Newtown

Newtown is a primarily residential area of Exeter found between Polsloe Road, Old Tiverton Road, Paris St / Western Way and Magdalen Road. It offers lots of period and characterful property, is within easy walking distance of the City Centre and has good bus links along the main roads, so is a big favourite with those looking to enjoy the benefits of urban living. Aside from housing, there are a number of convenience stores dotted around, Waitrose, a sports centre, ski slope, swimming pool, large park, St Lukes (University of Exeter) and the Heavitree site of the RD+E Hospital. 

Most of the areas housing consists of Victorian and Georgian terraced properties although there are the usual scatterings of modern and some older properties.  Due to the proximity to St Lukes (Exeter University), many students live in this area, which can lead to a vibrant inner-city atmosphere in some streets.  There are of course, many streets that are unaffected by students, so check carefully before buying how many student houses are in the neighbourhood.  Be wary of looking at properties here in university holiday times, as what appear to be tranquil streets can be transformed into the life and soul of Exeter’s student parties when the students come back.For those looking to buy character property in this area, it’s worth looking at houses around Belmont Park, Polsloe Road, Denmark Road and Baring Crescent as these offer more variety in style, size and age.

Some of the area is covered by an Article 4 Restriction, which loosely put, prevents any more houses being converted to multiple occupancy properties.




  • Waitrose

    In-store cafe and take-away coffee /tea

    Gladstone Rd, Exeter EX1 2ED
    01392 276748

    www.waitrose.com
  • Jurys Inn Exeter Hotel  

    This contemporary hotel has a restaurant menu, Costa Coffee bar menu, bar menu and kids menu

    Western Way, Exeter EX1 2DB
    01392 312400

    www.jurysinns.com/hotels/exeter
  • Magdalen Road Shopping Village

    A variety or independent cafes / pubs / restaurants (see St Leonards area guide)

    Magdalen Road, Exeter EX2 4TA

    www.magdalenroad.com/shops.htm


  • Belmont Park / Pleasure Grounds

    Offers a well-equipped children’s play area, a sensory garden, a kick about area and half a basketball court

    Belmont Road, Exeter EX1 2HG
    01392 262630

    www.playmapp.co.uk/south-west/devon/east-devon/belmont-park
  • Clifton Hill Sports Centre

    ‘With a 40 station gym, multi-purpose sports hall, 2 squash courts, and a group exercise studio’

    Clifton Hill, Exeter, EX1 2DJ
    01392 253353

    www.leisurecentre.com/clifton-hill-sports-centre
  • Exeter Ski Club

    ‘Dry ski slope. Experienced skiers can improve their skills, and beginners can get to grips with the basics on the separate nursery area’

    Clifton Hill Sports Centre, Clifton Hill, Exeter, EX1 2DJ 01392 211422

    www.exeterskiclub.org.uk
  • Pyramids Swimming and Leisure Centre

    ‘With a 25m swimming pool, 33 station gym, boxing room, group cycling room, and a relaxing sauna’

    Heavitree Rd, Exeter EX1 2LA
    01392 253553

    www.leisurecentre.com/pyramids-leisure-centre
  • St Luke’s Sports Centre

    ‘Offering superb fitness and swimming facilities for the whole community. Inc. a heated indoor pool and new gym equipment’

    University of Exeter, Heavitree Rd, Exeter EX1 2LU
    01392 661000

    www.sport.exeter.ac.uk/facilities/stlukessportscentre
  • The Vue Cinema

    ‘All the latest mainstream movies are shown at this state-of-the-art chain cinema with family deals’

    Summerland Gate, Cheeke St, Exeter EX1 2DD
    0871 224 0240

    www.myvue.com/home/cinema/Exeter
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