In Noss Mayo, 50 yards from the tidal inlet, an 18th cent. terraced cottage looking over rooftops to the estuary. Across the lane, small front garden with boat house for secure storage of your beach/boating/watersports gear, and a few uneven steps down to little paved area above the foreshore (space for deckchairs or storing small dinghy/canoes - bring your own or hire locally). Larger sloping back garden climbs behind the cottage with steps up to suntrap terraces (table/chairs, bench, village views) on two levels. Direct access to the Coast Path. Inside, spacious and comfortable with cottage furnishings, a few beams and knobbly walls. Steps up to stable doors to porch; flagstone-floored lobby/boot room with step up to good-sized living room (TV/DVD) with electric flame-effect fire and large table at one end; utility room (washing machine, tumble drier). Upstairs, lofty, light-filled kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, freezer) with door to garden, and three bedrooms – a double (6' bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, wardrobe on landing), and two twin (limited clothes-hanging space), one with en suite shower-room (suite, second door to kitchen). Pets permitted in boot room/kitchen only. No children under 4, except pre-crawling babies. Arrival after 4pm. Great location with tennis, woodland, waterside and two child-friendly, good food pubs within 200 yards.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1)|
|Other||Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 3.5 star.
The South Hams: southernmost Devon; between the river Dart and river Tamar and south of Dartmoor, lush farmland and wooded river valleys turning to beautiful estuaries, its coast very beautiful and remarkably well preserved – sandy beaches and mighty cliffs between those estuaries, amazingly little sprawling modern ugliness. Inland too, away from main roads, it remains surprisingly peaceful.
Among special coastal places are Dartmouth; sheltered Blackpool Sands; Slapton's long curve of pebble beach and nature reserve lagoon; the cliffs about Start Point and Prawle Point, Bolt Head and Bolt Tail; East Portlemouth's beach and Salcombe's location and views; Thurlestone proving that family seaside places don't need to be brash; Bigbury's huge sands and the fun of getting to Burgh Island; waterside, oak-wood-sheltered Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers; many others, less easy of access, are for you to discover.
Kingsbridge and Totnes, both old, attractive and small, are the towns at the area's heart; Plymouth – the West Country's biggest town, with Naval base, ferry port, theatre, cinemas, history, Hoe (great views) and Barbican (where the life is) – is on the area's edge. Dartington Hall is an arts centre (films, plays, music, dance) with lovely gardens. Pleasure cruisers ply the Kingsbridge estuary and Dart and Tamar rivers.
Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo: adjoining small villages beside the River Yealm estuary, sheltered by oak-wooded hillsides, popular for sailing, lovely for walking or just sitting. Essential shops (Newton Ferrers) and good food pubs. Low tide footpath across the creek. Tennis courts; riding stables. Pedestrian ferry to coast walk to Wembury (village), and secluded beach. Mothecombe (nearest sandy beach by car), 4 miles. Plymouth, 11.