DFS will open its new store at Barnstaple’s Anchorwood Bank next month.

The furniture retailer will open its doors at the town’s new retail park at 9am on Saturday, August 18.

The store will be the third to open at the site. Iceland Food Warehouse will open on Tuesday, July 31, and Next will open the following day.

More than 200 people applied for the six jobs created by the new DFS store.

DFS area sales manager, Cliff Webb, said, “I’m looking forward to the opening and am delighted that so many people from the local community were interested in working for DFS, as part of the team at our new store.

“We provide extensive training and team building opportunities for our employees, and we are certain that we have selected the best team for DFS Barnstaple.

“We know better than anyone that your sofa is an important purchase and whatever your taste, budget or style, our new store team will help you find the perfect choice.”

The Barnstaple DFS will have exclusive ranges from brands including Country Living, House Beautiful, French Connection, and Joules.