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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Cleeve, Ivybridge


Property Description

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A handsome and substantial detached family home with exceptional panoramic views and set in 11.3 Acres. Ivybridge 2 miles, Plymouth 12 miles. FOR SALE BY FORMAL TENDER (UNLESS SOLD PRIOR) Closing date for tenders being Wednesday the 18th January 2017 at 12 noon (with completion 5 weeks after).

Entrance Hall * Impressive reception and inner halls * Sitting room * Drawing room * Dining room * Kitchen/breakfast room * Library * Scullery * Laundry room * Boot room * Cloakroom * Galleried landing * 7 Bedrooms, 5 with ensuites * Linen room * Roof terrace * Shower room * TV Lounge * Office * Bathroom * 11.3 Acres

Integral apartment comprising: Entrance Hall * Utility * Potential kitchen * Potential sitting room * Three bedrooms * Shower room

Annexe comprising: Kitchen * Sitting room * Bedroom with shower * Separate WC * Plant room * Wine cellar * Store*| 2 Further rooms


The market town of Ivybridge is only around 2 miles away where there is a wide range of day to day facilities and a railway station situated on the main line linking Penzance to London Paddington. For those with a lively interest in sporting and leisure activities Dartmoor National Park and the South Devon beaches are close at hand. Country pursuits such as fishing, riding and shooting are well provided for. Walkers, climbers and week-end ramblers have a huge choice of open countryside to explore.

The historic naval port of Plymouth is 12 miles away and offers extensive cultural, recreational and educational facilities including three theatres, Drakes Circus shopping centre, many sporting facilities and a fine university. The Barbican area has retail art galleries, numerous bars and eating places including Tanners and The Barbican Kitchen and there is the River Cottage Canteen at Royal William Yard and Gary Rhodes at the Plymouth Dome. The port has regular cross-Channel ferry services to Brittany and northern Spain.

Exeter is around 34 miles to the north east and has an international airport.

Lot 1- Cleeve House, range of stone outbuildings, gardens and land extending to about 11.3 acres as coloured pink on plan

The property

We understand that the vendor’s great great grandfather was the owner of a dressed limestone quarry at Plymstock and built the property in 1886. Its finely dressed stone elevations are an attractive and impressive feature of this fine country home with the period brick detailing and sandstone mullions remaining in excellent condition. Delightful views over the surrounding countryside are provided from the property’s impressive elevated position in the centre of its own land.

Within the property are an annexe and a large self-contained apartment. These could easily be incorporated into the main house. The house has been the subject of a programme of upgrading and enhancement in recent times. Improvements already undertaken include; the installation of an efficient underfloor heating system run from thermo-dynamic panels, solar photovoltaic panels on the roof, double glazed windows to most openings and a pumped hot water system. High quality fittings have been used in the bath/shower rooms. Whilst some further works are required, Cleeve House provides comfortable and well-proportioned family accommodation in an outstanding rural location. Alternatively the house could be used for letting,as a country house hotel or for a bed & breakfast business.

Gardens and Grounds

The long and attractive carriage driveway passes over a stone bridge and through the established and well stocked gardens. There are formal lawns, several entertaining areas and a level croquet lawn. 

Easements, wayleaves and rights of way

The property is sold subject to all existing rights in favour of utility companies and others.  Further details are available in the preliminary legal information pack available on request from the vendor’s agents.


Services: Mains electricity, private water, private drainage

Local Authority: South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE

Council tax: Band H

EPC rating: D


From the Exeter direction on the A38, take the Ivybridge exit and at the terminating T junction turn left. After around 200 yards turn right onto the driveway marked Cleeve. Continue carefully along the driveway bearing left where signed Cleeve. This will lead to the main house on the right hand section of the upper drive.

If approaching from Plymouth direction, take the Ivybridge exit. At the roundabout take the fifth exit signposted Ermington. Follow this road past the indoor tennis centre (on the right hand side) and after about 150 yards turn right onto the driveway marked Cleeve. Continue carefully along the driveway bearing left where signed Cleeve. This will lead to the main house on the right hand side section of the upper drive.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
15 September 2015


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