• The Mill



    Make your holiday special and unique by staying in the ONLY original working watermill in Dorset

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Two Holiday Cottages at Hembury Mill – The Mill and Cider Barn

Get away from it all in our beautifully restored Mill which still has its original machinery, or the former Cider Barn next door. The holiday accommodation has been sympathetically converted to a high standard, combining historic character with modern convenience and style. Enjoy a family holiday in our unspoilt and peaceful rural setting.

Our smallholding is tucked away down a private track, near the dramatic slopes of Eggardon Hill with its distant views of the Jurassic Coast and the Marshwood Vale. Both holiday properties have the use of a large outside space and orchard with facilities for ball games, swings and wild play in the stream and pond – perfect for children young and old with an interest in nature and wildlife.

In spring, you can watch the antics of our lambs, and we also have pigs and chickens – just ask if you’d like to help with feeding the animals.

Nearby Askerswell village has a lovely pub for lunches or evening meals, or you can venture to Bridport for more places to eat and shop. Fossil-hunting at Charmouth is another popular local activity, or why not visit the lovely beach at West Bay, made famous by TV’s “Broadchurch”?

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OUR COVID PROMISE

If we cannot host your confirmed stay due to coronavirus lockdown measures put in place by the government in the location of the cottage, we will offer to move your stay to other dates or offer a full refund.
If you cannot travel to us for your confirmed stay due to coronavirus lockdown measures in your area put in place by the government, we will offer to move your stay to other dates or offer a full refund.


THE MILL

Sleeps 2-6 in 3 Bedrooms

CIDER BARN

Sleeps 2-4 in 2 Bedrooms

BOTH PROPERTIES

5 Miles to Jurassic Coastline
Outskirts of Picturesque Village
Village Pub 0.5 miles by Footpath
Bed Linen and Bath Towels
Welcome Pack on Arrival
Wifi Internet Access
One Acre of Garden with Orchard and Pond
Children’ Play Area with Slide
Outside Seating and BBQ
Sorry, No Pets

RENOVATED COUNTRYSIDE BARN

Cider Barn and The Mill are situated in a secluded and peaceful setting within a sheltered West Dorset valley. Both the Cider Barn and The Mill have been lovingly restored by the current owners, who are dedicated to maintaining and preserving its history.

 

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CIDER BARN – Sleeps 2-4

Cider Barn

Great spot hidden away in nature. There is a great garden with a river, pond and even a zip wire. Inside is very cute with exposed beams and a wonderful log burner. Well equipped kitchen as well. We all enjoyed... read more

Alistair
03 Jan 2021

STAY IN A RESTORED WORKING WATERMILL

The Mill dates back to 1724 and has all the original machinery including two sets of millstones, original scales, and historic artifacts and bygones from the day. In fact, it is the only working watermill with original machinery in Dorset. Set within 7.5 acres with an acre of gardens and an orchard, the location is rural yet within walking distance of the village of Askerswell which has a church and lovely village pub.

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THE MILL – Sleeps 2-6

The Mill

This is the perfect rural and beach(close by) escape in a gorgeous part of Dorset. The water mill is immaculately clean and very comfortable. The well utilised kitchen is brilliant and the wood burner and seating areas are perfect for... read more

Kate
03 Jan 2021

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Tel: 01308 485093