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The Mill Cottage


Plymouth, Devon

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Part of the old mill house along with the adjoining cafe, the Mill Cottage has a wonderful position right on the edge of Wembury Beach which can become popular in the summer months. You would be hard pressed to find a cottage closer to the sea, and it is as exciting to be here in the storms of winter as it is in the long glorious days of summer. With breathtaking views of the sea and the Mewstone from nearly every room in this beautiful old cottage, you can hear the calming sound of the waves on the shore as you go to bed at night. The South West Coast Path runs past the door: to the west you can walk around Wembury Point towards Plymouth Sound, to the east the path leads around Wembury Bay to the mouth of the Yealm estuary and the ferry to Noss Mayo.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
Sitting/dining room with solid fuel stove, steps down to kitchen.
First floor
Three bedrooms (1 double, 2 singles), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Night storage heating included.

Parking: There is a parking space near the cottage.

Utilities: There is a combined washing machine/dryer.

Television Signal: The TV reception is poor and can drop out completly at times, it is advisable to take DVD's to watch.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage.

Please Note: There is a shared yard at the rear of the building, which gives separate access to the cottage and cafe staff.

Following severe storms in 2014, the outside patio has been washed away and is no longer available for use.

Local Suppliers: There is a seasonal beach goods shop nearby and a seasonal cafe next to the cottage leased by the Trust, open during the daytime only.

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Beach nearby
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Remote location
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


Things to see and do nearby

The exterior of Higher Brownstone Farm, Coleton Fishacre, Devon  © Mike Henton

Devon's a big and beautiful county with much to offer. From bucolic sleepy market towns to the miles and miles of coastline, much loved by surfers, swimmers, families, and walkers from all over the world, a trip to this special place will stay with you for ever. We have a great range of holiday options in Devon, from holiday cottages brimming with character and lovingly restored to our bunkhouses and bothies, all located on or near land in the care of the National Trust.

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place to visit
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  • National Marine Aquarium
  • Plymouth City Museums & Art Gallery
  • Smeaton's Tower and shopping centre
  • Walking
  • water sports
National Trust places to visit
Wembury Former mill house
Saltram Magnificent Georgian house with opulent Robert Adam interiors, gardens, follies and landscape parkland
Antony Superb early 18th-century house set in parkland and fine gardens
South Milton Sands
South Milton Sands Long sandy beach, rockpools and dunes with beautiful sunsets
Buckland Abbey
Buckland Abbey, Garden and Estate 700-year-old home of Elizabethan seafarers Drake and Grenville, in beautiful Tavy Valley estate
Bolberry Down
Bolberry Down Cliff-top downs with spectacular views


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Barton
    • December 2016
    • West Yorkshire
    Warm and well equipped cottage

    Perfect location next to the sea in a very quiet area, no noise pollution . Easy access to coastal footpaths. Cottage was warm and well equipped. Good wood burning stove.

  • Gill Winfield
    • July 2015
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    Made enjoyable....

    The window looking out onto the beach was a wow factor on arrival. Lying in bed and hearing the sea. The lovely cafe run by sisters Gemma and Jenny next door, in the old Mill where their aunts used to run a cafe....... Being near the beach, although it would have been even better before the steps and terrace were washed away by storms! Sitting in the window seat, alternately reading and people watching. Altogether a magnificent site for a holiday cottage! Would it be feasible to restore the terrace and steps to the beach?

  • Lin Merrick
    • May 2015
    • Buckinghamshire
    Superb location

    There were some lovely flowers, and a tray with biscuits, and milk in the fridge, with a friendly card, addressed to me personally, when we arrived, and this all gave us a very warm welcome. The location was simply superb. Most of the time I just sat and watched the sea come and go.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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