Lower Mill & Upper Mill House | Self-catering apartments in Devon | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Lower Mill & Upper Mill House - Self-catering apartments in Devon

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Coombe Manor Farm, Dittisham, TQ6 0JA, Devon
England, United Kingdom

Richard & Sheila Johnston

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+44 (0)1803 722398(landline)

Mix privacy with company in a rare place close to the river Dart and South Hams. There is real character here, and comfort too

Self-catering can mean a hundred things. A lot of people like to escape entirely, others like to mix their pleasures: a little anonymity here, some company there, no need to do all the shopping but fun to do some. These are places where you can be alone but where you are yards from extras which could transform your stay. Sumptuous breakfasts are available across the courtyard in one of Alastair Sawday’s favourite places – Fingals. It is cosy, attractive, suffused with the personalities of Richard and Sheila Johnson. The little bar is a place to enjoy the company of delightful people. You also get the use of the swimming pool, tennis court, gardens, a games room with snooker and your own private gardens. Inside find generous sitting rooms with wood-burners, good art, lots of books, colourful rugs and kitchens with all the stuff you need. Antique and art-filled bedrooms with chintzy fabrics have pretty views, bathrooms are not state of the art, but spotless. Explore pretty Dittisham and the river Dart, visit Agatha Christie's summer house and gardens, picnic on fab beaches, ramble through Dartmoor National Park.

Wheelchair access
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
Limited mobility
At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
Children welcome
Suitable for guests with children aged 3 and over.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
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.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Swimming pool
On the premises.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Tennis court
On the premises.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.

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 Richard & Sheila Johnston:

Local points of interest from
Richard & Sheila Johnston:

  • You are spoilt for outdoor activities here. Walk Green Lanes from our door, learn to sail on the River Dart just a mile away, take the whole family canoeing from the creek or crabbing on the village pontoon for hours of fun.
  • If you fancy a little sleuthing, jump on the ferry across to Agatha Christie's holiday home at Greenway on the banks of the River Dart. There are mystery trails in the grounds and the house as well as stunning views and excellent cream teas in the cafe.
  • Our favourite beaches require a bit of an effort to reach - private coves with rock pools and absolutely no modern facilities! We'll let you in on their secret locations when you arrive!
  • We have two steam trains locally for both big and little kids to enjoy. Kingswear to Paignton with great views of the Bay or Totnes to Buckfastleigh with Rare Breeds, Otters and Butterflies to see at attractions near the stations.
  • Wonderful cafes, bistros, pubs and restaurants will offer you sumptuous meals in every village or town or even on the beach. Local fish, meat and even veggies are colourful and so yummy - you will be rolling home at the end of your holiday!
  • The weekend market in Totnes is just wild. Full of crazy stalls with hints of your past - aromas of patchouli oil, folk wearing patchwork and with dreadlocks and beads in their hair will serve you organic and home made products to remind you of your stay.
Points of interest

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  • 2 Apartments for 5 - 6
Price:(i) £620 to£2000 per week

Booking info:

Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.




Coombe Manor Farm, Dittisham, TQ6 0JA, Devon

Self-catering Lower Mill House (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double, 1 family room for 3, 1 sofabed; 1 bath/shower room, separate w/c
Price: (i) £ 620 to £ 1360 per week
Self-catering Upper Mill House (self-catering)
Apartment ~ 1 double (en suite), 1 double, 1 single; 1 bath/shower room
Price: (i) £ 770 to £ 2000 per week

Richard & Sheila Johnston

Visit website Check availability

+44 (0)1803 722398(landline)