- Property code: MALLAR
- Changeover day: Friday
- Access statement available
- Designated parking
- Garden or outside space
- Nearby pub or restaurant
- Nearby shop
- Short breaks available
- Washing machine
One of a cluster of cottages converted from a former malthouse with a fabulous waterside setting, Mallards is a well presented reverse level, mews style cottage. Located towards the end of the Yealm Estuary that separates the popular villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers, if offers comfortable family sized accommodation, well equipped and in a superb location from which to visit the two neighbouring villages and the South Hams beyond.
Steps lead up to First Floor Entrance: Hallway to Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with 4’6in double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom with 3ft single beds, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Family bathroom with bath and shower over, basin and WC. Stairs to second floor: Open Plan living room with sloped ceilings featuring original malthouse beams, sky lights and patio doors to balcony furnished with table and chairs, overlooking the estuary. Lounge area with sofa and armchairs, TV and DVD player, open fireplace. Dining area to seat four. L-shaped kitchen area with built under electric oven, fridge,ceramic hob, microwave, bread maker. The ground floor houses a utility room with washing machine and freezer, with ample storage space for sports equipment.
Designated lawned area adjacent to the river wall. (no boundaries to area) 2 kayaks are provided for guests to use at their own risk (guests to provide their own lifejackets)
Designated spaces for two cars or one car and a boat trailer,opposite property.
- Included: Bed linen and towels, wifi, electricity and electric heaters.
- Beach: 2 miles Shop:three quarters of a mile 2 Pubs, each within half a mile
- Bigbury Golf Club: 12miles Town: Modbury 6 miles, Plymouth 8 miles
- Pets: 1 well behaved dog welcome. Pet Charge: £25.00 per pet per week (£30.00 from Jan 2019).
- Smoking: Not permitted
- Telephone: provided for incoming and outgoing local calls,with honesty box. Mobile signal poor. Wifi available.
We always enjoy Mallards, been going for many years. Entrance needed tidying, lots of cardboard under stairs/weeds. Veranda glass and rubber tiles had algae on them. Obviously end of season so will probably be attended to. Electricity kept tripping, understand that was in hand, and dvd player temperamental.
Yes beautiful views lovely comfortable beds an very good towels and bed linen
Other than the electrics it was a lovely place to stay, had all we needed. Lovely to have a balcony to sit on as well with views over the estuary.
Superb location but we were enveloped in sea mist for 3 days which took the edge off sitting on the balcony
The Dolphin Inn - Newton Ferrers
(Less than a mile)
Closed until further notice
Had a lovely meal at lunchtime - food was amazing!
Lovely food. Super friendlly staff who fed us even though we were quite late in the evening. Dog friendly. No vuew of tbe estuaty from tbe terrace which is a shame because the pub is in an idyllic spot.
Great local pub to end the day with a pint ! Either a walk over the voss when the tide is out or a brief walk round Bridgend
A brilliant pub, fantastic atmosphere day & night. Live music and a great menu - including a great vegetarian selection. The staff were on the ball and service was quick. The chef was able to adapt the menu to suit 'fussy'children. Highly recommended.
Great food and selection of ciders.
Great local pub, very warm welcome, dog friendly and a nice pint.
The Swan Inn
(Less than a mile)
Great local pub, good food and drink, nice outside seating by the creek
The Swan Inn is under new management and is a wonderful place to go for a drink and/or food. During our stay we did both. We had a three course meal and all courses were excellent. The staff are friendly, attentive and efficient. My steak came as ordered. The cask ales were well kept. The pub was clean, modern and buzzing with the chatter of our fellow diners / drinkers. First time we have been into this pub and it will not be our last. Would advise to book in advance for Friday or Saturday nights, as it is a popular establishment.
Excellent pub food
We had some really great meals here over the last week. The food was superb with a great choice. Landlord and land last were lovely and really helpful.
Beautiful pub. Beaitifull setting. Sunny on tbe terrace in tbe evenings. Nice staff. Food looked good but we didnt eat there. Limited parking and a walk to tbe pub which us at rhe bottom if a short steep hill. Worth rhe hike back up for tge sunshine at sunset though. Great gins.
We had very poor service on the evening we went to the Ship. they were busy, but we didn't get the food we ordered and waited 30 minutes for our dessert order to be taken only to leave without - as did other people near to us. We did speak to the Manager about this. We also went for lunch which was good.
Lovely pub, great views, good outside space. Food was good.
Closed during our stay for a full refurb but looks lovely and location perfect
Still Closed May 2018
It is closed down
This pub has now closed, so we were unable to visit.
Nice local pub, lovely beer garden to sit and watch the boats sail by.
The Ship Inn - Noss Mayo
(Less than a mile)
A pretty waterside pub where children can paddle in the water and yachtsmen tie up their boats outside. Here you can enjoy local beers and fresh homemade food, whilst enjoying the view over the Yealm estuary.
The Ship Inn Noss Mayo, Plymouth PL8 1EW (T: 01752 872387)
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Excellent food and good service. Great local beer.
They just get it right, great service, great food perfectly cooked & presented with no pretentious twaddle. Oh & it's consistent, every time we come back the standards are maintained.
We've been going to The Ship Inn for many years now - always great food and friendly, helpful staff. We went five times on this trip!
Would recommend this place, superb food and a fantastic venue. You can walk across the river at low tide, much cheaper then the ferry at £3:50 for 100 metres per person, each way!
We’ve eaten at the Ship many times over the years, and the food has always been excellent, and the location is just gorgeous (but careful where you park when the tide’s coming in!)
Super Sunday lumch...walkable from The Swan in Niss Mayo and also The Dolphin in Bewton Ferrars at low tide. Amaxing rosdt di ners ans fabous burger and chips and fush and chips tremendous. Lovelt staff. Dog friendly.
Beautiful setting very friendly slightly more expensive than your average local but worth it ! Food excellent and just a lovely traditional pub with an idyllic position
Great pub and friendly and accommodating staff. Great to be able to choose small snacks or large meals at any time.
I had a lovely meal of fish beautifully cooked and the staff were very friendly.
Great pub with a wonderful location. Food was lovely, staff super friendly & efficient. Maybe a little bit pricey but well worth it.
Lovely staff and good food
Superb food, views, friendly staff, ambiance wonderful.
Consistently excellent food and friendly staff
We ate here three times in the week we stayed in Noss Mayo. The food was delicious and the portions very generous on each visit. The views from the upstairs dining area are to die for. However, most importantly, we found all the staff charming and efficient despite often being very busy. We look forward to a return visit soon.
Very friendly, good food, good service
Excellent food and service.
Great Pub/Restaurant, we went there four times to eat in our stay. The food was excellent and they had a good selection of beers and wines. All the staff were welcoming and friendly and make the visits a pleasure. Will definitely return next year.
We went to the Ship, 3 times during our 1 week stay in Noss Mayo. What a fabulous place to eat. A great menu, something for everyone and a wonderful atmosphere. They've got the balance right between a good welcoming pub and a great restaurant. Superb
Good pub food with attentive service
Great pub, brilliant location - just watch out for the tide if parking on the beach!
The Odd Wheel
A warm and cosy family-friendly pub just a short distance from Wembury beach, with two bars and a restaurant serving an extensive menu including good Sunday roasts. Outside there is a large sunny decked area with tables and a kids play area.
The Odd Wheel Knighton Road, Wembury PL9 0JD (T: 01752 863052)
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We have visited this pub on numerous occasions, for lunch. It is a very dog friendly pub, with dogs only allowed in the lounge bar/beer garden. The menu is varied. The portions are excellent. The food is very tasty and generous. The staff are polite and efficient. The beers are well kept. There is a decent size car park at the back/side. There is also a decent size beer garden - which was a lovely sun trap.
Nice pub, a tiring walk from Heybrook Bay especially in the heat. Good menu and dog friendly Shame it is not near the coast as would have visited more
We loved this pub, the landlady and regulars were absolutely lovely to us, so friendly and caring. the landlady even helped us when our car broke down by letting us use their phone to call the RAC and drove my husband to meet the mechanic. Even my 14 year old son loved it as the locals and the landlady would entertain him by playing darts. The food is outstanding well worth the visits they made our holiday.
The Old Mill Cafe
A friendly National Trust owned café with lovely views over Wembury beach. A great spot to enjoy a coffee, ice cream or light meal after a walk along the coast of during a day spent at the beach.
The Old Mill Café Church Road, Wembury PL9 0HP (T: 01752 863280)
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Fabulous and well priced cafe offering a variety of hot and cold food Cream teas are amazing!
Great location by a lovely beach. Friendly staff willing to make fresh sandwiches.
Perfect place for afternoon tea.
Lovely little café, we loved sitting outside with our coffee and pasty watching everyone enjoying themselves on the beach. highly recommended. August 17
This lovely cafe has a great position overlooking the beach. Nice food and good coffee.
(Less than a mile)
Boat trips departing Noss Mayo or Newton Ferrers with local wildlife enthusiast and angler, Jonathan Rundle. Explore the the local coast and estuary from the beautiful River Yealm observing bird and marine life, as well as the stunning scenery. Maximum 4 passengers, fishing opportunities available on request.
Click here for futher details or contact Jon Rundle on 07377 138690
Saltram National Trust
National Marine Aquarium
The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth is the Nation’s largest aquarium as well as being a charity organisation, and as such has an extremely exciting and prevalent role to play in driving marine conservation. Alongside the tourist attraction they run learning programmes for more than 30,000 children each year, have a consultancy branch and host events from weddings to birthdays and corporate functions as well. While you’re on holiday in South Devon, however, you will be more interested to know that this underwater world of discovery has the largest native exhibition in the UK exploring all the fish you have heard of and rarer varieties as well. In addition to British beauties there’s an Atlantic Ocean tank with large Nurse Sharks, sand tiger sharks and lemon sharks as well as ray and clownfish. The Aquarium has a café on site, is open daily, and has a variety of ticket types available for families, students and senior citizens.
Click here for futher details
Enjoy 10% off admission price with your Toad Hall Cottages Discount Card
Set in a beautiful location overlooking the sea at the tip of Plymouth Hoe and voted one of the top 10 best outdoor pools in Europe, Tinside Lido is an attraction not to be missed. Open during the Summer months this fantastic outdoor salt water swimming pool offers beautiful surroundings in which to swim, sunbathe and watch the world go by.
Click here for further details
Plymouth Ski Slope and Snowboard Centre
One of South Devon’s quieter beaches, Mothecombe is a large and unspoiled, privately owned stretch of sand that’s open every day, all year round. Having won an award from the Marine Conservation Society for its clean sea and sand, you can be assured that relaxing here and pottering about in the water is going to be a happy, healthy and pleasant experience for all in this sheltered corner of Devon. For those wanting to try out water sports, Mothecombe offers the ideal conditions for windsurfing, kayaking, body boarding and generally enjoying the water, particularly for beginners as it’s a comparatively gentle environment in which to give it a go. Given its pristine nature, it will probably come as no surprise that dogs are not allowed on the beach in high season, so keep an eye out for signs for more information, but best to steer clear with furry friends from May to September. There is a car park from which you can access the beach down a narrow path, so it’s not ideal for wheelchair users, but is otherwise conveniently close by. There’s also a tea house in the car park for drinks and snacks and there are toilets nearby as well, so pending the tides you can spend a good day here enjoying the natural scenery and all the fun that it brings with it, whether that’s for the whole family, on a romantic afternoon in the summer sun, or simply enjoying the peace and quiet of this less populated park of the coastline.
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Lovely beach but cafe was being renovated and we were gasping for a cuppa
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Glorious beach at the mouth of the Erme. Narrow lanes and very limited parking. No toilets, cafes etc - wonderful! Turning circle for cars just before the beach but expect to have to reverse back up the access lane to allow cars that are leaving to go back. A nightmare on Bank Holidays - parking almost impossible and expect to have to negotiate very tight spaces.
Lovely beach but bit of a trek for little ones
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Best beach in the South Hams.
Can get busy with surfers, but a beautiful place with a wide sandy beach. Lots of room for everyone.
Beautiful beach. Nightmare of a road (especially in high season) to get to it. Worth it though when you get there.
A short walk (less than a mile) from Thurlestone, this is a stunning beach. Lots of shallow water with sand underfoot, truly amazing.
Fantastic sandy beach and so big. My dog loved running around and jumping into the water. Plenty of space for all.
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Parked in the NT car park at Ringmore and took the 15 min walk down to the beach. Saw a beautiful sunset and had the place to ourselves. Bliss
What a fantastic place. So quiet - we had the whole beach to ourselves a lot of the time. Our dogs loved it.
A lovely quiet cove, with excellent rock pools at low tide. No sand but the kids enjoy it as an alternative to the massive sandy beaches at Bigbury and Bantham.
stunning little beach, very quiet and great for snorkelling
Beautiful cove. Very quiet with lots of bird life.
Well worth the walk with beautiful views of Burgh island from the coast path. We were the only ones there on a very sunny day in April. Perfect.
Simply stunning and well worth the steep (ish) walk down from the National Trust car park at Ringmore. When there - it's hard to imagine the horrors of today's modern world.
Gorgeous beach for an evening swim and barbecue. So peaceful and beautiful