This is a very special place and you will find, as we do, that once you cross the water to the cottage you relax from all cares, which somehow get left on the other side. You could just enjoy breakfasting on the terrace watching the river activity or reading one of the many books on the shelves, walking and visiting the pubs of the village. But for young and old it is a really excellent cottage for a truly 'Swallows and Amazons' holiday. It's a place for messing about on the water, crabbing off the private quay, swimming and kayaking to local beaches as well as walking the many National Trust paths.
You can walk the coastal paths to Wembury Beach where you can rockpool to your hearts content at low tide, and bodyboard when the surf's up.
If you like riding then you could just walk up the cliff path from the cottage to Wembury Bay riding school, http://www.wemburybayridingschool.co.uk or row across the river to Newton Ferrers Riding School http://newtonferrersequus.com
For those families with their own boat we can provide a mooring and the terrace allows those members who do not want to boat to observe much of the action.
The shops in the village of Newton Ferrers comprise the community run post office and store, now licensed to sell wine and beer, it also sells freshly made bread and croissants, although ordering the latter is important, a pharmacy, a local butcher and a cheese merchant. This local butcher sells the most delicious home-made pasties - a real 'must'. A Co-op shop remains open until late.
Noss Mayo also boasts two very good tennis courts, so bring your own rackets and balls and enjoy a good game in a lovely valley a ten minute walk across thriver form the cottage.
In the evenings, there are three pubs and a yacht club, all serving very good food. Alternatively, you can enjoy the sun setting on your own private terrace, with a barbecue and a bottle of wine or on Cellars beach with the Mew Stone as a backdrop.