New stock

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 more as we would not have netted them all.  Beautiful markings and colours.

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

2022 New Carp 1 2022 New Carp 3 2022 New Carp 4

We look forward to welcoming you to our home.

Investigating contents of our lake

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 fishing holiday HERE


Netting Lake Netting Lake 2

Only a few weeks left in October 2020.

Only October vacancies left for 2020.  Not just  beautiful cottages, but a holiday experience.  Whatever the weather and Whatever your age we offer so much more than just a cottage with extensive leisure facilities to keep you entertained.  Perfect for couples and families with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, outdoor hot tub, tennis court, games areas indoors and out, gym, snooker/pool room, sauna, fishing, landscaped gardens to relax in, never overcrowded as we only sleep 21 guests.  Come share our paradise.  For your protection there will be cleaning stations at each leisure facility for your peace of mind during covid 19.

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Just a few of the many fish that Jack (aged 14 caught August 2020.  He was a master fisherman.

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Due to Cancellation

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. 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.
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Summer 2020

Malston Mill Farm hopes to be open from 4th July 2020, subject to Government guidelines.  We are now taking bookings from this date and have a few vacancies during the Summer months.  All bookings are subject to the Government allowing you to travel.  In the event of a further lockdown and you being unable to travel deposit payments will be refunded on all bookings taken from todays date.  Other cancellations our terms and conditions will apply.  We intend that all the facilities will be open and plans are in place to make the complex safe and clean at all times.    Do not forget Christmas availability and we have just a  few cottages left for the New Year. We do hope you will come and share our paradise during 2020

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Coronavirus and Malston Mill Farm

Due to the Cornavirus, Malston Mill Farm is temporarily closed.  We are following Government guidelines and will be open again as soon as the travel restriction is lifted.

In the meantime we continue to work hard in the hope that we will have guests to share our Cottages, gardens and lake with later in the year.

Please stay safe and well.



2020 first fish Andrew.jpg 9lb 8 oz New Year Andrews 1st fish



This is the last fish of 2019 and first fish of 2020.  Not a bad end of one year and start of another.

Our cottages are now closed and re-open on 14th February 2020.  Indoor pool will also re-open and the outdoor hot tub.  Book your first fishing break of the year, with it being Valentines weekend I am sure your loved one would not mind a short fishing break either.  It is also the first of the School Holidays, the cottages are available weekly, 3 nights from Friday or 4 nights commencing Monday.   Our Winter rates (including pool) last right through until Easter.  Good time to book our cheap rates.  BOOK HERE

Do come and share our paradise.


Christmas/New Year in Devon

Whilst we cannot guarantee a white Christmas/New Year our cosy cottages with their log fires (except Courtyard Cottage) will make your Christmas or New Year holiday special.  For Christmas we provide a tree for you to decorate in whatever style is yours.  As well as providing a big tree in the Courtyard, the indoor pool is available and hot tub as well as the games area, snooker room so there is plenty to keep you entertained after the Queens Speech.  Both Christmas and New Year guests receive a bottle of champagne to celebrate.

Many guests brave the cold and fish over the festive season.  Picture below is of a common carp caught first week in November 2019.

Do come and share our paradise this Christmas.

Richard with 28lb common carp Nov 2019 Christmas tree Malston in the snow

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October breaks

Fishing @ Malston Mill Farm

October fishing breaks An idyllic place to fish and soon we will have the autumn colours which are not to be missed. 10lb carp out yesterday and 2lb roach is not uncommon. With carp up to 29lb (at last weigh in) our lake will challenge your fishing skills. Many of our fish are in double figures but we did introduce 4o 3lb to 6lb carp earlier in the year to spice things up a bit. Do come and share what we believe is somewhere special. Even have and tackle store to keep your fishing gear stored away safe, right alongside the lake so not far to walk!! Book your October fishing break and check availability HERE  Look forward to welcoming you in the near future.

Summer Holidays special offers

 Our special offers


Our Special Offers 

Mill Cottage (sleeps 6 + cot) week 31st August 2019 Now £1,090 or 4 nights Monday 2nd Sept @ £765 BOOK NOW

Courtyard Cottage (sleeps 4) week 31st August 2019 Now £850 or 4 nights Monday 2nd Sept @ £595 BOOK NOW

Riverside Cottage (sleeps 4 + cot) week 31st August 2019 Now £895 or 4 nights Monday 2nd Sept @ £625 BOOK NOW

Dairy Cottage (sleeps 3) week 31st August 2019 Now £680 or 4 nights Monday 2nd Sept @ £475  BOOK NOW

Just the two of you and the smaller units are no longer available then the larger cottages above offers are 1 week @ £580 or 4 nights @ £405 email to book and we will reserve the dates for you.

We offer so much more than just a cottage with extensive leisure facilities and of course free fishing exclusive to guests staying at Malston Mill Farm.


Fynn aged 7 started with a few roach, then caught an 8lb common followed by a 8lb 9oz common.  Bought a new rod and caught a 10lb mirror.!!  He has a 4 more nights to improve what is an already good achievement for someone so young.

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Do come and share our paradise, one visit will not be enough.

Malston and lake July 2019 Fynn with new rod Fy7nn with  8lb carp