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Mill from upstream

Mill from upstream

Miller's House Living Room

Miller's House Living Room

The Nest's Piano

The Nest's Piano

The Lodge double bedroom

The Lodge double bedroom

Mill Race Cottage

Mill Race Cottage

Explore the river by canoe

Explore the river by canoe

The Lodge kitchen

The Lodge kitchen

Miller's House master bedroom

Miller's House master bedroom

Upstream from Mill Race Cottage

Upstream from Mill Race Cottage

You can fish directly from The Nest

You can fish directly from The Nest

North Meadow Cottage aerial

North Meadow Cottage aerial

Miller's House garden

Miller's House garden

Downstream side at rear of Mill

Downstream side at rear of Mill

Mill Race Cottage

Mill Race Cottage

Popular with artists

Popular with artists

Mill from upstream

Mill from upstream

Miller's House Living Room

Miller's House Living Room

The Nest's Piano

The Nest's Piano

The Lodge double bedroom

The Lodge double bedroom

Mill Race Cottage

Mill Race Cottage

Explore the river by canoe

Explore the river by canoe

The Lodge kitchen

The Lodge kitchen

Miller's House master bedroom

Miller's House master bedroom

Upstream from Mill Race Cottage

Upstream from Mill Race Cottage

You can fish directly from The Nest

You can fish directly from The Nest

North Meadow Cottage aerial

North Meadow Cottage aerial

Miller's House garden

Miller's House garden

Downstream side at rear of Mill

Downstream side at rear of Mill

Mill Race Cottage

Mill Race Cottage

Popular with artists

Popular with artists

Mendham Mill

Norfolk, IP20 0NN

Beautiful cottages at historic East Anglian Watermill

  • Private coarse river fishing
  • Canoes and rowing boat available
  • Recital quality piano in one cottage
  • Birthplace of artist Sir Alfred Munnings PRA
  • Knowledgeable on-site owners
  • 30 minutes from beach at Southwold

Awards

M2: Limited mobility: problems walking or can walk a maximum of 3 steps, or need to use a wheelchair some of the time
V1: If you have difficulty reading small print, are registered blind, have poor sight or a visual impairment.
VisitEngland Gold award for excellence
VisitEngland 4 star
VisitEngland 5 star

Cottages

From £400
  • The Miller's House
  • Miller's House living room
  • Lounge/dining room
  • Miller's House Dining Table
  • Miller's House Master Bedroom
  • Miller's House Master Bedroom
  • Miller's House bedroom
  • Miller's House ground floor double
  • Popular with artists
  • Explore the river by canoe
  • Use our canoes and rowing boat
  • plenty of good fishing
  • Fishing for pike from the grounds
  • Front garden in May
  • Mill from upstream
  • Seal watching at Horsey Gap
  • Nearby Southwold beach
  • Downstream side at rear of Mill
  • Miller's House garden

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 8Sleeps 8
    • Bedrooms 4Bedrooms 4
    • Dines 10Dines 10
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Livestock onsiteLivestock onsite
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Ready meals availableReady meals available
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Fishing on siteFishing on site
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
From £400
  • The Lodge walled garden
  • Lodge and walled garden
  • Large walled garden
  • The Lodge
  • The Lodge double bedroom
  • The Lodge wet room
  • Excellent river fishing
  • Fishing for pike from the grounds
  • Use of rowing boat and canoes
  • Explore the river
  • Popular with artists
  • Nearby Southwold beach
  • Seals at Horsey Gap
  • The Lodge
  • The Mill from the front
  • Front garden in May
  • Rear view

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 4Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2Bedrooms 2
    • Dines 4Dines 4
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Livestock onsiteLivestock onsite
    • Dogs AcceptedDogs Accepted
    • Ready meals availableReady meals available
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Fishing on siteFishing on site
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
From £400
  • Mill Race Cottage
  • Welcoming wisteria
  • Mill Race Cottage
  • Mill Race Cottage kitchen
  • Mill Race Cottage
  • Mill Race Cottage en-suite bathroom
  • Part of Mill Race Cottage garden
  • Explore the river by canoe
  • Communal Gardens
  • Mill Race Cottage garden
  • Private fishing
  • Mill Race Cottage garden
  • Upstream from Mill Race Cottage
  • Downstream side at rear of Mill
  • Fishing for pike from the grounds
  • Canoes and rowing boat available
  • Nearby Southwold
  • Seal watching at Horsey Gap
  • Mill from upstream

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 4Sleeps 4
    • Bedrooms 2Bedrooms 2
    • Dines 4Dines 4
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Livestock onsiteLivestock onsite
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Private chef availablePrivate chef available
    • Ready meals availableReady meals available
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Fishing on siteFishing on site
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles
From £400
  • The Nest terrace
  • Excellent Kawai piano
  • Excellent Kawai piano
  • comfortable sofa
  • The Nest
  • Nest living room
  • Nest living room
  • Nest kitchen
  • Nest kitchen view
  • The Nest bedroom
  • Explore the river by canoe
  • Use a rowing boat or canoe
  • Looking towards the rear
  • Mill from upstream
  • Plenty of fishing spots
  • Fishing for pike from the grounds
  • Popular with artists
  • Mill rear aerial
  • Communal Gardens on upstream side
  • Mill from downstream side

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 2Sleeps 2
    • Bedrooms 1Bedrooms 1
    • Dines 3Dines 3
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Livestock onsiteLivestock onsite
    • Matched bathroomsMatched bathrooms
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Ready meals availableReady meals available
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Fishing on siteFishing on site
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
From £500
  • North Meadow Cottage
  • North Meadow Cottage living room
  • North Meadow Cottage master bedroom
  • North Meadow Cottage wet room
  • North Meadow Cottage bathroom
  • North Meadow Cottage from garden
  • Enjoy the view while eating outside
  • Front garden in May
  • North Meadow Cottage garden
  • The Mill from the front
  • North Meadow Cottage & Mill
  • Lots of good fishing spots
  • Excellent river fishing
  • Popular with artists
  • Rowing boat
  • canoeing
  • Nearby Southwold
  • Seal watching at Horsey Gap

There are 5 cottages at this site

    • Sleeps 6Sleeps 6
    • Bedrooms 3Bedrooms 3
    • Dines 6Dines 6
    • Ground floor facilitiesGround floor facilities
    • Child-FriendlyChild-Friendly
    • Space to playSpace to play
    • Livestock onsiteLivestock onsite
    • Dog Free Cottage Dog Free Cottage
    • Private chef availablePrivate chef available
    • Ready meals availableReady meals available
    • Supermarket delivery availableSupermarket delivery available
    • Owners/Manager onsiteOwners/Manager onsite
    • WiFiWiFi
    • Dedicated ParkingDedicated Parking
    • BarbecueBarbecue
    • Bike storageBike storage
    • Walkable pubWalkable pub
    • Fishing on siteFishing on site
    • Lake/river onsiteLake/river onsite
    • Fine dining within 10 milesFine dining within 10 miles

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Features

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Ground floor facilities

Ground floor facilities

Child-Friendly

Child-Friendly

Space to play

Space to play

Livestock onsite

Livestock onsite

Matched bathrooms

Matched bathrooms

Dogs Accepted

Dogs Accepted

Dog Free Cottage

Dog Free Cottage

Private chef available

Private chef available

Ready meals available

Ready meals available

Supermarket delivery available

Supermarket delivery available

Owners/Manager onsite

Owners/Manager onsite

WiFi

WiFi

Dedicated Parking

Dedicated Parking

Barbecue

Barbecue

Bike storage

Bike storage

Walkable pub

Walkable pub

Fishing on site

Fishing on site

Lake/river onsite

Lake/river onsite

Fine dining within 10 miles

Fine dining within 10 miles

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Miller's House Living Room

Beautiful cottages at historic East Anglian Watermill


According to more than one visitor, arriving at Mendham Mill is like arriving in Narnia. It’s a different world. The enormous watermill offers a stunning location for relaxation and enjoyment. Artist Sir Alfred Munnings PRA was born here in The Miller’s House in 1878 and the views over the surrounding water meadows are virtually unchanged since he painted them. Explore the river by canoe or rowing boat and you’ll likely see otters, kingfishers and other birds. Enjoy exclusive private coarse river fishing (in season) in the main river and mill stream where there are plenty of perch, roach, chub and pike.

Each of the five cottages has a private garden with loungers, a table and chairs (The Miller’s House has a choice for outside dining) and barbecue as well as access to 7 acres of shared gardens. The gardens are a particular feature; Nick Unwin’s great-grandfather founded Unwins Seeds and Nick, co-owner, is always happy to explain the planting opportunities and challenges the location provides.

Each cottage is individually styled and designed to make best use of its unique features. All have full, individually-controlled, central heating and hot water, Egyptian cotton bed linen, fluffy white towels, WiFi. All dining rooms can seat more than the numbers accommodated in the cottage should you have any visitors while staying (no fold-out or sofa beds though).

There is excellent shopping in neighbouring Harleston, 2 miles away which has traditional, independent shops along the high street with locally-sourced produce including an award-winning chocolatier. Just 12 miles downstream the river becomes part of the Broads network at Beccles for day trips and river cruises. Southwold’s famous beach and lighthouse is 15 miles to the east and Norwich and Thetford forest are equally accessible.

The friendly village pub is also open for lunch and dinner and is only a five minute walk from the Mill. There are a number of other excellent places to eat and drink within a few miles and Nick and James who live on site are on hand to assist or answer all your questions.

With cottages ranging from 1 bedroom to 4 bedrooms, two of which are dog-friendly, there is something for everyone here.

Meet the owner

James Johnston & Nick Unwin

James Johnston and Nick Unwin who live on-site began to transform the mill in 2008. They opened the five cottages (the newest in 2016) in order to share this beautiful location. Luxury isn’t measured by the number of cushions. In their view high pressure water systems, thick curtains, fast and secure WiFi along with a warm welcome and their local knowledge of places and restaurants are probably even more important. Mendham Mill is testament to a horticultural and artistic heritage. Its fabulous gardens have been developed by Nicholas Unwin whose great-grandfather founded Unwins Seeds. James Johnston is Chairman of the Munnings Museum, home to a collection of over 650 paintings by artist Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) PRA, who grew up at Mendham Mill and was inspired by the landscape you see today. They love talking to guests, many of whom have become regular visitors.

Location

  • Beach
  • Leisure Parks
  • Museums
  • Pub/Restaurant
  • Wildlife

Southwold Beach and Pier

Sunny Southwold has great shops, good beaches and a pier.

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BeWilderwood

A huge, award winning forest of family fun and outdoor adventure. Treehouses, zip wires, jungle bridges, Crocklebogs, Twiggles and Boggles, storytelling, boat trips, marsh walks and really yummy food

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The Munnings Museum

Paintings by painter Sir Alfred Munnings who grew up at Mendham Mill are on display in this museum, including several painted in the grounds of the Mendham Mill.

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Duffy & Leban at Chameleon House

Excellent restaurant in Harleston, just 2 miles from Mendham Mill

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Banham Zoo

A zoo which will appeal to all the family including young children

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