Newton Ferrers & 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 Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are hidden waterside gems. Both villages are a little slice of tranquillity just 10 miles from the urban sprawl of Plymouth. Surrounded by ancient woodland and creeks, they flank the banks of the beautiful Yealm estuary and are a haven for boat lovers, walkers and those who love good food and fresh air. They are packed with wildlife and have a secret, village that time forgot, atmosphere! If you're looking for thatched cottages and lovely pubs, then our beautiful villages will be right up your street! (or should we say 'lane!')

River Yealm

Noss Mayo is on the western side of the Yealm and gives direct access through woodland on to the South West Coastal Path, presenting some of the most stunning views of ragged coastlines, beautiful unspoilt coves and glorious countryside. Noss Mayo also has tennis courts, a church and 2 fabulous pubs - The Ship, and The Swan, both offering delicious home cooked and locally sourced food.

Noss Mayo

Newton Ferrers is slightly bigger and benefits from a waterside pub - The Dolphin - a butchers, a pharmacy, a post office, a co op and 2 cafes as well as the local church and beautiful woodland walks.

Newton Ferrers

Both villages offer hours of fun to be had on the water with crabbing off the quays - an absolute favourite with young and old, boat hire, paddle boarding and so much more. The Yealm yacht club hosts a multitude of opportunities for fun on the water and also has a wonderful bistro serving a wide variety of culinary delights.


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

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 is at the mouth of the Erme estuary and is owned and maintained by the Flete Estate. It is completely unspoilt, with the only buildings being an old boathouse and the lime kiln. With its soft golden sand, a little stream, rock pools and small secluded coves revealed at low tide, 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 is reached via a narrow road and slipway with bollards, giving 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. It's a long sandy beach at low tide but only a small beach at high tide. Coastguards welcomes dogs all year round.

Coastguards Beach

And of course, further afield there are a multitude of fun things to do and see!

For those who love to walk and explore, we have Dartmoor, the wild rugged expanse of open moorland with Tors galore; our beautiful Dartmoor ponies and wonderful historic pubs. Hugging our stunning coastline is The famous South West coastal path where you can dip in and out from villages all along the coast.

Coast Path Sign

We have Plymouth on the doorstep seeping in history with the historic Mayflower steps where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for North America in 1620 and the infamous Hoe where Drake finished his game of bowls before going out to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588. The historic Barbican is so vibrant and full of life, wonderful smells, 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 lots of outdoor music events.

Plymouth Hoe

For golf lovers we have some of the most spectacular courses set on cliff tops with views to distract even the most hardened players. Running along the stunning coastline of Bigbury Bay, Thurlestone Golf course is a mix of links and cliff-top terrain with the latter providing breath-taking views of the legendary 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.


And then there are all the wonderful odd and interesting villages, such as Salcombe, Noss Mayo, Modbury and Dartmouth where you can while away the hours (and pound coins!) watching the boats or children crabbing or purchasing a variety of local crafts.

What's not to love?!

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