Mike and Jean Axon would like to welcome you to Wilton Mill Farm, a select group of holiday cottages set in 14 acres of idyllic Pelynt countryside which provide a real “get away from it all” feel. The only sounds to be heard are from the birdlife and the babbling brooks that flow round the boundaries of the property. A former working water mill the cottages have been converted from the buildings that supported the mill workings. Our cottages are all traditional with some beamed ceilings and exposed stone walls yet containing all the modern facilities for a comfortable stay. Log burners and oil fired central heating provide for the occasional cooler evenings. There are many walks to take from outside the property and suit many different abilities.
Walk around the farm, sit at any of our picnic tables, meet the animals or enjoy a barbecue we aim to help you have a great holiday! Our animals currently (January 2017) include 2 border collies, 4 cats, 5 chickens, 6 horses and on occasion some sheep. If available guests can have free range eggs from our chickens free of charge. If you prefer to leave the car at home and let the train take the strain we can arrange to pick you up from the station.
Wilton Mill Farm has a long history most of which has been lost in the mists of time.
A Mill has been on the site since the 14th century. The mill buildings have stood in their current format since the 18th century, Mill Cottage was the millers home and Barn Cottage was the mill workers home. Wheel cottage was the mill with the wheel as seen below. In the early twentieth century it was known as ‘Empty Purse Mill’ as the miller nailed his “empty purse” to the door to show how badly he was doing.
The mill wheel is something the older local people can remember seeing but not actually turning! The wheel may have been on two sides of the building (not at the same time)!!