshire,london ,kent folk,
    I really enjoy the tourists been here i can have a day bodyboarding in polzeath and just really appreciate that i live here and they are on their holls ,that being on koliday feeling never goes ,its an awesome way to live.
    my grown up daughters wouldnt move here though ,they are too much into the london ,oxford lifestyle where they live
     
  17. neckbeardthethird

    Wise Guy

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    where old people go to die
     
  18. moon man

    Mobster

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    Posts: 2,717

    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    rather die here surfing than up country walking around b&q in my spare time
     
  19. Sheff

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 16, 2008

    Posts: 1,001

    Location: Newton Abbot

    It depends on what you class as the south west, as Bristol does quite well economically!

    The south west peninsula is going places, Exeter has an IKEA now, and one day there will be a Trago Mills in every large town. :D
     
  20. moon man

    Mobster

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    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    dont forget newquay spaceport coming dreckly also