For you and your visitors, Devon is a beautiful rural area, a desirable place to live and wonderful to visit.
The West Country has long been a popular choice for those seeking both beauty and variety in the landscape, with an abundance of interesting wildlife. Few places in the UK include fields, hedgerows and forests, open moorland (with native ponies), and at the coasts, sandy beaches, coves, old fishing villages and cliffs.
More accessible than Cornwall, you will feel away from it all but never isolated from your friends and relatives living elsewhere.
Beautiful scenery and beaches nearby.
Imagine yourself and your guests taking a cream tea at one of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, choosing from the Blackdown & Quantock Hills, East Devon, Dartmoor (50 minutes away), and the Exmoor National Park (just 25 minutes by car). If you are lover of the sea, then Dawlish beach is only 21 miles away and the famous English Riviera is 1 hour to the South. For lovers of transport of a bygone era, the South Devon Railway and Seaton Tramway are perfect for a day out, then relax with a glass of local Cider on a warm summers evening.
The area is steeped in history, and so provides a multitude of places to discover and explore.
The Grand Western Canal
Opened in 1838 this old waterway runs northeast from Tiverton to Taunton. Coal and Limestone was once transported down it’s length, but nowadays boat and horse-drawn barge trips are the order of the day.
The site of a Motte and Bailey Norman fortification, then rebuilt by Henry 1, and besieged during the English Civil War by the forces of Parliament. The Castle was partially destroyed to prevent it’s future use.
A number of National Trust historic house and parks will be found, and locally Knightshayes provides 250 acres of parkland, gardens and the House itself to explore.
For you, your family and friends, the scope of activities is just immense, and caters for everyone, with most set in stunning backdrops
Devon is great for...
Those on a budget
Lovers of the Great Outdoors and scenic landscapes
Wildlife and Nature lovers
Walkers, hikers, cyclists and horse riders
Families on a day out
Adrenaline junkies looking for action and watersports
Don’t take our word for it, go to visitdevon to see for yourself why Devon is the perfect place to make your home.