Rose Cottage, Noss Mayo

This captivating Devon cottage by the water has so much to offer. Perched beside Newton Creek in Noss Mayo, this gorgeous stone-built house combines period character with stylish, spacious living and luxury modern features – including a stunning roof terrace overlooking the Yealm estuary. Enjoy a relaxing break one of Westcountry’s most picturesque spots just a short distance from the South Devon coast.

4 bedrooms, sleeps up to 8

Prices from £100 per night

WiFi available

Offroad parking available on the property

Dogs welcome

Features & amenities

Rose Cottage is an idyllic property with a fantastic range of features. The home is abundant in cottage character, with its exposed stone walls, charming oriel windows, beamed ceilings, and oak and slate flooring, plus a feature fireplace fitted with a cosy wood burner.

This heritage blends beautifully with high-standard modern touches. The large classic Shaker-style kitchen is equipped with a range cooker and an island with breakfast bar – a dream for keen cooks. Skylights, large patio doors and vaulted ceilings help balance the cosy cottage feel with a sense of space and light.

Perhaps the house’s most impressive contemporary twist is the roof terrace, discreetly set into one of the property’s roofs. This offers a magical elevated spot for relaxing in the fresh Devon air while taking in stunning views along Newton Creek and across the lovely sloping banks of Newton and Noss villages.

Rose Cottage also offers fantastic outdoor space, with a pretty garden, large landscaped grounds, and a serene patio area with an outdoor table and chairs – an enticing spot for an alfresco meal.

  • Open plan sitting and dining room on first floor, with large dining table, comfy sofa and armchairs, wood burner in fireplace, and two sets of sliding doors opening onto patio.

  • Kitchen on first floor with Shaker-style units, range cooker, granite work tops, integrated appliances including dishwasher, and island with breakfast bar, plus a built-in sound system.

  • Bedroom 1, on First Floor – a spacious room with a super king size double bed, storage that includes a clothes hanging rail, a high vaulted ceiling with exposed roof beams, and amazing views over the estuary. Bedroom connected to an en-suite shower room with large walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.

  • Bedroom 2, on Ground Floor – a spacious room with a king size double bed, storage and an exposed beam ceiling.

  • Bedroom 3, on Ground Floor, has a double bed, chair and storage.

  • Bedroom 4, on Ground Floor, has a double bed, wall-mounted television and storage.

  • Study/sunroom, with a sofa bed which can be used as an alternative for one child (as no single beds in bedrooms). Has skylights with blackout blinds.
  • Family bathroom on ground floor, with bath, walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin.
  • Cloakroom on ground floor.
  • Study area, with chair, desk and lamp, and an additional seating area.

  • Roof terrace sunk into roof, with two table and seating sets, and incredible views over Newton Creek and across the Yealm estuary (only available to use from May to September as access can be slippery during the winter months).

  • Large landscaped grounds featuring gardens, a patio, lawns and woodland.

  • Parking area with plenty of space for multiple vehicles, and path to back door.

  • Up to two dogs welcome to stay.

  • Central heating and double glazing.

  • WiFi internet available.

  • Owing to the many steps inside and outside, this property may be unsuitable for very young children or those with limited mobility.


Rose Cottage is located in Noss Mayo close to the edge of Newton Creek, part of the tidal River Yealm. Noss Mayo, together with its sister village Newton Ferrers, is a desirable and highly scenic corner of South Devon, a short distance from the English Channel coast.

The position of this unique holiday cottage so close to the estuary affords stunning views from the house, roof terrace and gardens. It also provides convenient access to the water for sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding and other water-based pursuits. Or simply to enjoy the sights and sounds of life beside the river on the sloping banks of this gorgeous estuary.

Newton and Noss have plenty to offer during your holiday – a choice of family-friendly pubs that serve great food, plus a shop, Post Office and butchers. Plus, you’ll find some of Devon’s most scenic and serene nature walks. Wander through ancient woodland, winding lanes and glorious countryside. Take in the breathtaking cliffside views out to sea as you explore the renowned South West Coast Path. Venture on a day trip out of the village to discover sandy beaches, the raw beauty of Dartmoor and the urban allure of nearby Plymouth.

Getting there

By car
Travel along the A38 to Yealmpton and turn down into Torr Hill (B3186). 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. Shortly after the road forks off left, drive up the road past the property a little way and turn near the church at the junction – you can then more easily access the driveway next to Rose Cottage to reach to the rear of the property to park.

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 let.

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 near the intersection between Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers, with easy access to all that these villages offer. 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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