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Millwater Cottage

(Ref. 1133593)

Dalwood, Devon Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely cottage and spot."

    There has clearly been a lot of thought and effort put into making it comfortable and welcoming. The log burner is a beast and was more than up to dealing with the cooler weather, the supply of logs more than generous. This made for cosy evenings. How to improve? Very little needed, but it would help to augment the excellent range of cooking gear with a pair of large tongs for picking up cooking food, and the frying pan is wonky... cooked breakfasts are de rigeur in winter. I found the instructions for all the appliances, were they signposted? I feel these are minor niggles against the high overall standard that Millwater Cottage offers, even the ancillaries like a short walk to the pub were spot on!

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely property which is ideal for a family or group."

    We had an issue which was promptly sorted by the agent. Garden is good for dogs. We had a relaxing time.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2023

  • "This is an amazing property if you have a dog, I have stayed in a few ‘dog friendly’ properties that are really lovely but have cream carpets, white sofas and a really high end spec that just isn’t realistic if you have come on a walking holiday with your dog."

    Millwater cottage is absolutely perfect, all the floors in the main area of the property are easy to sweep and mop, there are doors to shut off the carpeted living room and stairs and the boot room is perfect for using after a muddy walk. The enclosed garden was also brilliant for our dog, there was a very small area where the wall was low enough for an escape attempt but as long as you are outside with your dog it’s not a problem. It was a really comfortable stay and so nice not to be given a huge list of chores to do before leaving, plus a slightly later check out time than I have experienced previously which made the leaving process less stressful. I would recommend to anyone looking for a stress free holiday with their pet and we hope to come back again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2023

  • "It’s lovely cottage and very clean and fresh linens, Only issue we had was the must and damp smell,had few issues with bath tub leaking but we had the maintenance fix them immediately."

    I guess it’s expected when we visit an old property. Anyone visiting should be warned about the people around maintaining the surrounding we had our car badly damaged ( it has costs us now about £500-£600 for repainting and scratches in the glasses) from them cutting the edges. They didn’t had the courtesy of informing us to move our car parked in the our parking space. I would kindly like to advise the visitors to be informed in advance to avoid such inconvenience caused and set them back from enjoying such a lovely property.

    The cottage is in a rural location surrounded by fields and countryside. From time to time local farmers will undertake hedge trimming but we would not be advised of this. We are sorry to hear that your car was impacted by this and will make the property owner aware as they may well know the local land owners. The Lyme Bay Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer Joncy4.1Aug 2023

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This property is part of the Lyme Bay Holidays collection.
Lyme Bay Holidays are a large, friendly, local agency established for over 40 years. Specialising in the area surrounding Lyme Regis on the Dorset and Devon border, they cover much of the World Heritage Coast as well as some stunning countryside and attractive market towns and villages.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x family room with 1 x double bed and 1 x single, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, hairdryer
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcomes
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 1.8 miles.Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: Maximum of two dogs accepted
  • Note: Typical for a cottage of its age, this property has low ceilings throughout and steep stairs which could be difficult for anyone with mobility issues so please bear this in mind when booking
  • Note: Supply of logs available

The property

Millwater Cottage is a spacious and charming cottage, with an abundance of character features and a very large enclosed private lawned garden.

With ceiling beams and feature inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, this cottage is the ideal rural retreat. The cottage is approached via a private gravelled drive with parking provided for up to three cars.

A gate leads you through to the garden and the entrance to the cottage, where you will step into the dining room.

Typical of a cottage of this age, there are low ceilings and beams throughout giving the cottage an intimate feel.

The adjoining sitting room overlooks the gardens and boasts a large feature fireplace with woodburning stove, ideal for the colder months.

The kitchen is a bright and well-equipped space with newly fitted appliances.

A sociable hub, where your morning cup of coffee or breakfast can be enjoyed sat around the kitchen table.

The three bedrooms: two family bedrooms and a twin, which offer flexible sleeping options for up to eight guests and all enjoy views over the garden and countryside beyond.

There are two bathrooms, a spacious ground-floor shower room and first-floor bathroom. Outside, there is a large lawned garden, although enclosed, care will need to be taken with pets and children due to the proximity with the river and livestock in the adjoining fields.

A picnic bench provides the ideal spot to enjoy some alfresco dining making the most of this tranquil location.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1133595, together sleeping up to 14 guests.

Millwater Cottages

Located in the pretty village of Dalwood, Millwater Cottage and Riverbank are two adjoining, three-bedroom cottages dating back to 1849 beside the River Cory and surrounded by the Devonshire countryside. Take a stroll into the village and you will find a community run, well-stocked village shop, and Post Office, along with a 12th-century thatched inn, The Tuckers Arms, where a warm welcome, locally-sourced food and beverages await. Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between two ridges of the Blackdown Hills, the area has an abundance of rural charm with local walks and attractions waiting to be explored. Dalwood has its own vineyard, renowned for its award-winning sparkling and white wines, and open to the public for tours and tasting. For garden lovers, the Burrow Farm Gardens, recently featured on Gardeners World, are a horticultural delight so why spend a day exploring the formal gardens, wild flower meadows and nursery before enjoying an afternoon cream tea. Further afield, the coastal town of Lyme Regis offers visitors a great selection of seaside activities from watersports and boat trips from the famous Cobb Harbour, or even just a leisurely stroll along the seafront before settling down for a meal at one of the many eateries. A tram ride from nearby Seaton takes you along the River Axe estuary to the market town of Colyton. For nature lovers, the Seaton Wetlands Centre has nearly 4km of level trails and boardwalk through beautiful marshland and reed beds alongside the River Axe, which is home to an abundance of wildlife. The coast is also dotted with pretty villages, including Branscombe and the fishing village of Beer, where you can explore the local galleries or watch the fishermen haul their daily catch onto the beach. The Jurassic Coast is a diverse stretch of dramatic coastline with walks along the South West coastal footpath, taking in sites including Golden Cap, rewarding walkers with far reaching and stunning coastal views.

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About the location


Axminster 4 miles; Honiton 6 miles; Seaton 10.5 miles

Dalwood is a small rural village resting in East Devon, among the idyllic Blackdown Hills AONB. Its facilities include a traditional pub serving food as well as a general store. Close by are some of Devon's most popular attractions. The market town of Axminster, lined with fine buildings, offers much to the visitor including an excellent range of amenities and a fascinating museum. To the western side of the Blackdown Hills you will find another market town, Honiton also holds much charm along with a museum and an art gallery. After your dose of undulating countryside, walking and cycling, you may wish to head to the coast, nearby there is a choice of wonderful seaside spots including Seaton, Lyme Regis and Sidmouth. All come which their own individual character and promise a fun-packed day trip to the beach with their activities and opportunities on offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas