Being close to the border of several counties, we find ourselves doing a lot of removals in Devon and a fair few removals In Seaton – but what is it like to live in this traditional seaside town? As you might expect, it is a very different place in the winter to how it is in summer and if you are planning a move here it is important to understand the dynamics of living in a place that varies in popularity from season to season. This week we take a look at what it’s like to live in Seaton along with average house prices for buyers and renters in the area.

Things to do in Seaton

Seaton is a traditional Victorian seaside town with a calm and comfortable pace of life. Unlike some holiday destinations, Seaton has a thriving local population – rather than just holidaymakers and second-homers – so it isn’t a complete ghost town in the winter months. There are some good shops here – both local independents and larger chain stores including Tesco and The Original Factory Shop so you don’t have to travel too far to get what you need.

The beach at Seaton consists primarily of shingle, so you won’t be able to make many sandcastles but it is great for sunbathing and fishing – with boats for hire too. The town has many popular tourist attractions including the Seaton Tramway and nearby miniature railway park, Pecorama. The Beer Quarry Caves are also well worth a visit with interesting tours and events throughout the year.

Aside from the traditional charm of Seaton, there are lots of other beautiful and interesting places situated nearby. Including Lyme Regis, Branscombe and the picturesque coastal town of Beer. All nestled along the Jurassic Coast, a 96 mile long stretch of coastline which is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Travel links with Seaton

If you’re planning on commuting to and from Seaton, the nearest train station is located 7 miles away at Axminster where you can catch a train to the nearby city of Exeter every hour. The journey to London from Seaton takes around three and a half hours by train and roughly the same amount of time by car, via 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 travelling 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 £386,585. Semi-detached properties averaged around £254,405 and flats were around £164,125.

On average, properties in Seaton cost less than homes in nearby Beer, Colyton and Branscombe. In the past year house prices in Seaton have risen by 7% compared to the year before and are up by 11% compared to the average house prices in the area in 2017.

If you’re thinking of renting in Seaton, an average 3 bedroom property will set you back around £790 per month and 1 bedroom flats start at around £650.

(Prices shown as of March 2020).

Useful Links

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
Pecorama: www.pecorama.co.uk