Local Area

Local Area

On your doorstep

Close to the vibrant Magdalen Village, St Leonard’s is one of the most sought-after areas of the cathedral city of Exeter, with good access to the bustling city centre and quayside.

The area has a strong sense of community, with plenty of local independent shops, facilities and open spaces for residents and visitors alike to explore.

St Margaret’s is a peaceful, leafy community providing a private haven in the heart of the city. With private parking and communal gardens, St Margaret’s offers an exclusive feel within an inclusive community.

A short walk from a flourishing array of independent shops including a butcher, bakery, fishmonger and greengrocer, the area also offers a wealth of restaurants, bars and artisan coffee shops. Nearby, Waitrose is the local supermarket serving the area.

The local community benefits from a variety of health and wellbeing facilities, as well as sports, fitness and leisure centres.

  • St Margaret's Residences is a short walk from an abundance of independent shops.
  • A number of independent nurseries and pre-schools welcome younger children.
  • Gibson's Plaice fishmongers
  • The Grocer on the Green
  • The Uprising Bakery artisan coffee shop


The prestigious Exeter School is a two-minute walk away and offers academic, cultural, sporting and wide extra-curricular provision for children between the ages of seven and 18. St Peter’s CoE Aided School (rated Excellent) is a short distance from St Margaret’s for secondary school pupils and serves the local area. Meanwhile, a number of independent nurseries pre-schools welcome new, younger children.

The University of Exeter is less than two miles away for students moving onto higher education. A member of the Russell Group of leading, research-intensive universities the university has more than 20,000 students from around the world.

University of Exeter
The University of Exeter is less than two miles away for students moving onto higher education.

Location & Travel

A number of private and public health services are nearby, including dental practices and medical specialists, while the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital is less than 5 minutes away. St Margaret’s is situated just off the main thoroughfare in and out of Exeter, meaning the M5 is easily accessible for residents.

Exeter Central and Exeter St David’s train stations operate lines connecting the city to the rest of the UK, while Exeter Airport is just a twenty-minute drive away offering connections to a number of international destinations as well as domestic flights.

Bus routes serve the Magdalen Road development with access around the city, while Exeter is a cycle-friendly city with numerous cycle routes and lanes and most destinations around the city are just a 30-minute ride away.

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