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  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Golf nearby
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Coastal Property
  • Heritage Collection
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Car Parking - On Site
  • Shared Sauna
  • Children's Play Area
  • Steam Room
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Exquisitely presented; Coombery Loft offers stylish, elegant accommodation for six guests along with shared access to the beautiful swimming pools.

"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.

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 with 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 - charges vary by season £88-£142per week or £47-£77 for short breaks
  • Two cots
  • Two high chairs
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • South-facing sun and barbecue deck with patio furniture

  • 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

    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).

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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What do our customers say?

  • 6

    Richard

    Posted by anonymous

    We have been to Tuckenhay Mill many times over 10 years and had an excellent stay as normal, however we would say it is time for some investment - the gym is out of date and actually very unclean - dead flies all over the floor - carpet not pleasant there are also a selection of videos in the snooker room - surely they need updating to DVD's Aside from that excellent as always

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2017 24/02/2017
  • 8

    Mick

    Posted by anonymous

    A really great place, and would have no issue in recommending to others. We will definitely return again. The one detractor was the heating. The property has storage heaters meaning you can't get instant warmth as you can with other forms of heating.

    Confirmed guest, 03/10/2016 08/10/2016
  • 8

    David

    Posted by anonymous

    Most pleasant accommodation and facilities at Tuckenhay Mill were good, bit of a job to get to but that was known before arrival. Location very handy for Totnes, Dartmouth, Paignton and surrounding area. Coombery Loft was ideal for us and we liked the idea of the ' upside down ' house which our grandson thought was great.

    Confirmed guest, 23/09/2016 04/10/2016
  • 8

    Vanessa

    Posted by anonymous

    Superb site in a beautiful creek. This is our second visit and we enjoyed the three swimming pools and walking the local footpaths that start from the cottage door!. Tranquil and relaxing.

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2016 20/08/2016
  • 10

    Helen

    Posted by anonymous

    We had an excellent holiday with our two children here. Unfortunately the weather was poor but we still made the most of it! Some excellent pubs close by and lots of lovely nature walks to have. Facilities were great such as indoor pools and hall for kids to play in! We will definitely recommend to other families.

    Confirmed guest, 17/06/2016 23/07/2016
  • 8

    ELLIE

    Posted by anonymous

    We had a fantastic time, great facilities. Overall well equipped and comfortable, but 2 beds were either uncomfortable or had a broken spring and curtains were very thin in 2 of the bedrooms which meant early waking. Living area being upstairs did make it noisy for anyone sleeping downstairs, but views were amazing from velux windows. Good position on the complex, as I can imagine other cottages being noisy due to proximity to facilities and other cottages. Malsters Arms 10min walk and lovely food, does get busy. Watermans Arms 20min walk and more basic but still very tasty pub grub, lovely position on Bow Bridge. Definitely will return in the future!

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2016 12/06/2016

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you had such a fantastic time here at Tuckenhay and we are also pleased that you found the Cottage to be well equipped and comfortable – this is just what we aim for! We have changed the mattresses and added a topper to the double bed. We have also arranged for black out linings to be fitted.
  • 9

    Gill

    Posted by anonymous

    A really well looked after and well equipped Cottage, it had everything you could need both in the accommodation and the resort. Care was taken in the overall presentation with pots filled with spring flowers. All areas were very clean and the pools and area were superb. For me I so appreciated being warm in both the cottage and the pool and changing room areas! Coombery loft was individual and had a classy feel with views from the skylight windows over hilly fields full of sheep, and conveniently located next to the carpark with your own little gated entrance. The only problem for us was we had my 18 month old Grandson whose company I enjoyed at 6.45am but with the living accommodation being upstairs was hard to let those wanting a lie in not to hear him padding about ! We solved 2 mornings by sneaking off to the lovely pool that opened at 8.30am and had it to ourselves. The games rooms were spacious, clean and again lovely and warm. All in all I am very fussy but as you can see very impressed it really does have everything for all ages and a walkable distance to a lovely pub with excellent food. My only negative was a very uncomfortable double bed, the two other rooms single beds seemed better. Bathrooms lovely and clean as was all the bedding. The area is gorgeous very near to both Dartmouth and lovely Totnes, but both through very tight lanes but you do soon get used to them. Lovely well cared for accommodation and site, well done

    Confirmed guest, 18/04/2016 29/04/2016

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback and compliments which are always welcomed. We are pleased that you enjoyed the onsite facilities, especially the swimming pool. The double bed you mention is relatively new however; we have now fitted a topper for extra comfort. We hope that both you and your family will return to Tuckenhay in the near future.
  • 8

    andrea

    Posted by anonymous

    This is a lovely loft and very spacious - It had everything we needed , a family of 5 but would be big enough for 6 . But one thing I really really needed but didn't get - TOWELS please !!!! There is an on-site laundry so it really wouldn't take much to supply them . I loathe bringing my own towels for kids - they get filthy and you need loads of them and then you have to drag them all back home again.

    Confirmed guest, 08/04/2016 14/04/2016
8.6 out of 10 – based on 13 reviews collected by ReeVoo