New Homes in Plymouth
The Devon port city of Plymouth enjoys a wonderful location on the coast of South West England. Facing out towards the English Channel 30 miles to the west of Torquay, houses in Plymouth are a little under an hour from Exeter in the car.
With miles of stunning coastal scenery to explore in the local area, this is also a great place to live for popping over to Cornwall for a day out or longer trip. You can discover more about this superb spot below, where you’ll also find our selection of new homes closest to Plymouth.
Make the Move
With a rich maritime history, striking architecture and a diverse retail offering, Plymouth is set against a backdrop of Devon countryside and the English Channel.
New homes in Plymouth are rightfully popular. The city has a wide range of facilities and attractions, combined with a great cultural scene and many opportunities to relax and enjoy the great British coastline.
Plymouth has good transport links to other major cities. The city has one central railway station, a short walk from the centre, which connects Plymouth to London within three hours and 10 minutes on the First Great Western service. Heading north, Bristol Temple Meads can be reached by rail in just over two hours.
The city is served by several A roads, including the A38 which connects to the M5 at Exeter. By car, Exeter can be reached within 50 minutes, and popular Cornish seaside town Newquay is just over one hour away.
The nearest airports are Newquay Cornwall Airport - which has regular flights from to London with a journey time of one hour 15 minutes. Exeter International Airport is a 50 minute drive away.
Places of interest
As a waterfront city, Plymouth has a variety of coastal attractions centred around Plymouth Sound. Smeaton’s Tower is a popular sight; a 72 foot tall 18th century lighthouse with views across the city. Tinside Lido is a 1930s Art Deco outdoor pool, open during the summer months.
Other ocean-related attractions include the National Marine Aquarium - the largest of its kind in the UK - and the Mayflower Steps, where the Pilgrim Fathers are believed to have set sail in 1620.
Life on the marina is social and relaxing. Historic military buildings at The Royal William Yard Harbour have sprung back to life with a new visitor basin, while the Barbican and Sutton Harbour offer boutique shopping and fine dining among cobbled streets and listed waterfront buildings.
In the areas surrounding the city, there are a number of stately homes and historic properties to enjoy, including the National Trust’s Saltram House, Buckland Abbey and Antony House.
Plymouth University is ranked number 37 in the world’s ‘100 Under 50’ - a league table of higher education institutions that are less than 50 years old. It is the only university in the UK with a dedicated diving and marine centre.