Old Coastguards Cottage home swap
Stone built Georgian Coastguard Cottage near the River Yealm entrance to the sea
Your own mooring for boat and quay. Large terrace with spectacular views. Nearby Beach and Pubs.
This cottage is in a unique location only readily acessible by water, surrounded by National Trust woodland - but with all the luxury of heating and modern facilities and communication. Just a short row or hop on the ferry from the village with three pubs and shops.
Built in 1835 it is a listed building retaining much of its original character including a range made by Carron works more noted for their cannons The whitewashed cottage enjoys panoramic views over the clear waters of the River Yealm. From the front terrace enjoy views that stretch from Dartmoor in the north, across the river to the village of Newton Ferrers and then round to Noss Mayo and the entrance to the sea.
Yachts and dinghies at their moorings and the ever changing water provide a view that will provide a relaxing break on the sunny terrace. To the front of the cottage is your own private mooring and quayside and behind the cottage is a garden with steps to National Trust land and footpaths.
About the location
A short walk and you are on the spectacular coastal path looking across to The Great Mew Stone, and then on to Wembury beach with its rock pools and water activities.
A short row or ferry trip from the cottage across to Newton Ferrers and enjoy a pub lunch at The Dolphin Inn or a meal at Pellows' cafe restaurant. At low tide walk across the two vosses that appear and visit Noss Mayo (two pubs). Shop locally at Newton Ferrers and return to dine at the cottage using the Aga or go by car to Riverford farm shop (Yealmpton) for organic produce and a delightful meal at the Riverford cafe.
By car waterside Plymouth offers many attractions e.g. National Marine Aquarium, Blackfriars gin distillery or visit Dartmoor National Park.
Conditions of home exchange
- Washer / Drier
- Use of boat
- Shopping facilities
- Local restaurants
- Good public transport
- Car not required
Closest airport: Exeter
Nearest city: Plymouth
Property type: Cottage
Location type: Beach/Seaside