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  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Golf nearby
  • Games Room
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Collection
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Coastal Property
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Car Parking - On Site
  • Shared Sauna
  • Children's Play Area
  • Steam Room
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Mill Leat is like a couple’s playground – with swimming pools, Jacuzzi, gym and plenty more sporting activities; there’s plenty to do!

"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.

Set amongst the treetops, this apartment forms part of the oldest, original Mill buildings. Approached across the Mill Leat, it forms the ideal retreat for couples. Spacious attractive living room with small balcony (lovely countryside and valley views). Open-plan kitchen and dining area. Attractive double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom and toilet.

  • Electricity, oil-fired central heating, hot water and use of swimming pools - charges vary by season £40-£65per week or £20-£33 for short breaks
  • Unsuitable for children or babies

  • 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.

  • One well-behaved dog is 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

    Fantastic venue in a superb location, serenity plus, we'll be back

    Confirmed guest, 20/03/2017 30/03/2017
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    Superb cottage in a beautiful and tranquil location. The whole property is constantly maintained in good condition and always with an eye to future improvements. We had a great there again!!

    Confirmed guest, 10/03/2017 12/03/2017
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    It's the first time I came here and it was amazing couldn't say the least, beautiful views from the windows, swimimg pool was amazing! I will come again! Loved everything about it! I would advise my Family and friends to go there as it is a peaceful environment and very relaxing, although the shops are very far that's the only thing that I have a concern to but everything a part of that was Great!

    Confirmed guest, 05/12/2016 10/12/2016
  • 6


    Posted by anonymous

    When we got there we found cobwebs in all rooms of the cottage,dishes were dirty.we were staying in a no dogs cottage but found dog poo on the pathway.swimming pools and the hot tubs were dirty and snooker and pool tables had balls missing. Local area was nice and quiet and plenty to do

    Confirmed guest, 16/09/2016 02/10/2016

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; We are sorry about the cobwebs and the problems you experienced with a neighbours dog. Out of the last 10 guests staying at this property 7 have scored the cottage 10 out of 10."
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    A wonderful setting , for the second family holiday we have had in Tuckenhay . Pools indoor and heated outdoor, hot tubs , tennis, badminton, table tennis, were excellent . Unfortunately our house was lacking large crock ware, which made cooking a challenge but we coped .

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2016 20/09/2016
  • 8


    Posted by anonymous

    We loved our stay at Tuckenhay.The facilities were very good,the accommodation was comfortable....especially our bed! Debbie is a huge asset to the complex.She was very helpful and full of good advice. We would recommend Tuckenhay Mill to anyone,whether they have young children or teenagers,or whether,like us they are grandparents! A great place to stay,helped by some fantastic weather.

    Confirmed guest, 19/08/2016 08/09/2016
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    We had a fabulous time at Mill Leat. The cottage was perfect, the facilities amazing and the whole ambience was very relaxed. Exactly what you want for a fantastic holiday!

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2016 18/08/2016
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Tuckenhay mill is our favourite holiday destination. Beautiful setting with great facilities. We return year after year cannot recommend enough.

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016 05/08/2016
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Some glasses and cooking utensils had to be washed properly before use. Booking fee and use of pool should be included in charge. Prices should be up front.

    Confirmed guest, 08/07/2016 20/07/2016
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Recommended by friends, it was still a lovely surprise after negotiating narrow winding lanes to discover a lovely group of cottages in such a beautiful setting. Although we were told it was full, we hardly saw a soul during the 4 days we were there and had one of the 3 pools completely to ourselves. Short walk to two welcoming pubs added to the charm of this delightful place.

    Confirmed guest, 24/06/2016 25/06/2016
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    The most incredible week at Tuckenhay! The location is so beautiful and just perfect for getting away from it all. But with the added benefit of some great facilities. We loved spending the day out and still getting back for some time in the pool followed by a drink at one of the lovely local pubs. I would highly recommend to everyone!

    Confirmed guest, 03/06/2016 09/06/2016
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Fantastic facilities and delightful, characterful accommodation. Good sized bed but could do with a slightly softer mattress? Amazing peaceful and stunningly beautiful situation. Two of the best pubs in England within easy walking distance. Will definately visit again!

    Confirmed guest, 16/05/2016 21/05/2016

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Mill Leat and we look forward to you visiting us again soon! We are sorry that you found the mattress a little firm, we always try to aim for a happy medium comfort wise however, we can provide a topper on request – please don’t hesitate to ask.
9.2 out of 10 – based on 18 reviews collected by ReeVoo