- Property code: OLDRES
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Discount for small parties
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
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.
The property is absolutely wonderful. It has stunning views and excellent facilities. We had an amazing holiday
Lloyd Inwood - Private Chef
(Less than a mile)
After honing his skills at Rick Stein's, Lloyd became a private chef and has since worked in exclusive chalets in Verbier and as a private chef for superyacht owners. His style of cuisine is British classic, with flavour influences from around the world, especially the far East. The traceability and seasonality of the ingredients is of the utmost importance to him, allowing maximum flavour in all dishes. Lloyd can cook for any number of people at your holiday property, catering for a wide range of dietary needs and has a excellent knowledge of nutrition. Please call to discuss your requirements on 07387 163918
(Less than a mile)
Luxury hampers packed full of award-winning local produce hand delivered to your door or boat in the Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo area of the South Hams. Visit the website to choose and order your hamper - from wine & gin hampers, breakfast hampers, walking hampers, cream tea and children’s hampers, they've got every eventuality covered.
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The Ship Inn - Noss Mayo
(Less than a mile)
A pretty waterside pub where children can paddle in the water and yachtsmen tie up their boats outside. Here you can enjoy local beers and fresh homemade food, whilst enjoying the view over the Yealm estuary.
The Ship Inn Noss Mayo, Plymouth PL8 1EW (T: 01752 872387)
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Fantastic location. Food good. Pleasant waiting staff. Advisable to book in advance. Check times of high water if parking right outside. We saw one car almost float away.
Congratulations to the owners family and staff for providing a wonderful dining experience every evening of our week at a nearby cottage (Toll House) its very rare to have good food, service and a very friendly atmosphere. Well done everyone. Terry & Wendy DODD.
Great location, nice outside space, very good food, excellent service and a good selection of local beer. What more could you want!
Beautiful food, dog friendly and a welcoming atmosphere. Highly recommend
Always have a great meal here and staff very friendly and helpful.
Had a lovely Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve 2018 and they even managed to fit us in early evening without an advance reservation so that was very impressive. My husband had venison which he pronounced a bit chewy. On another occasion we both had fish & chips which were a bit greasy unfortunately. Great atmosphere and location.
Excellent food and good service. Great local beer.
They just get it right, great service, great food perfectly cooked & presented with no pretentious twaddle. Oh & it's consistent, every time we come back the standards are maintained.
We've been going to The Ship Inn for many years now - always great food and friendly, helpful staff. We went five times on this trip!
Would recommend this place, superb food and a fantastic venue. You can walk across the river at low tide, much cheaper then the ferry at £3:50 for 100 metres per person, each way!
We’ve eaten at the Ship many times over the years, and the food has always been excellent, and the location is just gorgeous (but careful where you park when the tide’s coming in!)
Super Sunday lumch...walkable from The Swan in Niss Mayo and also The Dolphin in Bewton Ferrars at low tide. Amaxing rosdt di ners ans fabous burger and chips and fush and chips tremendous. Lovelt staff. Dog friendly.
Beautiful setting very friendly slightly more expensive than your average local but worth it ! Food excellent and just a lovely traditional pub with an idyllic position
Great pub and friendly and accommodating staff. Great to be able to choose small snacks or large meals at any time.
I had a lovely meal of fish beautifully cooked and the staff were very friendly.
Great pub with a wonderful location. Food was lovely, staff super friendly & efficient. Maybe a little bit pricey but well worth it.
Lovely staff and good food
Superb food, views, friendly staff, ambiance wonderful.
Consistently excellent food and friendly staff
We ate here three times in the week we stayed in Noss Mayo. The food was delicious and the portions very generous on each visit. The views from the upstairs dining area are to die for. However, most importantly, we found all the staff charming and efficient despite often being very busy. We look forward to a return visit soon.
Very friendly, good food, good service
Excellent food and service.
Great Pub/Restaurant, we went there four times to eat in our stay. The food was excellent and they had a good selection of beers and wines. All the staff were welcoming and friendly and make the visits a pleasure. Will definitely return next year.
We went to the Ship, 3 times during our 1 week stay in Noss Mayo. What a fabulous place to eat. A great menu, something for everyone and a wonderful atmosphere. They've got the balance right between a good welcoming pub and a great restaurant. Superb
Good pub food with attentive service
Great pub, brilliant location - just watch out for the tide if parking on the beach!
The Swan Inn
(Less than a mile)
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.
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.
Lovely local pub offering a wide choice of excellent food and beers.
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.
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.
Great local pub, good food and drink, nice outside seating by the creek
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.
Excellent pub food
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.
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.
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.
Lovely pub, great views, good outside space. Food was good.
Closed during our stay for a full refurb but looks lovely and location perfect
Still Closed May 2018
It is closed down
This pub has now closed, so we were unable to visit.
Nice local pub, lovely beer garden to sit and watch the boats sail by.
The Dolphin Inn - Newton Ferrers
(Less than a mile)
we stayed @ glen cottage for a week, and found the Dolphin very friendly , will definitely visit again when we are in the area.
CLOSED (looks like permanently) during Xmas week 21st to 28th December when we were staying at Mallards.
Closed until further notice
Had a lovely meal at lunchtime - food was amazing!
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.
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
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.
Great food and selection of ciders.
Great local pub, very warm welcome, dog friendly and a nice pint.
(Less than a mile)
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!
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.
Great service, we had such a brilliant time on the water, can’t wait to do it again next time we stay.
We had a fantastic time on the PaddleBoards - really made our holiday, Thanks!
Brilliant boards, friendly service and delivered to our door!
(Less than a mile)
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
Saltram National Trust
National Marine Aquarium
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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Enjoy 10% off admission price with your Toad Hall Cottages Discount Card
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Very expensive to enter and we walked around the entire place in less than an hour.
Set in a beautiful location overlooking the sea at the tip of Plymouth Hoe and voted one of the top 10 best outdoor pools in Europe, Tinside Lido is an attraction not to be missed. Open during the Summer months this fantastic outdoor salt water swimming pool offers beautiful surroundings in which to swim, sunbathe and watch the world go by.
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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
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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.
Lovely beach but bit of a trek for little ones
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Glorious especially at low tide.
Best beach in the South Hams.
Can get busy with surfers, but a beautiful place with a wide sandy beach. Lots of room for everyone.
Beautiful beach. Nightmare of a road (especially in high season) to get to it. Worth it though when you get there.
A short walk (less than a mile) from Thurlestone, this is a stunning beach. Lots of shallow water with sand underfoot, truly amazing.
Fantastic sandy beach and so big. My dog loved running around and jumping into the water. Plenty of space for all.
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A lovely beach at the end of a beautiful valley. Absolutely perfect for dogs and never busy.
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
What a fantastic place. So quiet - we had the whole beach to ourselves a lot of the time. Our dogs loved it.
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.
stunning little beach, very quiet and great for snorkelling
Beautiful cove. Very quiet with lots of bird life.
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.
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.
Gorgeous beach for an evening swim and barbecue. So peaceful and beautiful