Akuna, Newton Ferrers

This detached wooden holiday lodge has generous space, a wonderfully light interior and a great layout for a family holiday. Akuna is situated in Newton Ferrers, a picturesque waterside village in the stunning South Hams district, a quiet corner on the South Devon coast. You can expect a tranquil home from home, with all the comforts and amenities you need, and the ideal location from which to enjoy this magnificent part of the West Country.

3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6

Prices from £99 per night

WiFi available

Private parking space adjacent to property

1 dog welcome at this property

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Features & amenities

Akuna is an appealing purpose-built holiday lodge arranged over a single floor on the quiet fringes of Newton Ferrers, a charming Devon village. The property is cleverly designed to bring in plenty of natural light and its living area delivers the wow factor with high ceilings and a full-height glazed wall. This open-plan area, connecting the comfortable seating area, kitchen and dining space, is perfect for laid-back living among family and friends enjoying an indulgent Devon break.

The bedrooms and bathroom (plus an en-suite shower room connected to the double bedroom) are neatly arranged off a hallway. Another smart aspect of the design is the scope for indoor-outdoor living. French doors in the living space connect the lodge seamlessly to an outdoor deck, furnished with a table and chairs – perfect for enjoying relaxed outdoor dining in the Devon sunshine.

And this all comes with the peace and tranquillity of a quiet country setting, but one which is still only moments away from the attractions of the village and the river estuary.

  • Spacious open-plan living area featuring full-height glazing, with comfortable sofas, and TV with Freesat box and DVD player

  • Modern kitchen featuring breakfast bar, and equipped with dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, fridge freezer, and ample storage

  • French doors opening onto a large decked area with table and chairs for outdoor dining

  • Family bathroom with bath and over-bath shower

  • Bedroom 1 features a king size bed and has an en-suite, with walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin

  • Bedroom 2 has twin beds

  • Bedroom 3 is a twin room with bunk beds for children – one bed is set on the floor and the other is a high-sleeper accessed by a ladder

  • Central heating and double glazing

  • Convenient parking space for one vehicle beside the lodge

  • Suitable for one dog to stay – must be kept within the living area


Akuna is positioned among a small, quiet collection of holiday homes called Briars Hill Holiday Park. This is found on the edge of the village of Newton Ferrers, on the southern fringes of Devon.

Newton Ferrers faces another village, Noss Mayo, and together they skirt around the pretty Yealm Estuary. This community offers a wealth of shops and services, plus a good choice of welcoming pubs that serve quality meals and drinks, including local beers. Together, Newton and Noss invite you to immerse yourself in the relaxed pace of Devon village life.

What attracts visitors most is the natural beauty of this relatively hidden corner of Devon. The Yealm River at the heart of this area is ideal for sailing, paddleboarding and birdwatching. And it’s perfect for scenic walks in the fresh sea air – around the pretty woodland that is abundant here, and out towards the spectacular coastline of the English Channel.

The lure of sandy beaches, the rugged tors of Dartmoor and Plymouth’s mix of old and new city attractions are only a short drive or bus journey away.

Getting there

By car
Follow the A38 into Devon, heading towards Plymouth, then take the exit marked Smithaleigh/Yealmpton. From Yealmpton, turn left into Torr Hill, continuing onto Ford Road and the B3186. Then follow signs to Newton Ferrers, continuing into the village and through the main street to The Green. You’ll find Briars Hill Holiday Park on your right-hand side, just before the church.

By train
You can catch a train service to Plymouth city centre. From here, take a taxi for the remaining half-hour journey to your holiday lodge, or you can catch the bus service to Newton Ferrers if the timings are convenient.

By coach
Coaches arrive conveniently in the heart of the city centre. From here, you can catch a local bus or it may work better to take one of the many available taxis for the remaining half-hour drive to your holiday lodge in Newton Ferrers.


Local attractions

Noss Mayo

Less than 1 mile
Noss Mayo is another pretty village nestled on the opposite bank of the River Yealm. A 25 minute stroll takes you around the creek to the other side, where alternative views and various nature-filled walks await, along with an extra selection of pubs to check out.

Mothecombe Beach

5 miles
Nestling in a rocky cove, this sheltered beach boasts soft golden sand, rockpools and shallow waters, making it perfect for a family seaside day out. What’s more, it backs on to classic rolling Devon landscapes and links to coastal paths with sensational views.


10 miles
Known as ‘Britain’s Ocean City’, Plymouth is a seaside blending seafaring history and modern urban attractions. Discover the National Marine Aquarium, The Box museum, the cobbled streets of the Barbican, diverse shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and more.

Dartmoor National Park

11 miles
This ruggedly beautiful wilderness is the perfect place for rambling, mountain biking or horseriding. Climb the granite tors, explore ancient woodlands and enjoy a picnic while you take in the sensational views of this majestic and legendary landscape.

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