About us

Our objective is to provide a fulfilling, memorable holiday destination; from which to experience the activities on offer and explore the heritage, culture, landscape, music and other key attractions of the region.

The homestead, McCann’s Boats, slipway and adjoining land at Milk Harbour has been owned by the McCann’s for over 160 years. The family business was boatbuilding, carpentry and farming. The latest owner in the family line is Geraldine who lives here with her husband, Steve.

The current house and boat house – pictured – are being re-built and remodelled at this time and we look forward to welcoming you into our home from late Spring 2019 and enjoying the splendour and magic of the locality with you.

Your hosts

In common with anyone who owns and runs their own business we have many hats to wear throughout the year. However, you are most likely to see us in the following roles:

  • Geraldine will oversee all aspects of your bookings, stay and creature comforts.
  • Steve will provide support for any activities you undertake whilst he maintains the bicycles, works the gardens for fresh produce, mans the safety boat during kayak activities and repairs traditional wooden boats.

A special place

Due to our proximity to the sea and the fact that we adjoin an area of special scientific interest for marine and wild life, we are particularly conscious of our responsibility to maintain and wherever possible, improve, the local environment.

From the installation of a new waste water recovery system and the energy efficiency of our home, to how we avoid chemicals and manage our gardens sustainably; all are important for ensuring that we place as little burden on the local environment as we can. Our guests are encouraged to join us in living by the maxim: ‘leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but memories’.

Stay in touch

Together, we will offer you a fulfilling, memorable holiday destination and an unparalleled base from which to explore the region. Follow us on Facebook and watch our progress as we count down to our launch!

Geraldine and Steve Barker,
Milk Harbour Holidays