Shared Ownership in Devon
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If we say ‘Devon’ you might immediately think of clotted cream on scones, tranquil walks by the sea, and peaceful fishing villages. While the county offers all of this, it is also a fantastic place to live and work. Towns and cities such as Exeter, Barnstaple, and Plymouth offer great employment and educational facilities.
If the high property prices in places such as Salcombe and Exeter are off-putting, a Shared Ownership property could be the answer.
The county provides a coastal way of life, with many residents taking up water sports and boating. Picture-perfect postcard fishing towns make up much of the coastline in Devon. Exmoor and Dartmoor offer beautifully remote countryside further inland.
However, Devon is not just a rural idyll. The county’s two cities, Plymouth and Exeter, offer an urban side of life with university-level educational facilities and plenty of history to uncover.
Discover some of the most popular landmarks and see what could be on your doorstep.
Built in the 1300s, Exeter cathedral boasts the longest uninterrupted vaulted ceiling in England. Other important features of the cathedral include its astronomical clock, 18 metre high Bishop’s Throne and choir stalls made by George Gilbert Scott.
If you want wide open spaces, it doesn’t get much better than Dartmoor. From moorlands to river valleys, this is an incredible place to walk, run, or cycle. Dartmoor is also surrounded by quaint villages and farms—fresh produce and welcoming pubs are all on your doorstep.
Burgh Island is a small tidal island in the English Channel near Bigbury-on-Sea. There are just a few buildings on the Island, including a hotel and pub. The island was the inspiration for several of Agatha Christie’s novels.
There has been an Abbey in Buckfast since the 1100s. The current Abbey was founded in 1882, after the site of the original building was bought by French Benedictine monks. The Abbey is a mixture of Romanesque and Gothic styles. There are beautiful public gardens and a private garden for the current monks.
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Devon offers both state-funded and private education, as well as higher education in Exeter and Plymouth. Some best-rated schools in the county include The King’s School Academy in Ottery St Mary, Pathfield Special School in Barnstaple for ages 3-19, and Sidmouth College secondary school and sixth form.
Devon residents can make use of several public transport options including buses and trains to surrounding areas and further afield with direct trains from London Paddington to Exeter. There is also an international airport in Exeter which flies to places like Edinburgh, Jersey, Tenerife, and Corfu.
Health and social care are provided by the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. Hospitals include the North Devon District Hospital and Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital which both provide an accident and emergency service.