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Gooseham Mill House - magical house sleeping 7 with children's bothy in garden

Overview

Property

Updated: 23-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Fantastic four bedroomed house set in Nature Reserve

A magical property dating back to the 17th century. A secluded house set in the middle of the Devon and Cornwall Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve this house is perfect for those seeking a truly peaceful, tranquil and traffic free setting in which to holiday. The house has two large double rooms, one en suite, one twin room and a single room providing spacious bedrooms for up to seven. The cosy sitting room with Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove lends itself to sitting quietly and relaxing. The kitchen is equipped with a Rayburn; the dining area has an antique cherry dining table with seating for seven and there is a separate sitting room with piano and sofa. All beautifully furnished with genuine antique furniture the owners have taken great care and attention to ensure this fabulous house is decorated and equipped to the highest standards. With original oak beams throughout and flagstones floors many of the original features of the house remain.

Children's Bothy: There is a lovely little bothy with bean bags. board games and DVD player which is perfect for slightly older children and teenagers to have their own space. Within a few yards of the main house this is a wonderful bolt hole for children and gives mum and dad even more peace and tranquillity in the house!

The Garden: Gooseham Mill House is located on the Cornwall/Devon border in a beautiful wooded valley just a mile from the sea in the middle of the Marsland Nature Reserve, which is well known for its flora and fauna. With the gentle stream meandering through the garden, start in Cornwall and walk over the bridge to be in Devon. Stroll along winding footpaths for a mile and you will find the secluded beaches of Marsland Mouth and Welcombe on the Atlantic Heritage Coast.

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Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Nick Compton
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

15 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

5

Impressive property with a good blend of old world charm balanced with modern day comforts

  • 5 of 5

Great location for the perfect getaway vacation - very comfortable house with extensive gardens blending well with the natural environment - we will definitely return as it's the best location we have experienced - absolutely beautiful.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you enjoyed the house and had a good holiday. We will look forward to your staying with us again. Nick
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5

Still life, with pleasure

  • 5 of 5

This house is so peaceful, so steeped in quiet, that I happily slowed down.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful house, great location.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful location and glorious garden. A great place to unwind and enjoy the peace. The house is attractively decorated and we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful House and lovely garden. Big comfy beds and big sofas in the living area. We didn't need to use the lovely fire as the house was already warm enough. Glad the weather was not bad as unsure how we would had got up and down the tiny trek. The kitchen was well equipped however the washing machine was faulty on our visit. We couldn't get any mobile signals and the internet only covers one half of the house. I guess this is a small price to pay for such a remote cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Superb stay in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Gooseham Mill is in an absolutely stunning location, with beautiful grounds and gardens. The house itself is well equipped and comfortable and is the perfect place to unwind. Can highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A dream holiday in a corner of paradise

  • 5 of 5

The peace, the tranquility and the beauty of the garden and surroundings plus the Quality of the interiour - old world charm (furniture) combined with modern day luxury (1st class bathrooms, heavenly beds etc...) made our stay here unforgettable. We hardly left the place for a whole week because we were so contented! It was the best Holiday rental we had ever stayed at... and we've seen quite a few...Thank you to the owner and Nick for letting us share this Corner of paradise for a week! We hope to be back one day!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : The Old Smithy Welcombe at 3 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Hartland Forest Golf Club at 5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Exeter at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Exeter at 60 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : The Bush Inn at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Marsland Mouth at 1 Miles Car: necessary

Gooseham Mill House is located on the Cornwall/Devon border in a beautiful wooded valley just a mile from the sea in the middle of the Marsland Nature Reserve, which is well known for its flora and fauna and offers fantastic walking opportunities. There are woodland and coastal walks direct from the front door and the renowned beach at Welcombe Mouth is a mile walk. Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lanhydrock, Cotehele are within an easy drive as are the towns of Bideford and Bude. Appledore Arts Festival takes place every year and there is fantastic wildlife to be found on the doorstep. This is an ideal base for exploring the National Trust Coastline, SW Coast Path and perfect for swimming, surfing, riding, visiting gardens and is rich in Arts & Crafts related activities. Close to the historic fishing villages of Clovelly and Hartland and the sea ports of Bude and Bideford

Golf: Hartland Forest Golf Club

The picturesque par 72 golf course of 6,158 yards with extensive water hazards offers good sport for golfers of every skill level including beginners. The course is gently sloping - no hills.

No handicap certificate is required.

There is no requirement to book tee times, except for Golf Societies. Societies are very welcome.

Golf clubs, trolleys and buggies are available for hire.

Hartland Forest has a golf shop (but no teaching professional), changing rooms and a licensed bar. Please see facilities under golf tariff and information.

The course opens at 8:30 AM.

Telephone: 01237 431777

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,270
for 7 nights
£1,270
 
 
2017
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,725
for 7 nights
£1,725
 
 
2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,890
for 7 nights
£1,890
 
 
2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,300
for 7 nights
£2,300
 
 
2017
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
2017
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
2017
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
2017
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,425
for 7 nights
£1,425
 
 
2017
28 Oct 2017 - 19 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£825
for 7 nights
£825
 
 
2017
20 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
2017 - 2018
27 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Luxury

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • The master bedroom has an en suite shower room. There are beds for 7 and we can provide travel cots for two infants as well.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only