Why Buy Holiday Homes in Devon?

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Renowned for its dramatic landscapes, North Devon has escaped much of the modern day commercialism associated with many tourist areas.

Popular with a broad clientele, this stretch of coast was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural beauty in 1959. Compromising of a total of 171 square kilometres, the North Devon AONB spans from Marsland Mouth on the Cornish border to Combe Martin and the edge of the Exmoor National Park.

The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty status means the area is nationally protected for the beauty of its landscape. It is made up of several distinct landscape types, each with its own special habitats and geology, including the most vulnerable and beautiful parts of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve centred around the village of Braunton and its estuary.

Due to the fantastic beaches, plentiful attractions and distinct landscape, Devon holiday homes are a popular choice. Excellent transport links mean travelling to North Devon is quick and easy. The M5 motorway takes you right down to the junction with the main link road, the A361 leading to Barnstaple and then even Exeter airport is only 40 miles away.

The area hosts a wide variety of gardens and houses, family attractions, theatres and leisure facilities. Sea and coarse fishing are accessible nearby and there are three top golf courses including two championship courses at Saunton. For golfers, second homes in Devon are the ideal choice. Lodges in Devon will provide much welcomed relaxing accommodation after a hard round of golf but with the space to store golf clubs and other kit.

Blue flag beaches are plentiful making the North Devon coast hugely popular with families. Lodges range from two bedroom to four bedroom properties. The three bedrooms properties are ideally suited to families. As these lodges are a permanent fixture, phone lines can be installed and Sky television both highly benefit for families.

The highly popular beaches of Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde bring a different clientele to North Devon. Surfing at these beaches is renowned amongst the surfing community. All three with a Blue Flag rating with a combined 10 kilometres of golden, sandy beach between. The rides at Croyde tend to be quite short so this beach is popular with shortboarders. The longer beaches of Woolacoombe and Saunton are less busy and provide longer rides.

Whether looking at buying Devon holiday homes as a holiday home or a retirement escape, North Devon caterers for everyone with its beautiful scenery and endless things to do.

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