The front of this pretty cottage.
The warming wood-burner is a lovely feature in the sitting/dining-room - ideal after a long walk on the moors.
Looking through to the sitting/dining-room from the kitchen.
The pretty master bedroom is home to a super comfortable 5ft double bed.
The cottage as you come along the drive.
The open plan sitting/dining-room which leads through from the kitchen.
Relax and unwind in the cosy sitting-room.
Downstairs, the bathroom is located to the left of the property on the ground floor.
The snug single bedroom with fabulous views out over the rolling contryside.
The lane to the cottage is along the edge of the River Lyd.
The private lane down to the cottages.
The nearby landmark of Brentor with the church perched on the top of the hill - visible for miles.
The approach to Leat Mill Cottage is over the small bridge and down beside the river.
This is the lane down to the river and the cottages beyond. A short walk along here takes you into the main village.
Locally known for excellent food is The Arundell Arms in the village, a bit of a hill to get to it but downhill all the way home.
On a sunny spring morning this is a lovely cottage with only a couple of neighbours (one of whom you can just make out behind the cottage).
Leat Mill Cottage is in a lovely rural setting.
Another lovely view of Brentor church in the distance.
Within walking distance is a good pub.
The pretty market town of Tavistock has some lovely riverside walks.
The pannier market takes place very Tuesday and Saturday in Tavistock.
Discover beautiful Dartmoor either by bike or on foot.
Lots of lovely places to explore on Dartmoor.
Beauty all around on Dartmoor.

Leat Mill Cottage


8.6 miles NW of Tavistock / Sleeps 3 + cot

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Leat Mill Cottage is a lovely place to stay and we really enjoyed our holiday.

It is in a quiet location, but with easy access to the village, with some nice walks, pubs and local shops in the vicinity.

Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. Everything was perfect, the cottage was spotlessly clean, the chairs and bed were wonderfully comfortable and our two small pugs could wander around the enclosed garden without being able to escape! We liked it so much we have booked for next year.

A simple process to search properties and then book. Great website collateral for property details and then follow up arrival instructions.

We really enjoyed our stay at Leat Cottage. We instantly felt at home, it was spotlessly clean and the location was perfect and so peaceful. Would definitely stay again.

We have had a fantastic stay at Leat Mill Cottage. The cottage was very well cared for, well equipped and so clean! The sofas and beds were very comfortable and it was lovely to have a cream tea, fruit and fresh flowers on arrival.

Excellent accommodation, comfortable, very well presented and equipped with all we needed, set in lovely grounds would definitely recommend.

The cottage is in a great location surrounded by woods and farmland. Lifton is a lovely village with good shops and pubs. There are some good walks from the front door along the river and around the village.

Very comfortable cottage, ideal for dog owners due to the lovely enclosed garden. Definitely recommend.

We have been going to Leat Mill Cottage for nearly 30 years. It is in a beautiful and tranquil setting, and the hosts Liz and Gerald have always made us very welcome, and to us it has been our home from home. The cottage is lovely and very well equipped with everything you need to ensure your stay is comfortable and relaxing, going home with batteries fully charged after your stay! We highly recommend Leat Mill and our sincere thanks to Liz and Gerald for looking after us for all these years.

Niclola & Mark Johnson

Stayed here twice now, great for touring into Cornwall & Devon, if you are prepared to do so there are lots of places to visit within an hours drive. The setting itself is very quiet and peaceful.

A delightful Gem - situated in a quiet countryside setting therefore a superb location to get away from the stressful humdrum of todays busy life. The owners Mr and Mrs Brown do indeed go that extra mile to ensure your stay is warming and comfortable. Welcome cream tea was most enjoyable.

Great value and extremely comfortable and well equipped

We loved our stay at Leat Mill Cottage. The cottage was extremely cosy and clean. We were treated to a cream tea on arrival which was an unexpected treat. The owners were very helpful and kind, we hope to return again one day soon.

Friendly and warm reception by the hosts. Very clean and lovely cottage, ideal for small family. We enjoyed the night sky, access to Tamar valley and Cotehele, canoeing on river Tamar, coast path walks and Dartmoor National Park. We felt home away from home. Great stay!

We have stayed in many holiday cottages and this was one of the best. Everything about it was lovely.

Matched our expectations- had everything that we needed. Perfect for a relaxing getaway in these times of Covid.

A fantastic, warm and cosy cottage, in an idyllic location with both coast and moor in easy driving distance. We liked to have a Devon day and then a Cornwall day. Strawberry Fields Farm Shop was excellent. Thank you.

Leat Mill Cottage is a very comfortable cottage with everything you need for an enjoyable holiday. It is set in lovely surroundings. The owners are attentive to detail and always on hand to help if required but never intrusive. We have stayed in this cottage several times now and also in the owner’s other property, Leat Mill, and would thoroughly recommend both. We were especially pleased with the cleanliness of the cottage this year with regard to feeling safe from covid19.

Friendly and helpful owners.

We enjoyed our stay at Leat Mill Cottage very much, everything was very comfortable & it was superbly well-equipped plus in an absolutely idyllic setting.

Exceeded expectations. Beautiful setting and excellent hosts.

All in all very nice Cottage in lovely location. Appliances need up dating. Great cottage for dog owners .

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to review this lovely cottage and we'll certainly pass on your comments to the owner and Property Manager for their consideration. Tressa, Customer Support

Lovely light and airy cottage in an idealic spot. The owners have done an excellent job of turning the barn into a perfect holiday cottage. We had some great walks on Dartmoor and on the cornish coast with the dogs who also loved the nearby river. The Lifton hall hotel serves great food and is only a short stroll from the cottage. The owners were very accommodating and made us feel very welcome.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We were delighted to hear that you feel this is the perfect holiday cottage, and we know the owners will be too. Thanks so much for sharing your experience and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Support

Great place to stay for a relaxing break!

On arrival we had a lovely welcome by the owners and there was a clotted cream tea waiting for us in the kitchen . There was a superb log burner in the lounge which made our evenings very cosy . It was a great location in which to explore Devon and Cornwall.

This cottage is in an excellent location very peaceful and secluded. Very clean and well equipped the owners have thought of everything if you want a peaceful relaxing holiday this is the place to go.


Excellent cottage in good location

Leat Mill Cottage is a very comfortable cottage with everything there to have an enjoyable holiday. It is well looked after by the owners, who, although they live just over the lane, are very discrete and never intrude into the holiday. We have stayed in this location 3 times now in both Leat Mill Cottage and in the owner’s property and would go again. The location is quiet and beautiful.

Lovely cottage, great for dogs as the river is shallow. Very close to Lauceston and the farm shop has a wide range of goodies.

A charming cottage in a peaceful setting. The river just yards from the cottage offered a soothing feel of calm, yet locational wise a short drive from A30 and brilliant to get to most places.

25 years plus is testament to the pleasure and satisfaction we obtain from this property.

A very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location

A comfortable cottage in a beautifully peaceful location - a lovely place to relax. We found that we could get everything that we wanted either at the village shop or the farm shop and, as petrol is sold in Tinhay, we didn't have to visit a town or supermarket at all during our stay.

Superb location.

Leat Mill Cottage was excellent and in the perfect quiet location. It was cosy and comfortable and felt homely. We knew the location as we stayed, a few years ago, over the lane in the owners' other cottage so knew what to expect. We found the cottage exceptionally clean and enjoyed the attention to detail. The owners introduced themselves when we arrived and then did not interrupt our holiday in any way apart from secretly topping up the bird feeders, which we appreciated. The weather wasn't kind to us so we made good use of the wood burner which was very efficient and easy to light. The wifi was excellent with a strong fast signal. I wouldn't be surprised if we returned there in the future.

A lovely cottage in a stunning setting, surrounded by the river and lush woodland. Really idyllic.

The cream tea and fresh flowers on arrival were unexpected, but an absolute delight. The cottage had absolutely everything you would need and more. Absolutely spottlessly clean and beautiful furniture all so in keeping with the cottage style. A truly magical stay! We have found a little piece of heaven on earth.

Welcoming cream tea and watching garden birds

Excellent location for getting access to the moor and to the beaches. Although close to the A30 it is a truly peaceful place and great for a relaxing break. The cream tea on arrival was a nice touch. Would recommend the farm shop in Lifton for all your essential supplies.

Lovely cottage in lovely surroundings, which has everything and more.

Cosy bathroom, comfy sofa, and for a holiday in a complex, great

Excellent cottage in beautiful Devon countryside. Ideal for bringing your dog. Amenities close at hand.

Lovely Cottage to relax in and in a beautiful setting, great places to visit and explore. This was our 2nd holiday at the cottage and hope to go back again.

The owners of this property were lovely, We were made very welcome , and with a cream tea. No complaints, couldn't be bettered.

Great for a couple on their honeymoon. Very well furnished and a true home from home.

This was our second stay at this cottage and again it was very relaxing. We normally do cottage visits in the winter but this spring stay rewarded us with more birds in the garden and spring flowers everywhere which was lovely!! A cheeky chaffinch came and knocked on the window twice while we were there!! A visit to Tavistock is always a must and not too far away. Also a visit to the Tamar Otter and Wildlife centre is recommended. All in all, a lovely 4 night break.

Ideal for those who like peace and quiet

We really loved this cottage. The cosy lounge with the wood burner was very welcoming, You can sit and watch the birds on the bird tables outside. The bedroom was comfortable. The area is lovely and quiet (just what we like). There is a wonderful farm shop not too far away where you can stock up on all sorts of goodies!! We love this area and hope to stay again soon.

We had a wonderful stay, we were made very welcome and love the cream tea on arrival, we'd definitely choose this cottage again if we decide to return to Devon.

Lovely location comfortable cottage with all amenities and more. Very nice and helpful owners. Even the dogs had a wonderful time.

A really lovely cottage in a great location, thoughtful hosts.

We would use this cottage again in the future.

A lovely peaceful place.

We return to this cottage yearly because of its amazing high standards of furnishings and equiptment. Lovely log fire and idyllic position on the Devon/Cornwall border. Close to all attractions and both Dartmoor and Bodmin Moors. Unique holiday cottage.

I can't speak about it highly enough. Beautifully peaceful location, well set up accommodation and with Dartmoor & South/West Devon attractions easily accessible by car.

Very pretty cottage and lovely comfortable lounge with wood burning stove. Great warm cosy evenings. Nice finishing touches like the cream tea when we arrived and fruit in the bowl. No need to take tea towels, washing up liquid or dishwasher tablets - all thoughtfully provided.

Had a very relaxing break. Cottage superb in every way. Very well equipped and owners very helpful.

This is a must, fantastic cottage and beautiful area.......

Beautiful setting, walks from the door and a bird watchers paradise. Warm welcome, available but not intrusive owners. Comfortable lounge and well equipped kitchen.

From an Australian perspective, Leat Mill Cottage represents the quintessential 'escape to the country'. Charming accommodation with all the mod cons and picture windows looking out onto all the positive aspects of rural life - birds, cows, a stream ideal for skipping stones, country lanes, a nearby town for groceries and a lovely pub meal, congenial hosts - and wait for it, silence! Far from the A30 for noise but near enough to connect to all the Devon and Cornwall locations.

Splendid cottage in a peaceful location - but easily accessible to amenities. Local wildlife stunning - spotted a kingfisher! LOVE the spa bath - fab!

Excellent position in tranquil valley near a small river. Idea for walks and bird watching.

Lovely and peaceful place! Great for a relaxing but at the same time active stay and to explore both Devon and Cornwall. Well situated and very well equipped. We loved our stay in the cottage!

An immaculate very well presented cottage with all the home comforts (and more) that you need for a peaceful break. The location is very convenient to access Devon and Cornwall attractions as well as local village amenities including a very nice farm shop.

Leat Mill Cottage is 5* quality with everything you could want provided, even a cream tea and log fire on arrival. Little seat by the stream, central to Dartmoor and Bodmin Moors with a well stocked village shop and farm shop. Owners very friendly, an idyllic place we will come back to.

Peaceful and quiet (save for the pheasants !) - friendly owners who assisted when needed but were not intrusive. Good location for visiting interesting local area, within easy reach of Dartmoor, coastal walks and NT properties.

Delightful well-equipped cottage, excellent location and local pub too! Don't hesitate, you won't be disappointed!

Any excellent property. The owner met us when we arrived and had thoughtfully left a pint of milk in the fridge, some fruit, flowers and scones, cream and jam. Every detail was thought of. Better than home is the best way to describe it! The location was lovely near to the river but not too far from towns so you didn't feel as if you were in the middle of nowhere.

The owner also gave us some fresh mushrooms that he had picked that morning.

It was nice to see the photograph of the cottage as it originally was- old farm buildings.

A lovely stay would definitely recommend.

Little Leat nestles in a small hamlet of properties and whilst the other properties are close they are not overly intrusive, it would however benefit from a private/enclosed garden area. The location suited us well and there were a good number and range of excellent places to eat. Overall we’d definitely stay at Little Leat again.

This cottage was by far the best we've stayed in. A beautiful location and very well equipped cottage. A lovely cream tea was provided by the owner on arrival together with a pint of milk, very thoughtful. Would thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone.

A beautiful cottege, with really hospitable owners. In a very cold spell, it was cosy and very comfortable. The spa bath was a treat.

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