English Country Cottages

Tuckenhay Mill - Coombery Loft

Bow Creek, nr. Totnes


Property Reference: FCP
  • Sleeps6
  • Pets 1
  • Bedrooms3
  • Grade5 Star rating

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Availability & Price

Prices are per property not per person includes a £30.00 booking fee.

 
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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.

This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
This property may offer special 6 night duration on 28th June. Call us for booking details
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Property Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Hot TubHot Tub
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Property Description

"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 Blue Flag 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.

A stunning, contemporary, yet historical property with upside-down accommodation. Offering bright and airy interior decor, complete with wooden floors, leather sofas and flatscreen TV. Large, open-plan sitting-room with oak kitchen/dining area with wooden worktops and oak dining table with leather padded chairs. Ground floor: Large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathroom wtih toilet. Two twin bedrooms (one with 2ft 6in beds). Bathroom and toilet. Lovely sun and barbecue deck with patio furniture facing south.

  • Electricity, NSH, hot water, panel/convector heaters and use of swimming pools £120 per week or £60 for short breaks
  • Two cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • South-facing sun and barbecue deck with patio furniture
  • Friday to Friday

  • Bed linen included
  • High chairs and additional travel cots available by arrangement (one high chair, one cot in all cottages unless otherwise stated)
  • Modern flatscreen TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Wi-fi internet access (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
    ADDITIONAL FACILITIES:
  • 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)
    FACILITIES FOR SMALL CHILDREN:
  • 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.
    DOGS WELCOME:
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome in all cottages (except Mill Leat) (Dogs go free 2 November - 13 December).

THE TUCKENHAY POOLS
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.
ROMAN POOL
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.
WATERFALL POOL
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.

LOTS MORE TO DO AT TUCKENHAY MILL

  • 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

IN SYMPATHY WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
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)!

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Customer Comments

Selected comment(s) from customers who have enjoyed staying at this property:
  1. Lovely upside down cottage with great open space for entertaining with friends and family. Hot water tank a little noisy and the beds a little small but apart from that it is an excellent cottage and our 2nd visit to Tuckenhay Mill. Feb 2012.
  2. Excellent place. Very good value for money. Oct 2011.
  3. This was one of the best equipped and most comfortable cottages we have stayed at. The grounds were beautifully maintained and the facilities (pool and tennis courts), were excellent. Only gripe was not being able to use the pool after 6:30pm. But it might be worth pointing out that this was very different to the typical holiday cottage. I did miss not having a garden or outdoor eating area (we did have a decked area, but it was only accessible via several steps and a path, so not suitable for eating outdoors). June 2011.
  4. Excellent facilities, everything that a family could possibly need for a peaceful and relaxing holiday, regardless of the weather conditions, plus having a Dog in tow. Beautiful spot, an Oasis of calm. Sept 2010.
  5. Very spacious property with well equiped kitchen and well set up for toddlers with stair gates, high chairs etc. April 2010.
  6. The property was very pleasing and all enjoyed the very comfortable stay and beautiful surroundings plus the excellent facilities (especially the swimming!). The only down side was having to make up your own beds on arrival and then having to unmake on departure. Sept 2009.
  7. Excellent views. Sept 2009.
  8. Very attractive, modern cottage with all necessary facilities. Aug 2009.
  9. Good quality furnishings, interesting layout. July 2009.
  10. As a user of your company for a number of years I would fully recomend this complex as good quality accommodation and excellent facilities. Feb 2009.
  11. Recently renovated and furnished to a very high standard, with a living and dining space across the upper floor where you can open velux windows on three sides for a light and fresh space. June 2008.
  12. The accommodation was outstanding, unfortunately one of the pools had to close earlier than advertised which made the other a little crowded but all in all a lovely holiday. Oct 2008
  13. Fantastic place, this was the best self catering place i have ever stayed in, the cottage was lovely, very well equipped, stair gates andhigh chairs for out 3 yr old - fantastic!!!! May 2008.
  14. A fantastic accommodation, clean, comfortable and stylish. Wonderful holiday for all the family.Will definitely return. Dec 2008.
  15. Lovely setting with excellent facilities for both adults and children. Sept 2008.
  16. Wonderful pools, lots of activities on site, choice of excellent pubs nearby. Huge variety of outings - Dartmoor, coast and river. Totnes is a lovely town and excellent for food when you’re self catering. Couldn’t fault the holiday, but we were lucky with weather. Sept 2008.
  17. The accommodation at coombery Loft was perfect. Newly refurbished - all furniture and fittings were perfect especially the kitchen - 2 fridges and a dishwasher! Stylishly decorated for such an old property. Comfy leather sofas and a flat screen TV. I was very impressed to find on arrival the loft was equipped with all cleaning equipment in the kitchen and the 2 bathrooms including toilet rolls. Aug 2007.
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