Prosperous and historic Exeter offers all the convenience of city living combined with easy access to the beautiful Devonshire countryside, including the coast and moorlands, and good transport links to surrounding towns and cities such as Bristol, London and Plymouth. House buyers have a good choice of new homes in Exeter and the surrounding area, ranging from urban apartments to suburban family homes and properties in tranquil rural locations.
In the heart of Exeter, Linden Homes' Discovery Quarter is situated in an historic area of the city with superb views of the River Exe. It incorporates a wide choice of homes, ranging from one to four bedrooms, priced from £144,950 to £379,950. The city centre's shops are nearby, alongside a good choice of schools for all ages, while Exeter St David's railway station provides direct links to Bristol in just over an hour and to London Paddington in just over two hours - and junction 31 of the M5 is easily accessible.
Three and a half miles east of the city centre, The Rydons is an attractive new development from Persimmon Homes offering two- to four-bedroom properties - with a number of two-bedroom flats still available, including 'The Escot', priced at £154,995. Situated in a desirable location next to Exeter Golf Club, the development also offers easy access to J30 of the M5 for commuters. NewBuy 95% Mortgages are available on selected plots to help house buyers secure their new home, as is a Part Exchange scheme for existing homeowners.
Taylor Wimpey's Sylvan Heights development on the leafy outskirts of the city incorporates a range of two- to five-bedroom homes set in parkland, with fabulous views of Exeter, although now just the former show home remains available - a five bedroom house priced at £389,995. A bus stop right next to the development provides easy links to the city centre, and the M5 and A30 trunk road take commuters further afield.
Less than ten miles from Exeter city centre, Bovis Homes has built Heron's Reach in the new village of Cranbrook, just off the A30. Offering a selection of house types ranging in size from two to four bedrooms, and priced from £189,995 to around £309,995, the rural setting places the coast, Dartmoor and Exmoor within easy reach - yet once completed the village will be a self-sufficient community with all the essential day-to-day amenities. The village will also offer a convenient location for commuters, close to Exeter and junction 29 of the M5, offering easy access to Bristol and the North, and linking to the M4 and London.
Finally, for older house buyers searching for a low-maintenance retirement home, McCarthy & Stone's Isabel Court development offers 'Later Living' options for people over the age of 55, with private apartments priced from £196,950 upwards. Situated next to St. Thomas' Park, Isabel Court is in a popular, lively area of the city, and is run by a dedicated House Manager. External maintenance, gardening and landscaping is taken care of, removing much of the burden of house ownership; there's a communal lounge for socialising; and a 24-hour security system offers peace of mind - all contributing to a stress-free retirement.