Battery Cottage

noss mayo

From £341

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1 bedrooms

Up to 2 guests


Key Features

  • Property code: BATTE
  • Changeover day: Friday
  • Access statement available
  • Near beach
  • Central heating
  • Parking (see description for details)
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden or outside space
  • Nearby pub or restaurant
  • Washing machine
  • Waterside
  • WiFi


Battery Cottage is built on the site of a 14th century fortification that still retains evidence of the dry moat. This delightful retreat for two, part of the owner’s home but totally separate, is set in an unrivalled position close to the mouth of the Yealm estuary.  From Noss Mayo the cottage is reached along a mile long drive, half of which is unmade,  through National Trust woods that border the estuary. The South-West Coastal Path passes in front of the cottage and there are some exceptional views of the sea from many points along the path. A fairly steep and narrow path leads down to a shingle cove, Cellars Beach, 300 metres away and ideal for swimming. Walkers will revel in this wonderful spot, or the romantic of heart can sip a glass of wine while watching the sun setting over the sea from the beach. The cottage, all on one level, is deceptively spacious and beautifully presented with lovely oak floors and attractive furnishings.. It is perfect for a couple or family with a young baby. The cottage is supplied with its own spring water which is UV treated. A welcome basket is provided for you on arrival. 

SHORT BREAKS may be available at this cottage during the low season.  Please call Toad Hall Cottages to book.

"Beautiful cottage and location. It lived up to our expectations and more. All the lovely touches made our stay a pleasure."  Sue and Barnie

French doors lead into the bright living room with sofa, chairs, TV, DVD, stereo CD player and flame effect fire. Dining table to seat 4. Well equipped and beautifully fitted kitchen with ceramic hob, built-in oven, fridge/freezer, microwave and washing machine. Spacious double bedroom with superking 6ft bed, fitted wardrobes and French doors to the garden. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

The cottage is reached along a mile long drive, half of which is unmade, through National Trust woods that border the estuary and form part of the South West Coastal path. Private area of garden with a small paved area provided with table and chairs. The coastal path runs in front of the cottage garden shielded by a wall.

Parking area available beside the cottage.

  • Included: Bed linen (either a king size duvet or two single duvets are available), towels, beach towels, electricity, central heating (oil). High chair available on request, babies most welcome. 
  • No smoking.
  • Telephone: Telephone available for outgoing emergency calls. Mobile reception variable. WIFI available. Please note - broadband service is not fast by any means. This service is suitable for light use i.e. daily email checking or holiday planning, but it is not suitable for Skype, downloading or streaming films, iplayer.
  • Beach: 300 metres.
  • Pubs: In Noss Mayo, 1 mile.
  • Shop, pub and restaurant: In Newton Ferrers, 2.5 miles by road or 1.5 miles at low tide across the causeway between the two villages.
  • Plymouth: 11 miles.

June 2019

The owners were very kind, considerate and welcoming and added to our wonderful stay

June 2019

We loved our stay at Battery cottage! It was so relaxing, a perfect holiday cottage in a stunning location.

March 2019

Yes,enjoyed our visit, owners were extremely welcoming. Drive/ distance to the village was longer than expected and became a bit tiresome. Feel that this cottage is best suited to couples who want to be within walking distance of the beach and coastal path rather than those looking to utilise a car to explore further afield. Fire extinguisher should be located in a more accessible place. Not out of reach on top of a high cupboard

February 2019

Excellent cottage with lots of extras

October 2018

Lovely property providing the perfect place to stay on the fabulous Devon Coast. You even arranged the weather !!

June 2018

We enjoyed our stay very much. We went to the Ship for supper once, but only because we felt we ought to get out. We also drove out to walk along to Bolt Head one day, again because we felt we ought to get out. Neither was necessary, as Battery Cottage and the coast path on the doorstep was delightful enough to stay in for the entire week. Though we did take the opportunity to stock up on fresh milk. I'm sure we'll be back.

May 2018

Such a lovely cosy and comptable place, very clean and full of extras I didn’t expect, lovely couple but left me. Alone which is what I wanted

May 2018

Faultless! An idyllic cottage in a beautiful location, only drawback was having to go home.

April 2018

No it was great. We loved the cottage and the location. There is a very good chance we will be back.

March 2018

We enjoyed our stay immensely but I do think there should be mention of the narrowness of the long approach road which we thought quite daunting as there are very few passing places. Also it would have been helpful to have information on crossing the river at low tide and how to access the actual crossing place. We only found it as we saw 2 people on it!!

Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, despite the narrowness of the lane approaching the property, which is shown on the satellite images of the property and its access on our website. We thank you for your comments which we have passed to the owners, and look forward to welcoming you again in the future.The Toad Hall Team.

- The Toad Hall Team

March 2018

Great cottage, very cosy in a particularly cold week. Lovely welcome basket and home made flapjack. Spotlessly clean too.

October 2017

A delightful cottage in a beautiful area. We received a very warm welcome from the owners. The cottage is well equipped and warm and comfortable. We will definitely return.

September 2017

Fabulous cottage, clean, cosy, and in a perfect location! (Right on the coast path and 300 meters (down steep path) to great swimming beach.

August 2017

Yes we had a lovely time. Cottage well equipped and comfortable. Fab location. Val and Anton very welcoming.

July 2017

We enjoyed our stay but found the track to the property challenging. We feared meeting another vehicle from the opposite direction & having to back! Cars parked in passing places at the wk end made it nigh on impossible to pass anything! The property was very well equipped & all very clean & homely. We would not have chosen it if we had realised how difficult it is to get down to the beach. My husband being disabled found it limiting . But we have no complaints about the actual property. It has taught us that we must take more care in finding a property more suitable for us.

July 2017

had a lovely stay at the cottage the owners very welcoming this cottage not ideal if you are wanting to use the car to go to places as the roads very long and narrow,there are some lovely walks from the cottage you cannot see the sea from the sitting area in the garden and it is by a very busy footpath so not private (it is a coastal path)and the sitting room on full view there is no mobile reception or wfi ,which is ideal if you are using this cottage as a winding down holiday but not suitable for anybody who needs to stay connected

Many thanks for your comments, Battery Cottage is indeed a fairly remote retreat as described and pictured on the website, situated adjacent to the South West Coastal Path, and a welcome escape for some, from the connectivity of wifi and mobile phones. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. from the Toad Hall Team.

- The Toad Hall Team

May 2017

We absolutely loved this cottage and its surroundings. A nice welcome from the owners. We never feel we will go back to somewhere we have been before as there are so many places in the world to visit but we both felt we would return to this cottage at some time in the future. Just perfect and that's despite 3 rainy days!

May 2017

It was our 3rd visit to Battery Cottage. We have always enjoyed our stay there as it is our favourite holiday cottage and the owners always make us very welcome.

May 2017

Superb location,very comfortable accomodation

April 2017

The cottage is in an idyllic spot in the South Hams, and we couldn't fault the quality of the cottage in any way. Also, Val was the perfect owner, very attentive and approachable while not being intrusive.

April 2016

This was the best equipped cottage that we have stayed much attention to detail that we wanted for nothing. We were made to feel so welcome by the owners. Location superb with walking for miles from the door.

January 2016

Wonderful cottage, very comfortable. Excellent location very peaceful and handy for the coastal path walks. We hope to return.

August 2015

An excellent hokiday experience with great service from Toad Hall and very helpful and hospitable cottage hosts. Would absolutely recommend to others.

May 2015

The property was exactly as described on the website. The owner was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The cottage is located in a lovely area and ideal for those who enjoy walking.

April 2014

This was the first time that we'd used Toad Hall but it certainly won't be the last. The staff that we had contact with were tremendous and helped us to find a suitable property that fitted our budget, and they came up trumps with a stunning place that we didnt want to leave.

April 2014

An absolute gem of a place in every way. Stunning location, beautifully appointed cottage and the owners are a lovely and very helpful couple. Cant recommend it enough and will be back.

March 2014

A lovely romantic bolt-hole with fantastic walking and setting.

March 2014

We really appreciated the attention to detail put into the cottage. We will miss having a beach 200 meters away and walking straight out into the coastal path.

March 2014

Our 3rd visit and every bit as relaxing as the last 2. We never tire of the walk along the coastal path or the cycle ride on the Plymbridge trail. Thank you Val and Anton for their hospitality.

February 2014

very good care and hospitality from the owners

January 2014

Lovely cottage- cosy, comfortable, well-equipped and ideally situated for walking and those seeking a more secluded, peaceful location. Circular walk highly recommended, as is the wonderful Ship Inn. The owners were very friendly and conscientious, too. This was a real find and we would definitely return!

July 2013

Battery cottage is and ideal place to wind down. Great walking and base for touring. Lovelly cottage away from the crowds and very helpful owners A great holiday

April 2013

Wonderful location, breathtaking views. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. Will definitely return.

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