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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 Getaways
  • Telephone
  • Telephone Chargeable
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Hot Tubs - Shared
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shared Sauna
  • Children's Play Area
  • Steam Room
  • Active Family Holidays
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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!

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 £68per week or £34 for short breaks
  • Unsuitable for children or babies

  • 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?

  • 9

    John

    Posted by anonymous

    Really enjoyed our stay at Mill Leat last week. Mill Leat is located at the far end of the buildings with a very nice view up the valley. Really relaxing place to spend a few days. Cottage and internal amenities perfect with everything we needed, very comfortable and quiet. Excellent food and service available at the local inn - The Maltsters. Spent our time visiting places in the area and enjoying some of the local walks. Would really recommend Mill Leat and have no doubt that the other cottages etc. at Tuckenhey are of the same sytandard

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2018 27/06/2018
  • 5

    Samantha

    Posted by anonymous

    The cottage was very tired looking and although we appreciated the traditional decor it needs a good paint. The bed was awful, rock hard and as the floor sloped downwards we had to prop the bottom of the bed up with books. The security of the cottage was awful, single glazed front door with a wobbly door lock that could easily be broken in seconds. It was very noisy as we could hear the people in the adjoining cottage (mill house) walking around and everytime they went out and left their dog, it howled constantly (Not tuckenhays fault) but very annoying. We went to sit on the bench by the football pitch and it was disgustingly dirty. Caked in dirt and bird poo and obviously hadn't been cleaned in years, if ever. The outside pool was filthy with dirt at the bottom and the plastic sunbeds (Not many) were not provided with a cover so were very uncomfortable to lay on. The communal areas of the indoor pool were disgusting. Toilets filthy, floors filthy, changing rooms filthy and needed a total update and decoration. It would have been nice to have had a small shop onsite for bread and milk etc as it was a long drive to the shops and we were not given the 2 pints of milk in our cottage when we arrived as promised in the website so we didn't get a cup of tea for 16 hours. Tuckenhays surroundings were beautiful but a lot more money has to be spent on cleaning and maintenance, we never saw a cleaner when we were there. The whole experience was so awful we left 4 days early and will never return. The photos on the website were beautiful but nothing like the actual place and very misleading.

    Confirmed guest, 15/06/2018 07/07/2018
  • 9

    Alan

    Posted by anonymous

    Smashing holiday with the best facilities we have ever seen. Only small drawback is the very narrow lanes that need to be negotiated to get to the lovely remote location.

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018 19/05/2018
  • 10

    Andreea

    Posted by anonymous

    I loved it

    Confirmed guest, 11/05/2018 12/05/2018
  • 10

    Stuart

    Posted by anonymous

    This was our 2nd stay at tuckenhay cottages and both times did not disappoint, fantastic site, very comfortable lets with everything you need in a beautiful setting, Debbie made us feel very welcome and relaxed during our stay, our first stay was at sal cottage three bedroom as we took the family and dog and was perfectly roomy, our second was at leigh mill it was really beautiful, the ameanities are brilliant for any age group,will definitely be back

    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018 22/05/2018
  • 8

    Susan

    Posted by anonymous

    Excellent compact flat - very well decorated and equipped. Thank you so much for the Christmas hamper - it was a very thoughtful gift.

    Confirmed guest, 27/12/2017 08/01/2018
8.5 out of 10 – based on 15 reviews collected by ReeVoo
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