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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "The bedrooms were very cold at night"

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Oct 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful time at Timbers, it was like staying in a family home!"

    There was plenty of cooking equipment, lovely and plentiful crockery and kitchen utensils. I think that there could have been an upright fridge freezer in the utility room instead of a chest freezer. Also, the sitting room was a bit chilly at night and we couldn’t work out how to put the gas fire on or turn the thermostat up any higher. The kitchen was so cozy , we spent most of our time in there. We had a lovely holiday and will come back again!

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Oct 2023

  • "We are 3 sisters and a friend and have just spent an amazing week at Timbers."

    The house is a home not a holiday house. Everything you could need or did not know you needed was there. I cooked on an Aga which was something I always wanted to try. The local area had some great walks but just sitting in the garden watching the boats on the river was something you would never get bored of. We can highly recommend The Dolphin Inn which also does take aways. You can reach the The Swan Inn over the causeway when the tide is out just be careful to keep an eye on the tide coming back in. They do jugs of Pimms, a great risotto and delicious ice cream. We are definitely booking again next year as there are still so many things to see and do in the area. Thanks for sharing you wonderful home with us Sue, Claire, Lynne, and Ann.

    Very happy you liked Timbers with the wild swimming in the creek and we look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a really special house with incredible views."

    We felt so at home we really didn’t want to leave. The house is very well equipped and we enjoyed the wonderful outside space. Bedrooms are spacious and airy. Sitting on the bench under the wisteria watching the boats and other river craft was the perfect tonic.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0May 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week at Timbers, the house and location are amazing, stunning views of the river and great walks and pubs nearby."

    The Dolphin inn in the village was friendly with great food. The house was spotless and comfortable, felt really homely. Lots of steps but my parents in their 80s managed without any issues and loved the Aga and sitting on the terrace watching the life on the river. Thank you to the owners for all the small details and providing such a well furnished comfortable home, we really didn’t want to leave! Would hopefully like to try and return again in the future…

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "Hi, we had a great time thank you very much, the house as you know is fabulous."

    We did feel that a shower in the shared bathroom would be more appropriate than a bath. Also ,we understand but thought the 9am exit a bit severe. If the cleaners could just ring and say the house is ready for occupation prior to the official time , it would have been a nice touch too. Once again thank you and for the welcome pack too.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was a lovely property and we all really enjoyed our time staying there."

    More detailed info on how to access Netflix etc on the TVs would be useful - thought the owner kindly came round to show us how to do this.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Timbers."

    So lovely to stay in a such a lovely family home with so much history. The owners were so kind and helpful and we've already booked to go back next year!

    Hello Nicki.. it was good to see you all and thanks for the great feedback. We are really happy when people say they appreciate it as a family home. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicki5.0Jul 2022

  • "Stunning property overlooking the River Yealm."

    Lots of space and very clean. Can't wait to go back

    Thank you Tracey and please come again and explore the magic of the Yealm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful, cosy house."

    So pleased we booked this property for our family get together. Location and views were fabulous. Perfect for us.

    Thank you Tracey and very much appreciate your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2022

  • "A real treat to be able to experience what felt like someone’s much cherished family home."

    We will certainly be back for more “Timbers” tonic.

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Mar 2022

  • "'Timbers' is primarily memorable for its spectacular views."

    We were so lucky to have 'Indian Summer' weather during our stay and the watery panorama seen from three of the bedroom windows and from the wooden benches on the wide terrace, delighted and entertained us all. From early morning mists to bright sunshine, we think the Yealm Estuary is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Having our own quay for the week was great. We hired a double kayak from Trioceansurf in Kingsbridge (01548 854676). They provided a soft roof rack, buoyancy aids and seats for £25 a day. One of us also brought an inflatable dingy so we spent plenty of time messing about on the water. The house is well equipped although the bathrooms and kitchen could do with a 'sparkle'. There are three bathrooms but only one has a proper shower. With six of us we had to organise a rota system. We are all used to having a quick shower in the morning and baths are normally saved for a long soak in the winter. The fridge is much too small for a group of 6+ people. There is a freezer in the utility but that doesn't really help with day-to-day food that needs to be kept chilled. The Aga does make the kitchen uncomfortably hot at times but we opened the windows and that was fine. It was useful to have a drying rack there to allow damp things to dry overnight. We ate at The Ship twice and had takeaway fish and chips from The Dolphin one night - all delicious. Sausages and pasties from the butcher on NF high street were wonderful. The weather was so hot that I went in search of a sun lounger but was not able to find one. We all have very happy memories of our glorious stay. The views from Timbers must be the best in Newton Ferrers!

    Reviewed by Anne4.1Sep 2021

  • "The location and views from the house were a delight."

    The accommodation was very spacious and comfortable. The only reason I've not given top marks for the facilities is that there was only one shower in the house which was a little restrictive - a rota was needed after a beach day!

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Aug 2021

  • "This was our 2nd visit to Timbers, and we have booked again for next year!"

    It's a lovely comfortable and well equipped house with stupendous views of the river.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2021

  • "Timbers wrapped its round us like a winter blanket, what a beautiful house."

    I have never been anywhere that was so equipped with everything you could possibly want. The children loved the piano and playing in the house. The Aga was a dream to cook on and the rack above it fantastic for drying wet clothes. We had the best time and I would highly recommend this property to anyone wishing to explore South Devon.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2020

  • "Amazing! Thank you to the owners for giving us the opportunity to holiday in such an amazing house in an incredible location!"

    The house is extremely well equipped. Plenty of space. Beautiful rooms with amazing views. Great location for exploring Devon. Only downside is that we had to leave :)

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2020

  • "The house was everything we wanted & more Thank You"

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Oct 2020

  • "Spacious house with lovely view."

    Despite description saying parking there really was not off road specific parking. Also lots of builders around so parking outside house v difficult. Outside seats very basic & uncomfortable- cushions would have made a difference.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you loved Timbers. The parking is off road in the allocated area in front of the double garage of the property. We are sorry for the trouble caused by the builders, they will now move to allow easier parking Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Sep 2020

  • "Fabulous house with amazing views."

    We have booked it again for next year!!

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Sep 2020

  • "What a fantastic place to stay."

    Brilliant location on the river. We took 2 inflatable kayaks with us and used the properties slipway to launch them bearing in mind the tide times. Great kayaking to Noss Mayo, down the River Yealm to Cellar Bay and on one day to Wembury beach (at low tide which is critical). Loved sitting on the Veranda and watching the various river craft go by. Kitchen Aga is lovely but does make the kitchen rather warm for summer but great for those colder days, cooking and drying towels/clothes out. One the nicest properties on the shore front Would absolutely love to go back and hope the family who own the property continue to rent out so other people can enjoy a unique riverside experience

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2020

  • "Only one niggle about the listing/property."

    It noted that there was one off street parking space. I inquired in advance and was told that it was outside the property's garage. I duly parked there and was then asked to move my car as the owner said it was their space and they needed it kept free for their own access. Parking on street in August is actually not that easy as street is very busy, so I do feel this should be clarified. If there is a parking space, then I should not have been asked to move my car, and if there isn't then it should not have been advertised as having one.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. The owners have been in touch to confirm the situation with the parking: There is indeed off-road parking at Timbers (on the road) and outside the double garage. Normally there is plenty of parking space outside the property along the road. Unfortunately one family member seems to have been confused and should not have asked for the guests vehicle to be moved. The parking is definitely there to be used for the guests and this is now clear. Apologies for the misunderstanding in this case. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Aug 2020

  • "No photos could truly do justice to such a magical location - truly unique."

    The house really welcomed you in as a real home with personal touches and great comfort. Everywhere was immaculate and the generosity of having every tiny detail provided for was terrific. So well equipped in terms of kitchen and crockery etc - a really wonderful experience.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jan 2020

  • "We had a really lovely week’s stay in Timbers while our son in law was in Derriford."

    The place was literally home from home, complete with an Aga, and airer over it to dry our damp clothes after a day out. Having the river just below, we loved to watch the tide come and go, and spot the boats and kayaks quietly making their way up and down. The little path below the house connects everything, and our grandchildren loved to go on errands to the Coop just a few minutes from the house. They also loved wallowing in the mud when the tide was low, but it was nothing the house couldn’t cope with! The house itself was warm and cosy, and just a lovely home to come back to each time we went out. Going to sleep listening to owls hooting, and waking to the soft splash of rowers going up the river made our days complete. At a difficult time in our lives, thank you Timbers.

    Reviewed by Noelle5.0Dec 2019

  • "A really lovely holiday home in a beautiful setting."

    It was extremely well equipped and very clean. We had a lovely week here.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2019

  • "An absolutely stunning and delightful house and perfect for our family ranging from 17-90."

    Idyllic position and an extremely comfortable home. We enjoyed the barbecue, the short walk to the village (good to support the community shop), superb pubs at The Dolphin and The Ship and we went kayaking for four and half hours along the River Yealm. The owners were delightful and extremely helpful. We went really to have a relaxing week, to read, to chill and spend time with family. However we found time to visit Salcombe, Bigbury and Burgh Island and the wonderful National trust gardens at Our only regret - that we didn’t book for a second week! Hope to be back soon!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2019

  • "House is in a great location, so well equipped with everything you could ever need, plenty of space and beautiful outside area."

    Couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

    Reviewed by Hattie5.0May 2019

  • "Timbers provided home from home comfort and had everything you could possibly want and more ."

    It is a lovely house in the most beautiful tranquil location .

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0May 2019

  • "We absolutely loved this house, particularly the amazing views."

    The house is very clean and spacious with a really relaxed family atmosphere. This house has a real sense of history and therefore is not full of the modern features of some other holiday homes we have stayed in but I believe that was reflected in the price and did not detract from our enjoyment of the stay. The area of Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo is picture pretty with wonderful walks straight from the garden along the creek to the coast. There are three sweet local pubs (one of them a very good gastro pub). We enjoyed days out to the Eden project, Totnes and nearby gardens. Wonderful house with a real family feel, we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Apr 2019

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  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x double
  • Ground floor TV room/study/ bedroom 5 with sofa bed. Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Dining room with gas stove
  • Utility room
  • Sitting room with gas woodburner effect fire.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner effect fire and stove
  • Gas aga and hob, electric oven (in utility room), microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV's with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One off road parking space and further ample roadside parking
  • Veranda and enclosed garden to front, and side patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.5 miles in Newton Ferrers
  • Note: May be unsuitable for those with mobility issues due to the number of steps up and down to the property
  • Note: Sloping garden and steep banks, care to be taken
  • Note: Very steep steps lead down to private Quay for launching kayaks
  • Note: The property sleeps a maximum of 8 people
  • Note: Dedicated parking outside the property double garage
  • Note: It is not possible to charge electric vehicles at the property

The property

This four bedroom, detached house benefits from fabulous views of Newton Ferrers.

A perfect choice for family reunions and gatherings, or those who simply wish to enjoy comfort and peace, it is a wonderful place for a maximum of 8 guests to visit.

With river frontage, occupying a double plot, Timbers rests in an enviable setting with idyllic views up and down Newton Creek to Yealm Pool and across the creek to Noss Woods.

Timbers boasts four double bedrooms, a snug room for children, three bathrooms, a dining room, fully fitted kitchen, utility room and pretty bordering gardens.

There is ample room for a couple or families to relax, whether this be in the lovely snug, or the sitting room which is home to a piano and a gas woodburner effect fire.

A scenic outlook over the clear water is the perfect opportunity to sit back and admire the boats and kayaks passing by.

Timbers sits in its own large plot, totally private and hidden from the road.

Outdoors, the garden has been thoughtfully maintained, each area is a suntrap with the option of having shade if required.

South facing, the property soaks up the sun all day and it’s very convenient for watching the comings and goings on the creek and Yealm Pool.

Timbers also benefits from having its own tidal slipway down to the foreshore.

The destination is covered 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 eight miles away while Totnes with its 'alternative' view on life is a must.

A holiday experience not to be forgotten.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.