one of the prettiest views in Newton Ferrers from two balconies and the small south-facing garden of this good, Scandinavian-style house, refurbished and made attractive and thoroughly practical by its owners. It is about 200 yards from the village centre. Twenty-three steps lead down to it from the road; level access from the rear. Lockable storage/small garage at road level
Big glazed-roofed porch, off which cupboard with washer-drier; hall; conservatory/games room (table tennis, table football) with double glazed doors to garden; shower-room (suite); Shaker-style fitted kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer) with glazed doors to excellent large, light, open-plan living/dining room with polished wood floor, TV/DVD/PVR, Wii, iPod dock and French windows and sliding glass doors to the patio, decked sitting-out area (table/chairs, barbecue) and garden (2 steps down to lawn and 17 steps up to upper deck area with picnic bench); also downstairs, a double bedroom (limited clothes-hanging space). Upstairs (steep, shallow stairs), three bedrooms – a double with balcony, TV/DVD and en suite shower-room (suite), a single, and a room with bunk beds and balcony. Bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). An easy, all-year-round house, the estuary view always good and interesting.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 4 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, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), 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 3.5 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.