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Myrtle Quay Newton Ferrers\Noss Mayo South Hams | 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | Web Ref: 3433 | Sleeps 8
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Myrtle Quay 4 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms | WiFi | Estuary Views | Village House | | Sleeps 8
On the edge of Newton Ferrers, brilliantly positioned with superb river frontage, a unique and contemporary, architect-designed, detached house with floor-to-ceiling windows and width-of-house balconies for wonderful views of the creek. Below the house (29 steps down from parking area), a small, pretty garden (picnic bench seating 10).
Inside, clean modernist lines, lots of glass, light flooding in from huge windows and space. Entrance to lobby (loo) into large open-plan living/dining/kitchen with woodburner, TV/DVD and floor-to-ceiling sliding glazed doors to large balcony (table/chairs); the kitchen is well-equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer with ice maker, large pantry, range-style double-oven cooker/5-ring gashob. Open tread stairs down to comfortable snug (TV/DVD); utility room (washing machine, tumble drier) with door to 15 steps up to the car park, so ideal for beach kit, and 29 steps down to garden. Also on this floor, two bedrooms with sliding doors to width-of-house balcony (chairs) – a double with en suite shower-room (suite), and a twin (linkable to 6’ double); bathroom (suite with separate shower). Further stairs down to two more bedrooms (access to garden) – a double, and a twin (linkable to 6’ double); shower-room (suite). A simply stunning, ultra-modern house in a waterside location.
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.