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Dining area
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 property is surrounded by beautiful farmland and is located only five miles from the Devon/Cornwall border. Guests are welcome to take walks though the ten-acre farmland which has well kept grass paths around the farm boundary, river and lake. By prior arrangement, children can collect the eggs from the free range hens and also feed the chickens. The North Devon coastline is a short drive away with its sandy beaches and rocky shorelines. Visitors can relax on the beach or walk the coastal path to enjoy beautiful sea views. The popular tourist locations of Hartland Quay and the pretty village of Clovelly are also nearby. Families can enjoy a day out at attractions such as The Milky Way, The Big Sheep, Tapeley Park and RHS Rosemoor Gardens.

The property is approached by a gravel path and adjoins the owner’s farmhouse. The lounge area has a TV, Blu-ray, DVD, Freeview, and iPod docking station. A selection of DVDs and board games are also available.

Heating is provided by a wood burner (first basket of logs included). The dining room has a table and seating for four people. The kitchen is accessible from the diner down four steep cottage style steps, it is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The family size bathroom is located off the kitchen, with shower over bath, WC and washer/dryer in a separate cupboard, that is accessed by a couple of steps. There is one double bedroom with a TV and a large en-suite shower room and WC, plus one twin bedroom with zip-and-link beds (which can be made into a king on request).

Outside the property is a fully enclosed private garden with table, chairs and a BBQ area. The garden is accessed from the back door and captures the sun during the afternoon and evening. There are also steps leading up to grassed area with a private gate allowing access to the owner’s land. Guests’ dogs are allowed to run free over the owner’s fields, and visitors also have use of a giant outdoor chess set. There is a fishing lake on site, guests will need to bring their own rods. Ample off-road parking is provided.

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)

This property is personally managed by Jolie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Patrica 15th March 2020

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

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

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 Anna 24th August 2019

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

Reviewed by Charles 10th May 2019

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

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

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

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

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 Roy 2nd March 2019

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

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

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

Reviewed by Phillip 28th January 2019

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

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

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

Reviewed by Alison 23rd November 2018

We had a lovely weekend break. Everything you need is provided and owners are welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed by Claire 3rd November 2018

Property was ideal for our stay. Great hosts, cottage clean, easy to maintain, comfortable and well equipped. No complaints, we will be back.

Reviewed by Beverley 27th October 2018

Just Perfect .. Delightful cottage in lovely well kept grounds, although attached to the owners property and to a second cottage, this made no impact at all on the total peace & relaxation I felt. The enclosed garden was perfect for the dogs and being able to walk around the grounds freely with them was ideal The cottage itself was immaculate, cosyRead more, comfy and had everything needed for a good holiday break. James & Penny made me feel very welcome, being helpful without intrusive. Perfection! Hide

Reviewed by Paula 20th October 2018

Jenny and James have a lovely cosy cottage. It was perfect for me my husband son and dog. After just a day , we felt we had been there for ages. It felt like our home . There are lovely views of the fields from the cottage, which you can walk safely around with your dog. It is half an hour away from beaches , attractions and view points. Jenny and Read moreJames are a lovely friendly couple who are there for you if needed at any time. We had a fantastic week and hope to return soon . Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 22nd September 2018

The cottage was very clean, well equipped, comfy & very much a home from home, with picturesque views over the garden and duck pond from both lounge and bedroom. The owners are always on hand should you need any questions answered, but gave us complete privacy during our stay. The garden is completely enclosed which was exactly what we required forRead more our two dogs to be able to roam free. 10 acres outside your door where dogs could be once again off lead, makes this the best cottage we've stayed in Hide

Reviewed by Linda 8th September 2018

We loved this cottage it 's very modern and in a idyllic location.We will definatley be going back.

Reviewed by Wendy 4th September 2018

This was a perfect choice for us as a couple with our dog....our intention was to ride part of the Tarka Trail which we did, one day to Tiverton, the next day to Barnstaple....our little dog ran his legs off but we did stop for cream teas !!. The accommodation was excellent and the garden/field/lake were lovely to walk around for a short stroll eitRead moreher first thing in the morning or early evening. We would certainly consider returning. Hide

Reviewed by Gordon 7th July 2018

Lovely cottage in a peaceful and tranquil environment. Great getaway from busy life. Convenient for days out at the coast.

Reviewed by Peter 30th June 2018

We had a smashing holliday our hosts were great the grounds were great our accommodation was great. Penny and James were always offering their help and giving advice about the local aria. Ford Mill Dairy is a must for any dog lover the grounds are sueperb. Many thanks to Penny and James From Peter Mandy Sue and the Dog Brook. Yours sincerely P C MaRead morey. Hide

Reviewed by Pete 23rd June 2018

James and Penny were the perfect hosts the property was spectacular views were fantastic

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Dining area
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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