¾ mile from the shops/pub in Newton Ferrers, in an idyllic location amongst trees on the banks of the river Yealm, two apartments that make up this detached waterside house off the no through road which winds alongside this beautiful tidal inlet to Nat. Trust woods beyond. 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 to entrances. A scenic riverside location. If booked together, the apartments accommodate 14.Galanda: a ground-floor apartment with own peaceful terrace (table/chairs) from which to enjoy ever-changing estuary views, and small tree-shaded lawned area (guests occupying L144a during July and August, the owners and their friendly dog share path across the lawn). Three further steps from lawn 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 (3' beds) with limited clothes-hanging space; shower-room (shower, cupboard with washing machine, tumble drier) through to separate loo. Ready meals and meals in the owners' house available (September to June). No pets during July/August.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|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|
|General||TV, Telephone, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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 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 (village), and secluded beach. Mothecombe (nearest sandy beach by car), 4 miles. Plymouth, 11.