At Bridgend, the foot of the Newton creek which divides Noss Mayo from Newton Ferrers, is this incredibly smart, waterside, terraced cottage, one of nine converted from a former malthouse. Designed to make the most of wonderful views of the water and surrounding hills. To the front, a small shared lawned area (benches), parking area and use of slipway into the tidal creek.
Inside, modern, bright and stylish, decorated with original art and comfortable furniture. Stairs from hall up to open-plan living/dining/kitchen with glazed folding doors to balcony with the ever-changing creek view; kitchen area (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, oven with eye-level grill, induction hob, wine fridge) very smartly fitted with brushed chrome, marble and glass; comfortable sofas, TV/DVD, iPod dock and extending dining table fill the rest of the space. Stairs up to second floor and two bedrooms – a double (5' bed) with TV, views, and French windows to balcony, and in the eaves (some restricted height) a neat twin (limited clothes-hanging space) and smart bathroom (suite plus hand-shower). On the ground floor, third bedroom with two cabin-style oak single beds (limited clothes-hanging space). Shower-room (suite). Garage (washing machine, tumble drier). A fabulous, well thought out house in a beautiful creek-side setting.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4.5 star.
The South Hams: southernmost Devon; between the river Dart and river Tamar and south of Dartmoor, lush farmland and wooded river valleys turning to beautiful estuaries, its coast very beautiful and remarkably well preserved – sandy beaches and mighty cliffs between those estuaries, amazingly little sprawling modern ugliness. Inland too, away from main roads, it remains surprisingly peaceful.
Among special coastal places are Dartmouth; sheltered Blackpool Sands; Slapton's long curve of pebble beach and nature reserve lagoon; the cliffs about Start Point and Prawle Point, Bolt Head and Bolt Tail; East Portlemouth's beach and Salcombe's location and views; Thurlestone proving that family seaside places don't need to be brash; Bigbury's huge sands and the fun of getting to Burgh Island; waterside, oak-wood-sheltered Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers; many others, less easy of access, are for you to discover.
Kingsbridge and Totnes, both old, attractive and small, are the towns at the area's heart; Plymouth – the West Country's biggest town, with Naval base, ferry port, theatre, cinemas, history, Hoe (great views) and Barbican (where the life is) – is on the area's edge. Dartington Hall is an arts centre (films, plays, music, dance) with lovely gardens. Pleasure cruisers ply the Kingsbridge estuary and Dart and Tamar rivers.
Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo: adjoining small villages beside the lake-like river Yealm estuary, sheltered by oak-wooded hillsides, popular for sailing, lovely for walking or just sitting. Essential shops (Newton Ferrers) and good food pubs. Low tide footpath across the creek. Tennis courts; riding stables. Pedestrian ferry to coast walk to Wembury, and secluded beach. Mothecombe (nearest sandy beach by car), 4 miles. Plymouth, 11.