The top reasons for living in Devon…

Should you be considering a move to Devon, there’s a number of benefits of living in this beautiful area, from enjoying a relaxing life, falling for its lovely characteristics and it’s endearing charm. There’s plenty of reasons to purchase a residential or retirement home in Devon

From to moors to the sea…


The outdoors

When it comes to Devon, should you be keen on the outdoors both Dartmoor and Exmoor are great for cycling and walking as well as for nature lovers and photographers, there’s also many national parks to visit.

Water sports

Should you be into water sports like sailing and fishing, then Devon is the perfect place with miles of beaches and freshwater lakes.


If you’re a country lover then you can enjoy the rolling hills of Devon landscape, travelling around Devon really is a constant visual pleasure. Whilst the countryside is vast, it’s never inaccessible and is historically timeless.

The beach

Being the only county in England with two separate coastlines means you’ll never be short of a beach to visit. Whether you’re looking for a sandy or pebbly beach, a small cove or a huge expanse, you’ll find it at Devon.

Neighbouring cities

Plymouth is just around the corner and is only about a one hour drive, it includes a vibrant waterfront and there’s something for everyone. The City of Exeter is literally about five minutes away and is a great place for shopping as well as historical places to visit.



The food and drink

Local produce

The local produce in Devon is totally fresh, you can’t get any better, the home reared meat in Devon is some of the best in the country. You may be surprised to know that a lot of the top London restaurants source their meat from Devon farmers, it’s known for being the most flavoursome.

Farm outlets and farmers markets

There’s always a farm outlet having an event or a farmers market open, they’re renowned in Devon and you’ll always be spoilt for choice with the variety of food they have on offer.

Hotels, pubs and restaurants

Devon is also home to some of the country’s best hotels which serve some of the most renowned food, this includes the Michael Caine’s World and Gidleigh Park. But you don’t have to dine at this level to enjoy Devon’s beautiful food, there’s plenty of more understated restaurants and local pubs across the area which all serve good wholesome food that won’t break the bank.

The climate

Weather forecast

Devon’s weather forecast is just lovely, it’s usually milder in Devon with the surrounding areas tending to get more rain, but when the sun is out over the rolling landscapes, there’s no place more beautiful, with lush gardens and rolling views.


The beautiful skies of Devon are totally clear and perfect for stargazing, on a night after the sun has set, it couldn’t be a more perfect place to gaze at the stars.


Relaxing environment

No hustle and bustle

Unlike the city, Devon is peaceful and relaxing, but don’t let this trick you into thinking it’s quiet and ‘boring’ as it’s the opposite. There’s plenty of things to see and do as well as lots of local events happening that you can join in with. Devon is a place where you can forget about stress and pressure and just sit back and relax.


So what are you waiting for, get in touch with Otter Valley Park today and take a look at our Residential homes in Devon!