26 Aug

Teignmouth: A quaint seaside town suitable for property hunters of all ages

Teignmouth: A quaint seaside town suitable for property hunters of all ages

House hunters looking for a new home in the south, or simply searching for a peaceful, coastal setting to live in may like to consider property for sale in Teignmouth.

The town is located approximately 14 miles from Exeter, meaning shops, restaurants and the like are just a short drive or train ride away, but there's no need to travel to the big city, as Teignmouth itself has plenty on offer too.

As the name suggests, the town is positioned at the mouth of the River Teign. It has been in existence since at least 1044 and had become a notable port by the 14th century. When seaside holidays began to become popular in Victorian times, the town was a fashionable place to visit and retains its traditional charm to this day.

With a lovely beach, a harbour and the Grand Pier, the resort is picturesque, quaint and a great place to raise the kids or retire to.

Many of the properties in Teignmouth are of Georgian or Victorian origin, making them perfect for those looking for a home with some period character.

However, there are more modern buildings too of course, meaning there should be something available to suit most property hunters' tastes.

Located close to Teignmouth is the resort of Dawlish Warren, which is a popular destination for family holidays, making this a great area for those with little ones to look for a new place to call home.

While the beaches will be perfect for entertaining the kids during the school holidays, property hunters will no doubt be concerned about their children's education too, especially if they are moving from elsewhere in the country.

There are a number of good schools located in the town, including the Trinity School and Teignmouth Community College.

For those looking to retire to the town, there is plenty of entertainment available, with the historic Teignmouth to Shaldon ferry being a particular highlight.

Said to be the oldest passenger ferry in England, the boat takes individuals from Teignmouth to Shaldon - which is located just across the water - and back again.

Shaldon is famed for its picturesque beach huts, zoo and smuggler's tunnel, which leads to a beautiful stretch of seaside, surrounded by cliffs.ADNFCR-1222-ID-801744346-ADNFCR

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