Dove House


Newton Ferrers

Key Information:
  • Sleeps 18
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Short Breaks No
  • Dogs allowed Yes (£25 each per week)
  • Changeover day Saturday
  • Property Code DOVEH
  • Garden/Outside space
  • Pool
  • Secluded
  • Nearby shop
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Village location
  • Designated Parking
  • Detached
  • WiFi
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Central Heating
  • Log burner
  • Garden or Outside space
  • Grounds
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Non Smoking
  • Security Deposit

Please Note: Our booking team will contact you to collect an additional security deposit of £30.00 per head on this property.

This magnificent Victorian Lodge, a perfect destination at any time of  year is located in 5 acres of grounds, has a wonderful outdoor heated swimming pool, is close to the beautiful Yealm estuary and Newton Ferrers and is purpose built for large family reunions as well as friends and families sharing.  It has three very comfortable and stylish reception rooms, warming woodburning stoves, a fantastic kitchen, (used several times as a venue for TV cooking programmes), a formal dining room, sunny patios and a conservatory.  Guests are accommodated in 7 good quality bedrooms, each with either their own en-suite shower or bathroom and the sleeping accommodation can be divided up into suites, allowing each family a degree of privacy. Dove House has a comfortable and welcoming ambience and guests will find it hard not to relax and unwind in this perfect retreat. The kids will love the extensive grounds and of course the heated swimming pool with its large summer house, so there will be no problem getting them to sleep in the evenings while the adults enjoy al fresco dining on the patio outside the kitchen.  The picturesque Yealm estuary, flanked by the twin villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo is a short walk away and guests are welcome to bring their own boats and explore this beautiful stretch of coastline. The two villages have a variety of excellent inns and restaurants as well as a village shop. The Lodge is well placed to allow guests easy access to all of Devon and Cornwall, but to be honest we don’t think you will be straying too far from Dove House.  It’s just easier to relax and enjoy the surroundings in the company of good friends and family. Now, how about a couple more lengths in the pool to work up an appetite for lunch.


Front door to hallway. Downstairs cloakroom. Morning room overlooking the gardens with cane furniture and wall mounted TV. Snug with sofa, armchair and chaise longue. Study with woodburner stove, chesterfield and desk and Broadband connection. Large dual aspect drawing room with woodburner stove, sofas and armchairs, writing desk, TV, DVD, VHS and French Doors leading out to a patio and the gardens. Formal dining room with dining table and chairs to seat 8. Reading room/library with bookshelves and armchair. Extraordinary kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling and exposed trusses. Four oven oil fired Aga, ceramic hob, griddle and electric oven under, dishwasher, American style fridge and freezer with ice maker, microwave, breakfast table and chairs to seat 8/10. Spiral stairs to first floor. Anteroom off kitchen suitable for wellies, wet coats and wet dogs. Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Cloakroom. Main stairs from study to landing. SUITE 1: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and fitted wardrobes, en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Twin bedroom with two 3ft beds, wardrobe and en-suite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. SUITE 2: Double bedroom with 4ft 6in bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, large en-suite bathroom with Victorian claw foot bath, shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Adjoining master double bedroom (also accessible from the kitchen stairs) with 6ft bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers, en-suite shower room with walk in shower, hand basin and WC. From kitchen spiral stairs to second landing. SUITE 3: Family bedroom with 5ft bed and two 3ft bunk beds, fitted wardrobe and en-suite shower room with shower, hand basin and WC. SUITE 4: Children’s bunk room with two sets of 3ft bunk beds, (sleeps 4). Large Jack and Jill bathroom with Victorian claw foot bath, shower cubicle, hand basin and WC. Double bedroom, (also accessible via ground level French Windows from the outside so perhaps suitable for the elderly or infirm) with 5ft bed, two wardrobes, chest of drawers and stand alone mirror.


Steps and walkway down to the fenced outdoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 14ft, open Spring Bank Holiday until end of September) with decked surround. Detached summer house/changing room. Large well maintained gardens surround the house, bordered by woodland and sloping gently down to a stream. Two patios with garden table and chairs. Ornamental pond.

Parking: Plenty of parking on driveway with room for small boats on trailers.


  • Included: Bed linen, towels, broadband internet with WiFi router, 2 stair gates, 2 travel cots, 2 high chairs, electricity, logs and oil fired central heating.
  • Security Deposit: £30 per head.
  • Pets: Maximum of 4 well mannered pets.
  • Telephone: For incoming and outgoing local calls only.
  • Local Facilities: Several South Coast beaches including Bantham, Bigbury on Sea and Mothecombe, easily accessible by car. Village shop, pubs, restaurants, butcher and Post Office in Newton Ferrers. Plymouth 5 miles.

Newton Ferrers

  • Wonderful views can be found at the Dolphin Inn, which sits next to Newton Creek. The perfect place for drinkers, diners and those just wanting to take a break from exploring the area.
  • Newton Ferrers is home to a Co-Op, post office and butchers all offering plenty to keep you stocked up while renting a holiday cottage in Devon.
  • During the summer, a river taxi makes regular trips between the two villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo, as well as Warren Point (for access to Wembury and its beach).

South Devon

  • Whether you’re kite surfing, paddleboarding or wild swimming, South Devon provides fantastically scenic opportunities for trying out all sorts of adventure sports.

  • Relax on a South Devon Railway steam train ride up the picturesque Dart valley from Buckfastleigh to Totnes.

  • Walk the miles of stunning South West Coast Path with your four-legged friend, stopping off in quaint villages and deserted coves.

  • Sailors love Dartmouth and Salcombe, but there are plenty of shops and pubs for the landlubbers.


  • Visit the moors and tors of the National Parks: Dartmoor dominates the heart of the county whilst Exmoor hugs the North Devon coast.

  • Devon boasts Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, steeped in seafaring history, or for a spot of retail therapy why not visit historic Exeter.

  • You’ll feel closer to nature whilst in Devon, but if you fancy a more exotic experience, try Paignton Zoo or the National Marine Aquarium for great family days out.

  • Explore the quaint villages, miles of beaches and walk the coast path in South Devon, making sure you stop off for a cream tea en route!

Property reviews for Dove House

Rated 4.5/5 based on 3 reviews

The property is wonderful and we all had a marvellous time. The grounds and the pool really came into their own as we had amazing weather for the end of September. Mr and Mrs Head are really friendly and helpful, they made us feel very welcome.

The swimming pool was the major attraction at the property and the water temperature was perfect. Even on the rainy day it was heated to a temperature enjoyed by small children and a wimpy granny!

We had the best weather we have ever had on holiday in the uk....and the heated pool was the star of the show...a very memorable family holiday.

Submit a review

If you have stayed at this property under the current ownership, why not leave a review telling us what you thought of the property.

Thank you for submitting a review!

The review has been sent to our property department for moderation and should show up shortly.

Sign up for our holiday cottage email

Request a Brochure

Request our holiday cottage brochure

Please fill out the form below to receive your brochure.

Mr. Toad!
© Copyright 2014 Toad Hall Cottages