Lower Mill House
A historic holiday cottage in South Devon
This property is a historical hidden gem. Sitting just behind the Manor House which is mentioned in the Domesday Book, The Lower Mill House offers an unforgettable experience staying in a 19th Century mill house. Now lovingly restored to a self-catering holiday home for six, the cottage still has the original workings and mine shaft for milling flour in the cellar. Cook up a feast in the rustic kitchen or pass the time with a jigsaw puzzle in this home-away-from-home. History lovers will also spot clues to its former use in the quaint courtyard, site of the old leat & mill wheel and the perfect place for BBQs, as well as the large stone-arched living room that once formed the old mill’s loading bay.
Conveniently arranged all on one level, the Lower Mill House offers a generous living space perfect for friends and family to get together. There’s a spacious lounge complete with cosy wood burner and a large open-plan kitchen and dining area. A beautiful double and ensuite sits towards the back of the property, looking out onto the enclosed patio. Towards the front, there is a large triple room that can sleep up to four adults, or host a young family. This has access to a family bathroom with washing machine and dryer.
Soak up the local history & heritage in the South Hams
Staying at Fingals is like taking a step back in time, where you can allow yourself to truly disconnect from the fast pace modern world. During your stay, you can explore some amazing historical sites such as Dartmouth Castle, a beautifully located fortress that’s guarded the entrance to the Dart Estuary for over 600 years. Or how about a visit to Berry Pomeroy Castle which has defenses dating back to the 15th Century. This romantic ruin is tucked away in a deep wooded valley and is home to more than one blood-curdling ghost story. Nearby you also have Slapton Ley which is awash with fascinating history – discover the lost village and find out why a whole town was evacuated during World War II.
Dog-friendly Devon cottage
With two friendly Lurchers that call Fingals home, we understand how much pets are part of the family. That’s why we’re proud to be dog-friendly and look forward to welcoming your four-legged friends too. We’ve explored lots of the surrounding area for fantastic dog walks and dog-friendly pubs, so please do ask if you’d like some recommendations. We do ask however, that dogs are taken with you whenever you leave the property to avoid any damage or noise disturbance for other guests.