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  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • 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
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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.

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Sleeping eight guests and with a tennis court, playground, pools and much more, Papermaker’s Cottage is impeccable for any special occasion.

"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.

.This superb cottage offers very spacious accommodation. It has its own games room with a full size snooker table. A large ground floor living space incorporating a very comfortably furnished sitting-room with dining area. Fitted kitchen area with built-in oven and hob, m/wave, d/washer. The living room leads to the separate games room. First floor: Two spacious twin bedrooms, each with additional bed (for +1) and en-suite bathrooms with over-bath shower (one with toilet). Separate toilet. Second floor: Large double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, NSH, hot water and use of swimming pools - charges vary by season £101-£164per week or £54-£87 for short breaks
  • Two cots
  • Two high chairs
  • DVD
  • Mini radio/CD
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Snooker room with full-size snooker table
  • Garden area opposite with furniture
    and 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

    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:
  • Well-behaved dogs are 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?

  • 9

    John

    Posted by anonymous

    Booked for my wife's 70 birthday with family members plus extended family housed in two other cottages. We found the whole experience and outstanding success and couldn't have chosen better. The facilities were ideal for the time of year with plenty to do inside and out. The swimming pools were extremely well equipped and the snooker tables and barbecues were a bonus.

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017 17/09/2017
  • 9

    John

    Posted by anonymous

    We've been staying at Tuckenhay Mill for a week in spring over most of the last 10 years and will no doubt return. The site is delightful and Papermakers has great space for a family. Although not the height of luxury, it's really comfortable. It's good to see steady refreshment of the accommodation year on year. It's really well placed for Totnes, Dartmouth, Bigbury and all the other delights of South Hams.

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

    Julie

    Posted by anonymous

    Our fifth time at Tuckenhay and I think we enjoyed it more than ever. Just a few niggles. I always forget there is no hand soap, the DVD remote was missing, the toilet roll holders are nasty and plasticky, the bath mats are so small they should be in a doll's house, and the lack of anything to make pesto with caused enormous middle class angst....I thoroughly concur with previous comments that the double bed should be at least a king size... However it is such a beautiful place with such amazing facilities and such a great location that we are already planning our next holiday there.

    Confirmed guest, 28/04/2017 30/04/2017

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. We provide at least one hand soap in our cottages and the bath mats are a standard size. As to the provision of Pesto making equipment, this is unusual. The double bed is in fact King Size and in one of the other bedrooms they can be linked to make a super king.
  • 10

    Carole

    Posted by anonymous

    Perfect holiday .Hope to return next year.

    Confirmed guest, 21/04/2017 24/04/2017
  • 10

    Andrew

    Posted by anonymous

    As you can see from our scores we love it at Tuckenhay but I feel the following need to be highlighted: Problem in front triple bedroom bath results in water leaking downstairs next to torch . I think the bath needs resealing as no excessive water was splashed onto the floor. This, I think, was the reason that the torch was not working when we arrived. Lightbulb missing, torch not working and a plug broken on a bedside lamp were rectified the following day when Debbie popped in to say hello Toaster tripped the fuses when used. This was replaced during the week but not reused Snooker table needs new chalk No tongs in the kitchen The double bed is small. Relatives in Salle 1 and ourselves have superkings at home, as do alot of people now, and as you have the space up there why not have one to add to the already existing WOW factor you place gives DVD lead missing, we had to take the DVD from Salle 1 to watch some films We put rinse aid and salt in the dishwasher. Why not do it as a matter of course every week, it will improve the quality of the cleaning We didn't have as much info as in our last cottage, should there be an inventory As proof that we love it at Tuckenhay we not only returned but recommended it to my sisters family who adored it and can't wait to return. The basket of goodies and milk on arrival is a touch of class and always appreciated We doubt we will make it next year but are already planning our next visit in 2 years time to our haven that isTranquil Mill Best Wishes Andrew, Karen, Becky, Charlotte and Daniel

    Confirmed guest, 07/04/2017 08/04/2017

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. All the matters you mentioned have been attended to. The main bedroom has a king size bed and one of the other bedrooms the beds can be linked to make a super king. Rinse aid is not needed as we are in a soft water area.
  • 10

    SL

    Posted by anonymous

    Lovely cottage for a weekend break with extended family.

    Confirmed guest, 13/03/2017 21/03/2017
  • 9

    Julie

    Posted by anonymous

    Fabulous cottage! Very comfortable and facilities amazing.

    Confirmed guest, 28/10/2016 02/11/2016
9.3 out of 10 – based on 12 reviews collected by ReeVoo

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