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Secluded rural hideaway set in rolling countryside - coast 7 miles - Ta Mill Pump cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking



Ta Mill Pump cottage

Traditional stone and slate cottages, each with a character of it's own. The delightful combination of stone, slate and exposed beams reflects by-gone days of the Old Mill at Ta Mill. Converted from original 16th Century buildings, they retain some original features and fixtures.

Pump Cottage is a very comfortable hideaway attached to the rear of Ta Mill House with a huge inglenook fireplace. Shower room and bedroom on 2nd storey. Steep open tread stair case from living area to bedroom.

We also have our 'luxury 4 star cottages for 2' with fantastic Contura woodburners- Millers, Olde Granary or Hayloft cottage- Please see 'Luxury Ta Mill cottage for 2' or our website for more information. Ring Helen 01840 261797

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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)

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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About Us

Helen Shopland
Ta Mill, St Clether
PL15 8PS Launceston
Ta Mill
Self catering holiday accommodation and wedding venue
VAT Reg NoGB699466848

Helen Shopland
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2018

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 20 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 cottage in 1997

Why Helen Shopland chose Launceston

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 cottage 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 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.

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Cottages are available to let on a short break all year round- from 2 nights to 6 nights. QUOTATION is accurate for 2 or 3 days. 4 or more days are subject to further discount. Please see our website for more details. Contact Helen on 07778 961819 for details.
Pets are £7 per night per pet or £35 per week. If you book less than a week, there will be a discount applied when you book


Accommodation and facilities for Ta Mill Pump cottagein Launceston in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • One dog is allowed at additional cost of £7 per night or £35 per week. Dogs must not be left unattended at any time.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 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 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Shower room in Pump cottage
  • The cottages have a choice of bathrooms - Pump has a shower only.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 1 double bedroom with 5 ft bed. Suits 2 adults plus a child or baby. Please note there are steep, open tread wooden stairs to first floor.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Child's Swing
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • 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:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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. All cottages are traditional stone and slate cottages. Pump cottage has shower rooms. Pump has wood burner and central heating. Pump has a patio area for sitting out and the site is a quiet secluded hideaway and so very peaceful and private. Cottages are spacious and can accommodate 2 adults plus at least one child on a put-u-up or cot that can be provided. Please call Helen on +44 7778 961819 for more details on specific cottages. Veuillez appeler Helen au +44 7778 961819 pour plus de détails sur des cottages en particulier.


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Ta Mill Pump cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Charming, peaceful homely retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 4 days staying at Ta Mill. The cottage was perfect with log burner, outdoor space, everything we needed and in the most beautiful of settings. We did several wonderful walks in the area which were perfect, restorative days out. Thank you & hope to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ta Mill and a star called Helen

  • 5 of 5

Words can not explain how lovely this place is.. Helen welcomes you as if it is her home... and it does feel like a home from home, we booked for 1 week, but ended up staying for 2 and moving from Smithy cottage to a lodge for the second week as our other holiday company mucked up our booking!. The veiws and walks are amazing.. and the bliss of no mobile phone coverage (O2) was ideal... I would highly recomend Ta Mill to anyone.. but a car is essential to get around!

We esspecialy loved the table tennis lol.

The pub up the road (you do need to drive or be whilling for a long walk) called the Wilsey Down Hotel gave a walm welcome and good food!. High Force is a short drive away for breathtaking walks and sights.... all in all idealy situated and perfect for a romantic getaway or family break.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2008
  • Date of Stay: June 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to get such lovely comments- I hope that everyone who has stayed at Ta Mill remembers it so affectionately. It is a special place hidden away from the hustle and bustle but rest assured it is easy to get to and easy for exploring Devon and Cornwall. I remember the couple well and was pleased to help them out with their second week. Yes, mobile coverage is a problem, but Vodafone works fine. Wish we could get broadband!!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Wilsey Down, Hallworthy
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Trethorne Golf Course
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Crackington Haven
Car: necessary

Ta Mill is a secluded rural hideaway, set in a peaceful hollow of 45 acres on the fringes of bodmin moor. Ideally situated for touring both Devon and Cornwall, within easy reach of dramatic coastline of North Cornwall and the untamed beauty of the moors. Explore hidden coves, pretty fishing villages (Padstow and Port Isaac) and the timeless harbour at Boscastle. A land full of mystic and legend, discover for yourself the rocky headland of Tintagel with Kind Arthurs castle. Relax on a sheltered sandy beach or take in the stunning views as you follow the coastal footpath from headland at Bude to the sandy dunes of Rock. Alternatively visit the many historic houses and gardens in the locality including Lanhydrock, Cotehele and Pencarrow. The magnificent EDEN Project and the 'Lost Gardens of Heligan' are within 45 minutes. Ta Mill is a tranquil setting which allows you to escape the pressures of everyday life and soak up the quiet atmosphere in a place where nature thrives.

Other Activities: pitch 'n' putt, nature trail, wildlife haven

Golf: There are several golf courses within 20 miles of Ta Mill. Trethorne and Launceston Golf courses are only 10 miles away. The world renowned St Mellion course is within 25 miles with the infamous Jack Nicklaus signature course. Other golf courses within 20 miles include Bude, St Enodoc, St Kew, Lanhydrock and Bowood Park.