As a quaint North Devonshire market town, South Molton takes life at a slower pace in some of the county’s most inspiring countryside. But it’s full of cultural delights too. Popularly known as ‘the gateway to Exmoor’, it boasts beautiful buildings from a wool-trading past, as well as a thriving cafe scene.
An hour’s drive from Exeter and 40 minutes to the nearest beach mean you’re always on the verge of a day trip to remember too. And at Wain Homes, you’ll find a range of new homes in South Molton for sale across our selection of new build developments in the area.
A population of just 5,000 people offers privacy and peace of mind
Over 70 local businesses gather twice a week for the Country Pannier Market
Schools rank higher than average for reading, writing, maths and GCSE grades
You have Exmoor National Park on your doorstep
The North Devon Coast lies 20 miles to the west
WHY SOUTH MOLTON IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
South Molton has plenty to offer families, couples and remote workers — or anyone looking to join a tight community that has been making a name for itself for centuries.
Remnants of the town’s industrial history stand proudly next to independent cafes, pubs and bistros. Highlights include The Guildhall, which holds a museum and assembly room, and St. Mary Magdalene’s, a medieval church. Many modern businesses congregate along King Street and Broad Street. The nearby Quince Honey Farm also serves up delicious produce from one of the world’s largest honeybee exhibits.
Exmoor National Park — spanning 692km² — is just up from the A361 and North Molton. You can hike, cycle or stroll through untamed fields and woodland. Better yet, the beach is never far away. Residents of South Molton are perfectly placed to enjoy the rugged coastline that Devon is famous for. Families with school age children will be pleased to know that there are five schools in the local area rated as “Good” by Ofsted, whilst the University of Exeter is less than an hour away.
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Stunning aesthetics, creative artisans and a country paradise are all on offer in South Molton. The town is also blessed with good transport links. The nearest airport is 27 miles south in Exeter. The road to Tiverton eventually leads to the M5 and Bristol, which you can reach in under two hours, making South Molton fairly well connected.
If you’re looking for new homes for sale in South Molton, Devon, you’ll find a range of new build developments in the local area at Wain Homes.
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