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Witheridge, Devon

New homes available in Witheridge

Witheridge is a North Devonshire village where a range of new houses is now being built to provide buyers with the perfect location for a home.

Set on rolling hills, Witheridge has earned itself the nickname of ‘The Gateway to the Two Moors’ thanks to its close proximity to both Dartmoor National Park and Exmoor National Park. The town is also just a short distance from the Tarka Trail, making it an ideal location for those who enjoy countryside scenery.

Witheridge is 20 minutes away from the town of Tiverton, and less than an hour away from Exeter and Barnstaple, providing residents with a host of activities and facilities nearby.

 

House prices in Witheridge

The average house price in Witheridge is £238,485. A detached house can be expected to sell for around £339,000, while a semi-detached house may fetch around £191,000 at sale.

House prices from Zoopla, September 2019

 

Shopping and leisure in Witheridge

Witheridge has a selection of local shops and amenities, including a veterinary practice, a newsagent, a post office, a salon and a French-style restaurant. The town holds an annual fair every summer, known as the St John’s Fair, in which a series of activities and stalls are put on for the community.

By travelling the short distance to Tiverton, residents can access a wider selection of pubs, tearooms and shops. Tiverton has its own Museum of Mid Devon Life and a castle, providing a historical day out for visitors.

With the city of Exeter in close proximity, residents can enjoy urban benefits, such as a host of popular restaurants and other leisure facilities. For those who prefer the outdoors, a number of activities can be found in the nearby Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks

 

Transport links

Witheridge is sat between the A361 and the A377, providing travel to the likes of Exeter, Exmouth and Tiverton, as well as a number of local towns and villages.

The nearest railway station to Witheridge is Tiverton Parkway station. From here, travellers can access frequent services to London Paddington, Exeter, Bristol, Plymouth and Reading.  

Witheridge is also serviced by bus, allowing for travel between Tiverton and the town of South Molton throughout the day

 

Education in Witheridge

Witheridge has its own primary school, which is rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted. In the neighbouring towns of Tiverton and South Molton, there are a number of primary schools and pre-schools. 

Tiverton High School provides secondary education, just 11 miles away, and is also rated ‘good’ by Ofsted.

 

A brief history of Witheridge

Witheridge has a long history, with areas of the town appearing in the Domesday Book of 1086. Prior to this, the area is known to have been farmed in the Bronze Age.

The town’s St John the Baptist Church has elements of the building still present from Norman times. The church was rebuilt in the 15th century in a Gothic style; the architecture from this can still be seen when visiting the church.

Following on from World War II, the population of Witheridge fell below 700 as a result of emigration and lost lives. However, the town has been able to grow since then through new housing and employment, allowing it to become the lively place it is today.

 

New housing developments in Witheridge

Larkfleet South West is now developing new homes in Witheridge.

 

 

 

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