Retirement homes in Devon

From the bustle of Exeter and Plymouth to the natural serenity of the massive Dartmoor National Park, the county of Devon is a top spot for anyone looking for a well-placed retirement property.

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Discover an area packed with diverse natural beauty

With rolling green hills, dramatic cliffs and high moorland, there's a huge range of scenic backdrops to admire around the county.

As well as sharing Exmoor with Somerset to the north, Devon also holds the entirety of Dartmoor National Park, a protected area of countryside that's so huge that it takes up nearly 15% of the entire county. You can see vast hills topped with rocky tors, mossy bogs and winding rivers, as well as the remnants of ancient standing stones and hut circles.

Further out from the hills and moorland, there are two massive and separate Devon coastlines to explore, which together make up more than 400 miles of sandy beaches, rugged clifftops and busy harbours. 

Along the north coast, you'll find the UK's first World Biosphere Reserve, as well as the largest sand-dune system in the country at Braunton Burrows.

On the east coast, you can see the popular bay-side towns of the English Riviera, or see 185 million years of geological history while walking along the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site.

Retire to a county rich with history and culture

Whether you're looking for intriguing museums, important art or intricate architecture, there's plenty to keep you busy around Devon.
You can see the astronomical clock at Exeter Cathedral, take in panoramic views from the top of Smeaton's Tower in Plymouth, or visit the youngest castle in the country, Castle Drogo, near Drewsteignton.

There's famous Devon pottery, ceramics and paintings at The Burton Art Gallery and Museum, maritime history and arts at Plymouth City Museum, or contemporary craft and design at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen.

And if you're ready for an exciting evening out, you'll find music and comedy at the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay, or opera, ballet and West End musicals at the 1,300-capacity Theatre Royal in Plymouth.

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As if moving into my beautiful new apartment wasn’t enough, everything that led up to the move was handled by McCarthy & Stone. I couldn’t believe how easy it all turned out to be; I was left with just two boxes to unpack which suited me and Meira just fine.

Retirement Living - The perfect blend for many buyers - your own apartment, maintenance taken care of and the chance to socialise.

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Retirement Living PLUS - All the benefits of Retirement Living plus support and on-site catering for those wanting a little more help.

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Lifestyle Living - This pioneering concept provides luxurious homes in stunning locations for active over-55s.

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Keep up an active retirement in a rural county

From relaxing seaside walks to scuba diving adventures, you're sure to find lots of ways to keep fit around Devon.

You can cycle through the hills of Exmoor National Park, hike along the South West Coast Path, set sail from Dartmouth, or bring your younger relatives to the Geopark on the English Riviera.
If you'd rather savour the scenic views, you can fish on the River Dart, take a leisurely bike ride along the county's canals, or practise your swing at more than 50 golf courses dotted around the area.
If you like the sound of green hills, high moorland and a high-quality retirement property by the sea, just take a look at some of our latest developments in Devon: