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Huge inglenook fireplace in Pump cottage

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 10 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Ta Mill cottages are traditional stone and slate cottages, with original features and are thoroughly individual. Each cottage has:.

• one double bedroom

• shower room or bathroom

• a private patio

• kitchen/dining area

• pets welcome in Pump cottage and Smithy

Pump cottage has central heating and woodburner. Smithy cottage has electric heaters in all rooms. We also have luxury 4 star cottages with one double bedroom- Hayloft and Millers cottage (see 116974)

On site Hot Tub and Swim Spa for a perfectly relaxing and therapeutic break in a peaceful location. Close to North Cornish coast with stunning beaches and beautiful walks. Ideal for nature lovers, busy couples seeking a restful break being wonderfully situated for exploring Cornwall or Devon.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Crackington Haven 10 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 30 km, Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway 24 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Dining seats for 2, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Everything you need for a relaxing break in beautiful surroundings in North Cornwall with the beautiful North Cornish coast only 15 minutes away and the rugged moors of Bodmin even closer.

There are 4 cottages- Millers, Olde Granary, Smithy and Pump.

Millers cottage (completely renovated in 2011) offers a spacious beamed living room with wood burning stove and tiled floor. Upstairs the bathroom leads off the double bedroom (king size bed) which has sloping ceilings and exposed beams. Central heating upstairs, underfloor heating in living area. Patio area outside - south facing, very sheltered. Sorry no dogs (see 116974 for photographs)

Pump cottage has a spacious beamed living room with a huge inglenook fireplace and woodburner. Steep stairs lead you to a double bedroom with sloping ceilings and exposed beams and a shower room. Slated patio area outside. Pump has oil fired central heating. One small dog allowed

Olde Granary (renovated 2012) has french doors off a large double bedroom (king size bed) to a private rear garden. A triple aspect living area offers views into the original courtyard and beyond. A bathroom with shower over bath. Olde Granary has no stairs and only a shallow step on the entrance. Sorry no dogs (see 116974 for photographs)

Smithy cottage is a cosy cottage with south facing patio area with views across the valley. A double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and open beams once again throughout. - All on one level with no steps. One small dog allowed.

On site laundry has washing machines, dryer and ironing facilities. Wi-Fi is available on site, near reception, but not in the cottages.

Further details outdoors

Visitors to Ta Mill can now enjoy our uniquely situated Hot Tub which is set in the original waterwheel pit, surrounded by the stunning stone walling. There is also a Swim Spa for those who want a more energetic experience swimming against a constant current, set to suit your liking. These items are available for hire at a small additional cost.

The accommodation is set in a peaceful hollow of 45 acres. A babbling brook meanders through the grounds, past the wildlife pond and continues along the picturesque nature trail, which is a DEFRA assigned access, recognised for its archaeological interest and unique setting. This nature trail leads you through a beautiful valley of dramatic stone outcrops and blossoming gorse. In the Spring, the bright yellow gorse and white blossom of the blackthorn contrast with the stunning grey slate rocks. Later in early Summer the hillside is adorned with purple foxgloves. Indulge your imagination as you absorb the natural beauty and unique tranquility whilst you wander along this unspoilt haven for nature where you can glimpse magnificent birds of prey, flocks of lapwing and much more. After nearly half a mile of wending stream you will be delighted at the discovery of another wildlife pond, playing host to a wealth of pondlife, including dragonflies, striking turquoise damselflies and swallows as they dip and dive across the shimmering water.

Other facilities include a pitch 'n' putt course set in an acre of meadowland and games room.

Further details

Weekly bookings or short breaks - any day start for any length of time out of season. Special offers on website

The West Country region

Ideally situated for touring Devon and Cornwall, Ta Mill is approx. 50 minutes from Exeter, so why not enjoy a short break for a therapeutic experience ‘away from the madding crowd’ any time of year. You will be within easy reach of the dramatic Heritage coastline of North Cornwall and the untamed beauty of Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor. Explore the hidden coves and pretty fishing villages including Port Isaac and Padstow. Visit the timeless harbour at Boscastle or the mystical castle of King Arthur at Tintagel. Relax on a sheltered sandy beach or take in the stunning views as you follow the coastal path from Bude to Padstow. Enjoy the world famous Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan or visit the wealth of National Trust houses and gardens in the locality.


Within 10 miles

•Boscastle and Tintagel – explore the picturesque village of Boscastle with cottages dating back to the 15th Century and stroll along its timeless harbour. A few miles down the coast lies Tintagel, said to be the birthplace of King Arthur, which boasts superb walks with numerous pubs along the way.

•Tintagel Castle – a land full of mystic and legend, discover for yourself the rocky headland of Tintagel with King Arthur’s castle.

•Crackington Haven – its dramatic cliffs draw many tourists to this lovely spot, close to ‘High Cliff,’ Cornwall’s highest point. While you are there visit nearby hamlet St Gennys and the tiny historic church which has amazing views to Lundy Island.

•Bodmin Moor-Explore the crags and combes of Bodmin Moor. Scale the heights of the rugged but beautiful peaks of Roughtor or Brown Willy for a kestrel’s eye view of the moor. Look out for rare plants such as bog orchids and coral necklace and marvel at her mysterious 4000 year old Stannon or Trippet stone circles.

•Trethorne Leisure – great entertainment for children and adults alike, Trethorne Leisure offers something for the whole family.

•Tamar Otter Park – the Otter Park and Wildlife Centre allows visitors to not just otters (made famous by the legendary Tarka), but also deer, wallabies and many species of birds while walking through the woodlands.

•Launceston Steam Railway – step back in time and visit this historic railway, museum and gift shop. Buy a ‘Day Rover’ ticket that will allow you to travel in open or closed carriages around the Kensey Valley and with a train every 50 minutes, there is plenty of time for a picnic stop on route!

Within 20 miles

•Port Isaac – another beautiful and historic coastal village that offers fantastic walks along the coast or allong the steep and narrow streets.

•Bude – Sandy beaches, stone breakwaters and the canalside walks make this an all weather destination with evening concerts and mouth-watering restaurants.

•Golitha Falls – a famous beauty spot on the edge of Bodmin Moor, best seen between April and July.

•Pencarrow – this magnificent house boasts 50 acres of stunning gardens designed by Sir William Molesworth between 1831 and 1855.

•Lanhydrock – this stunning Victorian country house is National Trust owned and provides a great day out for visitors of all ages.

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23 Sep 2013


"Cosy cottage in stunning surroundings"

We spent four nights at Ta Mill, and our stay in the Hayloft cottage was very comfortable and homely. The cottage itself is spacious and well furnished - it feels private and secluded despite being si… More

Glad you had a relaxing and enjoyable time here at Ta Mill. The weather was a little grizzly during your stay in contrast to the lovely September we have had prior and since! Our luxury cottages are so well insulated and warm all year round that the mobile phone reception is somewhat hampered- its a good idea to leave your phone on a window cill. Our Hot Tub and Swim Spa are available come rain or shine and so provide the perfect way to end the day after site seeing or walking along the nearby coastal path. Guests love our 'contura' woodburners which add to the romantic ambience but it may be worth turning the central heating off when you light up, to avoid being roasted...

22 Sep 2012


"Lovely cottage in great location"

Despite specific arrival/departure dates we were allowed to be a bit more flexible, found the cottages easily by car thanks to some good directions on the website and were given the key and some helpful advice immediately on arrival.
We stayed in Pump Cottage which was lovely and cosy, with a beautiful fireplace and all the utilities we needed- just watch out for the electricity coin meter and the steep stairs.
The location is beautiful, with a lovely path from the site bringing you close to some animals as well as a stream. A great rural base to explore some of Cornwall from.

Thankyou for your comments. Our Pump cottage does have a fantastic inglenook fireplace which houses the cosy woodburner. The meter (10p per unit) should cost no more than £1 a day as there is central heating in the Pump cottage which is included in the rental cost. Thankyou for appreciating our flexibility- we do hope we can fit around our guests travel arrangements, where possible.

30 Jan 2012


"Idyllic Cornish weekend, in a cottage with a modern twist!"

Arriving at Ta Mill particularly early, I was welcomed and shown to my cottage early to accomodate my need to get some work done before being able to get the weekend started! Walking in to the cottage was a pleasant surprise as we had been given Miller's cottage for the weekend. Refurbished to a high standard, with a very modern twist, the cottage was a delight and surprise. Underfloor heating, a very well equipped kitchen with a brilliant oven & hob, a gorgeous and easy to use log burner, leather sofas, a huge bedroom with a big comfy bed, a leather sofa in the bedroom, a beautiful ensuite and the buildings original beams left in place, all gives the cottage a beautiful look and feel.

The grounds are gorgeous, the nature trail and walk through the fields on a particularly sunny Saturday morning was lovely. We saw kestrels, sparrow hawks and plenty of sheep! There is also the games room with a pool table which kept us occupied on Saturday night.

Having a car is a must as it is a little out of the way, but that makes it all the nicer. There is a pub with friendly staff about 5mins away. It is ideally located to explore the coast. We ventured to the top of Roughtor, about 15 min drive, and also to Tintagel. We went to King Arthurs castle, but opted not to pay to go in, and instead we explored the beach and its caves. Then we went to Trebawith Strand in search of rock pools and caves.

The price to stay at Ta Mill is a bargain and I would recommend to anyone! Friendly and accomating staff in a tranquil and idyllic location are just two of the features of this little hideaway. Definitely book your trip there now! I know we'll be going back!

Thankyou for your comments. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our Millers cottage is particularly warm and cosy, even in January. We offer accommodation all year around and our guests can get some bargain breaks out of season. Many of the attractions close to Ta Mill have a different feel in the winter months and are well worth a visit. Places like Boscastle, Rough Tor, Port Isaac and Crackington Haven (to name a few) are great destinations all year round.

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