Why move to Falmouth?

Falmouth is a gem of the south coast; blessed with golden beaches, azure seas, quaint streets, and surrounded by glorious countryside – it is an idyllic place in which to live. Then there is the Cornish, slower-paced lifestyle that knows very little of traffic jams and rush. But Falmouth is no sleepy seaside town; the university lends vibrancy, colour and diversity all year round.

Falmouth is bustling with mainly independent shops that provide everything you need without having to leave the town, from hairdressers to fashion and shoe shops as well as the art and craft and surf shops come with the Falmouth lifestyle. The town also boasts a Marks and Spencer, New Look, SpecSavers and other staple high street stores.

There are plenty of places to eat and drink in Falmouth, notably Rick Stein’s fish and chip restaurant, The Cove at Maenporth beach, Italian, Indian, Chinese and Thai places as well as independent and chain coffee shops. Breakfast at the family-run, award-winning Gylly beach café is a special way to start the day.

Falmouth is a big sailing town and many of the town’s businesses are focused around this; there is the National Maritime Museum, Falmouth Marine School, and yacht and boat building and repair businesses. Falmouth Week, held in August, is the biggest sailing regatta in the south west with a lively programme of shore-side events and regular visits from the Red Arrows.

A rich, welcoming history

Falmouth has a glorious history of welcoming traders and visitors from around the globe. The town has held a strategic place in the country’s wartime defences with two magnificent castles built by Henry VIII to watch over the sea and Carrick Roads Fal estuary.

Good local schools

Falmouth School is a good secondary school with a sixth form; Penryn and Truro also have good schools with sixth forms and are easily accessible by train, car and bus. Marlborough Primary School, in the town, has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, other local primary schools are good in the town and in the surrounding villages. There are good independent schools in nearby Truro.

Great transport links

There are three railway stations serving Falmouth; Penmere, Falmouth Town and Falmouth Docks, all of which run services to Truro for connections to Reading, London Paddington and cross-country services to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

The city of Truro is only 15 minutes away by car.

Newquay Airport is less than an hour away with routes to UK and Irish airports as well as European destinations.

Get your property valued

Here at Millerson we offer a full estate agent service and staff at the Falmouth office are infectiously passionate about where they live. Do come and see us; whether you would like to get your property valued, find out the rental value of your home or are interested in moving to the area, our local team is knowledgeable, experienced and ready to help make your move as stress-free as possible.

A range of types of property on offer

Millerson Sales and Letting Agent is pleased to offer a range of period and contemporary homes in and around Falmouth, including houses, bungalows and apartments in waterfront, town, village and rural locations to suit most budgets.

Millerson is the leading estate agent in Falmouth and the surrounding areas, including the villages of Mylor Bridge, Mylor Creek, Mylor Harbour, Mawman Smith, Stithians, Constantine, Ponsanooth and Flushing, all of which have road and bus links into Falmouth.

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