Shared Ownership in North Devon
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Rugged cliffs, long, sandy surf beaches, quaint cobblestone villages and wild open moorland are just some of the reasons why people want to live and work in this part of the world. The breathtaking scenery of North Devon makes it a dream location to get on the property ladder through Shared Ownership.
The beauty of the outdoors takes precedence here: fresh air and stunning coastal views are never far away
From quaint yet vibrant fishing towns like Ilfracombe to vast sandy beaches like Saunton Sands (it runs for three miles), North Devon boasts destinations you’ll want to return to time and again.
Outdoor pursuits include rambling along the awe-inspiring South West Coast Path, surfing in picturesque beach towns like Croyde, and kayaking in Appledore.
But it’s not all about the outdoors. Bigger towns like Barnstable offer work opportunities, as well as shopping and entertainment. And don’t forget, the “bright lights” of Exeter are just a short drive south!
Discover some of the most popular landmarks and attractions in North Devon.
This water-powered funicular railway connects the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth and has become one of North Devon’s most popular attractions.
A novel way to enjoy the rugged coastline, bookended by two picturesque towns where pasties and ice-cream are found in abundance.
Staggeringly beautiful coastal views await you on this 630-mile route, much of which runs along the North Devon coast. It’s been voted ‘Britain’s Best Walking route’ twice by readers of the Ramblers Walk magazine, and has gained an international reputation.
Exmoor National Park includes Exmoor, Brendon Hills, the East Lyn Valley, and the Vale of Porlock. Wild, rugged and truly awe-inspiring, its trails afford access to some of England’s finest scenery. Wild pony sightings are assured – although the jury is still out on the “Beast of Exmoor”! Whether you like robust hikes or gentle rambles, Exmoor National Park is sure to delight.
Perched on a tor overlooking the village of Dunster, this former motte-and-bailey castle was converted into a country house long ago. The original structure dates from the 11th Century, so a visit here is a rich history lesson, as well as an unforgettable sight.
As one of England’s most idyllic locations, it’s little wonder so many young families, first-time buyers and retirees consider it a perfect place to get on the property ladder with Shared Ownership.
The mostly rural communities of North Devon are well served by choice of excellent schools - both state-funded and private. Prominent institutions include West Buckland School and Lampard Community School.
Road travel is the primary way of getting around in North Devon, either by private car or on the good public bus network. Exeter can be reached by train or road, while the nearest airports are in Exeter (37 miles from Barnstaple), Cardiff (38 miles) and Bristol (62 miles).
For those considering a Shared Ownership home, medical access is of course important. Despite being a rural area, access to NHS hospitals is good, with medical facilities in Ilfracombe, South Molton, Torrington, and Barnstaple. GP surgeries, dentists and opticians are found across North Devon's main towns.