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Yelland Councillor opens Sun Houses new homes development

October 5, 2023 | News

Councillor Neil Denton joined West Country housebuilder Devonshire Homes to celebrate the official opening of its latest North Devon site, Sun Houses.

As the Councillor for Fremington and Yelland, Councillor Denton cut the ceremonial ribbon at Devonshire Homes’ Yelland development off Allenstyle Road. Local businesses, Councillors, key stakeholders, and partners were all in attendance at the special reception where guests had the first opportunity to look around the brand-new show home.

The launch event gave attendees the perfect opportunity to witness Devonshire Homes’ high-quality build first-hand in addition to finding out more about the range of new homes coming to Yelland and schemes which help local house hunters step on or move up the property ladder, such as Deposit Unlock.

Construction is well underway at Sun Houses and Devonshire Homes has already experienced a significant level of interest from home buyers looking to move to the new homes in this North Devon village. Ultimately, Sun Houses will deliver 27 open market and 22 affordable homes, and will complete the residential community which is already in existence.

Homebuyers can choose from three, four and five bedroom bungalows and houses in an elevated position, making the most of their southerly aspect with estuary views and are surrounded by green, wooded hillside.

The architecturally exciting scheme is designed to maximise the use of natural light with large expanses of glazing. The open plan living capitalises on the desirable outlook with living areas and at least one bedroom south facing into a walled garden.

Councillor Neil Denton, Fremington and Yelland Ward, commented: “I was delighted to cut the ribbon at Devonshire Homes’ site in Yelland to mark the opening of Sun Houses. The original residential site had been left unfinished by another developer so it’s fantastic to see works now well underway with Devonshire Homes, which will complete this beautiful new community.

“It was good to find out more about the range of homes available to local house hunters. I am especially pleased about the affordable homes which Devonshire Homes are bringing forward as part of this development, which will particularly benefit local people.”

Sales Executive Julie Brooker is now based on site to assist home buyers, helping them find their next home whilst providing more information on the schemes and incentives available. Those interested in homes at Sun Houses can look around the four bedroom Appledore show home to get a feel for Devonshire Homes’ high-quality build.

Jane Pearce, Sales and Marketing Director at Devonshire Homes, commented: “We were thrilled to welcome Councillor Denton, as well as familiar faces from the area and our industry, to the launch event at Sun Houses. The event was the perfect chance for us to showcase the site and give our guests a first look inside the show home, particularly as this is a new architectural style for Devonshire Homes.”

Jane continued: “Yelland is a beautiful village and offers that perfect blend of country living whilst only being five miles away from the bustling town of Barnstaple with all of its handy amenities. Our Marketing Suite is open daily, so I’d encourage those interested in living in a high-quality new home, in this fantastic location, to act now. By visiting our Marketing Suite, you can meet our Sales Executive Julie who can take you on a tour of the show home and tell you more about the schemes we have available to help you buy your new home at Sun Houses. These include the Deposit Unlock and Devonshire Move scheme, both designed to orchestrate a stress-free move.”

Sun Houses offers easy access to the A39 and A361 and is within a short distance of popular beaches Westward Ho! and Saunton Sands. Barnstaple is only five miles away and boasts plenty of amenities including several superstores, leisure centre, gyms, restaurants, and pubs. For families, there is schooling for all ages with the closest being Fremington Community Primary and Nursery School and The Park Community School and Bideford College secondary school options.

Sun Houses Marketing Suite, off Walter Way, Yelland, EX31 3GN, is open daily, 10am – 5pm. For more information, visit, call Julie on 01271 444005, or email