Living in Newton Ferrers

If you are thinking of a move to Newton Ferrers, our specific area information will help you learn more about this stunning aea of the South Hams. Whether you're looking for property for sale in Newton Ferrers or property to rent, the team at Marchand Petit Estate Agents in  Newton Ferrers is always happy to help. We're conveniently located at The Green, Parsonage Road close to Tea on the Green tea rooms.

Attractions / Things to do in the area

The Warren, a stunning stretch of coastline nearby offers circular walking routes that meander through ancient woodlands and along spectacular cliff tops. One of these walks takes you along Revelstoke Drive. To discover the many charms of maritime South Devon in one walk including the waterfront village of Noss Mayo with its chocolate box appeal, you couldn’t find a more stunning route.

Mothecombe beach, a vast stretch of sand at low tide, sheltered and ideal for bathing is a real treat. Rock pools need exploring and the surrounding woodlands and estuary flats burst with birdlife. A real nature lovers dream, unspoilt and untouched.

The village of Noss Mayo is on the south side of the Yealm Estuary with Newton Ferrers to the north. It is well worth a visit to enjoy the lovely views over the estuary, local sailing school and nearby boat hire.

The Ship Inn at Noss Mayo, an award winning waterside pub offers a welcoming venue as a cosy, unfussy and ‘proper pub’. The location is a superb walking destination and a leisure sailor’s favoured port of call, where you can tie up your boat and walk right in.

The Dolphin is a truly beautiful landmark inn situated in the idyllic location of Newton Ferrers in the picturesque South Hams.  Enjoy our spectacular patio beer garden situated on two terraces, overlooking the River Yealm Estuary with views over to the twin village of Noss Mayo and out to sea.

About the Area & History

Newton Ferrers, a drop of tranquillity just 10 miles from the urban conurbation of bustling Plymouth, sits on the banks of the unspoilt Yealm Estuary. Surrounded by ancient woodlands and creeks, and packed with wildlife, it rightly deserves the title of hidden gem. Thatched cottages and a welcoming village pub, make this village a picture postcard idyll. Newton was recorded as such in the Doomsday book and later became Newton Ferrers after the Norman nobleman, ‘Ferrers’.

Newton Ferrers is included within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and many fabulous walks can be taken to appreciate just how beautiful it is. The tranquil Newton Creek, a narrow tidal inlet, offers leisurely days on or off the water.

Please use this link to access the Newton and Noss Parish Council list of useful websites for amenities and vital services in the area.

Transport Information

Newton Ferrers is pleasantly situated about 6 miles (9.66 km) south-east of Plymouth on an eminence on the north of a navigable creek which runs into the river Yealm.


The population of Newton Ferrers according to South Hams District Council is 1100, or about 1800 according to The Combined Benefice of Newton Ferrers, Noss Mayo and Holbeton