East Trenean Farm – Widegates, Looe, Cornwall.
The water Mill is an 18th century, grade II listed building which, as the name suggests, has been beautifully converted from the old water mill, in fact you can still see parts of the original mechanism inside the cottage today!
The water mill is a comfortable, open and light cottage and due to its upside-down layout is full of charm and character complete with original beams and exposed stone walls.
On the ground floor you will find a well equipped kitchen and lounge with log burner, dining table and comfy sofas.
Downstairs is the family shower room with extra large shower cubicle and the 2 spacious bedrooms perfect for smaller families.
The beds in each room are zip link beds that can go from a super king double to 2 twin beds.
Bedroom 1 has double doors that lead to a patio area ideal for breakfast in sun.
No bleach or harmful chemicals are used in order to protect the fragile eco-environment at The Water Mill.
The water supply comes from a spring-fed borehole which is filtered, so no need to buy bottled as there is spring water “on tap”!
Outside you will find a Secluded private sunny garden surrounded by laurel hedging with seating area and BBQ to enjoy summer nights with family.
The cottages have its own chickens on the grounds, laying free range eggs and sheep grazing on the land close by!
There is also a shared hot tub where you can relax and enjoy far-reaching countryside views down the wooded valley to Seaton on the Cornish coast with a glimpse of the sea. – the hot tub is accessed by a simple booking system. There is also a new (2020) play area that has been built for the exclusive use of families staying in the cottages.
If extra space is needed for more family members there is also a very spacious 1 bed barn conversion that is available close by. Please ask us for more information and we will happily provide photographs and pricing.
Safety and Security
We understand that some families may require additional safety and security features. Here you will find some helpful information about the security features of Water Mill.
- Key locks on doors and windows with removable keys.
- Secluded front gardens that are accessed by a gate and are surrounded by laurel bushes.
- There is a large field at the back of the properties that houses the hot tub that can be used by guests. The field has a fence around it but is not fully enclosed.
- East Trenean Farm is set back from main road and there is no through traffic.
- The owners live on site and are friendly, approachable and happy to help with anything.
- Log burner in lounge.
- Stair gates available.
- BBQ available on request.
- Old farm buildings in fields nearby.
- There is a small stream that runs through the field next to Water Mill Cottage. The stream is caused by run off from the other fields and is only usually there during winter months.
Please click here to take a virtual tour of Water Mill.
The Spectrum Set-up
This accommodation has been visited and has met our criteria to ensure suitability for a family with a child or children on the spectrum. Take a look at our criteria list and find out more about what equipment will be available and how we prepare all our properties for your stay here.
Vaulted Living Area:
2 sofas, dining table and 4 chairs, flat screen TV and DVD, wood burning stove with first basket of logs and kindling provided.
Fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, fridge/freezer,dishwasher, toaster, kettle and microwave. Tea towels, dishwasher tabs, dish-cloth & washing-up liquid all provided.
Washing Machine, sink, iron and ironing board.
Two large bedrooms with zip and link beds which can be either super-king size doubles or twins. All our beds have good quality pocket sprung matresses – great for back care and 6’6″ long.
1 large family shower room with extra large shower cubicle, toilet, basin and heated towel rail.
Fresh cotton linen, hypoallergenic goose feather and down duvets and pillows, towels and bath mats all included. Please bring your own beach towels. We supply kitchen essentials such as tea towels, dishcloth, sponge, washing up liquid and a few dishwasher tabs so you don’t have to bring everything with you.
Stair gates for top and bottom of stairs, travel cot (without bedding), high chair, baby bath & baby chair all available on request.
The Copley Arms in Hessenford is about 5 mins away by car and 40 mins walk from the cottage. The Copley Arms is a beautiful Seventeenth Century coaching Inn serving good quality food and drinks at good prices.
National Trust Lanhydrock – A Vicrorian country house with garden and wooded estate. 30 by car.
National Trust Antony – an 18th Century house set within a magnificent landscape garden. 20 mins by car.
National Trust Cotehele – A Tudor house with medieval roots, a working mill on a historic quay, a glorious garden with valley views and an expansive estate to explore. 35 mins by car.
Camel cycle and walking trail. 50 mins by car.
Lower Tokenbury equestrian centre. 25 mins by car.
Adrenaline Quarry – actvities include: Aquapark, Karting, The Zip, The Giant Swing and Axe Throwing. 15 mins by car.
Plymouth Aquarium. 40 mins by car.
Included in your stay
Sensory equipment and toys as part of our Spectrum Pack including –
- A selection of handheld fidget toys
- Light projectors
- Easy hold mirrors
- A range of sensory tactile toys
- Visual resource pack
TV, DVD player, CD player and radio and Wifi. Fresh bed linen with beds made up for arrival.
Before and During your Stay
We understand that preparing an autistic person for a holiday can be challenging. At spectrum holidays we are always looking for ways to make this process easier for our families. We have visited each of the holiday homes personally and have put together a social story for each one. Just let us know how we can best support you in your holiday preparation and we will create personalised visual countdown calendar or timetable for you!
Inside the holiday homes you will find a set of visuals to help support you while on holiday, there is also a “now, next, later” travel keyring to take out and about with you as well as some information about the local area.
We work closely with all of our holiday home owners so there will always be someone available to help should you have any problems during your holiday. Please contact Spectrum Holidays in the first instance with any queries or issues and if applicable we will contact the holiday home owner on your behalf. We can also provide information on the surrounding area, local amenities or visitor attractions
How to book
*Please note that The Water Mill is only available for 7 night stays from the 19th July to 29th August*
Short and long term breaks are available at other times.
A deposit payment of 25% of the cost of your holiday is required at the time of booking in order to secure your dates.
Upon booking a £100 security retainer will be added to the total price of your stay. This retainer is refunded following a satisfactory check of the accommodation as per Terms and Conditions. Please read full booking terms here
Interest free monthly payments are available for The Water Mill with full payment due 6 weeks before arrival.
For up to date availability and prices and to make a booking please contact us.
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