The Old Mill at Repps
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Windmill | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Set in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, an area of Outstanding natural beauty, the Old Mill at Repps gives you the chance to get away from the world. A converted Windmill dating back to the 1700s, the Mill has been recently renovated to a high standard with underfloor heating throughout.
The Mill ground floor comprises a lounge/diner with sofa bed which sleeps +2. It has a logburner and a wall mounted HDTV/ DVD/Bluray with built in surround sound.
Shower room on ground floor with electric shower wc and basin in a vanity unit.
Circular oak and granite kitchen with butler sink. Comes equipped with fridge, dishwasher, electric double oven/grill, microwave, kettle and toaster. Crockery, cutlery, pans and cooking equipment are provided. Please note there is no freezer or washing machine.
The first floor bedroom has 4 foot double bed that sleeps 2. HDTV with integrated DVD player.
The second floor bedroom has a single bed and is open plan from the stairs. There is a baby gate to keep little ones from accessing the stairs if needed.
The third floor room is open plan from the stairs from the second floor. It has a semi circular built-in bed which we have not included in the listings but is available for use. it is 3 foot at its widest but tapers at each end so is more suited to a child or small adult.
A ladder takes you up to the Mill cap where you can gaze at the stars through the telescope and look out over miles of rivers and fields. A door from the cap leads onto to a small balcony. Please note that we would not recommend children under 14 go into the cap and out onto the balcony unless closely supervised by an adult.
Towels and linen are provided. Complimentary welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, milk, wine and nibbles are also provided. Please let us know if there is anything we can arrange for you to make your stay more special and if we can help we will.
A short walk long the banks of the River Thurne into Potter Heigham will find you a post office, shops, cafes, fish and chips and 2 family friendly pubs. There is an information pack at the Mill with lots of our favourite places if you wish to venture out.
A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at a supplement of £10. Dog bowls are available on request.
A high chair and travel cot are available on request.
Our little one has grown up at the Mill but some parents may feel that the steep narrow stairs up to the bedrooms are not suitable to little ones who are unsteady on their feet. The garden backs onto open water at the rear.
Please email us if you have any questions.
The 1/4 acre garden backs on to water and fields, so our only neighbours are the cows and swans.
There is decking with lighting leading from the living room patio doors.
Garden furniture and a barbecue are available for use.
We have a designated parking space in a gated compound next to Potter Bridge. Vehicle passes are kept in the information binder in the Mill and need to be displayed.
Postcode for parking is NR29 5JD, Bridge Road, Potter Heigham. Parking compound is located between the bridge and the fish and chip shop.
There is an approximately 400 yard walk from the road to the Mill along the riverbank.
****** Please note there is no direct vehicle access to the property.******
KEYS AND ARRIVAL
Keys are kept in a key safe. You will emailed with the current combination after balance has been paid.
2 sets of keys are provided.
You are welcome to arrive at the Mill any time from 3.30pm on your first day. Please remember that access is by foot only along a riverbank. If planning to arrive in the dark you might find carrying a torch is helpful.
An information pack is kept in the kitchen on the windowsill. This has information about the Mill and appliances, useful numbers and ideas for places to go.
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Due to the riverbank location the Mill is not suitable those with mobility problems.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Winterton/Marthem/Horsey 7 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set|
The East Anglia region
Potter Heigham lies in the heart of the Broads National Park, and is the perfect base to discover the special qualities the area has to offer. We have outlined below a small selection of things to do and places you might like to visit while staying with us.
Water & Wildlife
Explore the Broads on foot, by bike, in a canoe, or hire your own cruiser for the day, to see this unique landscape at first hand, with its abundant wildlife and picturesque scenery. Visit the picturesque Broads village of Ranworth, with its acclaimed medieval church and free Broads interpretation centre and boardwalk. Cycle to How Hill for a relaxing picnic by the river, and explore the wildlife water trail on board the Electric Eel. Wander around Hickling Broad Nature Reserve, home to swallowtail butterflies, bitterns and other rare Broadland wildlife, and take the water trail, a guided boat trip through the quiet backwaters of the Broad.
BeWILDerwood is a wild and imaginative adventure park with magical treehouses and intriguing characters, bringing a curious difference to the Norfolk Broads. The setting for the book 'A Boggle at BeWILDerwood', by local children's author Tom Blofeld, it's a wonderful, mystical place. Parents are encouraged to play alongside their children, which makes for a fabulous and brilliantly exciting time for the whole family.
Norfolk is home to some of the most distinctive gardens to visit in the country, including the formality of the maze and gardens at Somerleyton Hall, the more modern themed Old Vicarage Garden at East Ruston, a traditional English country walled garden and private Broad at Hoveton Hall, and a conservation-led woodland and water garden at Fairhaven Garden Trust.
Potter Heigham is also conveniently located for visits to Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Norwich is now one of the top destinations in the UK for shopping but in addition is packed full of history, atmosphere and things to do, with the castle, cathedral and medieval lanes blending in with the riverside entertainment complex and comprehensive shopping opportunities. Great Yarmouth is one of the great, traditional English seaside resorts, working hard (and succeeding) in adapting to the desires of the 21st century visitor, with the award-winning Time & Tide museum, heritage walks and historic South Quay set against the traditional seafront experience with the Pleasure Beach, Sea Life centre, piers and restaurants.
Boats, Trains & Bikes
Getting out of your car and helping to reduce your impact on the natural environment while visiting Norfolk and the Broads National Park is an attractive and easy option. The Broads has its own network of cycle hire centres, with a large number of pre-planned routes available to help you explore the area. The National Cycle Network has several routes running through the area, including National Route 1 from Hull to Harwich, and Regional Route 30, connecting the North Norfolk coast with Great Yarmouth and the East coast.
Norwich is on the mainline rail route from London Liverpool Street, and also across the country to Sheffield, Manchester and Liverpool, via Peterborough. Having arrived, the Wherry and Bittern local lines offer an attractive way to explore, with routes to the East coast at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, and to the North Norfolk coast at Cromer and Sheringham. There are several heritage railways operating in Norfolk and connecting to the mainline network, including the Mid Norfolk Railway at Wymondham, the Bure Valley Railway at Wroxham, and the North Norfolk 'Poppy Line' .
A boat trip on the Broads is an essential part of any visit to the Broads, and whether you feel most at home rowing or paddling, piloting your own day launch, learning to sail, taking a trip aboard a traditional Norfolk wherry, or as a passenger on one of the fascinating guided trips on offer, there is something for everyone.
Phoenix fleet boat hire is based in Potter Heigham, a few minutes walk from the windmill and are happy to give a discount to anyone staying at the mill.
Whatever your age, Potter Heigham and Norfolk have something to offer everyone.
Potter Heigham village is a short walk over the bridge which gives you a choice of cafes, pubs, shops and a post office that are within easy reach on foot.
There is a fish and chip restaurant and takeaway, post office, large shop with a café and 2 pubs in Potter Heigham. Lathams at Potter Heigham has an in-house bakery.
The Falgate Inn is five mins walk from Potter bridge and serves food.
The Broadshaven Tavern is 400 yards from the Mill on Bridge Road.
The Lion Inn at Thurne is a 40 minute walk along the riverbank as you turn right from the Mill.
Day boat hire is available at the Bridge Pilots office at Potter Bridge.
500 yards from the Mill are 2 shops and a post office in Potter Heigham. Lathams has an instore bakery and food area.
The nearby villages of Acle and Martham both have well stocked Co-op stores and have good quality independent butchers specialising in locally bred meat.
PLEASE SUPPORT THE LOCAL SHOPS AND BUSINESSES WHERE YOU CAN.
There is a Tescos in Stalham.
PLACES TO GO
Wroxham Barns. Arts and crafts, petting farm, restaurant. Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QU
Alby Craft and Gardens. Quirky shops, café and gardens. Cromer Road Erpingham Norwich NR11 7QE.
Bewilderwood. Kids adventure park with lots of tree houses in woodlands. Horning Road Wroxham NR12 8JW
Every Thursday there is an auction in acle village which starts at 9am. Horners Auctioneers, Norwich Road, Acle. NR13 3BY
Horsey Mill and Horsey Gap Beach. There is a National trust run café at the Mill. Horsey Staithe Stores Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29 4EF
Nelson Head pub nis nearby and serves food.
Winterton sand dunes and beach. (Fishermans return pub in village) A great dog walking beach.
Sea Palling beach. More of a family beach, café and ice creams available
PUBS AND PLACES TO EAT
Norfolk Food and Drink Guide produce a great free app with plenty of good local places to visit.
The Swan Horning. Vintage Inns pub on the riverbank. Family friendly. 10 Lower Street, Horning, Norwich, NR12 8AA
The Ingham Swan Freehouse. Best to book ahead for the weekend. Sea Palling Road Ingham Norfolk NR12 9AB
Wroxham Barns Restaurant. Converted barn open for lunch and afteernoon tea.Tunstead Road, Hoveton, Norfolk, NR12 8QU
The Fishermans Return Winterton. Freehouse with real ale and decent homemade food.The Ln,Winter ton-on-Sea Norfolk NR29 4BN
The Erpingham Arms. Freehouse with large restaurant and good chef. Eagle Road Erpingham, Norfolk NR11 7QA
The Flavour Parlour, Alby. Independent caberet coffee house Cromer Road Erpingham Norwich NR11 7QE.
The Greyhound Inn, Hickling. Pub and family food. Hickling, Norfolk NR12 0YA.
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13 Jul 2014
"A lifte times ambition complete"
This is a great place to stay, the windmill is very well equiped, love the underfloor heating, which sadly due to damp Norfolk weather we needed. But the weather did not dampen our holiday. We enjoy… More
22 May 2014
Stayed at the Mill over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend,what a beautiful place to stay well kept in a beautiful location ,in the day we had visiting swans at night a deer in the field and an owl hun… More
11 May 2014
"AWESOME 100% satisfaction"
We spent 4 nights in this place with our Dog Cassey, its hard to say anything different from all the other reviews. Obviously this is an unusual place to stay and yes its just awesome.What makes it ev… More
1 May 2014
"Something of a different style of a holiday let"
This was a very pleasant relaxing quiet holiday. It was a different style of holiday let which appealed to us and would do likewise to others. The mill is very comfortable and as the owners use it the… More
7 Mar 2014
"What an amazing place to stay"
We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night break at The Old Mill it is perfect for a family holiday at any time of the year. Even thought it was blowing a gale outside its underfloor heating and wood burner ma… More
22 Feb 2014
"An amazing experience"
The Old Mill is perfect for a family holiday with pets at any time of the year. Its underfloor heating and wood burner makes it very cosy. Its location makes it the perfect base for exploring the Broa… More
21 Jan 2014
"Perfect relaxing week, heaven for the dog!"
Had the most amazing week here. Winterton on sea beach is only 10minutes away and us one of the most beautiful beaches I have been too and perfect for dogs. And horsey gap is amazing to watch seals an… More
Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased you all had a good time (especially the dog) and we hope to see you again soon. Kate
24 Nov 2013
What a wonderful place. Well furnished ,nice and warm with underfloor heating and a very effective wood burner on the ground floor. Stunning views. Remote giving true peace and quiet yet only a stroll… More
13 Nov 2013
"WOW - Amazing Place"
We spent half term week at the Old Mill with my partner, son, who is 10 and his friend. The place was absolutely gorgeous. We had cosy log fires and managed three BBQ's whilst there. The surro… More
25 Oct 2013
"Fantastic holiday, only wish we could have stayed longer"
I booked the weekend holiday as a birthday treat for my daughter, I hadn't told them where we were staying so to say they were excited when we walked upto the windmill was an understatement. I ha… More
We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! Katie and Adam
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