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The Mill Living Space

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Gorgeous Grown Up Barn Conversion for couples. AA 5*

**Special Offer** 20% discount to website rates on all bookings for 2 nights or more.

Lurcombe is a working Farm and some of the buildings have been lovingly converted into this luxury Barn Conversion (The Granary) & luxury Cottage (The Mill).

'The Mill' truly is an exquisite place to stay – a countryside retreat and the perfect location to escape from the world. We are located in a hidden valley that slopes down to a small stream. There are 4 Ponds along the stream. The ground is slightly sloping and we also have big 'Devon Hills'!

The cottage is first class and oozes character and charm (ornate mantlepiece, superking sized bed, 'sunken' shower, leather sofas, easy chairs, thick pile carpets/rugs).

We offer a Bottle of Wine, eggs (from our chickens) and milk on your arrival.

Set in an Idyllic countryside retreat with woodland walks set in glorious rolling Devon hills we have a small fishing lake and ponds filled with carp. A Tennis court is available for you (please borrow our rackets and have a friendly game!), alongside our workshop and secure storage for bikes.

A bird watchers paradise (goshawks, buzzards, owls, ducks) we have excellent Dartmoor walks and we are very near to Haytor, Widecombe in the Moor, Ashburton, Totnes and Hound Tor (made famous by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles). We are 5/10 minutes from the A38 Expressway and very accessible.

As we are a farm, we have animals who are looked after extremely well - our native breed cattle (born and raised on Dartmoor), our chickens and our three extremely handsome dogs, Holly, Pumpkin and Scruff!

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Many beaches within easy reach of Lurcombe 8 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 33 km, Nearest railway: Newton Abbot 7 km
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, Shared garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Mill's Living Area has exposed beams and a stunning ornate mantelpiece, large reclaimed oak bookshelves and dining table/coffee table.

Flat screen TV/DVD with the full range of Freeview channels available and 30 DVD titles.

Modern fully equipped fitted kitchen with oven, dishwasher, fridge – A basic kitchen caddy of tea/coffee/herbs/salt and pepper etc.

Beautiful reclaimed oak king sized bed with high quality linen and towels.

Dressing mirrors,oak wardrobes and high quality soft furnishings.

Fully tiled Bathroom designed with a 'sunken' shower that fits two people

A Bottle of Wine, eggs (from our chickens) and pint of milk on your arrival.

Comfortable Leather sofas, easy chairs, thick pile carpets, rugs and rich curtains.

Local books, maps and novels fill the shelves of The Mill's 'Lending Library'.

Wireless broadband service so you can stay in touch with the outside world. (but only if you want to!)

Views of the courtyard and Great Orchard and the rolling Devon hills.

Shared utility room (washing/drying)

Outside table and chairs are nearby with many other fantastic private areas available for your use. Please ask and we'll show you…

Secure Car Parking

Secure storage for bikes and golf clubs

Further details outdoors

Onsite Fishing (Carp/Trout)

Tennis Court – please use our tennis court and rackets

Local maps, walking routes, books of the local area and books of interest to help you plan your time here.

Woodland walks set in 40 acres of unspoilt countryside

Fantastic outside relaxation spaces

The opportunity to meet our native breed cattle (born and raised on Dartmoor)

Birdwatch some of Lurcombe's finest! (Goshawks, buzzards, kestrels, ducks

Further details

The are 2 barn conversions available to rent at Lurcombe, The Mill and The Granary

Please visit our website for more details.

The West Country region

We are located on the edge of The Dartmoor National Park in a beautiful hidden valley.

The farm is around 40 acres and is set within big rolling Devon Hills.

Being so close to beautiful Dartmoor there's a vast amount of activities and ventures to explore!

We are close to the following villages, towns and cities - Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Haytor Rocks, Hound Tor, Torbay, Dartmouth, Totnes, Ashburton, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Exeter and Plymouth. We are 5 mins from The Devon Expressway, the A38.


Dartmoor - an area steeped in archaeological history, myths and legends and local interest (including Hay Tor Rocks, Hound Tor (made famous by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes'), the Lych Way, Bellever, Scorhill Stone Circle and so much more!

Totnes - a bohemian arty town, filled to the brim with local shops/produce. Take a boat trip from Totnes on to Dartmouth (made famous by Agatha Christie's house) and the stunning views across the water.

Buckfastleigh - a lovely little Devon town with the steam railway (trips to Totnes) taking you through glorious countryside.

The Templar Way walking routes ( based on the Templer’s transportation of granite from Haytor Quarries to Teignmouth via a stone railroad built about 1820)

Devon Guild of Craftsmen - contemporary art fair open every day in the town of Bovey Tracey.

A wealth of cycling routes (from the Dartmoor Classic to lesser known different graded routes)

A range of festivals including the Ashburton Blues Festival, Lemonfest, Devon Wildlife Trust, Regatta's, Water Festivals, Exeter and Dartmouth Food Festivals, Abbfest - Newton Abbot Food and Drink Festival, Theatre - Exeter's Northcott & Barn Theatre & Pheonix Centre, The Plymouth Pavillions, Dartington's Cinema & Gardens,

Adventure Centres (Ashcombe & Go Ape), Wildlife Parks (Living Coasts, The National Marine Aquarium, Butterfly and Otter Santuary/Hedgehog Farm), Boat-Trips, Exeter Underground Passages and Cathedral, Buckfast Abbey, Berry Pomeroy Castle, Becky Falls and Canonteign Falls.

There's a wealth of things to do just a short distance from Lurcombe!

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28 Aug 2014


"Fantastic stay in beautiful cottage"

We had a wonderful stay here over the bank holiday (2 adults, 1 infant). Cottage is freshly decorated and fully equipped with everything you will need for a home away from home. Nick (the owner) was extremely helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended.

16 Aug 2014



The Granary was the perfect self-catering holiday destination for a couple to explore both Dartmoor and the South West coast. To come back and relax at the wonderful flat with amazing views was perfec… More

8 Aug 2014


"Perfect escape from the real world!"

Visiting Devon for a wedding, thought we would make a mini holiday of it. Lurcombe Farm offered a perfect, tranquil home from home, the finishing touches made it so welcoming from the fresh eggs, milk and boftle of wine to the offer of freely taking the lovely farm dogs out for a walk... more like they walked us! Was a great escape from the real world of work and house work! Very sad to have to leave :( so much to do locally also, such a beautiful area we haven't stopped taking photos! Would recomend to anyone!

28 Jul 2014


"Beautiful and peaceful"

We stayed here on 25th July 2014 and were met with a warm welcome by Nick and Sarah, and their lovely dogs Pumpkin, Scruff and little Holly. Definitely a hidden gem - The whole place was beautiful, quiet and peaceful and overlooked stunning scenery. We couldn't of wished for a better place to spend the weekend, with some places to eat, Paignton Seafront and Zoo and Becky Falls all within a short car journey away. We would definitely recommend this place to any couple looking for a romantic retreat!

Thankyou for the lovely feedback, have a great rest of the summer, hope to see you again soon, All the best, Nick

24 Jul 2014


"Perfect, Perfect, PERFECT!"

We have just spent a lovely, relaxing and very peaceful 5 days at The Mill on Lurcombe Farm in Bickington, on the edge of Dartmoor Natioanl Park. We were very warmly welcomed by Nick and the 3 lovely… More

21 Jul 2014



We booked this last minute and from the photos and talking to Nick I was very excited about staying at Lurcombe Cottages in The Mill. When we arrived we were greeted by the most gorgeous views and the loveable Scruff, Pumpkin & Holly. The Mill was absolutely beautiful and my boyfriend and I were so amazed at how perfect everything was, right down to the finer details. Nick and Sarah were very friendly and great at giving advise on what to see or where to go. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a relaxing weekend away to come and visit Lurcombe Cottages. We will definitely be returning again!

Thanks Sophia very much, have a great summer, all the best, Sarah & Nick

14 Jul 2014



Dan and I have just returned from the most perfect weekend stay at The Mill! We stayed for two nights (11-13th July, 2014) and the whole time was absolutely incredible! The weather was glorious and … More

Thanks Sophie & Dan, great to have met you, thanks for coming to stay, look forward to seeing you again soon, best regards, Sarah

10 Jul 2014


"A relaxing weekend"

A well furnished little cottage on a lovely little farm just on the edge of Dartmoor. We had a lovely relaxing weekend break here. We were greeted by the owner Nick and 3 very friendly dogs, Pumpkin, Holly and Scruff. Nick was very welcoming, giving us some great tips about what to do in the local area. On his recommendation we climbed Haytor Rocks for some fantastic views of the moors before having a great pub lunch at the Ruddlestone (huge portions). This place is a hidden gem if you want a break in the countryside and great value for money. We'll definitely be coming back in the near future!

Thankyou very much for your comments, have a great summer, we look forward to seeing you again in the future in our little part of the world...

29 Jun 2014


"Idyllic tranquil peaceful, restful, just what the doctor ordered"

The Mill was spacious the photos don't do it justice the idyllic surroundings, the interior design was of the best standard, the warm welcome from Sarah and Nick was so warming and we felt it was… More

2 Jun 2014


"The farm has stunning scenery and very friendly/helpful owners"

The farm was just as described on the web site,hidden away from view in a green and peaceful valley. The views as you progress down the driveway to the farm are stunning.

We were met by Sarah and Nick who treated us as friends rather than just guests. They also have 3 lovely dogs who love nothing more than being your guides around the farm.

The accommodation was of a very high standard and it would be easy to have a very relaxing holiday without ever leaving the farm. We stayed in the Mill cottage which has a lovely bedroom and a bed which is best described as massive!
The farm is well located for days out, Totnes and Dartmouth being our favourites(the steam trains at Buckfastleigh are also well worth a visit)
The local shops are at Ashburton-which is a nice town with lots of interesting shops.
I did a little fishing at the farm which was both a challenge and very rewarding.
The tennis court was out of use when we stayed but that was being addressed as we left.
All in all this was a lovely place to stay .The owners and their extended family were great .
If you are looking for a relaxing holiday in a beautiful peaceful setting you will find all you need here.
Thanks for everything Kevin and Karen

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