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Horry Mill - Self-catering cottage in Devon

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Hollocombe, Chulmleigh, EX18 7QH, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Simon & Sonia Hodgson

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+44 (0)1769 520266(landline)

Set off on blissful walks, trek home to crumpets and tea. There’s no better place to escape the 21st century than the adorable Horry Mill

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In deepest Devon where the birds chirrup, the river flows and the stars shine brightly at night is the much-loved Horry Mill. Here, award-winning mixed woodland is carefully managed, bees, birds and bluebells are encouraged, and a small herd of beef cattle, pigs, ducks and hens merrily thrive. The guardians of this special place are Sonia and Simon, welcoming hosts both, who live in the Millhouse and are on hand should you need them. Inside the miller's cottage is all you need: an inviting dining room with a creamy Rayburn, a vintage iron bedstead up wide oak stairs, a wonderful old fireplace with limitless logs. There are plenty of books and games and a flat-screen TV too, so holing up in bad weather is sheer pleasure here. A pretty window seat upstairs overlooks the cottage garden – secluded and south-facing, with a barbecue for summer meals. If you're feeling lively you can hot-foot it to Winkleigh (three shops, two pubs); if you're not, you can discover the gardens at Rosemoor, or plan a delicious lunch in Chagford. Your hosts know all the best places.

Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Please let the owner know if you want to bring pets.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Working farm
Or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.

Electricity included

Open fire / woodburner

Microwave oven

Central heating

Mobile reception




Cooked meals available

Washing machine

Restaurant within 3 miles

Shop within 3 miles

Pub within 3 miles

Relaxation areas

Breakfast available

Breakfast included



Spa on site

Bar on site

Free parking on site

Free parking nearby

Paid parking nearby

Local points of interest from Simon & Sonia Hodgson:

Local points of interest from
Simon & Sonia Hodgson:

  • Tuesday is the day of Hatherleigh Market, well worth a visit to pick up a bargain or two, or just some nice bread & cheese for a picnic lunch before heading off to War Horse Valley. Thursday is the pannier market in South Molton. Lunch at Griffins Yard?
  • RHS Rosemoor & Dartington Glass, a short drive away from us at Torrington. Then head up to the Spectacular North Devon Coast for a bracing walk, if you are lucky you may be able to see Lundy Island in the distance, or even book a day trip to visit there.
  • Take the traine from Eggesford to Exeter on the Tarka line. Visit the beautiful cathedral, the underground passages, the museum, or wander down to the historic Quay. From Horry Mill Dartmoor is a short drive. Visit Castle Drogo or Lydford Gorge
  • 'The Shop at the End of the Universe' and The Mad Butcher can be found in Winkleigh - both are excellent, and can supply you with most things for your break. Fiona's Farm shop is just up the road, and the Winkleigh Cider Co is well worth a visit
  • There are numerous footpaths/bridlepaths in this area, plenty of maps in the cottage, and books of walks slightly further afield.The Tarka Trail is about 20 mins drive away. From Okehampton to Lydford you can cycle the Granite Way with spectacular views.
  • Free unlimited logs -- it really is true! There is no charge for your dog either. We have welcomed guests for twenty two years---have seen small children grow in to young adults, and the parents still come to stay. We look forward to seeing you here soon.
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Guest feedback
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"I had a wonderful time in Horry Mill, the place is enchanting, like somewhere straight out of a fairy tale. The cottage is so cozy and warm. Sonia and Simon are the BEST hosts, such lovely people! 10/10 I would definitely visit again!"

Merin - Zurich, Switzerland

July 2017
"An idyllic week - beautiful walks out thro' the woods from Horry Mill, cold white wine in the summer house on warmer evenings and log fires when it rained. Horry Mill is so peaceful and relaxing - it was really hard to leave. The owners make it special - fresh eggs, scones and cream, and flowers in the sitting room. Perfection!"

Alison - Bristol, United Kingdom

June 2017
"Sonia and Simon were wonderful hosts during our weeks stay at Horry Mill. Nothing was too much trouble for them despite them being so busy with their everyday chores on this working farm. The cottage was cosy with everything you would need for an enjoyable stay in any weather. Plenty of logs for the open fire and an endless supply of fresh free range eggs. The setting was about as quiet as it gets and local walks through the surrounding woods are stunning. For those who like to get away from it all, this place nestling in a beautiful Devon valley takes some beating. "

Jeremy - Saffron Walden, United Kingdom

May 2017
"Ideal stay, lovely hosts, great attention to detail for comfort of guests. Even in January, exhilarating and picturesque woodland walks on the doorstep. As an artist, I found inspiration inside and outside of the cottage. We've booked already for later in the year. PS a wag of the tail from Jack!"

Carole - Alnwick , United Kingdom

January 2017
"A truly fabulous stay at Horry Mill. Already looking forward to our next stay. Highly recommended."

Martin - Morecambe, United Kingdom

May 2016
"Horry Mill Cottage has proved to be the ideal place for us to spend our precious holidays. The cottage is in a beautiful setting with walks with our dog from the doorstep. The cottage is cosy, tastefully furnished and well equipped. Sonia and Simon are the most friendly hosts, always on hand to give advice or help if needed. We have enjoyed autumn breaks, walking during the day and relaxing in front of a log fire at night, and with our family in summer having a barbecue in the lovelyl garden after days out.. We will keep returning as we have finally found the perfect place to stay!"
July 2014
"We reckon this was our 23 visit to Horry Mill in twenty years. We keep coming back because it has all the ingredients for a truly wonderful holiday. Cottage has everything you need, in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Your hosts ever mindful of their vistors needs. Every year the cottage and holiday provides something new and fresh to be enjoyed. "
April 2013

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  • 1 Cottage for 4
Price:(i) £345 to£650 per week

Overseas payments must be made in sterling.

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season.



Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

Woodland for walks. Chickens and ducks wander freely into your garden, and garden not secure.

Dog treats:

Woodland walks, maps and dog towels.

Dog fee:

Max. 2 dogs.

Bringing your dog

Hollocombe, Chulmleigh, EX18 7QH, Devon

Self-catering Horry Mill (self-catering)
Cottage ~ 1 double and 1 twin sharing 1 bath/shower room
Price: (i) £ 345 to £ 650 per week

Simon & Sonia Hodgson

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1769 520266(landline)