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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.

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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.  

Indoor pool

The indoor pool is open and heated all year round.   There are male, female and disabled changing rooms.

Colmer Estate indoor pool

Outdoor pool

outdoor swimming pool on Colmer Estate DevonThe 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


Fitness suite

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 Lake

lake on Colmer EstateThe 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.


Walled garden

walled garden and children's playground on Colmer EstateThe 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.



Tennis court

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.

tennis court on Colmer Estate

Croquet lawn

The croquet lawn is in front of Colmer House and the croquet set is kept in the laundry room.

Laundry room

There is a coin operated washing and tumble drying machine for the use of all visitors.


Guest comments


We had a wonderful time.  Devon is a lovely place and the children enjoyed it so much.   Millwheel home was lovely and surroundings were stunning.

ST, Berkshire.  May 2011

Thank you for visiting Millwheel holiday cottage in Devon.