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The Old Mill

Blakewell, near Barnstaple, Devon (Ref. 975972)

  • The Old Mill - (Ref. 975972)

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  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Reviews

    Mr Turner

    “Lovely house very well equipped.”

    Lots of low beams so be careful! Beautiful large garden. Kids absolutely loved it esp the pool.

    Lots of low beams so be careful! Beautiful large garden. Kids absolutely loved it esp the pool.

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The property

In the hamlet of Blakewell, with a few other private houses down a lane, a Grade II listed mill house.

Comfortable and well converted, it is a magical place over three storeys for families or friends to enjoy.

Head up the steps to the entrance and you will find yourself in a big sitting room on the middle floor, a lovely relaxing space with wood burning stove in the big fireplace.

On sunny days, head through to the conservatory which looks over the pretty garden.

The kitchen is a spacious room with plenty of equipment and a big table for family meals, as well as a breakfast bar.

The bedrooms are spread over the ground floor and the second floor, with two en suite bedrooms on the lower level, together with a fun games room.

On the top floor are three more bedrooms, one family room a splendid space to relax with chaise longue, TV, dressing room and en suite bathroom, whilst the other family room has a sofa, TV and charming little balcony.

The gardens here are stunning, with the bonus being an indoor heated swimming pool (available Easter to end of October) with a changing room.

Wander the paths around the gardens and orchard or sit back on the patio with its fire bowl and barbecue.

Walk along the valley from here, or try your hand at trout fishing or bird watching in the local nature reserve.

An organic farm shop will provide delicious ingredients, or head to a choice of restaurants in the town of Barnstaple, where there are entertainments too, like a cinema and shops.

Take your bodyboards to the fabulous surf beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton, or take a more peaceful hike over the hills of Exmoor.

The Old Mill is an excellent base for family fun or touring the area.


  • 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 and towels 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

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


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.

Region Information

Note: Swimming pool is seasonable, available from March to October 2019.
Note: This property is best for a maximum of 10 people.
Note: No stag or hen parties.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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