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Dining area
Lounge
Kitchen
Entrance to dining area from kitchen
Family bathroom
Double bedroom with TV
Twin bedroom (zip-and-link can be made up as double on request)
En-suite shower room
Fishing lake
Giant chess garden games
External area with seating
External area
View from the property overlooking the chicken and duck pond
1 / 13  Dining area
2 / 13  Lounge
3 / 13  Kitchen
4 / 13  Entrance to dining area from kitchen
5 / 13  Family bathroom
6 / 13  Double bedroom with TV
7 / 13  Twin bedroom (zip-and-link can be made up as double on request)
8 / 13  En-suite shower room
9 / 13  Fishing lake
10 / 13  Giant chess garden games
11 / 13  External area with seating
12 / 13  External area
13 / 13  View from the property overlooking the chicken and duck pond

Ford Mill Dairy

Clovelly (3.5mls SE), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Characterful countryside cottage located just 5 miles from the Devon/Cornwall border
  • A great location for walking and cycling in a remote area
  • Visit Hartland Quay and the village of Clovelly
Property code: FORDM

This superb holiday cottage is located deep in the countryside opposite a working dairy farm. A short drive from the Cornwall border, the cottage is a great place from which to explore both counties.

This pretty cottage is full of character and enjoys picturesque surroundings, making it a haven for dogs and their owners; your hounds would be free to roam over the owner’s fields. This is an excellent holiday base just 5 miles from the county border with Cornwall. It’s an ideal prospect for a family with a pair of dogs looking to enjoy the breathtaking coast of North Devon, with the Tarka Trail within easy reach. You will be welcome to explore the 10 acres of farmland, and children can have fun feeding the chickens and collecting the eggs from the hens too!

Although it's found next to the owner’s farmhouse, this tranquil property retains original features including exposed beams, stonework and a cosy wood burner; making this a superb choice for the holiday getaway you deserve. The lounge is an ideal space to relax in, watch a cool movie, play board games or play music on the iPod dock. Outside the property is a fully enclosed private garden so just relax and let your dogs run about to their hearts’ content. Steps lead up to a grassy area allowing access to the owner’s land. There is also a great fishing lake on-site, bliss for those that partake, as well as a giant outdoor chess set.

This is a fantastic area for families and dogs to explore. The historic village of Clovelly is 6 miles to the north, or you could head to the popular Milky Way Adventure Park (5 miles) or the beautiful gardens of Tapeley Park (14 miles). There are plenty of dog-friendly beaches to enjoy within 8 miles, including Mouthmill, Peppercombe and Buck’s Mill Beach. There are numerous villages to discover, and the breathtaking Hartland Peninsula is 7 miles away, offering dramatic landscapes, the beautiful Hartland Abbey and Gardens and the Hartland Lighthouse.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Washer/dryer located in bathroom cupboard
  • Guests welcome to take walks though the farm
  • By prior arrangement, children can collect the eggs from the free range hens and also feed the chickens
  • Fishing lake on site, please bring your own rods
  • Woodburner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wifi included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shops 2 miles, beach 5 miles
  • TV in double bedroom
  • Free range eggs for sale and online grocery deliveries accepted (Tesco, Sainsbury and ASDA)

Alice Newby

This property is personally managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Richard 1st November 2020

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Reviewed by Helen 19th October 2020

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Lovely quiet location. James and Penny where very welcoming and friendly. Great place for dogs, as there is a good walk around the field and lake. The garden was very pretty and a great outlook from the sitting room window.

Reviewed by Pauline 10th October 2020

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A great cottage with character and charm and a pleasant garden and grounds to walk round.

Reviewed by Roger 4th October 2020

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Reviewed by Marcia 21st September 2020

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The hosts are very friendly snd welcoming. A lovely peaceful location, quite remote down country lanes so not the place for you if looking for a stroll to the pub.

Reviewed by Amanda 12th September 2020

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A hidden gem in the twisted hills of north Devon if you like to be off the beaten take this place is a perfectly quiet courtyard retreat .

Reviewed by Anne 29th August 2020

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Homely cottage, lovely hosts and a paradise for the dogs. We had a great time at the cottage and the hosts were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. So unusual for dogs to be able to run free across the lovely grounds. The cottage is going on our places to go again list

Reviewed by Michael 8th August 2020

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Reviewed by Patrica 15th March 2020

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Lovely place to stay if you want total peace and quiet. It's in the middle of nowhere with very narrow lanes to get to it. Perfect place to chill out and relax

Reviewed by Hilary 7th March 2020

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Great place to stay. Nothing to much trouble for the hosts,very quite place no phone signal at the property,but we liked that.Great surroundings,no one bothers you but there if you need anything.Even the farmer across the way was lovely chap. Would not hesitate to go back .Loved it.

Reviewed by Katie 1st February 2020

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Wonderful cottage and hosts. Very well equipped, nicely designed and cosy cottage. We had a very relaxing week, in this rurally located cottage, very peaceful with good views. Close proximity to local towns. Enclosed garden suitable for dogs. Comfy furniture and a nice feel to the the place. Would highly recommend and will visit again.

Reviewed by Jane 21st September 2019

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Reviewed by Anna 24th August 2019

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The cottage served as a good base for our holiday. The hosts were lovely and welcoming and very helpful.

Reviewed by Clare 10th August 2019

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Reviewed by Ian 20th July 2019

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Reviewed by Charles 10th May 2019

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A peaceful location and every effort had been made to make the surrounding attractive to us and our dog.

Reviewed by Barbara 27th April 2019

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Excellent location for a very relaxing break , star gazing was the best I have seen for decades . Fabulous if you bring your dog as the grounds are extensive and your hound can run off-lead. Your hosts , James and Penny are lovely people , keen to make your stay as happy as possible , but not at all intrusive...happy to recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Richard 20th April 2019

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A lovely cottage in a delightful location. Tranquility personified. And a very warm welcome from owners James and Penny.

Reviewed by Peter 13th April 2019

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Fabulous place and property ideal for families, couples and brilliant for dogs as it has its own mini country park feel with walk ways around the land, fishing pool, river and country side.

Reviewed by Elaine 6th April 2019

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This cottage was perfect even more perfect for the dog the ten acres for the dog to run around was perfect we enjoyed our week there . The owners were always at hand if needed.

Reviewed by Angie 9th March 2019

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Reviewed by Roy 2nd March 2019

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A warm welcome greated us on arrival. The cottage was perfect for us. Very comfortable, clean and warm (Loved the woodburner). Beautiful surroundings to walk the dog and watch the wildlife on James and Penny's land. The weather could have been better but we seemed to dodge the rain when out and about. Would recommend a visit to Bude, Westward Ho! aRead morend a stroll on Woolacombe beach. We would highly recommend this gem and it's a credit to the owners . We will hopefully be back in the near future. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 25th February 2019

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We really enjoyed our stay. We chose this cottage especially for the description on suitably to bring our dogs and it didnt disappoint. There is a pretty enclosed garden with table and chairs and also the use of the surrounding grounds with a river and a lake. The dogs loved it and so did we. The cottage has everything you need and the wood burner Read moremade it very cosy in the evenings. Penny and James were very welcoming and friendly, the perfect hosts. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 16th February 2019

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Try and go at least twice a year ,perfect cottage,perfect location and James and Penny perfect hosts.

Reviewed by Cherry 9th February 2019

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Reviewed by Phillip 28th January 2019

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Highly recommended! Penny & James make you feel so welcome and they cannot do enough to make sure you enjoy your stay

Reviewed by Tanya 18th January 2019

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What a beautiful cottage! Penny and James were very welcoming, we were left to our own devices but penny and James were there if we needed any help or advise. The cottage was perfect and had everything that we needed including a dishwasher and washing machine. Tea, coffee, sugar, milk, bread and butter were there. Beautiful surroundings. Will 100% Read morebe back and highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Heather 22nd December 2018

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We have just returned from a lovely week in this cottage. James and Penny were most welcoming. We would love to return one day

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Dining area
Lounge
Kitchen
Entrance to dining area from kitchen
Family bathroom
Double bedroom with TV
Twin bedroom (zip-and-link can be made up as double on request)
En-suite shower room
Fishing lake
Giant chess garden games
External area with seating
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