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
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
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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
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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
12 / 14  View towards the property and its proximity to the A31
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
4
star
Open fire / woodburner
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Quirky
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

Spacious Grade II listed water mill with many unusual original features, situated in the village of Corfe Mullen in Dorset, just a few miles from the fantastic beaches at Bournemouth and Sandbanks.

This property is situated 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 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 a shared island garden 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. Ample off road parking.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 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 
  • 4 dogs welcome by arrangement, at an additional charge
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Games room with cinema, pool tables, darts, and air hockey
  • Pub within walking distance and beach six miles
  • Arrival 4pm

This property joined our collection in 2009 and is managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
3.9
Overall equipment
4.2
Overall comfort
4
Overall location
4

Reviewed by Michelle, 18th August 2018

Really good sized house. You have to really keep your eye on young children due to the river. The house was too full of clutter and ornaments. The owner was really nice. Great location to discover Dorset. Everything felt a little damp. I wouldnt want to stay here in the winter months.

Reviewed by Luxmi, 11th August 2018

If you have kids and or pets this is ideal. Plenty to do and space to live. The kitchen is a bit cramped but the dining space is good. The watermill is very rustic and 'woody'. If you want 'pristine' this is not the place for you. We particularly liked the fact that there were kayaks tied up right outside the back door for our use and we could paddRead morele down the river whenever we liked - that was definitely the highlight of our stay. Bob and Dee were very welcoming and hospitable. Hide

Reviewed by Michael, 21st July 2018

Its like entering a Alice in wonderland film set,you never stop finding new things.the children had a great time exploring and enjoying the boats on the river.we enjoyed the peace and quiet.

Reviewed by Alistair, 11th May 2018

Excellent property, and very welcoming owners.

Reviewed by Carrie, 31st March 2018

Quirky property - very different to every other holiday stay we've had.

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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
Show 2 moreView towards the property and its proximity to the A31

Location

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