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New homes in Exeter

Found around 10 miles inland from Exmouth where the River Exe flows into the English Channel, Exeter is one of the largest cities in the South West. The county town of Devon, new homes in Exeter are a half-hour drive from Torquay and conveniently located for the M5 motorway which runs north towards Bristol.

Whether you want to live in the city centre or a suburb such as Pinhoe; Exeter Cathedral, the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Haldon Forest Park are all must-sees in the local area. From the landscaped Northernhay Gardens around the city’s castle, to walks along the Exe Estuary, don’t miss out on our developments closest to Exeter below

Living in Exeter

Whether you’re drawn to the ancient history, modern amenities or desirable location close to the south coast, there’s a lot to look forward to when you buy a new home in Exeter. Especially when you do so through one of our latest offers. Our Part Exchange scheme, for instance, has been designed to help you enjoy the smoothest move possible if you have an existing home to sell as part of your purchase. 

Things to see and do in Exeter

Thanks to its position so close to the coast, there’s a huge array of beaches, seaside attractions and coastal walks within a short drive of Exeter’s city centre. Though you won’t have to go far to visit places like Exeter Cathedral and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery. 

Imagine the historic architecture leaning down from above as you plunge below the city streets on a tour of Exeter’s atmospheric 14th-century tunnels, before re-emerging back into the light for a walk around Northernhay Gardens. Stroll past Rougemont Castle while you’re there, snap some quirky pictures as you squeeze through Parliament Street, and treat your kids to a day out at the fun-filled Crealy Theme Park.


When it’s time for your little ones to turn their attention to learning, they can do so at one of Exeter’s many excellent schools. Stoke Hill Infants and Nursery School, Exwick Heights Primary and Pinhoe’s Ellen Tinkham School are all outstanding options for younger children, according to Ofsted. The King’s School in Ottery St Mary’s is an outstanding secondary with a sixth form attached, while Exeter School and Maynard School are two of the top local independents. 

Transport links in Exeter

As one of the South West’s leading cities, Exeter has great transport links both for getting around the local area and travelling further afield. The city’s main train station is next to Northernhay Gardens off Queen Street, while there are plenty of bus routes you can use. The M5 motorway starts just to the south of town and heads north to Taunton, Bristol and beyond, with Exeter Airport located just over five miles east of the city centre. 

The Exeter property market

From locals who’ve lived in Exeter all their lives to Londoners moving out of the capital in search of more space and less haste, there’s always a demand for property in Exeter. The city has a vibrant market with new homes being listed all the time. 

Whether you’re focusing your house search solely on Exeter or also looking at areas like Tiverton - where you can find a collection of stunning 4 and 5 bedroom homes along Post Hill - don’t miss the Government-backed Help to Buy scheme in the South West for some potentially invaluable assistance with your purchase.

Help to Buy Exeter

In Exeter 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.