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7 Properties in Plymouth and Surrounding Areas to Start a Family

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When looking for family homes in Plymouth, it can be challenging to know where to start. Plymouth is a modern city with the perks of a traditional seafront, ideal for starting a family. Whether you’re new to the area or not, we’re delighted to help you on your journey for family homes in Plymouth.

In this article, you’ll find the top seven properties in the market right now. There are options further afield for those who want to enjoy the peace of family life, and there are homes nearer to the centre too for those who want to be in on the action too. No matter your needs, we’ve got options for all budgets, locations, and family sizes.

What should you look for in a family home?

Before we jump in, we’ll quickly recap what elements you should be on the lookout for when deciding on a new family home.

The top features for families include:

  • Space to grow your family
  • Space for storage and personal items
  • A functional home layout
  • A garden or good outdoor space
  • Multiple parking options
  • Nearby schools
  • Family-friendly attractions close by

Luckily, nearly all Plymouth-based communities have access to high-quality schools and areas of natural beauty. With lots to do in the centre and excellent transport links to London and Cornwall, you’ll never be at a loss for a family day out!

Ready to explore family homes in Plymouth? Scroll down to see what the Pilkington States team has to offer.

1.The Brook, Saltash

Located in popular Saltash, this property is ideal for those ready to put down some roots. The property offers four spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two further reception rooms. You can also find a sizable garage, a multiple-parking driveway, and a generous rear garden too.

Explore the property here.

2.Murhill Lane, Plymstock

This three-bedroom home sits in the idyllic Saltram Meadow area. Murhill Lane can offer you some respite from the busy school run if peace and quiet are essential to you and your growing family. The property also features three bathrooms, including an en suite in the master bed. A key benefit to this home is that it’s south-facing and a suntrap in all seasons.

Explore the property here.

3.Fairview Avenue, Plymouth

Want to be closer to the city centre? This Plymouth-based home could keep your family in the loop. With three bedrooms and a rear garden, this property is well-equipped for family life. There’s also a loft room that could serve as a home office or playroom for children.

Explore the property here.

4.Budshead Road, Plymouth

If you want a property with extra space for a growing family, Budshead Road could be your next residence. This spacious property offers four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two reception rooms. Not only that, but the property is close to Plymouth centre, allowing residents to enjoy city and family life.

Explore the property here.

5.Donierts Close, Liskeard

Situated in Liskeard, west of Plymouth, this home is ideal for those ready to start a family. With an abundance of greenery and transport links to Plymouth and Cornwall, this area offers a mix of city and country life. The Donierts Close property has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and two extra reception rooms.

Explore the property here.

6. Turnchapel, Plymouth

Nothing says family life like a quaint cottage. If you’re ready to take the next step, take it in this terraced cottage in Turnchapel. Located close to the seafront and a short journey from the centre of Plymouth, your family will grow surrounded by a positive local community. The cottage provides two bedrooms, one bathroom, and a separate reception room too.

Explore the property here.

7. Fairview Avenue, Plymouth

If you’re not ready to give up city life, this Fairview Avenue property will allow you to start a family in the heart of Plymouth. With three bedrooms, a basement, and a garden, this property has ample space for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Explore the property here.

Are you ready to move?

Though there are many family homes in Plymouth, we want to help you find an option that ticks all of your boxes. When you work with the Pilkington Estates team, we’ll be by your side every step of the way to ensure a smooth and satisfying move for your family.

Interested in buying or selling? Find out more about our trusted moving process here!

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Pilkington Estates gives the gift of joy to two families

Ivey and family get a visit by Father Chrismas

The Christmas period is a time for friends, family, and loved ones to reunite and enjoy the holiday cheer. Whether you’re digging into the Christmas dinner or opening presents, this is the perfect time to forget your worries and live in the present. But, this isn’t always possible for all families.

The last few years have been hard for many of us, but they have been especially difficult for two young families whose children have been diagnosed with cancer. The Pilkington Estates team have had the pleasure of giving the gift of quality time and Disney magic to these families, allowing them to forget the trials of daily life for a while in 2022.

Keep reading to find out about Santa’s visit to Plymouth!

Making it through the year

We met with Fox’s family to find out more about their journey. Fox was diagnosed with leukemia on Christmas Day when he was only two years old. In the video, Fox’s Mother explains how there was no time to fall apart through the whirlwind medical diagnosis. “There’s no choice but to stay strong for them,” she explained.

Fox received rounds of chemotherapy and surgery in Bristol hospital, but with the coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns, the hospital process became more and more difficult. Only one parent was permitted to visit and overnight stays became difficult. Luckily, Fox responded well to the treatment and now receives a biopsy every three months to check that he remains in remission.

Our team also met with Ivey’s parents, who talked us through their tough journey too. Ivey’s parents explained how the cancer diagnosis becomes your new normal. “There’s no choice but to get on with it,” they explained.

Ivey was diagnosed with cancer two months before her second birthday. With countless hospital trips and procedures, Ivey’s tumor was eventually removed. Ivey and her family have had to push through one of the toughest years of their life and now Ivey is doing better than ever.

Bringing back some Christmas cheer

It’s tough to imagine what these families have endured over the past couple of years, but here at Pilkington Estates, we want to make sure that they can enjoy this Christmas. Both families were invited to our office for a Christmas surprise. Not only did the children receive personalised gifts, but there was a special visit from Santa too!

In the videos, you can watch the pure excitement as Santa arrives at the Pilkington Estates offices in Saltash. With some Christmas joy and Disney magic, we capture the children’s innocent reactions to finding out they are visiting Disneyland Paris in 2022!

To allow the families to leave their day-to-day lives and spend some needed family time together, we’ve arranged for them to visit the dream destination and see all of their favourite characters in person. We couldn’t have made this happen without your support throughout 2021, so we’d like to thank our customers for working with us throughout the past year.

Looking to the future

Nothing makes us happier than seeing families together, so we want to continue spreading joy into the new year. From our team here at Pilkington Estates, we hope you’ve had an excellent Christmas and a chance to sit back and relax over the New Year too. We are looking forward to helping more families make new memories in 2022!

If you want to watch the heart-warming videos, check our Facebook page here or here.