After 38 years of offering our customers a holiday experience that is not just about accommodation, we have been recognised by Visit England for doing just that.  Visit England has announced 100 winners of this years ROSE Award which recognises accommodation providers across England who give visitors the best customer experience.  We have always believed from early days that holidays were more than just accommodation and within 3 years had added the outdoor pool and tennis court, we only had 3 cottages at this time.  On completeing 6 cottages the rest of the leisure facilities quickly followed.  We now offer a venue that is attractive to both children and adults.

Malston Mill Farm now also offers fast fibre broadband in all cottages so you can now book with the knowledge that if you have to work you can do.  This has been a long time coming but it has happend so the younger members of the family will be happy too.

We still have some vacancies until the end of October and are open for Christmas and New Year too, still have a few vacancies check HERE 

Do hope you can come and join us.

Come and join us this Christmas and New Year.  Our cosy Cottages are available for week or 5 nights.  Log fires in all cottages (except Courtyard)  Christmas tree provided for you to decorate in your own style.  Large Christmas tree  glowing in the courtyard.  Indoor pool for your exclusive use as well as our many other leisure facilities.  Fishing on the lake for some escapism from the celebrations.

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Do hope you can join us.


  Riverside Lounge

Indoor Pool

We recently added another 32 carp, mirror and commons between 6lb and 16lb to our existing stock of around 34 doubles. We netted the lake back in the winter and that is what we caught, but of course there will be be more as we would not have netted them all. Beautiful markings and colours.

Have availability this Easter, April and May, check availability HERE

Plenty of leisure facilities for your partner and children to enjoy whilst you fish.


We look forward to welcoming you to our home.



Our work at Malston Mill Farm is very varied.  Fishing is just one of the leisure facilities that we offer and it does need a lot of care and attention.   Last November we netted the lake to check on our stock.  We registered 34 carp in double figures (largest caught is 29lb) and they are in  good condition with roach up to 2lb and  good size rudd too.   Many of the silver fish were removed leaving only the larger specimens.  Obviously we did not catch the whole lake so there will still be many that got away.  Delighted to see that our carp have bred too.  Due to the lake being mature (36 years) and our large carp being very wary of fishermen and it takes skill and patience, however, we will be adding some smaller carp 7-8lb in the Spring to spice things up a bit.  You can check availability for your special holiday HERE 



Our cosy cottages are available for Christmas and New Year. Log fires (except Courtyard) Four poster & Half tester beds. Large tree in the courtyard.

Indoor pool, jacuzzi, games room, snooker/pool, gym and more.

Do come and share our paradise, peace and quiet.

We are hoping to be open from the 12th April 2021 and we are fully booked for that date. The next availability is 17th April 2021 in Courtyard Cottage (sleeps) 4 and Riverside Cottage (sleeps 4 + cot).  Still have dates available in May and a few in June.  Our availability calendar on the Cottage page will give you our up to date  availability.

All kitchens (except Lakeside Cottage) now have large fridge/freezers and dishwashers and new worktops.  Mill Cottage and Courtyard Cottage have new curtains in the lounges, pictures to follow.   Yes, we have been busy during lockdown.

All facilities are available on a cottage at a time basis.  All facilities have cleaning stations so you can sanitise what you have used.

The lovely beaches of Devon are awaiting you too.  With so much to see and do one week will not be enough.

We are so looking forward to welcoming you back and sharing our paradise with you.


Happy New Year

Well sadly we are starting the year in lockdown and will be closed until who knows when.  Hopefully though if all obey the rules we may get the Covid-19 number down and Government will have a chance to roll out those vaccines to those that need them most and hopefully we can then be told to open again.

In the meantime we will be busy making more improvements to the Cottages.  By the time we reopen 5 of the cottages will all have dishwashers and large fridge/freezers and new work tops,  which should be of benefit to all.  I have turned my hand to curtain making so will be replacing many during the Winter months.  Our love of gardening will also be foremost in our minds with tree clearances, bed planning and general clearing up and making good ready for Spring planting.

We are taking bookings March onwards, in the hope that we will be open by then, however, if due to government lockdown you cannot travel then we will not charge you.  Please ensure you take out travel insurance for risk of track and trace, or illness as we cannot accept the risk of all cancellations.  Insurance companies such as Stay Sure now offer covid insurance.

Stay safe and keep well we hope to see you later in 2021.

Only a few weekends and weeks left in October 2020.   Check our availability HERE

Come share our paradise.

Malston Mill lake and Gardens early Autumn.


We are following government and industry guidelines to give you peace of mind during your stay at Malston Mill Farm.  All our leisure facilities are available, all will have cleaning stations to ensure you protect yourselves.  Cottages are cleaned to the highest of standards.

Book your special holiday now, we only have a few vacancies left.


Due to the Scotland still being in lock down until at least the 15th July 2020 it means our Scottish friends will not be able to take their annual family holiday with us this year. So disappointing after 20+ years, we will miss seeing them and the wee drams!!
We therefore have the following new availability.
Riverside Cottage (sleeps 4 – one double and two twin rooms) week of 4th and 11th July @ £1,210 per week.
Waterfall Cottage (sleeps 2) week of 4th July @ £835 and Dairy Cottage (sleeps 3) weekof 11th July @ £910. Bookings will be accepted subject to the Government allowing you to stay away from home. You will be invoiced once we know you can travel. So if you are fed up of being at home and desperate for a special holiday email me at and I will reserve the cottages for you.