Esme's Cottage was clean and beautifully presented. All the furnishings and equipment were of excellent quality and the place was spotlessly clean. Everything had been well thought out and it really was a home from home. The owners are to be congratulated. The cottage is conveniently near the local shops and supermarkets and has two or three nice Pubs, particularly the Trehill where we had a couple of meals which were excellent, as was the service. Ivybridge itself is very well located for visiting other places in the South Hams district which we did a lot of, considering we were only there for a week! We particularly enjoyed Salcombe and also Newton Ferrers where we walked across the causeway to Noss Mayo and had a lovely meal at the Ship Inn which we would very much recommend. The countryside and coastline in this area of Devon are very beautiful, We can't wait to go back and are planning another visit later in the year.
Within easy reach of town centre and main road. Main shops within walking distance.
There were plenty of places to eat in the evening.
Clean and well equipped cottage near to town and great walks with the dog from the front door.
I have recommend this cottage to family and friends already.
Stayed here for a week in June 2016. This cottage is good value for money and felt very homely. We had everything we needed and plenty of storage space. The road is quiet and opposite a peaceful churchyard.
Ivybridge is an ideal location if you're visiting a mixture of areas such as Dartmoor and North Cornwall, it also has a lovely river walk.
We booked the cottage for a 5-day stay over Christmas as my son lives in Ivybridge. The booking process was fine and communication with the owners was efficient. The house was clean and tidy on arrival with decent-size bedrooms. One double (5' bed), one twin and a single. The only problem I have is the lack of drawer space. The double bedroom has one drawer at the bottom of the wardrobe and in another area a marble washstand, which may be "quaint" but is not practical and could easily be replaced by a useful set of drawers. The twin bedroom has shelves in the wardrobe and the single bedroom has open wire shelves which could easily be replaced by a slim set of drawers.
The bathroom (1) has a bath and shower with a fixed head and good water pressure.
The kitchen/diner is a reasonable size but the oven markings have all worn off so you have to experiment to find grill, oven etc. There is a dishwasher and washing machine but we did not use either.
The central heating controller did not have instructions to programme - only temperature UP/DOWN so for a winter rental is probably not efficient.
Parking outside the property is resident's permit so you have to remove your car during the day.
If you want to be in Ivybridge this is a good option and certainly most suitable for us.