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Luxurious Coastguards Cottage in Noss Mayo with Amazing Sea & River Views!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Magical hideaway at the Devon seaside - ideal for visitors of all ages

Description in English (for German look below - auf Deutsch weiter unten):

No 2 Coastguards Cottage is a luxurious and very charming former coastguards cottage set in one of Britain's most beautiful and unspoilt spots! The cottage is a rare treat for walkers, sea-life-lovers and nature lovers, for those with a 'spirit of adventure' as well as for those who simply like to relax and 'get away from it all'. The cottage is set amongst National Trust countryside, within an Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and located directly on the legendary South West coast path. It is one and a half miles away from the picturesque waterside villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers, where you can choose between two excellent local pubs. The cottage features truly stunning sea views to the front and glorious river views to the back. It is located only 10 mins walk away from Cellars, the nearest, secluded, tidal beach. No 2 Coastguards Cottage features a lovely rear garden with a small jacuzzi (available at small surcharge). The cottage is accessible via a partially asphalted, 1.7 mile long single track road with passing places, which leads you through a beautiful coastal forest (this road can be muddy in wet weather, but can be driven in any car). The cottage is part of three adjacent coastguards cottages. The owners live next door in No 1 Coastguards and are very happy to help guests with queries, but the cottage is entirely separate and private. The cottages were built around 1925 and were used as a fully functioning coastguards station until the 1980s. No 2 Coastguards Cottage has recently being re-decorated, and has been available as a holiday let for the first time since 2015. You can gain more detailed information and see more photos on our website: www.devonseasidecottage.com

Und jetzt auch noch einmal auf Deutsch! No 2 Coastguards Cottage ist ein luxuriöses und sehr charmantes ehemaliges Küstenwache-haus in einem der schönsten und unberührtesten Flecken Großbritanniens: der bezaubernden Süd-Westküste von Devon! Das Haus ist ein seltener Genuss für Wanderer, Liebhaber des Meereslebens und Naturliebhaber, für Abenteuerlustige, sowie für Gäste, die einfach nur entspannen und "weg von allem" sein möchten. Das Cottage liegt inmitten der Landschaft des National Trust, in einem registrierten Naturschutzgebiet von "außergewöhnlicher natürlicher Schönheit' und direkt am legendären South West Coast Path. Es ist anderthalb Meilen entfernt von den malerischen Küstendörfern Noss Mayo und Newton Ferrers, wo Sie zwischen drei ausgezeichneten lokalen Pubs wählen können. Das Cottage bietet einen wirklich atemberaubenden Meerblick nach vorne und einen herrlichen Blick auf den Fluss nach hinten. Es ist nur 10 Minuten zu Fuß von Cellars Beach entfernt, einer unverdorbenen, naturbelassenen Bucht die bei Ebbe einen grossen Strand anbietet, und bei Flut gut zum Schwimmen geeignet ist. No 2 Coastguards Cottage verfügt über einen schönen Garten mit einem Sommerhaus und einem kleinen Jacuzzi (gegen geringen Aufpreis). Das Cottage ist über eine teilweise asphaltierte, 1.5 Meilen lange, einspurige Straße mit 'turning places' zugänglich, die Sie durch einen schönen Küstenwald führt (diese Straße kann bei nassem Wetter matschig sein, kann aber in jedem Auto befahren werden). Das Ferienhaus ist eines von drei benachbarten Küstenwächterhäusern, die um 1925 erbaut wurden und die bis in die 1980er Jahre als voll funktionierende Küstenwachen-station betrieben wurden. No 2 Coastguards Cottage wurde kürzlich renoviert und ist seit 2015 erstmals als Ferienvermietung verfügbar. Die Besitzer wohnen oft nebenan, aber das Haus ist komplett getrennt und privat.

Die Umgebung ist so malerisch, dass hier viele 'Rosamunde Pilcher Filme gedreht wurden, sowie der Emma Thompson Film 'Sense And Sensibility'. Doch auch in der weiteren Umgebung gibt es viel Schönes zu erkunden: die ganze Südwest-kueste Devons und Cornwalls (Sie können Cornwall über das Meer hinweg vom Fenster aus sehen). Hier gibt es so hübsche Küstendörfer wie Dartmouth, Salcombe oder Kingsbridge. Das atemberaubend wilde Dartmoor ist auch nur 45min Autofahrt entfernt. Wenn Sie mehr Bilder und Informationen möchten, bitte gehen Sie zu unserer Website www.devonseasidecottage.com oder schreiben Sie uns doch mal - wir beraten Sie gerne!

More Details

Owner
Marie-Christine Brazier
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Marie-Christine Brazier

I am a former cabin attendant and primary school teacher and have worked in the UK as well as in Bali and Thailand. After travelling for many years, my husband and I chose this beautiful corner of Devon to settle in and to raise our daughter. We think it is one of the most stunning, unspoilt, serene places on this planet - and we have looked far and wide!

Marie-Christine Brazier purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Marie-Christine Brazier chose Noss Mayo

Because of its location - just look at the views! It's also a jolly cosy, comfortable and relaxing place which offers all comforts in the middle of utterly unspoilt Devon coastline countryside.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Noss Mayo in Newton and Noss

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome, but please keep them off all furniture and beds.
  • Dogs must be treated with effective flea & tick repellent 3 days prior to arrival. Vaccinations must be up to date.
  • Please close front gates to the property.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite with Master Bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , May be used as ensuite to Double Room if Single not used.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Glorious sea views.
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Glorious Sea View. En suite. Twin beds available on request
    Single Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Lovely River View. Large Bunk Beds - suits any age.
  • The Double Bedroom can be arranged with ensuite if Single Bedroom not used.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • reefs
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please note that the road from Noss Mayo to the property is a single track road with passing places, ca. one and a half miles long. It is a particularly beautiful road through a coastal forest and provides a stunning approach to Coastguards. However, the last half mile is not tarmaced. It is used by, and suitable for, all kinds of vehicles, but please drive with due care and be aware that it is a rural Devon track.

Reviews

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Luxurious Coastguards Cottage in Noss Mayo with Amazing Sea & River Views!
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews
5

Beautiful location, perfect place for a walking or beach break

  • 5 of 5

We came across No 2 Coastguards Cottages whilst on a walking weekend last Winter and immediately booked it for our next visit because of its incredible location with views over the sea on one side and up the river on the other. It is really exceptional with access to the coastal path on the doorstep and the secluded Cellars beach just a few hundred yards down a narrow path below the cottage.

The Cottage is welcoming, comfortable, well equipped and with many luxurious furnishings and nice decor. And everything worked easily and smoothly! The garden is an added bonus with a pretty summer house and hot tub (we didn't use it).

We spent our time walking (there are so many options for long and short walks), playing tennis, enjoying the beach, game of golf and generally relaxing. We barely used the car for 5 days, just walked to Noss Mayo for a meal at the fabulous Ship Inn or took the ferry to Newton Ferrers for alternative pub meal at the Dolphin and to get provisions. Our large dog was welcome everywhere we went.

The owner, Marie Christine, was so helpful and friendly - even welcoming us with scones, cream and jam. She and her family obviously take great care of the property and it is a lovely place to stay.

We will be back as soon as we can and we recommend it without reservation.

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Caroline and family and Zac-the-dog, Thank you so much for your lovely, detailed review. We are so glad that you enjoyed the cottage and its natural setting and that you and your dog felt so welcome everywhere! What a nice idea to take the summer ferry across and to get provisions that way, instead of taking the car to the village! I think you must be the first of our guests to do so. :-) We really do hope you'll be back! Very best wishes Marie
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5

Fantastic location with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

Idyllic spot, spacious airy cottage and charming immaculate garden. Not suitable for anyone seeking shops, noise and traffic! Lots of fun things to do right out of the gate. Our children aged 2-9 all loved it.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Coastguards for a four night break over the Easter holidays. We had a lovely time. The house has everything a family need and is set in a fabulous location. There are excellent walks right from the doorstep and plenty of information in the house regarding where to head to. The views are quite spectacular and we were lucky enough to enjoy some amazing sunsets. It was great to be able to leave the car for a few days and head out on foot. The owners are lovely and do a great job with this rental. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jackie, Stewart and family, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back one day! Best wishes Marie
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5

A truly amazing home from home within a tranquil location and setting

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately, we have to start with a negative, because we cant give this lovely cottage more than 5 * it actually desires 10 + - in short, superb location, the excellent proportioned accommodation is finished to a good standard with all the required accessories you'll ever need to enjoy a real home from home overlooking a quite breathtaking sea and countryside landscape. The views from the approach and the front of the cottage are spectacular, to say the least; however, you mustn't forget the views from the rear, they are equally as good. You really could just bring your toothbrush here and enjoy the splendors of the property and area, it's that good. From a hearty family of six with a dog to just a romantic getaway for couples, No.2 Coastguards Cottage, really has it all. Communication with a quite attentive owner who to us, quite obviously enjoys overseeing the rental of this beautiful place as much as the visitors enjoy staying there, really adds a further wow factor to the experience; a big thank you for that Marie, it seems the cottage is more of a labour of love to you, than just 'another holiday let'. To conclude, if you are thinking twice about staying here for either a short break or longer holiday, then don't, because we can assure you, that you will miss out on being able to enjoy its splendors and memory making capabilities - you must go and enjoy with whatever your favorite pastimes are.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Darren, Thank you so much for your lovely, heartfelt review! We are touched! :-) We are so glad you liked the cottage and we really hope you'll come back! With many thanks Marie
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5

Happy Christmas at Coast Guards Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas week at the beautiful and serene coastguards cottage, which was as magical as it can posibly be. The house was decorated elegantly with a lovely christams tree and cosy log burner. The proximity to the coast path and hot tub made welcome additions to the house which was perfect in every way. A wonderful spot off the beaten path which made cosying up with a book a real treat. The views from all aspects of the house were also stunning.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sophie and family (and dogs!), Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad you had a magical Christmas stay and enjoyed the house and its setting. Christmas is such a special time and it makes us especially happy when our guests can experience Christmas magic at Coastguards! We would love to welcome you back one day! Many thanks, Marie
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5

A beautiful house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The setting is incredible - with views of the sea to the front and the estuary to the back. The house was the cleanest we have ever stayed in, with all the facilities you could need. We made most use of the 'snug' sitting room with the wood-burning stove, as it was quite cold for much of the week (October half-term), but the larger conservatory sitting room would be fantastic in the summer. The bedrooms were large and comfortable and there are ample bathrooms. The garden is large and beautifully planted with lots of hidden 'rooms': would be lovely for children.

There are great walks straight from the door, including the amazing cliff-top walk. We made our way down to the nearest beach on one of the warmer days and even managed a brief and freezing swim. Would be a wonderful experience in warmer weather. The cottage is secluded but in good reach of days out - we drove to Exeter and to Dartmoor.

We were welcomed by a lovely basket of fresh flowers, scones, jam and clotted cream. Marie-Christine made sure that we had everything we needed, and very generously offered to let us stay an extra day as 'Storm Brian' had delayed our arrival. Thank you so much: we had a wonderfully relaxing break.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicola and family Thank you so much for such detailed and lovely review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay - we would truly love to welcome you back one day! With very best wishes Marie
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Exeter Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Ship Inn
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Local Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Boringdon Park Golf Club
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Plymouth
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
A 38
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Ship Inn
Nearest Ski
12 Kilometres
Plymouth Ski Slope
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Cellars Beach
Car: necessary

Things to do in our local environment:

Our area offers a genuine abundance of 'things to do'. Here are just some suggestions:

Explore the Villages/Tidal Pub Crawl

The villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers are little known jewels of Devon. They are located, in picturesque manner, on either side of the river Yealm and its off-spring, Newton Creek. At low tide you can walk from 'Noss' to 'Newton' in a few steps, via tidal walkways. This is important, as the villages' three pubs, the "Ship Inn' the 'Swan Inn' and the "Dolphin" are placed around the walkways - if you linger too long over your beer in the 'wrong' pub, you may find you have a long walk back! Noss Mayo - and its truly excellent and elegant Ship Inn - is only 30 min walk from our cottage.

Walk, Walk, Walk

The cottage surroundings constitute supreme walking territory. Coastguards is located directly on the South West Coast Path, so if you are planning to walk our sections of this 630 mile long coastal path, Coastguards would be an ideal base from which to do so.

However, you need not engage in such a long walking adventure - our area offers stunning walks of varying lengths, all of them offering awe-inspiringly beautiful coastal and river views.

Explore the Beaches

There are several lovely beaches within walking or bicycling distance from the cottage. Cellars beach, a large, partly pebbly, partly sandy beach, is only 10 min walk away. A little further afield, about 20 min on foot, is Warren beach - a very magical, secluded cove. Both Cellars and Warren are tidal beaches. If you feel like a glorious bicycle ride, or prefer to drive, Wonwell beach and Mothercombe beach are about 20 min by car or 50 min on bicycle. They offer huge expanses of sand at low tide. If you take the little local ferry, Wembury beach is about 1 hour on foot.

Water-Pursuits

We are surrounded by water - the calm waters of the beautiful River Yealm Estuary, and the many-tempered waters of the South West Coast. This makes No. 2 Coastguards a perfect base for water activities. Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are sought after sailing destinations and the local yacht club hires out boats, if you arrange this with them previously. Kajaking is very popular, too, and a beautiful way to explore the river estuary and the coastline. Diving is excellent and there are numerous ship wrecks in the area. Paddle-boarding is another popular pursuit - and some people surf or body surf at Wembury beach. You can, of course, also simply go swimming or snorkling: our local waters can be as green as the Med.

Other Local Outdoor Pursuits:

There are various outdoor activities other than walking or water sports to engange in around the cottage. Mountain bikers will love the scenic and yet 'cyclable' coastline. Foragers will find much to delight their culinary taste, especially in the cooler months: not only are there mushrooms aplenty; both Cellars and Warren beach have an abundant winkle population (for homemade winkle curries!), while the tidal beaches of the river Yealm are home to several over-productive Oyster colonies: if you know where to go, your bucket will be full in minutes! Coastguards is also a perfect place for observing wildlife. Peregrine Falcons are often spotted in the coastal skies, and at night, you may see owls swooping towards their prey. If you are very lucky, you might even spot dolphins, porpoises or whales in our waters.

You can, of course, also simply pack a picnic hamper, grab a bottle of wine and sit gazing out at the horizon - there are views aplenty.

Explorations Further Afield

You can easily spend your whole week at Coastguards and use your car only sparingly or not at all. However, there are also many places of great beauty and interest, all less than an hour's drive away from us. For yet more walking, there is Dartmoor, with its wild and awe-inspiring beauty. If you feel like exploring scenic towns or villages, the very picturesque coastal settlements of Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth offer much to their visitors. The old market town Tavistock, placed within Dartmoor National Park, is also worth a visit - its pannier market is still very much alive.

Stately Homes

There are several interesting National Trust properties within easy driving distance. Saltram House is nearest, on the outskirts of Plymouth - it featured in Emma Thompson's film version of 'Sense and Sensibility'. Near Salcombe, you can visit Overbecks - a beautiful coastal garden and house. Not far from Dartmouth, you will find Agatha Christie's recently opened summer home, Greenways, and its lovely gardens. Within Dartmoor National Park, you will find Sir Francis Drake's forner home, Buckland Abbey - complete with re-discovered Rembrandt, picturesque gardens, and a fascinating house. Just over the county border, in Cornwall, there is Antony House: it provided the setting for the recent film version of Alice in Wonderland.

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Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £200

If you wish to bring a pet with you there is an extra charge of £25 per week. We limit the number of pets to two. We have a downstairs only and off the furniture rule for all furry friends! :-)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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