Judging by the continued success of property programmes such as Escape to the Country and Robson Greens’s Coastal Lives, home movers are increasingly seeking the benefits of rural and coastal living to fulfil their important lifestyle ambitions, despite the convenience of City living.
For many of us, accessibility to the city and its main road and rail links remains a priority in the home buying decision, particularly in terms of commuting and schooling.
Is it possible to achieve the best of both worlds?
Fortunately the Plymouth travel-to-work area contains an abundance of locations providing just that – peaceful living in countryside or coastal towns and villages as well as excellent connections to the city of Plymouth and beyond.
Proximity to the A38 and main line railway stations is an important factor in purchasers’ decision-making, with Plymouth to London Paddington achievable in three hours by rail and international flights available from both Newquay and Exeter Airports.
Those moving to the Westcountry will often use Plymouth as a focal point and are often indifferent to which side of the River Tamar they end up buying in!
Tavistock, Yealmpton, Newton Ferrers, Noss Mayo, the Rame Peninsula and the Tamar Valley are all popular choices for Plymouth commuters and provide the benefits of living in close-knit communities with a major city on the doorstep.
These locations gives homeowners excellent lifestyle opportunities such as walking or cycling on the moor, sailing, swimming or surfing on the coast and an underlying health and fitness subculture within beautifully unspoilt surroundings.
Village community life brings added benefits of vibrant clubs and groups.
Being close to Britain’s Ocean City opens up a wide range of attractions centred around its historic and fascinating waterfront as well as major urban facilities in health, education, shopping and entertainment.
In terms of commuter belt properties there’s something for everyone, from fishermen’s characterful cottages to seaside apartments, cliff-hugging show-stoppers, chic townhouses and even country mansions.
Four of many such homes being marketed by Atwell Martin are at Landrake, Downderry, Ermington and Weir Quay.
Higher Penquite at Landrake comprises a classic Cornish farmhouse set in beautiful gardens and privately positioned in an idyllic, sought after hamlet within the Lynher Valley Area of Great Landscape Value, only 9 miles from the beaches of Whitsand Bay and 10 miles from Plymouth City Centre. Guide Price £650,000
Miramar at Downderry comprises a substantial contemporary house, close to the beach and commanding extraordinary views over the coastline of Cornwall as far as The Lizard. With the beach only 300 metres away and Plymouth City Centre 12 miles, this property is ideal for the commuter who likes to get a surf in before or after work (or both!!). Offers in excess of £700,000
Goutsford Cottage at Ermington comprises a charming 4 bedroom character cottage with delightful south facing gardens, in a picturesque rural setting adjoining the Flete Estate, it is a 5 minute drive to the quintessential South Hams town of Modbury and Plymouth is only 11 miles away. Guide Price £475,000
Weir Quay Cottage on the Bere Peninsula comprises a delightful detached bungalow for improvement, standing right on the banks of the tidal River Tamar, with its own private quay and three deep water moorings available this property will suit those who love “messing about in boats”, the historic market town of Tavistock and the foothills of the Dartmoor National Park lie 8 miles to the north, Plymouth is a commutable 15 miles via the enchanting Denham Bridge. Offers in excess of £450,000