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School House

Ivybridge, Devon (Ref. 1039525)


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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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Reviews & Ratings

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "School House is fabulous."

    Spotlessly clean,well equipped and really comfortable. The garden is beautiful and surrounding area stunning. The owners couldn't be more helpful and its such a delight to stay somewhere with such history and a strong connection to the owners family. Highly recommended and we would return in a flash! Thank you so much Gail and Adrienne.

    Mrs MckennaOct 2021

  • "Don't bother to take a book with you; this cottage has by far and away the best "library" I have ever come across in holiday accommodation."

    The games room can get rather damp in wet weather. There is a dehumidifier which helps a lot if you leave it running most of the time.

    Mr SimpsonSep 2021

  • "The bathroom was rather small, which somewhat spoilt an otherwise very good house."

    As has been said in other reviews, the road to the house from Ivybridge was very narrow in places and required some careful driving. The large garden was great, but could have been better tended as could the courtyard area adjacent to the kitchen door

    Mr BoneSep 2021

  • "Great location, Great House, everything you need for nice holiday."

    Mr OakmanJul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    Just what we needed to recharge the batteries.

    Miss WilksMay 2021

  • "A very well presented fully equipped house, situated in an beautiful rural location but ideal for visiting towns, countryside, houses and gardens."

    Dartmouth, Torquay, Paignton and Plymouth are all popular seaside towns but countryside lovers the choices are also endless. The School House owners were very helpful, available nearby if needed. We can highly recommended this property.

    Mrs LacyMay 2021

  • "Just a lovely property had everything we needed views were great we couldn't ..."

    Just a lovely property had everything we needed views were great we couldn't fault the place garden was brilliant and i loved the courtyard we hope to go back for another stay

    Mr GumeryApr 2021

  • "This house was spacious, peaceful and fitted out to a high standard."

    I heartily recommend this property unless you don’t enjoy driving down single track lanes!

    Mrs WorleyOct 2020

  • "Most relaxing stay."

    Mr TownsonSep 2020

  • "Everything was all very clean and tidy and as described."

    The only disappointment was that the piano was in too poor condition to be played.

    Ms CharltonSep 2020

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The property

Deep in leafy Devon lanes and within the boundary of Dartmoor National Park is this former Victorian schoolhouse.

Beautifully refurbished throughout the house retains many original period features.

Enter into a a bright hall with space for coats and boots, off which you'll find a spacious dining area with room for everyone to eat together.

The kitchen has a breakfast table and is well equipped with everything you'll need during your holiday.

The snug sitting room has a wood-burning stove and is a cosy spot; cool in the summer, yet wonderfully warm in winter it's a perfect place to spend an evening in front of the fire.

The former school room is now a huge games space complete with air hockey, games books and a futon style bed.

On the first floor are two smart bedrooms a king size and a twin room both overlooking the pretty gardens.

They share a family bathroom.

Outside is a large, well tended garden with pretty shrubs, mature shady trees and parking for two cars.

For walkers, this is a perfect spot with direct access to Dartmoor and the Two Moors Way footpath which starts in Ivybridge, and the River Erme valley is also very scenic.

City fans will love Plymouth, a vibrant and buzzing place with theatre, cinemas and shops aplenty.

For seaside fun, beaches don't come much more lovely than those of the South Hams.

With all the delights of Dartmoor and the South Hams beyond, School House is an ideal holiday for those seeking a holiday in Devon.

Note: This property has a private water supply that is tested regularly. Note: This property has a £100 good housekeeping bond. Note:This property has a 5pm check in time


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with king size bed, 1 x twin
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove, kitchen with breakfast table, dining room
  • Games room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Ground floor WC
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge, freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, electric range
  • Smart TV, piano (tuned), WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot and highchair available
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Two well-behaved pets accepted, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: This property has a private water supply that is tested regularly
  • Note: This property has a £100 good housekeeping bond
  • Note:This property has a 5pm check in time

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Plymouth 12 miles.

Often referred to as the ‘Gateway to South Dartmoor’, Ivybridge is set in one of the most beautiful areas of Devon and provides the perfect base from which to explore the county’s glorious coast and countryside. The town’s namesake, the Ivy Bridge, is a 13th century construction originally designed for packhorses and widened during the age of coach travel. Nowadays, it is a popular landmark on the town’s Heritage Trail, which also takes in other noteworthy historical buildings, such as a paper mill which remains Ivybridge’s major industrial employer. Some of the most architecturally pleasing sights in the town are the aqueduct, now a listed site, and the much photographed remains of a viaduct built by Brunel. This riverside town offers a great local shopping experience, with a variety of independent shops in the compact town centre making browsing a pleasure. When it’s time for a break, take your pick from the many cafés, tearooms and bakeries in the covered arcade serving delicious food and treats to help you recharge your batteries! Just on the brink of Dartmoor National Park, Ivybridge is ideally located to explore the 368 square miles of rolling hills, rugged granite outcrops and fresh, clean air. With over 450 miles of public rights of way, you’ll find enough walks to keep you busy for a year, let alone a week! If you’d like to mix it up a bit, cycling, horse-riding, climbing and kayaking opportunities abound. Nearby Wembury is the starting point for the Two Moors Way, a 201 mile coast to coast walking route which passes through Ivybridge and continues on through high moorland and deep wooded valleys, taking in some of Devon’s most unspoilt rural scenery. At 17 miles long, the Erme-Plym Trail is slightly shorter and leads in the opposite direction through some pleasant countryside, passing the pretty Hooe Lake en route. The area surrounding Ivybridge offers a fabulous variety of attractions and days out, from the stunning beaches of the South Devon coast, to the bustling city of Plymouth.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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