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27 Customer Review(s)
“This is a lovely large cottage which is tucked into the valley of Heddon ,very clean and well equipped ,bedrooms and bathrooms all lovely ,owner Tony very helpful if needed ,beautiful location with lovely walks nearby ,The community shop in Paracombe village is ideal for any poduce you may need ,other wise you are looking at around 7 miles to lynton for the nearest local supermarkets .”
Places nearby to visit Lynton and Lynmouth ,Woolacombe bay beautiful sandy beach,well worth the visit.Ilfracombe and Combe Martin also nearby .
Places nearby to visit Lynton and Lynmouth ,Woolacombe bay beautiful sandy beach,well worth the visit.Ilfracombe and Combe Martin also nearby .- Martin, September 2023
“A lovely cottage- in a beautiful place.”
The owner made us feel very welcome when we arrived. We had everything we needed and the cottage has been beautifully upgraded. Although there is a lack of hanging places for clothes in 2 of the bedroooms. The directions to find it were easy to follow but the lane is even narrower and steeper than imagined - after a long drive it was an anxious time! The name of the cottage was on the ground so in a small car couldn’t seen over the wall! Plenty of parking space and the constant sound of the stream was very calming and relaxing.- Lynne, September 2023
“Lovely cottage in a lovely area.”
Plenty of walks right out the front door and of course the surrounding area. Wish we had booked 2 weeks instead of 1. Cottage is very well presented with everything you would need. Pub 10 mins walk down the lane, excellent food and drinks served. Would definitely recommend.- Dean, August 2023
“We have all had a lovely time at Tucking Mill to celebrate a special birthday for my husband.”
Everything there that we could need, and such a lovely quiet position, only the babbling stream could be heard. We ate at the Hunters Inn pub down the road, and went to Lynton to the railway, and some surrounding areas. All in all a great vacation for us all. Good to meet Tony on our arrival too. we would all recommend it.- Roger, July 2023
“This is truly beautiful cottage which has everything you need for a cosy stay.”
The lane in front did worry me to begin with.. but shouldn’t have done, very few cars pass through.. like less than 10 in a day.. and the view is just spectacular. The outdoor space is probably best suited to older children, however as a parent I wouldn’t have worried about this when my son was little as the area is full of adventurous walks and great for children. The owner works really hard to make sure your stay is perfect and I have not hesitation in recommending this property. I can imagine would make a perfect Christmas retreat. Thank you for an amazing holiday. Sam & Lucy.- Lorraine, June 2023
“Excellent house, very clean and comfortable.”
Not sure how the layout of the lounge works regarding the position of the tv and the sofas if three couples were there. The kitchen had more or less everything we needed and the shower is brilliant. A little disappointed with the garden as we had booked this property rather than the smaller one next door as we wanted an enclosed, safe garden for our dog. The outdoor seating area also needs some attention.- Ruth, June 2023
“We really liked the house, it was airy and modern but sympathetically renovated.”
Plenty of room, comfy sofas and good kitchen, 3 good size bedrooms and lovely views. It's located at the bottom of the Heddon valley with the river running through your front garden on the opposite side of the lane. Located not to far from national trust centre for the valley and plenty of country walks to do with the dogs. The outline for the house mentions a patio/garden, the patio isn't there anymore, uts broken up under the grass and just some uneven grass is there to the one side of the house, as the house is built into the cliff so no back garden. The rest of the garden has been left to go wild like the nearby woodland. There is shale to the other side of the front door running to the cottage next door. There isn't a wall or any fencing around the front of the property so open to the lane through to the National trust, our dogs had to go on the lead everytime we went out the front door. We did find living at the house some small details would be great if added, hot dish stands, a tea pot (essential if you have a Devon afternoon tea)- Helen, May 2023
Thank you for your feedback we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to Tucking Mill. Whilst the 'feature' to help guests search for a property with an outside space is listed as Garden/Patio, the summary and description of Tucking Mill does not mention a patio, this is because there has never been one and we are a little puzzled that you mention there once was. You are correct that the garden is situated to the side of the house and is unfenced at the front, this is in keeping with the beautiful surroundings. A fence would certainly block the stunning views across the valley and we really do not want to do that! Property Owner
“Tucking Mill is a lovely cottage We had an enjoyable stay, the cottage was completely equipped with everything you would need, the shower was amazing.”
I would change just one thing the bath in the main bedroom. We had a great week. Thank you.- Tracy, April 2023
“Tucking Mill is a beautiful cottage with lots of space, well equipped and set in stunning countryside.”
Lovely walks straight from the front door. Tony was very welcoming, the flowers and wine were a lovely touch and instructions on how to reach the property were very clear and thorough! Thank you for a wonderful stay!- Samantha, March 2023
“Our third Sykes cottage holiday as a group of four with 2 dogs and this was the best by far.”
We took so much that we didn’t need as everything had been thought of and provided by Tony the owner. There’s plenty of room even if you had 6 staying and the place is very clean and well maintained. Lovely walks nearby, dog friendly pubs (Hunters Inn and The Blue Ball), best cream tea ever in Lynmouth, Vernacular railway, Dunster Castle, Watersmeet and Woollacombe Beach, were all highlights for us and The only drawback for us was a few of the roads are very steep and narrow, be prepared for a driving experience if you’re not used to this. Overall it’s a beautiful peaceful location to recharge especially with the sound of the river nearby. We would all stay again.- Nicolette, March 2023
“Tucking Mill is the best cottage we’ve stayed in, by far.”
Location was perfect for us. Rural, quiet location with a pub a few minutes walk away. The cottage was very warm and cosy, especially with the wood burner. It was very well equipped and comfortable even with six of us. A great area for walking and visiting the whole of the North Devon coast. The owner Tony was very helpful and accommodating.- Margaret, February 2023
Beautiful location. The cottage was very well equipped. Beautiful, spacious and very warm. We loved the location. We were surrounded lovely walks and a great pub down the road. It was nice to be greeted by the owner, very welcoming. Thank you- Helen, December 2022
Property was spotless and very well equipped. Beautiful situation with many lovely dog walks from the front door.Would definately like to return.- Sally, September 2022
Clean and perfectly proportioned with good facilities. Just think the Wi-Fi needs boosting as the smart TV was continually buffering which made it unwatchable. Not a big problem as we didn’t visit to watch TV but as our visit unintentionally coincided with the Queen’s funeral, it did mean we had to rely on my iPad to watch it. Also think it may be useful to have some information about places to eat, food shops, etc in local area.- Linda, September 2022
“Stunning property, really comfortable and in a great location, lovely views.”
Nice walks around local area and a great base for visiting other local towns/sites. Would definitely recommend.- Sarah, August 2022
“Very clean and well equipped.”
Lovely location. Very welcoming and comfortable cottage. Good amount of parking. My only suggested improvement would be to change the pillows.- Lesley, August 2022
“Very comfortable, clean property.”
Down an exceptionally narrow lane about a mile and a half but worth it. Everything you could need there. I would have preferred larger bath towels as they don't go around you and I'm a size 14. Needs an instruction folder for things like the towel rails electric radiators hob, etc- Juliet, July 2022
Thank you for your valued feedback. There are 3 main routes by car into Heddon Valley, the easiest being the lane from the A399, this is the route used by coaches & delivery vehicles, drive past Blackmoor Gate towards Combe Martin then turning right towards Hunters Inn. The other route you refer to is the lane from the A39, it's a beautiful drive following the River Heddon down into the valley, partly single track with passing places. Directions for both routes are included with booking confirmation. Instruction booklets for appliances are kept in the kitchen drawer, these have now been placed together in a folder. Thank you for choosing Tucking Mill for your holiday, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind Regards Property Owner
“We had a brilliant holiday staying at Tucking Mill.”
The cottage is set in a beautiful position in the Heddon Valley, just a short walk from the beach and Hunters Inn. The cottage was superb, absolutely spotless and comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with high quality appliances. The bedrooms were very spacious with very comfortable beds. The shower was a dream, so powerful and the bathroom was very well set out. The garden was very well equipped with furniture opposite the stream. When we arrived, Tony, the owner had left fresh flowers and a nice bottle of wine which was very much appreciated. We would very much like to return.- Kathryn, July 2022
“A wonderfully spacious and immaculate property with beautiful gardens and setting.”
We had the most fabulous stay at Tucking Mill. A fabulous location for exploring beautiful Exmoor, North Devon and the surrounding areas. We would definitely like to return.- David, May 2022
“Exactly like photos but better.”
Setting perfect and quiet.Everything you need for luxury quiet.Walks great if a bit rough.Tony a nice host and fire every night lovely.Hunters Inn a stroll down.Beds comfortable.Thanks.- John, April 2022
“What a beautiful place!”
The house was a great size, very clean and beautifully maintained. It was modern but also kept those traditional features. The access to the stream outside the house was fantastic for my dogs and just outside the house is a lovely sun trap. We walked for miles and most of the time directly from the house. Would definitely recommend if you want peace and quiet and it's of outdoor time.- Nicola, April 2022
“House was great.”
Comfortable beds. Very clean had everything we needed. Great walks from the doorstep. Only thing missing was a hoover. So we was unable to leave house as clean as we would have like. Would stay again.- Michael, March 2022
“It was a lovely property, everything we needed.”- Elizabeth, March 2022
Thank you for your feedback, we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best Regards Property Owner
“We found the cottage to be very pretty visually.”
The interior had been newly refurbished so was lovely and fresh. The outside still needs more work as the garden is not enclosed at all so not dog friendly and there was a pile of garden rubble which i did not want to have my dog go near. The bed we found very uncomfortable as the mattress is really hard. This is a personal thing as different people like different mattresses but for us it was difficult to sleep comfortably for our stay. None of the bedrooms have wardrobes, There was a light weight clothes rail which we borrowed from one of the other bedrooms for hanging our clothes while we were there. The bathroom has no toilet roll holder or bin for things that do not need to be flushed down a toilet, and the shower struggles to drain properly. The T.V works by WiFi only and it is impossible with no satalite connection to get any of the normal t.v channels and if the internet goes down you have no t.v at all. We had to install our netflix codes in order to find anything to watch, even getting BBC i player to watch any live broadcast was breaking up on many occasions due to WIFI issues. The instructions for the WIFI code and the radiators were in a kitchen draw which took us a while to find, usually there are instructions in a folder somewhere visible when you first enter. The downstairs was cold most of the time even though there are lots of radiators, because the room is so big it is difficult to get it warm unless you lite the log burner but that is extra cost. It is too warm upstairs because all the heat from the ground floor goes up through the open stair well. We had been left a bottle of wine by the owner which we thank him for. There are a few tweeks that would make all the difference. It is a lovely property in a lovely location. I have only gone in to such detail as we have had holiday lets of our own for years.- Carol, February 2022
Tucking Mill is equipped with latest ceramic electric heaters throughout the property. Each heater has it's own thermostat enabling guests to set each area to their preferred temperature. The heaters are generally set at half power, guests can increase or reduce settings to their preference. Heat naturally rises up through the open staircase, temperatures on the landing and in the bedrooms are easily controlled up or down using the heater thermostats and opening or closing bedroom doors and windows. The double & king size beds are fitted with new Silentnight Memory Foam Mattresses which have proved to be very popular with previous guests. Had we been told that you felt your bed was uncomfortable, we could have supplied you with a mattress topper. The zip link Super King bed in Tucking Mill uses traditional deep sprung mattresses, you may have preferred to use that bedroom. Smart TV at Tucking Mill receives BBC, other main channels and much more. It's unfortunate on the day you arrived the UK experienced the worst storms for years. This had an effect on reception and Broadband was out of service for part of a day. All bedrooms now have hanging facilities and drawers for clothes, all bathrooms have waste bins. Thank you for the detailed feedback. Our aim is to offer quality holiday accommodation at Tucking Mill to enhance the Heddon Valley holiday experience. Please see previous reviews. Best Regard Property Owner
“Tucking Mill was a lovely cottage to spend our week, it had everything we needed.”
A lovely log burner to Enjoy A glass, or two by. Comfy beds, a shower to die for. Make sure you take some supplies, great fridge freezer combo in kitchen. Scenery is fantastic especially if your into walking, unfortunately not for us, a stroll is us. Car parking is spacious and safe. This cottage has been very, very well renovated. Would definitely recommend.- Ann, January 2022
“Excellent cottage - beautifully decorated, well equipped, and thought out!”
Great location and an excellent base to start the South West Coastal Path. Many thanks for a great holiday at a lovely rural retreat!!- J, January 2022
“Tucking Mill was delightful.”
The location was lovely and we had an amazing time. The cottage was charming, warm and very welcoming. The walks nearby were plentiful. It was quiet and peaceful. We loved it and the place was just wonderful.- Stephen, December 2021
- Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en suite bathroom, 1 x kingsize, 1 x twin (can be ziplink super-king on request)
- Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
- Open-plan living/diner with woodburning stove, kitchen and ground floor cloakroom
- Electric heating and woodburning stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer
- Smart TV and WiFi
- Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off-road parking for 3 cars
- Garden with furniture
- Two well-behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 5.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles, beach 1 mile
- Note: Check-in is from 4pm, check-out by 10am
- Note: There are steps leading into the property, please take care
- Note: The Wi-Fi is ADSL Broadband with max Speed 2.6 mbps
In a timeless and tranquil rural location within the sheltered Heddon Valley surrounded by the beauty of Exmoor and close to a maze of bridle ways and footpaths is Tucking Mill.
Situated between Combe Martin and Lynton this stylish, semi-detached cottage has been newly refurbished to create a beautiful home from home.
Park up and be welcomed by greenery, birdsong and the babbling of the nearby River Heddon.
Venture inside to be welcomed by a bright and spacious open-plan living space, retaining gorgeous original features including the original bread oven, a stone hearth with a woodburning stove and beams.
Cosy up to the toasty woodburning stove with your loved one as you relax on the sofas or curl up with a good book.
The contemporary kitchen with its sleek surfaces supplies everything you’ll need to prepare a hearty breakfast or evening meal.
On the first floor, three tranquil bedrooms await, each perfectly styled and waiting to provide a good night’s rest.
Enjoy peaceful surroundings and take in the beautiful views of the valley from your own private garden where you’ll find a table and chairs for al fresco dining.
If you can bear to leave, there is much to do nearby; stroll along the river to Heddon's Mouth Beach and bask in the sun, before venturing to the close-by Hunter's Inn for a delicious pub lunch.
Spend the day in Combe Martin, before getting up close to the animals in the local Wildlife & Dinosaur Park.
Walkers will love the area’s extensive trails, including West Country Walks hiking area.
Head to the picturesque Lynton where you can take a ride on the water-operated cliff railway to the charming harbour at Lynmouth, where the views en-route are truly breathtaking.
Also you may wish to walk to the spectacular setting of the Valley of Rocks, which is about a mile walk from Lynton.
Make the most of your location in Exmoor National Park and balance on the ancient Cross Tarr Steps, visit the quaint Working Watermill, and climb up to the highest point of Somerset, Dunkery Beacon.
A fabulous family getaway in a very special location awaits at Tucking Mill. This property can be booked with Tucking Cottage (1034004) and Tucking River Lodge (1034006).
Together they can accommodate10 guests.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.
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About the location
Ilfracombe 18 miles; Minehead 18 miles.
Lynton and its twin Lynmouth are nestled within Exmoor National Park on the North Devon coast. Lynton and Lynmouth enjoy one of the prettiest and most unspoilt coastal locations in England, offering breathtaking scenery and some of the best opportunities to admire the sheer rugged beauty of Exmoor’s coast and countryside. Great heritage, cosy fireside pubs, tasty local food and 'green’ credentials make North Devon an inspiring place to stay. There is a wealth of wildlife including magnificent red deer, the rare Exmoor pony, wild birds and rare butterflies. There are plenty of outdoor pursuits including horse riding, golf, walking, surfing and fly fishing on the beautiful Lyn river. Exmoor National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in the country so it's a great place to gaze at the stars. Lynton has a fabulous range of shops, pubs and cafes where you can wander between the picturesque cottages and meet the friendly locals. There are a number of attractions for the family including Exmoor Zoo, Lynmouth’s water-powered cliff railway, and the Owl and Hawk Centre. Experience one of England’s last remaining tranquil areas - there is something for everyone during a stay at Lynton and Lynmouth.
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