Gillyweed, Noss Mayo

This stunning holiday rental home sits in a prime spot immediately next to Newton Creek in South Devon’s idyllic Noss Mayo. Arranged over three floors and part of an impressive conversion from a former malthouse, the property is beautifully presented. And its stunning position alongside the desirable Yealm estuary provides lovely views over the water and surrounding woodland, plus easy access for sailing and other leisure pursuits on the river.

3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6

Prices from £100 per night

WiFi available

Offroad parking for two vehicles

Features & amenities

Gillyweed is a stylish and comfortable terraced cottage set beside Newton Creek in Noss Mayo. It is one of nine homes converted from an historic malthouse and has been thoughtfully transformed to take full advantage of the spectacular waterside location.

The house is arranged over three floors and has been cleverly designed for comfortable living and maximum enjoyment of the surroundings. An open-plan layout creates a sociable, light-filled space. The home is finished to an exceptional standard throughout. Modern white walls, original artworks, and high-quality wood doors, floors and furnishings set a chic tone. The kitchen is a joy for keen cooks, with an eye-level oven and grill, an induction hob, and smart chrome, marble and glass surfaces.

Wide glazed folding doors in the living space create wonderful views over the creek, and opening onto a balcony, they provide the ideal spot to relax and watch the changing tides. French doors with a Juliet balcony overlooking the creek also feature in one of the double bedrooms on the top floor.

Outside, a small shared lawn sits between the house and the river, and a private tidal slipway is available for use by residents and guests on this terrace of properties.

  • Kitchen with induction hob and eye-level integrated oven/grill, microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine and dishwasher.
  • Bedroom 1 (second floor) has king size double bed with French doors and Juliet balcony.
  • Bedroom 2 (ground floor) has two cabin-style single beds.
  • Bedroom 3 (second floor) has twin beds.
  • Family bathroom (second floor) with bath, hand shower, toilet and wash basin.
  • Shower room (ground floor) with shower, toilet and wash basin.
  • Central heating and double glazing.
  • Off road parking for two cars.
  • Cot and highchair available by request.
  • Property not suitable for dogs.
  • Private slipway shared by properties on this terrace, usable at high tide.


Gillyweed is positioned next to Newton Creek at Bridgend, on the intersection between the villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers. These twin villages are a quiet and picturesque community near the south coast in Devon.

This holiday cottage is one of a small series of properties converted from an old malthouse building. Its proximity to the waterside makes it the ideal spot for anyone interested in sailing or paddleboarding – or who simply enjoys the sights and sounds of life by the river.

Newton and Noss, which wrap around the Yealm estuary, are a highly coveted but not overly busy spot in the south-west corner of Devon. Within a short stroll from this holiday let, you can find a selection of popular pubs, including The Swan, which is a great place to enjoy gastro food, coffee or an ice-cream beside the river – along with a range of beers, wines and other beverages, of course.

This area is renowned for its scenic walks, including a circular route which takes in woodland, lush countryside and breathtaking elevated views across the sea and coast.

Noss Mayo also provides the ideal staging point for great days out, with the beaches and rural allure of Devon and Cornwall, and the vibrant city life of Plymouth all yours to explore.

Getting there

By car
If travelling from outside the Westcountry, you can drive to Exeter then head west along the A38 (or along the A38 through Plymouth if coming from the west). From here, take the exit for Smithaleigh/Yealmpton and when you arrive in Yealmpton, turn left into Torr Hill and onto Ford Road. Proceed along the B3186, continuing into Newton Ferrers through Parsonage Road then Bridgend Hill. At Bridgend, where several roads meet at the end of the estuary, turn right onto Stoke Road, where you’ll find the Malthouse building almost immediately on your right.

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. Alternatively, there are numerous taxi services to take you on the remaining half-hour journey to your holiday house.

By coach
There are many coach services arriving at Plymouth. From here, you can either catch the local bus service to Noss Mayo if timings are suitable. A simpler option is to take a taxi for the remaining half-hour journey to your Noss Mayo holiday let.


Local attractions

Noss Mayo & Newton Ferrers

Less than 1 mile
It’s short walk to the heart of Noss village one way and Newton Ferrers the other, on the pretty, sloping banks of the estuary. This tranquil corner of the South Hams offers breathtakingly scenic 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 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 horseriding. 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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