A little farther along the coast, less than 20 miles from out HQ here in Bridport, is the charming seaside town of Seaton. A popular place to retire, we often help people who are downsizing (or’rightsizing’ as we prefer to call it) with removals in Seaton and the nearby village of Beer.

Are you thinking of moving to Seaton yourself? There are quite a few things to consider when moving to a picturesque and peaceful area like this – particularly one which has a seasonal population and can be extremely quiet during the winter months, If you’re used to the hustle and bustle of a city, it might not be right for you and it is important to find out what it is like all year round before you make a move.

If you’re still at the planning stage for your removals in Seaton, then this article has a few pointers on things to see and do in the local area, along with the average house prices for buyers and renters in Seaton this year.

Things to do in Seaton

Seaton seafront is set in the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site. Named for it’s rich geological heritage and home to a wealth of globally-important fossils, this stretch of coastline also includes the scenic seaside towns of Lyme Regis, Branscombe and Beer. The beach at Seaton is mostly pebbly and there are lots of interesting things to see and do here such as riding the Seaton Tramway or visiting the popular railway-themed attraction, Pecorama.

Further inland is the Seaton Wetlands nature reserve. Featuring several miles of level trails through marshland and reed beds which flank the river Axe as it winds down towards the sea. The wetlands are comprised of 3 local nature reserves: Black Hole Marsh, Seaton Marshes and Colyford Common. and there is a ‘Discovery Hut’ manned by volunteer wardens for most of the year, where you can find out more about the local wildlife, hire pond-dipping equipment and have a cup of tea or coffee.

Getting to and from Seaton

If you’re thinking of commuting to work from Seaton the nearest train station is located in Axminster, which is around 7 miles away and has regular trains running to Exeter every hour. If you’re travelling to London this takes around 3 and a half hours by train and roughly the same by car, travelling down the A303. It takes about 45 minutes to get to Exeter by train or car and 40 minutes to drive to the M5 at Taunton if you’re planning on heading to Bristol – or further North.

House prices in Seaton

The majority of houses sold in Seaton over the last year were detached properties, which sold for an average price of £350,700. Semi-detached properties averaged around £250,525 and flats were around £147,900.

On average, properties in Seaton cost less than those in nearby Beer, Colyton and Branscombe. In the past year house prices in Seaton fell by 3% compared to the year before but were up by 8% compared to the average house prices in that area in 2016.

If you’re thinking of renting in Seaton, an average 3 bedroom property will set you back around 800 per month and 1 bedroom flats start at around £500.

(Prices shown as of September 2019).

Removals in Seaton

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