What makes Newton Ferrers a special place to live?

When you think of Devon, images of vast sandy beaches, rolling countryside and great seafood come to mind. Devon is home to Dartmoor, the Jurassic Coast and the two Michelin star Gidleigh Park (one of only 20 two-star establishments in the whole of the UK). Devon residents are proud of their culture and cuisine, especially their world-famous cream tea. If that sounds appealing, then the small village of Newton Ferrers is a stone’s throw away from all of this.

Nestled in South Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Newton Ferrers offers idyllic country living in a practical location, making it a jewel in the very desirable South Hams district.


Based on the estuary of the River Yealm, Newton Ferrers was originally a village that depended on the fishing trade, with its picturesque streets and harbour giving it a well-established and historic feel, of which the local residents are very proud. Recorded as ‘Niwetone’ in the Doomsday Book, living in Newton Ferrers feels like you are becoming part of its rich history and heritage.

Often a downside to living a rural lifestyle is the sense of feeling isolated in a remote setting, with no local shops or many things to do. However, Newton Ferrers is different; with the hustle and bustle of a town not too far away. Travelling to and from the village is surprisingly convenient. Only 10 miles away from Plymouth and its London to Penzance railway station, it has good links to other larger settlements in the area, such as Kingsbridge, Salcombe and Totnes. Local amenities include a post office, Co-Op and the Dolphin Pub, creating a sense of local community. The local schools are also excellent, with Newton Ferrers Primary School given an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating on its last inspection.

One of the main attractions about living in the country is the healthier outdoors lifestyle and Newton Ferrers has its fair share of natural landmarks to keep any nature enthusiast busy. The harbour itself is a haven for maritime enthusiasts, offering a variety of boating activities, as well as the opportunity to join the welcoming Yealm Yacht Club.

Across the harbour is the village of Noss Mayo, which offers its own blend of quaint streets, thatched cottages and local pubs. There tends to be more holiday cottages in Noss Mayo, which makes Newton Ferrers less susceptible to tourism, therefore offering a quieter lifestyle for residents wanting to steer clear of tourist hotspots.

Pearce Fine Homes have recognised all this and have designed six new luxury homes, due to be completed in the summer. The Parsonage Lea development offers you an enviable position within the county, injecting a country holiday feel into everyday life. “We have worked hard to make the homes fit in with the local style and the village surroundings. With traditional Devon Banks, as well as a bee-friendly relaxation garden, we are passionate about creating homes that will allow you to fully immerse yourself and your family in the Devon way of life.” Laura Stone, Director

To learn more about Pearce Fine Homes and what life is like in Newton Ferrers, speak to our sales team on 01626 369 300 or download the Parsonage Lea brochure.




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