F6 - The Old Mill
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Cottage | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
In Blakewell, down a private lane beside a few other houses, a charmingly converted, Grade II listed mill in an acre of truly stunning gardens with its own indoor heated swimming pool (16� square x 5�6" deep, available Easter to October) in a separate building (table football, loo). Steps and paths up to beautifully landscaped gardens, orchard with old Devon apple trees and sheltered suntrap patio (tables/chairs, barbecue).
Inside, comfort and imagination. Nine steps up to rear entrance. Three floors: on the middle floor, living room with woodburner (logs included) in huge fireplace, wood floor (rug), TV/DVD, Nintendo 64 and game cube, iPod dock. Big conservatory (cane furniture) looking to the garden. Fitted kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, freezer, fridge-freezer, cooker with induction hob, breakfast table seating 4, dining table best for 10); utility room (washing machine, tumble drier). Games room (half-sized table tennis, pool table, air hockey); loo. On the ground floor, two bedrooms � a double (3 steps up to bed) with low beams and millstone, TV and 3 steps up to en suite shower-room (suite), and canopied double with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath). On the top floor, three further bedrooms (low beams) � low lintel to a room with double and single beds, TV/DVD, dressing room with chaise longue and archway (no door) to en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower and separate shower); another room with double and single beds, TV, sofa and glazed door to small balcony; a pretty single; bathroom (suite, shower over bath).
Best for maximum of 10 people. Professional catering available. Walks from the door along a stream-lined valley. Good food pub, 1 mile. Organic farm shop and trout fishing (adults and children), 100 yards. Damages Deposit �200. A magical place to stay.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Private indoor pool, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Private indoor pool|
|General||Central heating, TV, Telephone, Games room|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 4 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1)|
|Outdoors||Private indoor pool|
|Further details indoors|
Please bring your own beach towels.
The agent has its own star rating system to quantify interior quality, comfort and ambience. This property has been rated 4.5 star.
About this location
The Devon region
North Devon: its coast is perhaps the most varied of all, from Hartland Quay with its tremendous cliffs and multi-coloured rocks like dinosaurs� backs, via car-free Clovelly village tumbling to the sea, and the estuaries of the river Torridge (where Tarka lived) and river Taw, and Braunton�s wilderness of sand dunes (all good for birdwatching), to the best sand/surf beaches in Devon at Saunton (the West Country�s best golf course too), Croyde and Woolacombe, all the way to Exmoor.
The main town is Barnstaple - busy, thriving, not too big. The Tarka Trail cycleway (bicycles for hire) follows, very attractively, the river Torridge from deep inland to the sea and on past Instow�s good beach and lovely cricket ground to Bideford, from where Elizabethan merchantmen sailed. From Hartland Point�s lighthouse, great views to Lundy Island - and from Ilfracombe ships (day trips) to it. In Appledore unusual ships are built and its heart is very pretty. Inland, woods and fields roll, sometimes steeply, with streams, rivers and farms, almost totally unspoilt - as is most of the coast. Its north-west, stretching from Hatherleigh to Hartland, is Devon�s least changed, least visited, least inhabited part, a country of big fields, some forests, gently undulating, with long, long views beneath big skies where old men in their vegetable gardens look up as a car passes. Holsworthy is the main (very small) town, with square, market, firm purpose. The river Tamar rises in the Tamar Lakes (watersports, fishing). The roads are straighter and less high-hedged than most in Devon - and emptier.
Blakewell: hamlet in a quiet stream valley 1� miles from Barnstaple (shops, restaurants, cinema, food market). The great north Devon sand/surf beaches (Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe), about 8 miles; golf at Barnstaple and Saunton; fly-fishing locally; nature reserve (birdwatching), 5 miles; Exmoor, about 8.
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Calendar last updated:03 Feb 2015
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