In a tranquil village setting, less than 3 miles from the sandy beach at Paignton, The Old Mill and the four adjoining single-storey holiday cottages, imaginatively converted from former farm buildings, retain splendid original roof beams and stone walls. All around the same pretty courtyard garden with a pond and fountain, they are attractively furnished in a ‘New England’ style. The Old Mill also has its own private garden to the rear.
The South Hams boasts the mildest climate in Britain. Paignton, 2 miles, and Torquay, 4 miles, have sailing, tennis and sports centres and coloured lights festoon the harbour by night.
It has many beautiful sandy beaches, giving it an almost Mediterranean feel. Inland is the medieval town of Totnes, with the historic Totnes Castle and 16th-century buildings, and once a week, there is an Elizabethan and farmers’ market. From the quayside, there are boat trips down the River Dart to Dartmouth; the South Devon Railway runs steam trains from Totnes to Buckfastleigh and another line from Paignton along the coast to Kingswear, opposite Dartmouth. Take a ferry across the Dart to visit Dartmouth with its array of shops and restaurants, take a walk around the castle and enjoy one of the tea shops for a Devon cream tea.
Within easy reach is the spectacular Dartmoor National Park. There are many tourist attractions close by including Agatha Christie’s former holiday home; Greenway, Babbacombe’s Model Village and the award-winning Paignton Zoo.
Away from the coast, visit Tavistock, where you can enjoy some dramatic scenery. There are many National Trust properties and plenty of surfing, swimming, sailing and angling.
Torquay has a lot to offer, such as Living Coasts, where the penguins wander freely, and the Princess Theatre running shows all year round. Visit the yachting marina and a selection of fine gardens, in addition to Kent’s Cavern where the remains of some of Britain’s very earliest inhabitants were found in the caves below.
The Roman city of Exeter is just 15 miles away. Discover the Cathedral, Museums (including the Royal Albert Memorial museum which boasts free entry), along with underground passages, canal and red coat tours.
Within walking distance of the cottages there are local shops 700 yards away, with a pub and restaurant 400 yards in the other direction.
Ground Floor Facilities
Coastal within 3 miles
Pub within 1 mile
Parking - On Site
Pets - not allowed
Mill cottage sleeps 4 people, it has two bedrooms one with 1 double bed and the other with 2 single beds.
Jasmine cottage sleeps 3 people, it has two bedrooms one with 1 double bed and the other with 1 single bed.
Rose cottage sleeps 4 people, it has two bedrooms one with 1 double bed and the other with 2 single beds.