Menryn, Court Wood, Newton Ferrers, PL8


  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

4 bedroom house for sale

  • Reference Number NEW170013
  • Agent Marchand Petit Newton Ferrers
  • Agent Number 01752 873 311

Guide price £1,200,000

About this property

A rare and fantastic opportunity to acquire an inspirational detached house, built in the 1960's, located in a secluded riverside setting with long water frontage and private quay. In all about 2.028 acres. EPC Rating F.

Menryn is nestled within an abundance of prolific mature shrubs and trees including rhododendron, pieris, magnolia, azalea and acer, with a backcloth of mixed woodland and remarkably sheltered level garden areas, above the banks of the wide and tidal River Yealm. Menryn has remained in its original ownership for more than 50 years. This beautiful house, which can barely be seen from the private road and footpaths that provide access, is both unique and discreet, appearing almost to have grown out of the environment in which it stands.

The accommodation is set well above the private road, which gives access to a single home beyond. Through skilled design natural light floods into the living space. There is real scope to expand this very special house if required, subject to the necessary consents being obtained, although the current layout allows versatility to suit individual needs. A design influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, the American architect who believed in creating structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, and a philosophy he called “organic architecture”, this unique property deserves the attention of a discerning buyer.

Newton Ferrers is a much sought after estuary village on the northern slope of the beautiful estuary of the River Yealm, opposite Noss Mayo on the southern side. It has a range of local amenities including a Church, Post Office, pub and restaurant, Yacht Club and a primary school. For more comprehensive shopping centres Plymouth is to the west and Kingsbridge to the east. From here there are fine cliff top, woodland and coastal walks and the Yealm Estuary is very popular with yachtsmen. There are 18-hole golf courses at Wrangaton to the north which backs onto the Dartmoor National Park and at Bigbury to the east.


Lower Floor

Entrance Hall
Stairway off, and store and cellar access.

This fabulous room includes twin doors and wide window looking out into the side garden and terrace area. Extensive book shelving. Boiler room and store off.

Upper Floor

Sitting Room/Dining Room/Kitchen
Full width glazed screen and return to take full advantage of the views to the water and garden. Gallery over stairwell with revealed stone wall. Kitchen area with peninsula breakfast bar and various fittings. External door to the terrace and garden.

Balcony extending across the width of the sitting room and to the terrace to the side.

Inner Hall
Roof lights. Display cabinet. Book shelving.

Bedroom 2
Dual aspect. Built-in wardrobes and book shelving.

Bedroom 3
Dual aspect. Currently a study. Book shelving and built-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 4
Dual aspect. Built-in wardrobes. Bunk fitting.

Utility Room
Sink unit. Plumbed and vented for washing and drying machines.

Wet Room
Modern "wet room" fittings including WC, wash hand basin, and shower. Heated towel rail.

Side Landing

Bedroom 1
Dual aspect. Large walk-in wardrobe off.

Snug/Further Bedroom
Fireplace with open fire. Book shelving.

Bath with shower, wash hand basin, WC.

The approach along the private Courtwood Road is partly unsurfaced, but serviceable. The road is approached in turn from the public highway of Yealm Road. The grounds extend in all to about 2.028 acres. At road level is a single garage and parking area. To the lower side of the road the grounds extend down to High Water Mark, with long frontage (see plan). Here there is a quay and running mooring, accessed by a path from Courtwood Road.A track, with limited vehicle access runs diagonally up to the house where the naturally laid-out gardens unfold. Level areas extend to the side where there is a wonderful canopy provided by a well-established acer. A further level garden emerges, ideally suited to the creation of a tennis court, adjacent to which is a useful store or small workshop. Behind the house there is a further, remarkably sheltered and private level area on two terraced lawns with views up through the mixed woodland beyond. Here there is a carpet of bluebells, developed by the owners over many years to ensure a seasonal flood of colour. Extending across the area to the west of the track is a further block of woodland protecting the property from prevailing winds and giving further natural interest. A public right of way runs across this area, out of sight from the accommodation.

Running Mooring
There is a running mooring in the River Yealm subject to the Yealm Harbour Authority.

Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage.

The twin waterside villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo lie in a area of outstanding natural beauty around the tidal creeks of the River Yealm. Here there are 3 public houses and a private yacht club. Plymouth, within approx 20 mins drive includes a multitude of facilities.

Upon reaching Newton Ferrers on the B3186 from the A379 at Yealmpton proceed into the centre of the village passing the church on the right hand side and then the village supermarket on the left. This road continues to become Yealm Road and following this to the very end it becomes the private road named Courtwood. The house is a further 400 metres along Courtwood Road on the right.

Village Centre 1 mile, Plymouth City Centre/Waterfront 10 miles, A38 9 miles, Exeter 40 miles(distances approximate)

Key Features

Menryn, Court Wood, Newton Ferrers, PL8
  • Secluded riverside setting
  • Water frontage and private quay
  • Garden and grounds of approximately 2.028 acres
  • Architect designed detached property
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Open plan living room
  • Balcony with river views


Floorplan 1

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The Green, Parsonage Road Newton Ferrers, Plymouth Devon PL8 1AT

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment


01752 873 311

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