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Watermill Cottages Sleeps 1-20 Self Catering Dog Friendly Dartmouth Devon, England

Watermill Cottages Sleeps 1-20 Self Catering Dog Friendly Dartmouth Devon Large group Family friendly Pet/Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage in Dartmouth, Devon, England


Five comfy old stone cottages by shallow stream in 20 tranquil acres of lawns, meadows, woods, & wetlands by18thC Watermill near Slapton Sands in AONB, traffic-free rural retreat: walk green lanes from your door. Logburners, own garden/patio & peace!

Relax and revitalise away far from the madding crowd as you wind down in our tranquil, coastal valley between Dartmouth & Kingsbridge, close to Slapton Sands. 20 acres of lawns, meadows, woods and wetlands, a shallow stream to play in, woods for dens ...

Five individual comfy old stone cottages set round an historic 18thC former watermill & stream in a secluded coastal valley just a five min drive from the beach at Slapton in the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Only a mile inland from the National Nature Reserve at Slapton Ley which our river feeds and handy for the Coast Path & stunning South Hams coastline15 beaches within 30 min' drive, most dog-friendly, and just 40 mins from Dartmoor National Park.

Enjoy a holiday on a working smallholding with ducks, ducklings, hens, lambs and sheep, an orchard (for cider and apple juice), and kitchen garden.  We welcome help with animal feeding and offer any surplus veg to our guests - we also sell our valley-reared meat.

We harvest our own wood for the logburners and have rare habitats: an otter family lives on the stream, there's wonderful birdlife (dippers, kingfishers, goldcrests, buzzards, owls) and wildlife (trout, dormice, slow worms, ducks, deer) in the valley. 

We aim to be low carbon generating our own electricity using the old mill leat to supply a water turbine and have an electric car charging point. Tripadvisor Green Leaders - Platinum Level

There's almost no through traffic - we and the postman use the 4WD track that leads from the end of the rural lane where we are.  Great for free-range kids and dogs!

And the cottages are perfect for larger groups of family and friends as they're no more than 250 metres from each other.  Short breaks available all year round though on a last-minute basis during school hols.
Each self-catering cottage is individual in decor with its own charming attraction. All have a  log-burner, enclosed garden (Mill Cottage has a flowery patio), bbq and outdoor furniture.

Enjoy the shared streamside lawns, the Gara Brook, meadows and woodland walks in 20 acres of natural unspoilt valley.  Our Sunset Field has stunning views of Start Bay and lighthouse

Each kitchen is well-equipped with cooking and baking utensils and its own washing machine, fridge-freezer, oven, toaster, kettle and microwave.  Living rooms are comfy with a logburner and a selection of easy chairs or sofas. There are separate dining areas. Bedrooms are comfortably furnished & bathrooms are modern with baths & showers.

The Cottages

Quack Cottage, on the riverbank, is quaint, typically chocolate-box with its own large, enclosed south-facing riverside garden. Inside it’s rustic with beams, a stone fireplace, thick walls and simply-furnished bedrooms (cotton bedlinen and patchwork throws) with roses & wisteria peeping in the windows. Sleeps 2-4, one double & two singles.

Rose Cottage from your bed you can enjoy star- and moon-gazing (we have no light pollution so our night skies are splendid). It’s bright, sunny and furnished in a cheerful retro '50's style. Slightly elevated it offers a large sun deck glorious open views and an enclosed garden. Sleeps 2-4, one double + ensuite bathroom, one twin + ensuite shower room..

Crownwheel Cottage has both downstairs and upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms so is great for larger groups of family & friends. Outside, is a furnished private rear walled patio opening to a small lawn, and a path between the mill leat and stream through the woods.Spacious sitting room, dining and kitchen. Sleeps 2-7. Downstairs there’s one double (the stream flows beneath the window) and a very large full-size bunk room with ample space for a further bed/cot, a bathroom plus separate further loo. Upstairs, a large twin with room for a cot, landing, and very large bathroom.

Mill Cottage has an upstairs sitting room to make the most of the long river views and the listed stone bridge, great for nature-lovers. It’s light and modern inside with beams. Sleeps 2-6, one double, one twin or single + cot, and kids’ bunk room.  The double has the stream flowing beneath the window - the bedrooms are downstairs.

Barleycorn Cottage, in the old mill building, is spacious, open-plan with, large airy beamed bedrooms, a grindstone in the kitchen floor, old beams, deep slate windowledges and views over the gardens, river and wooded valley. There’s a wooden entrance verandah and its garden is enclosed,partly lawned ( where the old mill pool was) and partly wildflower slopes. The kitchen has an electric 'Aga' style range cooker designed to run on ourself-generated electricity. Sleeps 2-4, plus cot. One very large double and a spacious twin.

German spoken.  Dog- and fun-friendly!

Availability for Large group Family friendly Pet/Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage in Dartmouth, Devon, England

Facilities and Features

Facilities:

  • Bathroom:
    Bath, Ensuite Bathrooms
     
  • Disabled:
    Ground Floor Bathroom, Ground Floor Bedroom, Ground Floor WC
     
  • Entertainment:
    Board Games, Book Library, CD \ Music
     
  • Heat:
    Central Heating, Wood Burning Stove
     
  • Kitchen:
    Aga, Cooker, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Grill, Microwave, Oven, Toaster
     
  • Laundry:
    Ironing Board \ Iron, Washing Machine
     
  • Outside Area:
    Barbecue, Enclosed Garden, Outside Seating, Patio \ Outside Dining Area, Private Garden, Private Parking
     
  • Price Included:
    Electricity and Fuel, Fuel For Fires, Linen
     
  • Rooms:
    Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Room
     
  • Special:
    Cots Available, Extra Beds Available, Highchairs Available
     
  • Standard:
    Comfortable
     
  • Suitable For:
    Eco-Friendly, Elderly, Families, Large Groups, Romantic getaways, Same Sex Couples, Short Breaks, Special Occasions
     
Room Details:

Sleeps: 24
 

5 En-Suite Double Rooms

2 Single Rooms

4 En-Suite Twin Rooms


Pet & Dog Friendly Pets Welcome
Suitable for Families Family Friendly
Large Group Friendly Large Groups Welcome
Suitable for Same Sex Couples Gay Friendly
Eco Friendly Eco Friendly
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Location Details and Things to Do

About Dartmouth and Devon
Watermill Cottages lie between Dartmouth & Kingsbridge in Start Bay in Devon, just inland from Slapton Sands. 15 beaches in 30 minutes' drive, most dog-friendly. Ideal for family & dog-friendly hols, or walking in Devon & the South West.

Nearest Bus Stop:
Strete
Nearest Train Station:
Totnes
Nearest Motorway:
A38
Nearest Airport:
Exeter
Nearest Ferry:
Plymouth
Location Details:

This Holiday Cottage in Devon is in or close to:
  • Coast of Devon
  • Dartmoor
  • English Riviera
  • South West England
  • The South Coast

This Holiday Cottage in Dartmouth, England:
  • has many local attractions and things to do
  • has equestrian and horse riding available nearby
  • has fishing available on site or nearby
  • has Golf courses nearby
  • has sailing and other watersports available nearby
  • is in a good location for cycling and mountain biking
  • is in a good location for walking and climbing
  • is close to Vineyards
  • a car is advised
  • is in a rural location
  • is in a village location
  • is near a beach
  • is on a working farm
  • has great local bird and wildlife

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