Horry Mill

Chulmleigh, Devon
+44 (0)1769 520266
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Set off on blissful walks, trek home to crumpets and tea. There’s no better place to escape the 21st century than rural Devon


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

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

You should know

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


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

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.


Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £425
Overseas payments must be made in sterling.
1 Cottage for 4
From £953 beds2 bedrooms


What a lovely place! So remote and quiet, beautiful wild garden , lovely house and exceptional weather. Sonia and Simon are perfect hosts and the welcome pack was delicious. What's not to like?


Our third visit to Horry Mill but the first in 3 years. When we arrived it felt like we had never left. Sonia and Simon are so welcoming and when the week was up we didn't want to leave. Thank you and see you again soon.

Paul, Watford

When we first stayed at Horry Mill about 15 years ago we found our perfect hideaway. The charming cottage is well equipped and comfortable with a beautiful garden and wonderful walks with our dogs straight from the door. Sonia and Simon could not be more welcoming and we have returned at least once a year, sometimes with children and grandchildren who have also fallen under its spell.

Hilary, dulverton

Sonia and Simon are the perfect hosts and as with a previous visit we enjoyed our stay enormously. We were greeted by them with scones and Devon cream for tea. Fresh eggs were provided during our stay. Horry Mill is set in a wonderful remote wooded valley in beautiful countryside. The cottage was perfect and provided all our needs but above all the peace and tranquillity of this special place remains engrained in our memory. Thank you.

Jeremy, Saffron Walden

We had a wonderful holiday at Horry Mill. The cottage is lovely and the location even better. There is a large private garden surrounded by wooded slopes and wild flowers with chickens and ducks happily pottering around nearby. Sonia and Simon are very generous hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. Wonderful walks straight from the house but if you want to go further afield there is ample opportunity for all that Dartmoor has to offer. Perfect peace and relaxation.

Sarah, Salisbury

We had a fantastic family holiday at Horry Mill. The setting is utterly peaceful and beautiful. There are walks from the door and private gardens and woodlands to explore. We had lots of adventures on Dartmoor then came back to wander round the meadow or to drink wine by the fire or - my favourite place - in the vine filled summer house. Perhaps the best thing about Horry Mill are the kind and generous hosts. Our daughters were allowed to collect eggs every day, we found flowers, chocolates and a cream tea waiting for us and there are lots of logs for the fire. We felt very lucky to stay here.

Jenny, Eastbourne

Horry Mill is a very special place to visit. Superb location in a quiet mid-Devon valley, nothing but birdsong and the occasional horse and rider walking past the kitchen disturbs the peace and quiet. Sonia and Simon are perfect hosts, always there if you need them but leave you to your space. Great walks from the door, or spend a sunny day in the garden with a good book. We did both.

Sue, Bristol

It is hard to find the words to describe just what a beautiful place Horry Mill is. This well equipped cottage is cosy, spacious and full of character with lovely views from every window. It’s peaceful setting, in a huge flower-filled garden on the edge of woodland is just stunning, we enjoyed varied walks from the door, and spent hours watching the amazing array of wild birds and other wildlife which visited daily. Sonia and Simon are a really lovely couple who made us feel so welcome, this was our first visit and we are looking forward to returning in October.

Karen, Eastleigh

Wonderful stay at Horry Mill. There was absolutely everything in the cottage that you could want - cream tea when we arrived, flowers, chocolates and deliveries of eggs. The cottage was warm and comfortable with a wonderful log fire, and full of books, puzzles etc. It was such a lovely place that you could easily not leave the cottage and surrounding area for your whole stay. Maggie, our Jack Russell was equally at home and enjoyed the numerous walks through the woods. Our thanks to Sonia and Simon for their hospitality. We can't wait to return.

Ann, Salisbury

We had a lovely stay in the cottage on the farm at Horry Mill. There is a long drive that leads to a very pretty valley setting, full of meadow flowers. The house is comfortable and clean and the hosts are accommodating and helpful but unobtrusive. The local villages are only a short drive away and there are interesting walks starting straight across the brook.

Edouard, Bath

What a fabulous location and lovely cottage. We had a very comfortable stay at Horry Mill Cottage and enjoyed some great walks locally and within driving distance. I would highly recommend a stay here.

Chris, Bourne

My partner and I (along with our goldie) stayed at Horry Mill for a week in Sept and loved it! The cottage is cosy yet spacious and the large garden delightful. Hosts Sonia and Simon were so kind and welcoming. The homemade scones, fresh eggs and honey were a lovely touch. It’s a few miles to the nearest village and pub, but that was part of its charm. Very easy to fill your days reading the ample books provided and enjoying the peace and tranquility, be it in the summer house, the vine filled little conservatory (heavy with grapes at the time) or in front of the open fire. Just wonderful!

Nicky, Lancashire

This was a return visit to this special farmhouse hide-away with walks from the door along the wooded riverside. Set between Exmoor and Dartmoor, we were able to enjoy both National Parks, whilst the estuary at Appledore and Instow is also within easy reach. This charming old property is very spacious and there are numerous places to sit out in the garden. Bees and butterflies are in abundance, and we also saw Bambi twice in the river just a short distance away. Very dog-friendly. A true escape from life to re-charge your batteries......until the next time. We are sure to return. Enjoy!


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

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!


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.


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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 bread & cheese for a picnic 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 from us at Torrington. Head up to the Spectacular North Devon Coast for a bracing walk - if you're lucky you may be able to see Lundy Island in the distance, or even book a day trip to visit.
  • Take the train from Eggesford to Exeter on the Tarka line. Visit the beautiful cathedral, underground passages, 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 most things for your break. Fiona's Farm shop is just up the road, and the Winkleigh Cider Co is worth a visit.
  • There are numerous footpaths/bridlepaths, plenty of maps in the cottage, and books of walks slightly further afield.The Tarka Trail is about 20 mins drive. From Okehampton to Lydford you can cycle the Granite Way with spectacular views.
  • Free unlimited logs - it really is true! There's no charge for dogs either. We have welcomed guests for 29 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.


Simon & Sonia Hodgson

Softly-spoken Sonia and husband Simon have 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. 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.