Falmouth had the fourth highest increase in the number of properties for sale compared with the rest of the country in February.

New property listing across the country were up 11 per cent on January, but in Falmouth this figure rose to 48 per cent, according to data from estate agents Housesimple.

Apparently undeterred by uncertainty around the UK's exit from the EU, the number of new properties on the market rose from 52,207 to 57,992 in one month.

Three towns saw new stock levels rise by more than 50 per cent in February. Huddersfield (56.8 per cent) and York (50.6 per cent), both in Yorkshire, saw some of the biggest increases, a reflection of the strong regional property markets in this area of the country.

The Property Supply Index analyses the number of new properties listed each month by estate agents across more than 100 major UK towns and cities.

Sam Mitchell, CEO of Housesimple, said: “Seller activity picked up in February as we head towards the traditionally busy spring period. Brexit uncertainty is feeding through to some areas of the country, particularly in and around London, where transaction levels have dropped off compared to the same time last year, but that’s not the picture everywhere.

“We are seeing a great deal of defiance from sellers, most noticeably in areas where regional economies are strong and affordability is not such an issue, such as Yorkshire and the North West. The impact on future market sentiment and outlook will vary depending on whether we get a deal or a no-deal Brexit, so it’s no surprise that savvy buyers are also looking to get deals done and lock in the best rates before the banks reconsider their mortgage offers. All eyes remain on the meaningful vote, the Spring Statement and of course March 29."