Elphinstone Newton Ferrers

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4
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Combining a relaxed and tranquil setting with a luxury stylish ambiance, a warm welcome awaits within the magic of Elphinstone. Bring family and friends together for a holiday to remember and sink into the laid back timetable of riverside life. This beautiful private residence offers 4 spacious bedrooms each with serene river views and ensuite bathrooms. Step out onto the generous decked terrace and capture the maritime comings and goings on the ebb and flow of the tide. Elphinstone is located on the banks of the River Yealm, Newton Ferrers and sets the scene for exploring this picture perfect coastline from quiet waterways that flank Noss Mayo to the open river mouth and Wembury Bay, South Devon.    

At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Panoramic river views
  • Luxury interiors
  • 4 ensuite bedrooms
  • Explore South Devon
  • 1 with a superking bed
  • 2 with kingsize beds
  • 1 with twin beds

4 en-suites and 1 W/C

  • Children Welcome: Yes
  • Cot Provided: Yes
  • Dogs Welcome: No
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  • Welcome hamper on arrival
  • Property welcome folder
  • First class Customer Service
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Step Inside

Follow your nose through South Devon to the charming setting of Newton Ferrers on the banks of the River Yealm. Elphinstone lies in a prominent position overlooking the water with panoramic views. Once inside, the house sits across 4 floors. Arrive to the 3rd floor and descend the central spiral stairwell to the ground floor with the living area, kitchen and dining room offering a welcome holiday hub. The kitchen is fully fitted and superbly well stocked for guests to create the perfect menu using local produce, rally the chefs in the party and whip up a feast for all. The dining table can be dressed to impress for any occasion or kept relaxed for early children's suppers or post riverbank walk afternoon tea. Steps lead up to the inviting living area oozing comfort and style. Sink into sofas with a good book, gather around the fire in the cooler months or simply enjoy the luxury of time for that long overdue catch up with your nearest and dearest. A cosy snug is open plan to the living area but offers a further break out space for children to enjoy a film or set up the board games away from adult chit chat. For those that need to check in with home, a well placed desk and chair ensures the perfect virtual office from where to work. A lower level leads to a convenient cloakroom with WC and a separate utility area suitable for all of your holiday kit storage. Climb the staircase to the 1st floor with 2 beautiful spacious ensuite bedrooms (Master bedroom and bedroom one), climb again to the 2nd floor (bedroom two) and again to the lofty living of the 3rd floor and the final bedroom (bedroom three) Each bedroom has been thoughtfully styled to create a sumptuous haven of rest and relaxation with luxury beds and bedding, bespoke antique furniture and individual colour palette from warm pinks and greens to fresh coastal blues and whites. To complete the luxury boutique style, all of the bedrooms are ensuite and capture the river views. 

From your Holiday Door

For the ultimate inside out ambiance, slide back the tri-fold doors of the living and dining areas and create the perfect summer hideaway as you step out onto the decked terrace with riverside backdrop. Wile away the afternoon from your very own private vantage point looking down upon the river. From graceful kayaks, wooden gigs and paddle boarders to smart yachts, river day boats and ribs, guests can enjoy life on the river from the comfort of Elphinstone. Newton Ferrers and neighbouring Noss Mayo offer a quiet pace of life and local community. The local pub is a walk away (The Dolphin Inn) along the river bank pathway at the foot of the garden and offers a picture perfect place to stop for a local ale or wonder over to Noss Mayo and The Ship Inn, a wonderful gastro-pub. Further afield, The Oyster Shack near to Bigbury/Kingsbridge is approx 30 minute drive but well worth a reservation. At low tide, stone steps are revealled leading accross the waterway to Noss Mayo. Children will adore the large wooden play area just a short walk along the river into Newton Ferrers and a tennis court is provided free of charge for those budding players. The nearest beaches are found along the Noss Mayo side of the river, quiet coves and secret sandy spots or head out to the large beaches at Bigbury on Sea or Wembury. The historic city of Plymouth is well worth exploring with its maritime history, beautful Plymouth Hoe, The Barbican, tempting city shopping and the newly developed Royal William's Yard now home to some of the best eateries in the West including River Cottage.

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this very special corner of South Devon and complement your stay with the luxury of Elphinstone.


  • Master bedroom: 1st floor. A Super King bed, 2 x bedside table with lamps, dressing table with chair, built in triple wardrobes, 2 seater sofa, full length mirror, radio, balcony with reclining chair and river views, ensuite
  • Bedroom One: 1st floor. King bed, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, dressing table with chair, full length mirror, built in wardrobe, chest of drawers, radio, built in window seat, armchair, river views, ensuite
  • Bedroom Two: 2nd floor. King bed, 2 x bedside tables with lamps, dressing table and chair, hanging hooks with hangers, chest of drawers, radio, step out balcony with river views, ensuite
  • Bedroom Three: 3rd floor. Twin beds, bedside table with lamp, small wardrobe, wicker drawer storage, chest of drawers, Juliet balcony with river views, ensuite


  • Master bedroom: Ensuite, bath with over the bath shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC
  • Bedroom One: Ensuite, shower, wash hand basin, WC
  • Bedroom Two: Ensuite, shower, wash hand basin, WC
  • Bedroom Three: Ensuite, bath with hand held shower, wash hand basin, WC, chair


  • A spacious fully fitted kitchen
  • Range style electric cooker with 5 gas hobs and gas Wok burner
  • Dishwasher
  • 2 kitchen sinks
  • American style fridge/freezer
  • Built in microwave
  • Nespresso coffee machine (pods)
  • Large central island
  • Breakfast bar with 2 stools
  • Utilities: A separate utility room with Belfast sink, washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes airer, iron with ironing board

Living and Dining

  • The dining table is located within the kitchen area.
  • Large wooden dining table with 8 high backed dining chairs with cushions
  • Living room
  • A beautiful open plan living room with ample space for all
  • 3 seater sofa
  • 2 seater sofa
  • 2 relaxed armchairs
  • Coffee table
  • Gas effect fire
  • Snug area
  • The snug area is open plan to the living room
  • 2 x 3 seater sofas
  • Coffee table
  • Flat screen TV
  • Blue Ray DVD player
  • CD player with surround sound
  • Leather topped desk with desk chair

Other Features

  • Luxury linens and towels provided
  • WiFi
  • Outside dining table with 6 chairs
  • 2 x sun loungers
  • Garden sun parasol
  • 2 seater garden bench
  • Large gas BBQ
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Unlimited on road parking
  • Elphinstone is set over 3 floors. Arrive to the 2nd floor and lead down the central stairs to the lower levels and garden terrace.


  • From the road, there are approx 14 steps down to the front door (with hand rail in places)
  • The terrace is level from the living space, there are approx 20 steps down the side the reach the river bank pathway
  • Elphinstone is set over 3 floors. Arrive to the 2nd floor and lead down the central stairs to the lower levels and garden terrace
  • There are 4 internal main stairs with handrail, there are a few small steps across the living/kitchen area

A truly stunning property and setting which we enjoyed very much.