New era for landmark building

20th April 2017

New era for landmark building

Ask any yachtsman to name his favourite West Country harbour to sail into and you can guarantee that The Pool in Newton Ferrers will feature high on most sailor’s top 10 lists.

The former Yealm Hotel overlooking this pretty, tranquil anchorage has been the landmark building guiding visitors into this sheltered, picturesque harbour and the twin villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo.

The hotel has recently changed hands and the new owners Red Earth, a well-established and renowned West Country firm, are proud to be the new custodians of this popular residence.

Red Earth’s past schemes have been in historic towns and stunning waterside locations such as Salcombe, Dartmouth, Bath, Sherborne, Wells and Tavistock.  

Simon Friend, owner and managing director oversees every aspect of the development process, from site acquisition, planning, design, build and eventual sale to the new homeowners.

He comments: “We only ever buy a site if we can truly say - we would love to live here.  The serenity of the location and the first class views inspired us from the first moment we saw the site.” 

Simon went on to explain: “We are currently at the early stages of the development having recently submitted a planning application to convert the wonderful old hotel building into 6 very spacious apartments, with further conversion and new build works to provide another 8 apartments and one stunning contemporary house.”

Marchand Petit is delighted to be instructed with marketing the development once planning is obtained. Claire Northmore from the firm’s Newton Ferrers office added: “This new lease of life for such an important building in the village is very exciting and the layouts of the proposed apartments are spacious and maximise the existing water views.  We are delighted to be involved and already people are registering their interest, so please don’t hesitate to contact me or email claire@marchandpetit.co.uk.”

For further information please contact Marchand Petit’s Newton Ferrers office on 01752 873311.

On the 18th May 2020, in line with government guidelines for estate agency, we resumed viewings and valuations of property. Where possible we will be minimising the numbers of viewings by first offering buyers a virtual tour. When viewings take place in person, social distancing and safety protocols will be in place.


We would like to remind all buyers that travel to the South Hams should be achievable in a day (round trip) and for those who live further away, a virtual tour with one of our agents will be offered until travel restrictions change.


In the meantime, our team are still available to help by phone, email or video conference.

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