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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
  • Hot Tubs - Shared
  • 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.

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 £240per week or £132 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 travel cot/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?

  • 10

    Ann

    Posted by anonymous

    Once again a lovely holiday at tuckenhay. This was our third visit, a different cottage each time and all great. We will be back

    Confirmed guest, 02/09/2019 08/09/2019
  • 6

    Paul

    Posted by anonymous

    No signal so I could not contact anyone via my mobile and vice versa. Equipment was dated no cable or satellite tv, wifi was slow. no access to Netflix of Prime video via app due to the equipment being dated. The double mattress downstairs was worn, The downstairs shower temperature setting was very vague and the pressure of the water was weak at best.

    Confirmed guest, 16/08/2019 17/08/2019
  • 8

    Stuart

    Posted by anonymous

    Good booking to make the most of an exceptionally rainy week ! Swimming pools and other activity/games facilities almost all as good as 'brochure' photos imply, which is often not the case. Barn spacious and comfortable, well-furnished, lose brownie points on sparse cutlery and crockery, and on generous cobwebs and harvester spiders. Generous space for 6, might be slightly claustrophobic for 8 if weather not suited to lounging outdoors. Score of 9 for local amenities refers to facilities within the mill. Four nice pubs within easy striking distance, 15 minutes each way to nearest shops, generally meaning Totnes.

    Confirmed guest, 14/06/2019 15/06/2019
  • 9

    Margaret

    Posted by anonymous

    We had a lovely family holiday at Tuckenhay, Edgecombe barn. The cottage was a great size for 6 adults and 2 young children and was warm and comfortable. We loved the setting and the little garden and although it was a bit of a walk to Tuckenhay facilities and not suitable for buggies there was plenty of parking for visitors at the mill. This was our second visit to Tuckenhay and it is a great place in a lovely setting.

    Confirmed guest, 19/04/2019 21/04/2019
  • 7

    K

    Posted by anonymous

    We enjoyed our stay, but there were some frustrations which could have been foreseen through better communication on the website and at the site itself. Location and breadth of facilities at the mill site were good (but that's what we paid the price for) The extra charge at the end of booking for the pool cost was very annoying as we had costed this up within a budget for 3 families and then had to go back and say it was more! Honestly I nearly cancelled as it should have been much more transparent. I'm still confused now if this extra cost was for one pool or both!? No signage for Edgecombe Barn at the mill anywhere! It took one couple nearly an hour in the dark and rain to find how to get to it as it is NOT on the Mill site and there is a separate road to get there that's not on the site map (but the un-drivable track between the Barn and The Mill is). The track to the mill was much further than we understood and we had to drive the 85 year old around to the mill in the car each time. The barn itself was okay perhaps a little expensive vs quality, but spacious and nice layout for our family, quiet and warm :) Small things like just a few dishwasher tablets, and salt and pepper provided would have gone a long way for good will. All this said other than these frustrations we had a good time, in a good location, with good facilities.

    Confirmed guest, 12/04/2019 16/04/2019
  • 8

    T

    Posted by anonymous

    Excellent barn in a great location.

    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2018 03/01/2019
  • 10

    Julia

    Posted by anonymous

    We were a party of seven of mixed age range and stayed in Edgecombe Barn, which is part of the Tuckenhay Mill complex. The barn is set apart in stunning Devon countryside just a short walk away from the facilities. What a place! Spacious and well appointed with great central heating and a wonderful wood burner supplied with logs too. The two indoor pools are perfect for families and adults only and the indoor games room facilities are great for wet, windy days. A perfect winter week away. Thank you.

    Confirmed guest, 07/12/2018 10/12/2018
8.6 out of 10 – based on 10 reviews collected by ReeVoo
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