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California Cross Holiday Cottage, with Shared Pools, tennis court & Internet

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Colmer Estate, California Cross, near Modbury, South Devon, England - Mill Cottage, Holiday Property On The Stunning Private 28 Acre 18th Century Colmer Estate

Mill cottage is one of 20 holiday properties on the stunning private 28 acre 18th century Colmer Estate, which benefits from wonderful facilities including heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, (outdoor pool heated from mid May to mid September), all weather tennis court, fitness suite, walled garden and adventure playground, lake with coarse fishing opportunities, table tennis, pool table,wildflower meadows, streams and woods, and within easy driving of South Devon's splendid beaches, and wild Dartmoor.

The Colmer estate is set in a very peaceful location, in an unspoilt green valley in the heart of the South Hams, and yet there are local amenities including a pub and an award winning restaurant a few minutes walk away. There is something here for everyone. And nearby you can surf, swim, go canoeing, play golf, go on wonderful coastal walks....you name it!

More Details

helene demetriades
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2017

About helene demetriades

We moved down to Devon from London in 2010, wanting to immerse ourselves in the beautiful South Devon countryside after many years of living in London. We are very happy living here not far from Totnes, nestled between Dartmoor and the sea, with the river Dart snaking through the landscape.

When we first came across the Colmer Estate, in early spring, the snowdrops were out, and our ten year old daughter went wild about it, and so did we! It is a beautiful 28 acre estate, with a real sense of history to it, both beautifully landscaped, and left wild in many parts, with outdoor and indoor pools, an all weather tennis court, a walled garden with adventure playground, a lake, flower meadows and woods. It is a real haven, both for humans and wildlife!

helene demetriades purchased this cottage in 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We had the most wonderful week at your cottage. Everything was great including the weather, and we would be interested for future bookings. The indoor pool was a great bonus, and our three year old grandson learnt to swim on the second day! Thank-you for enabling us to have a brilliant family holiday." - The Gough family.

"The Cottage was great, and the Colmer Estate is a very nice place. We were lucky with the weather, and enjoyed some trips out knowing that we could come back and chill out." - The Crilly family.

"Very pleased with the cottage, which we found very comfortable" - The Wood family.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Modbury in South Hams

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , kingsize bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 bunk beds
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 kingsize bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 4 bedrooms: Single beds (1), Double beds (2), bunk beds (1), travel cot (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Because the cottage is on three floors, with one double bedroom plus bunk bed room and bathroom on one floor, and another double bedroom plus single room and another bathroom on the second floor, the lay-out can be ideal for extended family, or two families. Great for children of all ages, Dogs are welcome at an extra fee of £35, (1 dog max), but must be kept downstairs at all times. No smoking at this property Outside: Shared indoor pool, fitness suite, shared outdoor pool,private garden, shared grounds, BBQ, adventure playground, Swing set, Private coarse fishing lake, table tennis, pool table. Utility Room: There is a laundry room on site, with coin operated washing machines and drier Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided, Towels provided. Other: Internet access with Wifi, Central heating, Hair dryer, High chair. Iron. Collection of books, DVDs, and games. Dish-washer, washing machine.


5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay. The weather was kind, the cottage was excellent and spotless, there was so much to do on the Colmer Estate (we swam every day), and we visited lots of very good beaches including Bigbury and Bantham. Both sets of adults had fantastic meals at the Riverford Kitchen too. Thank you Helene and Gavin!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent, especially with children.

  • 5 of 5

We have four children, so in order to avoid World War Three, there needs to be something for everyone. This is the case: fishing lake for our second son, tennis for our first and third sons, swimming for all three plus our daughter. Then away from the site, interesting towns to visit, lovely countryside, choice of beaches all accessible. Everything you need in the property, and the owner is very helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb stay at Mill Cottage - Colmore

  • 5 of 5

“Superb stay at Mill Cottage on the Colmore Estate”

We had a delightful stay at Mill Cottage. Very comfortable and well equipped and the estate was so peaceful. A great location for exploring South Devon. Some days we had the pool to ourselves! We were hoping for good weather but I must say it exceeded our expectations. We will certainly consider booking again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring half-term
27 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
High Summer
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Autumn Half-term
21 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas holidays
16 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £35

Booking Notes:
At off peak times it is also possible for us to rent out the first floor to smaller families or couples at a reduced rate.

Changeover Day:
The usual change-over day is Saturday. Arrival from 3pm. Departure by 10am please. At certain times of the year we are happy to rent out the cottage at a minimum stay of 3 nights, at which times the change-over day is flexible.

Notes on prices:
Prices for up to 7 guests
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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.
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