Why move to Launceston? Set amidst the rolling green Cornish countryside, Launceston is known as the gateway to the county and sits on the Devon border. The town’s skyline is dominated by the ruins of a Norman castle that stands high on a hillside with dramatic views over Bodmin moor and Dartmoor. The castle was a strategically important building after the Norman Conquest and its green was used for executions until the 19th century. Launceston is situated between the north and south coasts, so is convenient for beaches and the Cornish countryside. The surrounding area offers leisure for all types; facilities include two golf courses – Trethorne and Launceston – and Roadford Lake Country Park where visitors can fish for trout, sail, windsurf, cycle, row, kayak and camp. Launceston has a busy pedestrianised shopping centre with plenty of big names alongside quirky independent shops. Out of town there is a big Tesco, Marks & Spencer Food Hall, Argos and Pets at Home. There are plenty of places to eat out in Launceston, including the award-wining Launceston Fryer, the Countryman Inn at Langdon Cross, the Eliot Arms at Tredadillett and the Arundell Arms Hotel at Lifton, where there are also shooting and fishing rights. A town with literary connections… Once the ancient capital of Cornwall, Launceston is steeped in history and featured prominently in Daphne du Maurier’s smuggling classic, Jamaica Inn. The inn itself sits between Launceston and Bodmin and visitors can travel back 300 years to experience something of the romance, folklore and villainy associated with this historic coaching inn and the area. Great local schools Launceston has some great schools including the ‘good’ Ofsted-rated Launceston College for children aged 11 to 18. Windmill Hill Academy is a ‘good’ primary school and the ‘outstanding’ St Stephen’s Academy is a primary school with an excellent special needs centre.
Letting agents in Launceston
Featured Agent 6a High Street, Launceston, PL15 8ER14 For rent£706 pcm Avg. asking price7 weeks Avg. listing time58 For sale£256,775 Avg. asking price21 weeks Avg. listing time
Covering Launceston, the ancient capital of Cornwall, and the beautiful surrounding Tamar Valley; Athelstans is an award winning, independently owned and operated letting agency specialising only in residential lettings and property management.
Homes on Zoopla32 For rent£754 pcm Avg. asking price9 weeks Avg. listing time
View are a fresh, exciting and pro-active estate agency opening from a Launceston base in May 2016 covering much of North and East Cornwall with a hybrid approach offering extensive marketing at a great price. This exciting independent business was conceived by local agents and business partners Martin Deacon and Will Inman who come with a combined 25 years experience successfully selling houses in the area. Our company ethos will be to provide high quality marketing with comprehensive local, regional and national coverage alongside a highly personal service honed by extensive experience managing corporate and independent businesses over many years. We know moving house can be a stressful time but we will keep you in full contact right through the process with weekly contact and updates.
Homes on Zoopla107 For sale£236,748 Avg. asking price33 weeks Avg. listing time