The Milk Churn is a gorgeous, idyllic place.
The farmhouse kitchen is delightful.
The ground floor is open plan with a cosy and welcoming sitting-area.
The pretty double bedroom has a gorgeous outlook.
The perfect spot for al fresco dining with tranquil views.
Welcome to The Milk Churn.
That view!
The open plan ground floor has a cosy sitting-area.
And a fabulous wood-burner to keep you cosy throughout the seasons.
Dual aspect windows let the light in.
A handy desk if work calls or perhaps to write a postcard.
The farmhouse table is the perfect place to gather everyone for a sociable meal.
The kitchen has all the equipment you need, including the all important dishwasher.
Lovely touches give a nod to the beautiful rural location of The Milk Churn.
The pretty double bedroom on the first floor.
The spacious double room has a feature bedstead and gorgeous dressing table.
The perfect place for a quiet read perhaps?
A feature dresser sits on the landing.
The sleek bathroom has a bath with shower over so you can choose between a long soak or a refreshing shower.
Lovely touches throughout.
The twin bedroom is perfect for either adults or children.
The pretty twin bedroom on the first floor.
Breakfast in bed? Why not, you are on holiday.
Sit in the dappled sunlight and enjoy the finest of Devonshire produce.
Local farm shops offer the freshest of produce for your holiday.
The fabulous patio where you will want to sit and relax all day long.
Welcome to The Milk Churn.
Peace and tranquility abound here.
The Milk Churn sits in a secluded hamlet with four other cottages including the owners', all with their own private space.
This gorgeous rural retreat has the cutest of residents and you are very welcome to say hello.
And another gorgeous neighbour!
Energetic guests are welcome to play a game of tennis, the court is shared with the other cottages.
Welcome to Cockerham.
The front gates lead down to drive to the estate.
The pretty tree-lined drive gives a hint of what's to come at your rural idyll.
Oh so pretty!
The estate is beautifully kept, follow the road to the left to your dedicated parking space.
If you fancy a day on the coast, the views are hard to beat.
Instow is a delightful seaside village with miles of dog friendly sandy beach.
Barnstaple is a pretty market town worth exploring.
Ilfracombe is a vibrant seaside town and the harbour is ideal for paddle boarders and kayakers.
Walkers will delight at the gorgeous places to explore nearby.

The Milk Churn

5036 - New

1.8 miles N of South Molton / Sleeps 4 + cot

Book or Reserve Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking

7 Nights from £489

Nestled deep in the heart of the tranquil countryside of north Devon, The Milk Churn is a delightful rural getaway where you can totally relax and re-charge in blissful surroundings.

Surrounded by miles of countryside and with easy access to the North Devon Link Road, this idyll is the perfect getaway for a family or couples looking for a Devonshire escape, with both Exmoor and the dramatic north coast of Devon only a short car journey away.

The long, tree-lined drive and surrounding green pastures will make you feel immersed in the tranquil countryside as you arrive at The Milk Churn. Pull up to the handy parking and wander over to the charming cottage awaiting you. Open plan living greets you over the threshold where the door leads into the well-equipped kitchen and the all-important dishwasher so no squabbling over the washing up here! The kitchen/dining area leads into the sitting-room with comfy sofas and a characterful dresser full of board games and handy information about local attractions. A wood-burner will keep you toasty during cooler months making The Milk Churn an ideal year-round destination.

Upstairs, to the first floor and you will be greeted by two pretty bedrooms and a bathroom. The double-bedded room has a lovely outlook. A dressing table and armchair complete this room, the perfect quiet spot for a holiday read! The twin room is perfect for either children or adults. Enjoy a long blissful soak or a quick refreshing shower after a day's adventures.

Outside you cannot fail to immerse yourself in nature, with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside with Dartmoor even visible in the distance. Al fresco dining here is a must from dawn until dusk! The patio itself is fenced, ideal for the family dog, but please do keep an eye on them as escapologists always find a way.

The Cockerham Estate has 15 acres of enchanting countryside with a collection of four secluded cottages, all private and offering the very best of rural living. The owners live on-site but will always respect your privacy. Explore the estate and you will find alpacas and horses and abundant wildlife. If you are feeling energetic a tennis court is available (shared with the other cottages).

A getaway to The Milk Churn will leave you feeling relaxed and re-charged.

Once you've settled into The Milk Churn, hop in the car to enjoy some fabulous walks and discover the beauty of this gorgeous county. The north Devon coastline beckons, and surfers will delight in catching the Atlantic rollers on the surfing beaches of Saunton Sands, Woolacombe and Croyde.

The villages of Appledore and Instow sit on opposite sides of the Taw estuary and are both wonderful places to visit while Clovelly is a stunning harbour village that is steeped in history. Barnstaple sits in a great location at the mouth of the estuary and is a lovely traditional town with access to the Tarka Trail which is great for walkers and cyclists alike. Discover the wilds of Exmoor and the likes of Dulverton, Exford and the harbour towns of Lynton and Lynmouth.

Should you need any groceries or fancy a bite to eat, South Molton is a thriving market town with independent shops, cafes, restaurants and a lovely twice-weekly pannier market (Thursdays and Saturdays). However you plan to spend your blissful holiday days, The Milk Churn has all the ingredients for the perfect getaway.

Ground Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher

First Floor

Bedroom 1 with double bed (4'6")

Bedroom 2 with twin beds (3')

Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin

Please note there is a step to the property from the parking area.


  • Dogs welcome
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 3 miles
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Full oil-fired CH
  • Logs for wood-burner
  • Tennis court (shared)