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The Clock House

Ivybridge, Devon (Ref. 976251)

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “We enjoyed the environment of Lukesland. The grounds were really beautiful and we enjoyed walking around with our dog. The cottage was welk set out for our purposes as we have a handicapped son who needs to be on one level for all his needs. It was v comfortable and it was a treat to make a real fire. He really enjoys a fire as in his own residence there is not one, Our owner was particularly welcoming and did everything she could to make us welcome.”

    Mrs Palmer, FALMOUTH, October 2018

    • “We had a fantastic week at the The Clock House. The property has been thoughtfully designed making it convenient and comfortable for all guests whilst maintaining the historic character of the building. The disabled facilities and level entrance were ideal for the elderly and frail member of our party. The kitchen is well equipped to handle holiday cooking and the utility room is very useful. There are plenty of games, books and DVDs for rainy days and the only thing we would have added is a Smart TV or DVD but this really did not detract from our enjoyment. The hosts have provided a vast collection of local maps and guide books making the planning of days out very easy and we were especially grateful for the information about local dog-friendly beaches.The gardens are beautiful and peaceful and it was fantastic to have the freedom to explore. Lorna is an exceptional hostess and we very much enjoyed learning of the history of the estate and getting a chance to see inside her house. Finally, we took our two classic cars with us as we were attending a show whilst in Devon and Lorna very kindly allowed us to photograph the cars outside the house. The Coach House is an ideal base from which to explore Dartmoor and the coast and we would not hesitate to book this property again.”

    Mrs Craddock, WOKING, September 2018

    • “The clock house exceeded all our expectations wonderful gardens to roam around, lovely property and location, very quiet yet 5 mins drive from Ivybridge town centre and it’s facilities. We will definitely be returning at some point in the future”

    Mr Thomas, ROCHFORD, August 2018

    • “Good for disabled, bathroom well kitted out with stool and non-slip mat. Very good shower. Nice big bath sheets. Exceedingly well equipped with loads of crockery and cutlery. Lovely to be able to use the garden when not open to the public. Not everywhere is accessible with a wheelchair or mobility scooter. Lovely place and very helpful owner.”

    Mrs Taylor, LOWESTOFT, June 2018

    • “We stayed at the Clock House, Lukelands Gardens, Ivybridge, Devon. The accommodation was exceptional, and the gardens (which we were free to walk) were wonderful, a fantastic escape from the day to day routine of working life.”

    Mr Coleman, Canterbury, May 2018

    • “The Clock House is set in such beautiful grounds, which we were free to explore whenever we liked. The owner was really friendly and welcoming and we loved being part of that community for a short time. There was a lovely plate of cakes on our arrival and it was very welcome after our journey. The cottage was so well equipped and we wanted for nothing. We loved the wood-burning stove and felt very warm and comfortable. Now we are home, we miss The Clock House so much!”

    Mr Masheder, Wareham, April 2018

    • “The Palmer family and Ross and his helpers would just like to say how much they all enjoyed their time. Ross who is severely handicapped sees the cottage as his holiday home which is more than we would have hoped a few years ago. We w would like to book again soon. Thankyou”

    Mrs Palmer, FALMOUTH, April 2018

    • “Staying at Clock House is a little slice of heaven. The house is beautiful, perfectly clean and well equipped. Being able to wonder the grounds and see the beautiful gardens really is the icing on the cake. The owners are very friendly and approachable, but in no way obtrusive. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom are brilliant for anyone with mobility issues. Also the grounds are laid out with paths and plenty of benches making them more accessible than the average. It really is a lovely, lovely cottage and I would highly recommend it.”

    Miss Bowley, LEICESTER, April 2018

    • “The Clock House was very comfortable and in a stunning location. We enjoyed being able to explore the beautiful and tranquil gardens at Lukesland. My father has difficulty walking long distances and standing for any length of time. The groundfloor of the cottage is all on one level which made it easy for him to get from the bedroom with ensuite wet room to the living room and kitchen/dining area - the shower seat in the wet room was extremely useful for him. Lorna and John, who own Lukesland, were very welcoming and it was very helpful to be able to order a delicious ready meal for our arrival. The gardens are open to the public twice a week during the Spring and Autumn but the cottage is tucked away at one end of the estate and so we didn't feel any invasion of privacy. Ivybridge is well located for exploring the South Hams area and is on the edge of Dartmoor. It has a great farm shop (Countryman's choice) at Endsleigh garden centre with delicious cheeses, butchers and pasties and a good local pub (Trehill arms) as well as a Tesco extra, very close.”

    Mrs Robinson, AYLESFORD, April 2018

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The Property

The Clock House, 1½ miles towards Dartmoor from Ivybridge, is within the grounds of Lukesland, a Victorian house with magical 24 acre garden of woodland, lawns and secret glades (seats) surrounding a stream (waterfalls, lily ponds). From April to mid-June and mid-October to mid-November the garden opens to the public twice weekly; otherwise, you share it only with the main house. The Clock House is 200 yards from the main house, beside disused stables and another cottage. Immediately outside, own small paved terrace (furniture, barbecue). Direct access to moorland and the Two Moors Way (walking). Inside, light and spacious with beams, tiled floors downstairs, oak floors (rugs) upstairs. Stable doors to hall. Two steps down to living room with woodburner, ceiling to apex and TV/DVD, and smart kitchen/dining room (microwave, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, electric cooker), both with French windows to terrace. Utility room (washer-drier, sink, loo). Downstairs bedroom (6' linked double or twin) with en suite shower-room (wet-room suite, shower seat). Upstairs (stairgate), two more bedrooms - a double (6' linked bed or twin), and a single. Bathroom (suite, shower over bath). Gallery above living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping), sofa and desk beside ancient, safely shielded clock workings, gently ticking (no chimes). Ready meals available. Suitable for wheelchair users (level access from terrace to living room/kitchen; please discuss your requirements with us before booking). A lovely place.

Ivybridge: small town (shops, arts centre, leisure centre with indoor/outdoor swimming pools and tennis courts, railway station, start/finish of the Two Moors Way footpath) at Dartmoor’s edge. From it the beautiful river Erme valley leads through oak woods to moorland (prehistoric remains). Mothecombe (sandy beach), Plymouth and Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers, 8 miles.


Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king double (can convert to twin) with en suite wet room with shower, shower seat, basin and WC, 1 x first floor super king double (can convert to twin), 1 x first floor single. First floor gallery seating area. Ground floor sitting room with wood burning stove. Kitchen with dining area. Utility room. Ground floor WC with basin.


  • Central heating, electric panel heaters, underfloor heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, washer-dryer, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Note: From April to mid-June and mid-October to mid-November the garden opens to the public twice weekly
  • Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100

Regional Information

IVYBRIDGE Plymouth 12 miles. Often referred to as the ‘Gateway to South Dartmoor’, Ivybridge is set in one of the most beautiful areas of Devon and provides the perfect base from which to explore the county’s glorious coast and countryside. The town’s namesake, the Ivy Bridge, is a 13th century construction originally designed for packhorses and widened during the age of coach travel. Nowadays, it is a popular landmark on the town’s Heritage Trail, which also takes in other noteworthy historical buildings, such as a paper mill which remains Ivybridge’s major industrial employer. Some of the most architecturally pleasing sights in the town are the aqueduct, now a listed site, and the much photographed remains of a viaduct built by Brunel. This riverside town offers a great local shopping experience, with a variety of independent shops in the compact town centre making browsing a pleasure. When it’s time for a break, take your pick from the many cafés, tearooms and bakeries in the covered arcade serving delicious food and treats to help you recharge your batteries! Just on the brink of Dartmoor National Park, Ivybridge is ideally located to explore the 368 square miles of rolling hills, rugged granite outcrops and fresh, clean air. With over 450 miles of public rights of way, you’ll find enough walks to keep you busy for a year, let alone a week! If you’d like to mix it up a bit, cycling, horse-riding, climbing and kayaking opportunities abound. Nearby Wembury is the starting point for the Two Moors Way, a 201 mile coast to coast walking route which passes through Ivybridge and continues on through high moorland and deep wooded valleys, taking in some of Devon’s most unspoilt rural scenery. At 17 miles long, the Erme-Plym Trail is slightly shorter and leads in the opposite direction through some pleasant countryside, passing the pretty Hooe Lake en route. The area surrounding Ivybridge offers a fabulous variety of attractions and days out, from the stunning beaches of the South Devon coast, to the bustling city of Plymouth.

  • Note: From April to mid-June and mid-October to mid-November the garden opens to the public twice weekly.
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.