The Southern Shed, Newton Ferrers

This bright and contemporary one-storey holiday lodge makes a wonderful base for a relaxing escape to South Devon. Detached and offering plenty of space, The Southern Shed is simply made for holidays. The property’s location has plenty to offer too – a peaceful setting surrounded by South Hams countryside, a taste of village life, and all the attractions of the nearby river estuary, with the coast and beaches within easy reach.

3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6

Prices from £99 per night

WiFi available

Two allocated parking spaces next to property (three can be accommodated if two are smaller cars)

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Features & amenities

The Southern Shed is a bright and modern three-bedroom holiday lodge in Newton Ferrers, a quintessential Devon waterside village. This property is built with a modern family holiday experience in mind and occupies a privileged position in both its elevation and open aspect. The open-plan living and kitchen area make for a sociable space, while floor-to-ceiling glazing gives the lodge a light and open feel.

This holiday let is well equipped with home comforts to serve a family or group of friends on a relaxing Devon break. Cosy seating, a stylish kitchen and a decked outdoor eating area are among the assets this spacious property boasts. And the space is pleasantly decorated, its light walls complemented by bright splashes of colour and playful nautical touches throughout.

The rural setting in which The Southern Shed sits ensures a calm, quiet stay, with the village and river-based attractions of Newton Ferrers just a short stroll from your accommodation.

  • Open-plan living area with large comfy L-shaped sofa, wall-mounted TV and electric fire
  • Stylish modern kitchen with dark gloss units, breakfast bar and stools, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Family bathroom with bath and over-bath shower
  • Bedroom 1 is a double room with king size bed and en-suite that includes shower, toilet and basin
  • Bedroom 2 has twin beds and a fun design scheme
  • Bedroom 3 is a twin room with a playful seaside theme
  • Large outdoor decked area enclosed by balustrades, with a table plus six chairs and four stools, ideal for outdoor eating and conveniently connected to the lodge via French doors
  • Central heating and double glazing
  • Easy-to-access parking spaces adjoining the lodge
  • Dogs not allowed


The Southern Shed is found at Briar Hill, a small development of similar timber-built detached holiday lodges. This is located in Newton Ferrers, a pretty village set on the Yealm Estuary.

Newton Ferrers, together with the neighbouring village of Noss Mayo, offers a picture-perfect slice of authentic Devon life. These friendly villages include a selection of treasured local pubs, where you can discover great local cuisine, in addition of course, to a tempting choice of beverages. You’ll also find shops, a Post Office and plenty of other local services in this thriving South Devon community.

Life in Newton and Noss is centred around the River Yealm, which runs between them. This spot is a haven for boaties and paddleboarders. A short walk will take you to the coast, where stunning ocean views await. There are also plenty of sandy beaches nearby for a classic seaside day out, plus enchanting coves, perfect for exploring and rockpooling.

Getting there

By car
Take the A38 towards Plymouth and exit at Smithaleigh/Yealmpton. Continue into Yealmpton, then turn left into Torr Hill, onto Ford Road and along the B3186. From here, follow signs to Newton Ferrers. Drive into the village and along the main street to The Green. You’ll find Briar Hill on your right, immediately before the church.

By train
There are frequent rail services to Plymouth city centre. From here, there is a bus service to Newton Ferrers but the timings may mean it’s more convenient to take a taxi for the remaining half-hour journey to the holiday lodge.

By coach
Numerous coach services arrive at Plymouth station, located in the centre of the city. From here, a local bus service is available to Newton Ferrers, or you may find it more convenient to take a taxi for the half-hour drive to your holiday lodge.


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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