Topsham, the picturesque and historic estuary port lying to the south east of Exeter, has become one of the most desirable places to own property in the whole of the South West. Historically famous for its status as a sheltered harbour and as a centre for ship building, it’s now best known for its attractive and peaceful location in the heart of a Site of Special Scientific Interest and adjacent to a bird sanctuary.
Only 15 minutes drive from the centre of Exeter and on the Exeter to Exmouth train line, Topsham is perfectly situated for people who wish to spend their week working in the city and their weekend beside the sea. Given its popularity, properties come at a premium here, especially the characterful Tudor cottages close to the harbour, but it is still possible to find affordable houses tucked away.
Topsham is also known for its variety of independent shops, numerous pubs, restaurants and cafes. Pea & Mint offer stylish and beautiful clothing and jewellery, Artenax has a range of cool, hand-made interior products, whilst the Devon Air Ambulance Topsham Vintage & Variety shop is an Aladdin’s cave of antique clothing and curiosities. The harbour is dominated by the Topsham Quay Antiques Centre, perfect for an afternoon’s rummage.
Topsham is an undeniably attractive place to visit, but the real dream is to live in the town. Its friendly, close community, instant access to the spectacular Devon coast and its exceptional range of amenities make it the place to be.