L179 - The Porthole
Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
in Newton Ferrers, just 150 yards from the village centre, Oystercatchers is a smart semi-detached house (next door to L263). South-facing, with lovely views to the river from most rooms, two balconies and the small suntrap terrace garden behind, part-sheltered by a pretty, wisteria-clad verandah.Inside, good-sized rooms, cool colours, polished wood floors (rugs) and a simple, uncluttered feel. Steps lead down to it from the road (gated at bottom); level access (on foot) from the rear. Porch (coat/boot racks); smart cream kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, gas hob/electric oven) with granite worktops, corner breakfast area (table/bench) and arch to living/dining room (TV/DVD, iPod dock) with woodburner and two pairs of French windows to terrace (table/chairs, barbecue). Hall (cupboard with washing machine, tumble drier); ground-floor bedroom with 3' bunk beds; loo (washbasin). Stairs (steep, narrow treads, stairgates) up to two more light and airy bedrooms, both with balconies (excellent river views) – a double (5' sleigh bed) with en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower), and a roomy twin (table/chairs); shared under-eaves wardrobe area (lockable doors to bedrooms at each end). Shower-room (suite with power-shower). A great house for relaxing and enjoying the views, in a handy spot for shops, pub and river.
|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|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, 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 (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 3.5 star.
The West Country region
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.
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