Are you thinking of moving to Seaton in Devon? A traditional seaside town, Seaton in winter is very different to the vibrant coastal community that many people like to visit in the summer and it is important to understand the contrasting seasons of a place like this if you’re thinking of making a move. Here’s a bit of local info to help you plan your move including average house prices for buyers and renters in Seaton this year.
Things to do
Seaton is situated close to Lyme Regis, Branscombe and the quaint coastal town of Beer on the famous 96 mile long Jurassic Coast UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beach here is mostly shingle and the town is served by several popular tourist attractions including the Seaton Tramway and nearby railway attraction, Pecorama. The Beer Quarry Caves are also worth a look with lots of interesting tours and events throughout the year.
If you’re thinking of raising a family in Seaton, then the local schools are all very good. There are two primary schools in the area which both have outstanding Ofsted ratings and the Secondary school at Colyton is also graded as outstanding.
If you’re looking into commuting, the nearest train station is located 7 miles away at Axminster, which has trains to the nearby city of Exeter every hour. The journey to London from here takes around three and a half hours by train and about the same by car, down the A303. Likewise 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 going up country.
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 £331,100. Semi-detached properties averaged around £238,250 and flats were around £136,950.
On average, properties in Seaton cost less than those in nearby Beer, Colyton and Branscombe. In the past year house prices in Seaton have risen by 6% compared to the year before and are up by 10% compared to the average house prices in that area in 2014.
If you’re thinking of renting in Seaton, an average 3 bedroom property will set you back around £750 per month and 1 bedroom flats start at around £600.
(Prices shown as of November 2017).
Things to do in Seaton: www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk/things-to-do/seaton
Seaton tram way: www.tram.co.uk
Top ten things to do in Seaton: www.tripadvisor.co.uk
Beer Quarry Caves: www.beerquarrycaves.co.uk