Devon, like its neighbour Cornwall is considered a wonderful place to have property. Therefore we thought we would have a run through of the top 5 most expensive places in the region.
Top of our list is Thurlsestone with an average property price of £640,000. It lies within South Devon and is popular for its spectacular beach. The residents are generally older as the entry point to buy property is less accessible to younger families. And the area comes with a very large golf course.
This town is next to the multi millionaires location of Sandbanks and its prices are not too far behind. Likewise it is on the sea and comes with an average property price of £603,000. The town is famous for its restaurants and bars and indeed various celebrities have been seen frequenting the area.
Because its properties are so expensive, it if often out of reach of the locals and indeed it was revealed that 57% of the town’s houses were in fact second homes.
- Bigbury on Sea
Next on the list of most expensive places in Devon is Bigbury on Sea with an average property price of £417,000. Like Salcombe, many of the properties here are second homes, despite its poor transport links.
The location is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Burgh Island lies just offshore.
- Budleigh Salterton
Fourth on our list comes Budleigh Salterton with an average cost of property of £359,000.
This has a dramatic coastline with many quaint little towns along the way. Its residents are generally an older crowd, so lots of croquet, bowls and bridge go on in the area. Its transport links are not close by, some say deliberately so.
The final location that makes our list is Woolacombe which comes in with an average property price of £283,000. This has a 3 mile beach of glorious sand, which is regularly awarded excellent status. It is also considered a surfers paradise.