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Self-Contained 17th Century Mill - SPECIAL OFFER FOR JUNE 2018

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Converted Water Mill Cottage in Braunton, near Barnstaple, North Devon - Close to Braunton Village Centre

Mill cottage, being attached to our home known as Iron Mills, was formerly a working Mill. The cottage, which is the original building, dates back to the 17th century and still retains a rotating mill wheel which was completely refurbished last year. The cottage is attached to our main house and we are situated in the older part of the village which has retained much of its original charm. The garden borders the River Caen, which meanders through Braunton village and out into the Taw & Torridge estuary. Just across the river is the beautiful 13th Century church of St.Brannock. Just a five-minute walk into the village centre, you will find a variety of pubs, restaurants, cafes and surf shops. We operate a non-smoking policy throughout the cottage.

***Special offer for June 2018!! Reduced from £520 to £450 per week!***

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About The Owner

My name is Carole


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Braunton in North Devon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets accepted out of high season by prior agreement.
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • village
  • Spa
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Recently refurbished bathroom with double shower enclosure, wc and sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4/5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is on the ground floor and has 2 single beds and on request can be made up to a king bed, the room is equipped with a double wardrobe and Smart TV. Bedroom 2 is on the top floor (2nd level) and has a wrought iron king size bed and small cabin bed only suitable only for a small child. Also equipped with a Smart TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The cottage has full central heating. All accessible areas to the river are either fenced or gated for safety reasons, also garden is gated. Well behaved pets by prior arrangement - Only during low season. No smoking throughout the cottage. Outside: We have a private gated garden for your use with table and chairs, plus sun loungers and BBQ. Washing line and drying areas available. Private parking for 1 car outside the cottage. Fishing - Mill cottage enjoys its own stretch of trout river, mainly brown and a run of sea trout plus beach casting, tidal river estuaries, stocked coarse and game still waters are nearby. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned and bedlinen changed weekly. Quality bedlinen and towels are provided. There is a travel cot, highchair and stair gate at the cottage. Other: A selection of quality books, toys, board games and DVDs are provided. Hairdryer available.


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Self-Contained 17th Century Mill - SPECIAL OFFER FOR JUNE 2018
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful and well equipped character cottage in the centre of Braunton. Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This is a gorgeous character cottage located in the heart of Braunton, a short walk from shops, bars and restaurants. Carole, the owner, was incredibly welcoming with lots of thoughtful extras and advice on the area. We had a fantastic week staying here - the cottage had everything we needed as a family. The perfect holiday spot in north Devon!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A very tasteful cosy cottage with everything you needed for a perfect break.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very pretty and welcoming , it was tastefully decorated and had everything we needed. We could walk out to the shops or restaurants or cut through the lanes by car to the coast.Our boys surfed every day for hours so to come home to lovely hot showers and a cosy cottage was brilliant. There was even a place to rinse and store your boards. Carole and Ben were great hosts and the working waterwheel was great. We would highly recommend this lovely cottage and would definitely like to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review
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Cosy, well equipped and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely helpful and friendly owners, well located cottage close to shops etc. Very comfortable accomodation for four adults, although small it is perfectly formed ! We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your holiday here at Mill Cottage, it was lovely to meet you all and thank you for your great review
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Lovely cottage and location

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay, great location for North Devon. Lovely hosts and cottage, clean and homely. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable. The cottage is superb! Good location to explore the North coast of Devon. We would stay again if we go back to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful comfy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Can only echo previous reviews, really appreciated everything in the cottage - decor, period details, quality of furnishing, location, additional touches. Couldn't fault anything here loved it and the hosts, just the right amount of attention lol

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review, I really appreciate it! Glad you loved the cottage, it was lovely to meet you both and Tess x
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Special interest holidays:

We can also offer you beauty treatments during your stay:

Our daughter Emma who is an experienced beautician has a dedicated treatment room within our home and can offer a variety of treatments from facials to massage for both men and women - her brochure and price list can be found upon arrival in the cottage or visit her website: to make an appointment prior to your arrival.


Beaches - the area is renowned for its sandy beaches which are a magnet for wind surfers, surfers, body boarders and sail boarding. Croyde and Saunton beaches have surf schools where expert tuition is available. The closest beach of Saunton is approx 3 miles away, which is best reached by car. Braunton Burrows is also approx 3 miles. The Taw & Torridge estuary have been recently designated a world biosphere area because of its outstanding natural beauty and diversity of rare plants and animals.


Exeter is the nearest airport, approx 1 hour by car or by train from Exeter St David’s Station take the Tarka Line to Barnstaple, then bus to Braunton.

Bristol Airport is approx 1.45 hours by car


Just a five-minute walk into the village centre of Braunton, you will find a variety of pubs, restaurants, cafes and surf shops. Barnstaple with its Pannier market is a 15 min drive away. Lots of tourist attractions nearby, including The Big Sheep approx 30 mins drive. Milky Way 45 mins drive, both adventure parks great for a family day out. Clovelly 45 mins drive. Ilfracombe 15 mins drive, Lynton & Lynmouth approx 45 mins drive and Exmoor is a stones throw away.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Check on-line for availability then phone or email to reserve booking. The cottage will be fully prepared for your arrival, with beds made up and fresh towels, tea/coffee/sugar and milk will also be provided. If you have any questions at all please email or phone.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is Saturday. Arrival time 4pm and on your day of departure you must vacate by 10 am

Notes on prices:
Prices vary during the Summer months - Prices are from £350.00 to £795.00 per week. Winter prices - £100 per night minimum of 2 night stay, or £390.00 for the week. Prices for breaks over Christmas and the New Year on request.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.