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Meadowlea Cottage

(Ref. 1011434)

Newton Ferrers, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, the owner reached out and asked about a high chair as we had our daughter, the owner was very responsive!"

    The property was outstanding, very large and very clean! The location is lovely and quite and close to Plymouth, woodlands, pennywell and others, we would come back again in a heart beat!

    Reviewed by Reece5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival and all the equipment and furnishings are of an excellent standard and quality."

    I have never had such a comfortable bed in any rented property or hotel! Very peaceful surroundings and very good directions provided to the cottage. We felt there was a shortage of hanging wardrobe space, especially if staying a fortnight. Another single wardrobe would help.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Sep 2023

  • "Meadowlea is a superb holiday home in a beautiful location in rural South Devon."

    The property is very smart and the cleanliness was 10/10. It was very well equipped. The property is surprisingly large and ideal for 4 adults. We had a very relaxing week here. A few meals we enjoyed nearby - Surfing Cow ice cream just up the road is delicious (check opening times which vary by season). We also had a very nice Sunday roast at the Rose and Crown in Yealmpton (food served all day, which is unusual in the area) and a Chinese takeaway from Ming, also in Yealmpton (open evenings). If we could pick up this home and place it in every area we visit on holiday, we would!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in the grounds of Alton Hall but far enough away, quiet and very peaceful with magnificent views."

    Very comfortable to high standard.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and had everything you could possibly need."

    The kitchen and bathrooms were well appointed and equipped. The views from the sitting room windows were beautiful. My husband and I had a lovely two weeks there at the June/July. It was really quiet and peaceful but there is plenty to do in the surrounding area when you want to venture further afield. We were very lucky with the weather but on our one wet day we went to the cinema in Plymouth which was very easy to get to!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Meadowlea is a perfect holiday cottage in that it was very clean, everything functioned and it is in a lovely location."

    And Sarah, the owner, was very pleasant!

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful property but access to the house was dreadful not the property the roads to and from."

    Had a wonderful relaxing time would highly recommend it. Thank you

    Reviewed by Wendy Ann5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    The owners were really nice and replied to my query about check in time quickly. It’s got all the facilities you need and is peaceful and quiet. One thing to note, I suggest that you do follow the directions laid out by the owners as the roads are tiny. I normally use my Tom Tom sat nav but it was useless on the country roads so I switched to Apple Maps which was much better.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely well equipped and comfortable cottage in a stunning location."

    Spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage with excellent facilities."

    Owner very approachable and friendly. Great for star gazing in the dark sky and peaceful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulously beautiful cottage in a great location for exploring."

    My boys said they want to move there - it was lovely. Nice quiet beach a few minutes down the road. The only thing that wasn’t so good was the Wi-Fi - it was very slow. But overall would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our stay (in March) was excellent."

    The cottage had all that we needed. Cottage was warm and beds comfortable. We were 3 elderly persons. Whilst some have commented on the short steep path accessing the cottage, we found it perfectly manageable, although I imagine care needs to be taken in frosty or icy weather. Care also needs to be taken driving in, as there are large pot-holes on the access drive to Alston Hall. We enjoyed meals at the Ship (Noss Mayo) and the Dolphin (Newton Ferrers) and the Co-op at Newton Ferrers was good for groceries. As we had poor weather, the smart TV with access to Netflix was particularly appreciated.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Mar 2023

  • "A delightful stay in an warm, comfortable and well equipped property, in most peaceful surroundings."

    A generous "welcome pack" was much appreciated, as was the information on the local area, more than enough to keep us fully occupied during the week. The dry weather helped. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really homely, clean and a delightful place to come for a holiday."

    Fabulous views from the lounge window and a great garden to relax in, in the Devon countryside. Location was excellent being 5mins from Mothercombe beach, and 10mins from Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo with the lovely Yelm estuary and The Ship pub/restaurant.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely very comfortable we could move in and live there, our ..."

    The cottage was lovely very comfortable we could move in and live there, our only complaint it was too warm at times, the heating appeared to come on in the middle of the night and it was like a sauna Also l think a mention should be made to the very narrow lanes to access the property which can be quite hair raising That said it is a beautiful cottage and we wouldn’t hesitate to return

    Pleased you had a lovely time and enjoyed the cottage. Sorry about the heating! We will check the heating timer….it sounds as if something has gone awry there! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2022

  • "Meadowlea Cottage is a lovely comfortable cottage, it has everything that is required for your needs, it was nice & warm, bed was very comfortable & a very good shower."

    Views are beautiful. Overall we had a great week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by June5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent cottage with clean, comfortable facilities Very well equipped - nothing lacking A relaxing location with lovely views."

    Beautiful beaches few mins away in either direction Highly recommended !

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property & views, very clean, the only way it could be improved would be ..."

    Lovely property & views, very clean, the only way it could be improved would be a pint of milk for our arrival as got there in evening and nearest shop was a drive away in morning

    Sorry about the milk. Usually we leave a pint or two. Unfortunately our last minute stand in cleaner forgot to leave some. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "We enjoyed ours holidays we love to come back again it’s was really nice"

    Reviewed by Inderjit5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our second stay at Meadowlea, and just as lovely as our first."

    The location in fantastic, with the most wonderful views across rolling hills. Watching the sunset every night with a glass in hand was a treat. The facilities are excellent, and the property spotless. Loads of days out within easy reach- we highly recommend Plymouth Barbican, Hoe, and Aquarium, Dartmouth Steam Train and River Cruise, Paignton Zoo, and Bantham Beach. We hope to return!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "The place was clean and comfortable."

    The main complaint was getting into the cottage. The picture does not show how steep the path is and that there is a step half way down. Meadowlea is not suitable for people with mobility issues. This statement I mentioned to Sykes which I believe has now been put in the description.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1Jun 2022

  • "So peaceful and quiet - just what we needed."

    Very comfortable and clean. Well equipped. Beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Coralie5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    Spotlessly clean, very comfortable, excellent location, quiet, warm and well-stocked with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2022

  • "Meadowlea cottage had everything we wanted in a holiday."

    The views were a real treat, and the garden with seating areas a good size and well kept. The wood burner in the cottage was a nice feature for colder evenings. Rooms and facilities clean, comfortable and modern. It was nice to be a very short drive from local beaches and not far from shops either. We used it as a base to visit Totnes and Plymouth, as well as the more immediately local area. Very happy with our break here!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage,fantastic views, spotlessly clean,great area, would highly ..."

    Lovely cottage,fantastic views, spotlessly clean,great area, would highly recommend, definitely visit again, only negative is we kept running out of cutlery, had 2 fantastic meals in the ship at Ugborough, the school house and mothecombe beach are also great, you will not be disappointed if you visit meadowlea cottage,did not want to leave

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was lovely and clean, well equipped throughout, comfortable with great views all around and ample parking in front. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely small cottage , ok for 2 would be a bit tight for any more , nice an warm and good location"

    Reviewed by Julia3.4Mar 2022

  • "Very comfortable, quiet, relaxing, warm, well equipped, lovely countryside and beautiful views."

    So nice we booked again!!

    Reviewed by Coralie5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay at Meadowlea."

    The cottage is extremely clean, comfortable and fairly well provisioned. Sarah was very responsive for a couple of minor issues. The cottage is quiet and well positioned. The views from the living area and balcony/patio are amazing. We particularly enjoyed the log burner during the cold December evenings, but the heating system works extremely well.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2021

  • "The most beautiful view and location."

    Very helpful owner next door.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was very well appointed and in a fabulous setting."

    Instructions for using devices etc were clear and comprehensive. The owners were approachable and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2021

  • "I thought we had already given feedback about Meadowlea."

    It was a great place to stay, very well planned and equipped. We appreciated the provision of coffee biscuits and milk provided as we had had been travelling all day with lots of hold ups on the motorways.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2021

  • "Quiet location, Convenient for coastal path, Good welcome pack"

    Reviewed by Robert Allan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Meadowlea Cottage is in one of the most peaceful and relaxing locations we have stayed in."

    Clean, well appointed and perfect for our self catering escape. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at Meadowlea."

    The property was spotless, very comfortable and in a fantastic location with incredible views. Could not fault it and definitely hope to return!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2021

  • "This cottage has the most amazing views with stunning sunsets."

    Everything was provided and the accommodation was of the highest quality. The hosts were very attentive and helpful. I would highly recommend this as the place to go for peace and quiet with a truly wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Apr 2021

  • "We were a family of four and had a wonderful time."

    This property has great views across the valley and the terrace and back garden are very private. It is very spacious, clean and comfortable holiday home which is certainly recommendable. Thanks to Sarah for having us stay:)

    Reviewed by Neha3.8Apr 2021

  • "Meadowlea was an absolute delight."

    For someone that wanted to escaped the hustle and bustle of real life it was perfect. Property was exceptionally clean (and I’m a clean freak!), great walking routes and even better views to wake up too. Also, the host Sarah is lovely and welcoming. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Nov 2020

  • "Meadowlea is a delightful cottage set in the depths of the beautiful Devon countryside."

    The cottage is very clean, well appointed and had everything we needed. The views from the cottage are delightful and the hosts were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2020

  • "It is so quiet and restful here, lovely patio and seating area (which unfortunately due to the weather we couldnt make use of) better in early summer I think."

    The bungalow was just charming, everything there that you could ever need, and so comfortable - it was all like new! Many thanks also for the tea, coffee, milk and biscuits there - much appreciated after a long journey down there. The countryside views are amazing, and lots of pheasants about too. We visited most of the local beaches, and enjoyed those. Would definitely recommend this for people who like peace and quiet!

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely owners - very polite."

    Very clean and tidy.The cottage is in a very rural surrounding. The slope leading down to the front door of the cottage needs a hand rail. Inside the cottage we would recommend that the owners purchase a nest of tables for coffee cups etc.....In the double bedroom a chair would be handy. Shower could do with a caddy lower down for shorter people to place bottles etc. The lanes around the cottage are rather narrow and it took a good ten minutes or so to get to the nearest village. The nearest supermarket was approximately 30 minutes away back up on the Devon Express way. The villages have little convenience stores but not enough to supply for a weeks shopping. Overall if you want a relaxing holiday without going out or seeing people the cottage is perfect.

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Sep 2020

  • "This cottage is a real home from home."

    Cleanliness was exceptional. Very comfortable in both the lounge and bedroom. Kitchen very well equipped. Thanks for milk and tea on arrival very much appreciated. The beautiful views will be a lasting memory. John and Sarah on hand whenever needed. We made a trip into Plymouth for the Aquarium which is highly recommend on a 'rainy' day. Also visited Dartmoor Wildlife Park, again well worth a visit. We also managed to squeeze in a couple of NT properties all of which within 45 minutes of the cottage. Would not hesitate to stay at Meadowlea Cottage next time we are Devon way.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Sep 2020

  • "A quiet location with extremely good facilities, wonderful countryside views and good parking at the front."

    Would highly recommend but this part of rural Devon does have many high hedged narrow roads which holiday makers have to be comfortable with to fully enjoy their holiday in this part of the country.

    Reviewed by Bryn5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is a real "home from home"."

    Everything you need is where you think it will be. The accommodation is immaculate and beautifully decorated, but really comfortable too. If you love peace and quiet this property is wonderful. The views from the seating areas are spectacular, all the way to Dartmoor on a clear day, but always rolling countryside. We watched the harvesting and bailing over the week whilst having dinner. Bring your telescope for star gazing at night. It's very quiet but really close to a wonderful beach at Mothescombe with reasonable all day parking. You can walk the south coast path from the cottage. It's easy to get back to A379 for travelling further afield across South Hamms and into Plymouth and Cornwall beyond. Take heed of the directions from A379 though and come through Battisborough Cross as some of the other lanes SATNAVs like are very narrow and used by the tractors quite a lot. It would test your reversing skills! Just book it, you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had a nice weeks Holiday at Meadowlea."

    Lovely cottage with great views across the valley from the lounge & balcony. Very peaceful location which is just what we wanted. Plymouth, Torquay, Paignton etc within an hours drive.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    The cottage and views were spectacular. Cottage maintained to a high standard and very well equipped. We would certainly go back

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely wonderful cottage."

    Very homely and comfortable with lovely views over the surrounding fields. The owner kindly provided a welcome pack of tea, coffee, biscuits and a pint of milk in the fridge so we could have a cuppa before we'd even unpacked. The cottage was EXCEPTIONALLY clean. The double bed was so comfortable we actually came home and ordered a new mattress the same. We took my disabled father with his stroller and the cottage was perfect for him once inside but beware the rather steep slope to the door. The location was beautiful, very peaceful and quiet. It is a bit off the beaten track (for us part of the attraction) but you do have to drive down some rather narrow Devon lanes to get there. Would I recommend this cottage? Absolutely. Would we stay again? Without hesitation. 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Coral5.0Jul 2020

  • "The host was really helpful at all times."

    Every comfort had been thought of and the property was newly furnished and warm. The views from the lounge were outstanding.We did not use the outside area as it was wet unfortunately. The only negative were the narrow roads in some places no passing places, this was made worse by road closures so heavier traffic than normal on small roads.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2019

  • "Although next door to owners property Meadowlea is very private, quiet and extremely comfortable."

    Decorated and furnished to high standard. Can enjoy lovely view across valley whilst reclining on the sofa. Plenty of wildlife and walking from the door. Easy access to the Coastal Path and numerous beaches. Really enjoyed our stay here. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2019

  • "Cottage was excellent and welcome exceptional with bacon, eggs, cheese and other dairy products."

    Sarah then arrived with warm bread! Couldn't of asked for any more to make great break.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2019

  • "Sometimes you see a property on a site like this and wonder if it could possibly be as good as the photos and description portray it."

    This cottage was brilliant - well equipped, clean and comfortable, beautiful views etc. Sarah and John were really helpful, both in the run up to the holiday with requests and providing superb directions to the property and during the holiday as well. My 3 year old was sad to leave and said "but I love this house." He wants to come back again next summer holiday. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2019

  • "What a lovely well equipped holiday cottage this is a gem of a place in an beautiful part of Devon."

    Fantastic views all around. We were greeted on arrival and given directions to the local shops after a long drive. Sarah was fantastic and ensured that we had everything to make our stay perfect from the little extras such as the fresh eggs, cheese, milk etc on arrival. The cottage is very well equipped we didn’t need to bring all the extras that we did. There were games for my son to play with in the cottage crabbing equipment, body bording equipment etc. I wouldn’t hesitate stopping here again, definitely ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Thank you for making our stay perfect.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2019

  • "Meadowlea Cottage was superb and everything you could hope it would be."

    I would have no hesitation in recommending the cottage. Spotlessly clean, very comfortable and fully equipped to a high standard. The views were fantastic with good outside seating areas - great for bird watching. A perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Good location for exploring South Devon. The owners were very welcoming. Would go again if in that area.

    Reviewed by L5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a beautiful location!"

    Tucked away at the end of a private drive we enjoyed unspoilt views of the valley. The cottage sits alongside the owners' property who were very pleasant and helpful; however, at no point did we feel imposed upon or overlooked. The cottage itself was really well equipped and spotlessly clean. The weather was good for us, but even on a rainy day the views could be enjoyed from the sofa looking out the patio doors. We really enjoyed the two pubs in Noss Mayo, which is only 10 mins drive away and the beach at Mothercombe was close by, sandy and perfect for swimming.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jun 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with power shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • LPG gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Washing machine tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, induction hob, fridge/freezer, electric oven, 2 x TVs, selection of books and games, and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Private garden with lawn area and two outside patio/seating areas
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed
  • Pub within 2.5 miles, shop within 3 miles
  • (Bens Farm Shop in Yealmpton or Co-op in Modbury is 4.5 miles)
  • Note: Check in time is 6pm onwards and check out is by 11am
  • Note: This property may not be suitable for the less mobile as the access path is on a slope, with a step and no handrail

The property

Newton Ferrers 4.5 miles.

With it’s green, rolling fields, Meadowlea Cottage is a rural haven situated in the outstanding natural beauty of South Devon.

Fully refurbished, this charming property is perfect for those looking to get away to a quiet, peaceful retreat.

As you walk through the main entrance, you are greeted by a spacious interior hallway.

To the right there are two single bedrooms with bright furnishings and views open to the beautiful scenery surrounding the property.

On the opposite side, the large master bedroom is furnished to an exceptional standard, with a range of clean furniture including a bureau with desk, wardrobe, plenty of drawers and a TV.

The en-suite shower room is impeccable and adds an extra touch of luxury with it’s under floor heating and large overhead shower.

The family bathroom is down the hall and looks over views of the luscious fields, making it the ideal spot to relax and unwind in the deep bath.

The living space is open-plan and consists of a lounge, kitchen and dining space.

The living room has a 3 seater sofa and two chairs with a Smart TV and a cosy woodburning stove.

From the lounge, patio doors open out onto the small terrace, where you can sit and enjoy the views – ideal over a cup of morning coffee.

On the other end of the open living space is a dining table with room for five and a farmhouse style kitchen with essentials including a dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer.

In the garden, enjoy a fantastic outlook over the open fields and valley.

Lovely and quiet, the garden features another seating area with table and chairs, where you can sit and unwind, enjoying the afternoon and evening sun as well as a grassed area and a beautiful cottage garden flower bed, complete with herbs.

Venturing just a mile away, you will reach the stunning coast of Mothecombe Beach, as well as coastal paths ideal for days out walking.

Traveling a little further afield brings you to the interesting villages of Newton Ferrers and Modbury, or vibrant towns of Kingsbridge or Totnes and the amenities of Plymouth, where its quality restaurants and maritime history awaits you.

Wonderfully presented throughout, Meadowlea Cottage is a rural haven you will want to visit again, and again.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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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: This property may not be suitable for the less mobile as the access path is on a slope, with a step and no handrail. If you have any queries please contact us.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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