New Homes in Devon
Devon is a picturesque county in South West England, sharing a border with Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset. As well as lots of rural towns and villages, you can also find houses in Devon in cities like Exeter and Plymouth.
From taking the kids to the beautiful beaches of North Devon or the Milky Way Adventure Park, or exploring Dartmoor National Park and Tamar Valley, you’ll also find castles, theme parks and country manors across the region. So don’t hang around and explore our developments in Devon below.
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Living in Devon
If you want to live a life surrounded by epic natural landscapes, Devon could be the ideal place for you to buy a new home. With miles of rolling countryside sandwiched between two stunning coastlines, you can also paint a pretty picture on the financial front by taking up an offer such as our stress-free Part Exchange scheme when you move home.
Things to see and do in Devon
Vast open spaces are easy to come by in Devon, thanks to extraordinary spots such as the 370-square mile Dartmoor National Park. Exmoor National Park is also huge at almost 270 square miles, while the North Devon Coast serves up more than 65 square miles of beautiful coastal scenery. To the south don’t miss the stretch of rugged coastline between Jennycliff and Elberry Cove near Brixham.
There are countless beaches to spend time on when the sun’s out, while you can also find lots of great surfing spots such as Barricane Beach, Blackpool Sands, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe Beach to catch some waves. From the many local castles to cultural attractions like the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Becky Falls, Canonteign Falls and the Valley of the Rocks are all great spots to visit to. And if you have kids, don’t miss the Milky Way Adventure Park, Crealy Theme Park and Woodlands Family Theme Park.
When your little ones need to earn their fun-filled day out by reaching their targets in the classroom, there are plenty of excellent schools in Devon to help them do just that. Top primary options include Exeter’s Tedburn St Mary School and Exminster Community Primary, as well as Newton Abbot’s Canada Hill Community Primary. Plymouth’s Mayflower Academy and Ernesettle Community School are both rated as outstanding by Ofsted too.
There are also lots more schools in the education board’s top bracket at secondary level This includes Colyton Grammar School, Kingsbridge Academy and Okehampton College, in addition to Uffculme School, the King’s School in Ottery St Mary and Ellen Tinkham School in Pinhoe.
Transport links in Devon
If you’re environmentally conscious, you’ll like the county council’s promotion of sustainable forms of travel such as walking and cycling routes. There are plenty of bus and train routes when you need to use public transport though, while Exeter has an international airport for trips abroad. The M5 is the only motorway which passes through the county, linking Exeter to places like Bristol, Gloucester and even Birmingham.
The Devon property market
House prices in Devon are slightly lower than the average across the rest of England and Wales. This is partly because parts of the county are so rural, while you can certainly get a lot of house for your money across the region.
There are lots of great places to live in Devon, with highlights including the Yelland area of Barnstaple where you can find 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes on the bank of the River Taw. With Tiverton also a great spot to buy a new home with some superb 3 and 4 bed semi and detached homes, don’t miss offers such as the Government’s Help to Buy scheme if you need some extra support with your move.
Help to Buy Devon
In Devon you can take advantage of Help to Buy South West of England if you are a first time buyer. Take a look at the Help to Buy South West of England page to find out how the scheme works and how it can help you move.