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Helen Shopland

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Secluded rural hideaway set in rolling countryside - coast 7 miles - Ta Mill Cottages

1 Review
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Launceston Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

2 night stay from 22nd or 23rd August available for 2 people or 3 night stay for 4 people from 21st August in a lodge- STILL AVAILABLE. 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).

More Details

Details for Ta Mill Cottages 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Short breaks in August still available- 22-24th Aug or 23-25 Aug or after 29th Aug 2016. 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.

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. Smithy cottage is a cosy one bedroom cottage with shower and south facing patio area. We also have our 'luxury 4 star cottages for 2' with fantastic Contura woodburners- Millers, Olde Granary or Hayloft cottage- Please see 'Luxury Ta Mill cottage for 2' or our website for more information. Ring Helen 01840 261797

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Helen Shopland (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 18 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 North Cornwall

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!

Ta Mill can be hired exclusively for 30 or more people if you have an event to celebrate or even a wedding. You can get wed, celebrate and stay in the same beautiful location here at Ta Mill.

Reviews

1 traveler review

Ta Mill Cottages
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Andover, Hampshire
5

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
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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Map

Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Exeter
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Wilsey Down, Hallworthy
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Trethorne Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Bodmin
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Exeter-M5
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Crackington Haven
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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Rates & Availability

Launceston Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
End of Sept
Sep 9 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$117
From
$136
Fri,Sat
$524
 
 
October
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 13 2016
2 night minimum stay
$101
From
$117
Fri,Sat
$451
 
 
October Half term
Oct 14 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$117
From
$136
Fri,Sat
$524
 
 
Winter Specials
Oct 31 2016 - Dec 15 2016
2 night minimum stay
$84
From
$98
Fri,Sat
$378
 
 
Xmas/ New Year
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
From
$157
Fri,Sat
$603
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $9
Refundable damage deposit $39

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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Amenities

Launceston Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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. (see also luxury Ta Mill cottage for 2) for Millers, Olde Granary and Hayloft cottages.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
  • 1 double bedroom with 5 ft bed and room for put-u-up for child or cot in Pump cottage. Suits 2 adults plus a child or baby. Please note there are steep, open tread wooden stairs to first floor. Smithy cottage has standard size double bed and only suitable for 2 adults.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • 3 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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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