The kitchen/diner will become one of your favourite rooms with a back door stepping out on to the first of your three terraces with estuary views east and west.
The west view of the estuary which will simply allow you to breathe and relax.
The sitting-room is on the level of the front door and to the front of the house. It's a room that will allow you to relax after a hard day playing on the estuary.
The master bedroom is seven steps up from the sitting-room and is situated to the back of the house and enjoys estuary views.
Welcome to Early Tide, your holiday awaits.
The sitting-room offers flexible seating with comfortable chairs and wonderful textiles from Bali and fields afar.
The ornamental fireplace offers a lovely focal point to the sitting-room.
The kitchen/diner is a great place to start the day and enjoy the views of the estuary.
A functional galley-style kitchen with well stocked cupboards and that all important dishwasher.
From the sitting-room there are five steps down to the kitchen/diner and the back door out on to the terraces.
The dining-area offers comfortable seating where you can enjoy the estuary views no matter what the weather is doing.
The view from the kitchen window will allow you to day dream.
From the sitting-room the stairs will take you to both bedrooms and the bathroom.
Both bedrooms and the bathroom are up the stairs. The master bedroom and main bathroom are the first on the right then you climb the final stairs to the twin bedroom.
The master bedroom offers a tranquil place to escape and enjoy a good night's sleep.
From the king-size bed you can enjoy views of the estuary across to the neighbouring village.
Holiday breakfast in style.
The bathroom offers an electric shower over the bath and is functional and unique in its styling.
The house has been lovingly decorated throughout.
The twin bedroom is a the top of the house and offers a wonderful room with views of the countryside to the front of the house.
The twin room is a large room offering space for children to play and enjoy some time out at the end of the day, there is also a TV and video player.
Stepping down from the sitting-room you walk through the kitchen/diner to the three tiered terrace and direct access to the estuary,
Steps down to the lower terrace; this is locked and should be locked if children are unattended.
East views of the estuary from the top terrace of Early Tide.
Steps down to the estuary. Children must be attended at all times. Please be careful and use the handrails on either side. Please do not leave equipment on the side of the estuary overnight.
From the middle terrace you can while the day away as the view will hold your attention for hours, you can also watch the children play.
From the sitting-room you have an inner porch for storing coats and shoes. The front door then opens directly on to the road, please make sure children are supervised when exiting the front door.
The main road that you walk along to gain access and walk on to when exiting the cottage.
Early Tide welcomes a dog.
Remember to pack the paddle board, you have the best playground in your back garden.
The estuary is an ever-changing picture and will keep you entertained for hours with coming and goings.

Early Tide


Noss Mayo / Sleeps 4 (no children under 6)

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Swan Inn Noss Mayo (½ mile)

In a wonderful waterside location, this pub offers traditional home cooked food and a Friday takeaway fish and chip shop, ideal if you are staying in a self catering cottage. All the family are made very welcome, including your four legged friend.

Nearest beach

Stoke beach (1 ¼ miles)

Stoke Beach is a sandy beach bordered by high cliffs. Accessible via a series of steep wooden steps, the beach enjoys a blissful simplicity with no facilities available. Owned by a nearby caravan site, Stoke Beach is dog-friendly all year.

Nearest walk

Noss Mayo and Revelstoke Drive Walk (½ mile)

A four mile walk which takes in rugged coast, peaceful estuary, wooded riverbanks and the charming seaside village of Noss Mayo. Nice wide pathways make this an easy walk with optional woodland footpaths.

Nearest town

Newton Ferrers (¼ mile)

At the end of a steep, narrow lane that leads nowhere but into the village, Newton Ferrers is a little piece of Devon that few stumble across. It sits on the banks of the Yealm Estuary, surrounded by ancient woodland and creeks. Although the village is just 10 miles from the city sprawl of Plymouth, Newton Ferrers teems with wildlife; kingfishers, egrets and herons are often spotted around the water. The heart of the village is the pub, The Dolphin Inn, which is surrounded by thatched cottages – the word ‘idyllic’ will be on the tip of your tongue.

Also nearby

Bantham (7 miles)

Bantham Beach is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has numerous awards tucked under its sandy belt. Overlooking Bigbury Bay and Burgh Island, you can take the famous sea tractor and head to the island or sit and enjoy the views from the shore. A great surfing beach, the huge swathes of sand and sea allow plenty of space for everyone. Well-provisioned and life guarded in the summer, Bantham is a fantastic family-friendly beach.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

Privately owned beach open to the public. A truly beautiful beach. Wide sands, surfing and wind-surfing, rock pools and a delightfully gentle introduction to the South West Coast Path with views over Burgh Island. No dogs allowed during the summer months. Charge made for car parking.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Great family fun beach

Lovely beach with little coves to hide away in, rock pools and lovely clean sandcastle sand; wide enough for kite buggies, best surfing beach on the south coast along with Bigbury on Sea beach opposite. Burgh Island out to sea with its restored evocative 1930's hotel clinging to the edge was the inspiration for Enid Blyton's Kirrin Island as well as a number of Agatha Christie novels! Dogs allowed on the beach Oct- April and then along the far right hand side (west) during the remainder of the year. Beach balls and skimboards etc plus coffees and teas available from the post office cafe back in the village- great estuary view while sipping away on the deck out back. Lunch or supper in the Sloop pub- best to pre book in season

The Ship Inn (½ mile)

In a superb position right on the water, The Ship Inn is a peaceful, traditional pub without juke boxes or quiz machines, perfect for a relaxing lunch.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Cox June 2012

Had an excellent evening with great food with absolutely wonderful staff including the owner Lisa.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Penney July 2008

The Ship Inn

Great atmosphere and excellent food.

Bigbury Golf Club (7 ¼ miles)

18 fun holes with spectacular views over the coast and out to Burgh Island. Visitors are made welcome and bookings can be made at the pro shop.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Enjoy the Views

Stunning location for a course - never mind how the golf goes, you can just stand back and take in the view!

Wembury Beach to Heybrook Bay Walk (2 ½ miles)

Start from Wembury National Trust car park and from the entrance turn down the slipway to the beach. The coastal path will take you behind the beach and along the cliff tops. You will follow the coast past HMS Cambridge and onto Heybrook Bay where you can return back the way you came or head slightly inland and follow the perimeter path around HMS Cambridge and pick up the coastal path again further on. The walk is about 3 miles, and is quite hilly and can be muddy underfoot.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Gould July 2019

on a lovely sunny day

a great walk

Bigbury on Sea Beach (6 ½ miles)

Sit on the sand, go for a paddle or walk across to Burgh Island at low tide. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Bigbury on Sea Beach offers plenty of choice for everyone. If you don't want to bring your own, sports equipment hire is available. There are also lifeguards on patrol in the summer, an added comfort for families with children.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Van De Poll July 2017

Help for Disabled

The Venus Cafe, just below the car park at Bigbury-on-Sea, has a beach wheelchair that can be borrowed free of charge. We were able to wheel my mother over to Burgh Island.
The slopes going down to the beach are quite steep. It's not so bad going down, but you need to be quite strong to push the wheelchair back up!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Pratt October 2013

Large sandy beach when the tide is out. Interesting rock formations around towards the Avon estuary.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Gage September 2012

Lovely Sandy Beach

A large sandy beach and great for surfing. Children can play.You can either walk across to Burgh Island or take the sea tractor when the tide covers the causeway.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Great beach

A large sandy beach with some surf. Walk to Burgh Island at low tide or take the sea tractor.

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