Red Earth, owners of the landmark redevelopment, The Yealm, have recently announced they have been granted planning consent to reinstate part of the old jetty situated on the river in front of the site. This exciting announcement highlights the sensitive restoration of the former River Yealm Hotel, a significant development for Newton Ferrers, which is being restored and transformed into six expansive lateral apartments, together with new homes in the grounds. In total, 15 luxury riverside and woodland homes will be created in keeping with this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The River Yealm and its estuary has a long and significant history and has always played a key part in the day to day life of the twin coastal villages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo that lie along its verdant banks. The partial restoration of the jetty is hoped to bring new life to this historical section of the river.
Simon Friend, owner of Red Earth commented “The previous jetty was a landmark feature in this peaceful natural harbour from the early 1900’s. The opening in 1898 of the Great Western Railway from Yealmpton to Plymouth, with a station at Steer Point, drew an influx of visitors using railway and steamers to access the villages. The jetty below the hotel was the main landing point for passengers arriving by the various ferry services, at what was then a longer jetty, part of which we are now reinstalling.”
The foot ferry which seasonally crosses from the Yealm Steps still carries passengers today across The Pool to Warren Point and is particularly popular with walkers on the South West Coastal Path.
Claire Northmore, Manager of Marchand Petit’s Newton Ferrers office concluded “The original idea for the hotel was that it would provide accommodation for the potential purchasers of the building plots which became available from a land deal in Newton Ferrers back in 1891. So, in a way, things have gone full circle and it’s very exciting to see this well-loved building coming back to life again. Direct access to the water is always high on buyers wish lists .”
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