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Martham Mill

Martham, Norfolk, England
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Norfolk Windmill with Day Boat in Broadland. Sleeps 4 - bookings 7 nights in summer with Friday arrival. Closed in winter.

A unique Norfolk Windmill built in 1908 that stands in its own private enclosed garden, in a quiet area of the Norfolk Broads. The windmill can be reached by a 5-minute walk along a concrete path from your own private car parking space.

Sleeping 4, this splendid Windmill has been sensitively renovated to celebrate its original purpose, with its main drive wheel still in place and shaft ascending  the floors.  From the  higher floors there are stunning views of broadland and the surrounding countryside including Hicklings Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the River Thurne.

If you want to take the pressure off for a while and relax, walk, fish, birdwatch or cruise the Norfolk Broads, then this really is the place for you.

Martham itself has everything you need including food stores, butchers, chemist, Post Office and local pubs. The old clay making village of Potter Heigham just a 45-minute walk along the river path also has all modern conveniences and dog-friendly cafes and public houses. Great Yarmouth is only a short drive away and here you can enjoy walks along the pier and visit its famous Pleasure Beach with a roller coaster and ghost train rides ideal for the younger folk! There is just so much to do with the beautiful North Norfolk Coast just a hours drive away, Cromer, Wells, Blakeney to name just a few. And very close you can visit the Horsey Seals and super beaches.

If you want to take part in water activities then these can be arranged too, sailing tuition, paddle boarding and canoeing are all on offer locally.

Back at the windmill, relax in your private garden or water edge seating area and enjoy the views of the marshland and all the wildlife it brings.  Enjoy exclusive use of Flow-Rider, the mills Dory boat to really explore the broads and full instruction will be given to you.

The ground floor of the mill has an open plan design with comfy seating, a dining table which has been fashioned about the main wooden mill shaft and cog wheel plus a fitted kitchen with microwave, cooker, fridge and dishwasher. An extension houses a bathroom with shower plus viewing windows of the nearby woodland where you can sit and watch the local songbirds. The first floor has the main bedroom with double bed and access to the third floor is via a hand-railed ladder,  perfect for children as the room has 2 single beds. Both of these rooms have the most splendid views. Heating is electric and included in the hire price.

Children and up to two well behaved dogs are very welcome. No extra charge for dogs. Friday arrival day with weekly stays only during peak season. Want to get away from it all? Then this is it!

Prices range from £575-£975.00  for 4 people for a week. Prices include full use of a boat - with the first tank of fuel, electric, car parking, bed linen and towels.

The owner is happy to discuss a holiday in this unique piece of Norfolk history, you will be made very welcome and will never forget your holiday in a Norfolk Windmill. Closed in winter.

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