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Move over Cornwall, there's a new south west hotspot, say Devon estate agents

After going under the radar for some time, property for sale in Devon has been cast into the spotlight. Quicker to access from the south east than Cornwall, home to the majestic Dartmoor national park and enjoying two stretches of coastline on opposing side of the country, Devon has become a favourite among home movers looking to escape the rat race, say Devon estate agents. For many years Cornwall has been the south west destination of choice for frazzled urbanites looking for the idyllic 'staycation' with many of those visiting turning into second home owners or even permanent residents. Names like Padstow, Rock, Port Isaac, St Agnes, Polzeath and Wadebridge have become associated with everyone from chef Rick Stein to Prime Minister David Cameron. However, some holidaymakers and property buyers are looking to neighbouring areas for more a more undiscovered, less commercialised vibe. Devon estate agents, including Winkworth, are doing brisk business with buyers from within the county as well as property investors, second home hunters and those looking to move from London and the Home Counties. The most requested Devon destinations include Exeter, Tavistock, Croyde, Tiverton, Barnstaple, Bideford, South Molton, Salcombe, Newton Abbot and Seaton. Here's the Winkworth guide to Devon according to types of property buyer: For the holiday let investor Cottages and houses for sale in Devon along the coastline make great holiday lets and Winkworth often sells established bed and breakfast properties. The English Channel coastline - known as the English Riviera - is home to coastal resorts including Dawlish, Torquay and Brixham. To the north of the county is the Bristol Channel coastline, where you'll find Ilfracombe, Croyde and Northam. For the student accommodation investor Exeter has its own university and with the swell of students comes investment opportunities. As well as houses suitable for multiple occupation, there are a number of designated new build developments exclusively for student lets, including Red Cow Village. A selection of one and two-bedroom apartments are available for purchase through Winkworth, with occupation for the 2014/2015 academic year. For city to city movers Aside for the university, Exeter is a magnet for young couples and professionals looking for slick retail and leisure facilities. Expect plenty of new build apartments, as found at Porchester Heights, The Old Bakery and Trinity Court in Exeter's Southernhay district. Period properties for sale in Exeter can be found all over the city, with fine examples on Heavitree Road, Colleton Crescent, Barnfield Road and Belmont Road. For lifestyle swap buyers Properties for sale in Devon inevitably offer a change of pace, especially if the purchaser is moving from a busy city or urban environment. Inland Devon is blessed with beautiful countryside and rolling hills. If in search of pastures new, be sure to visit the Exe Valley, Sidmouth Gap, Woodbury, Dunchideocke and Gulworthy. The homes are spacious, views dramatic and cream teas aplenty, say Winkworth Devon estate agents. If you have a property for sale in Devon or would like to move to the county, contact the Winkworth estate agents in Devon today.

After going under the radar for some time, property for sale in Devon has been cast into the spotlight. Quicker to access from the south east than Cornwall, home to the majestic Dartmoor national park and enjoying two stretches of coastline on opposing side of the country, Devon has become a favourite among home movers looking to escape the rat race, say Devon estate agents.

For many years Cornwall has been the south west destination of choice for frazzled urbanites looking for the idyllic 'staycation' with many of those visiting turning into second home owners or even permanent residents. Names like Padstow, Rock, Port Isaac, St Agnes, Polzeath and Wadebridge have become associated with everyone from chef Rick Stein to Prime Minister David Cameron.

However, some holidaymakers and property buyers are looking to neighbouring areas for more a more undiscovered, less commercialised vibe. Devon estate agents, including Winkworth, are doing brisk business with buyers from within the county as well as property investors, second home hunters and those looking to move from London and the Home Counties. The most requested Devon destinations include Exeter, Tavistock, Croyde, Tiverton, Barnstaple, Bideford, South Molton, Salcombe, Newton Abbot and Seaton.

Here's the Winkworth guide to Devon according to types of property buyer:

For the holiday let investor Cottages and houses for sale in Devon along the coastline make great holiday lets and Winkworth often sells established bed and breakfast properties. The English Channel coastline - known as the English Riviera - is home to coastal resorts including Dawlish, Torquay and Brixham. To the north of the county is the Bristol Channel coastline, where you'll find Ilfracombe, Croyde and Northam.

For the student accommodation investor Exeter has its own university and with the swell of students comes investment opportunities. As well as houses suitable for multiple occupation, there are a number of designated new build developments exclusively for student lets, including Red Cow Village. A selection of one and two-bedroom apartments are available for purchase through Winkworth, with occupation for the 2014/2015 academic year.

For city to city movers Aside for the university, Exeter is a magnet for young couples and professionals looking for slick retail and leisure facilities. Expect plenty of new build apartments, as found at Porchester Heights, The Old Bakery and Trinity Court in Exeter's Southernhay district. Period properties for sale in Exeter can be found all over the city, with fine examples on Heavitree Road, Colleton Crescent, Barnfield Road and Belmont Road.

For lifestyle swap buyers Properties for sale in Devon inevitably offer a change of pace, especially if the purchaser is moving from a busy city or urban environment. Inland Devon is blessed with beautiful countryside and rolling hills. If in search of pastures new, be sure to visit the Exe Valley, Sidmouth Gap, Woodbury, Dunchideocke and Gulworthy. The homes are spacious, views dramatic and cream teas aplenty, say Winkworth Devon estate agents.

If you have a property for sale in Devon or would like to move to the county, contact the Winkworth estate agents in Devon today.

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