- Property code: RIVERD
- Changeover day: Friday
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
Riverdale, a charming fisherman’s cottage close to the water in Newton Ferrers, South Devon has been tastefully renovated to create a stylish, comfortable and welcoming retreat perfect for couples or young families. The light and airy open plan living room with original beams and attractive stone fireplace create a relaxing and cosy ambience, enhanced in the winter by the warmth of the woodburner. Two pretty bedrooms and modern shower room compliment the high standard of presentation and a private rear courtyard with seating and barbecue is a great place for some alfresco dining. Parking is possible on road not far from the cottage.
Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are bustling twin villages on either side of the pretty estuary and there is plenty to do for those who like messing about on the water, walking on the coastal path or sampling the various village pubs and restaurants. Riverdale is also a perfect base from which to explore the nearby city of Plymouth, beautiful Dartmoor and Celtic Cornwall is just a short drive away.
Front door opens into the living room. Seating area with two sofas on either side of a stone fireplace with woodburner stove. TV/DVD. Dining area with seating for 4. Modern kitchen with ceramic hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge, microwave and washing machine. Ground floor cloakroom with WC and hand basin. Cottage stairs to first floor and Bedroom 1 Twin bedroom with two 3ft beds, (can be linked to form double - PLEASE ADVISE AT TIME OF BOOKING if double bed required) and shuttered windows with views of the estuary. Bedroom 2 with 5ft King size double bed. Shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Enclosed rear courtyard furnished with garden table and chairs.
On street parking generally available within close proximity to the cottage.
- Included: Bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi, electricity, thermostatic electric wall convector heating in all rooms and complimentary basket of logs in winter.
- Pets: One medium size dog welcome. Pet Charge: £25.00 per pet per week (£30.00 from Jan 2019).
- Telephone: Incoming and emergency calls only. Mobile reception poor. Wifi available.
- Local Facilities: Beaches: Stoke beach 2 miles, Mothecombe beach 5 miles. Pubs, restaurants, co op shop, butcher, all within 5-10 minutes walk. Plymouth with all facilities 11 miles.
Easy to book by phone. Helpful staff. Excellent stay. Lovely cottage. Small but cute. Fantastic views from bedrooms. Would have been good to have had reduced rental charge for less than 4 people. The Dolphin Inn, Newton Ferrers has recently changed hands. Very good food. Beautiful & varied walks from the front door.
Very enjoyable,lovely views and walks .The Swan and The Ship inns great food .
Lovely cottage with beautiful views. The wood burning stove was a great bonus. Near good places to visit
A very nice stay despite a few teething problems. Nice cosy cottage with the fire going. Parking is difficult but nothing can be done about that.
Lovely time! Lovely house! Kept very clean which was great.
Oven didn't work but owner sent flowers as way of apology when returned home
Riverdale was a lovely little cottage - well furnished, attractive and cosy.We arrived to a fresh cake, milk and wine which was a nice touch. The location is also beautiful with the tidal estuary flowing in front of the house and Noss Mayo rising on the other side of the water. The Dolphin pub was friendly and served the best mussels that I have ever tasted and all in all it was a good base for exploring. However, the "terrace" was a seating area outside the back with high walls that made it feel claustrophobic and cut out sun most times of the day. You are able to enjoy a cup of tea outside the front door as the road is generally very quiet, but another disappointment was that there was a house built directly in front of the cottage blocking the views of the estaury...probably the only cottage where this was an issue. The garden was obviously sold for property. The only good view of the water was from the bedroom window. The inability to sit and relax outside spoils this cottage sadly. The garage is also a problem. I am a confident driver, but it is located up a steep and twisted lane with concrete walls, and once up there we found other cars making it very difficult to manoeuvre, quite aside from the unknown person who blocked our car in with his boat trailer. Park up by the church - it's much easier on the nerves. We did this all week. Lovely holiday. Pretty location. Friendly locals. Great walks.
We had a lovely week in this immaculate cottage. We parked the car on arrival and it stayed in the garage until our departure. The coastal walks from Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo were spectacular. The Ship Inn in Noss Mayo is outstanding and the Dolphin Inn in Newton Ferrers provided good food as well.
Had wonderful week at Riverdale. Realised when we came home we hadn't filled in the visitors book at the cottage. Could you pass on the following comments to the owners please - thank you. 'Riverdale is a wonderful cottage in a glorious location. Cottage was very well decorated, furnished and very comfortable. Newton Ferrers is a lovely peaceful riverside village. The addition of a parking space was very acceptable too and the extras you so kindly left were very much appreciated. Thank you very much and we would love to holiday at Riverdale again in the future.' Sue & Tony Howells
Riverdale is a lovely cosy cottage in a wonderful location. It was immaculately clean on arrival and has been beautifully decorated and the garage was a definate bonus. I would highly recommend booking a stay here.