Old Reservoir House

noss mayo

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6 bedrooms

Up to 12 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: OLDRES
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • 2 or more bathrooms
  • Access statement available
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Discount for small parties
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Real fire
  • Nearby shop
  • Short breaks available
  • Village
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


On the banks of the River Yealm  overlooking the estuary in South Devon’s yachting haven of Noss Mayo is Old Reservoir House, a  unique and luxurious waterfront home. A truly stunning detached property spanning four floors, this impressive property exudes contemporary comfort, space and style, the perfect haven from which to enjoy this idyllic location, the South West Coastal Path on the doorstep,  and all the beautiful places that the surrounding area has to offer. From its enviable position overlooking the village, a full width glass balcony provides the most spectacular vantage point from which to observe the sailing boats and the bustle of village life below. The creek below ebbs away at low tide to reveal walkways which are quite fun to walk across to neighbouring Newton Ferrers as well as the much-feted gastro pub The Ship Inn on the opposite bank of the estuary, which is also easily reached within a few minutes walk when the tide is in, a very popular feature of this beautiful village. 

The surrounding South Hams area is famous for a diverse selection of award-winning, sandy beaches and also the breath-taking beauty of the Dartmoor National Park, all within easy reach.  With all this on the doorstep plus interesting towns and villages such as Totnes, Salcombe, Dartington and Modbury nearby, Old Reservoir House is the perfect destination for the most memorable of family holidays, at any time of the year.

Please note: Due to the various stairs and split levels within the property it is not considered as ideal for those with walking difficulties or young children; guests should take this into account when booking this property.

Steps from the private driveway lead down to the impressive atrium entrance with high vaulted ceiling and cloak area. The attractive handcrafted staircase leads down into the huge open plan living area, bi-folding New England style ceiling to floor glazed doors shed natural light across the room and provide unrivalled views of the estuary and village below, stunning oak floors with underfloor heating run throughout this level to provide comfort all year round.

The bespoke kitchen which has been beautifully created and expertly engineered to perfection offers the most amazing space for entertaining and catering for a family holiday. Kitted out with high spec equipment such as remote controlled appliances and a Quooker boiling tap, twin electric ovens (one with microwave function) twin dishwashers, induction hob, large fridge and large separate freezer, catering will be a pleasure in this environment whilst family enjoy the views from the breakfast bar and lounge area with sofas, wall mounted Smart TV and Bluetooth speaker. Dining table to seat twelve adjacent to the full width balcony bring the outdoors in, whilst a dual sided log burner ensures a cosy warm feeling throughout. Separate attractive sitting room with sofas and armchairs, large Smart TV and bookshelves. Steps lead down to cinema room, completely sound-proofed with Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker,  large comfy sofas and dresser filled with games.  WC with hand basin.

Upper floor: Staircase from atrium leads up to the breathtaking Master suite with high ceilings, stunning glass balcony, 5ft King size bed, TV, sofa and seating area and remote controlled gas fire. Dressing Room. En Suite bathroom with free-standing bath, separate walk-in shower, dual basin vanity unit, heated towel rail and under floor heating.

From the living room level the staircase leads down to the lower level: Utility room with washing machine,  ample storage cupboards and door to garden steps. Bedroom 2: 5ft King sized bed, Bi folding glazed doors with Juliet balcony and estuary views, built in wardrobes, dressing table, en suite bathroom with shower over, vanity unit with mist-free mirror, heated towel rail, WC. Bedroom 3: 5ft King sized bed, bi-folding glazed doors, Juliet balcony and estuary views, dressing table, built in wardrobe. En suite shower room, vanity unit, heated towel rail, WC. Bedroom 4: Twin bedroom with two 3ft single beds, built in wardrobe and shelves. Bedroom 5: Double bedroom with 5ft King sized bed, wardrobe, juliet balcony and estuary views. Family bathroom with bath and shower over, vanity unit, heated towel rail, WC.

Steps lead down to the lower ground floor which provides Bedroom 6: 5ft King sized bed, wardrobe and TV, garden views towards the estuary. En suite shower room with pedestal basin and WC. Kitchenette with dining table to seat two, sofa and wall mounted TV.

A fabulous glass balcony opens out from the first floor with comfortable seating from which to admire the superb estuary view. Steps lead down from the property to the patio and garden below, furnished with garden table and chairs for twelve and charcoal barbecue. Lower grassed lawn with low level fencing, planting and shrubs surround.

Parking for up to 3 on private driveway. On road parking possible nearby.


  • Included: Bed linen and towels (guests are requested to provide their own beach towels) Electrical, gas central heating, Wifi with boosters throughout the property, travel cot, stairgate and high chair. 
  • Telephone: Not provided but mobile signal is good. 
  • Daily Maid Services available -  by arrangement direct with Housekeeper, (subject to availability - please enquire for contact details)
  • In-house Catering available - by arrangement direct with superb Private Chef Lloyd Inwood (subject to availability - please enquire for contact details)
  • Local Facilities:
  • Beaches at Stoke beach and Cellar beach three-quarters of a mile. South West Coastal Path passes the front door, from which many secluded sandy covers are accessible on foot. Mothecombe beach 3 miles.
  • Excellent Pubs within easy walking distance, including The Swan, a characterful country village pub with log fires and traditional pub fayre, plus the famous local gastropub The Ship within a few minutes' walk.
  • Shops in Newton Ferrers.  Plymouth, 8 miles.

May 2019

The property is absolutely wonderful. It has stunning views and excellent facilities. We had an amazing holiday

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