The rise and rise of Contemporary New Homes in Devon

Louisa Hooper, Head of New Homes for Jackson-Stops Exeter explains the increasing popularity of new homes

The appeal of New Homes can divide opinion, but whichever camp you are in, they are here to stay, discusses Louisa Hooper from Jackson-Stops New Homes.

The easy living lifestyle offered by a new build home, combined with their energy efficiency, lower running and maintenance costs and high sustainability credentials, provides cost savings and more time for ‘you’, means they are continuing to grow in popularity.

There has been a seismic shift in buyers’ aspirations and attitudes in favour of modern living and never before has there been such a wide variety of new-build opportunities to fulfil your dreams.

Recent research commissioned by Jackson-Stops surveyed 2,000 people across the UK and revealed that 21% felt it was more important to reduce CO2 omissions when buying or renting a home, than living within 1 mile of transport links, whilst over 1/5th of those questioned about what they wanted from their next homes specified energy efficiency, with electric car charging points and energy-efficient appliances most in demand.   

Jackson-Stops have been at the forefront of this trend for over 10 years, marketing and encouraging New Home Developers and Buyers to embrace all of the benefits a stylish, high-quality contemporary New Home brings.  Contemporary new home living has finally come of age throughout Devon, and we are delighted to be a part of it, with sustainability being such a key agenda item in the current climate.

As further evidence of this growing market, we currently have the most outstanding collections of new-build contemporary developments available, including:-

Spindrift, Exmouth – A gated development of 3 outstanding 4/5 bedroom town-houses overlooking the Maer Nature Reserve and Exe estuary, a stone’s throw from the beach, including two large roof terraces and double garage for each home.

Clyst View, Hollow Lane, Exeter – Just 4, well designed, spacious 4 and 5 bedroom homes, in the heart of the City, yet with semi-rural views, featuring ease of access to the City, privacy and light open space, together with PV panels generating power.

Gabriel Court in Stoke Gabriel – A select development of 13 new homes, the majority sold off-plan, built by well-known Developer, Park Green.  Highly sustainable and in a popular village location, yet within a historic walled garden, only 4 of these homes now remain.

White Cross Park in Cheriton Fitzpaine – A delightful development of 28 modern new build 3 and 4 bedroom homes, by Westhaven Homes, featuring energy-saving appliances, walking distance of the village and outstanding rural views. 

The Green at Old Rydon Lane, Exeter -Built by well respected, award-winning local Developer, Heritage Homes, offering 3 and 4  bedroom low carbon, striking and highly stylish semi-detached and detached homes, on the edge of Exeter Golf Course.

Buyers are therefore spoilt for choice, combined with further new developments we have coming forward soon, including contemporary village chic houses in Thorverton, funky harbour-edge apartments in Exmouth, new twists on the Bungalow on the Devon/Cornwall border as well as a vibrant community of contemporary homes nestled in the tranquil Erme Valley framed by Dartmoor National Park to name just a few.

Talk to our experienced new homes team about making your next move into a contemporary stylish new home; or if you have a Development to add to our collection. Contact Louisa Hooper or James Gibbs on 01392 229922.  E-mail