New homes in Pinhoe
Welcome to Pinhoe
Whether you’re exploring the countryside, enjoying a day trip on the coast or shopping in nearby Exeter, there’s plenty to see and do close to your new home in Pinhoe. Located in Devon with good transport links to nearby towns and cities, Pinhoe could just tick all the right boxes for your next house move.
A quick history
Pinhoe was first mentioned in the Domesday Book in the 11th century, but recent archaeological digs have found artefacts dating back to the Bronze Age and Roman times. When the Danes invaded England in the 1000s, there was a battle at Pinhoe as they clashed with the Saxons on their way to Exeter. Later, during the Second World War, many American service families were stationed in the local area.
Business and industry
Being located so close to Exeter, Pinhoe benefits from its larger neighbour’s many employers, including the University of Exeter, Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon County Council. The city is also home to EDF Energy, the Met Office, and Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, so there’s plenty of employment opportunity in the local area.
Things to do in the area
Pinhoe is surrounded by beautiful countryside, ideal for adventures hiking or cycling in the great outdoors. Dartmoor National Park and the south coast are all within easy reach, while the Tarka Trail is a popular family biking route.
If you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city, Exeter is nearby, where you’ll find Princesshay Shopping Centre, the Exeter Phoenix theatre, Exeter Cathedral and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. Exeter Racecourse hosts events throughout the year, while the Exeter Chiefs rugby team play at Sandy Park.
Historical places of interest near to your new home in Pinhoe include Powderham Castle, Castle Drogo, Clyston Mill and Rougemont Castle.
Travel and commuting
If you’re commuting for work, Pinhoe has good transport connections by both road and rail, so there are plenty of options for your journey. Exeter is around 10 minutes away by either train or car, while the drive to Plymouth takes 50 minutes on average. To get to Bristol, the car journey takes one hour 20 minutes travelling via the M5.
For journeys to London, you can catch a direct train to the capital from Pinhoe with a journey time of three hours 15 minutes. When it’s time for a well-earned break, Exeter International Airport is just 10 minutes from your new home in Pinhoe, so your journey to the airport will be quick and easy.