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The Smithy, Park Mill Farm in Chulmleigh, Devon

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Smithy, Park Mill Farm description

A beautiful period barn conversion converted to be the perfect balance of traditional features with a modern twist. The Smithy has retained many original features including original beamed, vaulted ceilings with galleried features. With high quality furnishings and everything you could need The Smithy is a luxurious home from home.

The Park Mill Farm cottages are situated in a magical riverside setting, less than a mile from Chulmleigh centre, with 20 acres of lush fields, woods and parkland where you are free to roam along with the abundant wildlife. From the viewing area on top of the hill with bench, to the river and lakeside areas, there is plenty to explore.

Chulmleigh is a Saxon hilltop village made up of thatched cottages, traditional pubs and a small collection of independent shops. There is a kids’ play park and dining options consist of three pubs in the town, a cosmopolitan restaurant and an Indian restaurant/takeaway.

Chulmleigh town centre is now a conservation area and the rich grassland found here is home to the largest population of otters in any natural area in England. The area provides access to an abundance of leisure activities including walking, cycling, fishing, golf and horse riding along with a number of historic houses and gardens in the vicinity.

Guests can enjoy the best of coast and country with Dartmoor and Exmoor nearby, as well as the North Devon coast in one direction and the cathedral city of Exeter in the other, all within an hour’s drive.

Just a short drive away from Park Mill Farm Cottages, you can experience the range of luxurious facilities on offer at Highbullen Golf and Country Club including tennis courts, a pool, fitness suite, and a range of spa treatments if you fancy being pampered.

Fishing at Park Mill Farm

"This is an accommodating little river in a lovely Devon valley where time really does seem to stand still."Mike Weaver, Trout And Salmon magazine, Feb. 2009.

There are two rivers (The Little Dart and Huntacott) meandering through the grounds and a private fishing lake where guests can enjoy free fly and coarse fishing and catch Carp, Rudd, Chubb, Roach, Brown Trout and Tench. There is also complimentary fishing on both rivers where Brown Trout, Sea Trout and Salmon can be caught together with Coarse fish.

For larger groups, all of the Park Mill Farm Cottages can be booked together to sleep 14

Short breaks in Summer are available but will need to be confirmed with the owner first.

For any last minute bookings please note the beds will be configured as described and may not be able to be changed.


Luxury kitchen fitted with a dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and microwave. Utensils and crockery are plentiful and of good quality. A good range of modern units for plenty of storage.

Dining Room/Area

Individually designed, hand made dining table and four chairs in natural timber.

Living Room/Area

Level access throughout the property apart from one step up in the living kitchen area. Open plan living area. Premium black leather three seater and two seater sofa. Flatscreen Digital TV and DVD player.. Double French doors out to private terrace with table and four chairs. Attractive galleried beamed ceiling and  wood burning stove. Double connecting door through to "Riverside Cottage", which can be opened if booking two properties together. (This will be locked unless requesting to use both properties).

Master Bedroom

6ft double bed, which can be configured as two single 3ft beds (MUST be requested at time of booking). Individually designed handmade furniture in natural timber including wardrobe and chest drawers. Flatscreen TV provided for entertainment.

Bedroom 2

Two single 3ft beds which can be configured as 6 ft double bed (MUST be requested at time of booking). Individually designed handmade furniture in natural timber including wardrobe and chest drawers. En-suite.

Family Bathroom

Adjacent to bedroom one. Shower over bath. Finished with luxurious travertine tiling and top quality fittings.

Bathroom 2

En-suite fully tiled wet room with walk in shower.

Garden Description

Outside terraces are all natural sandstone and hardwood patio furniture with fences between for privacy. Set in the grounds adjacent to the property is a barbecue area, with equipment provided, and also a summerhouse where there is an internet connection and phone access. Due to it's rural location mobile reception can be poor, however a Booster has been installed that supports the EE, Orange and TMobile networks within the grounds . Also in the summer house is a stock of games, DVDs and books.


Each unit has one designated parking space.


  • Situated in 20 acres of beautiful grounds with fishing rights
  • Coarse and Fly fishing available with a well-stocked lake and 2 rivers
  • Opportunities to horse ride, play golf or enjoy a spa day
  • Terrace, summer house with parking for one car and free Wi-Fi
  • A two bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor barn conversion, sleeps 4.

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