Welcome to Chou Cottage.
Find everything you need in the fabulous cottage kitchen.
The wood-burner in the comfy sitting-room will keep you toasty during cooler months.
With reclaimed wooden floors and its feature window, Bedroom One is the perfect place to relax.
A rainbow of colourful flowers in the fabulous cottage garden.
Everyone is welcome, including your four-legged friend.
With many original features, Chou Cottage is pretty as a picture.
Ideal for sociable dining, cook up a feast whilst chatting to your fellow guests at the table.
The fabulous rainfall shower in the downstairs shower-room.
Love the clock.
Enjoy time with family and friends here.
The kitchen is beautifully kitted out with oak worktops and a fabulous range cooker.
In every nook and cranny you'll find something delightful.
The super shower-room is just off the utility-room.
Natural light fills the shower-room.
Kick back and relax in front of the wood-burner.
Morning coffee anyone?
Bedroom Two is beautifully furnished in pastel shades.
And relax....
A quiet corner for contemplation.
Stylish Bedroom One is a delight.
Breakfast in bed anyone?
The pretty cottage garden welcomes you.
Every meal will be a pleasure in the lovely garden.
Al fresco dining at its best.
The perfect place for an aperitif.
Head down to Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo, a lovely spot for a coastal walk.
Bantham village has a great pub, why not enjoy a meal on the way home from Bantham beach?
Discover the many beaches of the south Devon coast.
Cycling on Dartmoor is fabulous at any time of year.

Chou Cottage

4716

Yealmpton / Sleeps 4 + 2 cots*

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7 Nights from £522

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Volunteer Inn Yealmpton (40 yards)

A traditional village pub with inglenook fireplace and large terraced garden for outside dining and drinking. Food is traditional pub grub cooked to order.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Mr King October 2021

Mrs King

Wasn’t serving food seems to be a drinking pub

Nearest beach

Mothecombe Beach (3 ½ miles)

Also known as Meadowsfoot, Mothecombe Beach is seated at the foot of coastal grassland and woodland. An unspoiled beach, it is a popular spot throughout the year drawing locals and visitors alike. Featuring a sandy shore peppered with rocks, it provides the perfect backdrop to a day on the coast. A restaurant is open year-round and there are also public toilets available.

Nearest walk

Noss Mayo and Revelstoke Drive Walk (3 ¼ miles)

A four mile walk which takes in rugged coast, peaceful estuary, wooded riverbanks and the charming seaside village of Noss Mayo. Nice wide pathways make this an easy walk with optional woodland footpaths.

Nearest town

Newton Ferrers (2 ¾ miles)

At the end of a steep, narrow lane that leads nowhere but into the village, Newton Ferrers is a little piece of Devon that few stumble across. It sits on the banks of the Yealm Estuary, surrounded by ancient woodland and creeks. Although the village is just 10 miles from the city sprawl of Plymouth, Newton Ferrers teems with wildlife; kingfishers, egrets and herons are often spotted around the water. The heart of the village is the pub, The Dolphin Inn, which is surrounded by thatched cottages – the word ‘idyllic’ will be on the tip of your tongue.

Also nearby

Bantham (7 miles)

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Great beach with views across to Burgh Island

Lovely privately-owned, wide, sandy beach. Beautiful views across to Burgh Island, walking access is possible at times, depending on the tide. Good facilities, lots of parking (there is a daily charge, so check before going). We enjoyed a great pizza from one of the gastro-buses in the car park. There are picnic benches in the gastro-bus area, and hot, and cold drinks, and other food available.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

Bigbury Golf Club (7 miles)

18 fun holes with spectacular views over the coast and out to Burgh Island. Visitors are made welcome and bookings can be made at the pro shop.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Enjoy the Views

Stunning location for a course - never mind how the golf goes, you can just stand back and take in the view!

The Ship Inn (3 ¼ miles)

In a superb position right on the water, The Ship Inn is a peaceful, traditional pub without juke boxes or quiz machines, perfect for a relaxing lunch.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Cox June 2012

Had an excellent evening with great food with absolutely wonderful staff including the owner Lisa.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Penney July 2008

The Ship Inn

Great atmosphere and excellent food.

Greenway (19 miles)

Agatha Christie's holiday home nestles on a crook of the River Dart in a beautiful woodland garden that is home to such horticultural treasures as Monterey pines, eucalyptus, China roses, myrtle and Turkey oaks. For a magical experience that's also kind to the environment, travel there by boat. 'Green ways' ferries leave from Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay. Following a major restoration project, The National Trust has re-opened the house to the public, where quirky collections of memorabillia offer a glimpse into the private life of the well-loved crime writer. For house opening times and an events list, please visit the Web site.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Well worth a visit

Best place we visited


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Sissons July 2021

Greenway

Former house of Agatha Christie


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Waller August 2020

Beautiful!

Amazing grounds and lovely views of the Dart.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2019

Lovely day out

This house is in the most beautiful spot, you could really imagine living there. The gardens are gorgeous and the walk beside the river is great for body and soul - look out for the resident seal!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pitty August 2019

Well worth a visit

The setting exquisite. Such lovely views. A walk to the boathouse a must. Trails for the children excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Dr Brown July 2014

The journey to the house by way of the National Trust ferry was enjoyable as was the walk back to Dartmouth along the Dart Valley Trail and ferry (higher or lower will do, the former is cheaper). Unfortunately the house itself was a little disappointing with an over cluttered interior that did not really tell any particular story. There were bits and pieces of interest but overall it seemed as though everything from different times and sources was put in that could be which detracted. The entry to the house is timed but we still felt that it was over-crowded and NT should consider making the house visits guided only. The walled gardens were good with a beautifully restored peach house providing a highlight.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2013

Well worth a visit to this house, an effort to get there as you can't go by car unless you pre-book. It was a nice ride there in the boat but you would need good weather. Lovely spring flowers in the grounds. Cafe/restaurant disappointing as there were no main meal available.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Viv Chandler May 2012

Enjoyed by All

A lovely house in beautiful surroundings on the banks of the River Dart. Good to see the interiors haven't been messed around with and still look as if Agatha and her family have just popped out for a minute. I can see why she loved it so much and the gardens are a delight. Thoroughly enjoyed by all - including a 22 year old male! Well worth a visit but, if arriving by car, don't forget to pre-book a parking space.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Quigg November 2011

A lovely boat ride from Dartmouth, but overall the house was disappointing. A hotch potch interior and hard to believe it was inhabited up until 2004. All furniture pre-dates the turn of the last century. The children did enjoy completing their quiz sheets 'can you find' and I can really recommend the pasties in the coffee takeaway shop (not the main cafe).


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

An inspirational place!

This beautiful house set in wonderful surrounding is well worth a visit. It is easy to see why Agatha Christie loved this place and penned a number of her novels here. The surrounding woodlands with views of the River Dart are superb. You can take a ferry from Dartmouth to get to Greenway but we chose to take the foot ferry from Dittisham (another charming little place). I would highly recommend a visit to this lovely area.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2009

Visiting Greenway is a lovely way to spend the day, they also have occasional events so it is worth having a look before you go to see if any take your fancy. If you like gardens, I would recommend visiting Greenway as I thoroughly enjoyed it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

'The Loveliest Place in the World'

Agatha Christie was right to call this the 'loveliest place in the world'. Arriving by ferry is really the best way to see it. A stroll in the pretty woodland gardens followed by some delicious homemade food in the Barn Cafe, rounded off with the return trip on the ferry makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

Bigbury on Sea Beach (6 ½ miles)

Sit on the sand, go for a paddle or walk across to Burgh Island at low tide. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury on Sea Beach offers plenty of choice for everyone. If you don't want to bring your own, sports equipment hire is available. There are also lifeguards on patrol in the summer, an added comfort for families with children.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Van De Poll July 2017

Help for Disabled

The Venus Cafe, just below the car park at Bigbury-on-Sea, has a beach wheelchair that can be borrowed free of charge. We were able to wheel my mother over to Burgh Island.
The slopes going down to the beach are quite steep. It's not so bad going down, but you need to be quite strong to push the wheelchair back up!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pratt October 2013

Large sandy beach when the tide is out. Interesting rock formations around towards the Avon estuary.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Lovely Sandy Beach

A large sandy beach and great for surfing. Children can play.You can either walk across to Burgh Island or take the sea tractor when the tide covers the causeway.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Great beach

A large sandy beach with some surf. Walk to Burgh Island at low tide or take the sea tractor.

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