Long Barrow Windmill

North Whilborough, Devon
+44 (0)1803 472930 / +44 (0)7941 313141
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A wild old windmill - what a wow! Hand-built stairs, a curved kitchen, and the living room a lookout with views all the way to Dartmoor


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Nothing prepares you for the views from your windmill tower: they stretch 20 miles across the South Hams to Dartmoor. This tall quirky 200-year-old building narrows upwards over four levels, linked by a slender hand-built staircase. Curl up the stairs (maple, oak and teak abound) to the lofty top-floor lookout – a cosy living room with glass for walls, two comfy chairs and the sound of the wind whistling outside. This is not for those who revel in cutting edge design – it’s nicely old-fashioned.  The bathroom lies below – sink back in the bubbles and gaze on more view – then it’s down again, to an uncluttered bedroom with a Victorian bed, a soft down duvet and feather pillows. On the ground floor is the kitchen, its cupboards custom-made to accommodate curved walls. There’s a round table for dining and a glass door framing the landcape. Buzzards soar above, and your neighbours are the foxes and badgers. Perfect peace between Dartmoor, the South Hams and the sea, and three pubs within a mile, including Sawday’s favourite, the Bickley Mill Inn.


  • 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

Check in
From 4.30pm
Check out
By 10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £93
Weekly price
from £650
Extra adults from £86, extra children from £43.
1 Windmill for 2
From £931 bed1 bedroom


This is certainly the most unique cottage I have ever seen. Great respect to Vince for managing to turn the old windmill into a cozy and beautiful place to stay. We especially enjoyed reading and watching the sunset on the top floor, a true wonder every time. Also many thanks to Vince, who gave us good advice about things to do in the region and provided us with self-made bread as well as lovely bacon, eggs and milk. We greatly enjoyed our stay here and can just strongly advise anyone looking for a unique and special cottage to pay Vince and his windmill a visit.

Saskia, Freiburg

Idyllic views. Wonderful to watch the weather roll in from the Millers eye. Well equipped and everything you'd expect from a windmill and more. I took my wife here for a surprise anniversary treat and she loved it. Really characterful place to stay. The owner, Vincent, was very helpful. There was a very nice touch with provisions including freshly made bread, milk, eggs and a nice bottle of prosecco. Would definitely return... A real gem from which to enjoy Devon

Bill, Deddington

Wow is correct. The pictures don't begin to describe the wonder and awe that you get while staying here. The Miller's Eye room at the top looks out for miles in all directions. We could sit and soak up those views in any weather. The homemade bread and other goodies were a welcome treat on arrival. Thanks Vince and Sue


Such a unique wonderful experience, Vince the owner was so helpful. The views from the windmill keep you mesmerised, set in its own private grounds. A holiday which can never be forgotten....we didn't want to leave.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Vince Hallam

  • Good pubs within walking distance.
  • Old-fashioned shopping in quaint Elizabethan Totnes (5 miles).
  • Glorious sandy beaches and coves along the coast.
  • Steam railways, zoos, boats, moors, hills, sea.
  • Wildlife, birds, foxes, deer, badgers and maybe that black panther?
  • Fishing, golf, riding, sailing, ballooning, walking.