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    Hi all,
    My husband and I have moved down to Barnstaple from London 3 months ago and we are settling in slowly but very nicely to the new lifestyle. We have recently had an offer accepted on a house and we were wondering if anyone could recommend the following services/people to use:
    – solicitors
    – building surveyors
    – life insurers
    Any recommendations would be gratefully received as you can imagine it is a big move and we want to get it right! But we also want to try and keep costs to a minimum!

    Thanks in advance for all your help!
    Best wishes,



    Hi Jennifer, we moved from Devon last year, but lived there for 30 years. We always used MIchelmores in Exeter who were very good, but would be top of the pile, if you wanted to keep costs down… there must be someone in Barnstaple.
    We lived at Hatherleigh for three years, and an excellent plumber is Danny Anstey, who I could not praise enough. I don’t have his contact details to hand, but google him…
    Enjoy Barnstaple!



    Hi Jennifer
    Glad to hear you’re enjoying your move and you are getting a house sorted. I run The Best of Barnstaple and there are quite a few people that might help with your requirements.
    The business listed all have to provide ongoing customer reviews to assure locals of their quality. Hopefully some may be useful for you.

    Taylors Solicitors for conveyancing. The Works M&B for central heating and plumbing. Jo Gliddon or Philip Milton for life assurance and many others are listed and I know Underwood Wright for building surveys but my contact there, Charlotte is on maternity leave. I hope this is of some help. Best wishes Sarah



    Hi Jennifer,

    Firstly, a big welcome to Barnstaple!

    We would highly recommend Toller Beattie solicitors We have utilised their services for many years for our business needs but know they also specialise in all aspects of moving home for individuals. (They’re also a generally lovely bunch!)

    Our area of expertise (as you might have guessed!) is vehicle sales and servicing but many of our team have moved here from other areas of the country and completely understand what a big change it is! If there is anything else we can help with please just shout.

    Good luck with the move!

    Devonshire Motors



    Hi Jennifer and welcome to Devon.

    Solicitors – brewer Harding and Rowe or Toller Beattie, Surveyor – Norman Facey of Facey Cowling or Ron Ley but Life insurance is a difficult one as it is down to personal preference.

    Hope this helps, DAve (Ilfracombetv & Capstone Radio)


    Belinda Aspinall

    @thenikonbloke asked if we could post for him:

    “Solicitor call Tony Dart on 01271 341742 – v.good. Others not sure, ask solicitor!”

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