Noss Mayo

Coastal Walks

We are so blessed to live in such an area of outstanding natural beauty and if you are planning to come on holiday to the wonderful South Hams you will discover that once isn't enough - you will want to return year after year.

Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo

The villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers are hidden waterside gems. Both villages are a little slice of tranquillity just 10 miles from the city life of Plymouth. They flank the banks of the beautiful Yealm estuary and are perfect for walkers, boat lovers, and those who love good food and fresh air. If you're looking for quaint cottages and characterful pubs, then these are the beautiful villages for you.

River Yealm

Noss Mayo is on the southern side of Newton Creek, with direct access through woodland to the South West Coastal Path, with stunning views of beautiful unspoilt coves, rugged coastlines and glorious countryside. Noss Mayo also has tennis courts, a church and 2 fabulous pubs - The Ship and The Swan, both offering good beer and delicious home cooked, locally sourced food.

Noss Mayo

Newton Ferrers is the larger village with rows of waterside cottages with a unique sunny microclimate. As well as the local Dolphin pub and Yacht Club there is a butchers, pharmacy, post office, Co-Op and 2 cafés as well as the local church and beautiful woodland walks.

Newton Ferrers

Both villages are ideal for hours of watery fun, with crabbing off the quays, canoeing, boat hire, paddle boarding and much more. The Yealm yacht club hosts a multitude of opportunities for fun on the water and also has a wonderful bistro with excellent food.


The South Hams beaches range from little bays full of exciting rock pools to explore to glorious wide sandy expanses. The whole area is a paradise for sailors, kite surfers, canoeists, kayakers and fishermen. Surfers delight in the waves at Bantham whilst paddle boarders enjoy the many estuaries and even a paddle around the famous Burgh Island with its Art Deco hotel.

Bigbury Sea Tractor

Our closest beaches are the hidden cove of Cellars, accessed either via the coastal footpath or by boat, and Mothecombe Beach.

Cellars Beach

Mothecombe, owned and maintained by the Flete Estate, is at the mouth of the Erme estuary. With the only buildings being an old boathouse and the lime kiln, it is completely unspoilt. Low tide reveals soft golden sand, a little stream, rock pools and small secluded coves. It really is the perfect beach. Dogs are not permitted on Mothecombe Beach between 1st May to 30th September.


Around the corner is Coastguards Beach, which welcomes dogs all year round. Coastguards, a long sandy beach at low tide but only a small beach at high tide, is reached via a narrow road and slipway with bollards. This allows access for wheelchairs, horse riders, wind surfers, canoes and surfboards. There is only turning room with parking available at the top of the hill in the car park.

Coastguards Beach

Further afield in Devo nand the South Hams there are a multitude of fun things to do and see!

For walkers and explorers, we have Dartmoor, a wild rugged expanse of open moorland with Tors galore; beautiful Dartmoor ponies and wonderful historic pubs. Alongside the spectacular coastline is the famous South West coastal path where you can dip in and out from villages all along the coast.

Coast Path SignNearby Plymouth on the doorstep is dripping with history, such as the historic Mayflower steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for North America in 1620 and the famous Plymouth Hoe where, according to the story, Drake finished his game of bowls before going out to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588. The historic Barbican and Sutton Harbour are vibrant and full of life, artists' studios, ice cream and fishing boats galore. The Royal William Yard, the Grade 1 former Royal Naval victualling buildings, is a must for foodies with wonderful restaurants and monthly outdoor Farmers' Market.

Plymouth HoeGolf lovers can enjoy some of the most spectacular courses set on cliff tops, with views to distract even the most dedicated players. Running along the stunning coastline of Bigbury Bay, Thurlestone Golf course is a mix of links and cliff-top terrain with breath-taking views of Thurlestone Rock to the East and the beautiful Avon Estuary and Burgh Island to the West. The course is one of the most exhilarating with majestic rocky seascapes above the coves where smugglers used to operate. It is also ideal holiday golf - not too severe, with quite generous fairways but the wind, of course, can blow with a vengeance. Bigbury on Sea is also a challenging yet forgiving coastal golf course, with stunning views in all directions.


Elsewhere in the South Hams are wonderful odd and interesting towns and villages such as Totnes, Salcombe, Modbury and Dartmouth, each with its own unique history and atmosphere.

What's not to love?!

So why not call Patsy today on 01752 830409 / 07722294060 to discuss your holiday requirements