Why move to Penzance?

Penzance is a special place; as you catch your first glimpse of St Michael’s Mount on the approach to the town, you can’t help but grin. Penzance is a picturesque historic port where the climate is mild and so is the way of life. There are lots of sandy beaches, great coastal walks and evocative evidence of the county’s mining heritage. The local villages of St Just and Pendeen are great for twitchers and, of course, this stretch of coast is where the TV series Poldark was filmed.

The town likes a celebration; there is a pagan winter solstice celebration in December, the Mazeyday summer procession and the September Tin Man trail, so there is always something going on. Tropical gardens, festivals and culture abound, ensuring something for everyone.

The town has a good mix of bespoke family-run and high street stores and has a quirky feel. There are booksellers, galleries and newsagents alongside practical stores like supermarkets and mobile phone shops. Out of town there is a B&M, Halfords, Tesco, Lidl, Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s.

There are plenty of eateries in the town; Lavenders is a great deli/café and The Shore is an excellent small, seafood restaurant. There are also lots of pubs, cafés and coffee shops.

A town steeped in nautical history

The most famous pub in Penzance, the Admiral Benbow, was the inspiration for the inn of the same name in Stevenson’s Treasure Island, and the first announcement of Nelson’s death was reputed to have taken place at the Union Hotel. A short, low-tide walk out to sea from nearby Marazion, lies St Michael’s Mount; a tiny island that has been inhabited for thousands of years. In the 12th century the monastic castle was built and, while the island is still occupied, it is now open to visitors and makes a fascinating day out.

Good schools

Penzance and the surrounding area has some great schools; the Ofsted-rated ‘good’ Humphry Davy and the ‘outstanding’ Mounts Bay Academy are the local secondary schools for children aged up to 16. The ‘outstanding’ Truro and Penwith College offers courses to those over 16, including apprenticeships and post-graduate courses; it is widely respected as one of the best colleges in the country. There are local primary schools including Newlyn Primary and St Hilary School, both of which are Ofsted rated ‘good’, and Ludgvan School which is ‘outstanding’.

Great transport links

Penzance is near the very tip of the county but benefits from being on the A30 which travels the length Cornwall, and the A394 which goes along the south coast to Helston and Falmouth.

The station at Penzance runs regular railway services to Plymouth, Reading and London Paddington via towns in Cornwall and Devon, and cross-country services to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.

Newquay Airport is less than 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, the staff at the Penzance office are passionate about where they live. Please give us a call if 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 experienced, knowledgeable and ready to help.

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 Penzance, including houses, bungalows and flats in town, waterfront, village and rural locations to suit most budgets.

Millerson is the go-to estate agent in Penzance and the surrounding areas, including the villages of Crowlas, Goldsithney, Gulval, Heamoor, Madron, Marazion, Mousehole, Newlyn, New Mill, Paul, Perranuthnoe, Praa Sands, Rosudgeon, Perran Downs, Sennen, Land’s End, St Buryan, Lamorna, St Just, Pendeen, St Levan, Porthcurno and St Hilary, all of which have road and bus links into Penzance.

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