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housing to commute to hayle

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 1:46 pm
by arrodbo
We live in Lancashire and will be moving to Cornwall where my son in law will be working in Hayle.
They wish to live away from Hayle but still be close enough to commute, they also have a young family. We (parents) wish to move near them if possible. None of us know Cornwall apart from great holidays so my request for help is where would you suggest we move to and still be close ish to Hayle. They will be looking for a 3 or 4 bedroom house and we will look for a bungalow or apartment ideally within a mile or 2 of them.
Both families live in a nice small town with access to large towns and also short drives to the coast and into the countryside. Any advice of areas to live and areas to avoid will be greatly appreciated.

Re: housing to commute to hayle

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 3:25 pm
by CJenkin
It depends how far you are willing to commute (40mins would cover most of west Cornwall with lots of other towns included). Cornish towns tend to be small 10-25000 population so will have some facilities but not everything for example there is no cinema in Hayle. If you want to be close to Hayle but outside the town there are lots of villages that might suit. Angarrack, Connor downs, Leedstown, Gwinear/reawla, St. Erth, Lelant. Anywhere near to the coast or with sea views will be expensive. 3 or 4 bedroom houses will range from 200,000 -400,000 depending on size and location, cheaper than that then they will be cramped or have other downsides.

Hayle itself has a few nice parts and is supposed to be up and coming much cheaper than lelant, carbis bay, st. ives etc. otherwise you're probably looking at the industrial towns of Camborne and Redruth where you can get more for your money. Further to the west is Penzance which has a lot going for it but also a few issues further to the East is Truro which is Cornwall's capital but still only 23,000. It has the advantage of lots of facilities. However the commute will be quite long. I live and work in Truro and where I work we have lots of people commuting in the other direction from Hayle.

Re: housing to commute to hayle

Posted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:55 pm
by arrodbo
Many thanks for your reply which is very informative, You are the only person to respond out of 90+ viewings and I really appreciate your comments, Thankyou!!

Re: housing to commute to hayle

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:56 pm
by arrodbo
CJenkin wrote:It depends how far you are willing to commute (40mins would cover most of west Cornwall with lots of other towns included). Cornish towns tend to be small 10-25000 population so will have some facilities but not everything for example there is no cinema in Hayle. If you want to be close to Hayle but outside the town there are lots of villages that might suit. Angarrack, Connor downs, Leedstown, Gwinear/reawla, St. Erth, Lelant. Anywhere near to the coast or with sea views will be expensive. 3 or 4 bedroom houses will range from 200,000 -400,000 depending on size and location, cheaper than that then they will be cramped or have other downsides.

Hayle itself has a few nice parts and is supposed to be up and coming much cheaper than lelant, carbis bay, st. ives etc. otherwise you're probably looking at the industrial towns of Camborne and Redruth where you can get more for your money. Further to the west is Penzance which has a lot going for it but also a few issues further to the East is Truro which is Cornwall's capital but still only 23,000. It has the advantage of lots of facilities. However the commute will be quite long. I live and work in Truro and where I work we have lots of people commuting in the other direction from Hayle.
Thanks again, My daughter asked if you might know of decent primary schools, she has a 9 year old and and a 2 year old so looking at primary plus secondary options. Do you have children at school?
They are currently plotting catchment areas for housing linked to potential schools,however word of mouth re schools can be a more realistic view.Any info please?

Re: housing to commute to hayle

Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:11 pm
by CJenkin
I hear St. Hilary is considered to be excellent ... but my feeling is they will get a good education wherever they go

Re: housing to commute to hayle

Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:31 am
by Coady
The Hayle Schools are very good. I have a son in the Hayle Community School and a daughter in one of the primary schools, and their education to date has been excellent, and the atmosphere in the schools is pleasant and positive.

(By the way, a cinema for Hayle is proposed as part of one of the four Supermarket Planning Applications coming up for consideration in the New Year.)

Graham.