A superb Grade II Listed former rectory with two detached cottages set in 6.21 acres.

Glebe House offers a rare opportunity to acquire a property steeped in history in the highly sought-after village of Cornwood, on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. The house was the original rectory to the church in the village and the major part of the existing house was built circa 1678. The Georgian front elevation was added in the late 18th century and the house remained the property of the church until 1913 when it was sold for the first time. The new owners, at the time of their renovations in the 1920s, commissioned the celebrated gardener Gertrude Jekyll to create a large planted border for the garden.

The current owners, believed to be the fifth owners of Glebe House, have completely restored the property in recent years, whilst keeping many of the original features, such as high corniced ceilings and panelling, sash and shuttered windows, charming fireplaces and exposed stonework. The property has been enhanced by a number of stylish and modern fittings, a newly-installed central heating system and a new roof. The house is beautifully presented to high standard throughout.

The welcoming and elegant central reception hall leads to the drawing and dining rooms that feature tall ceilings allowing for plenty of natural light, beautiful fireplaces and hardwood floors. The hallway leads to a further spacious and light-filled reception area, with turned stairs to the first floor, access to the cellar as well as to the cloakroom, sitting room, study and second kitchen. The sitting room features parquet flooring and an impressive inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove. This room flows through to the traditional kitchen with AGA, double sinks and wonderful flagstone flooring. A larder and boot room is adjacent to the kitchen and provides outdoor access and additional stairs to the first floor accommodation. The second kitchen has a range of wooden wall and base cabinetry and worktops and a marble-topped central island with inset hob. The ground floor is completed by a bright study that enjoys double doors out onto the garden.

The first floor comprises of five spacious and beautifully decorated bedrooms, four of which benefit from en suite bathrooms. There is also a family shower room on the first floor. Two further double bedrooms can be found on the second floor both featuring original fireplaces. An additional and generously-sized family bathroom completes this floor which is dual aspect and has a freestanding roll top bath. All of the bedrooms enjoy far reaching views of the rolling countryside and the beautiful grounds that surround the property.

The cottages Leveret Cottage and Coney Cottage are both successful holiday lets that the current owners have converted from outbuildings. Leveret Cottage has an open plan living area with a fully-fitted kitchen on the upper floor and two spacious bedrooms and a bathroom on the lower floor, with a large family bathroom. Coney Cottage has an open plan kitchen and living room with a wood-burner and shower room on the ground floor. A spiral staircase takes you to the light-filled mezzanine bedroom that looks out over the wonderful countryside. Both cottages offer a unique space that have been converted to provide luxury, comfort and modern conveniences.

Ivybridge 3.9 miles, Modbury 8.3 miles, Plymouth 13.4 miles, Exeter 39.2 miles

This property has 6.21 acres of land.


Glebe House sits proudly within its grounds and enjoys a considerable landscaped garden which is well-established with several specimen trees and shrubs, as well as a beautiful swimming pool, greenhouse and vegetable garden. There is also a large barn with a workshop. The four acre paddock, which is on a fixed tenancy to a local farmer, lies beyond the garden and is bordered by farmland and woodland.

The property is reached by a private gravelled drive with a low stone wall and offers ample parking for several vehicles.


Glebe House is situated in an idyllic position in the village of Cornwood, just inside Dartmoor National Park and a short drive from the market towns of Ivybridge, Modbury, Totnes, and Ashburton. The nearby town of Ivybridge offers a wide range of independent shopping, the Watermark Centre with cinema, library and concert venue amenities, a leisure centre, secondary schooling and mainline train station. The city of Plymouth provides more extensive facilities including cinemas, theatres, department stores, colleges, grammar schools, a university, restaurants and historic waterside. Dartmoor National Park is a wonderful place to enjoy outdoor pursuits such as walking, climbing, horse riding and cycling and beaches can be found at Wembury, Mothecombe and Bigbury-on-Sea. The area benefits from a good selection of state schooling including Stowford School and Ivybridge Community College (rated Outstanding by Ofsted). Noteworthy independent schools include King’s, Plymouth College, Totnes Progressive and Sands. The property enjoys excellent communication links: Ivybridge train station offers regular trains to Plymouth and sits on the main line route to Paddington, a journey of just over 3 hours. The nearby A38 Devon Expressway gives access to the national motorway network and to major towns including Plymouth and Exeter. Exeter Airport offers a growing number of national and international flights.


From the A38 head east, turning left onto Cadleigh Lane and continuing onto Bond Street, before taking a right-hand turn onto Fore Street. Continue onto Vicarage Hill, where you will find the property in approximately 0.3 miles.

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Other features

  • Within Dartmoor National Park
  • Outstanding countryside views
  • Two detached cottages
  • 7 bedrooms
  • Swimming pool

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Cornwood Ivybridge Devon PL21

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Cornwood Ivybridge Devon PL21

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