Devon and Somerset Covering East, Mid and North Devon (also covering West and Northwest Devon) and West Somerset Regional Information

Stacks Devon and Somerset have bought and rented properties for clients all over these wonderful counties for many different purposes.

Our clients have bought shooting estates on Exmoor, buy to lets, family homes with land on Dartmoor for access to the great schools in Exeter and good country houses in Somerset for its quick train service to London and access to Taunton schools. These are just a few of the examples of the variety that this area offers and the broad knowledge and experience that we share with our clients.

Rainfall

Below is a rainfall contour map for the peninsula from which you can see that whilst we have a higher than average rainfall here, the reality is that these areas of higher rainfall are restricted to specific locations, usually upland areas and their rainshadows.

For a detailed look at todays weather in the West Country click on http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/sw/watchet_forecast_weather.html

Light Pollution

Most of us in the West Country enjoy the privilege of a star filled sky at night when the weather permits. If light pollution is important to you in choosing a location you may find this map useful.

Air
Exeter airport has daily scheduled flights to and from Belfast, the Channel Islands, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich, together with flights to Alicante, Malaga and Paris http://www.exeter-airport.co.uk

Trains

The main London (Paddington) to Penzance line provides a fast and frequent service to Taunton, Tiverton Parkway and Exeter with sub two hour journeys to London from Taunton on certain services. The London (Waterloo) to Exeter line is single track for much of its length and consequently much slower but it does provide a useful service via Honiton.
Paddington – First Great Western – fastest journey time to Exeter of 2 hours 4 minutes
Waterloo – South West Trains Cross-country throughout the UK – Virgin Trains.

Road

There are two main routes to Exeter from London, the M4 to Bristol/ M5 to Exeter, which can be done in 3 hours, and the M3/A303 via Basingstoke/Andover, which can be done in a similar time when traffic is light – Exeter airport has daily scheduled flights to and from Belfast, the Channel Islands, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich, together with flights to Alicante, Malaga and Paris.

The spread of property types and prices is considerable. Devon cottages are available away from the coast and sub regional centres from £300,000. Good village houses from £600,000, Old Rectories from £900,000 and hobby farms from £750,000. The exceptions are the coasts where proximity to the sea invariably commands a premium. This premium is considerably less on the North coast.

The Excellent private schools in Exeter, Taunton, and Tiverton are also having a significant uplift on the values of good houses within 15 minutes drive as does proximity to the mainline stations at Taunton, Tiverton Parkway and Exeter. The areas of the counties not affected by these factors, principally inland north west Devon still represent the best value for money.

There is a great diversity in the style of state school available, from the tiny village primary schools on the edge of Exmoor the large, highly acclaimed secondary schools in all the major towns and cities. Colyton Grammer, near Honiton is currently the best performing state school in the country.

Independent Schools

These are listed below. Many operate bus services to outlying rural areas.

  • Blundell’s Preparatory School |     01884 252393    01884 252393     01884 252393 | www.blundells.org | 3-11
  • Blundell’s Preparotory School Blundell’s Road Tiverton Devon EX16 4NA
  • Blundell’s School | 01884 252543 | www.blundells.org | 11-18
  • Blundell’s School Blundell’s Road Tiverton Devon EX16 4DN Bruton School for Girls | 01749 814 400
  • Bruton School for Girls Sunny Hill Bruton Somerset BA10 0NTBrymore School | 01278 652369 | www.brymore.somerset.sch.uk | 13-17 Brymore School Cannington Bridgwater Somerset TA5 2NB
  • Exeter Cathedral School | 01392 255298 | 3-13Exeter Cathedral School The Chantry Palace Gate Exeter Devon EX1 1HX
  • Exeter School | 01392 258712 | www.exeterschool.org.uk | 7-18 Exeter School Victoria Park Road Exeter Devon EX2 4NS
  • Grenville College | 01237 472 212 | www.grenvillecollege.co.uk | 2-18Grenville College Belvoir Road Bideford Devon EX39 3JP
  • Kelly College | 01822 813100 | www.kellycollege.com | 11-18Kelly College Tavistock Devon PL19 0HZ
  • Kings College | 01823 328204 | www.kings-taunton.co.uk | 13-18Kings College South Road Taunton Somerset TA1 3LA
  • Kings Hall | 01823 285921 | www.kingshalltaunton.co.uk | 3-13 Kings Hall Kingston Road Taunton Somerset TA2 8AA
  • Manor House School | 01404 42026 | www.manorhouseschoolhoniton.co.uk | 2-11Manor House School Springfield House Offwell Honiton Devon EX14 9TL
  • Millfield | 01458 442291 | www.millfieldschool.com | 13-18 Millfield Street Somerset BA16 0YD
  • Queen’s College | 01823 272559 | www.queenscollege.org.uk | 3-1 Queen’s College Trull Road Taunton Somerset TA1 4QS
  • Shebbear College | 01409 282000 | www.shebbearcollege.co.uk
  • St Johns School | 01395 513984 | www.st-johns.devon.sch.ukPrep St Johns School Broadway Sidmouth Devon EX10 8RG
  • St Margaret’s School | 01392 273197 | www.stmargarets-school.co.ukSt Margaret’s School 147 Magdalen Road Exeter Devon EX2 4TS
  • Taunton School | 01823 349200 | www.tauntonschool.co.uk | 13-18 Taunton School Staplegrove Road Taunton Somerset
  • The Maynard School | 01392 355990 | www.maynard.co.ukThe Maynard School Denmark Road Exeter Devon EX1 1SJ
  • Wellington School | 01823 668800 | www.wellington-school.org.uk | 10-18 Wellington School South Street Wellington Somerset TA21 8NT
  • West Buckland School | 01598 760281 | www.westbuckland.devon.sch.uk | 3-18 West Buckland School West Buckland Barnstaple Devon EX32 0SX

What will a Stacks buying agent in Devon and Somerset Covering East, Mid and North Devon (also covering West and Northwest Devon) and West Somerset do for you?

Professional Expertise

We’ll talk with you about how you want to live, the demands of your work, and your plans. We’ll establish what you need from your next home… and why.

Finding a Property

We’ll scour the market, bend the ears of our contacts, and hound the estate agents. We’ll leave no stone unturned to find the right home for you.

Saving you Money

We’ll haggle hard and bring all that we’ve discovered to bear to agree the best terms on your behalf. Our clients enjoy preferred bidder status with estate agents. 

Trouble Free Completion

We’ll problem-bust, tackle obstacles, arrange surveys, and liaise with planners. A myriad of issues can raise their head at this point… we’ll deal with them all for you.

Call Nick to discuss what you are looking for.
Tel: 07977 490574 

 

 

 

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