• VisitEngland graded 5 star Gold
  • Short breaks available
  • Award winning conversion
  • Gas & electricity included
  • Welcome pack
  • Linen and towels included
  • Wi-Fi 9 MB download
  • Cot & high chair available
  • Sorry but no pets
  • Regret no smoking in the mill
  • Flexible Changeover Days
  • Personally managed by the owners
The Old Windmill,Self Catering
5.0Out of 5100% of guests recommend

The conversion photos

By Spring 1999 our derelict windmill was becoming unsafe. It had not been used for grinding wheat since about 1908.  The roof was leaking, the floors rotting and the windows a danger.
We decided it really was a case of ‘all or nothing’ and went ahead with plans to convert it into holiday accommodation.

By summer 2000 our one time chicken shed come glorified outbuilding was a comfortable three bedroomed home.

Tim worked pretty well full time with Jeremy from Ashwell renovations  http://ashwellrenovations.co.uk/  who provided a steadying hand, skill, talent and muscle in equal measure.

 

Derelict Mill early spring 1999

Derelict Mill early spring 1999

 

 

 

 

Second floor - now the twin bedroom.

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Wire basket with roller skates - our hod carrier.

Wire basket with roller skates – our hod carrier.

Hoist on roof, to save some legwork!

Hoist on roof, to save some legwork!

Tidying up the external brickwork was the first job.

Tidying up the external brickwork was the first job.

Top brickwork finished. Still a little to do on the windows.

Top brickwork finished. Still a little to do on the windows.

Beams and joists strengthened or replaced.

Beams and joists strengthened or replaced.

Some beams had to be renewed, joists checked and new floors laid.

Some beams had to be renewed, joists checked and new floors laid.

November 1999.

November 1999.

Lead roof being laid

Lead roof being laid

The kitchen area

The kitchen area

The stairs presented an interesting puzzle. As the walls are curved and sloping inwards.

The stairs presented an interesting puzzle. As the walls are curved and sloping inwards.

The inner stud walls.

The inner stud walls.

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Plasterboarding the stairwell.

Plasterboarding the stairwell.

Tiling presented a whole new set of problems.

Tiling presented a whole new set of problems.

The only tailor made part of the kitchen was the work top

The only tailor made part of the kitchen was the work top

The fire escape, ready to fit.

The fire escape, ready to fit.

Laying the patio and front step

Laying the patio and front step

Plastering the internal walls

Plastering the internal walls

There! That didn't take long.

There! That didn’t take long.

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