The Old Mill is a magical mill house in the peaceful Devon hamlet of Blakewell. The house sleeps eleven people in five bedrooms over two levels, two double, a single and two family bedrooms. On the middle floor is a sitting room with wood burning stove, a conservatory and a kitchen with dining area. Outside is a big garden with indoor pool (for seasonal use), an orchard and a patio. Just over a mile from the town of Barnstaple, The Old Mill is a wonderful place for a Devon break.
Three levels. Two ground floor bedrooms: 2 x king size double (one with en suite shower room with shower, WC and basin, the other with en suite bathroom with bath, shower over, WC and basin). Utility room. Games room. Three top floor bedrooms: 2 x family rooms with double and single bed (one with en suite bathroom with bath, hand shower, shower, WC, basin), 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, WC, basin. Middle floor sitting room with wood burning stove. Conservatory. Kitchen with dining area and breakfast bar. Middle floor WC with basin. Indoor swimming pool (seasonal opening)
Central heating with wood burning stove. Microwave, fridge, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, iron and ironing board, Smart TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen only inc. in rent, Cot and highchair available, Off road parking for four cars. Indoor pool. Sorry no smoking. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Note: Swimming pool is available from March to end of October 2019. Note: This property is best for a maximum of 10 people. Note: No stag or hen parties.
Barnstaple enjoys a superb location at the mouth of the Taw Estuary, on the spectacular North Devon coastline between Westward Ho! and Croyde and is a short drive from the Exmoor National Park.
Devon has quite a few claims to fame such as being the backdrop to many films, including; War Horse - starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, and directed by Steven Spielberg. Sense and Sensibility - starring Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, Hugh Grant and Kate Winslet. The French Lieutenant's Woman - starring Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. Edge Of Tomorrow: Live Die Repeat - starring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt and Brendan Gleeson. So you may recognise a few of the locations from their appearances on the big screen.
Did you know that Agatha Christie, Reverend John Russell, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh all hailed from Devon? Agatha Christie went on to become a best-selling novelist, Reverend John Russell developed the Jack Russell Terrier, Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world, and Sir Walter Raleigh became a famous explorer.
South Devon is home to over 20 miles of Torbay coastline which is otherwise known as the 'English Riviera'. Brixton, Paignton and Torquay are the three Riviera towns and are great places to enjoy a day at the seaside. So if you fancy some fresh sea air and picturesque views then visit the 'English Riviera'.
The Dartmoor National Park can be found in Devon and offers visitors a dramatic moorland landscape, ancient woodland, rare wildlife and notable influences, such as the location for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes case 'The Hound of the Baskervilles'.
We hope you enjoy your break in Devon!