A beautiful holiday cottage in the centre of the lovely waterside village of Newton Ferrers, South Hams, Devon

Hillcott Traditional Devonshire Stone Cottage
Hillcott - Beautifully Furnished Lounge
Boats Moored On The River In Noss Mayo

The Cottage

This pretty stone faced cottage has two bedrooms and sleeps four in total luxury and comfort.


Kitchen with Dining Table
Hillcott Exterior Sign
Enjoy sitting outside of the Cottage

The Bedrooms


With a fabulous king size bed and matching furniture, it is a peaceful place to relax or sit on the window seat and admire the stunning view of the river. The ensuite shower room has a low level wc, walk in shower, round stone basin and heated towel rail.

Master Bedroom with Ensuite
Master bedroom with view to ensuite


With a pretty French style double bed and glorious views of the estuary, this is a place to unwind and enjoy your break. A small television and built in cupboards complete the room.

Double Bedroom
View from Double Bedroom

The Bathroom

The bathroom has a contemporary feel with natural stone tiles and a stone basin. The comfortably sized bath is perfect for relaxing in after a long walk along the coastal path or after kayaking down the river. WC and heated towel rail.

Beautifully designed & finished bathroom
Bathroom Basin

The Living Room

This is a cosy room to relax in comfort. A living flame gas fire has been added to the old fireplace to keep you extra snug and the wall mounted smart TV means that you can watch or listen to your favourite programmes or music. The window seat overlooks the front garden and in the evening the bespoke wooden shutters can be closed to create an intimate feel.

The Lounge

The Kitchen

The kitchen has all the conveniences of modern living but all the charm of a cottage kitchen. It is well equipped for an enjoyable stay. The spacious table allows for informal dining or playing scrabble or cards. There is a dishwasher, ceramic hob and electric oven, microwave and fridge.

The modern cottage kitchen


The enclosed courtyard garden with table and chairs is perfect for outdoor dining or for just sitting and relaxing.

The Privy opposite the property, across a small driveway, is an outside lavatory with sink and washer/dryer. An excellent space to wash off dogs or remove sandy beachwear.

Outside seating in the courtyard
Refreshments in the Hillcott courtyard
River Yealm estuary

The Village

Newton Ferrers is a village in the civil parish of Newton and Noss in the English county of Devon, about 6 miles south-east of Plymouth on the River Yealm estuary. It lies within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 


There are local village shops selling fruit & veg, newspapers and essentials; a pharmacy and the Post Office. Newton Ferrers has one pub on the waterfront, The Dolphin but there are also two pubs close by in Noss Mayo, The Ship and The Swan.


During the summer, a river taxi will take passengers around the two villages and makes regular trips between Newton Ferrers Harbour, Warren Point (for access to Wembury and its beach) and Noss Mayo.


At low tide, two vosses appear. The Newton Voss crosses the Newton Creek between Riverside Road West below the Dolphin Inn to near the Swan Inn. The Noss Voss crosses the brook between the Swan Inn and the Ship Inn in Noss Mayo.

Newton Ferrers Local Shops and Amenities
Boats on the local jetty

The Location

Local areas of interest and things to do

Newton Ferrers is situated in the South Hams area. It is within 10 minutes of the A38 and 10 miles from the City of Plymouth. Nearby towns include Modbury, Totnes, Dartmouth, Salcombe and Kingsbridge.



Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, has plenty to offer the visitor, from the Marine Aquarium, Barbican quayside area and the Royal William Yard.


The National Trust has many local properties and places to visit including Saltram House, Buckland Abbey and Wembury Beach to name a few.


The charming local town of Modbury has a Saturday market in the summer months and Ben’s Farmshop at Yealmpton is a few miles away.

National Trust Wembury Beach
National Trust Saltram House

Things to do

Endless walking on the coastal path, on Dartmoor and locally in and around Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo, which are sheltered by oak and beech wooded hillsides.


Seasonal ferry to Noss Mayo and Wembury.


Tennis at Noss Mayo.


Golf at Staddon Heights, Plymouth or Bigbury.


Riding at Newton Ferrers Equus.


There are many beautiful gardens to visit in the area.


At a glance

Hillcott A lovely cottage in the beautiful waterside village of Newton Ferrers.
Sleeps 4 2 Bedrooms
  • Master bedroom with ensuite shower room with views of the River Yealm.
  • Double bedroom with waterside views.
Other facilities
  • Ground floor kitchen and dining area.
  • Sitting room with a living flame gas fire and smart TV.
  • Courtyard garden with table and chairs.
  • Outside WC and utility area with washer/dryer.
  • First floor bathroom with shower above bath.
  • WiFi.
  • Parking for two cars.
  • One well behaved dog but we ask that pets stay on the ground floor and not on the furniture.
Sorry No smoking.
The village
  • Beautiful waterside village surrounded by stunning countryside.
  • Locals – The Dolphin and across the Voss, The Swan Inn and The Ship at Noss Mayo.
  • Village Post Office, store and café; The Green, a deli and coffee shop.
  • Tubbs Pharmacy and Co-Operative Shop.
  • 10 miles from Plymouth (British Fireworks Championship held annually in August).
  • Towns of interest – Modbury, Kingsbridge, Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcombe.
  • River Yealm for boating and all related hobbies.
  • Yealm Regatta (held annually throughout August)
  • The beach at Mothecombe with The School House Café.
  • Yealmpton Show in the sheltered valley at Kitley Lawns (held annually the last Wednesday in July)
  • Stunning local walks.



Contact us

Hillcott, Newton Hill, Newton Ferrers, Plymouth, Devon, PL8 1BE

Booking enquiries: 01752 830409