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Converted Mill in the South Hams with Shared Pool

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Mill Apartment in South Hams, Kingsbridge, Devon, England, UK - Idyllic Location in 28 Acres of Private Estate, Near Beaches and Moorland

Millwheel Cottage is a 2 bedroom ground floor apartment in a converted mill block. It has a private patio and garden. Free wifi throughout. The 28 acre private estate has an outdoor heated pool (summer), indoor heated pool (all year), small gym, walled garden with play area, fishing lake, tennis court, games room, table tennis, pool table and much woodland to explore safely. It is ideal for adults (2) or a family with children. Bigbury beach and the South Hams coastline is nearby and Dartmoor is just 4 miles, making it ideal for walking, beaching or relaxing. Near Salcombe, Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.

Lesley Thomas
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Lesley Thomas

We used to live in Devon but are now beavering away in Surrey. We love to stay at Millwheel ourselves for getaways in the winter months and love the area. Hopefully we will go back one day - it's our favourite part of the UK.

Lesley Thomas purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Lesley Thomas chose South Hams

Millwheel is set in the South Hams which is a delightful part of South Devon twixt coast and moor. The fast A38 can whizz you there speedily, but once there it's a real getaway.

What makes this apartment unique

The South Hams can be enjoyed all year round. There is much to choose from: whether its a bracing moorland walk you are after with a cream tea, or a paddle at the seaside followed by sampling of local food and wine.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had a wonderful couple of days at Millwheel cottage and very much enjoyed the grounds too - including the playpark and pool/darts room. The cottage is cosy and has everything you need for a restful stay. A real bonus for us was the provision of toys in the cottage for our two young children. I would definitely recommend Millwheel Cottage." (Victoria)

"We had a lovely time and have already recommended the cottages to two other families. We had a great time and will certainly be back again. The indoor pool was great and we used it twice every day, the cottages were extremely well equipped and we really felt at home. The pub was just a few minutes away and had free wi-fi and morning coffee!" (Paul)

"The cottage is extremely comfortable, very clean and well equipped.We were made to feel welcome by the owner from first enquiry until the end of our stay with everything relating to our stay being handled very efficiently and quickly. The estate is pretty and well located." (J)
Mar 2010
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
California Cross
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
California Cross Inn
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Bigbury on Sea
Car: necessary


Bigbury beach/Burgh Island are 6 miles away by car. Ideal for paddling, and rock pooling, it's also popular with kite-surfers.

Take the unique tall tractor over to the island or walk it at low tide across the causeway. Hope Cove is 12 miles away with pub, parking - a good spot to take a coastal walk from. Thurlestone is 10 miles - a National Trust beach. Salcombe is 13.7 miles - beaches, sailing and a popular town.

Dartmouth 13 miles boat hire.


Exeter airport is 40 miles away. The Roskoff/Plymouth ferry is 30 mins drive away.


Modbury 3 miles. A Georgian town with local shops and pubs. Kingsbridge 7 miles. A pretty town at the estuary head with shops and markets throughout the week. Totnes 13 miles. Excellent local shopping and cafes for all. Salcombe 13 miles with beaches, shops and sailing tuition. Dartmouth 13 miles. Take a boat trip or hire your own.

Further Details:

You can walk in just a few minutes to the local pub, which has won awards for its food and has free wifi. The garage on the corner has a well stocked shop with a good supply of food and wine. Also by the garage is a fruit and vegetable stall run by nearby neighbours - good veg with the lowest food miles to be had!


North Huish Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The white bathroom suite comprises bath with shower over, WC and hand basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) + cot Notes on bedrooms: The main bedroom has a king size bed, storage and large wardrobe. Bedroom 2 has full-size bunk beds and looks out onto the lit millwheel itself. There is a full size travel cot which fits in either bedroom.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: There is a shared laundry room on site. Outside: Millwheel has its own private garden with small lawn, patio, table, chairs and parasol. BBQ. Outdoor pool (heated in mid/high season). Indoor pool (heated all year). Large walled garden with play equipment at one end. Games room with pool table. Tennis court. Lake with fishing. Gym with running machine, rower, cycle, bench. Designated parking space. Utility Room: The shared utility room has a washing machine and dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels, bed linen and T towels are provided. However, please bring your own beach towels. Lots of cleaning fluids and equipment is provided for you during your stay so no need to pack those. The cottage is cleaned on your departure. Other: The dining area seats 4-5. The kitchen is well stocked with crockery and cooking equipment.


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Converted Mill in the South Hams with Shared Pool
average rating of 4.571429 based on 8 reviews

A fantastic family hideaway in South Devon

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is perfect in every way. It has everything needed for a family week away and indeed more set in lovely grounds with an indoor and outdoor pool, fishing lake (which was a great hit with my young son as there were plenty of fish for him to catch and put back) and table tennis. We were wellcomed on arrival to scones, milk, cream and jam which was really lovely. There are a few other apartment / cottages within the grounds however at no point did things feel crowded indeed most of the time we were the only people in the indoor pool and we never saw anyone else near the lake. We had a perfect holiday ...

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a lovely time and look forward to seeing you again one day... L
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect little cottage on a lovely estate. The cottage had everything you could ever need and was clean and comfortable. Highly recommended, we hope to return at some point. Also Lesley was so helpful. Thanks for a lovely break.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a lovely time!
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Great cottage, superb facilities

  • 5 of 5

We are a young family with a small pooch had a great time, would recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Mill wheel cottage

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for a lovely holiday. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped especially if you have a baby or toddler. The facilities at the site are brilliant - we swam every day and our 8 year old loved being able to explore the grounds and make new friends with other children holidaying at the site. We would definitely recommend the cottage and general area - stunning local beaches and Dartmoor in easy reach.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Half Term Family Break

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Millwheel cottage for a week in May half term and had a wonderful stay in Devon. We chose Millwheel cottage for it's location - only 20 - 30 mins drive to various beaches and attractions. (Although not far by the mile, the country lanes meant every journey takes twice as long!) The cottage and amenities were as described. We liked that the cottage was self catering and had an indoor and outdoor pool as well as a games room and outside play area for kids. We made full use of the indoor pool - however the outdoor pool was honestly too cold for us to enjoy for more than 5 mins! (Apparently one of the heaters was broken). The cottage itself was the downstairs only of a small cottage and had one large kitchen/diner/lounge area, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom. It was perfectly adequate and clean. Linens and towels as well as cleaning products were provided so after doing your own food shop, you're all set. The barbeque in the garden was a useful addition as we were able to make use of it a lot as the weather was so good. The garden isn't south facing though so you don't get the sun in the late afternoon/evening - but luckily it was still warm enough to sit outside for a while into the evening. The site has 20 privately owned rental cottages but although it was busy, it didn't feel crowded or noisy. We felt very safe and would happily go back for future breaks in Devon. Lesley was helpful, informative and efficient with passing out detailed instructions, returning the deposit etc. She even left out some delicious home made scones and jam for our arrival - yum!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely stay in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic holiday and the place was just lovely. The owners were very accommodating leading up to the holiday, answering any questions we had quickly. The place itself had everything for a young family - playground, grounds to explore, swimming pool and even a tub of toys and games. It was in a really nice area to explore - close to beaches, towns with restaurants and cafes, and easily enough you can be at the Dartmoor National Park. We had a lovely long weekend!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a lovely time and a chance to explore the beautiful South Hams. Hope to host you again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26.57
cleaning/laundry $66.42
Refundable damage deposit $132.84

Changeover Day:
At high season changeover day is Saturday. The rest of the year is quite flexible.

One small dog can be taken by arrangement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.