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Dawlish was a small fisherman’s village that grew into a large and prosperous Victorian seaside town, thanks to the arrival of the railways. Today, a new build in Dawlish offers excellent quality of life with easy train commutes to Exeter, Exmouth and Teignmouth. Your attractive new house in Dawlish is close to a hospital, great schools, a leisure centre and a golf course. A river runs through the centre fringed with lots of local shops, businesses, bars and restaurants – the ideal place to relax and watch the world go by.

To the West, your new home in Dawlish opens out onto rolling hills with Mamhead offering woodland walks and spectacular views across the East Hams; to the North East, Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve has local rare and endangered species - and to the East, a mile-long sand and shingle stretch of beach, ideal for walking and bathing.

Living in Dawlish

Your sunny new home in Dawlish

As one of the sunniest places in the UK, your new build home in Dawlish gives you more hours in the day to enjoy the beautiful coast. Town Beach your new local sandy beach stretches for more than a mile offering gorgeous walks at all times of the year. It also forms part of the South West Coast Path, a 600-mile footpath stretching around the coast of Devon and Cornwall, so you can extend your walks to the cliffs and the surrounding coastline. A new home in Dawlish means that the beach and breathtaking sunrises looking out over the gold-flecked sea, will only ever be a few minutes away. 

A great road and rail network from home

Dawlish benefits from its railway station that runs on a picturesque route right alongside the coast of this stretch of the English Riviera. You can leave your new home, Dawlish and be in the horse racing town of Newton Abbot (7 miles) via the A379 in 25 minutes, or head in the opposite direction for the city of Exeter (13 miles) in just over 35 minutes. The train to Exeter can take as little as 16 minutes, while the absolutely stunning coastal rail journey to Plymouth takes an hour. The nearest airport to your new home in Dawlish is Exeter (15 miles), which is around a half-hour drive.

Everything you need on the doorstep

Despite its size, Dawlish is well-served with amenities. There’s a large supermarket on the outskirts of town, a good choice of restaurants and a range of independent shops and popular chains along The Strand. There is a GP surgery and a community hospital in the town, and general hospitals nearby in neighbouring Exmouth and Teignmouth.

But, if you can’t find what you need in Dawlish, you’ll find it in the cathedral city of Exeter. An ancient settlement with a buzzing cultural scene and all the facilities and vibrant night life of a modern city. Buying a new property in Dawlish gives you the best of all worlds - life by the seaside with the county capital just a few minutes away.

New build homes in Dawlish

Persimmon Homes has a number of new houses available in Dawlish and new builds in Devon including new homes in Newton Abbot and Exeter. To find out more about new properties in your area, see our list of Persimmon developments below…