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Watermill | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £53 /night

£371 - £477 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Segrwyd Mill is an 18th century grade II listed water mill, steeped in history and located in the heart of the North Wales countryside, between Nantglyn and Denbigh. It lies in a tranquil setting on the banks of the river Ystrad. Tastefully converted into holiday accom. We do have wi-fi connection but the signal is intermittent.  …see more

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Watermill | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 2

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £53 /night

£371 - £530 / week

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  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
watermill. romantic escape. welsh holiday. country cottage. country retreat  …see more

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Watermill | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £88 /night

£615 - £1188 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 11 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Haven surrounded by nature - riverside location, in shadow of Cadair Idris and within walking distance of Tal Y Lynn Lake Beautifully converted using local nature wood and slate Green energy Honesty freezer with organic meats and welcome hamper  …see more

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Watermill | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £53 /night

£371 - £594 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Holiday cottage, converted watermill. Sleeps up to 8. Games room. Dogs allowed. Ideal for walkers, cyclists, motorcyclists, car enthusiasts, golfers. Peaceful location. Superb views. Warm , cosy house with lots of character. Ideal for children of all ages.  …see more

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Watermill | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

3 Nights min stay

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from £53 /night

£371 - £610 / week

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  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Top end barn conversion, 4 star. Quality furniture and fixtures, Free, WIFI, wood burning stove, Stunning open countryside views, central location for seven stane venues, walkers,Birdwatchers,golfers welcome, located up a private road very safe for children. Burnbrae Mill is set within its own grounds, parking for three cars is provided within the garden.  …see more

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Watermill | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

3 Nights min stay

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from £63 /night

£440 - £928 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
Stunning location, Beautiful secluded grounds, Lakeside, 15 minutes drive from beaches,  …see more

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Watermill | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £105 /night

£730 - £1431 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Hutton Castle Mill ( Hutton Mill) has been thoughtfully converted into spacious self-catering holiday accommodation. 3 twin rooms, 1 double or can be 2 twin rooms, 2 double rooms. If interested in our fishing tuition, we can put together a package to suit. Hutton Mill is the ideal location for families, wildlife enthusiasts, country lovers, walkers and sportsman.  …see more

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Watermill | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

Short stays welcome

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from £60 /night

£414 - £689 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
A Historic 16th century watermill. Catefory A listed with Scottish Heritage. An abundant premaculture based site. Magic woods with fire bath and sweat lodge available. Stunning bird and animal life. fishing hiking and biking from the door.  …see more

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Watermill | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

2 Nights min stay

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from £90 /night

£626 - £795 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Spectacular Mill building in South Cornwall - perfectly positioned for exploring Cornwall. Explore the beaches and coast of this beautiful county, wonder at the mystical standing stones or walk the coastal footpath. Visit the amazing Eden Project or Heligan Gardens. Swim - Surf - Walk - Sail - so many outdoor pursuits or just relax in the Mill - the choice is yours!  …see more

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Watermill | 5 Bedrooms | sleeps 10

4 Nights min stay

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from £179 /night

£1250 - £3158 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
New listing - beautifully renovated 18th Century Watermill in Fowey PL23 1JT - flexible accommodation sleeps 4–10 comfortably. Quiet location 1 mile from Town & Harbour. Near to Beaches and The Eden Project. Miles of coastal footpaths and the acclaimed Saints Way.  …see more

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Watermill | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £99 /night

£689 - £1113 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Rooms - Large dining room, lounge with open log fire, fully fitted kitchen . 2 staircases adds privacy if more than one family is sharing. 2 double bedrooms , and a family bedroom. 2 bathrooms one with bath and washbasin and one with shower WC and washbasin Storage heaters in dining room and electric heaters in all others, open log fire in living room.  …see more

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Watermill | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 5

2 Nights min stay

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from £50 /night

£350 - £636 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • May take pets – please enquire
  • Private garden
Sleeping up to 5 guests, Mill Cottage is a 2 bedroom 17th Century converted Water Mill within a 5 min walk from beautiful village of Braunton, situated in the older part of the village with a wealth of character and a private sunny garden with barbecue.  …see more

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Watermill | 2 Bedrooms | sleeps 4

Very Good 4.5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £58 /night

£400 - £850 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
North Mill is a 12C tidal watermill on the River Piddle. The owner lives in one half and the other half is for guests. It has been run as a B&B for 10 years and now can cater for both B&B and/self-catering - depending on which you prefer.  …see more

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Watermill | 6 Bedrooms | sleeps 12

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £208 /night

£1450 - £2850 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
Beautiful newly renovated Mill house set in beautiful grounds on the river Frome. Fresh water fishing and horse paddock available for those of you that would like to try the spectacular bridle paths of the area.  …see more

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Watermill | 1 Bedroom | sleeps 5

7 Nights min stay

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from £102 /night

£711 - £1696 / week

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  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
Susan is a 58 foot semi-traditional narrowboat. The lounge has a dinette, giving a further double bed if required, and the seating in the lounge can convert to give a further single.  …see more

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Watermill | 3 Bedrooms | sleeps 6

Excellent 5/5 

2 Nights min stay

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from £79 /night

£550 - £900 / week

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  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
Stunning riverside holiday home in a converted mill building.  …see more

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Watermill | 4 Bedrooms | sleeps 8

3 Nights min stay

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from £44 /night

£304 - £1025 / week

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  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • May take pets – please enquire
Star Mill is a spacious detached property enjoying an idyllic location in this tiny village which is a perfect base for exploring the three counties of Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire.  …see more