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The Old Mill Holiday Cottage

(Ref. 1001015)

Jacobstowe near Okehampton, Devon Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful cottage, really well presented and well maintained."

    Lynda and Kevin were the perfect hosts, there if you needed them but not in your face. The cottage is dog friendly and as such there are many little touches such as a bed, a lead and feeding bowls. Outside the wild birds are catered for, gold finches are prolific. There's a lovely public walk down by the river Okement where you can see otters, I didn't see any, maybe next time. I can honestly say that Lynda and Kevin have thought their project though and have catered for everything to make a visitor welcome and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at this beautiful cottage, feeling right at home."

    We especially loved the thoughtful touches such as the freshly baked bread, butter, eggs and milk left in the kitchen and bottles of water by the beds. I loved spending time watching all the wildlife in the garden including some amazingly colourful birds, a red squirrel and we even saw a deer in the field around the corner when walking dogs one morning. My youngest dog Cooper very much appreciated the dog bed that was there for our use and the enclosed garden was perfect for letting the dogs out. I would highly recommend this place to stay and hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was very warm and comfortable for a holiday in November."

    The log fires were a real bonus. The welcome pack was lovely and our two yorkshire terriers felt very much at home.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. It was lovely to meet.the four of you. Best wishes Linda.. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Nov 2022

  • "Brilliant location, lovely garden and walks."

    Very comfortable and relaxing holiday in a home from home, Hosts very welcoming and helpful. Lots of lovely touches, welcome pack especially good.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Apr 2022

  • "The owners were lovely as was the cottage."

    If I was to point out something it would be that the curtains in the lounge do not block out the light well enough to watch the tv during day light hours.

    Hi John, thank you for your feedback. Since your stay we have bought a black out blind for the sitting room and it seems to be working well. Thanks for pointing it out to us. Best wishes Linda Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage in a great location for peace and walks on the Moor."

    The cottage was beautiful and had everything you could want and more. Lovely owners who were really helpful. Recommend to anyone who wants a special break away from it all.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2022

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Well equipped. The owners are very helpful. It was decorated and furnished in a way you would expect for a Devon property of that age. I would recommend and stay there again. Number 1 choice for me in the area.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2021

  • "Its the 2nd time we've stayed at this property."

    We've been in a lot of cottages over 30 years nationwide & this is one of the better ones. Everything is catered for & the owners are very nice people.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, furnished with care, creating comfortable ambiance, fresh home baked bread ,butter and eggs were already in the kitchen, and fresh flowers were in the rooms."

    Bedrooms are stunning and the whole place was good to come home to after a day exploring. Our small dog was completely at home as were we, lit the fire each evening and found all the programmes we could wish for on the very smart TV ! Plenty of room for our little car and safe enclosed garden for our dog.

    Reviewed by Roberta4.7Oct 2021

  • "Very friendly with homemade bread, fresh eggs, milk left as a welcome gift."

    The owners next door were very helpful without being intrusive. Beautiful gardens and nearby walks for dogs. It is very close to a main road - noise didn’t bother us, tho I’d imagine in summer if you had all the windows open, it might be a slight issue. All in all it was a lovely place for our short break.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful but the downstairs accommodation didn’t lend itself to being able to sit in comfort as a group."

    One large sofa bed which was very uncomfortable and a couple of small chairs meant that most evenings we went to our bedrooms to stretch out and relax. Would recommend swapping lounge and dining room round. Cottage was also near a road which at times was both noisy and busy, didn’t mention or show this on description/photos. Hosts were fantastic and couldn’t do enough for you.

    Reviewed by Lynn3.4Sep 2021

  • "The owners Linda and Kevin gave us a very warm welcome and it is a pleasant place to relax."

    If you love walking there are numerous beautiful scenic places nearby.

    Reviewed by Val4.1May 2021

  • "The Old Mill at Jacobstowe is a beautiful spacious but cosy cottage, furnished and decorated throughout to a very high standard."

    It's perfectly placed in a rural location with easy access to lovely walks locally and further afield on Dartmoor. We stayed at the cottage over Christmas and on arrival, the house was warm and welcoming; the woodburners were prepared and Linda has left freshly baked bread, mince pies, butter, eggs and milk - and a bottle of Prosecco!. Poppy, our golden retriever, was well catered for with a comfy dog bed, dog treats and dog towel! The cottage was decorated for Christmas with a lovely Christmas tree and garlands. The view from the back garden was fabulous; several species of bird visited the feeders in the garden, including a woodpecker! We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely property and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Dec 2020

  • "The description should mention there is road noise."

    Didnt affect us but some people could find it a problem.

    The road is clearly shown on Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Oct 2020

  • "Extremely comfortable and well appointed accommodation."

    Lovely furnishings and the bed was so comfortable .

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had such a lovely week at the old mill,really comfortable cottage kitted out with everything you might need."

    Okehampton just 10 mins away,has Waitrose,Co op and Lidl all together.Lovely old town,nice Wetherspoons!Nearby village of Sampford Courtney is lovely and has a good old pub that does a great Sunday Roast.Great walks right from doorstep.Would definitely come back to the Mill and the area again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was to a high standard, very friendly host in Linda & Keith."

    Great location to experience both Devon &Cornwall. Great for the dog with a good enclosed garden

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2020

  • "A comfortable Cottage in a lovely location and delightful Hosts."

    Reviewed by Marcus5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely break in Jacobstowe!"

    The Cottage was beautiful, very clean and well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. We loved the garden and the surroundings with the river nearby. Linda and Kevin were very friendly and helpful. We loved the home grown vegetables along with butter, bread and milk. Would love to return!

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Aug 2020

  • "What a lovely, quaint little cottage."

    We had a great time playing in the brook over the way. Owners were lovely too.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a really relaxing stay at this beautiful cottage."

    The property has so much character and charm and everything you could need in the fully equipped kitchen. The garden and surroundings are wonderful, we enjoyed watching the activity at the bird feeder including a nut hatch and woodpecker. Our two young children loved the surroundings and playing down at the river every day and fishing and we were lucky enough to see a kingfisher. The children are already asking when we can return! The hosts are lovely and very helpful. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Alana5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had fresh bread and eggs from the owner's chickens, amongst other things to welcome us."

    The garden was a delight to sit in and it was wonderful to watch all the birds feeding including a woodpecker. Lovely walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2020

  • "This beautiful cottage is in a stunning location."

    It is perfect for dog owners, who need only bring food as all other essentials are provided. The cottage contains wood burners, big bedrooms and a mature garden, home to numerous birds who we enjoyed watching. On arrival, we particularly enjoyed the home made bread, butter and milk left for us by the owner. We had a relaxing staycation and could not recommend this cottage enough.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2020

  • "We found a little gem here."

    From a awesome welcoming pack on arrival including freshly baked homemade bread, homemade marmalade, fresh coffee, juice, milk, cornflake and more. The Cottage has been sympathetically restored in keeping such a charming home from home and more. kitchen wise all mod cons. The Old Mill is a Secure gated property which was great for our 2 year old Boxer. We really didn't want to return home. You won't be disappointed this is a must if your thinking of having a delightful week away!! We will return. Thank you for listing this property.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful house, stunning surroundings and fantastic hosts."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, cosy and homely."

    Very well appointed with lots of nice finishing touches. Everything worked and it was perfect for a relaxing few days. The location was brilliant for exploring the area with great walks, some starting from the property. There was no mention in the details about the cottage being so close to a busy Aroad. It did not ruin the holiday we were just surprised but we did eventually get used to it. Linda and Kevin were very helpful and as it is a new let they were happy for any suggestions and ideas. We would definitely go back again. The sooner the better!

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, with so many original features and finished to a very high standard with lovely log burners in both rooms."

    Fresh flowers from the garden were in all of the rooms, freshly baked bread and eggs greeted us on our arrival, we could ask for nothing more. Linda is a wonderful host, and the cottage is situated within easy reach of walks and cycle tracks, not forgetting a few watering holes!

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2019

  • "We have rented many cottages over the years, but The Old Mill probably ranks among the best."

    The owners have done a superb job of converting it into a comfortable, charming cottage, full of wonderful features. We could happily live here permanently! Lots of nice touches - eggs, fresh baked loaf, veg from the garden, milk etc. all made for a great first impression. Many nice features to make this an enjoyable stay. We were blessed with good weather, so were out a lot, but could easily stay inside in comfort if necessary. Although north of Dartmoor, the cottage is very well situated and we found many lovely walks within a 20-30 min drive. There is also a walk from the cottage door down to the river, where our dog enjoyed a swim! We definitely plan to return.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location and accommodation, a true home from home."

    We hope to visit again soon! Very clean and spacious with everything you could need. We particularly loved the home grown vegetables and Colin the duck! Thank you for an amazing holiday.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean."

    It certainly exceeded our expectations. The scrupulous attention given to provide everything you need in the holiday was unbelievable. It had more facilities than what was described on the website including fresh vegetables, soft drinks, snacks, dog food, dog towel and poo bags. The pictures shown on the website don't justify the actual beauty of the actual cottage. We highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Indrajith5.0Aug 2019

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  • 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
  • Note: This and neighbouring property 1138991 can be made into one by opening adjoining doors

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.

Immerse yourself in the coast and countryside of Devon with a stay at The Old Mill Holiday Cottage.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 1021879, 1138991, and 1138995, together sleeping up to 14 guests.

The Old Mill Holidays

The Old Mill Holidays is a selection of four delightful properties, settled into the pretty countryside of Jacobstowe near Okehampton, offering a range of sleeping arrangements to cater to couples, families and group of friends looking to explore the Devon. The properties consist of three characterful cottages, and a shepherd’s hut, each with a selection of amenities, and teaming with character and charm. Within close reach to the collection are several 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 selection is perfect for bird watching, as in the local area, there are Dippers, nuthatches, tree creepers, spotted woodpeckers, 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. Here you’ll also find a fantastic range of amenities including a Victorian arcade, cinema, shops, restaurants, cafés, and pubs to enjoy. All of this awaits at The Old Mill Holidays.

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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 and Okehampton train station, which has been restored to its 1950s glory: The Dartmoor Line now operates a service between Okehampton and Exeter every hour, 7 days a week. The town also has 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas