Ivybridge, Gateway to the Moor and the South Devon coastline
Ivybridge is a bustling, friendly town set on the banks of the beautiful River Erme ideally situated as a base to visit Dartmoor and the South Hams, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty, all within easy reach. The town is known as the 'Gateway to the Moor' and is the start/finish point of the long distance walking path The Two Moors Way. Look north and visible high above the town is the Western Beacon and to the south , the South Devon coast with its stunning beaches, rolling green countryside and twisting Devon lanes waiting to be explored. In the heart of the town are the beautiful Longtimber Woods and riverside walks. Ivybridge is located immeadiately off the A38 Devon Expressway which links Plymouth and Exeter and the national motorway network at the M5. The town also has a mainline railway station.
Stowford Mill, nestled in the tranquil Erme Valley and framed by Dartmoor National Park, is a new mixed use development currently under construction. Burrington Estates’ vision is to transform this eight-acre site into a vibrant community with contemporary new homes, retail units, offices and leisure facilities. Tipped to be one of the trendiest places to live, work, eat, shop and stay, Stowford Mill, with its iconic features, is one of Devon’s oldest industrial sites and has been part of the Ivybridge skyline for generations. First established in the late 18th century, Stowford Mill was the catalyst behind the expansion of the town, helping attract commerce and providing job opportunities for the local area. During its lifetime, the Mill has retained its special quality, despite many changes in ownership and an evolution in paper production. Originally used for sorting rags and fabric that were, at the time, an essential material for paper production, The Mill House is soon to become a series of premium loft apartments, known as ‘Mill Lofts’. Buildings that will become restaurants, offices and shops were once home to machinery, like Stowford No.1, a paper machine that transformed paper production in the 1830s. Stowford Mill was a hugely successful manufacturing space that sadly became too small for the work it produced. As the owners of the Mill moved their work to Scotland, an opportunity arose to once again transform the eclectic mix of brick and stone buildings into a thriving destination.
At the heart of Stowford Mill will be a public square surrounded by boutique shops, restaurants and cafés. The new ‘Stowford Court’ will complete the community by providing high end, spacious later living apartments. Burrington Estates, a developer with an impressive track record for the imaginative, design led, regeneration of historic buildings, is now completing the new chapter of this site’s rich history. The development creates a completely unique new environment in which to live, work and relax. Keeping the best of the stunning heritage architecture whilst using the latest, cutting-edge modern design techniques to create stunning living spaces.