View towards the property on the A31
View across the river that runs through the property
Lounge with exposed low ceilings and beams
Character kitchen with hand-crafted wood units seating for 5
Double bedroom with handcrafted four poster bed
Double bedroom with handcrafted four poster bed
Double bedroom
4' double bedroom,narrow cottage-style stairs to twin bedroom
Spacious games room with feature water wheel
Ducks and geese by the river that runs through the mill
View towards the property and its proximity to the A31
Path and bridge leading to the enclosed island garden
River running alongside the enclosed garden
1 / 14  View towards the property on the A31
2 / 14  View across the river that runs through the property
3 / 14  Lounge with exposed low ceilings and beams
4 / 14  Character kitchen with hand-crafted wood units seating for 5
5 / 14  Double bedroom with handcrafted four poster bed
6 / 14  Double bedroom with handcrafted four poster bed
7 / 14  Double bedroom
8 / 14  4' double bedroom,narrow cottage-style stairs to twin bedroom
9 / 14  Spacious games room with feature water wheel
10 / 14  Ducks and geese by the river that runs through the mill
11 / 14  View towards the property and its proximity to the A31
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13 / 14  Path and bridge leading to the enclosed island garden
14 / 14  River running alongside the enclosed garden

The Old Mill Corfe Mullen

Corfe Mullen, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 4
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star
Open fire / wood burner
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Towels for hire
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Grade II listed property sleeping eight
  • Truly unique period property maintaining many original features including the water wheel
  • Games room with cinema area, pool tables, dartboard, and air hockey
  • Island garden with seating area overlooking the river
  • River and stream running through the grounds, home to an abundance of wildlife
  • Located in the Dorset village of Corfe Mullen, within walking distance of the village pub
Property code: THOLD

This property is ideally situated on the A31 and on the river in the village of Corfe Mullen which lies just six miles north of the harbour town of Poole. Poole, like its near neighbour, Bournemouth, is a popular destination for holidaymakers, offering a large number of attractions including boat trips to Brownsea Island, water sports in the harbour, a water park, and the beautiful beach in the well-heeled suburb of Sandbanks. Of course, there is also a good range of shops and eateries in the town, perfect for an afternoon of browsing or perhaps sampling the local seafood. For a change of scene, 5 miles west of the property, is Farmer Palmers Farm Park. This fantastic family-friendly attraction is a great way for children to get to know about farm life, meet the animals, and also burn off some energy in the fun playgrounds. The area really does have something for everyone!

Guests will feel like that they have been transported back in time as soon as they set foot in this Grade II listed property. The property is interlinked with the owner next door via a locked internal door. The first room they will come to is the lounge, a spacious room which offers a perfect mix of the old and new, with its exposed beams, large fireplace with wood burner, comfortable seating TV/DVD, and hi-fi. The kitchen is a truly unique space, and has handcrafted wooden units, a window seat, fitted dining area, and a Range oven and hob. A doorway leads from the kitchen to the dining room, where the microwave, fridge, freezer, and washer/dryer, sit alongside the dining table. The dining room gives access to one of the most unusual and interesting rooms in the house: a games room, which not only offers a cinema area, air hockey, pool tables, and a dartboard, but also features the working water wheel. There is also a WC on the ground floor, tucked away under the stairs. On the first floor, the main bedroom features a beautiful handcrafted four-poster double bed, making it a wonderfully romantic place to sleep. There are then two further double rooms, one of which has a slightly smaller than usual 4’ bed. This room has a set of steep, cottage-style stairs which lead up to the fourth bedroom, a twin room which is situated in the eaves of the house and therefore has low ceilings and reduced head height. Also on this floor is a hidden away playroom which is accessed via steep, ladder-style stairs. The main bathroom has a shower-over-bath and WC, and there is also a shower room with shower and WC. Guests should be aware that this is a period property, and as such has some low ceilings, high thresholds, steep stairs, and uneven floors.

The outside space is just as unique as the interior of this property, and offers an island garden which is shared with the owner in the adjoining property, with plenty of garden furniture and a BBQ which is accessed via a walkway across the river. A second walk way leads over a stream to an open area which has several deep ponds which are home to ducks, geese, herons, and kingfishers. The garden is a delightful space, but the fast-moving river and stream, as well as the ponds do mean that all visitors must pay special attention and that children should never be left unattended. Guests are able to fish and launch canoes with prior permission from the owner along with the use of paddleboards provided by owner. A very short walk to a popular pub which has outdoor seating on the river, called Riverside at Coventry Arms

  • 4 bedrooms: 3 doubles (1 with smaller 4’ bed) and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC, and shower room with shower and WC Ground-floor WC
  • TV/DVD, and hi-fi
  • Wood burner with logs included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, electric, and central heating included 
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Games room with cinema, pool tables, darts, and air hockey
  • Paddleboards &  bikes available for use
  • Ample off road parking
  • No WiFi
  • Riverside pub within walking distance
  • Beach six miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 4 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Sarah Jadali

This property has been let with us for over 15 years and is managed by Sarah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jacqueline, 6th January 2024

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Wow, from beginning to end, so much space, the games room was great fun, the whole place was cosy and the owners were so welcoming. We had dogs with us and lots of walks to go on nearby. Would definitely love to stay again.

Reviewed by Raymond, 22nd December 2023

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Lovely quirky place and the owners were very welcoming and helpful couldnt do enough to make sure you had a good time. The grounds were beautiful. Shame that they are retiring as would definitely go back for more!!

Reviewed by Louise, 20th October 2023

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Great location close to lots of different places and activities; cottage has everything you could possibly need for a fun-packed family holiday!

Reviewed by Stevie, 29th September 2023

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Fantastic location, great size property, games room is brilliant, the grounds are large and enclosed for dogs too

Reviewed by PETER, 5th August 2023

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There was plenty of room. The games room and the films were well used by everyone. We had pool and darts competitions every night. The kayaks and paddle boards were an added bonus.

Reviewed by Natalie, 6th May 2023

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Bob and Dee were the kindest and most accommodating hosts we have ever come across, the cottage was beautiful but the garden and back field on the river were the real benefit. We used the games room most evenings to play pool, air hockey, darts and games which kept us amused along with the wide range of DVD's as it did rain a bit ! This is a perfecRead moret location to explore the Dorset coast as right on the A31 with a wonderful farm/butcher/fish monger down the road and a pub 2 doors down. Thank You Hide

Reviewed by Melanie, 10th March 2023

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A lovely couple of nights in a truly unique cottage with plenty of history.The snowy conditions and fast flowing river meant that we could not enjoy the canoes but the owner offered us the use of bikes as an alternative. The owners went above and beyond to ensure we could celebrate a 60th birthday in style, balloons ,banners, wine and cake were awaRead moreiting our arrival The cottage was just what I was looking for, a far cry from the glass and metal of modern apartments. Hide

Reviewed by Gina, 24th December 2022

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We were 8 and 4 dogs it was great having a games room and lovely walks for the dogs plenty of room . Everything worked well . Just be prepared the ceilings have low beams so my 4 men had to duck down stairs but it didn't stop us from enjoying ourselves Brilliant holiday

Reviewed by Nigel, 25th November 2022

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Quirky historic building, dog friendly and ideal for a family gathering

Reviewed by Kevin, 22nd October 2022

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We had a lovely week with all of our family. Used the games room a lot, Pool table for the adults and films for the kids on the big screen. Water wheel is turned on for some of the time and looks great.

Reviewed by Julia, 20th August 2022

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A wonderful place to stay for a family break. We were a three generation family with the youngest aged 12 and the oldest 72. There is so much to keep everyone amused and happy from canoeing in the river to the long walks round the fields with the dogs and of course the well equipped games room. We had great days out and looked forward to returning Read moreto the Old Mill to continue all the activities. Hide

Reviewed by Martin, 6th August 2022

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The cottage was lovely and quirky with lots of things to do for both kids and adults. The games room is well equipped so if it is raining outside theres lots to do inside and on the river there is lots of boats for you to use and also life jackets if needed. The pizza oven went down a storm with my family much so we are getting one for out bbq. BobRead more and Dee are great we needed a new gas bottle and Bob sorted it out straight away. We went with the grandkids and they loved every minute of it . Hide

Reviewed by Helen, 9th July 2022

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We had a wonderful week. The Old Mill is amazing. The weather was really hot but the massive garden with lots of shade if needed had a lovely cool breeze. Fun afternoons spent on the river on the boats supplied and cooking in the outside kitchen . The big screen for movie nights in the games room was a hit with all the family and so many movies to Read morechoose from. Big fields out the back provided a lovely walk and run around for our lab. The owners are really lovely people too. Hide

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View towards the property on the A31
View across the river that runs through the property
Lounge with exposed low ceilings and beams
Character kitchen with hand-crafted wood units seating for 5
Double bedroom with handcrafted four poster bed
Double bedroom with handcrafted four poster bed
Double bedroom
4' double bedroom,narrow cottage-style stairs to twin bedroom
Spacious games room with feature water wheel
Ducks and geese by the river that runs through the mill
View towards the property and its proximity to the A31
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Location

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