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Secluded rural hideaway set in rolling countryside - coast 7 miles - Brookview/ Meadowview lodges

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights



Brookview/ Meadowview lodges

Delightful detached lodges. Our Brookview lodge overlooks the peaceful pond and is in the style of a traditional log cabin with pine cladding interior. Fully fitted kitchens with microwave and ceramic hobs and electric cooker. One double bedroom and other bedroom with twin (no.3) or bunks (No.s 1 and 2) Bathroom with shower over bath (no.s 2 and 3) or shower only (no.1). South facing verandas and beautiful views.

Our Meadowview lodges are scandinavian style with views across the valley, where you regularly can watch magnificent birds of prey as they swoop down the valley. One double bedroom and second bedroom with twin (1 & 2) or Bunks (3 & 4). Meadowview lodges 1 and 2 have shower over bath, Meadowview lodges 3 and 4 have bath only. We allow one pet in Meadowview lodge 3 or 4 and Brookview lodge 3. Short breaks from 21-24 Aug or 22-24 Aug still available- see Ta Mill website.

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About the property

Ta Mill Lodges & Cottages

Ta Mill offers the perfect holiday, be it that long weekend or peaceful break in an idyllic setting. Stay in a traditional Cornish cottage, with its individual character or choose a cosy lodge. Our new Hot Tub and Swim Spa facilities add further luxury to a magical break in a beautiful setting. Nestled in the original waterwheel pit, the Hot Tub is the perfect place to chill out under the stars or just watching the clouds go by. (terms apply)

Pump or Smithy cottage: Our Pump cottage is a one bedroom cottage with its cosy woodburner nestled in a huge Inglenook fireplace. The delightful combination of stone, slate and exposed beams exudes character.

Our luxury 4 star cottages offer beautifully decorated modern interiors in the original stone and slate buildings. Fully centrally heated and with contura woodburners these cottages are a retreat all year round.

Ta Mill House: This house sleeps up to 9 and offers fabulous 4 star accommodation and charming Olde worlde tradition in one. Ta Mill house boasts 4 large en-suite shower rooms, a wood burner, oil central heating and a generally spacious holiday home.

Detached Lodges sleeping 4 (discounted by 15% for couples) offer 2 bedrooms. Why not choose a Brookview lodge with a picturesque outlook over the wildlife pond, where you will definately spot our resident moorhens and probably spot the Mallard ducks and visiting Heron. Alternatively our Meadowview lodges have stunning views across the secluded valley and you can sit on the sunny south facing veranda and enjoy the peaceful countryside.

On site you can enjoy the newly installed Hot Tub or Swim Spa, games room with table tennis, pool table and darts or have some fun on our pitch 'n' putt set in an acre of meadowland. Alternatively meander along the picturesque valley on our beautiful Nature trail (wheelchair & pushchair friendly) or relax in the quiet grounds.

Ta Mill is ideally situated for touring both Cornwall and Devon. Nearby attractions include the North cornish coastline, Boscastle, Tintagel, Bude, Padstow and Port Isaac, renowned for the filming of Doc Martin and the historic market town of Launceston with its castle ruins. Eden project and Heligan gardens are well worth a visit. National Trust properties such as Lanhydrock and Cotehele are popular destinations. Although Ta Mill is hidden away in its own peaceful valley, it is superbly situated for visiting the North and South coasts of Cornwall, both Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor and of course countless gardens and historic houses and castles. To entertain the younger visitor local attractions include Trethorne leisure farm (10 miles), Hidden Valley(9 miles) and Crealy adventure park (20 miles).

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Helen Shopland
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

About Helen Shopland

I was brought up on a farm, just across the border in Devon and went to school in Launceston, so I guess I'm 'Devonish', a mixture of Devonshire and Cornish! I lived and worked away for nearly 10 years before buying Ta Mill, roughly co-inciding with the birth of my first child. Over 18 years later, a second child, plus a sheep dog, cat and many more sheep, Ta Mill has been lovingly renovated and provides a unique hideaway for exploring the beautiful county of Cornwall.

Helen Shopland purchased this cabin in 1997

Why Helen Shopland chose North Cornwall

Ta Mill is a one-off place. When you first drive along the little country lane on your way to Ta Mill, with the silohettes of Rough Tor and Brown Willy on the horizon you are immediately struck by the magical location. After a couple of miles, you reach Ta Mill and drive down through the tunnel of trees to the secluded hollow where the cottages and lodges are nestled. This unique setting is a real gem and the accommodation allows visitors to experience the quiet ambience for themselves.

What makes this cabin unique

A haven for Nature it is a very relaxing and picturesque setting. It is ideally located, being 15 minutes from the stunning North Cornish cornish coastline and a few miles from the rugged Bodmin Moor. Our cottages offer fabulous 4 star accommodation which is perfect for couples or families and our detached lodges are also a favourite with couples out of season or families in summer. Ta Mill is truely a special place and we hope those who stay will feel refreshed and relaxed after a peaceful break in this beautiful setting. Our new Hot Tub and Swim Spa are a wonderful way to switch off!

Ta Mill can be hired exclusively for 30 or more people if you have an event to celebrate or even a wedding. You can get wed, celebrate and stay in the same beautiful location here at Ta Mill.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a wonderful stay at Ta Mill. The Lodge was very clean and well equipped and surprisingly warm. The ground at Ta Mill were excellently maintained and the nature trail was a wonderful walk for my two Labradors who really enjoyed it. Although the weather was not very good, it didn't seem such a disappointment when you have a very good clean place to stay with kind and very helpful staff and proprietors. Please use this email if you wish as you deserve the praise and recommendations.

Hope to see you again

Chris and Derek Starling
Sep 2011
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Short breaks from 2 nights to 6 nights- please see 'Ta Mill' website for more information where you can book on-line.
Homeaway QUOTATIONS shown are only accurate for 2 or 3 night stays- Short breaks of 4 nights or more are subject to a further discount- see website (the longer you stay, the cheaper the daily rate)
**15% DISCOUNT for 2 people booking lodge**


Accommodation and facilities for Brookview/ Meadowview lodgesin Launceston in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cabin (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower only, shower over bath or bath only available
  • The lodges have a choice of bathrooms with bath only, shower only or shower over bath- please check when booking. The Meadowview lodges have fully tiled bathrooms with a shower over bath (1 &2) or bath only (no.s 3 &4). Brookview lodges all have showers and numbers 2 and 3 have baths as well.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds or bunk beds in second bedroom
  • 1 double, 1 twin in Brookview lodge 3 and meadowview lodge 1 and 2. Other lodges have a double bedroom plus second bedroom with bunk beds (adult size 3 foot single beds in bunk formation)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Sand Pit
  • veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Wi-Fi available at reception on site, but not inside lodges. Pets allowed in Brookview lodge 3 and Meadow view lodge 4. There is a games room on site with table tennis, pool table and darts. Enjoy the 9 hole pitch 'n' putt course set in 1/2 acre of meadowland. There is an on site laundry, a payphone and a small shop for those forgotten essentials. All lodges have south facing verandas with patio furniture. Lodges are surrounded by beautiful lawns and mature gardens. 45 acres of meadows surround the site and a nature walk follows the meandering stream for half a mile down to a second magnificent nature pond where you can watch the swallows dip and dive and the wagtails play. Set in a peaceful hollow, the area where the accommodation is situated is mainly flat or with a minor slope and the lodge accommodation does not have stairs. Most of the lodges have between 2 and 5 steps to the veranda, which gives guests unspoilt, elevated view across the valley.


5/5 -
(1 traveller reviews)

The Netherlands

A good starting point for a wonderful holiday

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was comfortable and there was enough space to live in. It was very clean, nice bed linen and anti allergic mattresses.

Friendly host.

Quiet surroundings and more beautiful than the photo's show.

We had a lovely view on surrounding hills and meadows.

Good starting point for discovering Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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