New homes in Ivybridge
Ivybridge is a small town in the South Hams district of Devon where new, eco-friendly homes are being built in which offer buyers their ideal home while helping the environment.
Nestled right into the south peninsula of England, Ivybridge promises beautiful scenery to anyone who buys a property there. The cities of Plymouth and Exeter are within easy reach, opening up a host of leisure and work opportunities for residents.
The town is also only a few miles from Dartmoor National Park, giving it the nickname of ‘the gateway to South Dartmoor’. Ivybridge is also close to Salcombe and Torquay, making it an ideal for those looking to settle in a picturesque coastal location.
House prices in Ivybridge
The average house price in Ivybridge stands at £278,687. A detached house can sell for around £375,000, while a terraced house can raise up to £212,000.
House prices from Zoopla, September 2019
Shopping and leisure in Ivybridge
There are a number of local amenities in Ivybridge, including the Glanvilles Mill shopping centre which contains a range of small shops and restaurants, as well as a salon, bakery and health store. A garden centre is also located just outside of the town.
Ivybridge has its own leisure centre, which contains a gym, swimming pool, kids’ play areas and sports facilities. With Dartmoor National Park and Tamar Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, right on its doorstep, residents of Ivybridge can benefit from a variety of outdoor activities, including country walks or a visit to Dartmoor Zoological Park.
Those wishing to travel further afield to Plymouth can find a wider selection of shopping, dining and leisure options at their disposal.
Ivybridge sits alongside the A38 road, known as the ‘Devon Expressway’, linking Ivybridge to Exeter, Plymouth and numerous other towns of Devonshire.
Ivybridge has its own railway station, and regular services to London Paddington, Reading and Cornwall are in operation from here.
Stagecoach West also run a half-hourly bus service to Ivybridge, making local stops as well as travelling to the likes of Exeter and Plymouth.
Education in Ivybridge
Ivybridge has a number of schools, including four primary schools and a secondary school with a sixth form. Known as Ivybridge Community College, the secondary school has specialist sports college status and is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
The town is also a short distance from Plymouth University.
The brief history of Ivybridge
Ivybridge has a long history, with settlement of the area first mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Book. By the 16th century, the town had many mills, powered by the River Erme which crosses through the area. A paper mill can still be seen in the town today.
Ivybridge also features two war memorials. One, built in 1922, can be found in the centre of town and is still used for an annual Remembrance Day service. The other commemorates the lives of American soldiers who had been stationed in the town during World War II, many of whom lost their lives during the D-Day landings.
New housing developments in Ivybridge
Larkfleet South West is building new homes in Ivybridge at Cornwood Chase.
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