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Elphinstone, Newton Ferrers, Devon,
Description of the self catering property
Elphinstone in Newton Ferrers is a large, detached, south-facing house, excellently positioned just above the river Yealm with superb panoramic river views and is 500 yards from village shops and pub.
At the front, paved terraces and a big river-facing deck with a tables and chairs and a barbecue are part-sheltered by a wisteria-clad verandah. There are ceiling-high glazed doors across the whole front of the house opening to the deck this is an ideal spot for enjoying those views, from inside or out, and observing passing river life.
Boats can be hired locally; steep steps (care needed) below the garden lead to a private quay, the tidal creek (outhaul mooring) and riverside footpath to the village and National Trust woodland. With split-level foundations, Elphinstone is a spacious house and the river views are shared by almost every room (even the laundry has a peek!).
Inside, everything is generous and well done, with relaxing colours, good fabrics, furnishings and artwork, made extremely comfortable as the owners own holiday retreat. Steps from the road lead down through enclosed, steepish garden to front door (further steps down to deck/terraces below).
Entrance hall with 2 steps up to double bedroomwith a double bed, hooks for clothes-hanging and an en suite shower-room (suite) and French windows to small covered balcony. There are stairs up to family bedroom (twin plus single under sloping ceilings) with fun seaside theme, en suite bathroom (suite plus hand-shower) and French windows to balustrade.
From the entrance hall, stairs down to two more large bedrooms including the stunning master double with a French bed, sofa, chairs, with marble-tiled en suite bathroom including a suite plus bath-shower and hand-shower and balcony. A further double with en suite shower-room (suite) and corner window seat.
More stairs lead down to the living room with big sofas/armchairs for 7 around a living flame effect gas fire, desk, raised snug/TV area for 4 with TV/Sky/DVD/video and film/music library. The dining room has big glazed doors in both rooms that fold back for access to the deck/terrace.
Up 2 steps, smart cream kitchen with a dishwasher, microwave, large fridge-freezer, 5-ring gas cooker/double oven and a granite-topped central island, oak worktops and breakfast bar (2 stools).
Laundry/utility room has a washing machine, tumble drier and a large wine fridge; downstairs loo and back door to garden. All main rooms and bedrooms have individually controlled heating/air conditioning. A thoroughly comfortable and well thought-out home in an enviable riverside position in Newton Ferrers.
Contact Name: Sykes Cottages (My Cottage Holiday)
Telephone: 01244 746200
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My Cottage Holiday Ltd, 33 Exeter Road, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2JP, Company No. 09974415,