Porthole Cottage, Noss Mayo

Step back in time at this character-filled 18th Century Devon cottage. Located only a few steps away from Noss Creek in the idyllic village of Noss Mayo, this property is perfectly positioned for a serene Westcountry break by the water. Moments from your doorstep, you’ll find a much-loved local pub serving great food and the South West Coast Path, which leads you on a scenic route out to the spectacular cliffside sights of the South Devon coast.

3 bedrooms, sleeps up to 6

Prices from £110 per night

WiFi available

Dogs welcome at this property

Features & amenities

This quintessential terraced Devon cottage is filled with quirky features and period charm. Dating back to the 1700s, the property has a comfortable and rustic interior and lovely secluded outdoor spaces in which to enjoy the open air of this peaceful Devon waterside setting.

Inside the cottage, you’ll find cosy yet spacious rooms. The thick, irregular stone walls offer a constant reminder of the heritage of this home, while the white finishes throughout keep it light and bright. The living room’s feature fireplace and exposed wooden beams further enhance the cottagey charm.

Porthole Cottage comes with some lovely outdoor spaces too. Step across the lane at the front of the house and you’ll discover a private garden with a patio and picnic bench, close to the foreshore of Noss Creek. At the rear of the cottage there is a terraced garden nestled on the sloping landscape – with a patio area secluded in mature planting and high stone walls – perfect for catching the sun and gazing out down the slope of the valley and across the village.

  • Large living area with plenty of comfy seating, electric fire set in the featured fireplace, and a large table, which can be used as a workspace/desk.
  • Large kitchen with dining table, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and television – with plenty of space for entertaining and large ceiling windows bringing in lots of natural light.

  • Separate utility room with washing machine and dryer and American football table.

  • Bedroom 1: Super king sized bed, plus en-suite shower room.
  • Bedroom 2: King sized bed.
  • Bedroom 3: Twin beds.
  • Family bathroom with bath, toilet and wash basin.
  • Terraced garden at the rear, with patios, table and chairs and other seating, secluded by walls and planting, and with beautiful views over the sloping banks of the village.
  • Garden and patio with seating just across the lane at the front of the cottage.
  • Parking for two vehicles on a private level area opposite the cottage at the front of the property.
  • Central heating and double glazing.
  • Dogs are welcome at the property.


Porthole Cottage is situated in a highly desirable spot near the water in the South Devon village of Noss Mayo. Set alongside a lane in the heart of the village, the house is ideally placed for the multitude of attractions and sights on offer here.

The proximity of the cottage to Noss Creek – an inlet of the Yealm estuary – is convenient for anyone who loves to get out on the water to row, paddle or sail. Or simply to sit and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the estuary, with its changing tides and a backdrop of the pretty twin villages of Newton and Noss, set among gently rolling hills.

Plus, the highly prized Ship Inn is literally only steps away from the cottage – ideally located if you fancy a pint or a glass of wine, and perhaps a meal from the pub’s excellent menu. Across Newton and Noss, you can also find a selection of other pubs, shops, tennis courts and children’s play parks.

The cottage is also positioned right on the South West Coast Path. This route around Noss Mayo takes you through some of Devon’s most picturesque walking territory. You can stroll through quaint winding country lanes, ancient woodland and open countryside, and out to clifftop paths with breathtaking viewpoints over the English Channel.

Getting there

By car
Travel along the A38 to Yealmpton. At a crossroad in the villages, turn down into Torr Hill (B3186) and continue onto Ford Road. Follow this road all the way into Newton Ferrers. Continue onto Parsonage Road then onto Bridgend Hill. Follow this road with Newton Creek on your right then at the head of the creek, take a sharp right round into Stoke Road. Take a right fork onto Revelstoke Road, then a sharp right round into Hillhead and onto Passage Road. Porthole Cottage is a short way along on your left with its parking space opposite, on the right of the lane, shortly before the Ship Inn pub.

By train
There are plenty of train services to Plymouth city centre. From here, there is a bus service to Noss Mayo but it is infrequent – you may find it easier to use one of the many taxi services available for the remaining half-hour journey to your holiday cottage.

By coach
There are numerous coach services serve Plymouth, arriving in the heart of the city centre. From here, there is a local bus service is available but it is infrequent. You may find it more convenient to take a taxi for the half-hour drive to Noss Mayo.


Local attractions

Noss Mayo & Newton Ferrers

Less than 1 mile
This holiday let is in the heart of Noss Mayo with Newton Ferrers around the other side of the creek. 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 spot 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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