Why use Live Beside The Sea, to find your home in Cornwall?

We offer a totally bespoke service; listening to your desires and requirements is extremely important to us.

If you have been thinking of owning a home in Cornwall for a while and are ready to make it a reality, we have the ability to make this transition easier and faster. We know the areas in which to look for your ideal home, as well as the contacts to make this happen.

Should you wish to develop your new home, we have the ability to help create a home for your personal use, or fully equip it for the holiday market.  Our close collaboration with Cornish Gems, will provide any new holiday home owner with all the necessary support for letting and second home care.

Having decided to use Live Beside the Sea… What happens next?

The Three Step Process

Getting to know you

An initial consultation is so important, as we get to understand your needs and your lifestyle. The more we know about you, your interests and preferred locations, the better we will be at finding you your perfect home. We would ideally prefer to meet you in person, but if that is not realistic, conference calls and emails can also give us the information we need to proceed with our search on your behalf. We will send you a welcome pack, along with the terms and conditions. With all of this in place, our search begins.

With our unique connections within the county, we are able to review properties that have yet to come onto the market. This gives us and you the privilege of being the first to consider them. We work through the agents’ lists and property portals, selecting the properties that closely fit your specific brief. We take every viewing seriously and give you an in-depth viewing report per property for your perusal. The report covers the property, location, lifestyle and its suitability to your wishes and needs. Should you wish to redesign the property we have access to property professionals to help to make the property more closely fit your lifestyle and requirements.

On some client searches, we may need to visit as many as thirty properties before we ask you to come and see the golden short list of three or four. This saves you time, expense and wasted journeys, which can happen when trying to find your ideal home on your own.

We make sure that you will be viewing the best that Cornwall has to offer you, meeting your criteria and within your selected budget. Most of our clients buy on their first trip, but if your dream home proves to be elusive, we will continue to work with dedication until we find it.

Making an offer

Having researched the market thoroughly, Jayne will be able to advise you on the offer you should be making and will negotiate hard on your behalf. She can advise on solicitors and surveyors, all of which can be arranged for you.

If your chosen property requires work of any kind, we have access to a great team of property professionals to get anything from maintenance issues to full renovation and design projects completed for you. These will be totally project managed from start to finish if required.

Jayne will nurture the sale from instruction to completion, ironing out any problems that occur along the way. Buying a home, and in particular relocating from afar, can be a very emotive experience, and there are bound to be unexpected difficulties and turmoil. Jayne’s experience as a life coach is particularly useful in these situations, as she is able to allay any fears or trepidation during your transition to a new county.

We are able to arrange for your new house and garden to be ready for your arrival, arranging for cleaners who do a “deep clean” and for gardeners to cut the grass and tend to plants, so that all you have to do is move in and unpack the essentials to start your new life in Cornwall.


Having finally completed, we are more than happy to meet you with the keys to your new home, or arrange for you to collect them from somewhere convenient to you.

Should you wish to have provisions waiting for you after a long and tiring journey, we will gladly arrange to meet an online supermarket shopping delivery or perhaps you may wish to book a luxury hamper filled with locally sourced goodies to save you shopping on the way down.

We like to leave a bottle of Camel Valley “bubbly” chilling in your fridge to help you get through your first night. Even after moving in, we hope that you will consider Live Beside the Sea as a first point of contact for your settling in enquiries and any help you should need.

Our Fees

For our full service, we charge a retainer fee of £1,000 which secures our time and dedication to find your perfect home. Our finder’s fee of 1% becomes payable when you purchase your new home. There is a minimum finder’s fee of £5,000.

We also offer a ‘one off’ viewing service with a comprehensive viewing report if the full service is not required. For those wanting to move down who don’t know the county at all, we can offer you a bespoke orientation tour of the county.

Please get in touch to discuss the charges for these services.

Property development & design

We can help turn your house into the ideal home for you.

We are able to do put together a team of professionals that will be able to carry out the project management, construction, and interior decoration of your property if requested. We will listen to you, share ideas and advise you on the functionality, layout, finishing and style, to make your house into your ideal home.

Every project regardless of its size will be considered. Simply contact us to discuss.