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18thC Water Mill Set In 9 Acres Meadow & Woodland, Chapel Amble, Nrth Cornwall

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Converted Mill nr Rock, Cornwall, England - Peaceful Rural Location With Easy Access To Camel Estuary, Padstow, Rock And Wadebridge

Open plan design. Sleeps 6. Three bedrooms. Converted 3-storey 18th Century listed water mill set in a wonderful, peaceful, rural location next to a stream. The Mill has a large lawn bounded by a further 8 acres of wild meadow & woodland. A truly secluded spot. Just a short drive away are the glorious beaches of the Camel Estuary (Rock, Daymer Bay, Polzeath) ideal for an array of water sports, & Padstow a short ferry ride away. The Cornish coast is very close by & the 2 local village pubs within walking distance.

Property Manager
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

An amazingly tranquil retreat that is perfectly set up. We couldn't have wanted anything more - we had a fantastic time. Thank you so much.
Jul 2017
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
The Malsters Chapel Amble
Nearest Ferry
6.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
St Kew Golf
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
The Malsters Chapel Amble
Nearest Ski
6.2 Miles
Water ski, Rock
Nearest Beach
6.2 Miles
Car: necessary


The glorious beaches of the Camel Estuary (Rock, Daymer Bay, Polzeath) are a 15 min drive away. As well as sailing, windsurfing & waterskiing, Rock offers opportunities for fishing, diving & wildlife excursions. Padstow is a 5 min ferry ride. Daymer Bay is the quintessential family beach; a huge expanse of fine, clean sand. Polzeath, at the mouth of the Estuary, is much renowned for its surfing. A stunning beach bounded on either side at low tide by scores of rock-pools teeming with sea-life.


Newquay Airport is 16.5 miles away.

Bodmin Parkway Rail Station is 14 miles away.

Use of a car is recommended due to the rural location of the Mill. However, there are very good taxi services in the area.


Chapel Amble village - 1 mile.

St Kew Village - 1.5 miles.

Wadebridge town/Camel Trail - 4 miles

Port Quin - 4.5 miles

Port Isaac - 5.5 miles

Rock/Daymer/Polzeath - 6 miles

Bodmin Moor - 8 miles

Padstow - 12 miles (or 6 miles via ferry at Rock)

Eden Project - 18.5 miles

Further Details:

Two miles away at St Endellion, there is the splendid Trevathan Farm shop/ cafe/restaurant with outdoor play area. The picturesque villages of Chapel Amble and St Kew are within walking distance (1 mile and 1½ miles respectively). Both have pubs serving excellent local food and ales. Chapel Amble also has a small shop & Post Office. St Kew has a beautiful 15th century church. The nearest town is Wadebridge, set on the River Camel, with an excellent array of shops, pubs, restaurants, banks, supermarkets, bus station, cinema, & swimming pool/leisure centre. Wadebridge is the nearest access point onto the well-known Camel Trail. From here you can follow (by bicycIe or on foot) the old railway line along the banks of the Camel to Padstow (5 miles), or, alternatively you can follow it in the opposite direction through the verdant Camel Valley to Bodmin (5 miles) and onto Wenfordbridge on the edge of Bodmin Moor (12 miles).

In Rock, the Rock Inn Pub & also Nathan Outlaw's pub - The Mariners - offer arguably the best views on the Estuary and offer excellent food, & perhaps for that special occasion, the Michelin starred Nathan Outlaw's at Port Isaac may tempt you. Or, if Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant takes your fancy, hop on the ferry to Padstow; a five minute trip and you are there!

A short walk from Daymer Bay, out across the golf links, takes you to the beautiful, tranquil, 12th century church of St Enodoc where the much loved Poet Laureate Sir John Betjamen is buried.

Polzeath benefits from cafes, restaurants, gift & clothing shops selling beachwear along with surf clothing and equipment. You can also rent surf equipment as well as book surfing lessons here.

The spectacular North Cornish coastline, with its atmospheric fishing villages of Port Isaac (Doc Martin fame), Port Gaverne & Port Quin, is popular with kayakers - exploring the sea caves at high tide & the pristine secret beaches at low tide. For those wishing to join a guided expedition, trips generally commence from Port Quin.


Saint Kew Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , bidet
  • Main bathroom on lower floor comprises large walk-in shower, large bath, WC, sink basin, heated towel rail & electric shaver point. 2nd (en-suite) bathroom on top floor comprises bath, bidet, WC, sink basin, electric shaver point & heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double Bedroom - lower ground floor - 1 double
    En-suite Bedroom - Top Floor - 1 queen
    Twin Bedroom - lower ground floor - 2 twin/ single , Travel cot available.
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Top floor: En-suite Master Bedroom with king-size bed, flat screen TV, hair-dryer. Ground floor: Bedroom 2 with double bed. Bedroom 3 with 2 single beds. All bedrooms have electric convector heaters. Duvets & pillows are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Families with young children should be aware that the Mill has a stream running directly adjacent to the lawn. Inside the property, there is a spiral staircase and only 1 stair gate in the 3 storey property. Outside: Driveway with plenty of parking. Wonderful large lawned area, ideal for games or simply relaxing by the stream. Picnic table/bench, second bench & barbecue. The lawn gives way to the meadow & woodland where there is a year round abundance of wildlife including deer, foxes, badgers, stoats, owls, buzzards, sparrowhawks & kestrels (the stream runs the full length of the boundary of the Mill & its grounds). In the spring the woodland is alive with birdlife and carpeted with bluebells, campion, and other wild flowers. The meadow is truly a wild meadow. To improve access, whilst minimising disruption to wildlife, pathways through the meadow are mowed just twice a year. Boots/wellingtons are therefore recommended. Bed linen, house towels, & also beach towels can be provided for an extra charge (please enquire). Tea-towels & bath mats are provided free of charge. A cleaning service can be provided during your stay for an extra charge - please enquire. Other: Dining area with large dining table and 6 chairs, CD player/radio, night store/economy 7 heater. Lower floor: hallway with electric night store/ economy 7 heater, and external door.


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18thC Water Mill Set In 9 Acres Meadow & Woodland, Chapel Amble, Nrth Cornwall
average rating of 4.928571 based on 18 reviews

Lovely property.

  • 5 of 5

Great house, well maintained and well looked after.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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A lovely week in beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5

The Mill was absolutely perfect; we didn't want to leave! Plenty of room for all of us to have our own space and all the facilities you could possibly need for a week's holiday, plus some really nice touches left by Anne-Marie (magazines, colouring pencils and paper for the kids, bottle of wine in the fridge!). The garden, surrounding woodland and stream were lovely, the children spent ages exploring. We ate at the nearby Maltsters Arms (the food was excellent, if a bit pricey) and the Ship at Wadebridge, again excellent food. A great base for exploring the lovely villages and beaches in this part of Cornwall, though I would definitely recommend hiring a car to make the most of your stay. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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beautiful setting, characterful mill

  • 5 of 5

Great amenities at the Mill, everything we could have wanted in the kitchen and also kid's toys. We even had a kick around with the sponge ball from the barn.

Our 20 month old loved exploring the place and asked to go to the river a lot.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The Mill is in an outstanding setting and we felt was a perfect base for exploring Cornwall. As you would expect, the mill is very well appointed and offers everything that you need to enjoy your stay.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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A beautiful rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

Combe Mill is a well equipped and maintained character property situated at the end of a private road a short car ride from both Padstow and Wadebridge. Our party consisted of 6 adults and one toddler and the Mill never felt too small or cramped. All the bedrooms are a reasonable size and are bigger than they seem on the photographs. There is ample storage space for clothes in the bedrooms. Our daughter and her husband were in the first floor bedroom with our grand daughter and there was plenty of room for her travel cot in the room. The bathroom and ensuite are of a good standard as is the overall standard of furnishings throughout the Mill. The grounds are simply stunning. Driving along the country lane leading to Combe Mill is a bit intimidating at first, but we all soon got used to it. Our son and his wife and our daughter and her husband dined in Padstow a couple of nights and the taxi fare back to Combe Mill was £32. Overall we had a fantastic week break at a Combe Mill and would definitely go back given the chance.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely and quiet accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Tucked away but still close to lovely sight seeings and areas. Enough space and well equipped house. Would come here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $132.17

Booking Notes:
We require a 25% deposit and a completed, signed, rental contract to secure the booking. The balance of the money plus a £100 damage deposit must be received no later than 8 weeks prior to the start of the holiday.
The damage deposit will be returned after the property has been checked (no later than 2 weeks).
We rent out the Mill for short breaks during non-peak times - please contact for pricing.

Changeover Day:
Friday. During low season there is some flexibility - please enquire. Arrival time from 3.00 pm (a text will be sent to you if the property is ready before this time). Depart by 10.00 am.

Notes on prices:
Prices include electricity. Please note property sleeps maximum 6 people. Strictly no smoking and no pets allowed. We offer short term rentals during non-peak periods - please enquire for pricing.
Cancellation Policy: We have a tiered cancellation policy - details are included in the Rental Contract.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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