About Cavanna Homes

Cavanna Homes was established in 1923, a family business, building homes for nearly a century. Cavanna Homes are the largest independent house builder in the South West, and take pride in constructing homes of the highest standard.

Number of Developments

4

Ratings

3.83 Rating

Rating (based on 27 reviews)

Excellent

29.63%

Very Good

44.44%

Average

14.81%

Disappointing

3.70%

Very Poor

7.41%

Developments

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Cavanna = Meh

The experience from sales to owning has been nothing but horrendous. The sales team misold the house to us, then threatened to pull our purchase because we raised this as an issue and lied about us to the professionals involved in the transaction.

The house itself though looks great and is in a perfect location for us.

The house didn’t have anything key wrong with it – we could live in the house no problem. But there were many issues that needed resolving, some of which still aren’t sorted 6 months after moving in. Dealing with the development just feels like an endless battle of chasing chaser emails to even get a reply, let alone any work done.

I’ve even raised a complaint and they’ve breached the response time.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

The area is close enough to Exeter to be able to access without issues whilst having the distance from the centre. Being right on the motorway is also nice for traveling!

Downsides are it’s still being built up so there’s a lot of mess and building work around.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

How bad the customer service was from both sales and the customer service team.

What is the best feature of your home:

The house itself looks nice from the outside and the location is great.

2
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
3
Value
1
Management
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Happy private tenants

The houses are built well and this gives the development a pleasant appearance. Currently half the estate is still being finished, but soon we will have access to green space and a pond. There is access to a single footpath over the fields at the back of the estate. Access to the Moor is great if you have a car. We enjoy walking into town fairly often, but the walk back might prove challenging for anyone that struggles uphill.

There aren’t any facilities (it’s quite small) on the development and the nearest shop is a 10 min walk down the hill (15 mins back up). There are no street lights but the estate still feels very safe at night. During the day the development has a friendly, family, atmosphere. The only significant thing we would change is the tarmacing of the roads, as currently the ramps up to the drives have been left half finished.

We have only had a few maintenance issues as private tenants, but Cavanna have been quick to respond to any issues raised by our landlords.

The interior of the house is for the most part well done. However there are some minor issues like low windows, high kitchen cabinets and a large downstairs toilet. Overall compared to other new builds though these houses seem of a much better quality than average.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Tavistock is beautiful with lots of nice restaurants. The town can feel sleepy during the winter and busy in the summer. We have great access Dartmoor (10 mins) as well as Plymouth (30 mins). The distance to the A30 can 20-30 mins to any travel towards Exeter or beyond. The sea is about 50 minutes away.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

The kitchen cupboards are installed quite high so if you’re not tall yourself then you may need a stool to reach the very top.

What is the best feature of your home:

The main bedroom is well sized, and we have plenty of room for the two of us throughout.

3
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
5
Management
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Beautiful and spacious development

Beautifully designed houses that are spacious with amazing sized gardens. Ours was finished to a very high standard. Looking forward to when the tennis court and play area is open. Staff have always been pleasant. Delay on completing the development but my kids love diggers so that hasn’t bothered us!

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

Stunning views all around and close to some lovely country walks, however a bit of a walk to shops and restaurants. Very spacious with lots of green areas.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

We moved in during the winter and the garden wasn’t finished because of the weather. This meant we didn’t have a garden for a long time.

What is the best feature of your home:

Massive garden. Beautiful open plan kitchen/dining area. A blank slate to put our own stamp on!

4
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
5
Value
5
Management
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Is my Cavanna home a good one?

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.
Very poor customer service from Cavanna. Snagging list seems endless. I am still waiting for several jobs to be done to complete my property after almost 2 years! No response to emails/ phone calls/ complaints. If you buy a Cavanna property be prepared for a very long wait for jobs to be completed or rectified.

Please tell us what you like and dislike about this area:

This development is conveniently located about a 10 mins walk to the town centre. Plenty of pubs/restaurants and shops to choose from. It is quiet and quite charming on the edge of beautiful walks. No traffic noise or anti social behaviour. Bin collection is excellent, and visitor parking is available.
There is good public transport a short walk away. Only down side is that this development is at the top of a very steep hill, so the walk home from town/ transport is quite a challenge! You need to be fit!

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

It would of been very helpful to know that the after sales team would be a long process, therefore sub contractors, gardeners etc could be booked in to “fit” with dates/timings.

What is the best feature of your home:

The position is fabulous. The aesthetics of the development is admirable, and charming.

3
Facilities
5
Design
5
Location
4
Value
2
Management
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