The village of Noss Mayo is to be found about 10 miles east of the city of Plymouth, south-west of the village of Yealmpton. Plymouth is the largest city in the South West, providing all the services and shops of a typical modern city.
Noss Mayo lies on the south side of the Yealm estuary (sometimes pronounced yam) 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!
The village enjoys lovely views over the estuary and the Ship Inn is used by visitors and locals all year round. There are also a number of local shops, including a baker, butcher, post office and chemist. The local sailing school has an excellent reputation, there is nearby boat hire and for the less energetic there are great crabbing locations and lots of short walks.