- Property code: BLUESK
- Changeover day: Friday
- 2 or more bathrooms
- Access statement available
- Near beach
- Central heating
- Parking (see description for details)
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Real fire
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
Blue Skies is a most delightful, tastefully presented South Devon holiday home from home which will enchant the visitor with its lovely views of the estuary and surrounding cottages of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo. Decorated and furnished in a comfortable, contemporary style with an open fire, it makes for a great holiday destination at any time of year and it also has a sunny rear patio and terrace, with the added benefit of parking for two cars. The cottages of Noss Mayo and its twin village of Newton Ferrers crowd the edges of this pretty estuary and either village can be accessed at low tide via a linking causeway. The area, though popular as a holiday destination retains a peaceful atmosphere, disturbed only by the bustle of colourful activity on the water, as this is a haven for yachts and those who love messing about in boats. Both villages have excellent inns, serving locally caught seafood and other delicious local fare and there are some literally stunning walks along the nearby South West Coastal Path. If you can drag yourself away from this pretty spot, some of Devon’s famous sandy beaches are within easy striking distance as is the beautiful Dartmoor National Park and the dramatic Celtic county of Cornwall is less than 10 miles away.
Please note: property suitable for a maximum of 5 adults.
Steps up from parking area to entrance hall with pine floorboards extending throughout the house. Kitchen with shaker style units and granite effect worktops, electric cooker with ceramic hob, larder fridge (additional fridge with separate freezer and washing machine in utility) dishwasher and microwave. Lounge/diner with large picture window with seating looking out over the rooftops to the estuary. Large leather sofa (converts to a 4ft 6in double) faces the open fireplace with TV, armchair, two beanbags and large bay window seat. Oak dining table which extends to seat 8. A few steps up to landing and the family shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, WC and heated ladder towel rail. Bedroom 1 : Large single/double bedroom with a day bed which can be used as a 3ft single bed or converted to form a double. Bedroom 2: Twin children’s room with two 2ft 6in beds, built in wardrobes and bureau/desk. Further steps up to very spacious, light and airy Bedroom 3: Master bedroom with lovely views, king-size double bed, bedside cabinets, armchair, chest of drawers and built in wardrobe with hanging rail. En-suite bathroom with bath, hand basin, WC and ladder heated towel rail. Further steps up to rear patio terrace.
Steps at the side of the house lead up to a fabulous terraced garden carved into the cliffs behind. The patio is furnished with garden table and chairs, ideal for relaxing with a book or enjoying some al fresco dining. A walkway leads up to the garden terraces, with lovely views over the village. Utility room in garage with washing machine and fridge/freezer.
In front of garage for one medium sized car plus additional space for similar size car in garage (Garage not suitable for 4 x 4’s).
- Included: Bed linen, towels, WiFi, central heating (gas) and electricity.
- Telephone: No telephone. Wifi available. Mobile signal poor.
- Local Facilities: Stoke beach 2 miles, Mothecombe beach 5 miles. Estuary and coastal footpath within a short walk. Pubs, shops, restaurants, all within 1 mile. Fabulous Gastro Pub The Ship - opposite and The Swan Inn. Plymouth 10 miles.
We did enjoy our stay. Noss Mayo is a pretty village but the road down the hill to it is challenging.
The location was very nice,very close to Plymouth. We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere and the Ship Inn and the Swan Inn being in walking distance. The
Again, a really enjoyable long weekend break. Thank you. The new TV/DVD is much appreciated!
Really enjoyed our long -weekend (again) and we are grateful to Toad Hall Cottages, the owners and caretaker for making such a delightful holiday possible. It's a very special place to us. Thank you.
Thank you very much for another wonderful mini-break in Noss Mayo. We really look forward to our next visit!
The only suggestion I could make on Blue Skies is that the fridge had no freezer compartment, so no ice for drinks nor ice creams which although not essential, would have been nice.
Although we were very pleased with our cottage and location unfortunately my son and husband were very poorly soon after we arrived and for a couple of days. Wi-Fi is available at Blue Skies but there is no mobile reception locally (we appreciate that is well beyond the powers of THC to sort) but as there is no telephone at the property I was worried that if doctor/ambulance needed to be called how/where to go, particularly in the middle of the night. Fortunately the need didn't arise on this occasion.
Fabulous position. Only down side was parking for second car tricky. Would certainly come again.
We were very impressed with Toad Hall, always very helpful on the telephone. Property was lovely, didnt want to leave!! Have booked with Toad hall already for next year!! Thank You.
Although a 6 bed property there were only 2 of us as we like lots of space Wine and Devon cream tea awaited us on arrival. Flowers on the lounge table as well. We will return again as this was our second time at Blue Skies and third at Noss Mayo. Overall an excellent property with the addition of a garage to park our car in and lounging chairs on the sun deck at the rear.
We were concerned about noise since the property is behind the pub but it was quiet partly the clientele but mainly because the outside table are in front of the pub and the parking is about 50m down the road[a cul de sac] so no car doors slamming etc. the property is built as they all are up the side a steep river valley which means there are a lot of stairs so we left fitter than we arrived even allowing for walking the coastal path as well Otherwise the property is as described and has a nice welcome pack [wine, clotted cream,scones and strawberry jam] and well equipped throughout The main reason i have bothered with the review was to reassure anyone concerned as i was about pub noise.