Devon Property Search

Fine property search agents for Devon. We’ll help you find, select, negotiate for & buy fine coastal, waterside, coastal and country property in Devon. Contact us on 01392 433 554.

Devon Property Search Agents


Buying property is much more than just finding a house. It’s about finding a place to call home.

Since 1999, we’ve independently advised individuals buying fine property in some of the most beautiful locations in England.

From coast to country, we offer the advantages of keen local buying insight with decades of buying and negotiating experience.

Local and Independent

From start to finish, we solely represent your buying interests with a uniquely personal service designed to ease the difficulties, uncertainties, risks and frustrations of making substantial purchases alone or with incomplete knowledge.

Why Choose Us?

We relieve you of paperwork, fruitless viewing trips and handle complex, sensitive negotiations to your advantage.

We’ll give you a fresh certainty about buying the right property, in the right location and at the right price.

Nigel Bishop has been helping clients buy property in Devon and the South West since 1999. For an informal discussion about how a property search agent  could help you buy property in Devon, call us on 01392 433 554.

At over 2,500 square miles, 200 miles of coastline and hundreds of small villages, property buyers often require specialist help to find and acquire the right property in Devon, in the right location and at the right price.

Living in Devon

Why Buy Property In Devon?

Devon is a large county, with lots of fabulous property. It’s a perfect country escape, well-connected, with plenty of stunning country, beach and coastal properties for sale. Devon is arguably one of the best places to live in the UK, as a Country Life survey revealed in 2009.

Devon was voted as England’s best county to live in by Country Life, factoring in categories everything from crime figures to food to green space, council performance and composting.

The pace of life is undoubtedly more relaxed in the South West. If you’re looking for a country house, a quiet little town, a beach property or a quiet life in one of the hundreds of villages dotted across the county, you’ve made a great choice by selecting Devon.

Whilst Cornwall is undeniably beautiful, for some property buyers it’s just a shade too far away from large cities like London and many find that Devon, whilst being comfortably far away and with its own gravity, is also very well connected with the rest of the country from the M5 and by rail.

The Devon Lifestyle

Those relocating to Devon do so for the lifestyle. Occupying an iconic place in the British psyche Devon boasts wide open spaces from Dartmoor to rolling fields and fabulous beaches – you’re not simply buying into property, you’re buying into a lifestyle where a beach walk can be a regular evening occurrence, not just a treat once or twice a year.  

It’s not unusual to find yourself driving down single track country roads with high Devon hedges and moss growing down the middle of the road!

But for all it’s rural charm, Exeter, Devon’s capital still boasts modern shopping and the modern luxuries you might be accustomed to, including an Apple Store, John Lewis, department stores and a thriving central shopping area.

Best Places To Live

Where are the best places to live in Devon?

It’s a hard question to answer, because it depends entirely on your circumstances. A secluded country location may be perfect for one family, but could be completely inappropriate for other buyers.

There are certainly some extraordinary towns which are worth considering and are popular choices for many moving down here, but they’re the tip of the iceberg:

  • Salcombe
  • Dartmouth
  • Kingsbridge
  • Budleigh Salterton
  • Chagford
  • Topsham

Coastal Property in Devon

The South West boasts a wealth of coastal property for sale. The South West Coastal Path alone, runs some 630 miles from Minehead in Somerset to Poole in Dorset. The path travels through a diverse set of landscapes from the soporific coastline of South Devon, to the dramatic and rugged Atlantic coastlines of North Devon and Cornwall.

The level of coastal property available for sale in the South West is equally diverse from ancient fishermen’s cottages to splendid manor houses as well as stunning contemporary architecture.

If you’re looking for surfing, you’ll head straight to the Atlantic on the north coast of Devon. For more sedate and warmer sea waters, you’ll choose South Devon.

For many, the idea of coastal property need not always include a sea view. Sometimes, just being close to beaches, walks and activities is sufficient to provide the lifestyle change you seek.

Waterside Property

Fine waterside property is also available across Devon. Major rivers include the Dart, Exe, Teign, Tamar, Plym, Avon and Axe.

Independent Schools

Devon is exceptionally well served by independent schools including the following:

  • Taunton King’s College, Taunton School, Queen’s College
  • Blundells, Tiverton
  • Wellington
  • West Buckland, Barnstaple
  • Kelly College, Tavistock

Why Use A Property Search Agent?

Fewer Wasted Journeys

Many clients contact us when their own searches have proven fruitless or expensive.

In Devon, particularly, distance is a major consideration in the property finding process.

Time & Money

Property searching can take a great deal of time, energy and money if you don’t already live in Devon, or the South West and know the local area.

A property search agent can help you identify the right property and location quickly, and help you make what perhaps is amongst the largest financial decisions you’ll ever make.

The Best Property Alway Goes Fast

It’s a misconception that a generally slower property market means it’s easier to buy the right property. In fact, the best property sells fast in almost any market, and holds its value better too. We can help you make those distinctions and conduct negotations on your behalf to achieve the right price.

As buying agents, we expect to find you the very finest property matching your requirements and budget.

Local Buying Experts

Buying in an unfamiliar location can be a minefield. With local experts on your side, you’ll be armed with inside knowledge to make the best purchase choices for you and your family.

Experienced, Objective Negotiators

When you find a home you want to purchase, the negotiation stage is key.

An impartial, detached and experienced negotiator can make a significant difference to final purchase price you pay.

Off Market Property

In the current climate, where some sellers are reluctant to put their property on the Devon property market, it’s invaluable to use someone who has the right contacts and can put you in touch with properties that are not yet advertised for sale.

This is particularly true at the much higher end of the market.

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