Retirement Apartments: The Top Reasons to Move to Devon

Have you considered retiring to Devon? The Guardian voted the county as one of the top places to retire in the UK and with its rural landscapes and beautiful coastlines it’s not hard to see why.

The beautiful English county ticks all the boxes for a content retirement living location. It’s perfectly situated to take advantage of the transport links including Exeter Airport and the motorway links to other UK counties making family visits accessible. If you have considered the move we are here to share our top reasons to move to Devon, plus introduce you to Holyshute Lodge retirement apartments - our recent development in Devon.

In 2009, Devon was named the best place to live in Britain by Country Life Magazine. People living in Devon enjoy a better quality of life than anywhere else in England. Devon is one of the biggest counties in Britain and loved for its rolling landscapes and areas of outstanding natural beauty. If you want to enjoy the tranquil countryside living and beautiful coastlines, Devon is the place to retire. 

Our 5 Reasons to Retire in Devon

Friendly people – Devon is among the happiest and friendliest places to live in the UK. Due to the tranquil, relaxed lifestyle people tend to be friendlier and will always greet you even if they don’t know you. If you choose to retire in Devon, you can be certain making friends and meeting new people will be a breeze.

Best Countryside and scenery in the UK – With its beautiful national parks Dartmoor and Exmoor, Devon’s countryside is a number one location in Britain for areas of outstanding natural beauty. You will definitely see more livestock than people when exploring the idyllic countryside. In your spare time, you can also explore the quaint towns and villages set amongst the stunning countryside.

Fantastic Coastlines – You are never far from the coast in Devon! It’s the charming seaside towns and sophisticated harbours like Salcombe and Dartmouth that attracts people the most. If coastal towns are what you love, Plymouth is the place for you. Known as Britain’s Ocean City, the town is one of Europe’s most vibrant waterfront cities popular for its dazzling views and history as an old English fishing village.

Local Produce – Whilst looking over the hedges in Devon’s countryside watching the animals eating the lush green grass, it’s not difficult to see why the local meat tastes so good. Even the top restaurants in London source the meat from Devon because it’s so good. As you may already know, Devon is famous for its clotted cream so enjoying a jam and clotted cream scone is always a treat when you live in the county. 

The Climate – The weather in Devon tends to be milder because it is heavily influenced by the North Atlantic Drift. In winter snow is generally uncommon and when the sun is shining over the rolling hills there is no finer place to be. Although the county does get its fair share of rain, the summers are warm with occasional hot spells.

If you have made the choice to retire to Devon take a look at Holyshute Lodge, our new development in the town of Honiton. Honiton is the perfect location to retire in Devon and definitely one of the friendliest market towns in the county. The Lodge is well located on the edge of the town centre within walking distance to all the local amenities. With 41 one and two bedroom retirement apartments all luxuriously finished, we are sure you will instantly fall in love with Holyshute Lodge.

If Devon is the right place for you to enjoy a happy fulfilled retirement come along and book a viewing with our Lodge manager at Holyshute Lodge. You can even enjoy some jam and cream scones in Honiton!

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