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Overlooking the millpool at lovely Stoke Gabriel leading into the River Dart.

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 bed 18th century converted barn overlooking millpool at lovely Stoke Gabriel.

Furnished to a high standard, this 18th century 3 bed converted barn provides comfort, privacy and a sense of well-being. Tucked high in the oxygenating oak, beech and sweet chestnut woods above the beautiful Millpool in a very quiet and secluded spot is this charming attached 18th century converted barn with glimpses through the trees down to the large Millpool leading into the River Dart and the picturesque village of Stoke Gabriel. This is a spacious, bright, newly refurbished property ideal for couples and families.


Newly laid 75ft sandstone terrace with stylish outdoor furniture and Webber bbq; views through our own South Down Woods to millpool leading into the River Dart where you see buzzards swoop through the trees and listen to birds including song thrushes, woodpeckers and owls at night.

Front door into very spacious dining/ kitchen room with warm terracotta tiled floor, dining table to seat 6, newly fitted kitchen with electric hob, oven, dishwasher and SMEG fridge. Washer/dryer under the stairs.

Most attractive sitting room with 2 sofas, smart TV, coffee table, woodburning stove in a stone hearth, French doors to the lovely terrace and large windows.

Newly installed wetroom with luxury shower, basin and wc.

Stairs to the landing. Two double bedrooms both with new zip and link beds providing either super king size double or two good size single beds. Wardrobes and bedside tables.

Master double bedroom with the wow factor! High ceilings, magnificent king size metal bedstead, range of fitted cupboards.

Family bathroom with slipper bath, shower over, basin and WC.

Outside: A shared private drive (fairly steep) leads up to the property through the woods to a parking area for 2 cars. Steps from here up to a large railed, split-level patio terrace (with a gate), with views through the trees to the Millpool and provided with table chairs and barbecue. Below the drive is an acre of private woodland belonging to the property with a steep path down to the Millpool and a ten minute walk to the village via the weir subject to tides and crossed at own risk. A longer walk down the drive and around the top of the millpool also leads to the village (15-20 minutes). There is no access to the backyard at rear of the property except for emergencies only.

More Details

Brian Smith
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 2018

About Brian Smith

Social work professional.

Brian Smith purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Brian Smith chose Stoke Gabriel

We fell in love with the property and its location of Stoke Gabriel as it is so lovely on the millpool and the River Dart; there is no road noise and the village has no street lights to keep the skies dark. Very peaceful and beautiful.

What makes this cottage unique

The lovely views from the terrace, the tranquillity, the bird song, getting away from it all.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Stoke Gabriel in South Hams District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Bath, basin and WC - family bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Wetroom - shower (no enclosure), wc and basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This is zip & link superking & can be converted to 2 singles
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , This is zip & link superking & can be converted to 2 singles
  • Master bedroom with superking metal bedstead, built in wardrobe and chest of drawers, bedside tables and lamps
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing


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Overlooking the millpool at lovely Stoke Gabriel leading into the River Dart.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Stunning, well equipped and located barn conversion on the River Dart.

  • 5 of 5

The Barn is both beautifully furnished and superbly equipped and its setting on the River Dart is wonderful. Very quiet and peaceful. The house is fantastically located to access walks on the coast and in Dartmoor and consequently, our two dogs also had an enjoyable time! Our teenager daughter enjoyed horse riding in Widecombe in the Moor and with the cities of Exeter and Plymouth accessible plus the interesting nearby towns of Dartmouth and Brixham, the barn ensured that the whole family had a memorable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing house

  • 5 of 5

House decor is to a wonderful standard and the furniture and beds are very comfortable. The only trouble we had was with the parking spot, it’s on a very precarious slope. It wouldn’t put me off staying again though as the house was perfect and we didn’t move the car once in three days because the village and river taxi meant we just used the river!

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely Place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely few days at the top of a woodland leading down to River Dart. Very peaceful and relaxing, was great to see so many birds from Overcreek Barn. Our dogs loved it too. Some steep climbs up to the cottage but if you don’t mind that this is great place to stay. We visited Coleton Fishacre which was a bit pricey but breathtaking views. Had a lovely meal at Emma’s and The Malsters. We would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Barn Conversion with Top Notch furnishings

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday at Overcreek and the interior was of a very high specification. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped.

The only downside for us as a family was the entrance. Although we knew the property was not wheel chair accessible, there were lots of steps which would be fine for us, but when holidaying with elderly parents this was a little bit of a concern especially as they were covered in leaves (which we did brush off each time), but they were still slippery when it rained and the driveway was at such a slope it was hard to park.

Once inside however we loved it and had many a good night playing games (we bought our own, but there were many also available).

Regards The Harwood's

  • Review Submitted: 02-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A little gem hidden away

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the barn - very nicely appointed. It was like living on top of the trees. We all enjoyed the great walks and Stoke Gabriel is a pretty place. Thank you. Jennie

  • Review Submitted: 13-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jennie And hope to see you again soon.
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Absolutely beautiful property! Comfortable, and ideally situated to explore the area! Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay here at the cottage, well equipped, comfortable, peaceful and a warm welcome awaited us - thank you for the wine and goodies! Ideally situated to explore this part of Devon. Would highly recommend for families, a little difficult for anyone with mobility issues due to number of steps to enter the property, however. All the comforts of home, beautifully decorated, a wonderful place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Anna - so glad you enjoyed your stay - you are welcome back any time!
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Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Church House Inn
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Churston Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
38 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Church House Inn
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Goodrington Sands
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70
Pet Fee £50
Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.