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Devon property finder

Are you interested in buying a property in Devon? Then let our expert Devon property finder and buying agent assist you with your search. 

We can help you find the home that suits your needs, whether it is a country estate, cottage, city apartment or suburban family home. Using their experience and in-depth knowledge of the area, our finders and buying agents can assist you in making an informed decision.

We know that house hunting is stressful and very time consuming; the fuel, travel time, overnight stays, not to mention the hours spent on research and disappointment at viewing unsuitable properties, can make it expensive and frustrating. Why not choose an expert who is familiar with the area to help you through what can be a highly complex process.

Living in Devon

The historically rich county of Devon has long been a favourite of those moving ‘down south’. Devon’s beautiful scenery, excellent infrastructure, and rich history contribute to its popularity, which has only increased in recent years.

Devon is a county of distinction from Plymouth and Exeter, two bustling and thriving cities, to the Jurassic Coastline, an area world-famous for its preserved fossils and unspoiled scenery.

The region is a bustling one today, with commercial centres and culinary attractions like Kingsbridge and Seaton, as well as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the South and East, in addition to a true surfing paradise in the North.

Property in Devon

Property in the region is characterised by pretty thatched cottages and grand country houses. It offers the buyer a wide selection because of its diversity, whether a permanent home, a holiday home or an investment.

With its dramatic seascape and towering cliffs, the north coast offers better value than the south, particularly inland. Where small Georgian towns such as South Molton still retain a certain charm.

Overall, however, mid-Devon offers even better value with its gentle undulating countryside and unspoilt villages such as Sampford Courtenay, giving a tranquillity rare in other parts of the UK.

Dartmoor, in contrast, is wilder with tors and rocky outcrops. However, certain villages are expensive, especially the area close to Chagford, which Castle Drogo dominates.

Moving to the south coast, small towns such as Sidmouth and Dartmouth are costly, particularly if a property has a sea view. In fact, Salcombe, with its sailing fraternity and a high proportion of second homes, is one of the most expensive places to buy in the UK.

The South Hams is another expensive area, and inland towns such as Totnes attract creative types with their artistic and slightly bohemian feel.

Cities and towns

Plymouth is the largest city and a major commercial shipping port with the most extensive operational naval base in Europe, with Sir Francis Drake being the cities most famous son. The Hoe with views across Plymouth Sound and The Barbican is perhaps the best-known landmarks.

Exeter is a cathedral city and a county town dating from Roman times. It is the counties main administrative centre and home to Devon County Council. Recently the city centre has been rebuilt with John Lewis opening a new store, and Northernhay Gardens is the oldest public space in England.

The county is blessed with many picturesque historic towns and villages. Barnstaple in the North of the county is the largest town and main business centre with the small towns of Ilfracombe and Bideford nearby. Coastal villages such as Croyde and Saunton offer wide-open beaches, whereas Clovelly, further down the coast, is famous for its steep pedestrian approach and is known worldwide.

With its sweeping rural landscape, Mid-Devon is home to several small towns such as Crediton, Tiverton and Cullompton, which in turn serve numerous outlying villages. All with strong community values that help support the church, shop, pub and village school.

Brooding over the county is Dartmoor with its wild terrain and exposed tors. Tavistock is a fine Victorian town being the gateway to Dartmoor. In contrast, with its attractive market square in the centre of the moor, Chagford serves numerous small villages such as Drewsteignton and Lustleigh.

South Devon has many enchanting towns and villages, each unique and interesting in its way. From small coastal villages such as Topsham and Salcombe to bustling towns to include Dartmouth, Sidmouth and Honiton, this charming corner of England is much sought after.

Devon schools

Families relocating to the South-West of England will find Devon to be an excellent choice. The property finders at County Homesearch can provide you with all the information you need about the schools in the area based on their local knowledge. 

The Devon region has plenty of excellent schools, including Uffculme School (Uffculme), The King’s School (Ottery Saint Mary), Devonport High School for Girls (Peverell), Plymstock School (Plymstock), and Dawlish College (Devon). The County offers a variety of first-rate primary and secondary schools that have received outstanding Ofsted reports, making it an ideal place to raise a family.

Should you wish to visit a school when you narrow down your choices, we can schedule a meeting and accompany you if needed.

Get in touch

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