Helen Shopland

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Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Cornish cottage, lodges, house twixt moor & coast - on Devon Cornwall border

Ta Mill offers the perfect holiday, be it that long weekend or peaceful break in an idyllic setting. Stay in a traditional Cornish cottage, with its individual character or choose a cosy lodge. Our new Hot Tub and Swim Spa facilities add further luxury to a magical break in a beautiful setting. Nestled in the original waterwheel pit, the Hot Tub is the perfect place to chill out under the stars or just watching the clouds go by. (terms apply)

Pump or Smithy cottage: Our Pump cottage is a one bedroom cottage with its cosy woodburner nestled in a huge Inglenook fireplace. The delightful combination of stone, slate and exposed beams exudes character.

Our luxury 4 star cottages offer beautifully decorated modern interiors in the original stone and slate buildings. Fully centrally heated and with contura woodburners these cottages are a retreat all year round.

Ta Mill House: This house sleeps up to 9 and offers fabulous 4 star accommodation and charming Olde worlde tradition in one. Ta Mill house boasts 4 large en-suite shower rooms, a wood burner, oil central heating and a generally spacious holiday home.

Detached Lodges sleeping 4 (discounted by 15% for couples) offer 2 bedrooms. Why not choose a Brookview lodge with a picturesque outlook over the wildlife pond, where you will definately spot our resident moorhens and probably spot the Mallard ducks and visiting Heron. Alternatively our Meadowview lodges have stunning views across the secluded valley and you can sit on the sunny south facing veranda and enjoy the peaceful countryside.

On site you can enjoy the newly installed Hot Tub or Swim Spa, games room with table tennis, pool table and darts or have some fun on our pitch 'n' putt set in an acre of meadowland. Alternatively meander along the picturesque valley on our beautiful Nature trail (wheelchair & pushchair friendly) or relax in the quiet grounds.

Ta Mill is ideally situated for touring both Cornwall and Devon. Nearby attractions include the North cornish coastline, Boscastle, Tintagel, Bude, Padstow and Port Isaac, renowned for the filming of Doc Martin and the historic market town of Launceston with its castle ruins. Eden project and Heligan gardens are well worth a visit. National Trust properties such as Lanhydrock and Cotehele are popular destinations. Although Ta Mill is hidden away in its own peaceful valley, it is superbly situated for visiting the North and South coasts of Cornwall, both Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor and of course countless gardens and historic houses and castles. To entertain the younger visitor local attractions include Trethorne leisure farm (10 miles), Hidden Valley(9 miles) and Crealy adventure park (20 miles).

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Details for Ta Mill House 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, 5 Bathrooms

Luxury spacious 17th Century house offering four bedrooms. Two double bedrooms, one twin and a family room with three singles, all with ensuite shower rooms. Separate bathroom downstairs. Very spacious attractive lounge with wood burner. Large dining room with traditional farmhouse pine furniture and oil rayburn leading through archway to pine kitchen with slate floor, electric cooker and dishwasher. Separate utility room with washing machine and dryer. Oil central heating for all year round comfort. Sheltered and sunny walled garden and patio for those summer evening barbeques. Ta Mill House offers the perfect accommodation for two families, a group of friends having a week-end escape or four couples who can each enjoy their own en-suite bedroom. Short breaks available- ideal for a long weekend. Easy access to coast and whilst off the beaten track, within 12 minutes of A30- 50 minutes from Exeter.
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Guestbook comments from the owner
Spacious, warm. Well equipped. Lovely House for family to gather for Christmas
Dec 2011
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Helen Shopland

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I was brought up on a farm, just across the border in Devon and went to school in Launceston, so I guess I'm 'Devonish', a mixture of Devonshire and Cornish! I lived and worked away for nearly 10 years before buying Ta Mill, roughly co-inciding with the birth of my first child. Over 16 years later, a second child, plus a sheep dog, cat and many more sheep, Ta Mill has been lovingly renovated and provides a unique hideaway for exploring the beautiful county of Cornwall.

Helen Shopland purchased this farmhouse in 1997

Ta Mill is a one-off place. When you first drive along the little country lane on your way to Ta Mill, with the silohettes of Rough Tor and Brown Willy on the horizon you are immediately struck by the magical location. After a couple of miles, you reach Ta Mill and drive down through the tunnel of trees to the secluded hollow where the cottages and lodges are nestled. This unique setting is a real gem and the accommodation allows visitors to experience the quiet ambience for themselves.

A haven for Nature it is a very relaxing and picturesque setting. It is ideally located, being 15 minutes from the stunning North Cornish cornish coastline and a few miles from the rugged Bodmin Moor. Our cottages offer fabulous 4 star accommodation which is perfect for couples or families and our detached lodges are also a favourite with couples out of season or families in summer. Ta Mill is truely a special place and we hope those who stay will feel refreshed and relaxed after a peaceful break in this beautiful setting. Our new Hot Tub and Swim Spa are a wonderful way to switch off!

Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Crackington Haven
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Wilsey Down, Hallworthy
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Trethorne Golf Course
Car: necessary

Ta Mill is a secluded rural hideaway, set in a peaceful hollow of 45 acres on the fringes of bodmin moor. Ideally situated for touring both Devon and Cornwall, within easy reach of dramatic coastline of North Cornwall and the untamed beauty of the moors. Explore hidden coves, pretty fishing villages (Padstow and Port Isaac) and the timeless harbour at Boscastle. A land full of mystic and legend, discover for yourself the rocky headland of Tintagel with Kind Arthurs castle. Relax on a sheltered sandy beach or take in the stunning views as you follow the coastal footpath from headland at Bude to the sandy dunes of Rock. Alternatively visit the many historic houses and gardens in the locality including Lanhydrock, Cotehele and Pencarrow. The magnificent EDEN Project and the 'Lost Gardens of Heligan' are within 45 minutes. Ta Mill is a tranquil setting which allows you to escape the pressures of everyday life and soak up the quiet atmosphere in a place where nature thrives.

Other Activities: pitch 'n' putt, nature trail, wildlife haven

Golf: There are several golf courses within 20 miles of Ta Mill. Trethorne and Launceston Golf courses are only 10 miles away. The world renowned St Mellion course is within 25 miles with the infamous Jack Nicklaus signature course. Other golf courses within 20 miles include Bude, St Enodoc, St Kew, Lanhydrock and Bowood Park.

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Launceston Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Holidays
Jul 18 2014 - Aug 28 2014
7 night minimum stay
Early September
Aug 29 2014 - Sep 11 2014
2 night minimum stay
late September
Sep 12 2014 - Oct 2 2014
2 night minimum stay
October- low season
Oct 3 2014 - Oct 16 2014
2 night minimum stay
October Half term
Oct 17 2014 - Oct 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
Winter specials
Oct 31 2014 - Dec 18 2014
2 night minimum stay
Xmas/ New Year 2014
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100
Deposit of 30% payable on booking. Balance payable 6 weeks prior to start date. Payment via secure hosting site or over phone or bank transfer.
Notes Please contact Helen via website or on 07778 961819 for details. Please see terms and conditions on 'Ta Mill' website. Electricity meter - £1 coins for electric (10p per unit (kWH)). Oil Central heating included in cost. Wood available on site for woodburner.

Short breaks available from 2 nights .
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Launceston Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Luxury
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dining Room
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , tub , Bathroom downstairs with bath
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Bedroom with 4 poster has bidet
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Ta Mill House offers en-suite shower rooms to all four bedrooms, plus an additional downstairs bathroom with corner bath and wc. Bidet in bathroom of one double bedrooom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom - 1 double , four poster bed
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 3 twin/ single
  • Ta Mill House has 4 bedrooms, 2 large doubles, 1 twin, 1 room with 3 beds, 2 cots available. All these bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and the largest bedroom has a 4 poster bed. Digital televisions in 2 bedrooms.
  • Video Library ...
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Sand Box
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • 9 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
  • coin laundry
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
Wi- Fi available on site, but not inside Ta Mill House. Ta Mill House offers 4 en-suite bedrooms and is a very comfortable house with plenty of room and an inviting woodburner. The site is set in a beautiful, peaceful valley of 45 acres on the fringes of Bodmin Moor, surrounded by rolling countryside. A nature trail meanders alongside the babbling brook from one wildlife pond to the other. A real haven for Nature. Uniquely Cornish, it is an idyllic place to relax and unwind. Wander along the North Cornish coastline (only 7 miles away) or relax on a sandy beach. Our favourites are Crackington Haven and Trebarwith. Alternatively explore the untamed Bodmin Moor with Rough Tor only 4 miles away or Dartmoor. Ideally situated for touring Cornwall and West Devon. Perfect for that long weekend with friends any time of year. On site- games room with table tennis, pool table and darts, pitch 'n' putt, children's play area and ample garden area for exploring.
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