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  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Golf nearby
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Open Fire
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • 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
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Situated a small distance away from the other properties within Tuckenhay Mill, Edgecombe Barn offers peacefulness and privacy to its eight guests.

"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.

In a glorious secluded rural position amongst fields, woodland and stream. This detached barn is set apart from the other properties – yet is only a 5-10 minute walk through the meadow and woods to the facilities at the Mill. Converted from a former stone barn, it features a large, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and a few steps down to the well-equipped, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with French doors to south facing, cobbled terrace, lawn with garden furniture and charcoal BBQ. Master double bedroom with 5ft bed and spacious en-suite shower room and toilet (power shower). First floor: Large double bedroom with spacious en-suite shower room and toilet (power shower). Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom and toilet.

  • wood-burning stove – initial fuel included October-May
  • Electricity, oil-fired central heating, hot water, use of swimming pools - charges vary by season £142-£229per week or £78-£126 for short breaks
  • Two cots
  • Two high chairs
  • DVD
  • Mini radio/CD
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Additional fridge
  • Wi-fi
  • Payphone
  • Cobbled terrace, furniture
  • Parking
  • Barbecue

  • 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)!

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What do our customers say?

  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    A beautiful barn conversion in a lovely location.

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017 02/10/2017
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    Fantastic barn, lovely peaceful area and great pubs nearby. Pools and hot tub were brilliant. Only down side not quite enough seating in lounge area for number of people barn can sleep. Will return though.

    Confirmed guest, 08/09/2017 12/09/2017
  • 8


    Posted by anonymous

    We found the directions to Edgecombe barn very confusing. eg The bus stop is on the left not the right. We will be offering an improvement. We found that two of the Velux windows had been screwed shut. Our two grandchildren found it very difficult to sleep in the small bedroom without any fresh air. After discussion with Debbie who tried very hard to help we were surprised to find that no-one appeared to know about this . It had not been recorded in the maintenance book. We managed until the Tuesday when two men came and unscrewed the window in the bedroom. They didn't unscrew the window on the landing which would have helped with the airflow. In view of this we did feel that there might have been some kind of compensation offered.

    Confirmed guest, 01/09/2017 10/09/2017
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    Very clean, quiet and spacious property

    Confirmed guest, 08/05/2017 21/05/2017
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Loved our stay. We stayed at Tuckenhay mill many years ago and wanted to return with our grown up family and grandson. Thank you, great time.

    Confirmed guest, 27/03/2017 24/04/2017
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    What a fantastic stay we all had for the week. A welcome pack was provided and staff could not do enough, together with a warm welcome and made sure we had settled in. The facilities at this location were unsurpassed and clean. The property at Edgecombe Barn is spacious with plenty of room for 8 adults and very warm and cosy on cold nights. Although the barn is situated away from the main complex, it was a convenient walk from the Maltsters P.H., just far enough away to settle the stomach after a good evening meal. A big thank you to all of the staff for a wonderful stay.

    Confirmed guest, 24/02/2017 25/02/2017
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    The cottage was lovely, took a couple of days to work out how to get the kitchen/ dining room warm. Nice and spacious. We had daily wake up calls early from a crow pecking at our bedroom window. Good location and then Easy to find.

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2017 25/02/2017
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    This was our 3rd stay at the barn and loved the location. Pool within good waking distance

    Confirmed guest, 05/12/2016 09/12/2016
  • 7


    Posted by anonymous

    The barn was pretty and comfortable but difficult to get to and more remote than we expected. Upon arriving we found a dead mouse in the living room and many dead flies on window sills. We requested a towel service but none were provided. We left the cottage a day early for a location with better service and local amenities.

    Confirmed guest, 28/11/2016 04/12/2016

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately when it’s sunny, you can get a problem with flies early or late season as it faces South West. The video library existed and the VHS machines were reinstated where possible at the request of young children.
8.9 out of 10 – based on 17 reviews collected by ReeVoo