Kenn Valley & Starcross

Collectively known as the electoral ward of Kenn Valley; Kenton, Powderham, Exminster, Dunchideock, Ide and Shillingford St George occupy a broad spread across the West and South of Exeter. Starcross, whilst not a part of Kenn Valley, is often included due to its proximity. For many, Kenn Valley is fast becoming the destination of choice for families and professionals who want to keep the hustle and bustle of Exeter at arms’ length whilst maintaining acceptable access to the M5 and A38.

Now enveloped by a modernised suburb, the once canal village of Exminster enjoys breath taking Estuary views, 14th century heritage and highly regarded property. Powderham, Kenton and Starcross remain as small rural hamlets linked by the A379, forming one of the main arteries to coastal towns including the seaside holiday resorts of Dawlish Warren & Dawlish. For those looking to move further from the coast and into the country, Ide and Dunchideock each share pubs, convenience stores, schools and churches in a typically Devonian setting. The shoreline hamlet of Starcross was predominantly known for its ferry crossing to Exmouth. 1846 saw the birth of the local station by South Devon Railway, bringing tourism and a public goods exchange, which even now enables easy commute by train to Exeter, Plymouth and beyond.

With such a varying degree of landscape, each area within Kenn Valley has its own clear identity. Generally speaking, properties range from early 1300s to present date but one would expect to find quaint character properties as opposed to residential estates (with the exception of Exminster and Starcross). Naturally, there are areas of infill and minor development which have sprung-up over the years but by-in-large those who seek individual rustic charm need look no further. Properties vary from Devon long-houses, thatched stone cottages, late 19th century mid terraces to the occasional contemporary self-build.

  • Chi Restaurant

    ‘Luxury bed and breakfast accommodation and the ultimate in fine oriental dining with beautiful landscaped gardens’

    Fore Street, Kenton, Exeter, Devon EX6 8LD
    01626 890213
  • Ship Inn

    ‘Located on the picturesque Exe EstuaryA traditional village pub serving good home-cooked food alongside Cask Marque Approved real ales and great wines from around the world’

    Church Road, Cockwood, Exeter EX6 8NU 01626 890 373
  • The Galleon Inn

    'Across the road from the River Exe, this laid-back pub with simple rooms is a 3-minute walk from Starcross train station and 2 miles from Powderham Castle.'

    The Strand, Starcross, Devon, EX6 8PR
    01626 890412
  • Rodean Restaurant

    'Striving to ensure a memorable dining experience in our home. Supporting as many of our fabulous local supplies where possible.'

    The Triangle, Kenton, Exeter, EX6 8LS
    01626 890195
  • Ley Arms

    ‘12th-century thatched country inn with locally sourced pub-style grub, real ales and a garden’

    Kenn, Devon EX6 7UW
    01392 832341
  • Starcross Yacht Club

    ‘Excellent changing rooms and showers, plus launching and berthing facilities for sailing dinghies and catamarans’

    Powderham EX6 8JJ
    01626 890470
  • Starcross to Exmouth Ferry

    'Ferry Service From Starcross Pier to Exmouth'
    07934 461672
  • Powderham Castle

    ‘A fortified manor house with a cafe and country store, hosting events large and small throughout the year’

    Kenton, Exeter EX6 8JQ
    01626 890243
  • The Starcross Ferry

    The shoreline hamlet of Starcross was predominantly known for its ferry crossing to Exmouth hence being originally called Staircross – referring to the stairs leading to the jetty


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