Long Barrow Windmill

North Whilborough, Devon, England

A secluded windmill tower stay for 2 (or add 2 older children) close to Torbay's beaches and with views to Dartmoor. No neighbours!

Key Points

  • Renovated windmill tower set in a peaceful & secluded location.
  • Sensational views over the hills & farmland.
  • Sit back & relax in the outdoor seating area whilst taking in the surroundings.


A beautifully renovated windmill tower in the picturesque South Hams countryside in Devon, just four miles inland from the beaches at Torbay, offers unique, peaceful and secluded accommodation for 2. You could add 2 older children on sofabeds on the top floor. Set in its own five-acre field with no near neighbours, it's a romantic hideaway or explorer's base, the perfect place for a get-away-from-it-all holiday. Within reach are sleepy moorland villages, bustling seaside towns, secluded beaches, boat trips, steam railways and historic castles.

On the ground floor is the main living space with excellent cooking facilities, comfy leather sofa and an extra fold-up bed. Curved stairs lead up to the first floor which has a double bedroom with a Victorian bed, double-sprung mattress and goose-down duvet, and lovely views to Dartmoor. The second floor has a large bathroom with oval bath and shower over, again with beautiful views. Right at the top is the 'Miller's Eye', a room with two comfortable chairs and TV. It is reached by a space-saver staircase and has splendid panoramic views of the South Hams hills, Dartmoor and Torbay. Borrow the binoculars to watch ponies pass in the lane, look a buzzard in the eye, or take in 400 square miles of countryside and wildlife.

Outside is a grassed area with seating and a millstone table, from which there are spectacular views over the hills and farmland towards Dartmoor on the skyline, and beautiful sunsets when the weather is favourable. There is a car parking area close to the mill. Sometimes it is possible to add a tent. There are good pubs within a mile or so.

Please note that the mill is ideal for an adult couple, with potential for one or two children (for which bedding is required). Small children or those with walking difficulties, take care.

Sorry NO PETS, no smoking.

Three, four or seven-night stays are possible, with change-over days on Monday or Friday. Weekly stays can also start on a Saturday. 




Room Types




 Not suitable for those with mobility issues



 Family bathroom




 Dining area


 Plug sockets

 Sofa bed



 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)

 Country walks




On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels

 Personal check-in







Young Children

 Not recommended for children under 5


 Free parking


 Only one rental here

 Quiet location


 Set alone

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 19th February 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Vince and Sue Hallam from Long Barrow Windmill