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Newton Ferrers near Plymouth, Devon Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Elphinstone exceeded our expectations."

    What a lovely home in a beautiful location. Pebbles, the management agents, were helpful and efficient

    Thank you for your nice feedback which is much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Elphinstone. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our weekend stay was so lovely, to celebrate a big birthday."

    What an amazing house, with spectacular views! Everything you could need for a relaxing stay A few little things to point out.....the dishwasher didn't work...after we'd fully loaded it after a meal for 6. No water was coming into it. I phoned Pebbles the next day, and very promptly, a maintenance man came out. He was unable to fix it, as a specialist engineer was required. This was a shame, as having a working dishwasher would have been so beneficial. Pebbles did what they could, though. The heating didn't work in the very top bedroom, so the maintenance man left us 2 small oil filled radiators. The towel rail in that bathroom also didn't work. In the master bedroom there is a small wooden chair, by the window with the net curtain. One of the back support is snapped and quite sharp. This was in that condition when we arrived. Embarrassingly, the fire alarm was set off by cake candles (sorry!). No damage to property, just cake candles. We silenced the alarms. A rep from Pebbles rang to check we were ok, but unfortunately, about 5 minutes later, the fire brigade arrived. One of their team noted that this was his 5th visit to the house. It was thought, by the firemen, that Pebbles could in future, contact the fire alarm company and let them know if the fire brigade need to be called out or not, to save on resources. Great weather, and a very comfy home. Thank you

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy you had a nice stay and you had the chance to celebrate in the newly refurbished kitchen. The dishwasher should have been checked and run after being reconnected following completion of this refurbishment. This was an oversight for which we apologise. We are also sorry for the other issues that arose during your stay. We understand these were resolved quickly. Thank you for bringing these to our attention. Your comments are appreciated and help us ensure a good experience. Thank you also for being our first guests in 2024. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely property which is more like a home from home rather than just a holiday let."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is the 2nd time we have visited the Elphinstone property this year and cannot fault the place."

    I did contact Sykes Cottages direct to report the kitchen tap, which was very, very loose, but they informed me that they knew about it and was ok to use. Otherwise, the place is a perfect place to stay and visit surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2023

  • "Having stayed at Elphinstone pre Covid, we thought that it could do with a little tlc."

    Nothing major just thought it was looking a little tired. Well equipped, Brilliant bbq. Stunning location There was a problem with the Fire Alarm, better instructions on the kitchen notice board would be an advantage took us about 20 mins to locate, in a cupboard marked electrics do not touch! It brought the neighbours in. Opinion of 7 people who stayed.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments, all feedback is welcome. We endeavour to maintain Elphinstone to a high standard, upgrades and improvements are continually carried out where appropriate. As you can see we usually receive excellent feedback, both on the website and in our own guestbook. We have improved the instructions for the fire alarm, which we hope will be helpful. We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2023

  • "Our second visit to Elphinstone."

    We loved it! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carmela5.0May 2023

  • "This is our third stay."

    It is a beautiful, luxurious house in an amazing location.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2023

  • "An absolutely stunning property in a fantastic location and the booking and communication easy and very professional"

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2023

  • "A superb house in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a special place this is!"

    Even though it looks incredible on the photos, it is even bigger and better in person. Totally magical. They were so many special touches for my little boy like the giant chalk board, playroom and toys. I just loved it and, as a family, we will always treasure the memories we made there. Thank you to the lovely owners.

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful house in wonderful location"

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Nov 2022

  • "Elphinstone was an amazing property to stay in."

    Clearly the owners have put in a lot of thought and care into ensuring that visitors were comfortable and cared for - from decor, cleanliness, maintenance, beauty, comfort and the best of service. We look forward to returning there again and have already recommended the property to our friends.

    Reviewed by Shakthy5.0Aug 2022

  • "A beautiful house in a beautiful location."

    We loved watching the boats and especially the regatta. It’s an ideal location if you just want to walk across to Noss Mayo or pop out in the car to local beaches or Plymouth.

    Reviewed by Todd5.0Jul 2022

  • "An amazing property!"

    So comfortable in every way, had a fabulous weekend with family ranging from 20 months to 90 years old! Nobody could believe how comfortable those beds are, mum (the 90 year old) said it was like lying in a cloud, with the windows open and the view to the river she was in heaven! 4 generations celebrating a 70th birthday, just perfect.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent Property & Location with stunning views."

    We felt we were sharing someone’s home and not just a rental property We enjoyed a variety of walks and use of the local ferry. We were able to relax in the tranquil surroundings. We would consider renting this property again, subject to affordability. Brian

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a really wonderful house It is so well designed and beautifully furnished and decorated."

    The paintings and ornaments made it feel like a welcoming home. The setting is so peaceful and really exceptional.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "We found the house to be perfect for our adult family."

    It was immaculate and extremely well appointed. We would certainly recommend for large friends/gatherings. Thnk you1

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a fantastic place!"

    Beautiful surroundings and a lovely house which was clean, luxurious and very well looked after. Everything had been thought of and we needed nothing. There was an excellent guest folder which answered any questions we had and the kids absolutely loved their bedroom (or penthouse suite as we called it)!

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2022

  • "What an absolute treat to stay in not only a stunning property, but also in a stunning position."

    Going to save up so we can return when the wisteria is in full bloom. Had a fantastic week. Thank you so much for sharing X

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jan 2022

  • "It’s our third time staying there & we love it!"

    We will be back.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful house with amazing views"

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday in this property."

    The house is beautifully and luxuriously furnished. The kitchen has everything for even the most serious cook. Plenty of comfortable sofas to sink in and enjoy the wonderful views to Newton Creek and the Yealm. The position of the house is exquisite with views from all the rooms and a wonderful veranda. Only, very minor thing, to be improved is the size and quality of bath towels provided which seem to be at odds with the luxurious comfort of everything else in that house!

    Reviewed by Evi5.0Jul 2021

  • "The house was so luxurious with every comfort accounted for."

    Beautiful view, amazing place. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by D5.0Oct 2020

  • "I little too many stuffed animals for this veggie, RSPCA/RSPB supporting animal lover."

    However, a lovely setting and all mod cons. I too much furniture and side tables.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2020

  • "The house and location are amazing."

    Even more amazing than the photos. Exceptional comfort and luxury. Possibly the best place we've ever stayed. We loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2019

  • "Is a comfortable, luxurious and beautiful holiday home."

    The views of Newton Creek and the River Yealm are outstanding. The house was spotlessly clean and the welcome hamper, including scones and Devon clotted cream, was a lovely touch. Elphinstone is situated in a peaceful area and although we weren't blessed with the best weather the views from inside were spectacular and we managed to sit out on the terrace on some days. We also enjoyed some walks from the property into the surrounding countryside and we'd highly recommend the Ship Inn in Moss Mayo - fantastic food and customer service. A great holiday and we are planning a return!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fabulous house and fabulous view of the river"

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2019

  • "Four couples holidaying together were all very impressed with the high standard of the accommodation and the views of Newton Creek and the River Yealm from the house and patio."

    We would like to visit this property again next year to further explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2019

  • "This house is amazing for family gatherings and the location was wonderful, for a relaxing week."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful house, immaculate, all mod cons, wanted for nothing, fantastic location!"

    Reviewed by Paris5.0Jul 2018

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  • Split level accommodation: Four bedrooms: 1 x super king (soft/very soft tension vipspring mattress) with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, 2 x double (medium tension mattresses) both with en suite shower rooms with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin room with en suite bath, hand held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Kitchen-diner
  • Utility
  • Cloakroom
  • Sitting room
  • Snug.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, dishwasher, american-style fridge/freezer, built in microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, Nespresso coffee machine, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of games, books, Bang & Olufsen HiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Roadside parking
  • Decked terrace with gas BBQ area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub and shop 5 mins walk
  • Property has a 5pm check in and 10am check out.

The property

Sat in a glorious position on the banks of the River Yealm in the quaint South Devonshire village of Newton Ferrers, is Elphinstone.

This fantastic property with its panormaic views, beautiful interior and high quality fixtures and fittings, provides elegant accommodation for a family or group of friends wanting a luxurious break close to the South Devon Coast.

Elphinstone is set over four floors, with the living accomodation on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the upper three.

The entrance to the property opens onto the second floor landing.

Up a further flight of stairs is the first of the four bedrooms; a twin room with juliette balcony overlooking the river below and en suite bathroom.

The bedroom and bathroom are both decorated in a quaint nautical theme, reflecting the property's approximation to the sea.

On the second floor there is a spacious double bedroom featuring a king size bed, en suite shower room and french doors leading out onto a private balcony, finished with a tasteful neutral pallete.

The first floor plays host to the final two bedrooms; the master and a second double room with king-size bed.

The master bedroom is the epitome of style and sophistication, boasting a super king-size bed, a furnished balcony and an en suite bathroom.

The double room offers a king-size bed, river views and an en suite shower room.

Down a further flight of steps is the ground floor with the staircase leading into the spacious sitting room.

In the centre of this exquisite room lies comfortable sofas arranged around a feature fireplace with gas fire, a cosy spot for relaxing with a good book.

To one side of the room is a snug area situated on an elevated platform with two further sofas and a TV.

The piece de resistance of the room however, would be the tri-fold doors that open out onto a decked area with panoramic views of the River Yealm.

The kitchen/diner is in the next room and also benefits from tri-fold doors opening out onto a seperate wisteria-clad verandah.

The dining area has a large dining table, perfect for a special occasion or family dinner, with the fully appointed kitchen offering an ideal place to cook up a delicious meal together.

On this floor there is also a handy cloakroom area for hiding away outdoor gear, a WC and a utility room with washing facilities.

Outside the decking and vernadah make beautiful spots to relax in the sun watching the numerous crafts sail past as you enjoy your morning coffee or a crisp glass of wine in the evening.

A short walk from the property is the centre of Newton Ferrers or across the river is the pretty village of Noss Mayo.

The bustling port of Plymouth is only a short drive away with the pretty Plymouth Hoe, The Barbican and many heritage attractions. Elphinstone is an idyllic cottage situated in a prime location on the South Devon Coast and would be a perfect getaway for a family or group of friends.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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: Please be aware before booking that there will be building works taking place at the next-door property. This work is starting on Monday 31st July 2023 and will be continuing for approximately one year. Bookings made during this period will be discounted, dependent on the nature of works at the time. Building work may continue beyond July 2024. Please contact us prior to making a booking to obtain an update.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter