The Post House has been completely refurbished to offer spacious accommodation in the heart of Noss Mayo, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The large open plan living/dining room provides a comfortable place to enjoy the breathtaking views of the estuary. Enjoy dinner on the large terrace as the sun sets over the river or wander below to Popes Quay with a beer from the nearby Swan Inn to watch the many river activities (including the Regatta and fireworks in August). Walk to The Ship for fine food or at low tide cross the causeway (and get diverted by a spot of crabbing on the way) to the pretty village of Newton Ferrers, The Dolphin and the shops. At high tide use our kayaks to secure fresh breakfast croissants from the local Community store. The coastal path is nearby and can be walked with suitable pushchairs. Some lovely beaches (offering rock pooling to surfing) are within 15-40 mins, whilst Plymouth, the National Marine Aquarium and the historic Barbican are 20 mins drive.
- House129 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
4 Bedroom, 3 bathroom house - In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning views down the estuary
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- Jun 13, 2018
About Peter Norman
We set up South Hams Holiday Homes in 2007 to offer homes with a difference. We are on the look out for properties that can offer a spectacular holiday either through its location or its amenities. The Post House is our first venture and after extensive renovation came on to the market in May 2010. Whilst unassuming on the exterior it met our criteria by offering outstanding views, and providing a great base for an all round family holiday. And it wasn't a plunge in the dark. We stayed there for 3 years with our family of four (that's them making the splash in the water with the dog looking on), saw the potential and decided to buy it. We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do.
Peter Norman purchased this House in 2007
Why Peter Norman chose Noss Mayo
We both come from Tavistock in Devon but Peter only discovered the South Hams when I took him there for a surprise on his 40th Birthday. It was instant love and we have holidayed in the area ever since. Nine of those 10 years have been in Noss Mayo/Newton Ferrers. What attracts us to the area is that it has escaped the ravages of most tourist spots in Devon/Cornwall including the prestigious Salcombe/Kingsbridge areas. This is in no small part due to its proximity to Plymouth that means the community has a very active working base alongside its retirees and holiday homes, that gives the neighbourhood a home from home feel. This really comes out during the regatta weeks where the competition between the two communities on opposite sides of the creek is very intense.
What makes this House unique
The Post House is in a pivotal position within Noss Mayo village overlooking Pope's Quay - the hub of the village's summer activities. Built in the 1920s it is prominent amongst the 18th/19th century fisherman cottages and provides one of the more spacious holiday homes in Noss Mayo with ample living space that takes full advantage of uninterrupted views down the estuary. Moreover given its location, it is unusual in Noss Mayo in enjoying sun all day long and the terrace provides the perfect space to enjoy this maybe with a meal served to you by the Swan Inn. With the estuary on your doorstep your kids have ample chance to engage with nature away from their screens with hours of pleasure to be had mucking around, on or in the water.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Wonderfully appointed, fabulous views
We have just returned from a weekend in Noss Mayo and can’t praise it enough. From the minute we booked the owner was in contact with details and helpful tips, and on arrival we were touched to find a welcome tray. The house is really large, there were eight of us but there was plenty of room for ten. We also took our Labrador and were a little worried as to how we would limit her to the kitchen. That was solved with a small gate through which she could see us while we were in the lounge. Perfect. It also had just about everything your own home would have. Our party contained three open water swimmers and the proximity to the estuary meant they all managed a swim on each of the days of our break. They also made good use of the kayaks. The roads are very narrow and we have a very wide car, causing some hairy moments, but that’s all part of the charm if, like us, you live in a city. The weather was poor, pretty cold and wet, meaning we couldn’t get any use out of the outdoor terrace. That was a great shame as the views from there are spectacular.
All in all I would not hesitate to use this owner, and his wonderful property, again.
Comfortable well equipped well positioned property
On arrival the outside of the property made us a little apprehensive about what the inside would be like. We need not have worried as all was in good order, well furnished and decorated. All the furnisher was excellent
And the beds comfortable with good linen & bathrooms. Everything was clean & tidy. The kitchen had everything we needed, we enjoyed the spaciousness of the rooms and the views from the windows had wonderful views of the creek. It was both peaceful and full of activity as the tide went in and out .For those who like kayaking and swimming it would be perfect, especially for children.We enjoyed walking to the Ship for some evening meals which were very good with lovely staff. During the day we liked to cross the "voss" (a path exposed at low tide) to Newton Ferrers post office, the Co-op and excellent butcher, (great pasties). The Dolphin Pub
Was a great place for a drink on their terrace, a real Suntrap! Yes we had gorgeous weather, very lucky! We recommend The Post house to anyone who can cope with steep hills in this attractive unique area , and quite a few stairs in this 'upside down' 3 levelled house.
What a fantastic place, great views. Excellent
Great place, great views. Everything that you would need for a relaxing weekend away. Close to some lovely walks and pubs. It was perfect for us, as we all have little ones. The park was great too.
We are delighted that you had such a good time in Noss and that you were able to enjoy some of the walks. Hopefully we'll see you back some day.
Lovely house in beautiful location of Noss Mayo
We have stayed at the Post House three times now. We take a different group of friends every time and the house is perfect. Very spacious, clean, airy comfortable accommodation with stunning views across the estuary from the sitting room, bedrooms and terrace - the terrace is a lovely place to sit with a drink and take in the stunning views. The owner is most helpful and friendly, his customer service is excellent, from start of booking until the end. He provides detailed helpful information and always answers any queries we've made, immediately. We especially like the little extra touches he provides, like the bottle of wine! We would highly recommend this property to our friends and relatives, and we are planning to go again for our fourth visit, next year. It is in a beautiful village, from where you can do some great walks. You can go crabbing, the house is virtually beside the water. The house provides two kayaks - great fun! There are two excellent pubs in Noss Mayo and another in Newton Ferrers. The Ship especially does excellent food. The house also has membership to the village tennis courts. Local beauty spots such as Bigbury on Sea, Burgh Island, Wembury beach, Salcombe are all close by and it's the perfect South Hams location for visiting all the delightful towns and villages and attractions in the area and of course Dartmoor. Plymouth is also only a short drive away. Also in the house, there are lots of books and videos for a rainy day! Whether you want a nice relaxing holiday visiting the beautiful South Hams area of Devon, or a more action packed holiday, you couldn't pick a better place than the Post House in the gorgeous villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers. Thoroughly recommend. We can't wait to go again.
Perfect property to rent for families in Noss Mayo
We had the most amazing 4 day break in Noss Mayo in early September 2017. We contacted Peter about renting his house for a few days as we had a friend over from California and we wanted to show her a quintessential English town. The correspondence, professionalism and efficiency of Peter in allowing us to organise a hassle free family break was fantastic. His house is perfectly set up for two families to come and stay and enjoy the amazing surrounds of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers. Being next door to the Swan Inn is ideal with parking right outside the property and only a small walk across to the Ship Inn. Mothecombe Beach, Burgh Island and a walk out to the coast from the property are a must. Peter was also extremely helpful in providing as much information about what to do around the area which was very insightful. Definitely booking again. We loved every minute of it. Enjoy! Marc
Marc, I am glad we could help and make it a memorable stay for you and your American guest. With so much to explore, don't hesitate to come back
Another perfect stay in Noss Mayo
This is the second time we've had the pleasure of staying at the Post House in Noss Mayo. We never normally return to holiday destinations (too many places to explore in the world!) but we all fell a bit in love with charming Noss Mayo and the Post House after our first trip here 4 years ago and we vowed to break our usual rule and return. Happy to say we weren't disappointed - its such a very special place.
The Post House gets five stars alone for its brilliant location. Its right on Pope's Quay overlooking the ever changing view of the creek , and the amazingly stunning vista of the bay from the living room window . Coffee cup in hand, watching the bay come to life, seeing the sunlight move across the ripples of the creek... mornings don't come much better than this! .
Our holiday group (2 families with kids ranging from 3 to 9 years old) could have spent all week long without leaving Noss Mayo, mucking about on the quay crabbing and messing about in the kayaks.
One of the highlights of our trip from both our trips to Noss Mayo for one of my sons was his daily "job" of going to get the freshly baked pain au chocolats and croissants for the breakfast table, which meant a short paddle over the creek (with dad) to get the provisions from the shop over in Newton Ferrers. We contemplated buying some the night before and sticking them in the oven to reheat, but to be honest, half the fun was in the ride across the creek every morning, and I'm sure it made them taste that bit better! .
The house itself is a lovely home away from home - very comfortably appointed and nicely decorated, with comfy beds and quality appliances. Kitchen is very well stocked with all the pots pans and (sharp) knives and common utensils you need - which is so rarely the case with holiday accommodation. It really is somewhere you can relax in and call home for a week or two.
Other things to note: great beaches nearby (we tend to hang around Bantham/ Bigbury on Sea / Mothecombe , but there are loads, so take time finding your favourite spot). Our favourite pub in Noss is the Ship, but the Swan is literally next door to the property so it would be rude not to have a cheeky pint there!
Peter the owner has been an absolute delight to deal with - prompt, efficient, very amenable to various requests .
I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this property. I have no doubt our families will be back again anyway!
The Farmer and Dennis families
Special interest holidays: Regatta weeks in Noss Mayo are great fun where you can join in the rivalry between Noss and Newton villages. Events include crabbing, swimming, tennis and allcomers rowing competitions and are held late July and August. Other events: British Firework Championships held annually in Plymouth is a must see event best viewed from Mountbatten and is normally held mid-August. Routes des Princes - European multi-hull sailing race in June along side P1 Powerboats, Armed Forces Day and Plymouth Race Week. For a full calendar of Plymouth events for the time you want to visit see: http://www.visitplymouth.co.uk/whats-on Coast/Beach: The South West Coastal path runs almost through Noss with the famous Revelstoke Drive within 1 mile of our front door. Nearby beaches: Cellar-1.25 miles. Shingle/sand, small ideal for portable BBQs Stoke-1.5 miles, coarse sand. Lovely location Mothercombe-5 miles. Sandy, rural, cafe in car park Wembury-9 miles. Great rock pooling, cafe, surfing, mini Marine Centre. Bigbury-14 miles. Long sandy beach, Surf School. Walk or sea tractor to Burgh Island and its famous hotel and Pilchard Inn. Travel: Exeter Airport (45 mins) has flights to and from a variety of UK and European destinations including Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guernsey, Isles of Scilly, Jersey, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich, Salzberg, Chambery, Paris, Dublin, Amsterdam, Alicante, Malaga and Geneva, in addition to offering a number of holiday flights Plymouth Ferry Terminal (30 mins) runs ferries to and from Roscoff and Santander. Bristol Airport (2 hours: 20mins) Distances: The house is in the heart of Noss Mayo Newton Ferrers is approx 1.5 miles by road, and just a few mins walk via the 'voss' at low tide Modbury (antiquey) 9 miles Cornwood (Dartmoor) 10 miles Plymouth 7 miles Woodlands (family leisure park) 11 miles: http://www.woodlandspark.com/ Kingsbridge 16 miles Totnes (crafty) 22 miles Tamar Trails (activity centre) 27 miles: http://www.tamartrails.co.uk Looe 30 miles Dartmouth 30 miles Polperro 34 miles Exeter 40 miles The Eden Project 45 miles Further Details: Newton Ferrers: Post Office/Stores (order your morning croissants), Butchers (good pasties/pie), Pharmacy (and shoes!) and small Co-op. Up the hill try the quaint Tea on the Green cafe Riverford Organic Shop: 3.5 miles, (veg, meat, fresh fish, deli, all sorts of groceries and lovely cafe) Supermarkets: Morrisons (7 miles) and Sainsburys (8 miles). Plymouth: the historic Barbican, Mayflower Steps and Museum, the fabulous Hoe seafront and lighthouse, Aquarium, theatres, cinema complex, Saltram House, and many guided water activities: diving, fishing, leisure and power boat trips. There are a couple of lovely foot ferries: one takes you to Mount Edgecombe Park with its gardens, walks and views over the Sound; and the other to the picturesque and historic seaside villages of Kingsand and Cawsand Plymouth Fine Dining: Tanners, River Cottage Canteen & Deli, or Rhodes @ the Dome (not tried) Dartmoor is only 8 miles away with the Two Moors Way (or if you prefer the Coast to Coast path this can be accessed from nearby Wembury), or South Brent (10 miles) and leads to the beautiful walks around the Avon Dam Resevoir. Widecombe, Haytor Rocks and Becky Falls are further afield. There is a riding stables just outside Newton Ferrers and for some non-road cycling there is a beautiful, mostly wooded and relatively easy cycle track (10 miles) along a disused railway up the Plym Valley from Plympton to Clearbrook (where you will conveniently find the Skylark Inn!). Tunnels, viaducts and ancient mineworkings provide intrigue along the way. Totnes has a fabulous amount of independent shops and a classic motte and bailey castle and stone keep. There is also a Steam Railway line here running to and from Buckfastleigh and you can also access Dartmoor Otters and Buckfastleigh Butterflies and the award winning Rarebreeds Farm from the station's doorstep. Tamar Trails Activity Centre (1 hour): Hire cycles and explore the Great Devon Console Mine or go tree surfing, or canoe the Tamar