In the heart of Noss Mayo, at the end of the tidal inlet opposite the Ship Inn, is this fabulous detached, riverside house. Ultra-modern and stylish, the interior is cleverly laid out with river-facing balconies for the mesmerising views. Small, creekside, lawned and paved garden (table/benches, barbecue) and forecourt (small stream outside) and direct access to foreshore (dinghy/canoe launching - bring your own or hire locally). One hundred yards to village tennis courts and playing field, Nat. Trust woodland, water taxi stops (seasonal) and two child-friendly, good food pubs.
Double gates open to garages and forecourt. A few steps up to ground-floor hall with stairs to first and second floors. Spread over three levels (stairgates) are two light and spacious living/dining/kitchens with oak floors, six bath/shower-rooms and seven/eight bedrooms - four double (5' beds), one single/dressing room, and three twin (2'6" beds zip-linkable to 5' doubles).
On the ground floor: at the front, large living room with sofas, TV/DVD and children's table/chairs, dining table and hideaway 'kitchen in a cupboard' (double hotplate, sink, fridge) and glass doors on two sides with fabulous river and village views and access to the garden; three bedrooms (limited clothes-hanging space) – a double with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower), and two twins/doubles sharing a family bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Separate staircase up to the master double (5' bed) through which a single bedroom/dressing room, with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Steep steps down to utility room/garage (washing machine, tumble drier, table tennis).
On the first floor: at the front, an L-shaped, open-plan living/dining/kitchen with windows on three sides; at one end, comfy sofas, TV/Sky/DVD and iPod dock and, at the other end, smart kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, 6-burner gas range-style cooker) with granite worktops; in between, big dining table and glass sliding doors to wrap-around corner balcony (captivating river views). Twin bedroom (wardrobe on landing); limestone bathroom (bath, shower cubicle, washbasin) and separate loo (washbasin). Back door. From the landing (desk/chair), stairs up to second floor and two double bedrooms (sloping ceilings) with TV/DVD and balconies (views) and two en suite shower-rooms (suites)/dressing rooms. Stairgates.An absolutely smashing property with river, boating, pubs and walks all nearby. Best for maximum of 14 adults. Pets permitted in garage only. Damages Deposit £400. Arrival after 4pm.
|Size||Sleeps up to 15, 8 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, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (4), 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 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.