No 2 Old Coastguard's Cottage - Devon, Sleeps 6
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No 2 Old Coastguard's Cottage - Newton Ferrers, Nr Plymouth, Devon, England - Sleeps 6

No 2 Old Coastguard's Cottage

No 2 Old Coastguard's Cottage is a unique waterside retreat that offers magic and charm from the moment you arrive by rowing boat! It is perfect for those with a passion for being on or near the water, and rightfully once earned a position in the Sunday Times 'Top 100 Destinations' due to its truly spectacular setting.

Your holiday starts from the moment you arrive on Newton Ferrers pontoon and row across to the cottage (rowing boat provided for your stay or bring your own as there is mooring available). No. 2 is one of a small row of pretty white cottages perched on the waters edge on the River Yealm, just before its beauty spills out into the ocean further around at the creek mouth. It overlooks the yachting havens of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo, a hive of water-based activity where you will find three good pubs and shops for newspapers and provisions including a fabulous butchers with deli counter serving great pasties, olives, meat, local cheeses etc - all a short row or walk from the cottage. You can also catch the bus (or drive) to Plymouth which is within easy reach offering a great selection of shops, places for a meal out and attractions including the historic dockyard.

Whilst access by boat may lull you into a sense of isolation, the area actually offers a great deal of things to see and do. Bring your walking boots and explore the South West Coastal Path which runs just a hundred yards from the cottage. This famous coastal walking route offers miles of incredible scenery which will challenge and reward in equal measures with secret beaches and coves to explore enroute. Combe the rock pools when the tide goes out at nearby Wembury beach or surf the waves when the conditions are right and the tide is high. For those who can tear themselves away from the beauty and tranquility of this idyllic setting, you also have the stunning South Hams on the doorstep and Dartmoor National Park within easy reach.

Bring your own boat, canoe or kayak and enjoy messing around on the water from dawn until dusk. Try your luck at crabbing from the quay steps at the front of the cottage or simply sit back and enjoy a slower pace of life sipping a glass of wine on the terrace watching the antics on the water.

When dusk falls, the cottage is every bit as inviting with its coastal theme as the waterside setting outside. Rustle up a seafood supper for everyone in the well equipped kitchen then chat about the days adventures whist you eat it in front of the fire in the dining room. There is also a log burner in the sitting room to relax in front of once you retire with your favourite tipple. No television reception only adds to the charm of the holiday and provides the perfect excuse to enjoy chatting, playing old fashioned games, reading books or watching your favourite movie (TV and DVD provided and there is also internet with unlimited access) in front of the flickering flames.

Wake up in the morning fully refreshed and ready for the next days adventures with the water beckoning from the moment you open the curtains (both the double and twin bedrooms have views over the river). And once you have enjoyed breakfast on the terrace, the days adventures can begin all over again!

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  • An absolute gem of a cottage in the South Hams area of South Devon
  • Cosy sitting room with log burner
  • Attractive kitchen with range cooker
  • No.2 Old Coastguard's Cottage - accessed by rowing boat!
  • Enjoy supper in front of the log burner in the dining room
  • Fantastic views over the water from many windows
  • Double bedroom
  • Plus two additional twin bedrooms
  • Dining room
  • A haven for sailing
  • Great kayaking up the creek
  • Just paddle a little way to your own private beach
  • Sunsets to die for!
  • The South West Coastal Path runs close by
  • Top holiday destination for water lovers
  • What better place for alfresco dining
  • A warm cosy welcome awaits at any time of the year
  • Just a 25 minute walk away, a secret cove to enjoy
  • Paddle board from the cottage to the lovely Celler Beach, just around the corner
  • Another little cove a row away from the cottage in Celler Bay
  • The cottage in winter, imagine what it would look like in summer


  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Accessible via Public Transport

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Accommodation and facilities:

Ground floor

  • Entrance porch.
  • Cosy sitting room with lovely views over the water, leather seating, wooden stripped floors, flatscreen television (please note there is no TV signal but there is a DVD for watching movies) and lovely stone fireplace housing a log burning stove. A door provides access out onto the terrace - the perfect place for a 'sundowner'.
  • Dining room with wooden floors and a table seating six in front of the log burner.
  • Well equipped attractive kitchen with cream units topped with wooden work surfaces, ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave and fridge. There is also a cream range cooker which is not in use but looks very pretty!
  • There is also a utility room at the back of the kitchen with freezer, sink, shower and plenty of space for drying outdoor clothing and gear. A really handy space allowing you to come straight in from outside and jump into a hot shower to warm up or wash off wet suits.

First floor

  • Double bedroom at the front of the cottage with wonderful views to wake up to looking over the river.
  • Twin bedroom which affords those same lovely views.
  • Additional twin bedroom at the back of the cottage.
  • Family bathroom with wash basin, bath and heated towel rail.
  • Cloak room with WC and wash basin.

Outside: There is a terrace where you can sit out and enjoy alfresco dining or a glass of wine overlooking the water during the warmer months.

Additional information: Bed linen and towels are provided (please bring beach towels). All utilities are included in the price along with the use of a rowing boat and a bag of charcoal for your first BBQ. Unlimited internet access. During the months of May to September inc, a welcome basket of logs is provided for each log burner and then available at £5 per basket thereafter. There is a private quay at the front of the cottage for use and also a deep water mooring by prior arrangement with the owner. Short breaks (three night minimum) available outside of school holidays from £450 - £500. The cottage is only rented to non-smokers (no smoking allowed inside or anywhere around the outside of the cottage) and unfortunately no dogs. The cottage is only available to parties of over 30's unless by prior arrangement when complete groups of under 30's may be considered. Please note there is no washing machine or television reception but lots of DVD's, books, cards and games. Mobile signal is varied but there is a landline for emergency calls (honesty box in operation).

Access: As mentioned, access to the cottage is via rowing boat (included in the rental). You can park alongside the road (close to the pontoon) at Newton Ferrest and safely leave your car there for the duration of your stay. For times when the weather is bad, the cottage can also be accessed via a National Trust track along the cliff which you can drive down to within half a mile of the cottage, and then walk the last leg via a pretty wooded track. You can also pay the ferryman to take you to the cottage from Easter through until 30th September between the hours of 10:00 - 16:00 daily.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £615
Mid Season from £775
High Season from £1250
Peak Season £1550

Key details:
Pets: No
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Friday
Payment options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms (1 Double & 2 Twins)

Owner's details:
Owner: Diana Green, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

No 2 Old Coastguard's Cottage joined Independent Cottages in Nov 2016

Owner Noticeboard

Access is by a rowing boat which we provide although a ferry does run between the hours of 10am and 4pm from Easter until mid-September. I always meet and greet you with the rowing boat.

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Owner Notice Board

Access is by a rowing boat which we provide although a ferry does run between the hours of 10am and 4pm from Easter until mid-September. I always meet and greet you with the rowing boat.