where we can, we will

We will do our best to offer you a relaxing, nourishing and comfortable holiday - guests have stayed longer because they haven't wanted to leave, stayed for flexible date weeks and short breaks, wondered if their kids can put a tent up in the cottage garden. We've helped out with family weddings and special occasions, checking on dogs, providing extra tables for parties and bbqs, baked birthday cakes, and hosted writing groups.

We have accommodated a house-trained house rabbit, a cat who goes for walks on a lead, a beautiful logging horse and trailer plus almost had hens to stay too!  Ask us when you're booking and we'll see what we can do.


We welcome groups of families and friends, the cottages are perfect for combining. We've hosted writers, painters, horticulturalists, film-makers, bird-watchers, alternative therapists, photographers, poets, gardeners, growers, green woodworkers, walkers, runners, swimmers, fishers, cyclists - all love the natural relaxation of an untouched valley with a stream, birdsong and traffic-free walks. 


Sit by the river and read, paint, sketch, knit...  try some whittling and green woodwork... go wild food foraging... paddle in the stream and look for treasure ... look for animal tracks and see who's been here...  even practice yoga in the sun...  ask John about the water turbine and how we generate electricity... or just enjoy a digital detox being really away from work and having no mobile signal in your cottage (you can get it up the lane).


Find out about Operation Tiger and the evacuation of the South Hams (and Higher North Mill) in preparation for the D-Day landings in World War Two ...


A holiday at Watermill Cottages is all about free-range kids - and grown-ups - and playing with imagination: dens, raft-making, nature, fishing, paddling, damming streams, treasure hunting, pooh sticks... and helping feed the animals... and relaxing in a secret coastal valley.

all about happy hounds on holiday - streams and paddling feature large here too!

all about low-impact, low carbon sustainable holidays in the heart of nature.

all about holidays like they used to be... away from it all...


all about refreshing and revitalising you!


Call Christine, John and Jade on 01803 770219