This is a very special cottage in a unique position with access to it by a rowing boat, which we provide, from Newton Ferrers. It is ideal for water based holidays and relaxing weekends, which start when you row across this beautiful river.
It comes with a mooring so if you have your own boat, bring it along for a holiday too.
This cottage featured in the Sunday Times top 100 holiday destinations in 2010 and is now recommended in Alistair Sawday's Special Escapes. Old Coastguard Cottages are secluded on the Wembury side of the River Yealm, overlooking the pretty creekside sailing and yachting villages of Newton and Noss which boast 3 good dining pubs a short row/walk away. There is plenty to see and do. The South West Coastal Path is 100 yards from the doorstep with breathtaking views from the cliffs and opportunity to discover hidden beaches and secret coves along the way. Wembury beach has superb rock pools at low tide and good surf at high tide. Its own quay and mooring provide access to numerous boating/fishing activities or just messing about on the water. During the autumn and winter snuggle up with a book in the cosy ambience and warmth of the woodburners.
The view from the terrace down the creek.
The cottage has three bedrooms, and sleeps 6. There is a main bedroom with a double bed, with views over the estuary, another front bedroom has twin bedrooms with views over the estuary and the third bedroom is smaller, and has windows facing the back, although smaller it is very comfortable and although it does not have views of the river it is quiet and airy.
The terrace at the front of the house has superb views down the creek towards Noss and Newton and also right and left up the river towards Dartmoor. Breakfast on the terrace in the morning sun is very special.
Crabbing off the quay steps below the cottage
It is important to note that although both the sitting room and dining room are very well equipped there is no TV reception at the cottage.
There is a flat screen DVD player with plenty of DVD's, books, games and puzzles in the sitting room. There is a CD player and telephone in the dining room.
There is some mobile phone coverage. Wifi has now been installed at No 2 Old Coastguards and it is unlimited so films can be downloaded.
It is the sort of place where you can really relax, switch off from the 21st Century and get back to the basics of old fashioned family holidays, walking, messing about on the river, talking, looking in rock pools, crabbing and in the evenings sipping wine on the terrace, or watching a DVD in front of the log burner or even playing Monopoly.
Sunset, 5 minutes walk from the cottage.
We only rent the cottage to non-smokers. We don't allow pets. Children under 7 by agreement - please contact us.
A nearby beach along the cliffs from No 2 Old Coastguards. Just row across the river. Tie the boat onto our exclusive outhaul, turn right and walk along the cliffs to find these lovely and secluded coves.