An exceptionally picturesque Grade II Listed property with approximately 8.3 acres.

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Wrescombe Court is an outstanding Grade II Listed property which provides almost 5,000 sq. ft. of flexible living space, presented to an exceptional standard throughout. With approximately 8.3 acres of superb gardens and grounds behind the house providing a beautifully secluded haven, the property offers the best of country living in the South Devon AONB, as well as being near to the renowned South Devon coastline, just seven miles from Dartmoor and eight miles from the vibrant port city of Plymouth.

The accommodation is exceedingly spacious and has appealing period features in every room. There are two large reception rooms comprising a well-proportioned sitting room with an open fireplace, slate floor tiles and two exposed stone walls; plus a magnificent drawing room (also known as the Great Hall) featuring a high vaulted ceiling, a large inglenook fireplace and a Minstrel’s Gallery above. The kitchen/dining room is at the rear of the house, benefiting from a good range of fitted units, a four oven gas AGA, integrated fridge, wine rack, dishwasher and gas hob. There is also a large utility room adjacent, as well as a cloakroom. The accommodation is completed by four very spacious double bedrooms, each with a stylishly-presented en suite bath or shower room, plus a fifth large double bedroom or office. The principal bedroom also has the benefit of a roof terrace which has wonderful views of the gardens and grounds.

Services: Mains water, gas and electricity.

Private septic tank drainage. Gas central heating. CCTV system installed.

Local Authority: South Hams.

Rights of Way: A neighbour has a Right of Access over the first part of the driveway. A public footpath passes through a corner of the grounds some distance from the house.

Council Tax: G.

This property has 8.3 acres of land.


The 8.3 acres of gardens and grounds at Wrescombe Court are superb. The property is approached via remote operated electric gates which open into a gravelled parking area which has ample space to park numerous vehicles. There is also a quadruple car port with electricity and light connected, as well as an adjacent workshop/ outbuilding. Floor-level, motion sensor spotlights create an atmospheric night time ambiance.

The gardens are situated behind the house, affording excellent privacy and seclusion. There is a landscaped terrace adjacent to the property which provides the perfect space for al fresco dining and entertaining. Some distance away from the house is a very productive vegetable garden with raised beds and a greenhouse, whilst there is also a large fruit cage and many fruit trees within the grounds; together providing excellent potential for a self-sufficient lifestyle. Areas of woodland have been sympathetically maintained to create a haven for wildlife, with many cultivated footpaths creating a number of very pleasant woodland walks. Of particular note are the swathes of bluebells which appear in the spring. There is a large wildlife pond in the centre of the grounds with a seating area ideally positioned beside to enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings. A well fenced paddock is beyond the gardens, currently a wildflower meadow, but could also be suitable for sheep or equestrian use.


Wrescombe Court is located in an idyllic rural location in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, equidistant to the villages of Newton Ferrers and Yealmpton. Newton Ferrers is located on the beautiful estuary of the River Yealm which is very popular for cruising and river sailing, and racing occurs regularly in the river either side of high water. Yealmpton meanwhile offers an excellent range of facilities including Ben’s Farm Shop, a Post office and general store, primary schooling, a health centre, two pubs, a restaurant, opticians, hairdressers, garage and two churches.

The historic naval port of Plymouth is approximately 8 miles away and offers yet more extensive cultural, business, 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 popular eating places. There is also a mainline railway service from Plymouth to London Paddington. Opportunities for outdoor pursuits are endless with superb walking, riding and cycling direct from the property. Dartmoor National Park is just seven miles from Wrescombe Court, offering miles of unspoilt countryside to explore. There are numerous opportunities for sailing close by, including Newton Ferrers, Dartmouth and Salcombe. South Devon is also renowned for its many beautiful sandy beaches and sunny climate.

Communications links in the area are good. The A38 Devon Expressway provides easy access to Plymouth, Exeter, the M5 and from there onto the national motorway network. Ivybridge station offers regular services to London, with trains to London Paddington in under three hours. Exeter International Airport offers a number of domestic and European flights. There are regular ferry services from Plymouth to northern France and Spain.

The area provides an excellent range of schooling including Yealmpton Primary School, Ivybridge Community College, Torquay’s Grammar schools, Totnes Progressive, Mount Kelly, Stover and numerous options in Plymouth.


The postcode PL8 2NL will take you to the property using a satellite navigation system.

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Other features

  • Approximately 4,984 sq. ft.
  • Quadruple car port
  • Beautiful grounds of approx. 8.3 acres
  • Sought-after South Hams location

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Yealmpton Devon PL8

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