Helen Shopland

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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 Cottages 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

A choice of one bedroomed cornish cottages - Traditional stone and slate cottages, each with a character of it's own. The delightful combination of stone, slate and exposed beams reflects by-gone days of the Old Mill at Ta Mill. Converted from original 16th Century buildings, they retain some original features and fixtures. Millers cottage is a 4 star two storey cottage. Bedroom with exposed beams and lofty sloping ceiling upstairs with velux roof window. Bathroom with shower over bath. Very spacious living area with open plan kitchen and dining area. Exposed beams and cosy woodburner gives abundance character. Olde Granary is a a single storey cottage with french doors leading from double bedroom to patio area. Shower over bath. Woodburning stove. Pump Cottage is a very comfortable hideaway attached to the rear of Ta Mill House with a huge inglenook fireplace. Shower room and bedroom on 2nd storey. Please see our website for more information or ring Helen on 01840 26179
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Helen Shopland (Owner)
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About Helen Shopland

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 cottage in 1997

Why Helen Shopland chose Launceston

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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!

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Ta Mill Cottages
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Ta Mill Cottages
+44 01840261797
Launceston North Cornwall
Andover, Hampshire

Ta Mill and a star called Helen

  • 5 of 5
Words can not explain how lovely this place is.. Helen welcomes you as if it is her home... and it does feel like a home from home, we booked for 1 week, but ended up staying for 2 and moving from Smithy cottage to a lodge for the second week as our other holiday company mucked up our booking!. The veiws and walks are amazing.. and the bliss of no mobile phone coverage (O2) was ideal... I would highly recomend Ta Mill to anyone.. but a car is essential to get around!
We esspecialy loved the table tennis lol.
The pub up the road (you do need to drive or be whilling for a long walk) called the Wilsey Down Hotel gave a walm welcome and good food!. High Force is a short drive away for breathtaking walks and sights.... all in all idealy situated and perfect for a romantic getaway or family break.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So pleased to get such lovely comments- I hope that everyone who has stayed at Ta Mill remembers it so affectionately. It is a special place hidden away from the hustle and bustle but rest assured it is easy to get to and easy for exploring Devon and Cornwall. I remember the couple well and was pleased to help them out with their second week. Yes, mobile coverage is a problem, but Vodafone works fine. Wish we could get broadband!!
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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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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Launceston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
End of Sept
Sep 13 2014 - Oct 3 2014
2 night minimum stay
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 17 2014
2 night minimum stay
October Half term
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
Winter Specials
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 19 2014
2 night minimum stay
Xmas/ New Year
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £7
Refundable damage deposit £30
Notes Cottages are available to let on a short break all year round- from 2 nights to 6 nights. QUOTATION is accurate for 2 or 3 days. 4 or more days are subject to further discount. Please see our website for more details. Contact Helen on 07778 961819 for details.
Electricity extra- 10p per unit, (less than cost)
30% deposit payable on booking, balance payable 6 weeks before holiday commences. Payment via on line booking system at 'Ta Mill' website through secure hosting, card over phone or bank transfer.
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Launceston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Shower over bath or shower room
  • The cottages have a choice of bathrooms - Millers and Olde Granary cottages have shower over bath, Pump,Hayloft and Smithy have a shower only. Millers, Hayloft and Olde Granary have new bathrooms, beautifully tiled walls and floors and modern, luxurious fittings.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • 1 double bedroom with 5 ft bed and room for put-u-up for third person in Millers and Olde Granary. Standard size double bed with room for put-u-up in Pump cottage.
  • Video Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Terrace
  • Child's Swing
  • Sand Box
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • pond
  • coin laundry
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
Wi-Fi available on site, but not inside cottages. All cottages are traditional stone and slate cottages. Millers and Olde Granary have bathroom with shower over bath. Pump cottage and Smithy cottage have shower rooms. Millers, Olde Granary and Pump have woodburners. Central heating in all cottages except smithy cottage. All cottages have patio area for sitting out and the site is a quiet secluded hideaway and so very peaceful and private. Cottages are spacious and can accommodate 2 adults plus at least one child on a put-u-up or cot that can be provided. Please call Helen on +44 7778 961819 for more details on specific cottages. Veuillez appeler Helen au +44 7778 961819 pour plus de détails sur des cottages en particulier.
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