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The Old Mill

Blakewell, Devon (Ref. 975972)

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  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • 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
  • Mr Tyler

    “We felt that the accommodation was generally good, however the patios and garden furniture were in need of a good jet wash and new garden furniture as it was clearly very worn.”

    The parasol was dirty and ripped, the fire pit was badly rusted.

    The parasol was dirty and ripped, the fire pit was badly rusted. The pool was lovely, the property internally was good with plenty of space, and the gardens which stretch up to an orchard was superb. Our overall feeling was that if you are paying a premium price, you expect the property to be virtually flawless, which it clearly wasn't. The proximity to local amenities and the coast was a major plus point also.

The property

In Blakewell, down a private lane beside a few other houses, a charmingly converted, Grade II listed mill in an acre of truly stunning gardens with its own indoor heated swimming pool (16' square x 5'6" deep, available Easter to end of October) in a separate building (changing room, loo).

Steps and paths up to beautifully landscaped gardens, orchard with old Devon apple trees and sheltered suntrap patio (tables/chairs, barbecue, firebowl).Inside, comfort and imagination.

Nine steps up to rear entrance.

Three floors: on the middle floor, large living room with woodburner in huge fireplace (logs included), wood floor (rug), three sofas, beanbags, smart TV/DVD/PVR, Bluetooth soundbar.

Big conservatory (cane furniture) looking to the garden.

Kitchen/dining room (dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, drinks fridge, range-style cooker with gas hobs/electric double oven, breakfast bar/stools, dining table best for 10, iPod dock); loo.

On the ground floor, two bedrooms - a double (3 steps up to 5' bed) with low beams and millstone, chaise longue and 3 steps up to en suite shower-room (suite), and another double (5' canopied sleigh bed) with en suite bathroom (suite, shower over bath); utility room (washing machine, tumble drier); games room (table football, air hockey); loo.

On the top floor (stairgates), three further bedrooms (low beams) - low lintel to a room with 5' double and single beds, TV/DVD, dressing room with chaise longue and archway (no door) to en suite bathroom (suite with roll-top bath plus hand-shower and separate shower); another room with double and single beds, TV/DVD, sofa and glazed door to small balcony; a pretty single; bathroom (suite, shower over bath).Best for maximum of 10 people.

Walks from the door along a stream-lined valley.

Good food pub, 1 mile.

Organic farm shop and trout fishing (adults and children), 100 yards.

Damages Deposit £250.

A magical place to stay. Blakewell: hamlet in a quiet stream-lined valley 1½ miles from Barnstaple (shops, restaurants, cinema, food market).

The great north Devon sand/surf beaches (Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe), about 8 miles; golf at Barnstaple and Saunton; fly-fishing locally; nature reserve (birdwatching), 5 miles; Exmoor, about 8.


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Ensuite Ensuite Double Bedroom Double Bedroom Utility Games Room


  • 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
  • BBQ, 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 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.

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.
Note: Pets are prohibited from carpeted areas.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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