New Homes in Devon
Live the Life
With miles of unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside, lively towns and quaint villages, Devon is the biggest county in the South West.
Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are known as the English Riviera and are popular holiday resorts, while Exeter and central Devon, north Devon and Exmoor, and Plymouth and south Devon make up the rest of the county.
You really do have plenty of options of where to choose your new home when buying a house in Devon.
One of the advantages of living in Devon is your access to great beaches. Blackpool Sands is an award-winning family beach that should be your first port of call.
Family attractions include adrenaline fuelled theme parks such as Woodlands Family Theme Park and The Milky Way Adventure Park – voted North Devon’s top day out in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Babbacombe Model Village is a collection of miniature people, vehicles and buildings, while historical days out can be enjoyed at Arlington Court with its 3,500 acre estate.
Enjoy family days out at attractions such as the Donkey Sanctuary near Sidmouth, Quince Honey Farm and the World of Country Life which has soft play areas, an electric go kart track and animals for the kids to play with in the petting centre.
The county has a number of award-winning restaurants such as Michael Caines’ two Michelin starred Gidleigh Park in Dartmoor. Six celebrity chefs have restaurants in Plymouth, while traditional food can be enjoyed in family friendly pubs.
Shopping in Devon
There is a good selection of shopping options in Devon.
High Street favourites can be found at locations such as Drake Circus in Plymouth, Green Lanes in Barnstaple or Atlantic Village in Bideford. Head to Princesshay in Exeter for a specialist shopping and dining area.
Independent stores and boutiques can be found at the Barbican in Plymouth, the Castle and Cathedral Quarter in Exeter and the lanes of Barnstaple. Here you can enjoy one-off finds and unique gifts.
For specialist shopping, Dulverton in Exmoor boasts antique shops and book stores while Appledore in North Devon is where to go for art galleries. Delicious treats can be found at local farm shops such as Sharpham Vineyard near Totnes, and Darts Farm near Topsham.
Studying in Devon
There are a number of high achieving primary and secondary schools in the area, which makes Devon a great place for families. These include establishments like Broadhempston Village Primary, Landscove C of E Primary, Stover School and South Dartmoor Community College.
The Universities of Plymouth and Exeter are also close by for those looking for higher education facilities.
Devon Transport Links
Devon has a good train service which connects it to the rest of the UK. The two main lines into the county are the Waterloo line and the Paddington line operated by South West trains and First Great Western. The main train stations in Devon are Exeter, St. David’s, Tiverton and Plymouth.
By air, you can get flights from destinations across the UK into Exeter International Airport including Aberdeen, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich and the Channel Islands.
The airport also receives passengers from international airports such as Paris Charles de Gaulle, Dublin and Amsterdam Schiphol as well as regional airports like Faro and Geneva.
Devon is served well by major roads and easily reachable by car.
The M5 runs into Exeter and the M4 can be joined at Bristol. The main A roads that link the M5 include the A361 which is for North Devon at junction 27, the A30 for Okehampton and West Devon from junction 31, and the A38 and A380 for Plymouth and Torbay.