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Galanda Treetops

Newton Ferrers, Devon (Ref. 976149)


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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property."

    Well equipped. Great views. Very quiet area. Not far to travel for beach, supermarket and Plymouth by car, all within 10 miles.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2021

  • "We have just returned from Galanda Treetops and we can't recommend it enough."

    The house is very spacious, clean and in the most amazing location. We will definitely be returning. Also, Sara the host is a lovely lady who was very friendly and helpful. Newton Ferrers really is a hidden gem, and feel very lucky to have found it!

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2021

  • "Second time we have been to this holiday cottage and it is quickly becoming my favourite place to spend a week away."

    Lovely spot in a lovely little town.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2021

  • "We loved being there Very restful in peaceful"

    Reviewed by MaureenJul 2021

  • "When we arrived the first things I saw were dirt and hairs in the hallway and hairs and food on the kitchen floor, work tops and dead flies and yet my son had been told on arrival a few minutes earlier it had just been cleaned!"

    I spent an hour and a half cleaning and sterilising all the worktops, bedside cabinets, tables , table lamps, etc. and the cloth was filthy between each item. . There was dirt and cobwebs on the window sills in the twin bedroom where my poor granddaughter who was just recovering from a serious illness was expected to sleep. Covid precautions were actually non existent. The one saving grace were the comfortable beds and clean linen. A relief after the rest of the surfaces . There are several rugs dotted about the house on slippery floors and a couple with turned up edges. Tripping hazards. Also between the kitchen and laundry room there was a piece of loose wood being used as a floor connector and I tripped over it three times and my husband did twice before propping it up against a worktop! It should have been fixed down. The door to the back patio has a bolt that only one member of our party could actually push in as it doesn’t fit the warped door properly. Finally to our horror when my husband decided to check that nothing had been left in any drawers in the laundry room he opened one easily reached by a child only to discover it contained Paracetamol, Buscopan and various other medications. This experience was such a disappointment when it could have been really wonderful in such a special spot. However, shabby chic can be charming and would have been but not dirty shabby chic.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback, we take this very seriously. Please accept our apologies for the issues you have encountered during your stay; we are rectifying these as a matter of priority and thank you for bringing them to our attention. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2021

  • "The location was stunning and the laid back hospitality of Sarah and her family perfect."

    The open plan layout of the apartment was perfect for family time.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "The house was lovely in a quiet village."

    Could do with some up dating. The down stairs bathroom was a little to old fashioned for us .The bedrooms down stairs could do with refreshing perhaps a new coat of paint. Bathroom up stairs was to small to have a wash in and if you are tall mind your head .The main bedroom was fine the bed was to soft for us ,but it was nice to see the stars at through the sky lights. But in all a good base to explore out and about and be warned the roads are very narrow. The village is about 20 mins walk ,the pubs are the dolphin which is very friendly. The ship is in noss mayo ,you can get to it when the tide goes out and also the swan but dont get stuck there when the tide comes in or you will have to walk around (it's a very long walk ).There is also no chip shop in the village you will have to drive to one it's about 15mins away it's called the Brixton chip shop. Morrisons and Tesco are also a drive away but there is a coop in the village it's only small .

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2020

  • "A lovely setting and well equipped, spacious home."

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2020

  • "Our new favourite place to go on holiday!"

    Already looking at dates to book again for 2021. Lovely friendly welcome from owner.

    Reviewed by SueJul 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation in a lovely setting."

    Super comfy beds in good sized rooms. Nice sociable layout of living areas and clean and tidy. Newton Ferrers is a great village with friendly locals and a welcoming pub. I would 100% recommend this property.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2019

  • "Galanda Treetops is in the most idyllic spot in a wonderful village."

    We were entranced by the view, watching yachts come and go in the estuary. We visited for a long weekend to go to a wedding and really didn't do justice to this lovely house. However we did manage one of the walks recommended in the welcome pack. Amazing. Ended up at the Swan in Noss Mayo - a perfect moment. We were all very comfortable in the house. Sara was very helpful. Thank you!

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2019

  • "It has only "met" our expectations because we had the same cottage last year."

    For our extended family, children and grandchildren, this must be the best cottage on the River Yealm.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

  • "Property was in need of a little tlc"

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2019

  • "The location was perfect and the owners were very accommodating about the extra vehicles we brought with us."

    It was brilliant to be able to launch kayaks straight off the private jetty and the views from the balcony upstairs are absolutely stunning. Walking to the Dolphin pub is a great way to work up an appetite and the Co Op, bakery and butcher provide any ingredients necessary for self catering - the pastries from the bakery and the sausage rolls from the butcher are a must-try! We are delighted to have found this lovely property and can thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2019

  • "Cleanliness could have been better."

    Dirty marks on carpet, throws and dining chair seats. Ceiling lights look as though they haven't been washed for months. One bedroom, only hanging space was coat hooks on wall, second bedroom only hanging space was coat stand. Lower bathroom no mixer tap and water extremely hot. Could do with warning sign for children. Fantastic view.

    Thank you for your feedback, that is very helpful for me to improve the house for guests' holiday experience. The carpet is being cleaned to remove the marks and I'm on the lookout for a attractive new rug! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2019

  • "A great location for lazing on the river, picturesque and quiet."

    Not the easiest to access, narrow roads and steps but worth the effort.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2018

  • "Wonderful accommodation, suited us as a family celebrating a significant birthday."

    Facilities were excellent everything you could ask for and the little touch of a vase of flowers, biscuits and eggs from the chickens at the back made you feel a little bit special. Fantastic views over the river and very relaxing. 3 great pubs almost on your doorstep (ferry ride to Noss Mayo and 10 minute walk to 2 of them and the one in Newton Ferrers was a 15 minute walk). Mothecombe beach was our favourite. A 15 minute drive away, although the cafe at the car park was very over priced, obviously has a captive audience, so take your own refreshments.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2018

  • "The view from the balcony and easy access to the river was wonderful."

    My children enjoyed splashing around, a must is to take a kayak or paddleboard as lots of fun to be had to while away the hours.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2018

  • "The accommodation was extremely spacious and very well provided with everything you could need in a self catering holiday home."

    The situation was beautiful and extremely peaceful. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by StephanieJun 2018

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  • Three levels
  • Two first floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Two second floor bedrooms: 1 x king size double, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin
  • Second floor sitting/reading room
  • First floor open plan living space with seating area with gas fire, dining area and kitchen
  • Ground floor lobby/atrium.
  • Gas fire with night storage heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with DVD, WiFi, Payphone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Barbecue
  • No smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

This is a first and second floor apartment, one of two in a detached house in trees beside the river ¾ mile from the centre of Newton Ferrers.

Along a pretty and bumpy no through road, it is an idyllic spot for relaxation and enjoying the scenery.

From the shared garden path, head into the entrance hall where you can make sweet music on the piano.

From here, stairs take you up to the roomy open plan living space where you can watch the smart TV or gaze over the river view whilst you eat at the table.

On fine days, open the glass door to the balcony where the water shines through the oak trees.

You will find two of your bedrooms on this floor, or head up to the next level and two more bedrooms under the eaves with little glimpses of the river.

On this upper level is a lovely quiet sitting room for reading or watching TV.

Head outside to your enclosed terrace at the back where you can fire up the barbecue and eat alfresco.

This is great walking country, with the National Trust woods on the doorstep or the Coast Path for admiring dramatic scenery and strolling the historic Lord Revelstoke’s carriage drive.

Sit out at a riverside inn in Newton Ferrers or Noss Mayo to watch the life on the river.

For more activity, try paddleboarding or wakeboarding, with equipment available to hire, hire a boat which you can moor outside the apartment, play tennis or go riding.

Mothecombe is a fabulous beach which stars in lots of movies, including Sense and Sensibility.

Galanda Treetops is aptly named, a scenic location with leafy loveliness.


2nd Floor1st FloorGround Floor

Entrance Lobby / Atrium

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

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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.

Region Information

Note: Sorry, no short breaks
Note: Two pets welcome, excluding the months of July and August
Note: Local beaches do not allow dogs between May-September

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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