New build homes in Devon: Top 5 developments

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Dramatic countryside, beautiful beaches, friendly people and peaceful surroundings, what more could you ask for? If the thought of exploring the south western end of England sounds attractive, come and see some of the best new build homes in Devon, according to the very people who live there.

New build homes in Devon: top 5 developments

If the thought of cosying up to the country lifestyle in Devon appeals, then it’s high time you start searching. The ideal home may be easier to find than you think, and our top-ranked new property developments list can give you a head start. As always, we determine these rankings purely by the scores submitted by verified reviewers on HomeViews.

These are the current top five developments in Devon on HomeViews. Be sure to check back on this growing list as we add in new homes in Devon, and residents submit more reviews!

*PLEASE NOTE these rankings take into account how recently reviews have been submitted, so may not match the overall star ratings shown. More recent reviews are given a greater weighting to reflect current building performance.

1. The Gorge, EX1

Fresh
4.89 (13 reviews) 4.89 (13 reviews)
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A newcomer that’s making an exceptional debut, The Gorge is a Co-Living development situated in Exeter, perfect for professionals and keyworkers. Close to the city centre, The Gorge benefits from transport links and proximity to Exeter’s hospitals and the university. Residents benefit from spacious and fully furnished co-living studios, a friendly Residents’ Team, social spaces and events, all included in your monthly rent. Additionally, electric and water bills are also included in the rent. Join us for Friday cocktails, book clubs, mindfulness classes and headline parties, and so much more.

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2. Raleigh Holt, EX31

David Wilson Homes
4.48 (5 reviews) 4.48 (5 reviews)
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In second place for Devon, Raleigh Holt by David Wilson Homes is a collection of three and four-bedroom homes located in Pilton, Barnstable. Primary and secondary schools are a short walk away, while Saunton Sands and Woolacombe beach are also with easy reach.

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3. Hayne Farm, EX14

Baker Estates
4.37 (10 reviews) 4.37 (10 reviews)
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Rounding off our top three in Devon, Hayne Farm is a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes, located in the parish of Gittisham on the edge of the busy town of Honiton. Surrounding the development is more than eight acres of open space to explore and enjoy. Each home has been designed to take full advantage of the surroundings, alongside landscaping to blend in with the local environment.

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4. Bee Meadow, EX36

Baker Estates
4.33 (14 reviews) 4.33 (14 reviews)
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Fourth place is taken by the charmingly named Bee Meadow. This new community in the town of South Molton in North Devon offers a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes. Bee Meadow is surrounded by rolling Devon countryside, allowing resident’s to enjoy walks and some of North Devon’s beauty spots.

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5. Wolborough Mill, TQ12

Cavanna Homes
4.26 (5 reviews) 4.26 (5 reviews)
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Capping our list of the top five developments in the county, Wolborough Mill offers 26 brand new homes located in Newton Abbot. They’re all completed to a high specification, with wine coolers and white goods supplied as standard.

One happy resident had this to say: “This is a charming place to live. Quiet, with amenities close by. Plenty of visitor parking. Great house. Lovely design, with a good sized drive and garden.”

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Where is Devon?

Devon is tucked right down into the south west of England, also known as the ‘foot’ of Britain. It borders the ‘toe’ of Cornwall to the west and Somerset and Dorset to the east. It is a large, fairly open county with coastlines on both its north and south borders.

Why live in Devon?

Devon is an exceptionally popular place to live, offering stunning natural beauty, fresh air, beautiful towns and ready access to the coast. You can enjoy a slower, more tranquil pace of life here. Post-pandemic, this is a major plus for those escaping the big cities.

The county is brimming with characterful market towns (such as Ottery St Mary and Tavistock) and pretty villages like Thorverton. Both the north and south coastal area of Devon are packed with outstanding seaside resorts, like Plymouth and Torquay. And there are plenty of smaller coastal towns that are less touristy.

Exeter, the historical and administrative heart of the county, is also a great choice as a place to live. It’s a fast-growing city, with great transport links and a thriving tech sector and buzzing culinary and artisanal food scene. However, it hasn’t forgotten its roots, and the city centre is overlooked by the beautiful cathedral and all manner of architecturally impressive buildings.

One of the biggest plus points of this county, however, is the incomparable Devon countryside. Step outside the towns and cities and you’ll immediately be transported to a green, lush world that is the very essence of rural English living. You are massively spoilt for choice in terms of places to enjoy Devon’s natural beauty. Dartmoor National Park, the Blackdown Hills and many more outstanding spots are right on your doorstep.

What are average property prices in Devon like?

All these benefits do come at a price. Devon is comparatively expensive as a county. This is partially because of the rapid rise in house prices since 2021, when access to space and nature became particularly highly prized.

At the time of writing, April 2024, the average house price in Devon was over £339,000, according to Zoopla. This is a full £37,000 higher than the national average for England. It’s also £54,000 higher than the UK average, as recorded by the Office of National Statistics in December 2023.

While expensive, the property market here is broad, varied and offers no shortage of truly outstanding new homes in Devon. So even if the county-wide average is daunting, it’s still worth looking specifics. With a little diligence, it’s possible to find reasonably priced property for sale and rent in Devon.


We are constantly updating our developments and their rankings duly change as more residents offer up their opinions and scores. Be sure to check back on exciting new homes in Devon via our area guide below.

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