South Devon’s Gara Mill is the kind of development that blends in to the countryside, and the impressive Scandinavia-inspired design of its lodges means guests can enjoy everything they love about the Great Outdoors before retreating to a little luxury at the end of a busy day.
Nestled in the heart of sleepy woodland, the lodges’ open plan living spaces encourage guests to take time out together and unwind, and floor to ceiling picture windows mean the leafy scenery is never more than a glance away.
Thanks to the lodges’ private decked balconies, family dinners at Gara Mill can take place right beneath the canopy of rustling trees, and the development’s goat meadow makes a popular spot to settle down with a picnic and enjoy views across the Devon countryside.
Life at Gara Mill is all about retreating to the countryside and enjoying it in style. Home to just a handful of stylish Scandinavian-style lodges, the former corn mill sits within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its unspoilt woodland covers five tranquil acres.
So, if it’s been too long since you rediscovered the thrill of waking up somewhere breathtaking and stepping straight outdoors, then Gara Mill is the perfect rural retreat. There are even choices with their own private hot tubs so you can succumb to a soak right beneath the trees…now that’s how to enjoy the countryside!
What’s a sunny day in Devon without a paddle? Well, not only is the ever-popular Slapton Sands beach less than two miles away but the stream that runs through Gara Mill acts as a natural paddling pool that’ll entertain children (and dogs too for that matter!) for hours.
Those with their hearts set on bigger waves can head to Bantham just a short drive away, and with Dartmouth and Salcombe within easy reach there’s ample opportunity to sail during a stay too. Salcombe is home to a selection of sandy beaches so it's perfect for family days by the sea.