Set in the stunning South Hams in Devon, Ivybridge is a charming town that sits around 13 miles east of Plymouth and less than 10 miles from the South Coast. Ivybridge has a long history, with records of the town dating back to the 13th century, and that past is more than evident in its picturesque buildings and streets. The town is anything but stuck in the past, however. Today, it’s a thriving town that’s home to over 13,000 residents, with busy restaurants, unique local shops and excellent transport links.
Ivybridge is an attractive prospect, and if it’s a town you’d like to call home, you’ll find a number of new build homes for sale in Ivybridge with Wain Homes.
Benefits of living in a rural town but with city amenities close by, with both Plymouth and Exeter nearby
Six local primary schools, with three of them rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted
It is close to Exeter and Plymouth universities
Sits right on the edge of Dartmoor, one of the most striking and wild National Parks in the UK
Bordered by rolling Devonshire countryside, Ivybridge is surrounded by green spaces and other stunning natural sites, including the Western Beacon, Longtimber Woods
WHY IVYBRIDGE IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
It’s no surprise that so many people are choosing to call Ivybridge home, particularly those looking to relocate to Devon. Whilst Ivybridge can make an excellent commuter town from which to reach companies in the surrounding region, it has plenty to offer itself.
Set amidst exceptional Devon countryside, Ivybridge is the perfect location for lovers of the great outdoors. To the north of Ivybridge, sits Dartmoor National Park, whilst the coast – with some fantastic sandy beaches – is a short journey to the south. As well as excellent walking and cycling, there’s golf available at Ivybridge Golf Club and Wrangaton Golf Club, tennis at nearby South Devon Tennis Centre and horse riding at Fitzworthy Equestrian Centre.
Ivybridge is a bustling town too, with an attractive main shopping street with local shops, cafés and restaurants. There’s also a separate shopping precinct, a leisure centre, a gallery and even a local brewery in the Ivybridge Brewing Company. The town is ideal for families with children. There are three local nurseries in Ivybridge including one rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted, as well as six local primary schools with three rated as “Outstanding”. Ivybridge Community College caters for students aged 11 to 18.
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Although a rural town, Ivybridge is served by first-rate transport links. Sitting on the A38, Plymouth is a short journey to the east, whilst Exeter is a little over a 30-minute drive westwards, depending on the traffic. The A38 offers easy access to much of Devon and Cornwall and connects to the M5 for travelling to the rest of the country.
Ivybridge train station also provides excellent links to Plymouth train station, Exeter St Davids and Bristol Temple Meads, whilst London Paddington can be reached in under four hours.
If you’re looking to call Ivybridge home, we have an excellent range of new build homes for sale in Ivybridge in our developments in the area.
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