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Tuckenhay, 2 Castle Cottage, Bow Creek, between Dartmouth and Totnes

Sleeps 41 Dog Allowed2 Bedrooms1 Bathroom£485 - £3019 pw

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In a lovely location with easy access to popular attractions and fantastic leisure facilities on-site, it’s great for an active holiday! . This quaint cottage offers accommodation on two floors. Open-plan living room with dining area. Fully fitted kitchen (low ceiling). Twin bedroom with walk-in wardrobe. Bathroom and toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with separate dressing/cot area and fitted wardrobes..

  • Elec, NSH, hot water, panel/convector heaters and use of swimming pools - charges vary by season £125pw or £68 for short breaks
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Access to freezer
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Please note: Some rooms have restricted headroom


  • Bed linen inc
  • H/chairs and additional t/cots available by arrangement (one h/chair, one travel cot/cot in all cottages unless otherwise stated)
  • Flatscreen TVs
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • Wi-fi internet access (limited at times, in badminton/games hall, )
  • Shared payphone
  • Shared use of grounds
  • Shared BBQ area
  • Ample parking for cars and boats
  • Two pints of milk on arrival
  • No smoking (cottages and all facilities)
  • Laundry room with W/machine and t/dryer by £1 slot meter
  • Extensive indoor and outdoor sporting facilities including 60-ft outdoor swimming pool (8 am to 8 pm, 1 May to 1 Oct) and all-weather tennis court
  • Outdoor - small children’s play areas with swings, climbing frames, slides, Wendy house and football field. Indoor - a huge play area with slides, puzzles, pool table, table football, snooker and table tennis
  • Extra t/cots and h/chairs provided
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome in all cottages (except Mill Leat).

. "Devon’s best kept secret... Just inland from some of Devon’s loveliest and most natural beaches lies the village of Tuckenhay set along Bow Creek on the River Dart...."

In a setting of stunning natural beauty, Mill Bank is the latest addition to a superb choice of cottages at Tuckenhay Mill. An extremely spacious two-person cottage having a living, dining, kitchen area on the higher level with two south-facing balconies overlooking the stream towards the Mill. The master bedroom and en-suite shower room are on the lower level, together with the riverside day room. Your own footpath leads from the garden via a footbridge to the facilities at the Mill.

Tuckenhay Mill is the centrepiece of a cluster of country homes and cottages with superb leisure facilities including two indoor and one outdoor pools.

The Mill which once produced some of the finest paper in the land, nestles in the green and shady Bow Creek, a languid inlet of the River Dart where private yachts have replaced the old tall-masted ships and barges. Around the mill are all the buildings which once went to make up a small bustling village port. These listed buildings have been sympathetically restored and converted to a delightful range of holiday properties to suit larger family parties. Awards have been won for the conversion of buildings and the conservation of the area. With so much to do, many holidaymakers return year after year. There is golf nearby and a pub within 1 mile.

South Devon awaits you

Tuckenhay is only a 20-minute drive from the superb award-winning beach at Blackpool Sands and about 30 minutes from a surfing beach at Bantham, as well as some of the best natural beaches to be found anywhere in the UK.

There is also extensive access to the coastal footpath for walking and the wilderness that is Dartmoor for walking, climbing and riding.

This is a mecca for ramblers, bird-watchers, swimmers, surfers, horse riders, golfers and those interested in fishing, boating, sailing and windsurfing.

In addition, there are many historic NT houses to visit including Agatha Christies’s Greenway as well as a local vineyard.

Tuckenhay is only 5 miles inland from Dartmouth and 3 from the market town of Totnes. Village shop 3½ miles. Riverside inn and restaurant within walking distance.

A superb choice of cottages

Great care has been taken to retain the feel of the original buildings. Most have garden, terrace or patio. Individual cottage details are shown on the following pages.

Many cottages have more than one bathroom and some have an en-suite bathroom to every bedroom. Kitchens are comprehensively equipped: most have dishwashers and all have microwave cookers.

Couples and honeymooners will feel snug and comfortable in the cottages: Mill Leat, Mill Stream, Mill Spring and now Mill Bank. Families can spread out in Papermaker’s or Turbine Cottages, while Mill Lodge, Edgecombe Barn and Tuckenhay Mill House will sleep larger parties in comfort. Of course, combinations of cottages can accommodate bigger gatherings of family or friends."

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Top Features

Bed Linen
Cot / Travel Cot
Disabled Friendly Features
Downstairs Bath / Shower Room
Downstairs WC
Games / Play Facilities
Games Room
Golf Nearby
High Chair
Historic / Heritage
Horse Riding Nearby
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Steam Room
Swimming Pool
Pub / Restaurant Nearby
Short Breaks Allowed
Washing Machine

Guest Comments

"Super place, ideal for a family break. Worth paying the extra money as the kids can so easily entertain themselves.I have become disabled this year, and did find the paths not great with stones, and there are an awful lot of steps to navigate. But it’s doable. A lovely place no one bothers you , you feel it’s your own cottage x"

Susan, September 2021

"Enjoyed Tuckenhay as always. Cottage was comfortable and very clean. The new Covid compliant system of booking the pool for each cottage works extremely well, actually feels like an improvement, very lovely to enjoy pool exclusively. Thank you to Debbie and the team for all your hard work, much appreciated. Thanks!!"

Cathy, June 2021

"WOW! is all I can say. Me and a friend stayed at one of the cottages on the Mill for 5 days and the facilities on site were amazing. For both of us work has been completely full on for weeks and weeks and we just waiting peace, quiet and relaxation and this place delivers with bells on. Great onsite facilities, gorgeous location, stunning views, quiet and the owners and estate manager were so welcoming and friendly! Great little goodie bag on arrival. Lovely pub within a 10min walk which does great food and again lovely views. Winning place all round. Definitely recommend and will be returning for yearly visits. Absolutely stunning, relaxing place and cottages are very cosy and just the ticket"

Michelle, October 2020

"We had a fabulous weekend at Tuckenhay, the pools were fantastic and the booking system well organised to be Covid safe. The site is fabulous and full of character, we immediately felt relaxed and it was a lovely place to recharge the batteries. The welcome pack was a nice surprise and not expected at all.The highlight of the weekend was watching the high spring tide form the pub beer garden and getting wet feet to get across to get a drink! Watching the locals take advantage of this by paddling to the pub made a fun evening!This is on list of place to return to again. We will be back!"

Helen, September 2020

"Third time at Tuckenhay and we were not disappointed. We did however have a smaller cottage this time which sufficed our needs but preferred the previous larger cottage which was much more spacious and homely."

Maria, September 2020


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October 2021

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