A Outdoor hot tub | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Outdoor pool | Tuckenhay Mill, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Outdoor swimming pool | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Tennis court | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes The Waterfall Pool | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes The Roman Pool | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Mill Lodge | Tuckenhay Mill - Mill Lodge, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Kitchen/diner | Tuckenhay Mill - Mill Lodge, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Stairs to first floor | Mill Lodge - Tuckenhay Mill, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Charming double bedroom with en-suite | Mill Lodge - Tuckenhay Mill, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Charming double bedroom with en-suite | Mill Lodge - Tuckenhay Mill, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Comfortable twin bedroom | Mill Lodge - Tuckenhay Mill, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Pretty twin bedroom | Mill Lodge - Tuckenhay Mill, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Cosy single bedroom | Mill Lodge - Tuckenhay Mill, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Bathroom | Mill Lodge - Tuckenhay Mill, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Snooker room | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Gym | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Indoor play area | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Football field | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Children’s play area | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Tuckenhay Mill | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Surrounding area | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Tuckenhay Mill Site Plan | Tuckenhay Mill - Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Mill Lodge Floor Plan - Ground Floor | Tuckenhay Mill - Mill Lodge, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes Mill Lodge Floor Plan - First Floor | Tuckenhay Mill - Mill Lodge, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes

English Country Cottages is part of the cottages.com family

English Country Cottages offers the finest collection of holiday cottages, all chosen for their character, luxury and heritage. This collection is one of many within the cottages.com family and features cottages graded 4 stars and above, all curated by our accommodation experts.
If you can’t find what you are looking for at English Country Cottages, click here to visit Cottages.com and browse over 19,000 properties from all of our collections, all of which are inspected and graded to ensure you find the perfect cottage.

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Telephone
  • Telephone Chargeable
  • Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shared Sauna
  • Children's Play Area
  • Steam Room
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Active Family Holidays
Show features
Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.
Selected start date
Available start days
Duration days
Unavailable days

2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

Looking to leave tonight, or arrive on a different day?
Call us on 0345 268 0785.

Tuckenhay Mill is a fantastic complex with attractions ranging from swimming pools to idyllic walks; Mill Lodge is great for the family.

Tuckenhay Mill is a fantastic complex with attractions ranging from swimming pools to idyllic walks; Mill Lodge is great for the family.

"Devon’s best kept secret... Just inland from some of Devon’s loveliest and most natural beaches lies the village of Tuckenhay set along Bow Creek on the River Dart...."

In a setting of stunning natural beauty, Tuckenhay Mill is the centrepiece of a cluster of country homes and cottages with superb leisure facilities including two indoor and one outdoor pools, making it ideal for a family holiday for all ages.
The Mill which once produced some of the finest paper in the land, nestles in the green and shady Bow Creek, a languid inlet of the River Dart where private yachts have replaced the old tall-masted ships and barges. Around the mill are all the buildings which once went to make up a small bustling village port. These listed buildings have been sympathetically restored and converted to a delightful range of holiday properties to suit larger family parties. Awards have been won for the conversion of buildings and the conservation of the area. With so much to do, many holidaymakers return year after year.

South Devon awaits you
Tuckenhay is only a 20-minute drive from the superb award-winning beach at Blackpool Sands and about 30 minutes from a surfing beach at Bantham, as well as some of the best natural beaches to be found anywhere in the UK.
There is also extensive access to the coastal footpath for walking and the wilderness that is Dartmoor for walking, climbing and riding.
This is a mecca for ramblers, bird-watchers, swimmers, surfers, horse riders, golfers and those interested in fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing.
In addition, there are many historic NT houses to visit including Agatha Christies’s Greenway as well as a local vineyard (with award-winning wines) at Sharpham.
Tuckenhay is only 5 miles inland from Dartmouth and 3 from the market town of Totnes. Village shop 3½ miles. Riverside inn and restaurant within walking distance.

A superb choice of cottages
Each of the cottages has been individually styled to offer comfortable and spacious accommodation. Great care has been taken to retain the feel of the original buildings and extensive use has been made of traditional materials. Most have garden, terrace or patio. Individual cottage details are shown on the following pages.
Many cottages have more than one bathroom and some have an en-suite bathroom to every bedroom. Kitchens are comprehensively equipped: most have dishwashers and all have microwave cookers.
Couples and honeymooners will feel snug and comfortable in the small cottages: Mill Leat, Mill Stream and Mill Spring. Families can spread out in Papermaker’s or Turbine Cottages, while Mill Lodge, Edgecombe Barn and Tuckenhay Mill House will sleep larger parties in comfort. Of course, combinations of cottages can accommodate bigger gatherings of family or friends."

An attractive detached stone-built house enjoying a delightful position facing west at the entrance to Tuckenhay Mill with a pleasant rural outlook. Entrance hall with oak floor and impressive staircase. Period-style living room with open fire. Conservatory opening on to private garden and patio area with BBQ. Fully fitted kitchen with arch to dining room. Pretty single bedroom with adjacent shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Two large twin bedrooms. Single bedroom. Second bathroom. Separate toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included October-May
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, hot water and use of swimming pools - charges vary by season £240per week or £132 for short breaks
  • Two cots and high chairs
  • DVD
  • Mini radio/CD
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Conservatory
  • Small garden with patio
  • Summer garden

  • Bed linen included
  • High chairs and additional travel cots available by arrangement (one high chair, one cot in all cottages unless otherwise stated)
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Wi-fi internet access (limited at times, in badminton/games hall, )
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared use of grounds
  • Shared barbecue area
  • Ample parking for cars and boats
  • Two pints of milk on arrival
  • No smoking (cottages and all facilities)
  • NB: Stream in mill grounds

  • Laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer by £1 slot meter
  • Extensive indoor and outdoor sporting facilities including 60-ft outdoor swimming pool (8 am to 8 pm, 1 May to 1 October) and all-weather tennis court
  • Superb indoor leisure complex with two heated swimming pools, Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and drench shower (Roman Pool open daily 8.30 am to 8.30 pm – Wednesdays to 9 pm – for all ages, under adult supervision. Waterfall Pool open daily 8.30 am to 6.30 pm for adults and children over 10 accompanied by a swimming adult)

  • Outdoor - small children’s play areas with swings, climbing frames, slides, Wendy house and football field. Indoor - a huge play area with slides, puzzles, pool table, table football, snooker and table tennis
  • Extra travel cots and high chairs provided
  • Mother and baby changing facility with walk-in shower/wet room (indoor pool). Roman pool with shallow learning bay.

  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome in all cottages (except Mill Leat).

Tuckenhay is renowned for its spectacular award winning indoor pools with glass mosaics and hand-painted silk murals, they combine exotic decoration with the most modern dehumidification and purification equipment and full changing facilities.
This dramatic Roman style 32ft pool (4ft 6in deep) has a safe children’s bay reached by separate steps. Completing the experience are sauna and steam room (£1 by slot meter), a refreshing cool drench shower fed from the underground spring and a separate Jacuzzi with hydro jets.
Open daily from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm. Children must be supervised.
This award winning pool is sculptured in a curved shape over 40ft long (4ft 6in deep), and bounded in part by a natural grotto rock face of tumbling water. It incorporates the ultimate in water movement technology: floor and wall massage jets, water volcanoes, water cannons and swim jets. There are two Jacuzzis - one in the pool - sauna and steam room (£1 by slot meter) and hot and cold spring-fed showers.
Separate mother and baby changing facilities with walk-in shower/wet room. Open daily from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. Adults and children over ten with a swimming adult.
The extra charge for use of pools and heating, detailed in the cottage descriptions is all inclusive in the final balance.
HEATED OUTDOOR POOL - with heated hot tub with sauna and drench shower
This 60ft pool (3ft - 6ft 6in deep) has landscaped riverside sunbathing terrace and sloping lawn to stream. Open daily 8am to 8pm (1 May–1 Oct). Children must be supervised.


  • Tennis court - a full sized all-weather court. Please bring your own racquets and balls: tennis shoes, not trainers, please
  • Gymnasium - fully equipped with Polaris stations and Aerodyne bikes
  • Badminton court - outdoor court. Please bring your own racquets and shuttlecocks
  • Sports hall - with indoor badminton court and young children’s play area
  • Snooker room - full-sized period table (experienced players only) with additional small snooker table and pool table
  • Second snooker room (open between 9am and 4pm) - with ¾-sized slate table (experienced players only) with pool table and children’s mini-table. Note Papermaker’s Cottage and Turbine Cottage have their own table.
  • Short mat bowls
  • Croquet lawn
  • Hot tub - with sauna on sunbathing deck (1 May to 20 September)
  • 20 acres of grounds with almost 1 mile of pathways (for dog walking) through meadows, dells and woodland; barbecue area, children’s play area and picnic spots.
  • Use of greens and 18-hole championship course (25% discount) at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club

Tuckenhay Mill has led the way with most of the pools being heated by ground source heat pumps. Awards have been given for energy saving as well as pool design and conversion of buildings. 2008 saw the extension of the 20 acres of stunning natural landscape opening up nearly a mile of footpaths through dells, meadows and woodlands along with a natural waterfall. This is the place to enjoy a personal ‘Spring or Autumn Watch’ with swallows in the log store, buzzards on the adjacent hillside, owls in the woods and ducks and swans down on Bow Creek. Strolls can be taken with the dog and picnics enjoyed on a bench by the river. Children can stroke the goats and even collect eggs for breakfast from the hens (when laying)!

Read property description

What do our customers say?

  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Mill Lodge was a lovely home for the week for all 7 of us - young and old. Facilities on site were wonderful with plenty to do. Indoor pools were great fun with a great many enjoyable times. Pools always kept warm as were the jacuzzis. No mobile signal slight problem at first.

    Confirmed guest, 27/04/2018 28/04/2018
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Tuckenhay is brilliantly done. A true haven.

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018 17/02/2018
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    The cottage and facilities are first rate and definitely a hit with our kids (ages 11, 14 and 16). The weather wasn't fantastic when we stayed but the pools and facilities meant there was still plenty to do. Situated in a very picturesque area with plenty of walks to enjoy which was just what we wanted as we took our dog with us. On leaving I asked our kids if they would be happy to come back again and the reply was absolutely, can't ask fire more than that.

    Confirmed guest, 20/10/2017 05/11/2017
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    we had a family getaway holiday and everyone enjoyed it so much, a perfect getaway with all the amenities that you could want on site. We took our dog with us and it was no problem with her on site. Spa was amazing , we will definitely be returning at some point

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017 03/10/2017
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Tuckenhay Mill is a gem of a resort. The facilities are brilliant for young and old alike. We loved being able to have a morning swim in the outdoor pool and a relaxing evening session in the hot tub. The Roman Baths were popular with our sons and the smaller indoor pool introduced our baby grandaughter to swimming. There are two pubs in walking distance - the Maltsters Arms which is very close and the Waterman's which is a bit further. We ate twice in the Maltsters in the Keith Floyd room which we throughly enjoyed. Both pubs are dog friendly. The only down side to the location is that the roads are mainly single track with few passing places so be prepared to practice reversing. The directions that come on booking take you down the scarest steep hill (no passing points - or I was too grimly set on the end point that I didn't notice them), however, if you go via Ashprington (passing the Durrant Arms) the road is wider and one's blood pressure doesn't suffer as much! We had a great time and didn't get to use anywhere near all the facilities - and therefore will be back. A tip we learnt from others was to get a Tesco delivery organised so that you don't need to cart everything with you thus obscuring the rear window making reversing even trickier than it had to be!

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2017 25/09/2017
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    we keep going back year after year.

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017 11/09/2017
  • 8


    Posted by anonymous

    Loved the holiday and the cottage. Some of the beds were very uncomfortable though - back twin room especially. Also crazy not to have a shower in the main bathroom. Meant everyone ended up sharing the ensuite so good job we were all family. For the rent charged, there really should be a good electric shower in the main bathroom. Also wi-fi was very sporadic which caused some issues. And not enough chairs in the lounge for all occupants - sleeps 8 but only chairs for 5. Lots of space in the kitchen but meant we couldn't all relax together in the evenings. Apart from that, the house was lovely and very cosy. The site is amazing and we made great use of the facilities. The location is perfect with so much to do. The kids cried when we left as they wanted to "live there forever". Thanks so much and we will be back.

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2017 21/08/2017
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    Despite several rainy and cool days, we had a lovely family holiday at Tuckenhay Mill (5 adults, 3 children). The owners are to be congratulated on such a sensitive and high-quality development of the whole complex. The facilities for activities indoors and outdoors are excellent. The indoor pools are outstanding and together with the games rooms a great boon for rainy days. On the dry days we greatly enjoyed the outdoor pool, hot tub and tennis court. The proximity to Dittisham, Dartmouth, Bantham Beach and Bigbury meant that they could all be accessed without long drives and we had fun at all these places. The only improvement needed is reliable internet access, particularly as there is no usable 4G mobile phone signal on the site.

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017 09/08/2017
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Fabulous facilities on site, beautiful location (very narrow roads are a pain though!) very helpful hosts.... shame the Waterman Arms ran out of food! (check first) and Tuesday's at the Maltsters is very busy with the local History club..... not that this is the Mill's fault! No toiletries supplied..... so take your own, same with the towels....presumably there have been problems in the past with people abusing the system! The waterfall pool is unique, the roman pool is warm and the outside pool is excellent. Would highly recommend the 'resort'..... fabulous for families, couples, everyone.

    Confirmed guest, 07/07/2017 08/07/2017
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    The 5th time we have stayed here, brilliant as usual! Have booked again for next year.

    Confirmed guest, 23/06/2017 01/07/2017
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Lovely holiday again, our second visit. Perfect for children, yet still a "grown ups" place to stay.

    Confirmed guest, 09/06/2017 16/06/2017
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    Lovely area and setting. Cottage had character and was just right for our three families. Great outdoor pool and it never felt crowded

    Confirmed guest, 26/05/2017 17/06/2017
9.1 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by ReeVoo