Efford House

Arrival / Departure

Friday 3pm – Friday 10am

Overview –

  • Detached house
  • Sleeps 12
  • 2 Dogs welcome
  • Estuary views
  • Garden not entirely enclosed
  • Ample parking
  • 1 x 7w Type 2 EV Charging Point (untethered – please bring your own cable)
  • Complimentary basket of logs on arrival
  • Free Starlink WiFi
  • No traffic noise
  • No light pollution
  • No Smoking
  • 10 Minutes drive to beach


We had a fabulous stay at Efford: very quiet. We do love the house and location at Efford (and appreciated the new cooker and hob): walking up and down the estuary is such a treat and the house is very comfortable and relaxed. We also love the beach house at Mothecombe and the School House continues to be incredibly welcome.

Efford House

Efford House is the perfect holiday accommodation for a large group looking for a relaxing getaway in the beautiful surroundings of an estuary. This spacious house can comfortably sleep up to 12 people, making it ideal for family gatherings or group holidays.

One of the highlights of Efford House is its dog-friendly policy, so you can bring your furry friends along to enjoy the holiday with you. The house also features a private entrance and garden, giving you plenty of space to unwind and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

With stunning views of the estuary from the property, you can soak in the beauty of the natural surroundings from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat or a base for exploring the local area, Efford House has everything you need for a memorable stay.

It is also well known for the features in films/ tv series including the famous Sense & Sensibility film.

Ground floor
2 sitting rooms with open fires
dining room
utility room
Children’s snug area

First floor
1 king size bedroom 5ft bed
1 single bedrooms
1 twin bedrooms

Second Floor
bathroom with bath & shower cubicle
Shower room
bathroom with bath
1 Single bedroom
1 twin bedroom

Third Floor
1 twin bedroom
A triple bedroom (three single beds)

Quick Links

A gentle gravelled slope from the on-site parking area takes you to the entrance steps of Efford House. There are seven stone steps to a gravel path to the front door which has a low wooden threshold into the hallway. The hall, stairwell and both living rooms are carpeted throughout with the downstairs loo being lino with one step down into it. Seven slate stairs with a hand rail take you to the dining room which is also slate floor with a large rug in the centre of the room. Two further slate stairs lead on through to the utility room, side exit door to the courtyard, kitchen and larder; the floors are slate flags throughout. The side door via the courtyard has a single step threshold and the kitchen back door exit also has a single stone step onto the lawn and barbeque patio beyond.

Fourteen painted wooden steps with a hand rail make up the back stairway which leads to a carpeted landing and hallway. Three carpeted steps lead through to the back twin bedroom and single bedroom which are both carpeted. The bathroom on this level has a linoleum floor. The family bathroom and separate WC on the landing below also have linoleum floor with standard height baths. The separate shower has a 30cm high entrance step.

Six carpeted stairs lead up to the two side twin room which are both carpeted whilst seven stairs down from the landing takes you to the front double room, twin bedroom and single room; all rooms on this level are carpeted throughout. From the front bedroom level there are seven carpeted stairs to the games room which has five stone steps into it and a slate flagged floor. From there a further eight carpeted stairs take you back to the main entrance hall and sitting rooms.

“We have been coming here all my life, and I’m revising for my GCSE’s but still managed to cram in
loads of stuff: sailing, rowing, body boarding, surfing, swimming, canoeing, walking, beach cricket,
paddling,drawing, painting,crabbing,barbecuing , frisbee, making sandcastles, night walking, hide
& seek, scrabble, monopoly, racing demon…..”

“This is such a great house for families: 8 adults, 4 children and dog. So comfy and homely, but
heaps of room. Breakfast looking across the river, lunch at the ship Noss Mayo, barbecue supper
watching the tide come in.”
Dan & Family

“A glorious place—— we love the house and thank you for the little touches on arrival. A tray of tea
and biscuits, flowers, a full log basket and fires already laid. After hours in the car it was so
welcoming. “
BC and CM