Introducing Simon Friend

Owner, Red Earth ~ Property developers for The Yealm


As a property developer, I’m often asked about my motivation and how I choose the projects undertaken by Red Earth. The simple answer is that I only buy a site if I can honestly say, “I would love to live here”. This intention, which I always try to follow, is particularly true of the idyllic villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo, tucked away here in the South Hams.

Standing on the site back in 2016, with the possibility of buying the former River Yealm Hotel and looking out over the estuary, I saw a wonderful opportunity to breathe new life into a delightful old building and in doing so, create homes with some of the most enviable views in the South West.

Regardless of where any new development takes place, sensitivity to the surrounding area and local environment are key to its success. And as the developer of The Yealm, I have discovered it’s possible to take a neglected site and give it a new lease of life without compromising the intrinsic elements that make this location so special.

I hope many of our purchasers will come from the immediate areas of Newton and Noss. The apartments bring a new and exciting opportunity for established village residents who want to continue living in this beautiful location, with the views they’ve grown to love, but in easy to manage apartments and gardens. There’s simply nothing else like this available.

Our website has been created so you can stay up to date with all the happenings at the Yealm. You will also find content from our publication, River Life. River Life celebrates the life, work and people of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo. It’s an acknowledgement of a truly beautiful area and an opportunity to tell residents, visitors, and potential buyers about the development of a building that has been an integral part of the community’s life for the last 100 years. If you’re yet to have seen a copy of River Life, do let us know and we will send you one.

I do hope you enjoy our website and watching the progress with The Yealm.

If you haven’t already, please follow us on social media @theyealm.

Simon Friend.
Owner, Red Earth – Property Developers for The Yealm

14 Luxury Apartments

The Yealm Development consists of 14 luxury apartments, comprising the restored former hotel, two woodland area buildings and one beautiful contemporary house. See the entire development by clicking below.

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If you would like to discuss any aspect of The Yealm, please contact Claire Northmore or Jane Summers at Marchand Petit’s Newton Ferrers office on:

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104 Yealm Road, Newton Ferrers, Plymouth PL8 1BL

All apartments are now sold

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