Mill Grange Cottage

Mill Grange Cottage


Sep 2013

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
3 Bathrooms

About our home

Mill Grange is a beautifully presented detached converted watermill, fully refurbished and tastefully furnished to provide a high standard of accommodation throughout. A former working watermill, the property is set at the head of Old Mill Creek and adjacent to woodland walks belonging to descendants of Sir Walter Raleigh. The cottage combines many traditional features - such as original oak crossbeams and exposed stone walls - with contemporary and stylish modern day comforts. An ideal holiday retreat if you want high quality accommodation within easy reach of Dartmouth and the stunning Start Bay coastline.

LOCATION Old Mill Creek is an idyllic tidal inlet just off the main River Dart estuary approximately a mile or so from the historic naval town of Dartmouth. Small boats can be launched at high tide with Dartmouth, Dittisham and Totnes all within easy reach. Dartmouth's array of boutiques, restaurants and tea rooms, as well as the picturesque River Dart are all accessible within a (steep) 20-30 minute walk, or about 5 minutes in the car, whilst the award winning Blackpool Sands beach is just a short drive away. Woodlands Theme Park and Dartmouth Golf and Country Club are just 3-4 miles away.
VIEWS Stunning views from the sitting room over the creek and surrounding woodland.

ENTRANCE The main entrance leads directly into the kitchen and ground floor living area.

KITCHEN/SITTING/DINING ROOM A spacious open plan, sunny and very well presented room with high vaulted ceilings and original cross beams. The stunning kitchen is very well equipped, with high gloss units, granite worktops, range cooker with five-ring halogen hob and two fan electric ovens, a large SMEG fridge with ice box, integrated dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. The cosy sitting area has two cream leather sofas, leather armchair and footstool, flat-screen TV with Freesat recorder box and DVD player, and large wood-burning stove (logs supplied) The room opens into a spacious and very well presented dining area with light oak table, spacious oak side board for storage and six high backed leather chairs.

BEDROOMS Three in total. The en suite master bedroom (at lower ground floor level) has a King size bed, bedside units, wardrobes, drawers, chaise, large flat screen wall mounted TV with Freesat, and French sliding doors out to a private decking area with loungers and seating and access to upper/rear terrace. Four stairs lead up to an open-plan raised bathroom, enclosed with clear glass balustrade and beautiful black porcelain floor tiles. The en suite has a luxurious corner bath with hand-held shower, wash-hand basin, heated towel rail and discretely hidden w.c. On the ground floor are two further bedrooms each with high vaulted ceilings and original cross beams. One bedroom is a double with King size metal framed bed, bedside tables, wardrobe, drawers, chairs and wall mounted flat screen TV with Freesat, whilst the second is a twin with two metal framed divan single beds, bedside table, drawers, wardrobe and wall mounted flat TV with Freesat. N.B. All beds have memory foam mattresses. Duvets, pillows are supplied but we ask if possible that guests bring their own bedding and towels. However, they can be hired at an additional cost of £10 per person.

SHOWER ROOMS In addition to the en suite bathroom (above) there are two further shower rooms. On the first floor is an elegant, fully tiled room with electric under floor heating, high vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, large walk-in shower , fixed rain head and hand-held showers, wash-hand basin with large mirrored lighted cabinet over and w.c. On the lower ground floor is a shower/bedroom suite with shower cubicle, wash-hand basin and w.c.

Mill Grange can accommodate a maximum of 6 adults.

OUTSIDE To the front of the Mill is a good-sized terrace area with table and chairs to enjoy the pretty views over Old Mill Creek. (2 additional folding chairs are kept under the bed in twin room for additional seating inside or outside) and 4 stacked chairs are kept on the rear/side decking. To the side/rear is a larger terrace ideal for al fresco dining and late sunny evenings. Garden table with large benches and chairs plus built-in barbeque available. (Please clean the BBQ after use). In addition there is a large private decking area adjoining the master bedroom suite at lower ground floor level.

PARKING For three cars (and to the left of the wooden garage area 50m up the hill from cottage. The tandem parking is clearly marked for Mill Grange. For ease of unpacking please park along the side of the garden wall and pass luggage over the wall to the front terrace. Please avoid parking over the road and large vans and trailers use that as a turning point to get to the boat yards.

OTHER INFORMATION Beautiful wooden flooring throughout the ground floor. The stairs and lower ground floor bedrooms are fully carpeted. The cottage is fully double-glazed and enjoys the benefits of oil-fired central heating and hot water. The controls are outside the upper double bedroom and has a thermostat to control temperature for comfort. The upstairs bathroom has underfloor electric heating and can be controlled from outside the bathroom door.

There is a large wood burner in the lounge and logs will be left for your use. Please can you clean out the fire on leaving the property and ensure you do not go out with the fire lit.

Wireless broadband internet and telephone are available. (All national non premier numbers are free for an hour) The mobile network 02 works quite well but other networks may struggle.

Strictly no smokers or pets permitted.

The house will be cleaned prior to your arrival and for points guests we ask that £75 contribution to the clean after you leave be paid prior to your arrival. For swaps we would assume a reciprocal arrangement.

We are sure you will really enjoy your stay and Mill Grange and thank you for your booking.

Kim and Katrina


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More about us

  1. We are a professional couple in our late 50s, Kim is now an independent HR consultant having been assistant director of HR at the university of Bristol for 20 years and Katrina is a property landlady and developer.

  2. We live in Bristol, UK and have a lovingly self converted water mill in Dartmouth which we have to rent or swap which is a fully serviced holiday rental

  3. We love to travel and our holiday let is of a high quality standard and we love well designed, clean, contemporary properties and will really value respect and look after any property we are lucky enough to rent.

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Where is it?


Very secluded at the bottom of steep lane. One house next door is a holiday home and a few boat yards all within beautiful woodland. Mill Grange is set right at the end of a tidal creek and is quiet and peaceful with lovely walks within the woods along the creek.

Buzzy restaurants
Michelin rated Seahorse on the promenade in Dartmouth the Floating Bridge
Cozy cafés
Too many to list
Retail therapy
For food Sainsbury’s and Lidl are at the top of the Lane and MAND S food is in town.
Bit of culture
Dartmouth Castle Greenway Agatha Christie’s holiday home a sg
Walks in the park
So many woodland and coastal walks
Spot of exercise
Dart Marine spa and public pool and gym at top of hill
Day tripping
Totnes, Slapton Sands, East Portlemouth and Salcombe

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