Lower Calbourne Mill is a beautiful, historic watermill and adjoining mill house, situated in the quaint village of Newbridge near Calbourne. Retaining many of its original features, this cosy cottage exudes charm at every turn, making a delightful getaway for a family looking to explore the island.
After kicking off your muddy boots, step onto the flagstone floor of a welcoming sitting room, where you can unwind of an evening in front of a warming woodburning fire with your loved ones.
Rustle up a home-cooked meal with the warmth from the Aga in the well-appointed kitchen/diner boasting a number of traditional features.
Follow the staircase up, where you will find three elegantly presented bedrooms, comprising a double with an electric fire, an additional double and a single bedroom.
Completing this floor is a luxurious family bathroom with a spacious bath, perfect for relaxing after a busy day exploring.
Continuing to impress is the brightly decorated master bedroom, benefitting from a super kingsize bed with charming skylight windows which provide views across the countryside filling the room with natural light, in addition to its very own en-suite shower room.
During the summer months, open up the patio doors from the kitchen and sitting room to find a quaint garden area, complete with alfresco dining table, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine in the evenings.
The south-facing wood swing seat by the millpond brings nature to you with pondlife such as the visiting ducks and heron and the sounds of the distant waterfall.
During your stay, you will be able to explore the adjoining mill and bakery which retains all the machinery dating from the early 1800s, flour was last produced there in 1995.
With two millstones, three different threshers and the huge baker’s oven, it’s a bit like living in a museum!
For amenities, you will find a pub within 1.5 miles and a shop within 2.5 miles of the property.
Close by, you will find the larger Calbourne Mill, one of the oldest working mills in the country, providing an exciting family trip out exploring the ancient woodlands, a war museum and exhibits.
If you are visiting with younger guests, they will be delighted with the town of Yarmouth, where you will find a Tudor Castle, Tapnell Farm Park and a number of sandy beaches, perfect for water sports or simply relaxing during the summer.
Within four miles is the principal town of the Isle of Wight, Newport, which plays host to a number of amenities and attractions to suit all ages and tastes.
Lower Calbourne Mill is an exciting holiday cottage venue in a unique and delightful setting.