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Ivybridge

Ivybridge is a popular, family-friendly, satellite town to Plymouth, and a great location for your new home. It’s got an excellent choice of shops, plenty of leisure amenities, and a welcoming atmosphere - all part of its recipe for success. In a setting on the southern fringes of the Dartmoor National Park, there’s easy access to amazing open space right on the doorstep. It’s also right on the A38 Devon Expressway, South Devon’s main transport route, making it an attractive choice as a base for growing businesses, as well as for growing families.

Living here

You’ll have a great quality of life here. The town has a well-balanced demographic and has something for everyone. As well as the shops and restaurants along Fore Street, there’s shopping at Glanvilles Mill right in the centre. The Watermark is a great community resource, with a library, cafe, and facilities for films and theatre productions. Ivybridge Leisure Centre has an indoor and outdoor pool, there’s also a Tennis Club, Health Club & Spa, and Golf Club just on the outskirts, and at Filham Park there are fishing lakes and football pitches. 

Getting around

The A38 Devon Expressway is the key road through Devon. It links with the M5 at Exeter for easy travel up to Bristol. It’ll take you into Plymouth in just 15 minutes, and then continues into Cornwall via the Saltash Bridge. Ivybridge has its own train station on the South West Railway line, with regular trains to London Paddington taking just over 3 hours, as well as providing a convenient commuting option for Plymouth taking just 15 minutes.

Going to school

Ivybridge has some excellent pre-school and primary schools, and a Montessori nursery school. There’s also the option for children to go to one of the local village primary schools, at Cornwood or Ermington. The Community College has a great reputation and is well-known in Devon for its Sports Academy – it’s one of the first ever specialist sports colleges in the UK.

Enjoying yourself

Ivybridge is in a perfect location for both the Dartmoor National Park and the beaches of South Devon. You can head into the National Park directly from the town by following the River Erme to the tiny hamlet of Harford. From there you can just set out with your map and walking boots. If it’s the coast you want, some of the best sandy beaches are at Mothecombe, Thurlestone and Bigbury-on-Sea. For nightlife, the Barbican in Plymouth is the hot spot!

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Supporting your communities

Our Community Champions programme was established in 2015 and has already donated more than £3 million to over 3,500 good causes across Great Britain. Every month whilst the programme is running, our 32 regional businesses together give away 64 donations of up to £1,000 each. It's easy to apply for your local good cause.

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Persimmon Homes is delighted to be joining forces with Team GB: the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team run by the British Olympic Association, to give away an amazing £1 million to support children across England, Wales and Scotland.

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Our hugely successful Community Champions programme has already donated more than £1 million to good causes in England, Wales and Scotland. Every month we give away 60 donations of up to £1,000 each to local groups and charities.

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