Why move to St Austell?

St Austell, Cornwall’s largest town, sits mid-county on the south coast. The area is home to some of Cornwall’s most recognised landmarks, including Charlestown – about a mile outside St Austell – a gem-like Georgian harbour where such delights as Poldark, Alice in Wonderland and Pirates of the Caribbean were filmed. The town’s ripe history dates back beyond times of William Cookworthy, who can be credited with Cornwall’s thriving clay industry.

The town has a good mix of independent and high street shops, offering everything from fashion to pet supplies, shoes to fancy dress. Out of town there are an Asda and a Tesco. There is more shopping at Truro, less than half an hour away.

For those who love to eat out, there are Indian, Italian and traditional British restaurants alongside plenty of great pubs and coffee shops. Nearby Fowey is home to the much-loved Sam’s – a beach restaurant offering fish, cocktails and live music.

Gardeners’ world

St Austell and the surrounding area is a paradise for plant lovers and gardeners; from the tropical plants nurtured for the Eden Project, the mysteries and surprises to be uncovered in the Lost Gardens of Heligan to the 600-plus specimens in the National Collection of Magnolias, kept in the stunning surroundings of Caerhays Castle –enough inspiration to get your green fingers tingling!

Great local schools

The St Austell area has some ‘good’ Ofsted-rated schools; Fowey Primary, St Mewan Community Primary, Whitemoor Academy and Nanpean, while Bishops Branscombe C of E School has been rated ‘outstanding’. Penrice Academy is the local secondary school and this is also ‘outstanding’. St Austell is home to the main Cornwall College campus, a Further Education college with an array of courses for those aged 16 and over.

Good transport links

Being in the middle of Cornwall means St Austell is convenient for the rest of the county. Truro is less than half an hour away and Plymouth, just over an hour.

The railway station runs regular services further in to Cornwall and to Plymouth, Reading and London Paddington and cross-country services to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

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

Get your property valued

The Millerson St Austell team can help you 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. We have extensive local knowledge and expertise, and are ready to help.

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

Millerson St Austell covers the town and the surrounding areas, including the villages of Charlestown, Fowey, Grampound Road, Mevagissey, Polkerris, Par and Goran Haven, all of which have road and bus links into St Austell.

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