Whether you’re planning a family summer holiday near the beautiful beaches and stunning coast paths of South Devon, or a refreshing winter escape featuring moorland walks and cosy country pubs – this stylish, characterful country house is a wonderful place to spend a memorable holiday in Devon.
Nestled in picturesque countryside close to the idyllic twin waterside villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo, whose sheltered waters provide excellent sailing and paddling conditions – Wilburton is a spacious 5 bedroomed detached holiday home (sleeps 10) with everything you need to make your holiday relaxing and comfortable.
This former farmhouse has been lovingly renovated and now benefits from luxurious country-style interiors, a large sociable kitchen-diner complete with a warming Aga, a roomy yet cosy lounge with a huge inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove, and a ground floor snug/bedroom with sofa bed. Upstairs there are four further bedrooms with pretty views of the garden and countryside beyond, and two bathrooms.
Outside, the fully-enclosed Italian-style garden is child and dog-friendly. Featuring a covered veranda, luxurious daybed, alfresco dining for 6, a “rill” water feature (fitted with safety grill), and a large hot tub with magnificent views across peaceful meadows – providing the ideal spot to enjoy stunning sunsets or to gaze at spectacular starry skies untouched by light pollution.
Wilburton is well-positioned for exploring the many unspoilt sandy beaches, hidden coves and scenic walks along the South Devon coastline, as well as the vast beautiful wilderness of Dartmoor National Park, which is just 15 minutes away by car – providing the perfect base to make the most of family holidays and dog-friendly holidays in Devon.
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Places to Eat Nearby
The Rose and Crown, Yealmpton
A warm, cosy and welcoming village pub, with roaring fires in winter and a walled garden sun-trap in summer. Serving a flavourful mix of traditional pub food and contemporary cuisine using the freshest and best seasonal ingredients. The perfect place for a special meal or relaxing lunch.
The Schoolhouse Restaurant, Mothecombe
A cool, funky seafood restaurant, café and take-away on a beautiful estate with stunning seaside views. Specialising in sharing platters, cocktails and also amazing breakfasts!
The Ship, Noss Mayo
An award-winning, characterful, traditional pub serving a good selection of local beers, fine wines and fresh, homemade food. Its cosy wooden interiors and stunning waterside terrace make it the perfect destination whatever the season.
Things to See and Do Nearby
A popular sandy beach renowned for excellent rock-pooling. Large car park with café and fascinating Marine Centre for learning about the area and its wildlife, running events such as Rockpool Rambles and Snorkelling for Beginners.
A lesser-known yet beautiful sandy beach accessed via a short walk along a path through fields from the car park, overlooking the unspoilt river Erme. There are rock pools to explore, as well as a popular cafe and toilets in the car park.
A dog-friendly, sandy beach on the east bank of the river Erme and the Erme estuary. The beach joins up with Mothecombe at low tide.
Twin riverside villages facing each other across a beautiful tidal creek in the River Yealm estuary, bordered by picturesque woodlands. The sheltered waters are well protected from storms in the Channel and provide ideal sailing waters for novices and experienced mariners alike. Charming cottages, friendly waterside pubs and a couple of village shops to potter about in and buy your fresh croissants or other supplies.
A magnificent Georgian mansion with peaceful gardens overlooking the River Plym. The secluded gardens, just minutes from the city centre, provide a tranquil oasis, whilst the extensive parkland is popular among runners, cyclists and dog walkers.
Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth, is a vibrant waterfront city with its iconic lighthouse on the Hoe, and historic Barbican and Sutton Harbour area containing some of the oldest buildings in the country and a fantastic mix of eclectic cuisine. The Royal William Yard is a thriving hub and an arts and culture destination, offering lots of waterside dining opportunities too. Elsewhere in the city, all-weather attractions include ice-skating, indoor skate park, cinema complex, the National Marine Aquarium, Drake Circus shopping centre and much more!
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