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Waterside Cottage Overlooking the Yealm and Noss Creek

Bedrooms 3
Space 100 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Traditional Stone Built House in Noss Mayo, South Devon, England - Unspoilt Village Location, a Few Yards from the Water

This traditionally built stone house was constructed in the 1850's for our grandfather who was a boat builder, harbour master and skipper. There is private off road parking for two cars and a waterside patio which is ideal for watching life on Noss Creek and keeping an eye on children crabbing on Pope's Quay just below. There is a private quay if you wish to bring or hire a dingy. A cot, highchair and stair gate are all available if required. The local pub, the Swan Inn is just next door and the famous Ship Inn just a few minutes walk down the road. At low tide the 'voss' allows a five minute walk to the Dolphin Inn, post office and shops of Newton Ferrers. There is full gas central heating and all gas and electricity are included in the rental cost. I'm afraid we don't allow pets. Free broadband Wi-Fi is available throughout the house and most laptops and phones will connect out on the patio!

During the main summer season we will only take bookings from Friday to Friday. Outside the summer season we can be more flexible.

More Details

David Lewis
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2017

About David Lewis

Brothers Ian & David own the home between them. Ian has three grown up children who all love Noss and David has two younger children who love it too!

We both remember many happy holidays in Noss as children crabbing, fishing and messing about in boats. Now our own children are enjoying these same things.

David Lewis purchased this house in 1949

Why David Lewis chose South Hams

Our Grandfather bought the house in the 1920s and our mother was brought up there.

Dave loves the peace and quiet of an early morning coffee on the patio with only the sounds of the birds and a rowing boat coming in on the tide.

Ian's favourite time is coming home to a warm and cosy house after a freezing winter walk around the coast where the waves were crashing on the rocks.

But we both like being able to pop next door to the Swan for a beer, ordering a meal to be delivered to our private patio and watching the sun go down.

The children love being allowed to go to the park and the tennis courts independently, and playing games in the woods.

What makes this house unique

Unlike most properties in the village we have off road parking for two cars.

Wake up every morning to the ever changing scene of the tidal estuary and the wooded hillside opposite.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'We've had a fantastic holiday, the house is great, views brilliant.'

'Perfect location for relaxation and for coastal walks.'

'Have enjoyed this pretty cottage and village, the walks, the tides, even the mist. Thank you.'
Oct 2008
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Noss Mayo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Upstairs bathroom with toilet, bath and basin. Downstairs bathroom with toilet, basin and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , The single is a "trundle" bed that fits under the double.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5/6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 6ft. Super King bed & single "trundle" bed. Bedroom 2 with two single beds. Bedroom 3 with one single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The house is very family friendly and you will not have to rush round moving lots of ornaments above the danger level when you arrive! Please let us know when you book if you wish to use the trundle (single) bed in the master bedroom. Outside: There is a patio across the road right above the water which has a picnic table and sun shade. The Swan Inn is just next door and will deliver your meals directly to the patio. Utility Room: Washer-drier, microwave and dishwasher. Cleaning / Towels / Linen: Bedlinen, towels and tea towels are included and beds will be made up ready when you arrive. The house will be cleaned before and after your stay. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: Porch has space for wellies, shoes, crabbing lines, buckets, spades, sun shade and paddles.


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Waterside Cottage Overlooking the Yealm and Noss Creek
average rating of 4.5 based on 3 reviews
Kentish Town London

Quiet quayside, friendly neighbours, great views

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and warm accommodation with well-equipped kitchen (we love cooking!) We know the area really well so looked for somewhere that was convenient for the very good local shops (chemist, butcher, post-office, Co-op and three pubs) and the wonderful variety of walks both along the SW Coastal Path and inland along the picturesque wooded walkways.The house has an abundance of space, light and views across the creek. At low tides you can walk across the causeways to the other parts of the estuary.Parking was off-road and the private patio overlooking the creek is a real bonus. We'll be back

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy and fab location

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic week as a family of 4. great allocation, plenty of space, cosy and warm in winter. I would strongly recommend this as a holiday cottage

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Nearest Barpub
5 Metres
Swan Inn
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Old Cellars
Car: recommended


The nearest beach (Old Cellars) is a pleasant half hour walk, or 5 minute drive and 10 minute walk.


The house is just over 10 miles from Plymouth and if you like walking or cycling then a car is not a necessity. There is a regular bus service every couple of hours to Plymouth via Yealmton.


There are no longer any shops in Noss but over the river in Newton Ferrers there is a post office and general store, a chemists and a small but very well stocked Co-op. When the tide is low you can walk to Newton in a few minutes. It's about 20 minutes walk when the tide is in. There is a children's playground in Noss just behind the two tennis courts. All three local pubs (and the yacht club), are great for food and drink, and there are plenty of other eating places within a few miles.

Further Details:

The nearest leisure centre is Ivybridge which has a nice swimming pool. For luxury food shopping can I suggest the Riverford organic farm shop in Yealmpton - they also have a great cafe!

The house has free broadband Wi-Fi and a land line telephone with free evening and weekend calls. We ask people to leave money to cover daytime or calls abroad.


Rates & Availability

Noss Mayo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early May BH
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late May half term
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Jul 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Just before summer
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct half term
Oct 20 2017 - Nov 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Xmas New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $447.38

Booking Notes:
40% discount on the weekly price for short breaks (4 nights or less) booked less than a month in advance - off peak times only!
You will be expected to pay if you incur significant phone charges for international, mobile or daytime phone calls.

Changeover Day:
Fridays. Arrive after 3pm and leave before 10am to allow for cleaning. Some flexibility in off peak times for weekends etc.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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