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Saltram National Trust

Saltram National Trust
(3 miles)

Surrounded by tranquil gardens and historic parkland, Saltram is a Georgian country house overlooking the River Plym, with views across rolling landscapes and an abundance of green space. The house was home to the Parker family from 1743, and was designed to show their increasingly prominent status – which is partially why it’s filled with paintings by the likes of Sir Joshua Reynolds. Happily, for us however, that has made for a wonderful environment in which to explore history, wander around the rhododendrons and camellias in the garden, and discover seasonal exhibitions, events and activities for the whole family. Prices start at £10.70 for adults and £5.30 for children in peak season, however opening hours and prices vary throughout the year. There is also a £3 charge for the car park.

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SwellHunter Paddleboards
(3 miles)

Stand Up PaddleBoard rental based in Newton Ferrers. Make the most of Devon’s beautiful coastline and waterways during your holiday on a high quality SUP. Offering a range of boards to suit your needs and free delivery to PL8 properties. 

Click here for further details or call 07738 447913

Enjoy 10% off board rental with your Toad Hall Cottages Discount Card

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We loved the boards and would definitely recommend SwellHunter if you are on holiday in Newton Ferrers, thanks!

June 2019


As my first time paddle boarding I had such an amazing experience on the river Yealm. I’m totally hooked and will certainly use Swell Hunter again! Maybe we’ll even buy our own.

May 2019


Great service, we had such a brilliant time on the water, can’t wait to do it again next time we stay.

May 2019


We had a fantastic time on the PaddleBoards - really made our holiday, Thanks!

April 2019


Brilliant boards, friendly service and delivered to our door!

March 2019


Dragonfly Adventures
(3 miles)

Boat trips departing Noss Mayo or Newton Ferrers with local wildlife enthusiast and angler, Jonathan Rundle.  Explore the the local coast and estuary from the beautiful River Yealm observing bird and marine life, as well as the stunning scenery.  Maximum 4 passengers, fishing opportunities available on request.  

Click here for futher details or contact Jon Rundle on 07377 138690 

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Plymouth Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre

Plymouth Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre
(5 miles)

While skiing probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a holiday in South Devon, Plymouth Ski Slope & Snowboard Centre is a large leisure facility and dry ski slope that’s the perfect rainy day activity should you need one. Offering skiing, snowboarding, toboggan and sno-tube downhill fun, and of course parties for birthdays and special occasions, it’s a family friendly experience that adults can enjoy as well. They offer kids adventure days including lessons, lunch and treasure hunts during peak season, and they also offer special functions to really give that ski holiday experience in their Alpine Lodge with its panoramic views of the River Plym! Equipment is available for hire and prices start at £8 for children and £15 for adults.

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National Marine Aquarium

National Marine Aquarium
(5 miles)

The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is the Nation’s largest aquarium as well as being a charity organisation, and as such has an extremely exciting and prevalent role to play in driving marine conservation. Alongside the tourist attraction they run learning programmes for more than 30,000 children each year, have a consultancy branch and host events from weddings to birthdays and corporate functions as well. While you’re on holiday in South Devon, however, you will be more interested to know that this underwater world of discovery has the largest native exhibition in the UK exploring all the fish you have heard of and rarer varieties as well. In addition to British beauties there’s an Atlantic Ocean tank with large Nurse Sharks, sand tiger sharks and lemon sharks as well as ray and clownfish. The Aquarium has a café on site, is open daily, and has a variety of ticket types available for families, students and senior citizens.

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Very expensive to enter and we walked around the entire place in less than an hour.

June 2019



The Volunteer Inn - Yealmpton
(2 miles)

Good value pub food including Sunday Roasts accompanied by local beers and ales – all served by friendly staff.

The Volunteer Inn Fore Street, Yealmpton PL8 2JN (T: 01752 880463)

 

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The Odd Wheel
(3 miles)

A warm and cosy family-friendly pub just a short distance from Wembury beach, with two bars and a restaurant serving an extensive menu including good Sunday roasts.  Outside there is a large sunny decked area with tables and a kids play area. 

The Odd Wheel Knighton Road, Wembury PL9 0JD (T: 01752 863052)

 

 

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We have visited this pub on numerous occasions, for lunch. It is a very dog friendly pub, with dogs only allowed in the lounge bar/beer garden. The menu is varied. The portions are excellent. The food is very tasty and generous. The staff are polite and efficient. The beers are well kept. There is a decent size car park at the back/side. There is also a decent size beer garden - which was a lovely sun trap.

September 2018


Nice pub, a tiring walk from Heybrook Bay especially in the heat. Good menu and dog friendly Shame it is not near the coast as would have visited more

August 2018


We loved this pub, the landlady and regulars were absolutely lovely to us, so friendly and caring. the landlady even helped us when our car broke down by letting us use their phone to call the RAC and drove my husband to meet the mechanic. Even my 14 year old son loved it as the locals and the landlady would entertain him by playing darts. The food is outstanding well worth the visits they made our holiday.

August 2017


The Dolphin Inn - Newton Ferrers
(3 miles)

A great spot for a pint of real ale or glass of wine on the sunny terrace overlooking the River Yealm. Good pub food and excellent hampers can be made up for trips to the beach.

The Dolphin Inn Riverside Road, Newton Ferrers PL8 1AE (T: 01752 872007)

 

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we stayed @ glen cottage for a week, and found the Dolphin very friendly , will definitely visit again when we are in the area.

June 2019


CLOSED (looks like permanently) during Xmas week 21st to 28th December when we were staying at Mallards.

December 2018


Closed until further notice

October 2018


Had a lovely meal at lunchtime - food was amazing!

August 2018


Lovely food. Super friendlly staff who fed us even though we were quite late in the evening. Dog friendly. No vuew of tbe estuaty from tbe terrace which is a shame because the pub is in an idyllic spot.

July 2018


Great local pub to end the day with a pint ! Either a walk over the voss when the tide is out or a brief walk round Bridgend

June 2018


A brilliant pub, fantastic atmosphere day & night. Live music and a great menu - including a great vegetarian selection. The staff were on the ball and service was quick. The chef was able to adapt the menu to suit 'fussy'children. Highly recommended.

August 2017


Great food and selection of ciders.

July 2017


Great local pub, very warm welcome, dog friendly and a nice pint.

May 2017


The Swan Inn
(3 miles)

A waterside pub with lots of outside seating and a friendly atmosphere serving good food and local beers and ales.  A good spot for a sunset drink overlooking the estuary.

The Swan Inn Noss Mayo, Plymouth PL8 1EE (T: 01752 872392)

 

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Really liked this pub very local feel good beer and good food . Nice family run pub with good service and a excellent view from the outside decking.

June 2019


excellent pub our favourite place to eat a drink when we are in the area, the staff are always very friendly and welcoming. Food well presented.

June 2019


Lovely local pub offering a wide choice of excellent food and beers.

May 2019


Such a lovely local pub,good food and an excellent choice of dishes,most days a choice of special dishes too. Very friendly staff, dog friendly too,excellent position. Wish James and Amy every success with their new venture,deserve to do well. Thoroughly recommend and shall return on our next visit to Noss Mayo. Gill and John.

April 2019


Popped in here for a lunchtime drink on Christmas Eve. Busy but very welcoming. We didn't eat but the menu looked good and if it hadn't been so busy due to Christmas we would have eaten there.

December 2018


Great local pub, good food and drink, nice outside seating by the creek

October 2018


The Swan Inn is under new management and is a wonderful place to go for a drink and/or food. During our stay we did both. We had a three course meal and all courses were excellent. The staff are friendly, attentive and efficient. My steak came as ordered. The cask ales were well kept. The pub was clean, modern and buzzing with the chatter of our fellow diners / drinkers. First time we have been into this pub and it will not be our last. Would advise to book in advance for Friday or Saturday nights, as it is a popular establishment.

September 2018


Excellent pub food

September 2018


We had some really great meals here over the last week. The food was superb with a great choice. Landlord and land last were lovely and really helpful.

August 2018


Beautiful pub. Beaitifull setting. Sunny on tbe terrace in tbe evenings. Nice staff. Food looked good but we didnt eat there. Limited parking and a walk to tbe pub which us at rhe bottom if a short steep hill. Worth rhe hike back up for tge sunshine at sunset though. Great gins.

July 2018


We had very poor service on the evening we went to the Ship. they were busy, but we didn't get the food we ordered and waited 30 minutes for our dessert order to be taken only to leave without - as did other people near to us. We did speak to the Manager about this. We also went for lunch which was good.

July 2018


Lovely pub, great views, good outside space. Food was good.

June 2018


Closed during our stay for a full refurb but looks lovely and location perfect

June 2018


CLOSED !

May 2018


Still Closed May 2018

May 2018


It is closed down

May 2018


This pub has now closed, so we were unable to visit.

April 2018


Excellent!!!!

August 2017


Nice local pub, lovely beer garden to sit and watch the boats sail by.

May 2017


Langdon Court Hotel & Restaurant
(3 miles)

A stunning 16th century manor house hotel, with bar and award winning restaurant open to non- residents for lunch, dinner and high tea.  All meals are beautifully presented and served either in the candlelit restaurant or less formal brasserie. 

Langdon Court Hotel & Restaurant Adam’s Lane, Down Thomas, Plymouth PL9 0DY

 

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Mothecombe Beach
(5 miles)

One of South Devon’s quieter beaches, Mothecombe is a large and unspoiled, privately owned stretch of sand that’s open every day, all year round. Having won an award from the Marine Conservation Society for its clean sea and sand, you can be assured that relaxing here and pottering about in the water is going to be a happy, healthy and pleasant experience for all in this sheltered corner of Devon. For those wanting to try out water sports, Mothecombe offers the ideal conditions for windsurfing, kayaking, body boarding and generally enjoying the water, particularly for beginners as it’s a comparatively gentle environment in which to give it a go. Given its pristine nature, it will probably come as no surprise that dogs are not allowed on the beach in high season, so keep an eye out for signs for more information, but best to steer clear with furry friends from May to September. There is a car park from which you can access the beach down a narrow path, so it’s not ideal for wheelchair users, but is otherwise conveniently close by. There’s also a tea house in the car park for drinks and snacks and there are toilets nearby as well, so pending the tides you can spend a good day here enjoying the natural scenery and all the fun that it brings with it, whether that’s for the whole family, on a romantic afternoon in the summer sun, or simply enjoying the peace and quiet of this less populated park of the coastline.

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Lovely beach but cafe was being renovated and we were gasping for a cuppa

April 2017


Wonwell Beach

Wonwell Beach
(6 miles)

In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Wonwell is a sandy beach on the east shore of the Erme river which joins Mothecombe at low tide. It affords visitors a large expanse to explore and is accessed via a woodland path from the road which takes about 10 minutes. Alternatively, there is a slipway from the road to the shore of the river and at low tide you can walk along the edge to the beach itself, so make sure you get your timings right to make the most of this one. Parking is limited at Wonwell Beach so keep that in mind when you’re heading over. Road parking allows for around 20 cars depending on their size and there aren’t really any facilities around, although there are toilets nearby. This does mean you need to be prepared if you’re heading there for the best part of the day, but also makes for a very peaceful experience whether it’s lounging about on the sand with a picnic in the summer, or a stroll in the cooler months, simply taking in the atmosphere. Dogs are allowed on the beach all year round so it’s the perfect place to take them for a run around. Something to be careful of – do keep an eye on the tide to avoid getting cut off when it comes in and getting very wet en route back to dry land!

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Glorious beach at the mouth of the Erme. Narrow lanes and very limited parking. No toilets, cafes etc - wonderful! Turning circle for cars just before the beach but expect to have to reverse back up the access lane to allow cars that are leaving to go back. A nightmare on Bank Holidays - parking almost impossible and expect to have to negotiate very tight spaces.

September 2017


Lovely beach but bit of a trek for little ones

April 2017


Kingsand
(8 miles)

With fabulous views across Plymouth Sound, Kingsand beach is a sheltered sand and shingle beach on the Rame Peninsula in East Cornwall, perfect for beachlovers of all ages.  In the heart of the traditional fishing village of Kingsand, the beach is backed by narrow streets of  fishermans cottages and the famous Kingsand Clocktower as well as several cafes and pubs to choose from.  Dogs allowed all year, no lifeguard cover. 

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Cawsand
(8 miles)

A sand and shingle beach with boats to hire, rockpools to explore and safe swimming, Cawsand village beach is similar to neighbouring Kingsand but is the larger of the two beaches.  Historically a smuggling village, 17th century Cawsand retains its narrow streets, pretty cottages and traditional pubs making it popular with visitors during the summer months .

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Ayrmer Cove

Ayrmer Cove
(8 miles)

Roughly one kilometre (20 minutes depending on your pace) from the National Trust car park at Ringmore, and with a selection of footpaths to get to it, Ayrmer Cove is a quiet secluded beach on the South West Coast Path. For anyone on holiday in South Devon it’s a peaceful place to sit and contemplate the natural scenery amongst the shingle, pebbles and rock pools, admiring the cliffs. It makes for a beautiful destination to walk to from Ringmore itself, which is a small village (population 230) with views towards the cove itself as well as Bigbury Bay – it makes for a wonderful holiday cottage destination in South Devon as well as a place to visit as part of your day. Walking to the beach allows you to discover the surrounding woodland, wildlife and history of the area – taking in old smugglers’ routes and hedgerows that have been in situ since the 1800s. It is a little tricky to get to so it’s not ideal for wheelchairs, and there aren’t any toilets or facilities at the beach itself so if you want to stay for a little while don’t forget to take snacks or a picnic if the weather is right. This is all about enjoying the environment that’s such a proud part of the National Trust – it’s everything a holiday in Devon is about, and yes, dogs are permitted all year round and will very much enjoy the walk!

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A lovely beach at the end of a beautiful valley. Absolutely perfect for dogs and never busy.

June 2019


Parked in the NT car park at Ringmore and took the 15 min walk down to the beach. Saw a beautiful sunset and had the place to ourselves. Bliss

November 2018


What a fantastic place. So quiet - we had the whole beach to ourselves a lot of the time. Our dogs loved it.

September 2018


A lovely quiet cove, with excellent rock pools at low tide. No sand but the kids enjoy it as an alternative to the massive sandy beaches at Bigbury and Bantham.

September 2018


stunning little beach, very quiet and great for snorkelling

July 2018


Beautiful cove. Very quiet with lots of bird life.

June 2018


Well worth the walk with beautiful views of Burgh island from the coast path. We were the only ones there on a very sunny day in April. Perfect.

April 2018


Simply stunning and well worth the steep (ish) walk down from the National Trust car park at Ringmore. When there - it's hard to imagine the horrors of today's modern world.

September 2017


Gorgeous beach for an evening swim and barbecue. So peaceful and beautiful

June 2017

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