GREAT REASONS TO LIVE IN SALTASH & South East cornwall
VOTED Number 1 place to downsize to in May 2017 by The Times
The towns of Saltash, and the village communities dotted around, offer a unique environment in which to live. Given their proximity to Plymouth, Saltash have their fair share of commuters, who travel each day via bridge work over the border in Plymouth & Devon, but they remain vibrant communities in their own right, with a distinctive Cornish feel.
Desirable place to live
A Sunday Times survey (2009) named Saltash as one of the most desirable places to live in England. Stable house prices, good schools, and the fostering of community spirit through locally organised events, as well as maintaining ancient traditions, all helped to put the town at the top of the list..
A wonderful heritage
Saltash is steeped in history. Isambard Kingdom Brunels iconic Royal Albert Bridge, which connects Saltash to Plymouth, spans the River Tamar with just one central pier and clears the river at a height of 100 feet. Sir Francis dares wife mary newman lived here and her house is now a museum. Nearby historic houses include Cotehele (national trust ) & Mount Edgcumbe & Antony House near torpoint.
There is a very diverse housing market here, ranging from older terraced properties to modern semi-detached estates on the outskirts of both towns, and from period houses set in beautiful countryside to traditional town houses
Many thriving communities in Cornwall are idyllically located, at the expense of being somewhat isolated. But this area manages to combine its gorgeous location with some excellent transport links. There is also an excellent train service connecting Saltash and St Germans with Liskeard, Plymouth and beyond. If you are destined even further afield there is the continental ferry port at Plymouth and the airport is a 20-minute drive away.
Boats and birds
There is wealth of marine activities as you would expect, including sailing, gig racing, wreck diving in Whitsand Bay, sea angling, water skiing and, close to Rame Head, some fine surfing. There is wonderful birdwatching all along the River Tamar..
Lovers of golf are well catered for. The Whitsand Bay Hotel has a fine 18-hole course and a leisure club, while the international course at St Mellion is just 15 minutes drive from the Tamar Bridge. Saltash is situated right on the river tamar with a thriving Sailing and Gig Club and deepwater moorings There is a great leisure centre with a well-equipped gym and swimming pool, St Mellion International and the china fleet club offer Golf, gym swimming and much more..