Local Properties in Devon

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.

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About Devon

Devon is a popular county for homeowners and tourists.

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.

A panoramic view of Burgh Island, South Devon Coast, Devon.

Local Amenities in Devon

Having a Shared Ownership home in Devon means that lots of local amenities will be close to hand, including everything from leisure centres and swimming pools, to village halls and universities.

Discover some of these amenities below.

Schools

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.

Transport

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.

Healthcare

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.