Magical hideaway in Noss Mayo at the Devon sea - ideal for visitors of all ages
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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 Newton and Noss
Because of its location - just look at the views! It's also a cosy, comfortable and relaxing place which offers all comforts in the middle of utterly unspoilt, exquisitely beautiful Devon coastline countryside.
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What an amazing location - stunning views ans great walking, with the hot tub to look forward to
We loved our stay in Coastguards Cottages. A real escape but with a great pub within walking / cycling distance. Lovely walks, stunning views from the front and back of the house and Marie-Christine was a lovely host who was incredibly helpful when we needed help but also left us to our own devices. Would have loved to have had another week down there. Thank you!
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you had an enjoyable stay and we hope you'll be back some day!
Beautiful holiday home
Stunning location and very comfortable home with a sense of generosity.
Thank you for your lovely review! :-) We hope to see you back here one day!
Lovely peaceful spot
Perfect location for a short break
Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the autumn sunshine! :-)
Lovely old cottage, far bigger than expected. Sunshine all day with fantastic sunsets in the evening.
It is in a perfect quiet remote position, ideal for peace and quiet, direct access to SW coast path, village 25 min walk to the Ship Inn!
Highly recommend for peaceful holiday, hot tub was relaxing too!
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you had a nice stay and hope to welcome you back one day!
A cosy cottage in a beautiful part of Devon. Very friendly owner. Highly recommend!
No 2 coastguard cottages
The cottage is set in such a beautiful place. Stunning views whichever way you look. The cottage is big enough for 6 people comfortably and the owner Marie was lovely and informative. We had a great time despite not particularly great weather.
Thank you for your kind review - I am glad you enjoyed your stay!
We do hope to see you back one day.
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.
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.