Why move to Helston?

Helston is an ancient and vibrant market town with cobbled streets, cafés, pubs and weekly markets, and an interesting history. There is a traditional Cornish feel to this south coast town that stands at the gateway to the Lizard peninsula with its beautiful beaches, villages and coastal paths.

The town has a good mix of independent and high street shops to suit every need, including lovely clothing and gift shops (and, of course, ice cream and pasty shops) and nearby supermarkets.

There are plenty of great places to eat and drink in and around Helston; the town is home to the Blue Anchor, one of the oldest original inns in the country, where they still brew their own ale. In Helston itself there is Henly’s – a popular bar and restaurant and Boo Koos does great burgers, and in Porthleven you can visit Rick Stein’s seafood restaurant.

The town boasts a heritage railway, cinema, leisure centre, theatre group and lots of community activity as well as the nearby National Trust Penrose estate, home to Loe – the largest natural lake in Cornwall.

Join us to celebrate the arrival of spring!

Helston is a lively, friendly place with plenty going on; in May, residents celebrate the end of the winter with their traditional Flora Day. From morning til night, we dance in the streets to banish winter and welcome the new season.

Great local schools

Without exception, Helston and its surrounding area has good primary schools. These include the Ofsted-rated ‘outstanding’ Parc Eglos, Nansloe Community Primary, St Michael’s C of E Primary, Trannach Community Primary, Porthleven Primary and Garras Community Primary. The town’s secondary school, Helston Community College, is also a good school and has a thriving sixth form.

Good transport links

Helston covers the most southerly tip of mainland Britain but is on the main road to Falmouth and Penzance, and the city of Truro is just half an hour away.

The nearest mainline railway station is at Perranwell, around 25 minutes away; this line goes through Cornwall and on to Plymouth, Reading and London Paddington and connects to cross-country services to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

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

Get your property valued

Millerson is the leading estate agent in Cornwall and our well-trained Helston staff are warmly enthusiastic about where they live. 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, call our experienced and knowledgeable team for a no-obligation chat.

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 Helston, including small holdings, houses, bungalows and apartments in waterfront, town, village and rural locations to suit most budgets.

You will find our Helston staff have extensive local knowledge; the branch also covers the area surrounding the town, including the villages of Porthleven, Gweek, Mullion, Constantine, Godolphin Cross, St Keverne and Helford village, Lizard and villages on the Lizard Peninsula, all of which have road and bus links into Helston.

If you’d like to know the value of your home, or if you would like to let your property, please use the form below to get in touch with Millerson Estate Agents.

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