Noss Mayo is situated on a branch of the River Yealm estuary, some eight miles south-east of Plymouth, in the South Hams district of South Devon, close to Modbury and Bigbury, with Salcombe and Dartmouth just a short drive further away. The village lies on the south side of the estuary with Newton Ferrers to the north. The estuary is quite stunning, surrounded by rolling wooded hills, with the lower trees dipping their branches into its tidal waters. It is also very well protected from the storms of the Channel and the Atlantic, making it ideal sailing waters for both novices and weathered captains. For those who prefer to keep their feet on terra firma, there are spectacular walks along the South West Costal Path, England’s longest waymarked footpath.