About the home
North Mill has 1 double and 1 twin bedded room. The double has an ensuite power shower/loo and the twin has a bathroom attached with power shower and bath,loo etc. There is a sitting/dining room with a piano and antique furniture and paintings. There is a fully fitted new gas kitchen. French windows lead from the sitting room into the garden, with free range chickens, and the river where you can wild swim, canoe and fish. (The house has an annual fishing licence.) Wareham is a delightful market town on the edge of the Purbeck Hills and the Jurassic coast is only 5 miles away.
The walking is fantastic and the miles of sandy beaches at Studland and Swanage are close by. Just across the chain link ferry to Sandbanks you are in Poole and Bournemouth. Corfe Castle must be worth a visit and Lulworth Cove is just 10 minutes away. Inland you can visit Hardy country, his house at Max Gate, Dorchester and Maiden Castle.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake / river|
Further details indoors:
A welcome pack of basic groceries is provided and all cleaning products, and I can arrange to take delivery from Tesco or Waitrose if you wish to order on line before you get here.
If you do not feel like shopping and cooking then why not try: www.homecookedhampers.co.uk? Ashley will deliver superb food, all locally sourced and cooked, to the door whenever you want. It's a great idea!
Changeover days are usually Saturdays but can be flexible to fit in with your dates.
Further details outdoors:
North Mill's garden is shared by the owner and is surrounded by water. It is mainly lawn with trees and shrubs. There are walks along the towpath of the river and across the water meadows into the countryside. The railway station, main line to Waterloo, is a 5 minute walk and the Wareham bypass is across the water meadows. This makes Wareham a quiet little town but with 2 supermarkets, 2 delis, 6 pubs, little shops and various restaurants of differing quality!
A well-behaved dog. I do have chickens.
A travel cot can be provided.
25% deposit required.
100% rental due a month before arrival.
B&B can be provided if requested but at a different rental. Please enquire.
The West Country / Dorset region
Dorset is becoming rather well known now and you do not just pass it by on the route to Devon and Cornwall. But there is so much to do and see in this small county from lovely sandy beaches, rocky coves, seemingly undiscovered villages and little country lanes leading to undiscovered places.
The famous places like Corfe Castle, Studland beach, Worth Matravers, Lulworth Cove are all within easy distance of the mill but the interior of Dorset is well worth a visit and trips to Dorchester, Sherborne, Weymouth, Chesil Beach, Lyme Regis etc. are a must for anyone wanting to discover the delights of this county.
The Wareham area
Wareham is situated between 2 rivers, the Piddle and the Frome and is surrounded by the Saxon Walls, an ancient monument and well worth the walk around. It is full of history and the museum is a great visit. Market days are Thursday and Saturday and every 2 weeks there is a furniture and artefacts auction in the East Street salerooms.
There is an annual carnival in August and the town is closed for the parade. Corfe Castle is a short drive away and the Swanage Railway puts on steam trains all year round and soon the steam is coming back to Wareham. You will then be able to 'bucket and spade it' all the way to Swanage and leave the car behind.
How to get there
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North Mill is situated on the River Piddle in Wareham, Dorset. Head for the Town Centre, over the bridge of the Piddle and turn sharp right up Shatters Hill just after the Rapidfit garage on your right. At the top of the hill turn right opposite Mill Lane and drive over the pavement and down the footpath. The Mill is at the bottom of the footpath. There is plenty of parking once you get there!
Activities near Wareham
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
30 May 2013
Firstly to say the owner Sally was helpful and personable. The cottage is idyllically set by a strong tidal river and although wild swimming is in the description, I feel this would be extremely... more
I was slightly dismayed by these comments as I really put myself out to help with information etc. The wild swimming is fantastic and the next family were in the river every day. The tenant's... more
10 Jul 2012
Forget the weather and just induldge in this oh so British setting by the river. The 800 year old building just oozes characture and charm with a modicum of modern day conveniences. The garden with friendly chickens supplying the eggs, the sea trout jumping in the river along with the local swans, the abundant flora and superb hospitality of Sally the owner made this such a special holiday.
04 Oct 2011
With Sally's hospitality, the peaceful location and comfort of North Mill, we had a perfect relaxing holiday.
Lots of nature to observe; chickens in the garden, fish in the river, all sorts of birds including a flash of kingfishers darting about, cows in the field and the odd friendly local too!
So peaceful and traquil - perfik!
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|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|early summer||9 Jun 12||15 Jul 12||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|mid summer||15 Jul 12||2 Sep 12||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|late summer||2 Sep 12||20 Oct 12||£ 600||£ 80||£ 85||4 Nights|
|2 Feb 13||2 Mar 13||£ 400||-||-||4 Nights|
|early spring||2 Mar 13||30 Mar 13||£ 400||-||-||4 Nights|
|Easter||30 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Spring||7 Apr 13||25 May 13||£ 450||£ 70||£ 80||4 Nights|
|Half term||25 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 550||£ 80||£ 90||1 Night|
|Early Summer||1 Jun 13||13 Jul 13||£ 650||£ 90||£ 100||1 Night|
|Summer||13 Jul 13||31 Aug 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Night|
|Late Summer||31 Aug 13||29 Sep 13||£ 600||£ 90||£ 100||1 Night|
|autumn||29 Sep 13||27 Oct 13||£ 500||£ 80||£ 90||3 Nights|
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