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The Porthole

Newton Ferrers, Devon (Ref. 976168)


Very good

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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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  • “We loved it.”

    So comfortable and in such a gorgeous place . We have booked again for next year

    So comfortable and in such a gorgeous place . We have booked again for next year

    - Mr Roberts, November 2021

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The property

The Porthole is a stylish semi detached house 150 yards from the centre of Newton Ferrers.

Facing south across the river, it is excellent spacious accommodation for relaxing and enjoying the popular village.

Head down the steps from the road and through your gate and leave your coats and boots in the porch.

The kitchen is smart and bright with its granite worktops and little breakfast area for a morning croissant and the papers.

With its soothing colours and polished wood floor, you can curl up and chill out beside the wood burning stove in the sitting room or open the French windows to the sunny terrace on a fine day.

On this level is a bunk bedroom for the youngsters, or head up the steep narrow stairs to two more bedrooms, both with light flooding in from balconies where you can step outside and observe life on the river.

As well as the two balconies, you have the little terrace for sitting out or barbecuing, peacefully sheltered by a pretty wisteria.

Wander into the heart of the village to buy essentials and to eat out at the charming waterside inns, or walk further to National Trust woodland and the scenic cliff top Coast Path.

If you feel like getting more active, take part in wakeboarding or paddle boarding trips, play tennis or go riding.

Beaches at Mothecombe and Wembury are not to be missed, both gems on this South Devon coast.

And for the city bright lights head to Plymouth for interesting history and all sorts of attractions, shops and restaurants.

The Porthole is a great cottage for recharging your energy levels over a fabulous view or exploring the area.


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.

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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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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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