Cottage | 8 bedrooms | sleeps 15

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

In the heart of Noss Mayo, at the end of the tidal inlet opposite the Ship Inn, is this fabulous detached, riverside house. Ultra-modern and stylish, the interior is cleverly laid out with river-facing balconies for the mesmerising views. Small, creekside, lawned and paved garden (table/benches, barbecue) and forecourt (small stream outside) and direct access to foreshore (dinghy/canoe launching - bring your own or hire locally). One hundred yards to village tennis courts and playing field, Nat. Trust woodland, water taxi stops (seasonal) and two child-friendly, good food pubs.

Double gates open to garages and forecourt. A few steps up to ground-floor hall with stairs to first and second floors. Spread over three levels (stairgates) are two light and spacious living/dining/kitchens with oak floors, six bath/shower-rooms and seven/eight bedrooms - four double (5' beds), one single/dressing room, and three twin (2'6" beds zip-linkable to 5' doubles).

On the ground floor: at the front, large living room with sofas, TV/DVD and children's table/chairs, dining table and hideaway 'kitchen in a cupboard' (double hotplate, sink, fridge) and glass doors on two sides with fabulous river and village views and access to the garden; three bedrooms (limited clothes-hanging space) – a double with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower), and two twins/doubles sharing a family bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Separate staircase up to the master double (5' bed) through which a single bedroom/dressing room, with en suite bathroom (suite plus bath-shower). Steep steps down to utility room/garage (washing machine, tumble drier, table tennis).

On the first floor: at the front, an L-shaped, open-plan living/dining/kitchen with windows on three sides; at one end, comfy sofas, TV/Sky/DVD and iPod dock and, at the other end, smart kitchen (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, 6-burner gas range-style cooker) with granite worktops; in between, big dining table and glass sliding doors to wrap-around corner balcony (captivating river views). Twin bedroom (wardrobe on landing); limestone bathroom (bath, shower cubicle, washbasin) and separate loo (washbasin). Back door. From the landing (desk/chair), stairs up to second floor and two double bedrooms (sloping ceilings) with TV/DVD and balconies (views) and two en suite shower-rooms (suites)/dressing rooms. Stairgates.An absolutely smashing property with river, boating, pubs and walks all nearby. Best for maximum of 14 adults. Pets permitted in garage only. Damages Deposit £400. Arrival after 4pm.

Size Sleeps up to 15, 8 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, Telephone, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (7), Double beds (4), Cots (1)
Other Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Secure parking
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 5 star.

The West Country region

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.

Plymouth

Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo: adjoining small villages beside the lake-like 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, and secluded beach. Mothecombe (nearest sandy beach by car), 4 miles. Plymouth, 11.