Watermill | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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 term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Bournemouth 20 km, Nearest railway: Wareham 500 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, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or 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!
The West Country 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.
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.
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18 Nov 2013
"Home from home"
My friend and I wanted to get away from the hassle and bustle of working life and so decided to visit Sally, whom I had met when I was having a holiday in Dahab this September. She made us feel so we… More
12 Nov 2013
"Beautiful cottage and a fantastic host"
We had a wonderful short break in this beautiful cottage. The owner really understands the true meaning of hospitality - we couldn't have asked for more, thank you. The cottage is really well equ… More
26 Sep 2013
"Gemütliche Wohnung mit viel Charme"
North Mill ist eine sehr gemütlich eingerichtete Wohnung mit großem Wohnzimmer, zwei stilvollen Schlafzimmern und zwei Badezimmern. Der große Garten direkt am ruhigen Mühlbach bietet genug Platz, … More
30 Jun 2013
We had a brilliant stay! Beautiful cottage, stunning scenery, excellent location, lovely hospitality. Sally was fantastic. We could have asked for a better host. Comfortable beds, soft linen, power showers, cosy fire...the list goes on!
30 May 2013
"serious cleaning required"
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 da… 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 comments were totally subjective. It is not a "strong tidal river' - it is a shallow mill race. The tea and coffee caddies are antiques! Most guests like to have some condiments left in the house so they don't have to buy new every time. After they left I did find a cobweb and some dust after a very windy week. It is a very old house. It was bin day when I went in to change the liner and the French windows were open so I could mow the lawn via the plug just inside the door. I take note of the dishcloths and have replaced them and have got a fire blanket. The welcome pack includes a homemade cake, wine, milk, bread, fresh eggs etc. What more did these tenants want?
10 Jul 2012
""Best of British!""
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.
4 Oct 2011
"Home From Home - with extras!"
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!
2 Oct 2011
"A home away from home"
From start to finish, our stay at North Mill was perfect. The house is beautiful, well appointed with all comforts and in a great location. The landlady is a fount of knowledge on the area, very helpful and even offered to baby sit our 18 month old.
9 Sep 2011
"Warm welcome in a historic watermill"
An old watermill at the northern end of the nice town of Wareham with typical (at least what we foreigners think) english furniture. Beside a small river with swans and ducks, there is a very nice garden with chicken.
The owner was very kind an helpful in any situation. She surprised us with flowers and great home made jams. The fridge was filled!
8 Sep 2011
We had a fabulous time at the cottage. Myself and my husband went with our two boys age 9 and 7 in July 2011. The cottage and its setting are just fantastic and Sally was a wonderful host. We couldnt fault it in any way!!!
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