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Okehampton is located in the heart of Devon. Perched on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, the town is a very attractive proposition for hikers, bikers and nature lovers alike. The town is well equipped for outdoor life with shops catering for the adventurous as well as lots of local independent retailers and excellent eateries. The schools are good, there’s a medical centre and a leisure centre too.

Your new home in Okehampton has a splendid 11th century fortress and has preserved the UK’s last water-powered forge. Forging ahead, your new build in Okehampton has a newly re-opened Dartmoor Line railway connecting Okehampton with Crediton and Exeter. It’s also on the A30 for easy travel across Devon and Cornwall.

Living in Okehampton

Great amenities straight from home

As an ancient town, Okehampton is well served by a Charter Market that takes place in Red Lion Yard is packed with local crafts and produce - with a specialist farmers' market taking place every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. The main street has a good number of independent shops and cafes, as well as the choice of three national supermarkets. 

Dartmoor on the doorstep

Okehampton is the ideal place to climb Dartmoor's highest point High Willhays Tor - or to discover windswept Postbridge, ancient Widecombe-in-the-Moor, or enjoy a cream tea at Chagford. History lovers will enjoy the long walk to the Meldon Viaduct. Alternatively, just stay at home in Okehampton and explore Okehampton Castle or Finch Foundry. The natural beauty of the waterfall at National Trust Lydford Gorge or the colourful planting at RHS Rosemoor Garden are sure to become favourites. Need somewhere for small people to let off steam? Head to the Milky Way Adventure Park or the BIG sheep.

Travels from home

The A30 main route through Devon to Cornwall bypasses south of Okehampton, making commutes to Exeter (25 miles), Plymouth (30 miles) and Tavistock (16 miles away) easy. The newly re-opened railway makes your new home in Okehampton commuter friendly, with superfast services to Tavistock and Exeter. Stagecoach South West also operates bus services to all major cities and towns in the area including Exeter, Launceston and Tavistock. The nearest international airport is Exeter, just 30 miles away. 

New build homes in Okehampton

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