The Old Mill

Jacobstowe near Okehampton, Devon (Ref. 1001015)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Perfect for families wishing to escape to the tranquil countryside, The Old Mill is an enchanting Grade II listed cottage set on the outskirts of the quaint village of Jacobstowe over looking the river, near the town of Okehampton, Devon.

Set over two floors, the cottage is decorated and furnished to a high-standard with an inviting ambiance allowing you to feel at home during your stay.

Upon entering the cottage, there is a characterful exposed stone entrance porchway, and it is from here that you delve into a fairytale dwelling.

Stepping inside, you will be delighted to find a exquisitely traditional dining area, which flaunts a large, stone inglenook woodburning fireplace, traditional oak panelled beam details, cosy wall lights, and oak dining seating for six, where you can dine with family in style.

Continuing to impress, following to the left of this room is a spacious sitting room with a sofa bed to accommodate two more guests, an additional large inglenook woodburning fireplace, traditional beams, a lovely rug to rest your feet, and snug armchairs and sofas to unwind on.

Here, you can look forward to cosying up to the warming fire on those chillier evenings or plan your next big adventure during your stay.

Beyond this is a wonderfully-fitted kitchen with further beautiful stone and beaming details, quaint windows, and well-appointed appliances, including an electric oven with ceramic hobs, a fridge/freezer, ceramic sink, a dishwasher, microwave, and a washing machine for all your utility needs.

Completing the ground floor is a contemporary bathroom, fitted with a WC, hand basin, and a shower over bath where you can indulge in a relaxing soak.

Climb the stairs to find a pretty room with king size or twin beds, complete with appealing decor and furnishings including wooden beams, a chest of drawers, a TV, and an open-plan contemporary en-suite shower room with a WC, hand basin, and shower cubicle, enclosed by a privacy screen.

Step through the hallway and you'll be charmed by the wonderful wooden shelving units with quaint ornaments and books, which leads to an admirable super-king-size bedroom, featuring a TV, ample wardrobe space, dressing table, a characterful low window, and a contemporary en-suite shower room, which includes a WC, shower cubicle and a hand basin.

This first-rate home-away-from-home offers splendid outdoor spaces, including an attractive enclosed garden, patio, and parking area which can be accessed from the kitchen.

The cottage benefits from a fabulous riverside location, offering a communal garden where you can bring a packed-lunch and walk down to the bridge and the river and immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings, The property also has fishing rights over one third of a mile of the river.

Outside the property is a footpath which links to the Tarka trail about 1.5 miles away, within close reach to the property are a number locations of interest, including Dartmoor National Park, with its marvellous river valleys and open moorlands, and The Tarka Trail, an excellent walking and cycling route with dramatic views of Devon's countryside, beaches, and sea cliffs.

This property is perfect for bird watching, in the local area there are Dippers, nuthatches, tree creepers, spotted wood peckers, siskins, as well as the usual garden birds.

Venture to the bustling town of Okehampton, a busy market town with spectacular views across the edge of the Dartmoor National Park, which offers a medieval castle that overlooks a wooded river valley, the Museum of Dartmoor, as well as superb access to walks and Simmons Park which offers a children's adventure playground.

Find a children’s adventure playground, as well as a fantastic range of amenities fantastic range of amenities including a Victorian arcade, cinema, shops, restaurants, cafés and pubs to enjoy.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King size (Twin bed available on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC and 1 x King size (Twin bed available on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with sofa bed and wood burning stove.
  • Oil fired central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven, ceramic hobs, fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, two TVs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power is included in the rent
  • Fresh bed linen and towels are included in the rent
  • King size sofa bed
  • Large driveway with off road parking
  • Enclosed garden and patio area
  • Pets are welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 0.7 miles, shops 0.7 miles

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About the location


Exeter 23 miles.

Okehampton is a busy market town on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park and near the highest and most dramatic areas of the moor, where Yes Tor rises to a height above 2000 feet. To the north of Okehampton are some beautiful rolling Devon hills where small farming villages nestle amidst woods and fields with plenty of gently flowing rivers. The fabulous Roadford Reservoir offers a multitude of watersport activities and fishing opportunities. Okehampton has a prominent medieval castle overlooking a wooded river valley, the Museum of Dartmoor Life (where Tourist Information can be found) and Okehampton train station, which has been restored to its 1950s glory running trains along a scenic route to Meldon the highest station in southern England. The town also has spectacular views across Dartmoor, access to fabulous walks and Simmons Park where you’ll find a children’s adventure playground. This area of Devon has plenty of farm shops and country inns serving good food where visitors can spend time relaxing and unwinding amongst unspoilt countryside.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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