Welcome to Watermill Cottages - Pet-Friendly Cottages in the South Hams, Devon
Five individual self-catering cottages, each with its own charming attraction. All with log-burner, enclosed garden (Mill Cottage has a flowery patio) and outdoor furniture. There are bbqs and you’re welcome to enjoy the shared lawns, stream and woodland walks in over thirteen acres of natural valley.
Mill Cottage has an upstairs sitting room to make the most of the long river views,great for nature-lovers. It’s light and modern inside with beams. Sleeps 2-6, one double, one twin or single and cot, and kids’ bunk room.
Crownwheel Cottage has both downstairs and upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms & is great for larger groups of family and friends. Outside, it has more privacy with a furnished rear patio looking out over the woods and the river. Spacious sitting room, dining and kitchen. Sleeps 2-7. Downstairs there’s one double and a very large full-size bunk room with ample space for a further bed, a bathroom and separate further loo. Upstairs, a large twin with room for a cot and very large bathroom.
From your bed in Rose Cottage you can enjoy star- and moon-gazing (we have no light pollution so our night skies are splendid). It’s bright and sunny and furnished in a cheerful retro '50's style, and away from it all with a large deck offering sunsets, glorious open views, and an enclosed garden. Sleeps 2-4, one double and one twin, both with en-suites.
Quack Cottage, on the riverbank, is quaint, typically chocolate-box with its own large, enclosed riverside garden. Inside it’s rustic with beams, a stone fireplace and simply-furnished bedrooms with roses and wisteria peeping in the windows. Sleeps 2-4, one double and two singles.
Barleycorn Cottage, in the former mill building, has lots of space, large airy 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 verandah and its garden is enclosed, where the old mill pool used to be. The kitchen has an electric range cooker. Sleeps 2-4, plus cot. One very large double and a spacious twin.
Each kitchen is well-equipped with cooking & 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 and bathrooms are modern with baths and showers.
Our Devon Holiday Cottage Location
Perfect for relaxing and revitalising away from life's stresses and strains, Watermill Cottages are set round a former watermill and stream in a secluded valley just a five minute drive from Slapton Sands in an aonb. Only a mile inland from the National Nature Reserve at Slapton Ley which our river feeds. Handy for the Coast Path & stunning South Hams coastline, and 40 mins from Dartmoor. Fifteen beaches within 30 minutes' drive, most dog-friendly.
A natural place to bring dogs & kids - a whole valley to explore, woods to play in and the river to dam and race boats on, plenty of walks, and practically no traffic. The Gara Brook rarely runs above knee height so it's safe to paddle and they can feed the ducks.
Our valley is a peaceful haven of flowers, woodland, wetlands and wildlife with walks from your cottage door down green lanes, whilst nearby are various holiday attractions including art and craft galleries, lake and sea fishing, riding, at the local stables or on the Moor, Three South Hams golf courses nearby, and plenty of National Trust Properties.
Birdwatchers enjoy our wide variety of wood and wetland birds, you can fish for the small brown trout in the river, and moon- and star-gazers love our lack of light pollution.
Artists and writers have always found inspiration here John Masefield based a children's novel here, and WB Yeats visited his art