The tranquil village of Newton Ferrers lies opposite its slightly smaller neighbour, Noss Mayo, on a delightful creek of the beautiful wooded estuary of the Yealm. The Yealm estuary is a haven for artists, bird watchers and yachtsmen with pretty waterside cottages, plentiful wildlife, and sailing vessels of every shape and size creating an idyllic scene for all who visit.
Newton Ferrers has an excellent pub, The Dolphin Inn, with ample beer garden overlooking the creek, café, and Post Office and store where you can pick up your morning croissants. Walking enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the nearby spectacular coastline, particularly Warren Point, where wildlife abounds. The little church of St Werburgh, standing on the cliff at the junction of several of the parish footpaths, has stood on this wild piece of coastline since the 14th century. Alternatively, cross to Noss Mayo, on foot at low tide or via the ferry a high tide, and take the 30-40 minute stroll through exceptionally pretty woodland to the pebble and sand Cellar Beach, which has no dog restrictions. The path is quite steep down to the beach, but it makes a great resting place if you wish to continue along this beautiful stretch of the South West Coast Path up to Gara Point.
Other beaches within a short drive include the family-friendly Wembury, the hidden gem of Mothecombe (a private beach open only Wednesdays and weekends), and Wonwell which has limited parking and no facilities, but low tide exposes acres of golden sand which is heaven for dogs to race across.
Newton Ferrers is also conveniently close to the maritime city of Plymouth with its lively Barbican area, fascinating National Marine Aquarium, and the iconic Hoe and lighthouse offering fantastic views across one of the most perfect natural harbours in the world.
A holiday cottage in Newton Ferrers provides a tranquil and extremely picturesque base from which to explore the surrounding coastline and the vibrant city of Plymouth.