Tuckenhay Mill - Mill Stream

Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes
From: £265 weeklySleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1

Tuckenhay Mill - Mill Stream: Devon

"Devon’s best kept secret... Just inland from some of Devon’s loveliest and most natural beaches lies the village of Tuckenhay set along Bow Creek on the River Dart...."In a setting of stunning natural beauty, Tuckenhay Mill is the centrepiece of a cluster of country homes and cottages with superb leisure facilities including two indoor and one outdoor pools, making it ideal for a family holiday for all ages.
The Mill which once produced some of the finest paper in the land, nestles in the green and shady Bow Creek, a languid inlet of the River Dart where private yachts have replaced the old tall-masted ships and barges. Around the mill are all the buildings which once went to make up a small bustling village port. These listed buildings have been sympathetically restored and converted to a delightful range of holiday properties to suit larger family parties. Awards have been won for the conversion of buildings and the conservation of the area. With so much to do, many holidaymakers return year after year.

South Devon awaits you
Tuckenhay is only a 20-minute drive from the superb award-winning beach at Blackpool Sands and about 30 minutes from a surfing beach at Bantham, as well as some of the best natural beaches to be found anywhere in the UK.
There is also extensive access to the coastal footpath for walking and the wilderness that is Dartmoor for walking, climbing and riding.
This is a mecca for ramblers, bird-watchers, swimmers, surfers, horse riders, golfers and those interested in fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing.
In addition, there are many historic NT houses to visit including Agatha Christies’s Greenway as well as a local vineyard (with award-winning wines) at Sharpham.
Tuckenhay is only 5 miles inland from Dartmouth and 3 from the market town of Totnes. Village shop 3½ miles. Riverside inn and restaurant within walking distance.

A superb choice of cottages
Each of the cottages has been individually styled to offer comfortable and spacious accommodation. Great care has been taken to retain the feel of the original buildings and extensive use has been made of traditional materials. Most have garden, terrace or patio. Individual cottage details are shown on the following pages.
Many cottages have more than one bathroom and some have an en-suite bathroom to every bedroom. Kitchens are comprehensively equipped: most have dishwashers and all have microwave cookers.
Couples and honeymooners will feel snug and comfortable in the small cottages: Mill Leat, Mill Stream and Mill Spring. Families can spread out in Papermaker’s or Turbine Cottages, while Mill Lodge, Edgecombe Barn and Tuckenhay Mill House will sleep larger parties in comfort. Of course, combinations of cottages can accommodate bigger gatherings of family or friends.A very cosy and comfortable cottage, ideal for couples of all ages. Set in an elevated position overlooking the grounds of Tuckenhay and the surrounding countryside. Accessed via a flight of
14 steps onto a balcony patio area to the front of the property. Open-plan living room with dining table and kitchen area. First floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.
  • Elec, NSH, hot water, panel/convector heaters and use of swimming pools £70 pw or £40 for short breaks (£60 pw or £30 for short breaks until 2016)
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Bed linen inc
  • H/chairs and additional t/cots available by arrangement (one h/chair, one cot in all cottages unless otherwise stated)
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • Wi-fi internet access (limited at times, in badminton/games hall, )
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared use of grounds
  • Shared BBQ area
  • Ample parking for cars and boats
  • Two pints of milk on arrival
  • No smoking (cottages and all facilities)
  • NB: Stream in mill grounds

  • Laundry room with W/machine and t/dryer by £1 slot meter
  • Extensive indoor and outdoor sporting facilities including 60-ft outdoor swimming pool (8 am to 8 pm, 1 May to 1 Oct) and all-weather tennis court
  • Superb indoor leisure complex with two heated swimming pools, Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms and drench shower (Roman Pool open daily 8.30 am to 8.30 pm – Wednesdays to 9 pm – for all ages, under adult supervision. Waterfall Pool open daily 8.30 am to 6.30 pm for adults and children over 10 accompanied by a swimming adult)

  • Outdoor - small children’s play areas with swings, climbing frames, slides, Wendy house and football field. Indoor - a huge play area with slides, puzzles, pool table, table football, snooker and table tennis
  • Extra t/cots and h/chairs provided
  • Mother and baby changing facility with walk-in shower/wet room (indoor pool). Roman pool with shallow learning bay.

  • One well-behaved dog is welcome in all cottages (except Mill Leat).
Note: Mill Leat (ref FCV) is also ideal for couples and honeymoonersTHE TUCKENHAY POOLS
Tuckenhay is renowned for its spectacular award winning indoor pools with glass mosaics and hand-painted silk murals, they combine exotic decoration with the most modern dehumidification and purification equipment and full changing facilities.
This dramatic Roman style 32ft pool (4ft 6in deep) has a safe children’s bay reached by separate steps. Completing the experience are sauna and steam room (£1 by slot meter), a refreshing cool drench shower fed from the underground spring and a separate Jacuzzi with hydro jets.
Open daily from 8.30 am to 8.30 pm. Children must be supervised.
This award winning pool is sculptured in a curved shape over 40ft long (4ft 6in deep), and bounded in part by a natural grotto rock face of tumbling water. It incorporates the ultimate in water movement technology: floor and wall massage jets, water volcanoes, water cannons and swim jets. There are two Jacuzzis - one in the pool - sauna and steam room (£1 by slot meter) and hot and cold spring-fed showers.
Separate mother and baby changing facilities with walk-in shower/wet room. Open daily from 8.30 am to 6.30 pm. Adults and children over ten with a swimming adult.
The extra charge for use of pools and heating, detailed in the cottage descriptions is all inclusive in the final balance.
HEATED OUTDOOR POOL - with heated hot tub with sauna and drench shower
This 60ft pool (3ft - 6ft 6in deep) has landscaped riverside sunbathing terrace and sloping lawn to stream. Open daily 8am to 8pm (1 May–1 Oct). Children must be supervised.LOTS MORE TO DO AT TUCKENHAY MILL
  • Tennis court - a full sized all-weather court. Please bring your own racquets and balls: tennis shoes, not trainers, please
  • Gymnasium - fully equipped with Polaris stations and Aerodyne bikes
  • Badminton court - outdoor court. Please bring your own racquets and shuttlecocks
  • Sports hall - with indoor badminton court and young children’s play area
  • Snooker room - full-sized period table (experienced players only) with additional small snooker table and pool table
  • Second snooker room (open between 9am and 4pm) - with ¾-sized slate table (experienced players only) with pool table and children’s mini-table. Note Papermaker’s Cottage and Turbine Cottage have their own table.
  • Short mat bowls
  • Croquet lawn
  • Hot tub - with sauna on sunbathing deck (1 May to 20 September)
  • 20 acres of grounds with almost 1 mile of pathways (for dog walking) through meadows, dells and woodland; barbecue area, children’s play area and picnic spots.
  • Use of greens and 18-hole championship course (25% discount) at Dartmouth Golf and Country Club
Tuckenhay Mill has led the way with most of the pools being heated by ground source heat pumps. Awards have been given for energy saving as well as pool design and conversion of buildings. 2008 saw the extension of the 20 acres of stunning natural landscape opening up nearly a mile of footpaths through dells, meadows and woodlands along with a natural waterfall. This is the place to enjoy a personal ‘Spring or Autumn Watch’ with swallows in the log store, buzzards on the adjacent hillside, owls in the woods and ducks and swans down on Bow Creek. Strolls can be taken with the dog and picnics enjoyed on a bench by the river. Children can stroke the goats and even collect eggs for breakfast from the hens (when laying)!


  • Barbecue
  • Cot Available
  • DVD player
  • Garden / Patio
  • Ideal for Golf
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Hot Tub
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Telephone
  • Telephone Chargeable
  • Television
  • Short Breaks All Year
  • Swimming Pool
  • Car Parking Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
  • Owner Account Manager
  • Owner Services Region
  • Tuckenhay Mill
  • Brand Migration


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May 2012
Lovely little cottage. Quiet, everything you need is on site. Beautiful surroundings.
May 2012
The perfect place! Having visited now for overi15 years - it just gets better and better.
Oct 2011
An old paper mill converted into self-catering accommodation, in a very quiet village next to the river. All set in lovely grounds, two pubs / restaurants within walking distance, the Waterman’s was our favourite. It was very quiet and peaceful, but this was in October, suspect it would be a lot busier in the summer as the Mill has been turned into a lot of properties. Facilities on site are excellent, with 3 pools, snooker, table tennis, badminton & gym. Surrounding countryside is fantastic, with beautiful harbours and coves, also close to a number of National Trust houses. Loved the place will definitely go again.
Aug 2011
Lovely cottage in beautiful setting. Facilities on site outstanding, although a pity you have to drive to get a paper or a bottle of milk.
May 2011
A fabulous location, so quiet and peaceful. The facilities at the mill were excellent. We used the waterfall pool everyday it was so relaxing. Can’t wait to visit again.
March 2011
Would not change a thing and already planning a trip back with all the family in the autumn!
March 2011
The cottage was perfect, very comfortable and homely and exceeded all our requirements. The mill’s facilities were fantastic, our little boy (5 months old) went in the pool for the first time there and loved it. The Mill is located within walking distance from two good pubs, The Watermann’s was very children friendly and their Mixed Grill defeated my greedy other half! All-in-all a great holiday and we will definitely return.
Nov 2010
Perfect location, great views, fantastic amenities.
May 2010
Everything was provided.
May 2010
Well-appointed, spacious, clean and comfortable.
Feb 2010
The accommodation was clean and tidy with a practical layout. It also felt cosy, warm and secluded. The front door was a bit rattly and some of the kitchen felt a little dated, but on the whole, it was a great place to stay.
Sept 2009
Very well equipped, beautiful location, plenty of things to do.
July 2009
Clean, tidy and they supplied coffee, milk tea, etc.
July 2009
As presented in brochure. Nice size and well kitted out.
May 2009
The cottage was like a home from home and was set in the most beautiful surroundings. The pools were also excellent.
Feb 2009
We stayed in Mill stream, which is a lovely, compact little cottage. As far as Tuckenhay Mill overall is concerned it was fantastic, pretty much in the middle of nowhere, (but within 1/2 hr of loads of beaches and different towns - and only 1.5 hrs to the Eden Project!) A beautiful location. The facilities were fantastic too, we really enjoyed the adult SPA pool, used it nearly every day. There are also 2 pubs nearby which are both within walking distance and both accept dogs which was really good for our pooches! The owner who greeted us was so welcoming and very helpful and knowledgable about the local area. We would DEFINITELY visit again.
Sept 2008
A beautiful homely cottage with fantastic leisure facilities and setting. The local pubs are in walking distance with great food and atmosphere. Could not have asked for a more perfect break.
Aug 2008
The perfect location for a relaxing holiday whatever the weather. The facilities were first rate and well maintained.
July 2008
What a great holiday. Tuckenhay Mill is idyllic, peaceful and relaxing. Had great weather all week and enjoyed days out. Can't wait to come back!!
July 2008
What a great holiday. Tuckenhay Mill is idyllic, peaceful and relaxing. Had great weather all week and enjoyed days out. Can’t wait to come back!!
June 2008
I love Tuckenhay Mill, for me it is a little taste of heaven. I love the birds and trees and the fabulous waterfall pool. But what makes it especially enjoyable is noticing all the thought and effort that has gone in to making it such a beautiful retreat. Thank you.
April 2008
A fantastic place for a luxurious break; beautiful location and excellent facilities. We even hoped it would rain so we could enjoy the indoor pool and facilities without feeling guilty! We will definitely be back.
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