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The UK is blessed with some of the most beautiful and diverse National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty anywhere in the world. For us, these stretch from Isles of Scilly holiday cottages in the south to the very tip of Scotland. The largest of these is the Lake District but there are well over 50 in total. See all of our Cottages in Special Places
If you are looking for somewhere truly special for a holiday or special break then we think we have found it! Make lasting memories and stay in this gorgeous, fully restored working watermill. Dating back to 1727 The Mill is the only water mill in Dorset with all of the original machinery and is now available for you to holiday in.
The Mill is arranged on three floors. A bedroom, dining and kitchen area on the ground floor were once the bin floor (where the finished flour was weighed and bagged). The living and viewing areas were once the stone floor (where the mill stones ground the corn) and the large master bedroom with ensuite and viewing area was once the sack floor (where the sacks of corn were hoisted into the grain hoppers).
The Mill is situated in 7-acres of land and overlooks the leat and orchard with some spectacular views across the countryside, especially from the second floor.
At a Glance
• Cottage Name: The Mill
• Sleeps: 6
• Bedrooms: 3
• Bath/Shower Rooms: 2 ground and top floor
• Wifi: Yes
• Pets Allowed?: Sorry, no pets.
• Short Breaks: Yes – Oct to Mar
• Parking: Yes, on site
• Garden: Yes
• Suitable for Disabled: No
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Our communal outside area is large and spacious and is perfect for children to explore. With a pond, stream and play area the children can really enjoy themselves getting ‘at one’ with nature. The stream that runs along the edge of the garden is a section of the River Asker which is wonderfully shallow with overhanging trees making it the perfect place for children to improvise, explore and enjoy.
WATER AND WILDLIFE
The pond on the other side of the garden is teeming with wildlife such as ducklings, toads, frogs, newts, slow worms and even otters. Canadian geese have also been known to land in the spring-time. The pond is very shallow at one end and extends to up to 5 feet in depth at the other, so caution must be taken, when the children are playing and we certainly recommend supervision whilst around the pond area. As well as aquatic life, the garden is frequently visited by swallows, swifts and house martins and, in the dusk, bats swoop into the batboxes dotted around the garden.
PLAY AREA WITH GAMES
Between the stream and the pond is an extensive orchard area with a large grass area suitable for croquet, badminton, tennis, football and any other ball games or activities. Please note you will need to bring your own bats, balls and nets etc. If that isn’t enough to entertain the children, we also have a very popular zip wire (a disclaimer is required before use) as well as two swings and a slide.
Double with built in wardrobe and freeview TV and is close to the main downstairs bathroom.
Fully tiled, modern wet room with large shower area, basin, and heated towel rail and is adjacent to Bedroom 2.
Kitchen and Dining Area
A fully equipped hand-made oak kitchen with all new appliances – washing machine/drier, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, and beautiful red electric AGA.
First Floor Description
Lounge with seating for six, viewing screen of the mill stones and the original machinery. There is a display case with old documents which date back to 1760 and artifacts found on the site and original fire insurance certificates dating back to 1859. There is a freeview TV, DVD and CD players and iPod dock.
Twin with built in wardrobe and balcony overlooking machinery in entrance lobby.
Second Floor Description
Master Bedroom One
Double bed with wardrobe, curtained bathing with free standing Victorian roll top bath and heated towel rail. Separate WC. Vaulted ceilings with original beams and machinery viewing area. A cot is available.
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