Best places to retire to – Devon and Dorset top the list Published Aug 25, 2015 – 2 mins read Jennie Petersson. It is also home to the finest Norman motte and bailey castel in Devon and a host of Saxon buildings. A study compared crime levels, predicted life expectancy after the age of 65 and the availability of care in every county A stroll up the steep and narrow Fore Street takes in the Eastgate arch and many of the town’s 66 characterful properties that were built pre-1700. But King Charlie also started the English Civil War and ended up getting his head chopped off by Oliver Cromwell - so can we really trust his judgement? ... Devon’s largely rural make-up results in lower than average crime, the report said. "While it’s easy to see the allure of a beach-bound retirement, our research found the vast majority of those around retirement age are instead opting to stay within the UK, due to a mixture of home comforts and Brexit uncertainty. They'll all want to live here, Get the pick of the week's stories and fascinating Devon history features direct to your inbox every Saturday morning in our exclusive Weekend Report newsletter. Two Devon towns have been names as among the best places to live in the whole of the UK in the annual ranking by the Sunday Times. “Whether you're considering an overseas move, or just a trip down the road for your retirement, there are several options to finance your golden years including RIO mortgages, equity release, downsizing options and annuities. Adding to this is Putsborough Sands in North Devon, stretching three miles north to Woolacombe which has just been voted Best Beach in Britain, 4th Best in Europe and 13th Best in the World according to “TripAdvisors Travellers Choice Awards”. Many towns have zebra crossing, but Totnes does things a little differenlt. So whether you are looking for the perfect retirement home, or a change of lifestyle with a property to suit, contact Garrington today and our team of property experts in the South West will help you find that perfect property in Devon or Dorset. Entire Devon year group sent home after second Covid-19 case, A separate case was confirmed at the school earlier this week, All the Tier 2 rules explained as whole of Devon put into restrictions, What Tier 2 means - including rules on 'bubbles', pubs, school and shopping, Torquay to Teignmouth road blocked after serious crash - updates. Totnes is the second oldest borough in the country. There’s something for everyone here, from thrilling coast and countryside to buzzing cities and thriving towns — all with a lively independent streak and Dawlish Warren and top Cornish honours going to Polzeath and Widemouth Bay. Investigators are trying to establish the cause of the blaze. The coffee chain had identified a location and were on the verge of opening, but backed down in the face of public opinion. Her family did not approve of her books. This legend first appears in the Historia Britonum, an anonymous 9th-century historical compilation to which commentary was added by Nennius, but is best known from the account given by the 12th-century chronicler Geoffrey of Monmouth in his Historia Regum Britanniae. Several towns now have their own 'money' - which works as a kind of community barter system - allowing people to trade tokens for local good and services, but the first of its kind in the country was the Totnes Pound. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is best known for her role as an "angel" for lingerie brand Victoria's Secret. ", Retirees are deciding to stay in the UK because of Brexit uncertainty, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. With Devon set for Tier 2, what are the rules around visiting our neighbours in Tier 1 Cornwall? It is probably the only town in the country with a roundabout inhabited by blue gnomes. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Other popular destinations included Cornwall, with Devon and Dorset coming in at a joint third. Uswitch looks at 26 different lifestyle factors in it's 2015 quality of Life index. South West best for retirees, but pick wisely.

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