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

Bedrooms 7
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


chateau / country house
Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

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 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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Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French, German
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Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017

Why Sandra chose Kings Lynn & West Norfolk


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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Detached Stunning 7 Storey Windmill with Heated Pool & Private Dining Service
average rating of 4.96 based on 32 reviews

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: Dec 2, 2008
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2008
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Unforgettable stay!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the old mill for a midweek break for my husbands surprise 30th.....it did not disappoint!

From the moment we arrived we were in awe of the beautiful refurb of such an old building. Each and every room had been finished to a very high standard. Our party was only 7 so we had pick of the lot and it meant if we wanted some alone time it wasn't hard to find with tons of bedrooms and snugs to choose from!

Fantastic venue for any occasion but suited my husbands 30th to perfection. Plenty to keep us busy by day with the pool, large garden for badminton, a little football and even th games room. We were quite fortunate with the weather but even if it had been raining we would have made good use of the pool as it was heated throughout our stay.

The surrounding area was also beautiful and lots to do. We ventured out to the extreeme adventure, very similar to go ape. Fantastic day out which built up an appetite for a very tasty and reasonable lunch in the nearby bedingfield arms pub. Very friendly landlady and team at the extreeme adventure- can definitely recommend both of these!

You really could spend all your time at the house though with so much to do and feeling so relaxing also. Sandra was very prompt and accommodating from my very first enquiry and I really cannot recommend her and her beautiful old mill enough!

Cannot wait for our next excuse to visit!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Truly amazing

  • 5 of 5

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 pictures do not do it justice! Sandra and Gary were the amazing hosts I have come across from the ease of the pre-arrival administration, to the warm welcome and the truly delicious dinner that was catered for us on the Saturday night which added a really special touch to the whole weekend. Sandra and Gary went the extra mile to make sure it was a weekend to remember. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking for our large number with the whole house finished to a very high spec. We were at The Old Mill in the slightly cooler months but were never chilly once over the weekend. I can’t recommend this property enough (as well as the local pub, The Beddingfield Arms, in the village near by). We are already discussing our next trip to the Old Mill.

Thank you Sandra and Gary for making it such a memorable way to turn 30.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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  • 5 of 5

First and foremost, the pictures of the mill understate it's beauty and elegance. I booked the property for a week in September to celebrate my 50th birthday. Each and every guest was in awe of my chosen venue, spectacular, beautiful, fabulous, awesome, quirky some of the adjectives expressed as they toured this wonderful property. The Mill far exceeded my expectations and wowed my guests who are world travellers used to 5* accommodations. Large open space inside and out for general mingling and dining, nooks and crannies for those needing quiet time. Beautifully presented, well equipped, pristine , yet warm and cosy, I felt immediately at home as I awaited the arrival of my guests .

Sandra and Gary (the owners) went above and beyond to ensure the week and particularly the black-tie dinner on Saturday night ( which was catered in-house ) was a phenomenal success. The food and service provided was on par with the best on offer in London. No request on my part, considered too great. A warm welcome from both and an open door policy ensured that we were happy and all went well throughout the week (including recommendations for local hairdressers and nail salons for the ladies in our group in advance of the dinner )

The success of this long anticipated celebration was due in no small part to their attention to detail, enthusiasm, and desire to ensure it was memorable for me, my family and friends.

Thank you both from the bottom of my heart for making it so.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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A Beautiful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The Mill was a great choice for a weekend away. It was tastefully decorated and incredibly clean. Sandra and Gary did the catering for a dinner we had one night. Both the food and the service was impeccable. The food could have been served in any 5 or 7 star restaurant. It looked both beautiful and tasted out if this world.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Excellent accommodation with a twist

  • 5 of 5

A truly unusual property, which lived up to it's description. A five night stay to celebrate our Ruby Wedding with our children and grandchildren, both 8 months old, was everything we wanted it to be. The Mill exudes a homely, boutique hotel type atmosphere, with spacious accommodation and the bonus of a heated swimming pool, which was most enjoyable. Crisp white linen on the comfortable beds, well stocked kitchen, everything we needed was on hand. Also a games room with table tennis and snooker, which went down very well with the guys! The Old Mill is situated in a very beautiful, unspoilt part of England, within easy reach of the coast. The owners were a lovely couple and very helpful; on hand if we needed them. We all had an amazing time and will certainly be visiting the Old Mill again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Stanstead Airport
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Downham market
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
25 Miles

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 an hours 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.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

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.
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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Stoke Ferry in Norfolk & The Broads

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
  • Catering available
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 500 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 15 garden chairs
  • 10 deck chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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
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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