Colmer Estate in Devon
All our visitors have free access to the many facilities that are available on the Colmer estate. Remember there are just 20 self catering holiday cottages on the estate, so the facilities are never overcrowded.
The grounds and gardens
The 28 acres of beautiful and peaceful private grounds gives varied habitat that makes Colmer a nature lover's paradise of meadows, woodland and water-meadows. The water gardens and lake attract hundreds of species of birds, butterflies and dragonflies to this holiday spot in South Devon. Badgers have 'sett' up home within the estate and foxes, deer, bats, squirrels, hedgehogs and rabbits can sometimes be spotted.
The indoor pool is open and heated all year round. There are male, female and disabled changing rooms.
The attractive and landscaped pool is heated in the high season and in May half term. This is also where you will find the table tennis table. There are tables, chairs and loungers provided around the pool. Please note the pool is not always in use out of mid/high season
Above the indoor pool is a small fitness gymnasium containing a range of equipment including bicycle, treadmill, rowing machine and bench press with weights.
The fishing lake is well stocked for coarse fishing with carp and golden rudd. A minimum of 3 stands are available throughout the year. You will need to provide your own rods etc and have the appropriate fishing licence available from local post offices. Under 14s may fish without a licence. New for 2006 is a wooden pontoon suitable for a wheelchair. The lake has been recently dredged and landscaped.
The walled garden is huge. It is a lovely safe area and the only place where ball games are permitted. There are swings, slide, and a climbing frame, picnic benches and a boules area. In the high season a football goal net is erected. It is a safe spot for children to play in.
The games room
This is opposite the walled garden and houses a (pay for) pool table. It's a good facility for older children.
Woodland adventure playground
This is situated in a clearing in the woods behind the tennis court. There is a climbing net, tyre swings and a balancing pole.
This is an all weather tennis court. The court also has a basket ball net at one end for practicing your shots. There are racquets available for you to borrow, but better players will want to bring their own.
The croquet lawn is in front of Colmer House and the croquet set is kept in the laundry room.
There is a coin operated washing and tumble drying machine for the use of all visitors.
We had a lovely time and have already recommended the cottages to two other families. We had a great time and will certainly be back again. The indoor pool was great and we used it twice every day, the cottages were extremely well equipped and we really felt at home. (Paul, 2012)
"We had a wonderful couple of days at Millwheel cottage and very much enjoyed the grounds too - including the playpark and pool/darts room. The cottage is cosy and has everything you need for a restful stay. A real bonus for us was the provision of toys in the cottage for our two young children. The cottage made a great base for visiting family in Kingsbridge and spending time at the beach too. I would definitely recommend Millwheel Cottage and the Colmer Estate to anyone and would happily return for a longer stay. Thank you." (Vicky, 2012)