New Build Homes in Barnstaple

Widely regarded as the “capital of North Devon”, Barnstaple is a historic market town and a fantastic place to live. With a growing population, it continues to be popular amongst people considering a move to North Devon.

The river port town on the banks of the River Taw is also one of the UK’s oldest boroughs, with a population of around 46,000 people. At Wain Homes, you’ll find a range of new homes for sale in Barnstaple. 

Barnstaple was named the best place to live in Devon in 2022

The beach is just 25 minutes’ drive from Barnstaple

The town is packed with independent shops, cafes and restaurants

There are 15 schools rated as either “Good” or “Outstanding” by Ofsted in Barnstaple

Barnstaple enjoys great transport links, with Exeter Airport one hour away



It’s easy to see why Barnstaple is such a popular place to live. The North Devon market town continues to be one of the top towns in the county and was even voted as the best place to live in Devon in 2022. Families with school age children will be pleased to know that there are 15 schools rated as either “Good” or “Outstanding” in and around the area. Those given the “Outstanding” rating include Pilton Infants’ School and Newport Community School Primary Academy, while those rated as “Good” include Ashleigh CofE Primary School and Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School.

And it’s not just the schools that make Barnstaple such a great place to live, with a number of beaches just 20-25 minutes’ drive from the town. Whether you like surfing, walking across the dunes, paddling in the water or just sitting on the sand, the likes of Saunton Sands, Combe Martin Beach, Lee Bay and Woolacombe are all fantastic options close by. Its proximity to Exmoor National Park also ensures Barnstaple is a great place to live for those that love the great outdoors.

At the heart of the town is Pannier Market – Barnstaple’s historic market that hosts many events throughout the year. Residents of Barnstaple also have access to plenty of independent shops, cafes and bars, with Butchers Row a particularly popular spot. Other great attractions in and around the local area include The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, Exmoor Zoo and Queen’s Theatre.

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Barnstaple is also blessed with great transport links, linking it to the M5 motorway and nearby Exeter. The town has a reliable bus service and its own railway station with direct services into Exeter taking around an hour and a quarter. Exeter Airport is an hour’s drive away from Barnstaple.

If you want to call Barnstaple home, you’ll find a range of new build homes in Barnstaple for sale with Wain Homes.



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