Millook Water is our quiet cottage nestled in the valley of Millook.
The house is detached, and sleeps five in three bedrooms. There is a double bedroom with a king bed, a twin room and a single room. We provide a full cleaning service with bed linen and towels.
The main living area has a snug end with a wood burner (unlimited free logs), a stereo system with an FM radio, a record player with a big choice of vinyl records (feel free to bring your own). Then there is a central area for dining and a light sitting area with views down to the sea.
The kitchen has a ceramic hob, grill, double oven, microwave, washing machine, toaster, coffee grinder, slow cooker and all the normal cutlery and utensils.
The large garden has a dining area… cocktails, BBQs on the firepit, alfresco dining, and the sea just a couple of minutes’ walk away… heaven, eh?
There are 50-metres of stream: inspiration for kids and dads to build dams or fill wellies… ideal swimming for dogs and sploshing for children. Dogs are welcome at Millook Water for no extra charge.
The Millook Valley is untouched in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its ancient woods are mainly owned by the Woodland Trust. Walks up the valley reveal waterfalls and wild flowers; deer if you are quiet, foxes, kingfishers.
A little extra information about Millook Water…
- What is the point of going on holiday if you have to be in constant touch with the office?
Holiday, surely, is a time to get away?
- Millook offers the rare pleasure of peace and quiet. No blue light from a router constantly reminding you of the world out there.
At Millook Water we have resisted the urge to get WiFi. This is deliberate.
- There is a landline but rarely mobile signal. Some say you can get signal at high tide. You can certainly get signal on the beach.
This is all a cause for panic in children. The misery lasts a few hours, but thereafter something magical happens: they discover the stream and that it can be dammed. They discover the beach with its rockpools, fish, crabs and lobsters (be patient!).
Most amazingly, they discover their parents and realise they are human and can talk.
- The evenings turn into times of chat and fun, card games and board games. We have loads of board games and puzzles in the cupboards.
- Rainy days, and the discovery of books. Books for children, books for adults; novels and ghost stories; books on wildlife and books of poetry; dictionaries, books of quotations, encyclopaedias. There are plenty of books at Millook Water.
Enjoy your refreshing stay at Millook Water!