About Mill Valley
We set this business up, partly because we realised there was a gap in the market for a truly unique holiday experience, and partly because we wanted to build a business based upon our principles of minimal environmental impact, specifically in the tourist industry. We think we have, or have planned, to do everything within the business that is both carbon neutral and environmentally sustainable.
What we don’t have on site:
Sky TV, Hard standings, concrete shower blocks, electrical hook-ups, social clubs, games rooms and redcoats…
What we do have on site:
Peace, tranquility, green fields and rolling hills. A river and a watermill we are restoring, walks through natural bluebell woods, birdsong & clean air. Nearby on our working smallholding we have some cows and sometimes some chickens, ducks, guinea fowl and pigs depending on the time of year. There are fish in the clean river, and a stone bridge to sit on… If you’re lucky you may see an otter or Kingfisher down by the weir… need we say more?!
Based in a lovely part of Cornwall, we offer our visitors a unique chance to experience a holiday in a Yurt or a Shepherds Hut. We have tried to make Mill Valley as eco friendly and carbon neutral as possible. We have 5 composting toilets/tree bogs and in a small log cabin you will find 2 bathrooms each with there own roll top bath, supplied with the water from our own bore hole which is heated by lighting and tending to a wood burning stove!
You are welcome to wonder down through the woods and when we have them (usually during Spring and Summer) visit the animals on our smallholding – they are always happy to see people – especially if you take them some snacks!
We are surrounded by tranquil riverside walks through natural bluebell woods and a little stone bridge to sit on and watch for the local wildlife… Dogs are very welcome to come along and take advantage of the nearby walks!!
We are half a mile walk down a footpath to Sladesbridge (where there is a pub and a large garden centre with a restaurant). The nearest town of Wadebridge is 3 miles from us and 6 miles away are our nearest beaches at Rock & Polzeath. We are approx half an hours drive from the famous Eden Project and about 20 minutes drive away from Padstow where you will find Rick Steins well renowned Seafood restaurant!
The famous Camel Trail is close by starting in Wadebridge or if you fancy somewhere a bit quieter there are 2 riverside footpaths within 100yards of the site…with a pub on either end!!
Some of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall are within 6 miles, and Newquay is only 15 miles away…