Situated in the idyllic South Hams area of Devon and in the parish of Newton and Noss is the village of Newton Ferrers, a part of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Resting on the Yealm estuary, Newton Ferrers is enveloped in forests and thriving wildlife, making it a beautiful spot for family walks and picnics or romantic strolls. Thatched buildings line the serene village, ideal for strolling along on a lazy afternoon, popping into the charming village shops after having had a pint at the waterfront pub, The Dolphin Inn. Rent a self-catered holiday cottage in Newton Ferrers during the summer months and enjoy a river taxi ride, which can take you from the village harbour towards Warren Point.
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Newton Ferrers sits on a pretty estuary with the village of Noss Mayo on the opposite shore and can be reached by foot at low tide. The village offers a splendid choice of idyllic old holiday cottages available to rent on a self-catering basis, most having wonderful estuary views with some being located right on the waterside.
Once at Warren Point, you can make your way towards Wembury beach, with its high cliffs making for dramatic views and unimaginable sunsets. On another day, take the kids to National Trust-owned Saltram, an elegant Georgian mansion facing the river Plym. See the stories of the grand house’s previous inhabitants acted out before you, and then enjoy a cup of tea in the light-soaked Chapel tea room.
If city life is what you’re after, Newton Ferrers is but six miles from Plymouth, itself a fascinating place with a rich history, just waiting to be discovered. Visit the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery to learn more, and afterwards, continue your historical education at the Plymouth Gin shop, proud of its 18th century heritage. Alternatively, immerse yourself and the kids in the underwater world of the UK’s largest aquarium at the National Marine Aquarium – and when you’re done there, there’s always the Drake Circus shopping centre.
At the end of a long, exciting day in Plymouth, returning to the tranquility of your rented Newton Ferrers cottage will be a fresh of breath air. Come to this unique village for a holiday that offers a balance of urban and rural, sure to entertain and relax all members of the family.