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Old Farmhouse In Millook Near Widemouth Bay

People8
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse in Millook, Nr. Widemouth Bay and Bude, North Cornwall, England - Family Holiday Home In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty Only 5 Minutes From The Beach

The Mill Farm is a charming large cottage, tucked away in the Millook valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. It has a private, south-facing and sheltered garden bounded by a small stream and surrounded by 10 acres of fields. The house is well equipped with modern facilities but retains its original character with its beams, inglenook fireplace and two wood burning stoves. This is a perfect location for those seeking peace and quiet. There are stunning walks both inland and along the coastal path but for the more energetic a surfing/adventure centre is close by at Widemouth and the small holiday town of Bude 5 miles away provides shops, restaurants, pubs, supermarkets, horse riding, golf and an indoor leisure centre and pool.


Owner
Mrs Helen Mathias
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
29 August, 2017

About Mrs Helen Mathias

The Mill Farm has been in our family for many years. We continue to spend our holidays here and very much hope you will enjoy sharing our much loved cottage.

Location

Coast/Beach:

Millook: dramatic cliff formations, rock pools, shingle and surfing for the real expert only, fishing at high tide (5 minutes walk).

Widemouth Bay: 2 sandy beaches, lifeguards in high season, surfing (3 miles)

Bude: sandy beaches, sea water tidal swimming pool, lifeguards in high season, surfing (5 miles).

Crackington Haven: rocky and sandy beach good for surfing.

Travel:

Car essential as public transport is limited. The house is about 4 miles from the A39 at Wainhouse Corner and once off the main road the approach is along narrow, twisting lanes and there is a steep hill into the Millook valley.

Distances:

Widemouth Bay (3 miles) has the nearest shop for basic food supplies and newspapers and Bude (5 miles) has a full range of shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants

Further Details:

Close to Millook, the unspoilt beach at Crackington Haven (5 miles) is well worth a visit and also the attractive fishing port of Boscastle restored after the floods (8 miles). Further afield Padstow, the Camel Way and river estuary, the Eden project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are all easily accessible for an enjoyable day out.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Poundstock in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 upstairs bathrooms with bath,separate shower,wc and hand basin. 1 downstairs bathroom with shower, wc and hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (5 Bedrooms + Travel Cot) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with standard double bed. Bedroom 2 with single bed. Bedroom 3 with queen size double bed. Bedroom 4 with single bed. Bedroom 5 with two single beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Sorry - no smoking and no pets. Ideal house for two families. Bedrooms 3 and 4 have a connecting door but as there are two staircases this is not essential for access. Electric storage heaters downstairs and electric panel heaters or space heaters upstairs. An initial supply of wood is provided for the wood burning stove. Some of the upstairs ceilings are low as are a number of the door frames. Outside: The house is approached by a 150m farm track and has a private, secluded and sheltered garden with outside table and chairs, deckchairs and barbecue. Parents of very small children should be aware that the stream bounding the garden is only shallow but it is not fenced. The house is surrounded by 10 acres of its own land, mostly fields, but also a fair amount of gorse! It is a great area for older children to explore and for kite flying etc. Ample parking. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided but please bring your own beach towels and linen for the travel cot if required. Other: Dining room with original slate flooring and inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews
5

Highly Recommend!!!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Cornwall during the May half term for a family wedding and were fortunate to stay at Mill Farm, our party consisted of 3 adults and 3 children. The photos and description are very accurate and actually don't do this beautiful place justice, it is an absolutely stunning house in a gorgeous setting. Mill Farm is possibly one of the cleanest holiday homes we have stayed in and contains everything you need for a relaxing, quiet holiday.

Roz was extremely helpful from the outset of the booking last year, she answered our many questions we had regarding our stay and she continued to be available on the telephone if needed during our holiday. We requested two extra nights at the end of our holiday due to the wedding date over running our booked week and Roz was able to accommodate this once she knew the days were clear. We are so grateful for this and it made our holiday and the wedding extra special.

We spent most of our time exploring the stunning coastal path which you can walk to within two minutes and the views are spectacular. The beaches in the surrounding area are quiet and unspoiled. We took a stroll to Millock beach every evening to watch the sun go down and we highly recommend this, it is just stunning. We went to Widemouth Bay and Black Rock to explore the rock pools and enjoyed the cafes for lunch. If you like walking we recommend joining the coastal path at Crackington Haven we found a circular walk that ended up back at the Coombe Barton Inn where the food and sea views are both outstanding and the bar staff super friendly and accommodating.

We spent most evenings cooking and eating at Mill Farm which was perfect after exploring the surrounding coastal area.

The nearest supermarkets are in Bude which is a 10 minute drive away. Bude also has everything else you may need including some delicious pasty shops!!

Our teenagers had a fantastic holiday too and the only thing they were concerned about was the wifi, occasionally it would fail but this was very rare. Although for the parents it was bliss!!

We are already considering a return trip to Mill Farm and Millock and can't wait to rebook. We would love to take our dog with us as we know he would love it too however we understand why no pets are permitted.

We would like to thank Roz and her sister for letting out and sharing such an incredible house and stunning gardens!!

Thank you

The Craig Family

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Roz and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Mill Farm. We love sharing our holiday home which has now been in our family for over 60 years. We were sorry and surprised to hear about the occasional WiFi problems. I think you were unlucky but I am afraid we are subject to the vagaries of BT!
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5

A great week - we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Millook with another family of school friends - the husbands were working so it was mums and boys and we had the most brilliant week.

The cottage is charmingly old fashioned yet with all the mod cons you could want. The two sitting rooms were v helpful if someone wanted some quiet time with a book. The kitchen as a really good size and we all sat together for meals in the dining room. It was great having plenty of bath rooms - no queues and the downstairs laundry room and shower room are perfect for sandy kit or hanging wet suits if you're coming straight from the beach.

We went to Bude and Widemouth and Black Rock often and spent a day at the Launceston country show. We would have gone to Bodmin if we'd stayed longer but there was so much to do. We had the most brilliant afternoon at Tintagel - I'd never been and the boys loved it - stopping at Crackington Haven and Boscastle for refreshments.

After a hectic last few weeks of term this was a heavenly wind down for everyone - it's completely peaceful and sheltered. We loved the small shingle beach down the road at the end of the drive. We meant to take some photos of the rock formation there for school because it's very rare but we didn't manage to squeeze it in - next time!!

There is nothing but good to say and we would love to go again - our one small point in terms of the kitchen is that it would have been nice just to have a few store cupboard basics - salt / pepper / cooking oil / flour so you don't have to bring absolutely everything only to use it once or twice and pack it all up again. But it's a minor point.

Roz is delightful and a wonderful host. Thank you from all of us for a great stay

The Walkers & The Holmes

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Charming cottage in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Wanting to show relatives from abroad this wonderful part of England, we were looking for a picturesque location by the sea, surrounded by beautiful countryside, and a charming Cornish Cottage to accommodate 2 families. Mill Farm was exactly what we were looking for and exceeded our expectations by far.

Mill Farm is situated in the beautiful Millook valley, only a few minutes walk from the beach. The setting is idyllic, far away from the bustle of everyday life. Widemouth Bay and Bude are just down the road and perfect for some shopping, a day on the beach or some surfing. Despite the longer distances to the south (Lizard Point and Lands End were a long drive) we managed to explore the whole of Cornwall (as well as Dartmoor and Exeter), and always looked forward to returning to Mill Farm in the evening. The cottage is also on the coastal path which offers stunning views of the coast and surrounding area. We walked to Bude, which took about 2.5 hours, but it was well worth it.

The house was very clean and tidy on arrival, and we immediately felt at home. It offers a mix of old and new, and we loved the wooden beams, low ceilings and window seats. It is very comfortable, ideal for two families, and equipped with everything one could need on holiday. There´s everything from a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, coffee machine, to board games for the kids, books, body boards for the beach, a BBQ and much more. Three bathrooms and two sitting rooms meant that everyone had their own space and could relax.

I must also mention the wonderful communication and service, without which this wonderful holiday would not have been possible.

Thank you Roz and Helen.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful character cottage

  • 5 of 5

'Idyllic' is the most appropriate word I can use. The property is a combination of historic, period architecture and sympathetic modernisation, which come together to provide accomodation that meets all the requirements I was looking for.

We instantly felt 'at home', whilst retaining a sense of awe at the beauty of the location, setting and admiration for the owner's sense of style and practicalities. Everything you could possibly need is provided - from both catering and laundry perspectives, plus other considerations that just added to the overall value of our stay - board games, books, barbecue - to name a few. If you add to this, the wonderful communication from the owners - prior to, during and after the stay, plus the services of their excellent housekeeper, you couldn't really ask for better 'customer service'.

I'm happy to recommend Mill Cottage to visitors to this site and I look forward to having the opportunity to visit again, in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We found the cottage, gardens and the area of Millook to be truly delightful. The property was well laid out and had a tasteful mix of old and new which worked extremely well plus the bonus of enough room for eight of us to spread out without getting in each others way.

Tea in the lovely garden was a pleasure and both our families enjoyed a barbecue and eating outside.

With the gurgle of the small stream at the bottom of the garden and the breeze rustling through the trees the whole place was idyllic and very peaceful.

We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage and both Roz and Helen are really lovely and fully committed to ensuring your stay is enjoyable.Their customer service is excellent.

Also plenty to do in the surrounding area and you do get used to the narrow lanes. Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect home for all the family

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful place to stay! Mill Farm was everything we hoped for from the description and more. The perfect home for a week away with the whole family. The farmhouse happily accommodated 8 of us which included 3 children. The kitchen was the perfect size with everything you could need to cook for 8 people. The two sitting rooms provided a play room for the children and a calm sitting room for the adults with a beautiful fire. The back door leads into a large cloakroom and boot room which was just what you need with 3 children and muddy boots. The luxury of 3 large bathrooms meant there was never a queue! The children loved the garden with the stream just as i had hoped they would. We spent may a happy hour playing in the garden while Nanny sat in the sunshine with a cup of tea. It was the perfect base to explore Port Issac, Crackington, Tintagel, Boscastle, Launceston, swimming in Bude leisure centre with a wave machine, cycling on the Camel Trail ( starting at Wadebridge to Bodmin or Padstow) and playing on the pebble beach 5 minutes walk from the farmhouse.

On arrival the place was spotlessly clean and well cared for.

Roz, the owner provided the best customer service I have ever experienced. She went out for her way to make sure we were happy.

Thank you Roz and Helen for letting us share your beloved family holiday home. We loved it too! Can't wait for our next holiday at Mill Farm.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always pleased to hear from our guests! We enjoy sharing our family holiday home and work hard to maintain a high standard. It makes everything worthwhile when a busy guest takes the trouble to write a detailed review.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Poundstock, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Period 10
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,015
for 7 nights
£1,015
 
 
Period 1
30 Mar 2018 - 12 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,015
for 7 nights
£1,015
 
 
Period 2
13 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
£795
for 7 nights
£795
 
 
Period 3
25 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,015
for 7 nights
£1,015
 
 
Period 4
22 Jun 2018 - 12 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,090
for 7 nights
£1,090
 
 
Period 5
20 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,360
for 7 nights
£1,360
 
 
Period 6
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,015
for 7 nights
£1,015
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
- We ask for 30% of the rental figure as a deposit to secure your booking. The remaining 70% is due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday.

- Cancellation policy:
Should you wish to cancel your booking, the deposit is not refundable. Once you have paid the balance, should you cancel your booking, we are very happy to return the balance on the condition that we manage to re-let the week you have booked.

- Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. Guests may arrive anytime after 4pm and we ask you to leave promptly by 10am to give our housekeeper time to prepare the house for our next visitors.

- Notes on prices:
Electricity is included in the rental price during the summer months but is charged for by meter reading from October to the end of April.

- Damage deposit:
We charge a £200 damage/excess cleaning deposit payable when the final balance for your holiday is due. Assuming there is no damage to the house or contents and that no extra cleaning is needed beyond the normal amount, we aim to return your deposit within one week of your departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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