Friendly farmhouse accommodation in Devon

Stay on a traditional working farm

Enjoy breakfast with our own sausages and bacon

Harnessing the fast-flowing waters of the River Taw, 19th century Sticklepath became a village of water wheels providing power for a variety of mills and rural industries. Among these was the foundry run by the Finch family, which from 1814 to 1960 produced agricultural hand tools and tools for the tin and copper mines and china clay industry of Devon and Cornwall. In 1966 a trust was set up to preserve the foundry and today its buildings and machinery, mill leat (watercourse) and launder (a wooden aqueduct used to wash out debris), have all been restored to working order.