The Old Mill at Repps
from £58 /night help Price for guests, Nights
from £58 /night help Price for guests, Nights
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Windmill / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5
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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.
**FOR MORE PHOTOS, HISTORY AND OTHER INFORMATION LIKE US ON FACE BOOK AT THE OLD MILL AT REPPS**
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|
|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, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single 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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25 Mar 2015
"Amazing tranquil place"
Wow what a lovely place to stay. So quiet and peaceful, everything you need is there. The views from the cap were breath taking. If your looking to stay in a windmill this mill does not disappoint.… More
6 Mar 2015
"Relaxing and peaceful stay with friends"
Clean well equipped and warm. Just 400m along the tow path this is a great base camp for walks east and west along the river and the beach or broads. Large secret garden adds extra outdoor space. Reco… More
2 Mar 2015
This has to be our top favorite holiday destination, its so peaceful, the windmill has everything you could possibly want, we will continue to visit twice a year for as long as we can.Love it.… More
11 Feb 2015
If you are looking for a unique holliday home this is the place for you. Well equipped, amazing views, toasty warm and is 8 miles to fantastic beaches. The Mill is an adventure in its own right. The c… More
5 Feb 2015
"Probably the best equipped windmill in the World!"
I have always loved Norfolk and have holidayed there many times. Lots of 1st on this one. Underfloor heating - the dogs LOVED it! Complete quiet apart from the birds. Fantastic views and when we w… More
3 Dec 2014
Lovely weekend, comfortable venue quant locationClean and we'll par-paredWould return and recommend… More
1 Dec 2014
"Relaxing in Norfolk"
With a very busy Summer drawing to a close we just wanted a long weekend of comfortable relaxing without the bother of guest house or hotel hustle n bustle. The Old Mill is perfect; easy to find, park… More
27 Oct 2014
"A quiet secret getaway"
What an excellent stay we had at the Old Mill, tucked away on the banks of Repps in walking distance from Potter Heigham, a little gem of a property. We took our two dogs who had a whale of a time in … More
We are so glad you and your dogs enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Katie
10 Oct 2014
On arrival we found the Mill not to be as clean as one would expect, we felt that the property had not been cleaned from the previous guests stay. Food debris was left in the dishwasher and we had to… More
After reading your lovely comments in the visitors book and your email regarding returning in July 2015 I am sure that you enjoyed much of your stay and I will try to address the points made on Tripadvisor.
Our lovely housekeeper does an excellent job of making the Mill homely for each guest and puts time and effort into making each stay enjoyable and special. We get lots of wonderful feedback so I was surprised that you feel the kitchen needed attention as she has a very high standard of cleaning but I have passed on your comments.
The Mill doesn't have blinds in the kitchen or bathroom as its set back in a garden on a riverbank surrounded by fields and isn't overlooked (apart from by cows).
A home phone number and two mobile numbers are provided so you will always be able to speak to us. These numbers are in the information folder and on the kitchen chalkboard. I aim to check my email daily when possible.
As you did not provide details for your deposit return until several days after your holiday ended there was a delay in it being returned to you. The website now automatically returns the deposit to guests within 10 days.
Our garden is at its best in summer and a gardener visits regularly to keep it tidy. The garden adjoining the dyke is kept as natural as possible as the brambles and reeds provide protection for nesting birds. We have been lucky enough to be visited by a dog otter, barn owl, stoat, marsh harrier and lots of ghekos and dragonflies in our garden and have families of swans, ducks, coots and moorhens nesting in the surrounding dyke. We are a no smoking property so we do not supply ashtrays.
The fallen tree at the back of garden is home to a hedgehog which my daughter discovered this Summer. We decided to give him a chance to hibernate and remove it in the Spring, however we now have a moorhen nesting in the branches so it may have to stay permanently!
Kind regards, Katie
10 Oct 2014
Arrived through the garden gate into the secret garden what lovely setting for the windmill.Loved the windmill in every aspect.Willis the boarder terrier loved the underfloor central heating especial… More