¾ mile from the shops/pub in Newton Ferrers, in an idyllic location amongst trees on the banks of the river Yealm, a ground-floor apartment in a detached waterside house off the no through road which winds alongside this beautiful tidal inlet to Nat. Trust woods beyond. At the front, an enclosed garden with your own peaceful river-facing terrace (tables/chairs) from which to enjoy afternoon sun and ever-changing estuary views, and small, tree-shaded, lawned area (the owners, their friendly dog and occasional B&B guests use path across the lawn to access upper part of house). Across the lane, steps down to shared slipway (care needed, some narrow/steep steps, unguarded river access) with mooring for small dinghy (boat hire locally).From lane, 11 steepish steps up to gently sloping, shared path across lawn. Three further steps up to your own entrance to open-plan living/dining/kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer) with TV/DVD; three bedrooms – a double with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower), a twin (garden/river views), and a bunk room; shower-room (shower cubicle, cupboard with washing machine, tumble drier) through to separate loo (washbasin). Ready meals and meals in the owners' house available. Attractive riverside spot. No pets during July/August.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view|
|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 (2), 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 3 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.