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pinkmamma Sun 31-Jul-05 09:00:37

Thinking of moving down that way with DS and just trying to get some info on different areas...

notsosure Fri 05-Aug-05 18:07:32

Hello

I am from Cornwall - West Penwith. Near Penzance. Sure Start is brilliant down here.
Their number is 01736 350100. Loads to do for children. I am sure they woud send you a current monthly magazine if you asked them.

It is great down here for beaches, laid-back life etc.

Please ask any questions nd I'll do my best to help

Louise -

PS By the way I'm still married but thinking being single would be less stressful than living in a non-loving relationship. I realise that's the reality of my situation and I don't want to cause stress to my DD by living in this horrid environment.

mandymoo Sat 06-Aug-05 16:07:39

notsosure
Hi i live in Penwith area too (hayle) - sorry to hijack this thread but if you ever want to meet me then let me know. I have 1 DD who is 2.8, work part time. Let me know

Cheers
Mandy

Pink

West Cornwall is so beautiful and a lovely place to bring up children BUT it can be isolated and lonely. I am married but due to DHs job i feel like a single mum 90% of the time. I dont mean to make light of it as i can only imagine how difficult being a single mum is. When are you thinking of moving down?

oooggs Sat 06-Aug-05 17:16:30

Hi I am 'just' in Cornwall am can't imagine living anywhere else. I love Cornwall to bits but wouldn't consider moving too far down as would feel cut off. I love Plymouth for shopping, socialising and work but also love to get back to 'home' for peace and quiet.

Don't get me wrong it suits some people and not others. We venture down south Cornwall alot, but I couldn't live too far down there

pinkmamma Mon 08-Aug-05 08:36:39

Yep, I have decided to broaded my search to Devon as well cause I really don't want to feel too cut off
Louise- I decided growing up in an environment where there were arguements (albeit not in front of DS) bad atmospheres and grumpy people is just not fair on my DS. It can be tough but I know i made the right decision and we are now managing to be reasonably good friends which is great. Areas I'd planned to look at were Truro and howabout St Austell - property prices seem cheaper there?
Mandy - as soon as we sell this house!! I am looking into doing a house-swap holiday thing hopefully in Devon/Cornwall to try and check some places out (can't be doing with paying £500 a week for holiday cottages) - so if anyone interested we have lovely big victorian house in SW wales !!
Ooogs - I do want to look at Plymouth - can you recommend which areas would be good to look at - need good primary school

notsosure Mon 08-Aug-05 20:27:05

Hi pinkmamma

Do you live in SW Wales at the moment?
Isn't that "cut off" too? Plymouth is OK, (cheao house prices, but a bit soul-less. If you want a nice place in Devon how about the Exeter area? I know because I grew up there!

Hosue prices in Truro are expensive and so is StAustell (because of The Eden Project).
West Penwith is cheaper in certain towns ie Hayle, Penzance and West of Penzance. St Ives is really expensive . Check out www.rightmove.com

Hope this helps.

notsosure

pinkmamma Tue 09-Aug-05 07:51:21

Hi NSS
I know what you mean about being cut off here - but I don't feel it that much cause its an hour to Cardiff and 2 hours to Bath - but I hate it here anyway!!! I suppose becuase I will be moving to an area where I will not know anyone I want to feel I can get around easily.
What is St Austell like? I suppose I will just have to go and find out really.
If you know of any good places to find out about holiday rentals - google searches bring up big ones that are all fully booked... I'm dying to get down there and start my search

notsosure Tue 09-Aug-05 16:46:01

Hi pinkmamma

I don't know St Austell that well.
I think it is classified as a merket town - a bit run down in a way, but much improved since The Eden Project opened.

It does have a beach.
There were proposal to build luxury flats in the area, but I don't think that is going ahead now.

That's all I know.

Hope this helps

notsosure Tue 09-Aug-05 16:48:13

Re: holiday Accommodation:
How about looking at Daltons Weekly, or Cornwall-online.co.uk and Chycor.co.uk as they have late availability sites.
Or ring the Tourist Board - they usually have late availability too.

pinkmamma Thu 11-Aug-05 08:18:37

Hi NSS
Thanks for your recommendations - tried both but nothing for August. Ho hum. Have now booked Haven caravan for 3 days devon and 4 days cornwall for beginning of Sept. I am really excited, don't care if the parks are tacky - I will enjoy!!!
Hows things with you?

bumptobabies Thu 11-Aug-05 09:01:04

hi pink, i moved to cornwall a couple of years ago i moved to truro their is a fantastic primary school called archbishop benson it is off campfield hill area and a two bedroom cottage is about £125,000 or £500 per month rent
i have since moved back to london only because dh is at uni and im not sure that i was ready for rural.
good luck

bumptobabies Thu 11-Aug-05 09:01:08

hi pink, i moved to cornwall a couple of years ago i moved to truro their is a fantastic primary school called archbishop benson it is off campfield hill area and a two bedroom cottage is about £125,000 or £500 per month rent
i have since moved back to london only because dh is at uni and im not sure that i was ready for rural.
good luck

pinkmamma Fri 12-Aug-05 08:40:20

Thanks for that btob - am looking forward to seeing Truro at the beginning of September

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