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Reasons to move to Bodmin
Nov 2019
 

Many people drive straight past Bodmin on their way to the coast. But this historic Cornish town, situated on the outskirts of the wild and craggy moorland that’s immortalized in so much of the county’s literature, has plenty to recommend it. Here’s why you should include Bodmin on your Cornwall property search.

Location, location, location

Centrally located in mid-Cornwall, Bodmin is perfectly situated for easy access to the A30 and A38, making getting around the county a breeze. Weekend trips to the North Coast take less than 30 minutes, Truro is a 25-minute drive away, and you can get to Newquay Airport in 20 stress-free minutes. Avoiding the navigation of narrow Cornish roads is an advantage that should not be underestimated. Plus, there’s the added bonus of being on the central train line – you can commute to Plymouth in 25 minutes and travel to London in 4 hours.

Outdoor activities

Enjoy hiking, dog walking, or biking? Bodmin is in the heart of the Cornish countryside, with the beautiful Bodmin Moor offering a wealth of rocky crags and open heathland to explore. The Camel Trail begins in Bodmin, providing a traffic-free multi use trail that continues all the way to Padstow along a disused railway line. Nearby Cardinham Woods offers some of the best mountain biking trails in the county, and Bodmin Beacon nature reserve contains 87 acres of hiking and wildlife spotting opportunities.

Affordability

With an overall average price of £193,730 (£275,736 for detached properties), Bodmin is one of the cheaper places to live in Cornwall. If you are looking for property with more space or paddocks for horses or livestock, Bodmin and the surrounding area offers affordable opportunities to enjoy larger plots with beautiful country views. You can view some of the properties that Lillicrap Chilcott currently has in the area here.

Community spirit

Bodmin residents get together for several acclaimed annual events, including Bodmin Heritage Day in the summer; a three-day celebration of the town’s history that features the infamous Beast of Bodmin along with colourful street processions and live music. The Alstock music festival, held every year in memory of local musician Al Hodge, is frequently cited as Bodmin’s best day out, and the annual fireworks display in November attracts visitors from all over the county.

Local amenities

With a good selection of supermarkets, independent shops, pubs, and restaurants, Bodmin has everything residents need within the immediate vicinity, including its own hospital. Four local primary schools have ‘good’ Ofsted ratings, while Callywith College is ‘outstanding’.  The area’s pretty villages, attractive scenery, and busy social calendars recently earned Bodmin Moor a place on the Sunday Times’ list of best places to live in the UK, alongside Falmouth and Wadebridge.

If you are interested in seeing one of our Bodmin properties, contact Lillicrap Chilcott today to arrange a viewing. One of our friendly team members will be happy to answer any of your questions.