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Waterside Cottage Overlooking the Yealm and Noss Creek

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
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
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

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 Noss Mayo

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:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 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.


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Waterside Cottage Overlooking the Yealm and Noss Creek
average rating of 4.5 based on 7 reviews

A real holiday home in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We (four adults) really enjoyed our week's stay.

The house and village were a real joy. While not an uber smart Instagram house Waterside Cottage is a real holiday home - very comfortable, with everything you need, and in a fantastic location. The kitchen is well equipped, the beds are comfortable, the shower strong, the cottage has parking- and the locals super- friendly.

This is a place where you could stay put and enjoy yourself or use it as a base to explore.

We spent hours sitting /eating/drinking on the river side patio enjoying the ever-changing views and people watching. It was extremely handy for a pub(with restaurant)- the Ship is a 3 min walk , well sign posted coastal walks, Plymouth ( we used the bus from the village to get there), Saltram NT.

The pub right next door to the cottage, the Swan, was closed during our stay for a refit, but the Visiter' Book suggestions about it are positive.

The village has two excellent tennis courts and a boule pit. Across the river in Newton Ferrers, which you can walk to at low tide across the river, is another pub, post office/community shop, butcher and a Co-op.

We also used Jon in the village(07967 133705) to do a boat trip along the coast and up the estuary.

Communications with owner David before and after our stay were excellent, and our deposit was returned promptly.


  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review of 53 Noss Mayo! I'm glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay there. We never set out to be an "Instagram house" and this is reflected in the fact that we don't charge "Instagram house" prices! It's nice to hear that you took full advantage of the village sports facilities and the bus service. I understand that The Swan is now open again with new management. I hope you will visit again at some time in the future.
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Charming cottage and location

  • 4 of 5

This was a winter stay for us so were unable to enjoy all the local benefits a summer holiday would bring. The cottage was spacious, clean and well equipped and handily located next to a pub.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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It was a lovely Victorian property in a great position with a garden & well equipped.n

  • 4 of 5

Noss Mayo is a very pretty place and no 53 is in a superb position with a garden & patio overlooking the creek. We had everything we needed in the house & were very comfortable. The Ship Inn across the vows was excellent and handy for meals as well as The Swan.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

First time in the area and we loved it. The house has a friendly atmosphere and is well planned for the newcomer. The view onto the water below never failed to inspire, whatever the weather.

The shops and pubs were friendly and there were plenty of walks and healthy outdoor things for the family to do every day, boating/crabbing etc..

Noss Mayo is well placed to visit Dartmouth, Salcombe, Plymouth and all the varied beaches nearby. We drove a fair bit, but that was our choice as we wanted to see as much as possible.

Needless to say, we'll go back.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: March 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: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit $331.74

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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