We have been visiting Watermill Cottages for 14 years and it has become like a second home. Fantastic location for the dogs as there is limited through traffic at the cottages and lots of walks. The cottages are set in a beautiful part of Devon and every year we discover something new about the area we have not found before. The cottages are not too far from Slapton, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes with many wonderful restaurants in the area to suit all pockets, ranging from upmarket in Dartmouth to family friendly in Slapton. Christine, John and Jade are a fountain of knowledge about the area and happy to give advice if you need it. Plenty of local produce shops, if you are self-catering, to be found in the surrounding areas. The cottages are always clean and ready for guests when they arrive, with the bonus of some of Christine's lovely cakes waiting for the first cup of tea. Looking forward to our next visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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, below the hamlet of Hansel, Slapton, Nr 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. Plenty to experience of a self-sufficienctish life - we generate electricity from a water turbine using the former mill leat, grow our own meat, eggs and veg, and press our own apples for juice & cider on a smallholding on 20 secret acres near the sea. We raise ducks, hens, sheep, sometimes cows and pigs. We offer meat and surplus eggs and veg to our guests and welcome help with feeding the animals. Each cottage is tastefully converted from the former mill building, barns & workers' cottages round the old mill-house, built in the 1750s. Thick stone walls, beams, and logburners 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. Walks from your cottage door and beyond on green lanes, a 24 hour wildlife channel right outside your window. Great birdwatching and star-gazing - no ight pollution. Woods, meadows, private gardens, shared lawns, undisturbed water meadows & a shallow stream to enjoy - a haven of peace and tranquility almost untouched by the modern world. Holidays like they used to be ... Space to relax and explore... We welcome free-range kids and well-behaved dogs. ... more less