Headlands, Noss Mayo, Plymouth, PL8


  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms

4 bedroom house sold

  • Reference Number NEW210107
  • Agent Marchand Petit Newton Ferrers
  • Agent Number 01752 873 311

Guide price £1,200,000

About this property

An inspiring former coastguard cottage with large garden and ample parking, thoughtfully extended and updated. A short walk from Cellar Beach with breathtaking long uninterrupted sea and estuary views.

Headlands is one of three coastguard cottages built, it is believed, in the 1920s. Carefully extended, and , and most recently brought up to contemporary standards the house now provides remarkably bright and attractive accommodation which can be adapted to individual needs, but most of all takes advantage of the unique setting and its captivating views.

Within the last five years, in use as a permanent home, the present owners have renewed the kitchen and bath/shower room fittings and have carried out a variety of other improvements. The generous gardens, extending to just over half an acre and adjoining open fields, are well tended, and will attract both the keen gardener and those preferring ease of maintenance.

It is the location of Headlands that is unrepeatable. Set high above the River Yealm estuary just over a mile outside Noss Mayo, it is accessed by a long partly unmade track, serving a small number of other dwellings, through mainly National Trust woodland. The property surveys an uninterrupted panorama from the village of Newton Ferrers in the distance in one direction, across open farmland, and over fields to the mouth of the Yealm Estuary, with the coast extending beyond. Beyond this The Mewstone is in the middle distance, with Rame Head and the South East Cornwall coastline on the horizon.

This location is renowned for its unspoilt coastal landscape, within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with many miles of footpaths available, with the South West Coast Path literally on the doorstep. Several little frequented beaches are within walking distance (Cellar beach less than 10 minutes). The Yealm Estuary, offers extensive sheltered water, popular with yachtsmen, and ideal for kayaking and paddle boarding. The waterside facilities of Noss Mayo are within 1.4 miles including the renowned Ship Inn and Swan Inns, village hall, bus route and tennis courts.

Newton Ferrers has a range of facilities including a Coop supermarket, pharmacist, independent butcher, Post Office and a primary school, while more comprehensive amenities are to be found in nearby Yealmpton, Modbury, Ivybridge and Plymouth. Deep water moorings and slipway facilities are located around the Yealm Estuary.

Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage system (shared with two neighbours).

All items in the written text of these particulars are included in the sale. All other are expressly excluded regardless of inclusion in any photographs. Purchasers must satisfy themselves that any equipment included in the sale of the property is in satisfactory order

Local Authority
South Hams District Council. Currently Tax Band G.


Strictly by appointment with the sole agents, Marchand Petit, Newton Ferrers Office. Tel: 01752 873311

From the A379 Plymouth to Kingsbridge Road at Yealmpton, take the B3186 signposted Newton Ferrers. Shortly after passing Marchand Petit's office on the right take the left fork signposted Noss Mayo and Bridgend. Continue down the hill, around the sharp bend at the head of the creek and follow the lane up in to Noss Mayo. Turn right at the Church. Continue down the hill to the creek/village hall public parking area. Go straight ahead up Passage Road past back of the Ship Inn on the right. Follow the road out of the built up area with the river on the right. Continue on this road, and at the point where it becomes unsurfaced bear left and continue up through the woods. Pass Battery Cottage on the left and the property will be found at the very end of the lane, on the left.

Cellars Beach 200 metres, Noss Mayo waterfront 1.4 miles, Newton Ferrers centre 2.5 miles, Plymouth City Centre/Waterfront 11 miles, A38 8 miles, Exeter/M5 39 miles.

Key Features

Headlands, Noss Mayo, Plymouth, PL8
  • Attached former coastguard cottage
  • Exceptional coastal location adjoining open fields
  • Breath taking views in three directions;- sea, coast, and Newton Ferrers village in distance
  • 1841 sq ft (171 sq m)
  • Contemporary fitting and excellent presentation
  • Magnificent 23ft upper floor sitting room strategically set to take maximum advantage of the views
  • 17ft dining room, conservatory, 17ft fitted kitchen/breakfast room, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms (one en suite)
  • Divisible to create separate ground floor suite
  • Level parking for 4/5 vehicles
  • Well-tended, mainly lawned gardens. In all just over half an acre



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The Green, Parsonage Road Newton Ferrers, Plymouth Devon PL8 1AT

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm
Saturday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday viewings by appointment


01752 873 311