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When you imagine the British seaside, there’s a strong chance you picture Devon. And why wouldn’t you? It’s the largest county in the UK, has two coastlines and two National Parks, and a diverse landscape that caters to everyone. Buying a home in Devon puts you front and centre in England’s aptly-named natural playground.

New builds in Devon

A new home in Devon allows you to make a difference in one of the UK’s most beautiful locations. It’s a great place to work and play, with many businesses’ headquarters based here and plenty to do with friends and family.

Living in Devon

A patchwork of landscapes

Devon is known for its beauty. Being a coastal county means you can live on the doorstep of silky, sandy beaches and the beautiful blue sea. The weather isn’t too bad either, with the seaside air taking the bite out of the winter and making summer even more enjoyable. This means you can enjoy that classic coastal lifestyle all year round if you buy a home here.

But it’s not all about the seaside. The county is also rich in rural landscapes and majestic cliffs that line the coast. There are three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and a National Park to explore, such as Blackdown Hills, East Devon, and Dartmoor National Park.

This all means that you’re in the perfect setting if you want to live an active lifestyle. With the county’s gentler climate and breathtaking landscapes to make the most of, you’ll love spending time getting out and about after buying a home here.

Activities and amenities

Rural locations are often thought to be quiet places, but that doesn’t apply to Devon. This is an energetic county that has plenty on offer for friends, family and even solo days out. The scenic landscapes are fantastic locations for water sports, horse riding, rock climbing and so much more. Sports enthusiasts are spoilt for choice after buying a home in Devon.

But if sports isn’t your cup of tea, don’t panic. Whether you’re relaxing at one of the county’s many spas, visiting a grand estate, or strolling around one of its many museums, you’ll never be bored living here. See the idyllic countryside from inside the South Devon Railway, explore the caves in Kents Cavern or meet some animals at one of its many wildlife parks and zoos. And when you start to feel tired at the end of the day, cosy up in a cafe with a classic Devonshire cream tea.

New homes in Devon

Devon is an exciting place to live, offering a great work/life balance for all its residents. Whether you choose to live in its largest city, Plymouth, sporty Exeter or near the sandy beaches of Dawlish, Persimmon offers unique new builds that place you front and centre with the county’s best offerings. Get in touch with our team to find out more.