Newton from Noss

LOCAL SHOPS: Newton Ferrers, accessible via the Voss causeway at low tide, has Traditional Butcher, Post Office with Café, Chemist, well-stocked Co-op (ATM), Riverford Farm Shop (Yealmpton). Local farm veg and eggs stall in Noss.

PUBS: Noss Mayo has two waterside pubs, the Ship Inn and The Swan (photos below) where you can sip your evening drink on Pope's Quay in the evening sunshine. Further afield: The Rose & Crown in Yealmpton, Treby Arms in Sparkwell, Ship Inn at Ugborough to name but a few.

The Swan and The Ship - click any image to enlarge and for < slideshow >

WALKING: Plenty of local walks in the immediate vicinity - it is a 15 minutes walk to the Coastal Footpath and a stunning circular walk round the headland is a must!


There are local beaches to explore and the long sandy stretches of Mothecombe Beach are within striking distance.

PLYMOUTH: the historical and vibrant waterfront.....
Theatre Royal, cinemas, large department stores and restaurants, bistros and waterfront cafés to suit all tastes.

Head for The Barbican - the old historical part is worth a visit including the Mayflower Steps, Plymouth Gin Distillery and if, like us, you are fond of eating fish, a visit to the Fish Market before 11am is advised. Local ferries from Mayflower Marina will take you out on fishing trips or local estuary exploration. The Aquarium is fun for children.

NEARBY TOWNS: Totnes, Kingsbridge, Modbury, Dartmouth all worth exploring and have a wealth of interest.

GARDENS: Several local ones (see notice board for events), National Trust properties include Cotehele, Antony House, Coleton Fishacre, Saltram, Castle Drogo, Lanhydrock, Agatha Christie's former home and garden at Greenway, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project, Overbeck's in Salcombe and The Garden House (Buckland Monachorum), Dartington Hall all worth visiting.

STUART LINE CRUISES - Jurassic Coast Cruises from Exmouth.

Many golf courses nearby: Bigbury, Boringdon Park, Sparkwell, Elfordleigh, Staddon Heights