Horry Mill

Chulmleigh, Devon
Self-catering


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

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

Concealed by a thick blanket of award-winning woodland is this textbook country bolthole, where the birds chirrup, the river flows and the stars shine brightly. The guardians of your charming miller’s cottage are Sonia and Simon, who live in the nearby Millhouse.

It’s a place to step back and take stock: relax by the creamy Rayburn or doze off by the wonderful old fireplace with limitless logs. A pretty window seat upstairs overlooks the cottage garden – secluded and south-facing, a lovely spot for a summer barbecue.

Explore the valley by foot – Simon and Sonia’s enthusiasm for the area is infectious and they carefully manage the surrounding area. Bees, birds and bluebells are encouraged, and a small herd of beef cattle, pigs, ducks and hens merrily thrive.

Cup of tea on the coffee table with a fire burning in the background

We think you'll love

  • The wildlife and being in nature
  • Being left to your own devices in peace
  • Rediscovering family life here
The open plan kitchen and dining room at Horry Mill in Devon with an aga and farmhouse table

Home truths

  • You’ll need a car for the nearest shop or pub

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season.
Closed
Never.
Property
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dogs

Woodland walks, maps and dog towels.

Max. 2 dogs. Dogs over 1 year allowed.

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

Pricing

Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £345
Surcharges
Overseas payments must be made in sterling.
1 Cottage for 4
From £853 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

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

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

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

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

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

Martin, Morecambe

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.

Martin

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!

Hilary

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Location

The neighbourhood

Surrounded by the steep hillside and trees Horry Mill is hidden from the rest of the world down a half mile drive. Winkleigh is three miles away and has two pubs, a post office, garage, butcher and a village store - the nearest supermarket is at Okehampton 12 miles away. There are numerous footpaths and bridleways in this area and the Tarka Trail is a 20-minute drive. From Okehampton to Lydford you can cycle the Granite Way with spectacular views.

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.

Introducing

Simon & Sonia Hodgson

Softly-spoken Sonia and husband Simon grew up in the local area. Simon has been here his whole life, and they’ve been welcoming guests to their properties for over 24 years. Sonia is a keen cook, greeting everyone with homemade goodies, and you’ll often find her tending to their wild meadow or looking after the cows. Simon enjoys forestry, photography and is a keen beekeeper. Together they love birdwatching and walking the South West coast, so they’ll happily give you all the best tips for your stay.