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St Aubyn Cottage

(Ref. 992514)

Noss Mayo, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "A really nice family cottage, in a good location for visiting South Hams."

    The cottage is clean, warm and well equiped. Please be aware there are some very narrow roads in the, area and ignore your satnav!

    Thank you for your comments, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. You're quite right about the roads, but they are part of the reason why the South Hams are so different from more "civilised" regions of England, and there is a warning in the description on the website! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Oct 2023

  • "The house is in a bigger complex than we thought when looking at the area from Google."

    But it was still quiet and friendly, so not a real issue. However the roads in and out of the location are those typical farm area roads that are just about wide enough for one car, and not everyone drives well on them. Had several near miss incidents. So be aware that while the house and facilities are exactly as desribed travelling in and out is not great.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2023

  • "St Aubyn was perfect for us ( grandparents plus 3 adults and 2 kids 9 and 5 year’s."

    ) There was space for them to play. They and their parents and uncle loved the tennis court and ping pong table in the games room. There is a lovely beach (Stoke) about three quarters of a mile away where we all spent fun time. Great pubs in Noss Mayo which is a very attractive village. We all had a great holiday.

    Thank you for the feedback. We are so pleased that you liked the cottage and enjoyed your holiday! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2023

  • "A very lovely cottage in a beautiful and a lot of stunning walks."

    We all want to come back. Beautiful. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased that you liked the cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely place, thank you for letting us stay there!"

    Fantastic place to stay with great facilities. Quiet out of season. Lovely nature walks and small villages everywhere. Saw Roe deer two days in a row in a field between Holbeton and A379. Beautiful narrow lanes across the whole area which required some artistic driving of a large car (could be a nightmare in peak season or bank holidays I'd imagine!) The permanent retractable stair gate from the lounge was a great subtle feature, not sure if they could be on all points of the stairs (but we did note there were removable stair gates in the cupboard that could be fitted). There are a lot of stairs at the property, but two bedrooms and a bathroom on the ground floor too. Overbeck garden (Salcombe) and Wembury beach were to be recommended but having National Trust membership will save you a lot of money in entry and parking fees. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable week!

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a full feedback, we agree with your comments. It's true, the lanes are challenging! We are glad that you like the cottage and had a good holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0May 2023

  • "Great property."

    Really well equipped kitchen and very comfortable too. Tennis courts entertained the teenagers for hours. The garden area with picnic benches was beautiful. Vey sheltered. The master bedroom and en-suite was fantastic - huge bed and huge room. Everything we wanted and a great stay.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, in a lovely setting- really well equipped and maintained- it had everything we needed and lots of little extras."

    Thoughtful & helpful hosts too - we will definitely visit again

    We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to your next visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great place to stay good facilities"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage equipped to an extremely high standard."

    Plenty of room for all of us. Area was wonderful -particularly enjoyed Mothecombe beach. Cleaning staff especially friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a fantastic week location and cottage phenomenal."

    Best day was at Dartmoor zoo and loved the morning walks on Stoke beach. The little touches of milk etc and toiletries was so kind. Only negative were the sofas had my 90 year old mother in law with us and she had to sit on a dining chair because they were too low.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We have been trying to renew the sofas for two years now, but Covid and supply problems made itimpossible to coincide with our visits . However, they are being renewed this week while we are staying here, so I hope that they won't be too low for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Its a beautiful cottage, has plenty of space for us all and all the facilities you would want in a beautiful setting."

    the sofas have seen better days but not a big deal. you do have to drive if you want to go anywhere within walking distance because the roads are so narrow which with a 2 year old and a push chair make it impossible to walk down but based on how remote it is thats impossible to get round and something we got used to. overall a beautiful place and we had a lovely week here.

    Thank you for your very fair comments. We are pleased that you appreciated the cottage and had a good week here. We agree about the sofas, we plan to renew them in October when we will have more time to plan delivery dates. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Get stay thank you , just a little note sheet did not fit the super king upstairs, kept coming off."

    Sofas a little tired and low as my family are tall 6ft6 inc and 6ft 4inc. Location was fantastic and the setting. Ps bags are too small to put all the bedding in and towels as requested, tried my best .

    Thank you for the feedback, which I have passed on to the cleaning and management team. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We agree about the sofas, which we tried to renew last year but it was impossible to get the deliveries as for so many other things. We shall replace them when we are staying in the house ourselves later this year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine3.8Jun 2022

  • "Excellently well equipped house apart from the stair gate issues - which were sorted out rapidly by Bespoke Devon."

    I found dealing with Sykes Cottages very difficult as emails didn’t get answered and the “dashboard” didn’t work so liaising prior to arrival to ensure that high chairs, cots & stairgates were in place was hard. Would highly recommend Bespoke Devon.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Jun 2022

  • "Very well equipped and spacious holiday home but not for the elderly or unfit as it is in a very hilly area."

    Good for walkers and nearby beaches.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.1May 2022

  • "A lovely and spacious cottage for 6 adults and two children."

    Well equipped kitchen with plenty of fridge and freezer space, good showers, very comfortable beds, good provision of children's equipment such as stair gates and cot, and good selection of dvds and books if it's raining. Lots of great (hilly) walking nearby, several beaches within walking or driving distance, plenty of options for pubs, groceries and takeaways in the nearby villages, and easy access to Plymouth and Dartmoor Zoo. Set in well maintained grounds which provide a picnic area as well as space to exercise both your dog and your children. The tennis court is well maintained and such a bonus! We didn't use the games room but equipment was provided for it in the cottage. We all really enjoyed our stay and would stay again if the opportunity came up.

    We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, and took full advantage of the facilities,the area and the fine weather. We would be happy to see you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2022

  • "The house was lovely, very clean and well appointed."

    Beds were comfortable and plenty of room for the 8 of us, including plenty of storage space which can often be lacking in holiday homes. We were especially pleased with the kitchen which had everything you would need and more. The second fridge was particularly helpful as we were a large group. We were able to park right outside most of the time which was really helpful. I have only give 3 out of 4 for comfort because the house was very hot! We turned the storage heaters down to the lowest settings and it was still boiling. We couldn't work out how to turn off the heated towel rails which seemed to be on 24 hours a day. Good to know that the house would be warm in the winter, but it was a bit much for us in spring and must be costing you a fortune! Also there were two stair gates provided but neither fitted on the stairs, so were pretty useless. Luckily our children were old enough to be sensible but could be a big problem for crawling babies. We loved the location close to Noss Mayo. It was lovely and quiet but not far to drive to bigger towns and Plymouth. We visited some lovely beaches and appreciated the folder with guidance on what to expect locally. Our favourite beach was Wembury for rock pools and we also had a great ice cream at Surfing Cow which is very local. We didn't get much use from the facilities on site as we were out and about a lot, but we briefly visited the tennis court and games room which were in great shape and nice to have the option.

    Thank you for your feedback. We were very pleased to see that you liked the cottage, and had a pleasant stay in spite of the excess heat. If you had called the management team at the number shown in the folder, they would have sorted out the difficulties you encountered. The stairgates were fine when we tried them in December, but they are a bit of a puzzle to install, especially if someone has removed the big screw adjustment from one of them which has happened before. As for the heating, unfortunately we cannot have a gas boiler. Storage heaters are not very reactive, which is why there are instructions in the red folder. I am now sending these instructions out with the welcome email. However, they do all have an on/off switch on the wall beside them. The towel rails are operated by a ceiling string pull, once again because of safety regulations. We shall try the ice-creams from the Surfing Cow during our next visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic 10 days staying at the cottage to celebrate a significant birthday and return to enjoy the beauty of south Devon and the South Hams."

    There were initially four of us plus hound, but we rose to eight for the second weekend. The property is very well equipped indeed, and the master bedroom and dining/lounge especially good. Just watch out for the beams in the master bedroom if you are tall! The agents and owners are very responsive. A bulb was replaced quickly and attention to some minor heating issues. The tennis court is great, as it the table tennis room. The location is superb. A short walk to the South West Coast Path (stunning views along the circular route from Stoke Bay to Noss Mayo) and the beautiful villages of Noss Mayo and Newton Ferrers. Plenty of great cycling too (no shortage of hills to keep you fit). Sadly not enough time to go horse riding. We need to return. There is so much to explore and enjoy!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic house, for a perfect rainy weekend."

    Facilities were tip top. Thank you for the use of your home.

    Reviewed by David4.4Jan 2022

  • "What a wonderful Christmas we’ve had."

    There was 8 of us and plenty of room ,it was so comfortable and homely .The kitchen was very well equipped we wanted for nothing ,there was plenty of everything . I had enquired if there would be a Xmas tree and the owner very kindly sent me a photo of the tree in situ. The communication from him and the management team were great ,it made us feel if there been a problem it would have been dealt with immediately . We all enjoyed the facilities of the tennis courts and games room over the week. We took in the beautiful works to Newton and Noss down through the woods. It really was everything we could have hoped for. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again. Fabulous !

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely property, really well equipped and handy to have 2 fridges for 2 families."

    (Sorry, we broke 2 wine glasses, but did replace them) Everything was clean when we arrived and we had a great first impression, tho we had a little trouble locating the right cottage in the dark! Bedding and beds very comfortable. Showers worked fine and plenty of clean towels New TV perfect for cosy nights in. Local info guide was useful too, we found a great local pub through this for nights out Brilliant to have ample parking too

    We were very pleased to see that you liked the cottage. Sorry about the difficulty finding the right one in the dark. ....I'll ask the ladies to leave the light on for guests arriving in the dark evenings! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2021

  • "Ground floor rooms (bedrooms) smelt a bit musty."

    Overall the cottage was excellent, lovely furniture. Super clean and tidy, well equipped kitchen. Bedding /towels of hotel standard. Bathrooms fitted out to high standard. Amazing surroundings, garden areas well maintained. Has query over oven and Bespoke Devon sorted it within a few hours. Had direct contact with them prior to trip and a welcoming email from the owners. Good service.

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Sep 2021

  • "Excellent cottage in a really beautiful area well placed to visit lots of ..."

    Excellent cottage in a really beautiful area well placed to visit lots of interesting places the cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable would recommend this place we will be going back

    Reviewed by Barrie4.7Aug 2021

  • "We loved the whole experience."

    It was clean and comfortable. Parking was more than adequate and that's very important these days as there is nothing worse than coming back after a day out and wondering if you are going to be able to park. The kitchen was well fitted, beds comfortable and everything we could want was at hand. We would go again.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really lovely property, brilliant location, nice and peaceful."

    Very well equipped and extremely comfortable beds!

    Reviewed by Trudi5.0Jun 2021

  • "We arrived at the property on Fri 9 October 2020 for a girls weekend and we were immediately impressed with not only our property but the surrounding areas!"

    Very picturesque! The weather was amazing too and we could see for miles! We soon settled in for the night and made ourselves comfortable! Beds were really comfy and it was nice to have the kitchen/dining area on a different level. We went for a hike on the Sat to Stoke Beach, which was stunning as was the weather that day and we out for hours! Some of us also ventured to the beach next to it which looked like something out of the Mediterranean! Lots of photo opportunities too! We were booked in on the Sat evening for dinner at the Ship Inn, which did not disappoint! Both the food in the Restaurant and the surrounding area was stunning! I would definitely recommend this property and the Ship Inn is the place to go! The food and service were first class. All in all a fabulous stay. Only downside was the bottom oven wasn't working properly and we had to make do with the grill.

    Thank you for your feedback We are very pleased that you had a good holiday, but are sorry about the oven. A new one has been installed, so there should not be any further problem. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.4Oct 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and well equipped, and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was wonderful could not fault it."

    The area though was too remote. Not clearly explained that all roads were unlit and very narrow steep lanes maybe a great idea to advise people bring all groceries with them if staying in the winter as many areas were inacessable on foot due to weather and driving is a nightmare on those lanes.

    Reviewed by Belinda4.1Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you could need, nice walks and beach close by and good pubs not to fare away."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Aug 2019

  • "We enjoyed walking on the coastal path, eating at the Ship Inn, playing tennis and table tennis and visiting Bigbury-on-Sea."

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2019

  • "Great family holiday accommodation and location."

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable, well resourced with plenty of china/cutlery etc We had issues ..."

    Very comfortable, well resourced with plenty of china/cutlery etc We had issues with the night storage heaters not working properly so rooms were cold of an evening - mentioned to management agency and were told they knew this Also would have liked to know that access to the cottage is down very narrow / steep roads which some might find intimidating

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We’re delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at St Aubyn Cottage. We agree that night storage heaters are not easy to use, so we have added operating instructions to the Welcome folder. The roadworks linked to the installation of cable broadband in the area which made driving difficult for you have been successfully completed, but country lanes will always be part of the charm of South Devon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill4.7May 2019

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  • Reverse level accommodation, on three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor twin, 1 x ground floor twin (zip-link, can be double on request) and 1 x second floor king-size double with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor kitchen
  • Living/diner
  • Shared games room across the courtyard
  • Night storage heaters, underfloor heating in ground floor bathroom, electric fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, larder fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, broadband WiFi, radio/iPod dock, The bedroom TV has a DVD player incorporated
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for three cars in car park shared with neighbours or in spacious car park outside the courtyards
  • Shared communal gardens, tennis court, picnic benches and barbecue on site
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pub 1 mile
  • Beach ¾ mile (steep climb up!) or 4 miles by car to beautiful nearby estuary
  • Coastal footpath 500 yards away, fabulous views and wildlife
  • The beaches are doggy paradise, for mixing with other dogs and playing fetch the ball
  • Note: Dogs must remain on lead within grounds, in the garden and on coastal footpath
  • Note: Mobile phone reception varies according to the provider and the time of day - We are out in the country!
  • Note: Tumble dryer is £1 coin operated.

The property

St Aubyn Cottage is one of a number of cottages at Rowden Court, a selected development converted from Grade II listed farm buildings near the coastal footpath and rugged cliff walks.

This comfortable 'upside down' cottage is arranged over three floors, sitting mid-row and looking over the shared inner courtyard.

Inside, the welcoming, cosy interior has been well-furnished with pretty fabrics, painted exposed beams and interesting local artwork.

Stepping into the property from the courtyard, you enter a hallway, where you can kick off your boots, and are greeted with three ground floor bedrooms: a double and two twin, with a family bathroom with shower over the bath.

Stairs lead up to the open-plan living room and dining area with seating for up to eight people.

Settle down on the comfy sofas and enjoy the benefits of the electric fireplace keeping you warm during those chilly evenings while you watch TV, play games or read a book from the bookshelf.

The kitchen has an impressive, well-equipped set of white fitted units and spacious wooden worktops, ideal for preparing a home cooked meal for the friends or family.

Further stairs lead up to the second floor and the enormous master bedroom with a king-size bed, TV/DVD player, with an en-suite bathroom, bath and separate shower, both with Velux windows, some sloping ceilings and exposed beams.

With a communal games room and laundry facilities, including table tennis, dart board, washing machines and tumble driers, there is nothing this property doesn't have to offer.

It shares a 1½ acre well-maintained garden to the south, a short distance from the cottage, where you can use the tennis court, barbecue and picnic tables, a lovely place to dine together in a natural setting.

The beautiful South West Coast Path is less than half a mile away, Dramatic Stoke Beach with its cliffs is just down the hill, and unspoilt Mothecombe Beach on the Erme estuary is 4 miles along the coast road with a large car park.

These beaches are paradise for your dog, where they can swim, run and play with other dogs without being on the lead.

Birdwatchers and people interested in wildlife will find plenty to interest them in the immediate vicinity, including cirl buntings, peregrine falcons and dolphins!

Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo are adjoining small villages beside the River Yealm estuary, sheltered by oak-wooded hillsides, and are popular for sailing, walking or just sitting and soaking in the magnificent scenery.

The roads immediately around the villages are mostly country lanes, so sometimes narrow with passing places to allow two vehicles to pass.

You will find local shops and pubs with great food also nearby.

There is a low tide footpath across the creek and local tennis courts and riding stables.

A good quality, stylish and cosy cottage, well-suited for a group of friends or one or two families to share.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1128788, together sleeping 14 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


  • Newton Ferrers 1 mile
  • Plymouth 10 miles

The charming creek side village of Noss Mayo is hidden away on the banks of the beautiful Yealm Estuary. The area is blessed with many coastal and countryside walks. Local beaches, Stoke and Cellars are just a three-quarters of a mile walk. The village is home to two excellent waterside pubs with river views, both of which offer superb meals using the best of local produce.
Across the water, the village of Newton Ferrers, which has a local butcher, chemist, Post Office and general grocery store, may be reached on foot via causeways at low tide. A seasonal ferry also operates between Noss Mayo, Newton Ferrers and the SW coastal path to Wembury. The surrounding South Hams area is well known for its award-winning, sandy beaches and also for the breath-taking beauty of the Dartmoor National Park. All are all within easy reach, as are interesting towns and villages such as Totnes, Salcombe, Dartington and Modbury. The city of Plymouth with its shops, Marine Aquarium and Barbican quayside area is just 10 miles away.