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Tuckenhay Mill - Mill Lodge

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Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes
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Bedrooms5
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Description

Tuckenhay Mill is a fantastic complex with attractions ranging from swimming pools to idyllic walks; Mill Lodge is great for the family.

"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.

An attractive detached stone-built house enjoying a delightful position facing west at the entrance to Tuckenhay Mill with a pleasant rural outlook. Entrance hall with oak floor and impressive staircase. Period-style living room with open fire. Conservatory opening on to private garden and patio area with BBQ. Fully fitted kitchen with arch to dining room. Pretty single bedroom with adjacent shower room and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Two large twin bedrooms. Single bedroom. Second bathroom. Separate toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included October-May
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, hot water and use of swimming pools £210per week or £115 for short breaks (2017 - charges vary by season £142-£229per week or £78-£126 for short breaks)
  • Two cots and high chairs
  • DVD
  • Mini radio/CD
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Conservatory
  • Small garden with patio
  • Summer garden

  • 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:
  • One well-behaved dog is 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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Features

  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • Ideal for GolfIdeal for Golf
  • Games RoomGames Room
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Hot TubHot Tub
  • Open FireOpen Fire
  • Horse Riding NearbyHorse Riding Nearby
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 17/10/2016
    We needed a large house for our family so we could all attend a wedding in Totnes and it was a good weekend


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/07/2016
    Had a good time. The kitchen and en-suite bathroom are very smart and have obviously been updated. The wardrobes in the bedrooms need updating. I would rate it as 4 star accommodation not 5 star. Some of the play equipment in the games room needs repairing, both snooker tables are virtually unusable. The cushion on one table was broken and the pockets on the other were also broken. Overall we had a most enjoyable holiday and Mill House accommodated 8 people very well. We all got good use out of the gym and all three swimming pools.


  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2016
    This was my second visit to Mill Lodge and my third visit to Tuckenhay Mill. It is such a beautiful place and I fall more in love with it every time I come. Mill Lodge is perfect for a large family-we were six adults , two little children and a dog. We had everything we needed in the House for a comfortable relaxing stay and our only disappointment was that the week passed so swiftly. The facilities at Tuckenhay are exceptional. There is plenty to do on site if you don't wish to stray too far but it is only a short drive away to many places of interest and beautiful beaches. The Woodlands Adventure park is just a few miles up the road and the grown up children as well as the children had an enjoyable day on the rides!


  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/05/2016
    My family and I really enjoyed our stay at mill lodge, a nice retreat away from city life. A beautiful little village in the valleys. The indoor and outdoor swimming pools are brilliant and the cottage we stayed in where very clean and plenty big enough for the eight of us.


  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 01/04/2016
    the place was amazing, everything for a nice relaxing break, facilities were more than you could ask for. Didn't get top marks as every door handle fell off in our hands, luckily one of us carries a tool kit everywhere, the beds were squeaky again tool kit came in handy, emergency torch overheated so took that off of holder even though sign requested not to, night light and door bell needed batteries, cobwebs on fire extinguishers, bathroom blind didn't cover the window so passers by got an eye-full. minute things but given we paid a premium to stay at Easter you would expect a little more attention to detail. Private BBQ was not available, nor were badminton courts, outdoor pool and hot tub also not available, was only aware hot tub was not available at that time of year (easter), glad we did shopping after checking in as planned a family get together, whom live in Torquay, could have been embarrassing. WIFi was VERY flakey, phone signal was also flakey, football pitch was best place for phone signal. beautiful grounds, perfect for dogs. a cute addition was the ability to pick your own eggs from the chickens. Great history on place, but unable to find anything about unusual goings on in particular our cottage. the cottage seemed to have a mind of its own at night and kept 2 of our party awake, a youngster and an adult. both of which saw a figure at the top of the stairs. waterfall pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi were amazing unfortunately it closed too early for our liking, 6pm. Overall an amazing break.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you had a relaxing break at Mill Lodge. The Waterfall pool is open until 6.30pm with its Jacuzzi and the Roman pool and outdoor pool (in season) are both open until 8pm and both have a Jacuzzi. A new torch and doorbell installed. BBQ’s available on request.

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