Rediscover what life is all about as you relax and unwind in one of our five comfy Watermill Cottages in the tranquil coastal Gara Valley. Situated below the hamlet of Hansel, Slapton, near Dartmouth in the South Hams Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South Devon.
Our dog-friendly, fun-friendly historic old stone cottages offer comfy space in unique buildings plus your own private garden or patio with bbq & outdoor furniture, perfect for getting away from it all… And a rural, coastal retreat for eco-friendly breaks too.
Each cottage is tastefully converted from the former mill building, barns & workers’ cottages around the old mill-house, built in the 1750s. Thick stone walls, beams, and log burners make each cottage individual in decor offering you spacious, comfortable accommodation, a modern fitted kitchen (with own washing machine, microwave, electric oven or range, kettle, toaster, fridge-freezer), bathrooms with baths and showers.
We generate electricity from a water turbine using the former mill leat. We grow our own meat, eggs and veg, and press our own apples for juice & cider. Our smallholding on 20 secret acres near the sea. We raise ducks, hens, sheep, cows and sometimes pigs. We offer meat, eggs and veg to our guests and welcome help with feeding the animals.
Walks from your cottage door and beyond on green lanes, a 24-hour wildlife channel right outside your window. Great bird watching and star-gazing – no light pollution. Woods, meadows, private gardens, shared lawns, undisturbed water meadows & a shallow stream to enjoy – a haven of peace and tranquillity almost untouched by the modern world. Holidays like they used to be … Space to relax and explore!
Higher North Mill
Tel: 01803 770219