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New homes in Exeter

Positioned in South West England not far from the coast, Exeter is a historic city on the River Exe in Devon. With a half-hour drive down to seaside spots like Dawlish, houses in Exeter are only a few miles from Pinhoe, while Plymouth is approximately 40 miles away around the coast.

Whether you’re staying local or soaking up the incredible natural scenery in nearby Cornwall, Exeter is famous for its magnificent Cathedral. Explore the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Northernhay Gardens, the Quayside or further afield to stunning views of Dartmoor and Exmoor, when you pick your new home from our developments near Exeter. 

Live the Exeter life

Enjoying an excellent location close to the south coast, Exeter could be the perfect place to live if you want to combine the benefits of city life with a naturally beautiful setting.  

Things to see and do in Exeter

Around 10 miles inland from the coast, there are lots of beaches and coastal walks within a short drive of the city centre. If you’re looking for things to do in the heart of town then Exeter Cathedral and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery are must-sees. 

Dive below street level to take a tour of the city’s 14th-century underground passages, go for a much brighter stroll around Northernhay Gardens on the northern side of Rougemont Castle, and squeeze your way down the narrow Parliament Street for some great photo opportunities. If you have little ones, then treat them to an action-packed day at Crealy Theme Park just outside the city centre.


When it’s time for your kids to learn rather than play, there are a host of excellent local schools for them to attend. These include primaries Ladysmith Junior School, Exwick Heights Primary School and Stoke Hill Junior School, which have all been rated as outstanding or good by Ofsted. 

For older children options close to the city include West Exe School or St James School, or for independent schools Exeter School, Maynard School or Stover School are great considerations. 

Exeter transport links

Exeter has strong road, rail and air links, making it easily accessible from other parts of the UK, as well as destinations abroad. It’s served by the M5 motorway, which begins just to the south of the city and makes its way north towards Bristol and beyond. The main train station is Exeter St David's, while the airport’s around five miles east of the city centre.

The Exeter property scene

Exeter has a booming property market, and has become popular among Londoners looking to leave the capital for a more relaxed, spacious way of life. Little compromise is made with respect to things like dining out though, meaning houses on the outskirts of the city are very much in demand. 

Contemporary homes along Chudleigh Road in Alphington are also popular, while Tiverton is a great option if you’re looking for a stylish 2, 3 or 4 bed semi with a golf club and country park on your doorstep. Wherever you decide to settle down, don’t miss offers such as our Movemaker scheme, which could save you thousands of pounds when you move into one of our expertly designed new homes. 

New Homes Offers & Schemes in Exeter

With Barratt Homes, you’ll have access to unique schemes. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, want to sell your current home or are a key worker, we have an offer that suits you. 

Our low deposit schemes are designed to help you buy your dream home without worrying about the deposit. We can boost it up and support you along the way. And if you’re part of the armed forces, we offer a 5% deposit contribution to help you get on the ladder. 

Time for a change? Selling your home with our help to sell schemes is easy. You can forget about estate agent fees and enjoy your new home while we do the legwork. If you’re a key worker, you can benefit from our Key Worker Deposit Contribution scheme.