LOCKDOWN IN CORNWALL - a chance to have a change of 'Lifestyle'

Since Equus expanded our areas of coverage in 2019 to take on properties in Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, we have had no shortage of interest from buyers keen to relocate from the South East commuter belt to pursue a slower pace of life – with, of course, the big benefit is that you can get more property for your money in these areas.

Cornwall, in particular, is a popular destination for those wanting to get away from it all offering fantastic riding out and country walks as well as easy access to two coastlines. Newquay the well-known surfing capital with its golden sands to the north and the picturesque harbour side villages of Fowey, Charlestown and Mevagissey to the south. 

The benefits of living in your own rural enclave have never been more apparent in recent weeks with all of us being in lockdown. So, prepare to be envious of Equus vendors John and Caroline Robinson who live at Ballyack Cottage nr St Austell, Cornwall.  ‘Splendid in isolation’ is a good description of their detached 7 acre equestrian property, and in their words, although they have practiced the required ‘social distancing’- it really hasn’t felt that they have been in lockdown at all – Says John: ‘Thanks to the rural bolt hole in which we live we have still been able to go for miles of hacking on the Goss Moor Trail and use our arena do a lot of flat work and grid work – So now we are looking forward to getting to some competitions to test the results of our efforts. Our dogs have also thoroughly enjoyed our company during lockdown as we have been on regular 6 mile walks off the lead without meeting a single person’.


If you yearn for a country and equestrian lifestyle like John and Caroline enjoy – Ballyack Cottage is on the market with Equus for a guide price of £ 694,500.  The property occupies a private rural position situated at the end of a 250m long gated post & railed private drive with spacious parking for several cars & horsebox. Attractive gardens surround the house with a large sun terrace making the most of elevated views. Equestrian facilities/Outbuildings include large American barn (48ft x 36ft) inc: 4 stables, tack room, rug room, wash bay & hay store.  Further large purpose-built barn/workshop (40ft x 20ft) currently used for horse box storage (potential for a variety of uses), Brick former stables/store building (scope adapt to ancillary accommodation (Subject to planning permission), 40m x 20m riding arena plus 6 paddocks.