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Newton Abbot

New Homes in Newton Abbot

Straddling the River Teign not far from the coast of South West England, Newton Abbot is a pleasant market town in Devon. Just seven miles from Torquay and even closer to Teignmouth, houses in Newton Abbot are also just 15 miles from major city Exeter

With Plymouth double that, the town also offers superb access to Dartmoor, while you’ll be pleased to know there’s a selection of excellent local schools if you have kids. An excellent part of the UK to call home, you can scroll down now to see our latest developments near Newton Abbot. 

Embden Grange

Embden Grange

Butcher Park Hill, Tavistock, TAVISTOCK, DEVON, PL19 0EH

David Wilson Homes @ Treledan
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David Wilson Homes @ Treledan

Carkeel Road, Saltash, SALTASH, CORNWALL, PL12 6PR

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Living in Newton Abbot

If you’re looking to live close to the south coast yet base yourself among all those modern amenities and entertainment options, buying a new home in Newton Abbot is an excellent option. And to ensure your purchase goes as smoothly as possible, don’t miss offers like our Part Exchange scheme. With this, we could buy your existing home from you, which would mean you won’t have any estate agent fees to pay. 

Things to see and do in Newton Abbot

Newton Abbot is full of interesting sites and historic landmarks, including St Leonard’s Tower, Newton’s Place and Bradley Manor. Central open spaces include Bakers Park and Courtenay Park, while Decoy Country Park is close to the heart of town. Likewise the path of the River Teign, which offers excellent walks as it heads north away from Newton Abbot and east towards the coast. 

Teignmouth is a wonderful spot to spend the day, while there are plenty of local beaches and seaside attractions perfect for family trips. From Ness Cove Beach to Teignmouth’s Grand Pier, Smugglers Cove and Babbacombe Bay, you can also make your way south to explore beauty spots like Scadson Woods. If you want to go for longer hikes through beautiful wild landscapes, Dartmoor National Park is only a short drive from town. 


Newton Abbot has a strong selection of schools rated as good by Ofsted. Options for younger children include Wolborough CofE, Bearnes Primary, All Saints Marsh CofE and Highweek Community Primary and Nursery School. Meanwhile, Canada Hill Community Primary is just outside town and ranked as outstanding. Local secondary Newton Abbot College is classed as good, while Torquay has single-sex grammar schools for boys and girls which are in Ofsted’s top bracket and accept students from Newton Abbot. 

Transport links in Newton Abbot

The A380 passes through the east of Newton Abbot, and you can use this road to drive north to Exeter in around 20 minutes. It’s a similar journey into the city on the train, while it’s only around 10 minutes to Torquay by road or rail. If you want to get over to nearby Plymouth, that’s a drive of around 40 minutes, with trains taking a little less than that. 

The Newton Abbot property market

You can usually find a good stock of housing for sale in and around Newton Abbot, with plenty of new properties coming to market all the time. If you want to buy a new home in this area, you may be able to take advantage of the Government-backed Help to Buy in the South West scheme. This is available on properties for sale in Newton Abbot valued up to £349,000.