Cob Corner, Ermington, Ivybridge, PL21

Cob Corner

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Reception Rooms

3 bedroom house under offer

  • Reference Number NEW180066
  • Agent Marchand Petit Modbury
  • Agent Number 01548 831 163

Guide price £700,000

About this property

Architecturally designed to capture the full essence of this individual barn conversion and its surroundings. Set within landscaped gardens, with exposed ceiling beams, character features, 3 bedrooms, large reception rooms and parking.

The inspirational conversion of a cob barn, set within natural landscaped grounds of
¾ of an acre located within the beautiful Erme Valley, conveniently placed just over a mile from the Devon Expressway.

Designed to capture the full essence of its surroundings, this is a unique property described by the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) as "a mature work by a local master of regional architecture". Their description goes on to say:- "The brief was to make a home but to retain the qualities of barn in its raw material state, retaining the fundamental elements - circular stone columns from ground to eaves intrinsic to a Devon '''Linhay'' and the Cob wall that is 500mm thick, 14m long, and 4m high".

Exposed ceiling beams, large reception spaces on both ground and upper floors, and extending to some 2350 sq. ft, Cob Corner is a superb example of a distinctive barn conversion, imaginatively brought to life by renowned architect David Sheppard. It was shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) House of the Year 2017, and acclaimed by Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs, who also described it as a "wooden puzzle".

Preserving the cob walls and structure from which it was built with much passion and care over a 14 year period, the property enjoys long southerly views down the serene valley of the River Erme. Green roofs and natural gardens are designed to attract the local wildlife. Externally timber louvres made from reclaimed hardwood disguise the otherwise intrusive impact of large areas of glazing to retain natural lighting, and the wonderful aspect while ensuring privacy.


Ground Floor

Entrance Porch
Stable door, glass roof and bench with built-in shoe storage.

Kitchen/ Dining
A wonderful room with exposed ceiling beam, oak flooring, exposed painted cob wall, windows to one side and sliding glazed doors providing views to the garden and surrounding countryside. The kitchen also has a feature gas AGA, freestanding units and a built-in larder.

Doors giving access to front and rear courtyard gardens. Oak staircase to the first floor, built-in storage and cupboard housing twin gas boilers.

Wet Room
Fully tiled with sloping ceiling and exposed roof timbers and window with timber blind. Thermostatically controlled rainfall shower with circular wash hand basin set on a wooden stand and WC.

Shower Room
Exposed roof timbers and cob wall. A sunken shower with rainfall shower head, circular wash hand basin set on a a wooden stand and WC.

Bedroom One
Walk-in wardrobe, full height window and sliding glazed door to an en-suite wet room.

Bedroom Two
Built-in wardrobe, full height window and sliding glazed door to an en-suite wet room.

Bedroom Three
Dual aspect windows, sloping ceiling with exposed roof timbers and a walk-in wardrobe.

Separated from the main building by a lobby with access to the courtyard, this superb timber framed office/living room has windows to all aspects with exposed oak frame and glazed doors opening to the rear courtyard.

First Floor

Sitting Room
The oak stairs open to a magnificent 36ft sitting room with exposed scissor beam roof trusses, exposed cob wall to one side and windows on the opposite side with glazed sliding doors at one end opening to a balcony and providing countryside views. Oak flooring and a freestanding wood burner set on a circular slate hearth.

A timber 5 bar gate opens to a gravelled driveway lined with fruit trees, which leads to the property. The garden is mainly laid to grass with reed beds, vegetable plot, an oak copse and a wildlife pond. From bedrooms 1 and 2 there is access to a small walled courtyard area, enhanced by the semi-circular timber pod housing the en-suite wetrooms. To the rear is a delightful cobbled walled courtyard providing an outside sitting and dining area.

Mains water, gas, electricity and drainage. Photovoltaic panels.


Council Tax
Currently band E.

Strictly by appointment only through Marchand Petit (Modbury Office) Tel: 01548 831163. Please contact the office to make an appointment.

From our Modbury office, take the A379 towards Plymouth; after approximately 2 miles turn right onto the A3121 following signs for Ermington and Ugborough. After approximately half a mile take the first turning left into Ermington village. Continue up Town Hill and pass through the village. Continue for approximately half a mile, then turn left into Keaton Lane. The property can be found on the left hand side.

Plymouth City Centre & Waterfront 11 miles, Modbury 2.3 miles, Ivybridge & A38 Devon Expressway 1.3 miles, Dartmoor National Park 3 miles, Mothecombe Beach 7 miles.
(distances approximate)

Key Features

Cob Corner, Ermington, Ivybridge, PL21
  • Architecturally designed barn conversion
  • Shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) House of the Year 2017
  • Landscaped gardens extending to 3/4 of an acre
  • Large kitchen/ dining room
  • Superb sitting room with character features
  • 3 bedrooms & 2 En-suites
  • Family shower room
  • Substantial home office



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4 Broad Street Modbury Devon PL21 0PS

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment


01548 831 163

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