Your Move St Austell Local Area Guide

How is the St Austell property market performing?

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Average property price in St Austell

£286,872
+30.9%
Last 5 years
Based on the Land Registry data for properties sold within the postcodes that Your Move St Austell covers.
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Average rental price in St Austell

£830
pcm
+10.0%
Last 12 months
Based on the advertised rental prices for properties to rent by Your Move St Austell in the last 12 months from today's date.

Why move to St Austell?

St Austell is a lovely town close to the south coast of Cornwall. With a new and improved town centre, it is a great location for visitors as popular visitor attractions such as the Eden Project, Charlestown, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Mevagissey, Fowey as well as some wonderful beaches which are all close by.

The Eden Project is without a doubt, the West Country’s most popular visitor attraction. Just 2 miles north of St Austell, in a deep crater left behind by china clay extractors, its mission is to spread awareness of how important plant life is to each one of us. With grounds the size of 30 football pitches, it plays host to two seriously impressive biomes, emulating the climates in the tropics and the Mediterranean. The simulated environments are just two of many amazing attractions that showcase an array of plants, trees and flowers to enjoy. There are exhibition spaces and activity workshops run by the Eden Project’s wonderful staff. On-site facilities cater for everybody; young and old, with buggy and wheelchair access throughout the site. Even dogs are welcome in the outdoor areas of the park.

Above the quaint fishing village of Mevagissey are the Lost Gardens of Heligan. After falling into disuse when most of the gardeners fell in WWI, the gardens of Heligan House, which included a tropical arboretum known as ‘The Jungle’, became lost in time. Overgrown and impassable with brambles and thorns, the restoration project is almost like a real-life version of Sleeping Beauty. When the estate was rediscovered in the 1990s, the race was on to awake the slumbering giant and restore Heligan to its former grace. Nowadays, the park is open for everybody to delight in, with miles of trails to wander and gardens to explore. There’s so much to see in this grand Cornish escape.

St Austell is 2 short miles from the south coast of Cornwall. The best known of the local hot spots is Carlyon Bay. A popular, sheltered beach with a gorgeous strip of sand; this prospect gets very busy during the summer holidays. There are two small beaches at Charlestown as well as two other smaller beaches that offer quiet and natural stretches of sand to relax and play on. They are Porthpeanand Duporth Beach and both boast lush views across the bay further west to the Dodman and east to the Gribbin Daymark.