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The Porthole

Newton Ferrers, Devon (Ref. 976168)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Review(s)

  • Justin

    “We were blown away by this property.”

    From the moment we stepped through the door, not only were we impressed with the cleanliness (you could smell the freshness in the air), but we were blown away by the cottage itself: it was so adorable. The gorgeous belongings really made it feel like home. We had more than we needed (towels, bath and shower gel, blankets, outside space) and was just so impressed. We will definitely be returning. This is truly a gem. Thank you.

    - Justin, May 2022

The property

In Newton Ferrers, just 150 yards from the village centre, The Porthole is a smart semi-detached house, 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/carpet and uncluttered feel.

Steps (17) 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 and corner breakfast area (table/bench).

Living/dining room (TV/DVD, Bluetooth receiver) 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' bunks.


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, shower over bath, sloping ceiling), and a roomy twin (table/chairs); shared under-eaves wardrobe area.

Shower-room (suite with power-shower).

Neighbouring house has right of access through the garden (rarely used).

A great house for relaxing and enjoying the views, in a handy spot for shops, pub and river. 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.


1st FloorGround Floor

Kitchen Entrance Hall Porch Living Room Bunk Bedroom WC


  • Three bedrooms over two levels
  • Ground floor bunk room
  • WC with basin
  • Upstairs 1 x king size double with balcony and en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, 1 x twin with balcony
  • Shower room with shower, WC, basin
  • Ground floor kitchen with breakfast area
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove, dining area and two pairs of French windows to terrace
  • Hall.
  • Central heating with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Parking is usually available on a quiet road by the property
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Plymouth 8 miles.

A tranquil, picturesque village in the South Hams area of Devon, on a bend of the River Yealm leading up from the South Devon coast (1 mile). The perfect haven for sailors, for those who love messing about near water and for those who appreciate stunning and civilised countryside. There is a local butcher, chemist, post office and grocer in Newton Ferrers and an organic farm shop just two miles away. The village pub, with fantastic views across the water towards Noss Mayo and the creek, serves good food and drink. The area is blessed with many walks that meander along the waterside and across the fields, while to the north Dartmoor's high tors and open spaces beckon those who love wild country. The city of Plymouth with its shops, Marine Aquarium and Barbican quayside area is just 8 miles away while beautiful Totnes with its 'alternative' view on life is a must. If the beach rather than boats is what you seek, you won't do better than the beautiful sands at Mothecombe and Bigbury just a few miles down the road. Both are accessible by road or boat from Newton Ferrers. There are a number of excellent golf courses nearby.

Note: Neighbouring house has right of access through the garden (rarely used)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas