What a beautiful place to stay. The cottage was immaculate and the gardens gorgeous. We were made to feel so welcome by the owners and would highly recommend staying here if you want to relax and get away from it all. Lapford also boasts a friendly local pub ' The Old Malt Scoop' which [...]
A truly welcome country escape from busy Birmingham! Our 3 night stay at the cottage was delightful: the cottage was warm and has plenty of space, is clean and well presented. It has lovely views over the grounds and stands next to the old mill which is a unique and fascinating feature. Alex made [...]
Well apportioned converted barn, all facilities provided as fully described in listing.Warm and welcoming. Great situation to drive about and see Devon, including Tiverton, Exeter and many other places in the area. Fantastic place for dogs to roam in the very large field adjacent to the cottage. Near shops and garage should you have [...]
We were delighted to receive the very knowledgeable Stephen Bartlett, Chairman of the Wessex Mills Group to Lapford Mill this week. On the agenda where a number of technical challenges regarding the mill and the water course, overall horse-power, grease compounds and mill speed. We look forward to welcoming a larger group from The WMG [...]
Adrian Dowding from the Westcountry Rivers Trust visited the weir yesterday and is very hopeful that we can secure the appropriate funding to fix the damage using ecologically sound technologies that allow the migration of multiple species in the river. This will be an improvement on the previous structure which made it difficult for some [...]
With the help of a cherry-picker, we have finished repairs and repainted all the window frames on the mill and the house. Also managed to clear off the loose moss on the front roof of the house (the rear is proving trickier!).
The cherry-picker was tall enough to get over the top of the mill building and inspect & clear the gutters, trim back the ivy from under the eves and roof tiles, and clean the sides of the loft hoist. Final job was to repair and re-paint the timber soffit & barge boards on the house. [...]
Lapstock's 9th year was a fantastic success and something we were honored to take part in. See Lapstock's website for full details.
We saw this in the leat earlier! If you can identify the species please let the Environment Agency know immediately.
Following Martin's visit in May, the vertical drive shaft has been jacked up and repositioned to engage the two gears (wallower & pit-wheel) correctly but the bearing foot still needs clamping in place before running the gear. This requires a small proprietary clasp to be factored however, we are now able to turn the water [...]