Cornwood is on the edge of Dartmoor and open countryside, yet only four miles from Ivybridge and eight miles from Plymouth. The main part of the village sits above the River Yealm valley and it was once part of an important trading route which carried tin, wool and cattle between Tavistock and Totnes with links to Plymouth.

It has a population of around a thousand people and a strong community spirit with everything you would want on your doorstep. The local village shop and tearoom supports many local producers (and there are plenty of brilliant ones in this corner of the South Hams) stocking fresh local milk, meat, honey, vegetables and locally baked bread plus a little café.

The church of St Michael and All Angels is a focal point for the community as is Cornwood Cricket Club which has several teams in the Devon League and runs events and activities to engage many people including junior cricket teams.


Close to the facilities of Ivybridge and Plymouth but with a country village atmosphere.

Cornwood Church of England Primary School is rated good by Oftsed and there’s a pre-school on the same site. The school feeds into Ivybridge Community College with its award-winning sporting facilities.


The Cornwood Inn is community-owned and, as well as serving good beer and great food, they act as a focal point for activities that bring people together. They support people who might otherwise face physical, social, financial or emotional isolation, offering somewhere people can come together. It also acts as a hub for outdoor activities, such as walking or cycling, with somewhere to store equipment and meet up before setting out.

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