New Homes in Devon
Make the move
An ideal place to move, buying a new home in Devon provides you with a landscape filled with countryside, coasts and cliffs alongside lively towns, quiet villages historic sites and great beaches.
Things to see and do
Devon is made up of several different areas, each with their own unique character.
North Devon and Exmoor combine the best of its scenery and beach life, with great surfing spots and hiking territory. For adventure, coasteering is popular, while the area’s history can be found in its many stately homes.
Devon has five areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with one of the most famous National Parks being Dartmoor. Stretching for 368 square miles, it’s the ideal place to enjoy walks and fresh air among lovely landscapes. Cyclists can take the challenge of the Drake’s Trail, while animal lovers will enjoy looking for Dartmoor ponies.
South Devon has a number of galleries, music festivals and alternative centres. You’ll also find a selection of water sports on offer as well as a range of bars and restaurants.
Otherwise known as the English Riviera, Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are filled with attractions. Popular with tourists, highlights include the Geopark where you can get involved in activities such as canoeing, while art galleries, theatres and plenty of restaurants offer opportunity for relaxing days out.
If you’re looking for city life in Devon, Plymouth is another option for a new home. Here you’ll find theatre, live music, galleries and historic sites, while Exeter is another city filled with history. Dating back to Roman times, its cobbled streets filled with quirky boutiques and independent retailers. Exeter is close to the Jurassic Coast; a great spot for a day out.
You’ll be well served with transport links in this part of the country whether travelling by road, rail or air.
Exeter can be reached by the M5 and also has good links with other major motorways including the M4, which can be joined at Bristol.
Major A roads connecting to the M5 included the North Devon link road (A361) which can be reached from junction 27, the A30 which serves the areas of Okehampton and West Devon from junction 31 and the A38, and A380 for Plymouth and Torbay respectively.
A more scenic route for those travelling from the south and east can be found by following the M25/M3 and then the A303/A30.
Devon can be reached by rail from locations across the country. The two main lines into Devon, the Paddington line and the Waterloo line are served by First Great Western and South West Trains.
The main stations in the county include Plymouth, Exeter St David’s and Tiverton.
Exeter International Airport serves Devon and can be reached from many UK airports including Edinburgh, Leeds/Bradford, Belfast, Manchester, Norwich, Newcastle and the Channel Islands. There are also flights from international airports, such as Amsterdam Schiphol and Dublin and regional airports such as Faro and Dubrovnik.