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Dartington Hall

Dartington Hall

 

Since 1935 The Dartington Hall Trust, a registered charity, has given focus, impetus and charitable support to a variety of activities connected with education, the arts, research and the regeneration of the countryside and the rural economy.

All Dartington activity has evolved from an experiment begun in 1925 by Leonard Elmhirst and his American wife, Dorothy Whitney Straight.

Leonard was interested in farming, forestry and the need to revitalise and create employment in an impoverished countryside.Dorothy believed passionately in the arts as a channel for personal and social renewal. Together they tried to give substance to a vision of the abundant life, in which the values of learning, community, worthwhile jobs and sound business practice might be balanced and combined.

Compton Castle

Fortified manor house just a mile form Millmans Cottages, a restored medieval Great Hall.

Built between the 14th and 16th centuries, the castle has been home to the Gilbert family for most of the last 600 years. Sir Humphrey Gilbert (1539–1583) was coloniser of Newfoundland and half-brother to Sir Walter Raleigh

Compton Castle

Berry Pomeroy Castle

Berry Pomeroy Castle

Set on an rocky outcrop and surrounded by peaceful woodland, Berry Pomeroy is the most romantic and reputedly the most haunted castle in Devon and just 3 miles form Millmans Cottages . Explore the now peaceful, romantic ruin, a tribute to unrequited Elizabethan love and imagine yourself in a drama of the past, with tales of apparitions, incarcerations and other dark deeds!

Buckland Abbey

Buckland was originally an Abbey founded in 1278 by Amicia, Countess of Devon. Sir Francis Drake lived in the house for fifteen years from 1580, it not only houses artefacts and costumes of that period but also the famous Drake Drum which he took with him when he circumnavigated the globe.

Buckland Abbey

Coleton Fishacre

Coleton

 

Our favorite National Trust property! Arts & Crafts-style house with elegant Art Deco-influenced interior, set amid gardens in a spectacular coastal setting just nine miles from Millmans Cottages.

Built in a stream-fed valley on a beautiful stretch of the NT-protected South Devon coastline, the house was designed in 1925 for Rupert and Lady Dorothy D’Oyly Carte, who created its luxuriant garden. This has year-round interest with a wide variety of rare and exotic plants, water features and a gazebo with fine views.

Greenway, Agatha Christies House

This lovely house and garden of Agatha Christie and her family is just six miles from Millmans Cotttages .

The relaxed and atmospheric house is set in the 1950s, and contains many of the family's collections, including archaeology, Tunbridgeware, silver, botanical china and books. Outside you can explore the large and romantic woodland garden, with a restored vinery, wild edges and rare plantings, which drifts down the hillside towards the sparkling Dart estuary