Are you thinking about buying one of our lovely new shared ownership houses at Lay Wood or Hambleton in Devizes? Lucky for you, our Marketing Officer Alex lives in this beautiful market town, and has given you the low-down on why you should move here!

Recently named as the fourth best place to live in the UK, Devizes is a beautiful market town in the county of Wiltshire. As many of us in the Sales Team live in and around Devizes, we can all agree it definitely has a lot to offer.

Why not start your day with a leisurely walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal and soak in some of the stunning countryside views - maybe stop off at a waterside pub or café for a refreshing drink or a bite to eat. Walk or cycle down the 29 locks of Caen Hill and experience one of Devizes’ most famous landmarks. In autumn, this is the perfect place for a spot of blackberry picking (I can tell you from personal experience that they taste great in an apple crumble).

If you love an afternoon tea or coffee then you are in luck! Devizes market place is home to most of the town’s many coffee shops, restaurants, shops, pubs as well as the indoor market. There are many independent boutiques to discover down side streets and alleyways, all of which give the town a quaint, historic feel. Every Thursday, the weekly market provides fresh fruit and vegetables, homemade crafts, cakes, clothes and a wide variety of other things. There is a cinema and bingo hall locally, however only a short drive away in Swindon, there is a massive selection of things to from go carting, mini golf, bowling, ice skating and much more! Bath and Bristol are only approximately an hour’s drive away and also provide bigger selections of shops and leisure activities.

There is always a great feeling in Devizes on a Friday and Saturday evening. In town, there is a huge selection of Chinese, Indian and fish and chips to either take away or eat in, as well as family run restaurants and of course, Pizza Express. There are loads of local pubs to choose from if you wanted a quiet drink; however Wetherspoons and The Crown have much more of a lively atmosphere where, if you’re local, you’re bound to bump into someone that you know! Devizes truly is a beautiful and friendly town with plenty in it to meet your needs for daily living.

On the edge of Devizes, next to Bishops Cannings, we have two stunning new developments with 2 and 3 bedroom shared ownership houses coming soon. Lay Wood is set in the beautiful countryside on the outskirts of town. This gives it a lovely village feel, whilst remaining close to local pubs, supermarkets and schools. Hambleton is just up the road, slightly closer to town but still far enough out to avoid the hustle and bustle of the town centre. This development is located right next to Lidl as well as a local bus stop, making it perfect if walking is your main method of transport. Both of these developments have a lot to offer, and whether you’re moving into your first home, or a family looking to get onto the property ladder, we have just the home for you! Register your details today.


Written by Aster Sales Marketing Officer, Alex Grieves.