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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Newton Ferrers, South Devon

Guide Price £2,500,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Residence
  • 4-5 Bedrooms (3 En-Suite)
  • 2-3 Reception Rooms
  • 2.5 Acres Approx.
  • Waterfrontage With Quay
  • Double Garage & Drive
  • Stunning Water Views
  • Gloriously Secluded

Full description

LUSCOMBE MAYE - WATERSIDE. Magical woodland setting on the banks of the River Yealm Estuary overlooking deep water.


Herons Reach sits at the very end of a private road, set suitably high within it's own grounds to be completely hidden from public view, adjoining Woodland Trust managed woodlands. This tranquil, secluded setting is on the very fringe of this waterside community, so still accessible to village facilities.
The twin villages of Newton Ferrers & Noss Mayo enjoy a delightful riverside setting on the wooded slopes of the estuary of the River Yealm. This sheltered, deep water harbour is much favoured by yachtsmen & lies within a truly beautiful valley in the unspoilt South Hams countryside, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Area of Conservation.
The villages share a number of facilities including a post office, pharmacy, traditional butcher, Co-operative store, three good public houses, two churches, yacht club with bistro, tea-rooms & good Primary School. The holiday retreats and full time residences have found a comfortable balance that propel this thriving community with countless clubs and activities available for the more sociable and active, or long picturesque walks for those that simply want to enjoy the peace and tranquillity.

The A38 Devon Expressway connects to Plymouth and Cornwall to the west and Exeter and the M5 motorway network to the east. Fast rail services are found at Plymouth (London Paddington approx 3 hours) and cross Channel ferry services to Brittany and Northern Spain are available from Plymouth. All give superb access to the rest of the country, combined with living in one of the most beautiful riverside locations on the south coast. Exeter and Plymouth airports both provide an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights.


Herons Reach was conceived and built in the early 1980's by its then Architect owner. The current vendors have undertaken a programme of extension and enhancement works to create an atmospheric, contemporary home that blends perfectly in to the landscape. The interiors are of generous proportions with vaulted ceilings and multiple rooflights throwing maximum natural light in to the principal living spaces. Exposed Maplewood floors and doors add a warmth to the accommodation. Where possible, large windows and sliding, glazed doors take advantage of the sylvan outlook across to this particularly beautiful estuary, designated a Special Area of Conservation and also sitting within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Reception Hallway

Easily accessible from the upper parking areas and garaging, the front entrance leads in to a wide Hallway with atrium style rooflighting. This space gives access to all rooms and has an access point to the attic which provides useful storage.
The property is divided into three wings. The rear wing provides two double bedroom suites with well fitted en-suite shower rooms with WC, double shower cubicles and wash hand basins. A study gallery is provide to both rooms.

Drawing Room / Office

7.16m(23'6'') max x 5.97m(19'7'') max

There is also a large Drawing Room or Office that takes full advantage of the full height, vaulted ceilings and has access out to a rear terrace.

Sitting/Dining Room

7.59m(24'11'') max x 6.02m(19'9'') max

The front wing offers a large, open plan Dining Room stepped down to a Sitting Room. Again, the ceiling heights coupled with dual aspect views over the estuary ensure maximum natural light. From here, sliding doors give access to the terrace and garden. A large fireplace ensures a Winter focal point.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

5.64m(18'6'') x 2.97m(9'9'')

The Kitchen/Breakfast Room is comprehensively fitted with Maplewood units, granite worksurface and modern appliances and opens to a Utility and Boiler Room which it turn leads back to the Hallway. A large Cloakroom is also provided, with WC and wash hand basin.
The Master Bedroom Suite is of luxurious proportions and arranged so you wake up and see the view. Extensive wardrobes are fitted to one wall and large windows and sliding doors lead to the terrace and garden.23'3 (7.09) max x 14'3 (4.34) max. The En-Suite Bathroom offers bath, bidet, WC and wash hand basin set within a vanity unit.

A large Reception Room on the corner of this wing, with access to the garden, could be an additional bedroom if required. A wood burner is fitted into a corner chimney breast.
The central wing of this home is arranged to accommodate a Family Shower Room with double shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. A double Bedroom is also provided.

Gardens & Grounds

A particular feature of this property is it's setting. Gloriously nestling within natural woodland that bursts in to Spring glory with a profusion of bluebells. The garden is to the front of the property, providing a level lawn and terrace bounded by mature planting and borders. The driveway winds up from the private road through wrought iron gates, past a wide hard-standing ideal for boat storage and on to the main parking area outside the front door. A double garage at this level provides secure storage and screens the oil tank. The grounds extend as woodland beyond the drive and up the hillside, totalling about 2.5 acres - a paradise for children of all ages.
Below the house, the quay is accessed across the private road through a gated entrance. This structure provides plenty of space for dinghy storage and also a chance to fully enjoy immediate access to the sheltered waters.


Mains electricity. Mains water. Private drainage. Oil fired hot water and central heating. Mains gas available in village subject to connection charge. Broadband and digital available.

Fixtures & Fittings

All items usually known as tenants' fixtures and fittings, whether mentioned or not in these sale particulars are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. Such items include all fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, domestic electrical items, garden equipment, statuary and machinery.



Local Authority

South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE

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27 April 2011


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