Blackpool Mill Cottage

Blackpool Mill is renowned for its starring role as ‘Barton Cottage’ in the BBC production of Jane Austen’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’, as the cottage in Rosamund Pilcher’s ‘The Shell Seekers’, and the location for The Lanyon in BBC’s ‘The Night Manager’ starring Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.  It was chosen for its stunning, completely unspoilt location and an interior that has changed little over the centuries. 

The cottage is approached by a good track from Hartland Abbey and is a stone’s throw from the Atlantic with wonderful views to Lundy Island.  At night the only lights to be seen are distant lighthouses on Lundy and in Cornwall. Steps lead down to the beach which at low tide reveals a rocky beach with fascinating rock pools and plenty of sand in good years. It is a wonderful natural paradise for children. The air is pure and invigorating.

The cottage sleeps 8 upstairs in two comfortable kingsized rooms (one with ensuite shower, wc and basin), two interconnecting twin bedded rooms and a family bathroom downstairs. The cosy sitting room with its open fireplace and woodburner overlooks the Abbey stream and is a wonderful place to relax with a book or play games on a stormy day. No TV but dvd player provided. Logs from the estate are provided.

The open plan kitchen, with stairs leading out of it, is well equipped with fridge/freezer, electric cooker, oil-fired rayburn, dishwasher and microwave. The cottage purposely does not have television or wifi. A dvd player is provided. It is the perfect place to escape modern living and relax.  There is a phone signal up the coastal footpath steps and wifi at Hartland Quay or in the village.  One small dog is very welcome by arrangement. Central heating is provided in the colder months.

Hartland village is only 2 miles away and has everything you need. The cottage is adjacent to the South West Coast Path and is a great place to start circular walks and is only 1 mile on foot from spectacular Hartland Quay with its welcoming pub. The wild flowers in spring are out if this world.

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Blackpool Mill Cottage

Blackpool Mill Cottage, Hartland Abbey, Hartland, Bideford EX39 6DB.   Contact:- Angela Stucley  

07584166120/01884 860225/01237 441264