In Noss Mayo, within 200 yards of its excellent pubs, an 18th cent. cottage flanked by equally historic neighbours, facing across a little access lane to its front garden (table/chairs) and the estuary. At the back, a terraced garden with shed (freezer) and steps up to sheltered decking (table/chairs) and lofty views between chimneys to the estuary. Inside, a comfortable home with lovely designer fabrics, furnishings and wall paints, beams and considerable charm. Front stable doors into living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and TV/DVD; double bedroom with TV and en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath, cupboard with washing machine and tumble drier). Stairs (5'10" ceiling in one place) from living room up to kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge, electric oven/gas hob) with granite worktops and back door to garden; another double bedroom (5' bed, limited clothes-hanging space) with en suite shower-room (suite). Arrival after 4pm. A lovely cottage.
Newton Ferrers/Noss Mayo: adjoining small villages beside the River Yealm estuary, sheltered by oak-wooded hillsides, popular for sailing, lovely for walking or just sitting. Essential shops (Newton Ferrers) and good food pubs. Low tide footpath across the creek. Tennis courts; riding stables. Pedestrian ferry to coast walk to Wembury (village), and secluded beach. Mothecombe (nearest sandy beach by car), 4 miles. Plymouth, 11.
Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with TV and en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin, 1 x first floor king size double bedroom with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin. Ground floor sitting room with sofa bed. First floor kitchen with dining area and back door to garden.
NOSS MAYO Newton Ferrers 1 mile; Plymouth 10 miles The tiny, pretty village of Noss Mayo is hidden away on the southern bank of the Yealm Estuary and is home to two good pubs. Across the water is the larger village of Newton Ferrers, and you can get between the two villages by a causeway at low tide and a seasonal ferry that operates a triangular route and calls in at the SW Coastal Path, Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers. Newton Ferrers has a local butcher, chemist and Post Office. The village pub has fantastic views across the water towards Noss Mayo and the creek. The area is blessed with many walks that meander along the waterside and across the fields, while to the north Dartmoor's high tors and open spaces beckon those who love wild country. The city of Plymouth with its shops, Marine Aquarium and Barbican quayside area is just 10 miles away.