Saunton Sands beach looking through the dunes out to sea

Live in the Dream by Moving to the South West

Imagine living in a region where you can enjoy the picturesque countryside, stunning coastal landscapes and escape the big city.

Welcome to the South West!

Explore the benefits of moving to the South West, a gorgeous region where you can experience a better quality of life, access to great schools, and a leisurely lifestyle that will make all your friends jealous. So, let’s dive in and discover what our fantastic region has to offer.

Outstanding Natural Beauty

The South West boasts some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, with incredible views, lush green valleys, and a gorgeous coastline just waiting to be explored. This part of England is known for its better weather and milder winters compared to the northeast and the rest of the UK.

It is home to a variety of attractions, from historic castles and stately homes to quaint little villages and bustling cities.

Additionally, with its blend of captivating landscapes like Dartmoor National Park, peaceful rural communities, and easy access to major towns and cities, the West Country perfectly balances the tranquillity of the countryside and the conveniences of modern living. Cavanna Homes has a choice of both rural retreats and close-to-city locations to suit every need with their new build homes in the South West.

Image of Bude beach from the upper headland

Coastal Liv

The incredible coastline features some of the best beaches in the UK, such as Fistral Beach, Porthminster Beach, Woolacombe Bay, and Summerleaze Beach, close to our new homes at Bellevue in Bude. Coastal living provides easy access to a vast array of leisure activities, as well as picturesque harbours and charming seaside towns and dont forgte to check out the South West Coast Path for 630 miles of rugged coastal walks from Minehead in Somerset, right round the whole peninsula to Poole in Dorset.

Living in the South West

With lower costs compared to the average price of living in big cities like central London, you can enjoy a better quality of life without breaking the bank.

New build homes in Devon are becoming more enticing as people are still overwhelmed by the allure of the county as it offers city, rural and coastal lifestyles.

And, of course, not to forget that new build homes in Cornwall are equally as popular with young families looking to be close to coastal activities as well as low crime rates. Moving to one of the most beautiful regions in the UK has never been more advantageous.

Clovelly street view in Devon

Education and Schools

The region has a strong reputation for its excellent educational offerings, with a wide variety of primary and secondary schools to suit students.
The region also has many further education institutions, providing ample opportunities for students to pursue their academic and professional goals without having to leave the county.

Primary Schools

With a multitude of primary schools in the South West, young families here can rest assured that their children will have access to high-quality education at good schools in a safe and nurturing environment. From tiny village schools to larger city schools, including private schools, parents have a wealth of options when it comes to selecting the best primary school for their child’s needs.

Secondary Schools

There is a diverse range of secondary schools, both state and private, offering a variety of educational experiences and opportunities for personal growth. With top-performing institutions like Winton Academy, Truro School, Penrice Academy, and Uffculme School, (rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted) which our development at Oak Mount in Hemyock is within the catchment area, parents can be confident in the quality of education available to their children.

These schools provide a full range of academic and extracurricular activities, from traditional sports and music to more modern pursuits such as coding and robotics. With a wide range of options, students can find the right fit for their interests and abilities.

Further Education

The South West is home to several prestigious universities, such as Falmouth University, the University of Bath, the University of Bristol, and the University of Exeter, which is a short drive or bus journey from our Equinox community on the outskirts of the city. These institutions offer a wide range of courses and degrees in various subjects, ensuring that it suits students’ ambitions for ample opportunities to pursue their academic and professional aspirations.

Employment Opportunities

The South West offers a thriving job market with a diverse range of employment opportunities in key industries such as farming, food, tech, and aerospace. With the biggest employers in the region, like Pennon Group, Rick Stein, Norton Group Holdings Limited, and Devonport Royal, job seekers have lots of options to choose from.

Leisure and Lifestyle

After a hard day at work, using the region’s incredible nature is a fantastic way to relax and unwind. There is a rich and varied leisure and lifestyle scene, with outdoor activities, local landmarks, and annual festivals catering to a wide range of interests and passions.

From surfing and sailing to hiking and cycling, there are plenty of ways to explore the region’s stunning coastline and countryside in your spare time. And with fabulous North Devon, already a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its roughly 19 miles of stunning coastline were recently crowned a World Surfing Reserve you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Devon’s south coast offers a diverse mix of culture and activities. Whether family fun at Crealy Theme Park, activities and leisure time at the Quayside, or a cultural tour of Exeter Cathedral. There are options to suit all tastes.

In addition to wonderful scenery and a vast number of leisure activities, you’ll be guaranteed fantastic shopping experiences all over the region. Whether shopping centres or large retailers in one of the many major towns in the region or a more quaint, personal experience in one of the many idyllic coastal villages. The one thing you can be assured of is variety.

Surfer walking in the waves on a beach in Devon

Local Landmarks & History

The South West is home to a number of iconic landmarks, from castles and abbeys to The Eden Project and sports venues such as the home of rugby’s Exeter Chiefs, Sandy Park, and everything in between. Many of the historic sites offer a fascinating insight into the region’s rich history and culture, providing plenty of opportunities for exploration and adventure.
In addition, there are a great number of local events, such as May Day Parades, Fairs and Regattas that all add to the region’s vibrant cultural scene, making the South West a truly unique and captivating place to call home.

Local Produce and Dining

The South West is renowned for its delicious fresh produce and dining options, with farm-to-table restaurants and food markets offering a taste of the region’s culinary delights.
These restaurants and markets provide a unique opportunity to sample the best of the region’s produce, from sumptuous fresh seafood to locally-grown organic fruit and vegetables.

Farm-to-Table Dining

Farm-to-table dining is a popular trend in the South West, with restaurants focusing on using ingredients sourced from nearby farms and local producers. This approach ensures diners enjoy fresh, seasonal, and sustainable meals that showcase the region’s bountiful produce.

Some of the top farm-to-table restaurants in the South West include Darts Farm in Exeter, just a short drive from Cavanna @ Elm Park, Equinox II and Equinox III; Riverford Field Kitchen in Buckfastleigh, not far from Cavanna @ Wolborough Hill, and Padstow Kitchen Garden, down the A39 from our new homes in Bude at Bellevue and Market Place in Holsworthy. If cooking is more your thing, then Frodmore Farm Shop near Cullompton is perfect for those looking to buy in our development at Oak Mount in Hemyock.

So, is it true that the South West is the Best?

You’ll likely agree that the South West of England offers an irresistible blend of picturesque countryside, stunning coastal living, excellent education, diverse employment opportunities, and a strong sense of community and safety. With its rich history, vibrant culinary scene, fresh air and a wealth of leisure and lifestyle options, the region is truly a gem waiting to be discovered. So why not take the plunge and explore all that is mentioned and more? It’s time to live in the dream.