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Detached Stunning 7 Storey Windmill with Heated Pool & Private Dining Service

People17
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

North Norfolk Coast, Cambridge, Stanstead and Norwich all within 1 Hour.

A totally unique holiday rental, this Grade II Windmill has been completely renovated to provide a stunning holiday home. Standing imposingly within its large garden the Mill offers 360 degree views stretching up to 20 miles from the 7th floor. The garden has heated pool (April - October incl) and large BBQ area.

An optional Private Dining Menu is available for special occasion in-house dinners.

The Mill boasts much character - internal beams, oak floors, wood stove, open fires and the former workings of the Old Mill. The huge kitchen/diner has French doors that lead to the garden. The split level heavily beamed sitting room is full of charm and character with the original mill stone as a main feature. The ground floor of the Tower is presented as a stunning formal dining room with round table. Additionally the Mill tower has a games room and three bedrooms with a further 4 bedrooms in the main house. A breathtaking glass walkway connects the house to the mill tower on the first floor.

Outside in the large Games Barn there is a ping-pong table, snooker table and table football.

Pool Information:

The Outdoor Pool is normally available from April to September (inclusive) depending on weather conditions.

We will be happy to heat the pool by arrangement during these months at an extra cost of £30.00 per day. This charge applies for the entirety of the rental period..

As the pool area is close to neighboring gardens we ask that guests exercise consideration and not use offensive language, loud music or shouting in the pool area.

The mini games room in the main house is equipped with TV, DVD, PS3 and Wii, whilst the larger 50sqm games room by the pool has a full sized ping-pong table, a snooker table and a football table.

Private Dining.: (not available during school holidays)

The hugely popular Old Mill Private Dining Menu is a formal menu, cooked and served for you in the ground floor circular dining room of the Mill Tower on an evening of your choice during your stay.

Private Dining is ideal for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries, and bypasses the complications of a night in a restaurant with small children, taxis, designated drivers etc.

Menus from £39.90/person...minimum 10 persons

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Stoke Ferry in Stoke Ferry

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , with dressing room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , In Main House
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , in main House
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , in TowerMill
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Double Bed , in TowerMill
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Single Bed , in main House
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , in TowerMill
  • The main house has a master bedroom, one double bedroom, one triple room (with 3 single beds) and one family room which has a double bed and a set of bunk beds. The bunk beds in the family room are ideally suited to children or lightweight adults! The Tower mill, which is linked to the main house on both the ground floor via the entrance hallway and first floors via the glass walkway has three charming double bedrooms. Guests must note that these cannot be closed off from one another and so offer a reduced level of privacy. The large circular ground floor of the Tower mill is a formal dining room seating up to 16 at a round table. Please note bedroom 7 is on the 5th floor of the Mill so we feel it is unsuitable for young children. A junior bed and travel cots can be provided if either of these is required.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
Notes:
Wireless Broadband available. The outdoor pool is open from April to October (inclusive) and can be heated on request. The cost to heat the pool is £30.00 per night of stay. Children love The Old Mill and are warmly welcomed there. However, please note the outdoor pool is not fenced off. Towels, including pool towels are provided. There is a large trampoline in the garden which we welcome children to use under supervision. Indoor games room is equipped with TV, DVD, Nintendo Wii and a large selection of books and board games. The outdoor Games Barn has a snooker table, ping-pong table and football table and a selection of toys, racquet's and balls. Available on request are the following : The Old Mill Private Dining and Home Delivery Menus (though these are not available during school holidays) Reliable Babysitter. Cleaner, Local Taxi Stair gates, Baby monitors, Cots ,Bath seats. Pets allowed by prior arrangement.

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Detached Stunning 7 Storey Windmill with Heated Pool & Private Dining Service
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 37 reviews
5

Absolutely stunning!

  • 5 of 5

The mill surpassed everything we imagined - the photos really don't do it justice! 13 of us stayed there for the weekend and there wasn't one of us who could resist running around like a kid when we first got there to explore all the quirky features.

Roaring fires, squishy sofas, stunning interior, comfy beds..

Perfect for a weekend with (close) friends or family and would make a great retreat for a week with the pool and garden.

Without question the best S/C place we've ever stayed...can't recommend it highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2008
  • Date of Stay: November 2008
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5

Stunning property, loved staying here.

  • 5 of 5

Gary popped in to see if we were settled and was really friendly and helpful. Everything was lovely and clean. Photos don't do it justice, absolutely stunning. Just Didn't want to leave!! Will definitely be back. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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5

Amazing

  • 5 of 5

Came for a long weekend with friends and family for my 60th. Wow.

What a great time we had. Everyone on arrival goes ‘on tour’ exploring the mill. It certainly has the wow factor.

Once settled we congregated in the huge open area that incorporates the kitchen and that remained the focal area all weekend.

We had such a blast and I can thoroughly recommend the mill

  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Stunning property

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable and dramatic property. We all had a fantastic stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
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Beautiful place, such friendly hosts

  • 5 of 5

This is by far one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed with amazing bathrooms! The games room was an added bonus and the kitchen is immaculate. The fireplace and wood burner add character and the round dining table meant we could all sit together for dinner.

Gary and Sandra are so friendly and helpful.

I can't wait to come back, thank you for such a wonderful weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Special weekend at the Mill

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a weekend at the Old Mill celebrating a girls weekend hen do.

Before arriving I must say communication was brilliant, Sandra sent through lots of information on the area so you could really plan your weekend if needed.

Arriving at the mill - what a spectacular place, there's so many different rooms to explore! It must of taken us a good 15 minutes to get round all the rooms.

We spent the majority of the weekend in the kitchen/ diner as it was so sociable. Everything you need is in the kitchen, more than plenty of plates, glasses & cutlery.

The rooms were lovely, really comfortable beds and the bathrooms were all the largest bathrooms I have seen. Showers were hot and powerful too.

We unfortunately didn't have the meal but we did our own afternoon tea on the Sunday round the big circular table and it was so lovely with everyone round the table & heated floor on our feet. (We picked a chilly weather wise weekend)!

It really is a special place especially as the hen could say she had her Hen in a windmill!

Thank you again Sandra & Gary

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Owner

Sandra
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

Why Sandra chose Stoke Ferry

“Brilliant”

Reviewed 25 Jan 2016

Just returned from a weekend away with friends & children to celebrate my 40th birthday. We all had a brilliant time. The house itself is great and plenty of space for everyone to have a bit of chi… More

“Best NYE ever!”

Reviewed 25 Jan 2016

My friends and I absolutely struck gold when we found The Old Mill was available for NYE 15/16. It was a very simple and friendly booking process with Sandra, including flexibility in terms of arri… More

“Fantastic few days spent here.”

Reviewed 8 Dec 2015

Just back from a brilliant weekend stay at the Old Mill. Really cannot fault this lovely place. Everything we needed was there. Well stocked kitchen. Lovely and clean throughout and comfortable beds. … More

“Truely amazing”

Reviewed 16 Nov 2015

Myself and nine friends recently spent three nights at The Old Mill to celebrate my 30th birthday and had the most wonderful time in this amazing property which exceeded all our expectations- the pict… More

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hiya Sandra,

Just wanted to let you know what amazing time we had at the Mill. The Mill itself is absolutely stunning and is done out so beautiful. The weather was perfect and we spend alot of time sunning by the pool! Bake off and afternoon was brilliant, Thank you so much for lending us your tea set and cake stands. Its all looked so lovely.
May 2012
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Location

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Stanstead Airport
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Downham market
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
M11

The Old Mill is situated in the quiet village of Stoke Ferry, in the beautiful county of Norfolk on the East Coast of England.

STANSTED AIRPORT is within easy reach of the house, at less than one hours drive.

Also within a one hour drive are the cities of Cambridge and Norwich, and the picturesque towns of Swaffham and Ely are 15 and 25 minutes drive respectively.

Norfolk's North Coast, with its beautiful beaches and golf courses at Hunstanton and Brancaster, is about 26 miles from The Mill.

The area abounds with rivers and forests for all types of walking, cycling, fishing and boating.

Just three miles away, the beautiful National Trust Property, Oxborough Hall, can be reached over a variety of foot trails.

Other local places of interest and activities include, Thetford Forest with it's fantastic 'GO APE' extreme adventure playground and miles of forest walks and bike trails, Church Farm rare breeds and children's activity centre, Gooderstone Water Gardens to name but a few

Other Activities: Swaffham and Denver Golf, within 10 minute drive.

Golf: Two well known golf courses, Swaffham and Denver are located within a 10 minute drive of The Old Mill.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Stoke Ferry, Norfolk & The Broads

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Feb/March 2018
19 Feb 2018 - 29 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
From
£690
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,500
 
 
Easter 2018
30 Mar 2018 - 15 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 3 nights
From
£390
From
£890
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,990
 
 
April 2018
16 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£380
for 2 nights
From
£190
From
£690
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,500
 
 
April 2018
30 Apr 2018 - 3 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,160
for 4 nights
From
£290
£3,290
 
 
May Bank Holiday 2018
4 May 2018 - 6 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,670
for 3 nights
From
£890
£3,490
 
 
May 2018
7 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
From
£790
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,990
 
 
May Half term 2018
25 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,470
for 3 nights
From
£490
From
£890
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,490
 
 
June/July 2018
1 Jun 2018 - 16 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
From
£790
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,990
 
 
Summer Holidays 2018
17 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 3 nights
From
£390
From
£890
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,590
 
 
September/October 2018
7 Sep 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
From
£790
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,290
 
 
October Half term 2018
15 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 3 nights
From
£390
From
£790
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
November 2018
29 Oct 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
From
£690
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Christmas 2018
23 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Sunday
4 night minimum stay
£4,760
for 4 nights
From
£1,190
 
 
December 2018
27 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Thursday
3 night minimum stay
£2,070
for 3 nights
From
£690
 
 
New year 2018/19
30 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£5,070
for 3 nights
From
£1,690
£5,500
 
 
Jan/Feb 2019
3 Jan 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
From
£690
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,500
 
 
February Half Term 2019
18 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,170
for 3 nights
From
£390
From
£690
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,290
 
 
March 2019
25 Feb 2019 - 4 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£570
for 3 nights
From
£190
From
£690
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Easter 2019
5 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,470
for 3 nights
From
£490
From
£890
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,990
 
 
April 2019
23 Apr 2019 - 2 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
From
£690
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,990
 
 
May Bank Holiday 2019
3 May 2019 - 5 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
From
£890
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,990
 
 
May 2019
6 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
From
£790
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,990
 
 
May Half term 2019
24 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,470
for 3 nights
From
£490
From
£890
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,990
 
 
June/July 2019
31 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
3 night minimum stay
£870
for 3 nights
From
£290
From
£790
Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,990
 
 
Summer 2019
19 Jul 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,470
for 3 nights
From
£490
From
£990
Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,990
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £500
Pet Fee £0

Two night weekend stays are possible, though a higher nightly rate will apply..please e mail for a quote.
Mid week bookings have a minimum of 4 nights stay from Monday to Friday.
Please note:
Though the automated booking system may not reflect this, if you choose to book your weekend from Thursday- Sunday instead of Friday- Monday, a minimum of 3 nights rental at the weekend nightly rate will still apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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