View towards the property
Approach to the property and parking
Peaceful front lawn area
Doors lead out from the lounge to the front lawn
Come on in, you've arrived
Entrance hall with mill workings on show
Handy ground floor WC
Plan tomorrows adventure whilst relaxing
Books, board games and puzzles await you
Twin bedroom with restricted height doorway
En-suite shower room to twin bedroom
Bright and airy double room
Double with en-suite shower room
Master bedroom with exposed beams
En-suite bathroom to the master bedroom
Bunk bedroom with mill workings
Bunk bedroom showing workings and millstones
A closer look at the millstones
Well-equipped kitchen area
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast
Kitchen looking over to the second lounge area
Comfy lounge area, great for entertaining
Dine in style
View from the porch
The mill pond at the rear of the property
Looking towards the mill from the far side of the millpond
1 / 26  View towards the property
2 / 26  Approach to the property and parking
3 / 26  Peaceful front lawn area
4 / 26  Doors lead out from the lounge to the front lawn
5 / 26  Come on in, you've arrived
6 / 26  Entrance hall with mill workings on show
7 / 26  Handy ground floor WC
8 / 26  Plan tomorrows adventure whilst relaxing
9 / 26  Books, board games and puzzles await you
10 / 26  Twin bedroom with restricted height doorway
11 / 26  En-suite shower room to twin bedroom
12 / 26  Bright and airy double room
13 / 26  Double with en-suite shower room
14 / 26  Master bedroom with exposed beams
15 / 26  En-suite bathroom to the master bedroom
16 / 26  Bunk bedroom with mill workings
17 / 26  Bunk bedroom showing workings and millstones
18 / 26  A closer look at the millstones
19 / 26  Well-equipped kitchen area
20 / 26  Enjoy a relaxed breakfast
21 / 26  Kitchen looking over to the second lounge area
22 / 26  Comfy lounge area, great for entertaining
23 / 26  Dine in style
24 / 26  View from the porch
25 / 26  The mill pond at the rear of the property
26 / 26  Looking towards the mill from the far side of the millpond

The Old Water Mill At Kilve,

Kilve, Exmoor
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Well-appointed grade II former water mill with original workings and mill pond
  • Ideally located for walkers and mountain bikers at the foot of the Quantock Hills
  • Within a mile of the fossil strewn Kilve beach
  • A spacious property for families including two lounges each with a wood burner
  • Secluded location with lovely gardens only 200 metres from the village pub and shop
  • Ideal for visiting the seaside towns of Watchet and Minehead and the charming town of Taunton
Property code: 66266

This wonderful property is a stone, grade II listed, former water mill in an idyllic location close to the beach at Kilve and set at the foot of the Quantock hills, a walker’s paradise.

This former water mill sits majestically in this peaceful and pretty village, the property has been lovingly restored and converted in a sympathetic manner to retain much of the building’s original workings. Approached along a leafy lane from the village centre, shared only with the owners' neighbouring property. It makes a perfect rural retreat for those wishing to enjoy the peace and seclusion of the surrounding countryside, yet its central location makes it an ideal base for a touring holiday in the West Country. There are many places to visit including The West Somerset Steam Railway, Clarks Village, Taunton, Dunster Castle, the seaside town of Minehead and several small quiet bays and sandy coves to explore.

The accommodation is offered over four floors and is accessed through the front garden and up a small flight of stone steps to the front door, where you are immediately greeted by the exposed workings of the mill. This characterful hallway also houses a separate WC and a utility area with washing machine. To your right is the lounge which is accessed by a small flight of stairs leading down to this spacious room with high ceiling, exposed beams and a welcoming wood burner, comfortable seating and a Smart TV. There is also a table at one end ideal for a board game. Doors lead out from the lounge to the front lawn. Heading on up the stairs back to the hallway onto the ground floor and up a further staircase to the first floor takes you to the lounge/kitchen/diner, well-equipped and furnished with electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The open-plan style of this room allows you to prepare a meal and socialise, with Freeview TV, Hi Fi  with Bluetooth connectivity as well as a further wood burner making this a great place to entertain. Also, on this floor is the bunk bedroom, step up into the bedroom with its triple aspect and millstones on the floor make it an interesting room, but with restricted floor space. Continuing up to the half landing on the second floor there is access to the garden and mill pond. Up again to the third floor where the remainder of the bedrooms are situated, a twin with en-suite shower room and WC, please note this room has an ancient beam which restricts the height of the door to this room, once in the room it has a high ceiing and also contains the upper mill workings. A double, also with en-suite shower room and WC, and lastly, a spacious king-size bedroom with exposed beams and en-suite bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC.

Heading outside to the enclosed garden, from the landing area on the second floor, a wrought iron bridge and steps will lead you to the decked area with BBQ and direct access to the millpond, please take care with young children and pets as this is not fenced. Alternatively, the garden area can be accessed externally via the side of the property. There is ample off-road parking available.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double, 1 twin and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms, 1 en-suite bathroom and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge/freezer
  • Utility area in entrance hall with washing machine
  • 2 wood burners (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach 1 mile, shop and pub within walking distance
  • Freeview TV in both lounges 
  • BBQ available
  • Please note the millpond in the garden in unfenced and the doorway to the twin bedroom has restricted height 

This property joined our collection in 2018 and is managed by Kerry.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 20 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Beverley, 31st January 2020

Lovely old mill. Beautiful surroundings and features. Good equipment and well thought out instructions and information book given. Great location, easy walk to fossil beach, shop and pub. Great stay. Thank you!

Reviewed by Andrea, 21st December 2019

Beautiful mill in good location everything you could possibly need, warm & cosy great friendly local pub and good food, a great christmas vacation for the family.

Reviewed by Bob, 8th November 2019

An interesting property with quirky features over three floors. Very restful feel and an ideal Base to explore the locality. Great walks and many lovely churches and towns within a short drive.

Reviewed by Liz, 4th October 2019

We loved our stay in the Old Mill. It's a big property with wonderful features like the original workings of the mill retained within some of the rooms. This property would be great for a large family as there's loads of space. The house had pretty much everything we needed plus more. We enjoyed browsing through the books and games provided and relRead moreaxing by the wood stove. The house was clean and well kept and everything worked as it should. Hide

Reviewed by Alison, 27th September 2019

Thoughtfully supplied with relevant maps and books. Handy shop just round the corner. Shingle beach is 25 minutes walk and there is a lovely coastal footpath from there, with views across to Wales on a clear day. It's a good walking area generally. Dunster Castle is fascinating and within easy reach. (The family's second home, Court House at East QRead moreuantoxhead, can be seen just along the coast path from Kilve, though it's not open to the public). Hide

Reviewed by Teresa, 6th September 2019

A lovely holiday cottage. All the equipment you need. Lots of room and wonderful on suite bathrooms. Lovely village with a fantastic pub. Recommend to everyone.

Reviewed by Mary, 23rd August 2019

We had an excellent week in this spacious and characterful property, with lots of original mill workings, and our five year old grandson loved the bunk room with the mill stones! Ideal for a family holiday with mixed ages, but wouldn't recommend for people with mobility issues.

Reviewed by Sally, 2nd August 2019

The Mill is a wonderful family holiday home. The setting with the mill pond is beautiful. We had many family breakfasts and dinners overlooking the pond. Events found us playing cricket and croquet on the lawn area. Kilve beach is a treasure trove of rock pools at low tide and there are lovely walks and cycle rides to enjoy in the surrounding area.Read more An excellent place for adults and children to enjoy. Hide

Reviewed by Darren, 26th July 2019

The cottage itself is quirky and well equipped and very spacious. The grounds are lovely but definitely not safe for young children, we didnt have that problem as we have teenagers. The area itself is idyllic with lots of surrounding beaches to choose from. The area is also extremely dog friendly. The local pub The Hood Arms is very welcoming and sRead moreerves fantastic food and allows dogs. Overall a really good holiday made better with fantastic weather, would definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona, 19th July 2019

Excellent location ,quiet location with excellent relaxation, lovely walks to the beach in the morning , with my dogs past the peacocks and quinea fowl , local cream teas were great fossil hunting was amazing , we spotted red deer close to the mill , great area for history, recommend Cleeve Abbey was amazing and Dunster Castle , mill and village GrRead moreeat family holiday with lots to do for all ages from teenager to the over 50 Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 5th July 2019

One of the best, most interesting houses I've rented. We were expecting one of our party to have restricted mobility; the bunk bed floor space and very low entrance to the twin bed room would have been difficult, note also steps at front and internal stairs. Very clean and well-equipped with mid-holiday clean provided. Spacious front garden/drivewaRead morey for dog to exercise without going in back garden pond. Nearby shop had all essentials and pub with excellent food. Lot of good walks from the house. Hide

Reviewed by Lorna, 24th May 2019

We had a fabulous time and would love to return 6 adults, two children and a baby had enough space to enjoy each others company

Reviewed by Bridget, 11th May 2019

Kilve Mill was a stunning, historic and extremely comfortable property, convenient for walking and visiting the Somerset coast.

Reviewed by Gavin, 29th March 2019

Great property - plenty of space, well equipped and superb location

Reviewed by Jerry, 22nd February 2019

The Old Water Mill at Kilve is a wonderfully spacious, homely and well-equipped property, ideally located to explore the Quantock hills and the coastal path between Bridgewater and Watchet. The house has been thoughtfully and tastefully restored to retain many of the original features of the mill and is furnished to a high standard. The property isRead more an ideal and convenient base from which to explore the Quantocks and is situated close to the local pub which serves excellent food and drinks. Hide

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View towards the property
Approach to the property and parking
Peaceful front lawn area
Doors lead out from the lounge to the front lawn
Come on in, you've arrived
Entrance hall with mill workings on show
Handy ground floor WC
Plan tomorrows adventure whilst relaxing
Books, board games and puzzles await you
Twin bedroom with restricted height doorway
En-suite shower room to twin bedroom
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