Gara, Noss Mayo

This spectacular barn conversion is truly a one-of-a-kind Devon holiday let. The property is spacious, inviting and brimming with rustic character – and even comes with access to a fantastic communal indoor swimming pool. Gara’s location is idyllic – a quiet rural spot just moments away from the South Devon coast, with its gorgeous beaches and breathtaking craggy landscapes. Devon doesn’t get much dreamier than this.

3 bedrooms (plus mezzanine bedroom), sleeps up to 7

Prices from £130 per night

WiFi available

Off-road parking for two cars on the property

Features & amenities

Gara is a large family house that has been sensitively converted from its original use as a barn. It is now a bright, comfortable and modern home, but the building also proudly displays its heritage. Textured stone walls, old timber, and exposed roof trusses and ceiling beams deliver rustic charm and create a wonderful sense of atmosphere.

The house has been lovingly transformed for contemporary living. The enticing sitting room makes a dramatic statement with its towering vaulted ceiling and generous space. White walls, wood flooring and ample seating make this a homely and welcoming space. In the large farmhouse-style kitchen, a big dining set takes centre stage – perfect for family or friends to gather around the table while the cook of the group takes command at the range cooker.

The first floor living space opens via French doors to a raised decking area, which flows seamlessly onto a lawned garden. This offers plenty of space for enjoying the open air, with outdoor furniture here for relaxing and al fresco dining.

A lovely bonus to this holiday let is an indoor swimming pool, shared with other properties on the site – a fantastic feature to use whatever the weather.

What’s included at the property:

  • Sitting room on first floor, with a large corner sofa and occasional chairs, TV, coffee table and wood-burning stove, and featuring a high vaulted ceiling with exposed timber roof trusses.
  • Farmhouse-style kitchen-diner, with range cooker, microwave oven and a large dining table and chairs.
  • Garden and wooden decking accessible from sitting room via French doors – featuring outdoor tables and seating.
  • Bedroom 1 on the ground floor has a super king size double bed and an en-suite shower room attached, with a shower, toilet, wash basin and fitted units.
  • Bedroom 2 on the ground floor has a king size double bed.
  • Bedroom 3 on the ground floor has twin beds (this is a king/twin zip and link bed to allow for a versatile sleeping plan).
  • Mezzanine/Bedroom 4 located above the sitting room with a king size sofa bed (available on request). As well as a home office area with a desk, chair and monitor.
  • Family bathroom on ground floor, with large walk-in shower, toilet, wash basin and vanity unit.
  • Access to an indoor swimming pool, shared with other properties on Netton Farm.
  • Enclosed and private garden with patio, table and chairs, and barbecue
  • Central heating and double glazing.
  • Starlink satellite WiFi internet available throughout the property.
  • Off-road parking for up to two cars.
  • This property does not allow dogs.


Gara is located in a stunning rural spot near the sea, just outside the village of Noss Mayo in South Devon. As a converted barn on Netton Farm, it is surrounded by countryside and positioned away from roads, making this a wonderfully serene and quiet position. The house is also a short stroll away from South Devon’s stunning coastline one way, and from the idyllic villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers the other way. This enviable setting brings the best of all worlds.

This scenic corner of Devon was just made for leisurely walks. There’s a renowned circular route that takes you along the South West Coast Path – with its spectacular elevated cliffside views – and through woodland and open countryside, through to Noss Mayo.

The twin villages of Newton and Noss themselves are built around the gorgeous Yealm estuary, where you can choose from a selection of lovely waterside gastro pubs, pick up supplies from the local shop, and enjoy fantastic conditions for sailing, kayaking or paddleboarding.

Noss Mayo makes a great base for days out across Devon and Cornwall too. Discover breathtaking sandy beaches, ancient villages and the nearby seaside city of Plymouth, with its abundant shopping, culture, food and entertainment.

Getting there

By car
If visiting from outside the Westcountry, head to Exeter then west along the A38. Exit the A38 for Ermington A3121 Modbury & Yealmpton (Wrangaton Cross exit). Follow the A3121, and then the A379 to Yealmpton. When you arrive in Yealmpton, turn left into Torr Hill and onto Ford Road and along the B3186 into Newton Ferrers. Turn left into Bridgend Hill and turn into Stoke Road at the end of the estuary. Continue through Noss Mayo along Stoke Road then follow it up the hill and out of the village. Pass Rowden Court on the right and keep following Stoke Road until you meet Stoke crossroads. Turn right to Netton and pass Stoke National Trust car park on the left, and Netton Farm will then be found in a short distance on the right. Drive up the private drive and under the arch into the courtyard. Please note: There is a shorter route to Noss Mayo by a small lane, but this suggested route is more easily navigable on first visit.

By train
Catch a train service to Plymouth city centre. From here, you can catch a bus service to Noss Mayo, but it is infrequent. Or there are numerous taxi services to take you on the remaining half-hour journey to your holiday house in Noss Mayo.

By coach
There are many coach services arriving at Plymouth. From here, you can either catch the infrequent local bus service to Noss Mayo if timings allow, or for an easier option, take a taxi for the half-hour journey from Plymouth.



Having recently stayed at Gara I wanted to leave a review to say what a delightful holiday we had. From the moment we arrived in the beautiful setting, we knew we had found somewhere very special. The newly decorated barn conversion was gorgeous. Gara has been designed to an extremely high standard and was stunning, the photos don’t do it justice. We loved the attention to detail, which included iPhone stands and chargers in the bedrooms, a toothbrush charger in the bathroom and a basket of blankets in the lounge for cosy evenings. The kitchen was large and well stocked with equipment, we ended up cooking some evenings and there was everything we needed. The garden was lovely and a fantastic sun trap, the perfect place for a bbq and chilling with a good bottle of wine!

The cottage has the perfect location, a short walk to Noss Mayo where we found two fantastic pubs, the Swan, and the Ship, both serving great food and the service was so friendly. The converted barn is right next to the coastal path, with stunning scenery. We like to go for long walks, and run a lot, and found there were numerous places to do this without getting in the car, so perfect for us! There is also an indoor swimming pool which looked very inviting, but we ended up not using it as we found so many things we wanted to do! We were very impressed with the area and Gara was more than we could have asked for. We would highly recommend this barn conversion and using Devon Holiday Lets. We can’t wait to return.

My family stayed at Gara from 11th to 15th May and this is to let you know that we had a wonderful stay. The cottage has been beautifully converted and a great deal of thought put into the decor and little details, such as phone chargers in the bedrooms. The kitchen is very spacious and well equipped and the whole experience was one of great comfort.

The swimming pool was a great asset which we really enjoyed. The local area is so peaceful but also conveniently close to both the coastal path and local pubs/restaurants.

Gara was spotlessly clean when we arrived and we would thoroughly recommend it as a holiday destination.

Pauline W

Local attractions

Newton Ferrers & Noss Mayo

1 mile
It’s a short and scenic walk to Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo on the sloping banks of the Yealm estuary. This tranquil corner of the South Hams offers breathtakingly pretty walks, lovely traditional pubs, and opportunities for sailing and paddleboarding.

Mothecombe Beach

4 miles
Nestling in a rocky cove, this sheltered beach boasts soft golden sand, rockpools and shallow waters, making it perfect for a family seaside day out. What’s more, it backs on to classic rolling Devon landscapes and links to coastal paths with sensational views.


10 miles
Known as ‘Britain’s Ocean City’, Plymouth is a seaside city blending seafaring history and modern urban attractions. Discover the National Marine Aquarium, The Box museum, the cobbled streets of the Barbican, diverse shops, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and more.

Dartmoor National Park

10 miles
This ruggedly beautiful wilderness is the perfect place for rambling, mountain biking or horse riding. Climb the granite tors, explore ancient woodlands and enjoy a picnic while you take in the sensational views of this majestic and legendary landscape.

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