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  • 1 Bathrooms
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Pets
  • Barbecue
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
  • Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
  • Hot Tubs - Shared
  • 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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If relaxing is your holiday style; enjoy a romantic stroll here amongst the grounds or a soak in the Jacuzzi.

If relaxing is your holiday style; enjoy a romantic stroll here amongst the grounds or a soak in the Jacuzzi.

"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."

A very cosy and comfortable cottage, ideal for couples of all ages. Set in an elevated position overlooking the grounds of Tuckenhay and the surrounding countryside. Accessed via a flight of
14 steps onto a balcony patio area to the front of the property. Open-plan living room with dining table and kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Electricity, NSH, hot water, panel/convector heaters and use of swimming pools - charges vary by season £80per week or £46 for short breaks
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Access to freezer

  • 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

  • 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).

Note: Mill Leat (ref FCV) is also ideal for couples and honeymooners

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?

  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    Love!y property in the Devon countryside. 15 minute walk to pub, 30 minute drive to Totnes. Debbie was very helpful on arrival when we got lost on site, she came out in the wind and rain to get us parked etc - thanks Debbie. Would recommend for a relaxing holiday.

    Confirmed guest, 06/11/2020 08/11/2020
  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    We keep going back so it must be good - and we've already booked for the next one.

    Confirmed guest, 23/10/2020 26/10/2020
  • 8


    Posted by anonymous

    Lovely place and very comfortable accommodation. Great pool and leisure facilities also. Accessed via very narrow country roads, which I think would be difficult to navigate if you were a nervous or not a confident driver. Not within walking distance of any shops or cafes, however 2 lovely local pubs near by for evening meals. Overall, a really lovely stay, very relaxing and very welcoming.

    Confirmed guest, 21/08/2020 04/09/2020
  • 8


    Posted by anonymous

    Everything was good and met our expectations as one of us had been several times before. The only problem was, in this perticular cottage, the safely light on the landing shone straight into our eyes and we couldn't sleep.

    Confirmed guest, 07/08/2020 15/08/2020
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    Would definitely return. Lovely cottage in a wonderful setting.

    Confirmed guest, 14/10/2019 18/10/2019
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    This is a copy of my TripAdvisor review. Tuckenhay Mill is gloriously situated, nestling in a valley bottom alongside a lovely brook that turns into a creek. It has something like 20 different sized properties on site, catering to different sized groups. We booked the Mill Stream property, which is perfect for two, or like us: two plus a 9-month-old baby. This is a two-floor property, with bedroom and bathroom upstairs and a one-room lounge/diner/kitchen downstairs. Some pros and cons follow. Pros: - well-equipped kitchen: had everything we needed to cook most nights, including washing-up stuff, and 1L milk waiting for us. - Good wifi. Great signal as access point is in the house, decent enough internet connection for general browsing, might not support HD video streaming though. - DVD and VHS player for the TV: there's a library of these in a main building. - hot water was plentiful due to electric shower. - lovely view from the windows - high chair and full cot (not travel cot) provided - iron and ironing board - Henry hoover Cons: - not providing towels is such a shame, especially as the website I booked through said that you could pay £5 each to rent them. This doesn't seem to be the case. - hard to find any staff on-site to speak to for any problems. - shower water pressure is very low, but never mind! - double bed felt small. It might be a small double, or standard double at best. Shame as they could've fitted a large double at least in there! - the emergency lighting has a very bright green "everything's ok" LED in it in the bedroom, pointing at the bed. so bright! had to cover it in tshirts. - not accessible to those with mobility problems The real charm of Tuckenhay Mill though is not the accommodation but the grounds and facilities. Some pros and cons follow. Pros: - indoor 'waterfall pool' is fantastic, with water cannon, lots of bubbles and jets, a a treadmill jet, lovely hot tub, coin-operated sauna and steam room. This is aimed at people aged 10+. - additional indoor 'roman pool' for families with children aged under 10, including hot tub and a small shallower area (like 50cm deep), plus sauna and steam room. - heated outdoor pool. i didn't try this, felt a little cold as no-one replaced the cover at night to keep the heat in, but loads of others were using it fine. Also sauna. - tennis court, with chalkboard to book your time in (honours system, no staff to police it). - jumbo outdoor chess set - pretty good gym with lots of 80s instructional posters on the walls - indoor play area, with table football, badminton, toddlers play area - small outdoor childrens play area (slide, swing, climbing frame, wendy house) - outdoor football pitch - and the main thing for us... a lot of walking trails on the grounds, winding through the wildflower meadow, the woods, the brook, and even Bill and Ben the elderly goats. - coin-operated laundry - full size snooker room, quite a few pool tables, an indoor bowls mat. - good parking - outdoor table tennis Cons: - I'm not sure why the "adult" pool closes at 6.30, wouldn't it make more sense to keep this one open later? The "family" pool is open until 8. - the "family" pool was too cold for our baby. Granted, the pool had suffered a catastrophic mechanical failure the week before and they did very well to get it working within a week, so maybe it was still coming up to temperature, but it felt way colder than the "adult" pool. - all the sauna and steam rooms cost a £1 coin to operate. This must save a tonne of electricity because no-one uses them. I wanted to but didn't have a coin on me at the time etc. A bit rich given that they explicitly charge you something like £80 extra to use the facilties when you book the holiday. - the building with the extra pool/snooker tables and the indoor bowls was horrible with damp problems, not a nice place to hang out! - the site could do with a lot more signs pointing to everything - it's quite hard to find the different facilities! This includes the emergency payphone, and the book through which you can contact the staff... - zero mobile phone signal in the area Overall, a very lovely stay, and the owners have done a fantastic job of converting the place from a derelict mill to holiday accommodation. That was 30 years ago now though, and a few things could do with a little bit of updating, but generally had a fantastic time and would definitely go back. The local pub is also worth mentioning: The Maltsters Arms. Fantastic service, food, beer and views here. 5 minute walk from the site.

    Confirmed guest, 23/08/2019 05/09/2019
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    We had a great stay. The facilities were very good and catered for a wide age range including our 16month old. Just wish they’d include the cost of the pools in the overall price from the off as it’s a bit misleading and you get a bit of a shock when it’s added at the end of the booking process.

    Confirmed guest, 02/08/2019 03/08/2019
  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    A super place to go for a holiday. So cleverly and thoughtfully laid out and set up, in a beautiful, quiet spot. Would suit all types of holiday makers, young and old, families and friends. There is nothing commercial about the site, and its gardens with the stream running through are very special. The swimming pool facilities are especially good, and the waterfall pool a stunner. We will definitely go back for another break.

    Confirmed guest, 26/07/2019 27/07/2019
8.9 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews collected by ReeVoo