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Town Mills - Mere Brook


Sleeps: 4


Pets: 2


Bedrooms: 2

Key Features of this property

  • Wifi
  • Swimming pool
  • Car parking on site
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets stay free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Rural Location
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly

All Features of this property

  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
  • Games Room
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Pets – no charge
  • Romantic Getaways
  • Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • WiFi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • All En-suite
  • Parking - On Site
  • Childrens Play Area

Accommodation description

Ground Floor:
Living/dining room: With electric wood burner, Smart TV, DVD player, a selection of DVDs and books, and beams.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine and washer/dryer.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

Oil central heating (controlled by owner), electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Games room with pool table, games machines and outside area with table tennis (shared). 3 acre grounds with sitting-out area, garden furniture and play area (shared). Heidi’s Hideaway toddlers playroom (shared). Indoor heated swimming pool with changing and shower facilities (shared, pool 12ft x 33ft). On-site river fishing (bring own licence, or available locally at cost). Ample private parking. No smoking. Please note: There is a securely fenced river on-site.

Town Mills is a historic Grade II listed former mill and Manor House situated on the banks of the River Torridge on the outskirts of Great Torrington in North Devon. Built by Lord Rolle in 1823 and made famous as ‘Tarka’s Mill’ in Henry Williamson’s book ‘Tarka the Otter’, Town Mills started life as a grain mill and a saw mill, both powered by waterwheels. Now, almost 200 years later, Town Mills has been sympathetically converted into seven well-appointed holiday cottages all with their own personality. From a cosy holiday cottage that sleeps 3 people, to a larger 6-bedroom holiday cottage that sleeps 12, every cottage benefits from character and charm combined with modern convenience.

Located in the beautiful North Devon countryside, Town Mills is ideally situated for visiting the North Devon coast, Exmoor, travelling The Tarka Trail, or visiting the RHS Gardens at Rosemoor next door. Merebrook is a very popular cottage and has a wonderful cosy atmosphere. It used to form part of the saw mill when Town Mills was still a working mill. Set alongside the leat that powered the waterwheels, the original waterwheel of the grain mill can be seen from the windows of the lounge creating a lovely ambience.

Enter through the front door into a comfortable, bright sunroom where you can sit and relax, read, or have a glass of wine whilst taking in the tranquillity of Town Mills. This leads into the lounge/diner with Smart TV with on demand and streaming services (requires you to have your own log in). Stairs lead from here to the first floor. The fitted, well-equipped kitchen has views of the riverside garden, play area and the river itself.
This two-storey property has a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, both with en-suite facilities.

The indoor swimming pool is kept at a balmy warm 32 degrees celsius as a minimum and is suitable for the smallest guests. Guests can reserve the pool for their exclusive use, allowing you the chance for a session of family fun, or a quiet moment to relax, however you want to use the pool is your choice. The games room offers a pool table, classic table football, a dartboard and fruit machine. The children’s play area is located by the river side but is securely fenced. The seating area within the play area offers a picnic bench, swings, slide and climbing frame with an elevated children’s playhouse. The ideal spot to spend a lazy afternoon with a picnic, whilst trying to spot an otter or some of the other varied local wildlife.

For our younger guests, the newly refurbished Kids Hideaway offers somewhere to escape to. Accessed across a secure fenced bridge, it is a space where younger children can play and call their own. On the opposite side of the mill to the river is the garden, a space to sit and enjoy a few moments, maybe have a picnic or watch the peacocks as they wander around. Take caution around the small ornamental pond, the water is deeper than you think!

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Guest reviews of this property

  • 10


    Posted by anonymous

    Confirmed guest, 24/09/2022
    This cottage is beautiful and is in a lovely setting. It was very comfortable and well equipped. The swimming pool was a real bonus and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Would certainly recommend any of the properties at Town Mills.

    Response from:

    Thank you so much for your positive review. It was a pleasure hosting you. I hope that we may be able to welcome you back soon.
8.0 out of 10 – based on 3 reviews collected by ReeVoo
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5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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The was price indicates the price at June 2018. The discount applies to the accommodation price only. Depending on popularity and property availability, we can withdraw or extend any offer. Subject to availability. Booking Conditions apply.

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£20 super low deposit

"1.These terms and conditions should be read with the Booking Conditions and insurance information in our brochures or on our website. Especially note Sections 2, 4 and 7 of the Booking Conditions. 2. Offer applies only to bookings for 2020 and 2021 which are booked between 10th January and 20th January 2020 3. The low deposit payable under this offer is £20. 4. Does not apply to properties that sleep 10 or more. 5. The difference between the £20 low deposit and the usual deposit shown in our main brochure or website is payable with the balance payment, which we must receive no later than 10 weeks before your booking starts, or at the time of cancellation if you cancel your booking. This payment will include all applicable charges as detailed on your booking confirmation, including any insurance premiums and any Ferry costs. If payment is not received in full on time, we can treat your booking as cancelled by you for a non-refundable reason. If this happens, you will be responsible for cancellation charges (as shown in our main brochure or our website) including any deferred Booking Fee, Personal Travel Insurance and Ferry crossings that you have chosen to buy, all of which must be paid immediately. 6. Not available with any other offer except offers featured in our main brochure. 7. Depending on popularity and property availability, this offer may be extended or withdrawn."


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