Cockington known the world over, a preserved village of stone and coloured washed walls under thatch roofs, is tucked away in a secluded wooded valley at the heart of the English Riviera but a world apart!
It has a Lutyens designed thatched pub, tearooms & gift shops as well as many historic buildings, including the old forge that dates back to the Doomsday Book.
Take a leisurely stroll or horse drawn carriage ride, continue through Cockington country park, passing the unusual cricket pitch and on towards Cockington Court manor house where you will find the early Norman church, worth a moment to pause and embrace the peace and history.
Cockington Court is also the creative home to some of the best crafts people in Devon, where visitors can watch the artists at work in the Craft Centre.
The 420 acres of parkland also offer formal rose and organic gardens and children's play area. From both Cockington Village and Cockington Court; footpaths and trails radiate to glorious English countryside. Take time to explore the foliage, lakes and orchards, all of which are part of the wonderful Cockington experience. The buzz of Torquay’s seafront and Victorian town are less than a mile away.
The circa 18th century Cockington Mill has been lovingly restored (2017) by its owners to provide state of the art, luxurious holiday accommodation set against the wonderful backdrop of Cockington.
Pull into the Mill's private parking space at the front of the cottage where you can park and conveniently unload right outside the front door. The homeowner also provides guests with a complementary car parking permit that includes the use of 3 Torbay Coast and Countryside car parks, Cockington, Berry Head and Ansteys Cove for the duration of your stay. Guests are also lucky enough to be able to enjoy a complimentary Devonshire Cream Tea provided by the owner for stays between February to October.
Under a new & impressive thatched roof are two stunning floors of accommodation to be discovered!
Welcomed through the front door into the lounge with sheer comfort throughout. Convenience is there with a ground floor cloakroom toilet in the centre and beyond is dining for 6 off the surprisingly spacious well-equipped kitchen where preparing meals is possible with an ease and style you'll be impressed by.
Climb the stairs to a lofted & spacious king-size bedroom with a viewing gallery balcony to the left wing. The second bedroom is at the other end and furnished with twin 3ft trundle beds to allow for maximum sleeping arrangements where required. Wardrobes and bedside tables complete the experience of 'home from home' living.
Centrally positioned is a uniquely formed bathroom with a cleverly fitted bath where lounging & relaxing under the vaulted beamed ceiling til your heart's content, is simply unavoidable or perhaps you prefer to jump into the separate shower cubicle for an invigorating wash n' go. The watery lake views from the bathroom are unusual too and an added delight!
Why not stay in what was once a derelict, historic Mill for countless years and which has now been sensitively resurrected back to life as a cosy holiday home in the very heart of Cockington Village, a mere stones throw from the footpath which leads directly into Cockington Country Park.
Note: For a full list of beds, as well as amenities available at this property, please go to our ‘At a Glance' tab below the photo gallery.
This property has a refundable Accidental Damage Deposit of £200, which is payable to Discovery Holiday Homes with the final balance of your holiday, eight weeks prior to your arrival, and is refunded within 5 working days of your departure. Alternatively, you may wish to pay a non-refundable Accidental Damage Deposit Waiver equivalent to 10% of the Accidental Damage Deposit value, which covers you for the full value of the Accidental Damage Deposit, should any damage occur during your stay.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- 1 King size/super king size bed
- 2 Single beds
- Bed linen provided
- 1 mile to nearest pub
- Central heating
- Travel Cot
- Ground floor WC
- River views
- Smoking not permitted
- Towels included
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Area fitness centre
- Bike rentals
- Rowing boats
Lovely property in an idilic location. Mrs Laura Smith - 6th June 2019
This was a particularly delightful property. It was just beautiful and the owner went out of his way to ensure we had everything we needed. The generous gift of the cream tea for 4 at the tea shop next door was especially nice. Great location. We walked into Torquay one day and took the 5 pound ferry to Brixham. About a 24 minute ride and then walked back the 8 miles. Ms Barbara Sage - 29th May 2019
My original booking was cancelled by The Owner but he offered a further discount for me to chooses a different date which worked out best for both of us. Excellent property Mr Adrian Chandler - 7th December 2018
Proprietors very welcoming. Free cream tea was a nice touch. Would recommend to friends. Comfortable base for our holiday in picturesque village. Blue River Cottages were efficient and very easy to use to book our holiday. We even added an extra day. Cottage was excellent and exactly as described. Would recommend Blue River CottagesPatricia Marshall - 21st October 2018
Beautiful holiday home in a stunning location. A fantastic family holiday which was spent during my daughter's wedding day in beautiful Cockington. Great service from discovery from start to finish. ThankyouMr Andrew Saffin - 16th October 2018
Lovely position and beautifully renovated a credit to Paul and Karen, We would certainly stay there again when visiting Torquay in the future.Mr & Mrs June & Graham Hall (Home Away) - 25th September 2018
We very much enjoyed our stay at the Mill Cottage! It was a good base for exploring the coast as well as Dartmoor National Park. The cottage is tastefully decorated and well equipped. Mr Jens Jaeger - 21st August 2018
Stunning and magical cottage. Our daughter and her bridesmaids felt relaxed as the atmosphere in the cottage is perfect. We hope to return for a holiday . Ms N West - 31st July 2018
Charline cottage refurbished with very good taste in a modern yet traditionnal way. Mr Alexandre Valot - 22nd July 2018
All met my expectations.Mr Ken Bint - 26th June 2018
Owner was friendly and very helpful. Plus we really enjoyed the free cream tea.Mr Malcolm Pottinger (Home Away) - 21st May 2018
Beautiful property and locationMrs Jane Friel - 9th April 2018
My Quaint, essential English Cottage Holiday for my cousins have come through. The Mill was wonderful, peaceful and full of joy. Paul and Karen thank you so much for making this come through. We could not have wished for better hosts!Marjo and Ingrid, Market Harborough - 3rd January 2018
Dear Paul and Karen, we and my English cousins had a wonderful stay in your lovely Mill Cottage. Paul gave us a guided tour of the mill which we appreciated very much. Thank you! Will we meet again in Holland?!The Leyden Family, Holland - 3rd January 2018
A great holiday in this adorable cottage, reliving old haunts in this area. It's a cosy place to return to after a good walk. Highly recommend for location, ambience and presentation. A big thank you!Mr and Mrs Yarnall, Sidmouth - 24th November 2017
A lovely stay! Comfy cottage, plenty of things to do, fabulous tea shop right next door! We hope to be back at some point.The Gibsons, London - 1st September 2017
Cockington: what a contrast to downtown Torquay! We loved the walks along the coast, the boat trip on the river Dart, the famous houses and gardens, and last but not least... the delicious High Tea! We will recommend Mill Cottage to all our friends. Thank you for the lovely week!Gutmark Family, Germany - 18th August 2017
Thank you for a wonderful two week stay in this beautiful cottage. Cockington is a pretty nice place to be so you don't have to drive away. We loved the walks through the village, dinner at the Drum Inn, and the best cream tea on the planet at Weavers Cottage Tea Shoppe! We also enjoyed the closeness to the sea and the town. Thank you!Klinkhardt Family, Berlin - 10th August 2017
We had a beautiful week in this nice cottage. Also very nice people and a nice landscape. We really enjoyed it - thank you very much!Dertmann Family, Germany - 28th July 2017
Beautiful Cottage, gorgeous location!Stayed here at the beginning of July 2017. Recently renovated, beautiful and very comfortable cottage at the heart of Cockington village. Perfect location, very peaceful and next to the owners' tea shop which is a lovely place to relax for a while.Cottage is very well appointed and spacious, well equipped kitchen. Sun trap front courtyard. Parking permit provided for car park just metres away.We would be very happy to return. Owners very helpful and friendly. Can't fault it at all. Thank you for a relaxing stay in beautiful weather!Mr & Mrs Patel - Yorkshire - 8th July 2017
This is a lovely, comfortable cottage. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and enjoy a fabulous cream tea too! Would definitely stay again.The Oakley and Davies Families - Essex - 2nd June 2017
I loved staying here, playing here and most of all visiting the amazing places of South Devon. I would come here any time and any weather.Ewan, age 8 - 17th April 2017
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Cottage + village were beautiful and very peaceful. We particularly enjoyed steam train/boat/ferry to Dartmouth, Coleton Fishacre, Dart River Adventure Park, Brixham & Blackpool Sands. Paul & Karen were excellent hosts and we wish them every success in their new venture.Jo, Gareth, Olivia & Ewan - 17th April 2017
The people here made us feel very welcome. We saw baby ducklings and had a delicious high tea in Paul & Karen's café. I am very sad to leave and wish we could stay longer. THANK YOU.Olivia, age 10 - 17th April 2017