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Luxurious Coastguards Cottage in Noss Mayo with Amazing Sea & River Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Magical hideaway at the Devon seaside - ideal for visitors of all ages

Description in English (for German look below - auf Deutsch weiter unten):

No 2 Coastguards Cottage is a luxurious and very charming former coastguards cottage set in one of Britain's most beautiful and unspoilt spots! The cottage is a rare treat for walkers, sea-life-lovers and nature lovers, for those with a 'spirit of adventure' as well as for those who simply like to relax and 'get away from it all'. The cottage is set amongst National Trust countryside, within an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and located directly on the legendary South West coast path. It is one and a half miles away from the picturesque waterside villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers, where you can choose between three excellent local pubs. The cottage features truly stunning sea views to the front and glorious river views to the back. It is located only 10 mins walk away from Cellars, the nearest, secluded, tidal beach. No 2 Coastguards Cottage features a lovely rear garden with a small jacuzzi with river views (available at small surcharge). The cottage is accessible via a partially asphalted, 1.5 mile long single track road with passing places, which leads you through a beautiful coastal forest (this road can be muddy in wet weather, but can be driven in any car). The cottage is part of three adjacent coastguards cottages which were built around 1925 and were used as a fully functioning coastguards station until the 1980s. No 2 Coastguards Cottage has recently being re-decorated, and has been available as a holiday let for the first time since 2015. The owners live next door at times, but the cottage is entirely separate and private. You can gain more detailed information and see more photos on our website:

Und jetzt auch noch einmal auf Deutsch! No 2 Coastguards Cottage ist ein luxuriöses und sehr charmantes ehemaliges Küstenwache-haus in einem der schönsten und unberührtesten Flecken Großbritanniens: der bezaubernden Süd-Westküste von Devon! Das Haus ist ein seltener Genuss für Wanderer, Liebhaber des Meereslebens und Naturliebhaber, für Abenteuerlustige, sowie für Gäste, die einfach nur entspannen und "weg von allem" sein möchten. Das Cottage liegt inmitten der Landschaft des National Trust, in einem registrierten Naturschutzgebiet von "außergewöhnlicher natürlicher Schönheit' und direkt am legendären South West Coast Path. Es ist anderthalb Meilen entfernt von den malerischen Küstendörfern Noss Mayo und Newton Ferrers, wo Sie zwischen drei ausgezeichneten lokalen Pubs wählen können. Das Cottage bietet einen wirklich atemberaubenden Meerblick nach vorne und einen herrlichen Blick auf den Fluss nach hinten. Es ist nur 10 Minuten zu Fuß von Cellars Beach entfernt, einer unverdorbenen, naturbelassenen Bucht die bei Ebbe einen grossen Strand anbietet, und bei Flut gut zum Schwimmen geeignet ist. No 2 Coastguards Cottage verfügt über einen schönen Garten mit einem Sommerhaus und einem kleinen Jacuzzi (gegen geringen Aufpreis). Das Cottage ist über eine teilweise asphaltierte, 1.5 Meilen lange, einspurige Straße mit 'turning places' zugänglich, die Sie durch einen schönen Küstenwald führt (diese Straße kann bei nassem Wetter matschig sein, kann aber in jedem Auto befahren werden). Das Ferienhaus ist eines von drei benachbarten Küstenwächterhäusern, die um 1925 erbaut wurden und die bis in die 1980er Jahre als voll funktionierende Küstenwachen-station betrieben wurden. No 2 Coastguards Cottage wurde kürzlich renoviert und ist seit 2015 erstmals als Ferienvermietung verfügbar. Die Besitzer wohnen oft nebenan, aber das Haus ist komplett getrennt und privat.

Die Umgebung ist so malerisch, dass hier viele 'Rosamunde Pilcher Filme gedreht wurden, sowie der Emma Thompson Film 'Sense And Sensibility'. Doch auch in der weiteren Umgebung gibt es viel Schönes zu erkunden: die ganze Südwest-kueste Devons und Cornwalls (Sie können Cornwall über das Meer hinweg vom Fenster aus sehen). Hier gibt es so hübsche Küstendörfer wie Dartmouth, Salcombe oder Kingsbridge. Das atemberaubend wilde Dartmoor ist auch nur 45min Autofahrt entfernt. Wenn Sie mehr Bilder und Informationen möchten, bitte gehen Sie zu unserer Website oder schreiben Sie uns doch mal - wir beraten Sie gerne!

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Marie-Christine Brazier
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Marie-Christine Brazier

I am a former cabin attendant and primary school teacher and have worked in the UK as well as in Bali and Thailand. After travelling for many years, my husband and I chose this beautiful corner of Devon to settle in and to raise our daughter. We think it is one of the most stunning, unspoilt, serene places on this planet - and we have looked far and wide!

Marie-Christine Brazier purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Marie-Christine Brazier chose Noss Mayo

Because of its location - just look at the views! It's also a jolly cosy, comfortable and relaxing place which offers all comforts in the middle of utterly unspoilt Devon coastline countryside.


Noss Mayo Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but please keep them off all furniture and beds.
  • Dogs must be treated with effective flea & tick repellent 3 days prior to arrival. Vaccinations must be up to date.
  • Please close front gates to the property.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Ensuite with Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , May be used as ensuite to Double Room if Single not used.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Bedroom - 1 double , Glorious sea views.
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Glorious Sea View. En suite. Twin beds available on request
    Single Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Lovely River View. Large Bunk Beds - suits any age.
  • The Double Bedroom can be arranged with ensuite if Single Bedroom not used.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • forests
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Please note that the road from Noss Mayo to the property is a single track road with passing places, ca. one and a half miles long. It is a particularly beautiful road through a coastal forest and provides a stunning approach to Coastguards. However, the last half mile is not tarmaced. It is used by, and suitable for, all kinds of vehicles, but please drive with due care and be aware that it is a rural Devon track.


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Luxurious Coastguards Cottage in Noss Mayo with Amazing Sea & River Views!
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews

Absolutely stunning cottage, cannot be recomended enough.

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect get away from it all cottage. Upon first walking in, it certainly had the wow factor, a beautifully converted and updated cottage that would not look out of place in Home and Gardens, it was spotlessly clean. Even better was the bunch of roses and the scones, jam and clotted cream left to welcome us. The cottage is tucked away down a long and narrow lane but that means that it is all the more isolated with stunning views and walks along the costal path. There is a small beach within 10 minutes walk, it is exposed when the tide goes out, was perfect for snorkelling. An even better beach was 30 minutes walk away. Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers are so much nicer than Salcombe. They were right that September was the sunset month, we saw four fantastic sunsets looking over the water to the west, worth going just to see that. Would we go back, absolutely, this was the best Owners Direct cottage that we have stayed in, it made it a very memorable family holiday. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: DearJoanna and Clive and family, many heartfelt thanks for such a lovely, detailed review! We are so glad you enjoyed No 2 Coastguards and its setting - and we are glad the sunsets came out in force for you! :-) We do hope you will come back one day - we will always welcome you warmly! With many thanks and very best wishes Marie
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Happy Christmas at Coast Guards Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas week at the beautiful and serene coastguards cottage, which was as magical as it can posibly be. The house was decorated elegantly with a lovely christams tree and cosy log burner. The proximity to the coast path and hot tub made welcome additions to the house which was perfect in every way. A wonderful spot off the beaten path which made cosying up with a book a real treat. The views from all aspects of the house were also stunning.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sophie and family (and dogs!), Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you had a magical Christmas stay and enjoyed the house and its setting. Christmas is such a special time and it makes us especially happy when our guests can experience Christmas magic at Coastguards! We would love to welcome you back one day! Many thanks, Marie
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A beautiful house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The setting is incredible - with views of the sea to the front and the estuary to the back. The house was the cleanest we have ever stayed in, with all the facilities you could need. We made most use of the 'snug' sitting room with the wood-burning stove, as it was quite cold for much of the week (October half-term), but the larger conservatory sitting room would be fantastic in the summer. The bedrooms were large and comfortable and there are ample bathrooms. The garden is large and beautifully planted with lots of hidden 'rooms': would be lovely for children.

There are great walks straight from the door, including the amazing cliff-top walk. We made our way down to the nearest beach on one of the warmer days and even managed a brief and freezing swim. Would be a wonderful experience in warmer weather. The cottage is secluded but in good reach of days out - we drove to Exeter and to Dartmoor.

We were welcomed by a lovely basket of fresh flowers, scones, jam and clotted cream. Marie-Christine made sure that we had everything we needed, and very generously offered to let us stay an extra day as 'Storm Brian' had delayed our arrival. Thank you so much: we had a wonderfully relaxing break.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicola and family Thank you so much for such detailed and lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay - we would truly love to welcome you back one day! With very best wishes Marie
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Very Good

  • 4 of 5

Lovely week, very comfy, hated the noisy saniflow system though!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We are glad you liked the cottage and had a lovely week! We are sorry that one of the three toilets in the cottage is a Saniflow one. We wanted to add an ensuite toilet for the comfort of our guests and installing a Saniflow system was the only way to do so. However the main bathroom is not on Saniflow. With very best wishes Marie
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Beautiful location, the views were extra special. Lovely cottage with all we needed. thank you!

  • 5 of 5

The special location of this cottage really made our holiday . Perfect for walking as you are on the coastal path.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Rachael and family Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed No 2 Coastguards and its special location. We hope to welcome you back one day! Many thanks Marie
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A glorious family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We booked both cottages for our extended family. It was perfect. We spent days on the beach, walking the headland and playing in the garden and never needed to go further afield. Cellars beach was ideal for us - my 6 year old granddaughter wrote - 'It is a very good beach, you can paddle and you can swim and build sand castles. There are rock pools to look in and children's rock climbing' It certainly kept our 4 busy for a week.There was lots of space for everyone and all the resources we needed to enjoying cooking and sharing together. Our young children were thrilled by the toys - it was so thoughtful to make this provision. We only had one really wet day but the cottages were plenty big enough and well resourced to make an indoor day perfectly enjoyable for everyone.

The only slight difficulty was not having a big enough space for all 13 of us to eat together, but we worked around it.

I would highly recommend these cottages, we felt we had been treated as honoured guests.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Liz, many heartfelt thanks for your detailed, thoughtful, lovely review. We are so glad the cottages worked so well for your family holiday and that you enjoyed the local environment. Your granddaughter's words about Cellar's beach made us all smile - a special thanks to her! We very much hope to welcome you back one day! With very best wishes Marie
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Ship Inn
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Local Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Boringdon Park Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A 38
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Ship Inn
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Plymouth Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Cellars Beach
Car: necessary

Things to do in our local environment:

Our area offers a genuine abundance of 'things to do'. Here are just some suggestions:

Explore the Villages/Tidal Pub Crawl

The villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers are little known jewels of Devon. They are located, in picturesque manner, on either side of the river Yealm and its off-spring, Newton Creek. At low tide you can walk from 'Noss' to 'Newton' in a few steps, via tidal walkways. This is important, as the villages' three pubs, the "Ship Inn' the 'Swan Inn' and the "Dolphin" are placed around the walkways - if you linger too long over your beer in the 'wrong' pub, you may find you have a long walk back! Noss Mayo - and its truly excellent and elegant Ship Inn - is only 30 min walk from our cottage.

Walk, Walk, Walk

The cottage surroundings constitute supreme walking territory. Coastguards is located directly on the South West Coast Path, so if you are planning to walk our sections of this 630 mile long coastal path, Coastguards would be an ideal base from which to do so.

However, you need not engage in such a long walking adventure - our area offers stunning walks of varying lengths, all of them offering awe-inspiringly beautiful coastal and river views.

Explore the Beaches

There are several lovely beaches within walking or bicycling distance from the cottage. Cellars beach, a large, partly pebbly, partly sandy beach, is only 10 min walk away. A little further afield, about 20 min on foot, is Warren beach - a very magical, secluded cove. Both Cellars and Warren are tidal beaches. If you feel like a glorious bicycle ride, or prefer to drive, Wonwell beach and Mothercombe beach are about 20 min by car or 50 min on bicycle. They offer huge expanses of sand at low tide. If you take the little local ferry, Wembury beach is about 1 hour on foot.


We are surrounded by water - the calm waters of the beautiful River Yealm Estuary, and the many-tempered waters of the South West Coast. This makes No. 2 Coastguards a perfect base for water activities. Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are sought after sailing destinations and the local yacht club hires out boats, if you arrange this with them previously. Kajaking is very popular, too, and a beautiful way to explore the river estuary and the coastline. Diving is excellent and there are numerous ship wrecks in the area. Paddle-boarding is another popular pursuit - and some people surf or body surf at Wembury beach. You can, of course, also simply go swimming or snorkling: our local waters can be as green as the Med.

Other Local Outdoor Pursuits:

There are various outdoor activities other than walking or water sports to engange in around the cottage. Mountain bikers will love the scenic and yet 'cyclable' coastline. Foragers will find much to delight their culinary taste, especially in the cooler months: not only are there mushrooms aplenty; both Cellars and Warren beach have an abundant winkle population (for homemade winkle curries!), while the tidal beaches of the river Yealm are home to several over-productive Oyster colonies: if you know where to go, your bucket will be full in minutes! Coastguards is also a perfect place for observing wildlife. Peregrine Falcons are often spotted in the coastal skies, and at night, you may see owls swooping towards their prey. If you are very lucky, you might even spot dolphins, porpoises or whales in our waters.

You can, of course, also simply pack a picnic hamper, grab a bottle of wine and sit gazing out at the horizon - there are views aplenty.

Explorations Further Afield

You can easily spend your whole week at Coastguards and use your car only sparingly or not at all. However, there are also many places of great beauty and interest, all less than an hour's drive away from us. For yet more walking, there is Dartmoor, with its wild and awe-inspiring beauty. If you feel like exploring scenic towns or villages, the very picturesque coastal settlements of Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth offer much to their visitors. The old market town Tavistock, placed within Dartmoor National Park, is also worth a visit - its pannier market is still very much alive.

Stately Homes

There are several interesting National Trust properties within easy driving distance. Saltram House is nearest, on the outskirts of Plymouth - it featured in Emma Thompson's film version of 'Sense and Sensibility'. Near Salcombe, you can visit Overbecks - a beautiful coastal garden and house. Not far from Dartmouth, you will find Agatha Christie's recently opened summer home, Greenways, and its lovely gardens. Within Dartmoor National Park, you will find Sir Francis Drake's forner home, Buckland Abbey - complete with re-discovered Rembrandt, picturesque gardens, and a fascinating house. Just over the county border, in Cornwall, there is Antony House: it provided the setting for the recent film version of Alice in Wonderland.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $276.97

If you wish to bring a pet with you there is an extra charge of £25 per week. We limit the number of pets to two. We have a downstairs only and off the furniture rule for all furry friends! :-)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.