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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
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
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9 / 14  Spacious games room with feature water wheel
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13 / 14  Path and bridge leading to the enclosed island garden
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The Old Mill Corfe Mullen

Corfe Mullen, Dorset
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 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.

For a quirky stay that’s filled with wonder and intrigue, look no further than this delightful, converted mill property. Whilst presenting a wonderful place to stay for adults, the nooks and crannies of this cottage and the charming playroom set under the eaves lay waiting to be enjoyed by children making it the perfect property to host a family getaway. Sleeping eight guests across three floors, visitors both young and old will enjoy a trip back in time with a stay in this Grade II-listed holiday home, all whilst enjoying the modern luxuries of the 21st century.

Venture over the threshold and discover a maze of rooms with low ceilings, high thresholds, wooden beams and feature fireplaces, made up of three floors that are connected by steep cottage-style staircases. The heart of this house is its unique games room on the ground floor. As well as games and toys, a cinema area with a large screen and retro seating sets this games room apart. You can also enjoy full view of the original water wheel, a true statement addition to the space. There are plenty of comfortable sleeping spaces on the first and second floors, including a hand-crafted four-poster bed in the master bedroom and a cosy twin room in the attic with low ceilings and reduced head height – perfect for younger visitors. Completing the property is a truly unique shared outdoor space with the River Stour gently tumbling through.

Boasting a central location for exploring all that Dorset has to offer, discover both the countryside and coast within a short drive from the property. The bustline seaside spot of Bournemouth is accessible less than 10 miles away, along with neighbouring Poole just 6 miles. Discover the Moors Valley Country Park also 10 miles away with an abundance of forest walking routes, or venture into the expansive New Forest National Park within 15 miles.

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

  • 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
  • No WiFi
  • Pub within walking distance and beach six miles
  • Arrival 4pm

Claire Tranter

This property is personally managed by Claire.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sharon 30th October 2021

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Lovely to revisit a former B&B from 55 years ago as a little girl. So much to do. Fishing, kayaks, paddle boards, loads of outdoor children's quality toys. A summerhouse to sit and chill in. Watching the geese on the river. Outside barbecue and pizza oven. As a family we had a great time. My grandchildren stayed a couple of nights and they loved thRead moree quirky cottage, finding all the nooks and crannies. The games room is amazing for all ages. Great hosts who make you feel so welcome. Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Lauren 2nd October 2021

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The cottage is beautiful. Set in a rural area, although next to a busy main A road, inside the property is cosy, warm has all the facilities you would expect from a periodic property and more. There are lots of features you stumble upon throughout your stay. The gardens, river and fields are perfect for socialising, adventuring and for your furry fRead moreriends. Little touches, such as milk, eggs and bread from the local farm shop to welcome you on arrival by the owners is brilliant. Hide

Reviewed by Rebekah 4th September 2021

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Reviewed by Sheila 21st August 2021

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Absolutely fabulous Mill - we loved our family holiday here. So generous allowing us to use canoes and paddleboards in the river. We nearly got to the White Mill down the river - it was beautiful gliding along with the swans and so peaceful. Would recommend to anyone especially a large family as the space is fantastic. The games room was wonderful Read more- my daughter now wants piano lessons!! There was so much to do keeping the kids entertained. Thank you for a wonderful holiday. X Hide

Reviewed by Liz 31st July 2021

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We had a fun packed week, plenty to keep the the grandsons busy and wonderful places for them to explore, especially in the canoes, watched several films on the cinema Wall played Pool and air hockey, great fun all round, loved the outdoor kitchen!

Reviewed by Peter 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by james 1st November 2020

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quirky and fun, things to do for everyone in the family. could not have had a better time.

Reviewed by graham 5th September 2020

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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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Although it's just three hours from London and the South East, Dorset feels like a world away from the hubbub of the city. This gem of a county offers the very best of rural England: magnificent coastal scenery, vast sandy beaches, rolling hills, charming villages, country pubs, stately homes and medieval castles.

Take time to explore the dramatic and diverse coastline. Stretching 95 miles from East Devon to Poole, the Jurassic Coast has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and is the only natural phenomenon in England to achieve this status. Here, visitors can uncover Earth's fascinating history whilst enjoying unspoilt views over superb beaches, many of which welcome canine companions too. From the iconic rural rock arch at Durdle Door to the endless sandy expanses of Studland, Dorset has it all.

Why not head to Lyme Regis, classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty? Like much of West Dorset, it has an old-world ambience and offers excellent fossil hunting opportunities. Or head east to discover the beauty of Lulworth and the vibrant seaside resort of Swanage.

Steeped in history and with a certain quintessential charm, Dorset's glorious countryside is peppered with small towns and villages which are well worth a visit. Many are graced with fine buildings, immortalised in the books of Thomas Hardy, a Dorset-born novelist and poet. For more energetic visitors, footpaths and cycleways reveal the county's hidden secrets with the coast always close at hand for those who love the water.

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