Martham Mill

Martham, Norfolk, England

Norfolk Windmill with Day Boat in Broadland. Sleeps up to 4 - bookings 7 nights with Friday arrival from May to November. Popular place!

Key Points

  • A boat launch is included in a stay at this property.
  • There is a double bedroom and the twin room is reached up a ladder. The bathroom is on the ground floor.
  • This property is not be suitable for those with mobility issues or young children.
  • This is a wonderful location for your dog. There is no extra fee to bring one and their is a dog friendly pub in the local village of Potter Heigham which can be reached by river. Or go to the dog friendly beach at Horsey.
  • The living area on the ground floor has comfy seating, round table for dining (built around the old Mill Shaft), TV and fitted kitchen. From the extension take a seat and enjoy woodland views and birdsong.
  • There is electric heating at the property.


This unique property for 1-4 guests offers you the opportunity to stay in a Norfolk Windmill. Martham Mill was built in 1908 by well respected and admired Millwright, Dan England. Martham Mill, also known as Bracys Mill and has stood proudly overlooking the River Thurne and Hickling Broad for over a century. The Windmill has been sensitively renovated in order not to detract from its original purpose but still has all the modern facilities you require to enjoy your holiday.

Boat launch included in your stay.

The Mill stands by itself in an enclosed garden surrounded by idyllic Broadland Marshes and can be reached by boat or a 10 minute walk along a concrete path from your individual car parking space.

Just stepping across the River Path onto the privately owned Mill Moorings you have your own seating area where you can picnic, fish, birdwatch, imagine Nelson as a young man learning to sail on Hickling Broad, watch the life on the River Thurne and adjacent Hickling Norfolk Wildlife Trust or just sit and do nothing.

On these moorings is Misty day boat, the use of this boat is included in the price of your stay. This really is the best way to explore The Norfolk Broads, you will be given full instruction, buoyancy aids, fuel and full insurance.  

If you wish to bring your own sailing boat that is fine too, as there are sufficient moorings for your use but please advise upon booking.

Around the mill within the enclosed garden are lovely areas to sit with seating provided to enjoy the most splendid evening views across uninterrupted countryside, sit quietly and you may see Barn Owls and Marsh Harriers.

The Mill sleeps up to 4. There are 2 upward steps to enter the Mill, 2 downward steps to go into the ground floor extension where the bathroom is located. The access to the second bedroom for 2 people to sleep is via a wooden ladder so guests must be agile and possibly just a little adventurous! Please note that you will have to pass through the first floor bedroom to get to the second floor bedroom.  

As you enter on the ground floor you will find an open plan living area with comfy seating, a round table for dining, which has been fashioned around the main wooden Mill Shaft, television, fitted kitchen complete with dishwasher, fridge and Mill Cog Wheel!

2 steps down will take you to the ground floor extension, here you will find your bathroom complete with shower. In this extension are viewing windows of adjacent woodland where you can sit and watch the small songbirds.   

From the hall you have an external door which leads to your secluded seating area.

On the first floor, which is accessed via a hand made ‘standard style’ wooden staircase you will find the double bedroom, complete with double bed, wardrobe, drawers but most importantly the most splendid Broadland views. The second floor bedroom is accessed via a ladder and not a standard set of stairs.  This room has two single 2’6’’ beds. 

Bed linen, towels, tea towels and household items are provided and beds are made for your arrival. Electric heating is included.

You can bring your doggy friend on holiday here at no extra cost and enjoy long walks without even getting into your car.  Martham village has food stores, chemist, post office, fish and chips, takeaway, butchers and public houses. The local village of Potter Heigham offers a dog friendly pub and cafe, large store selling food and loads more and a huge fishing tackle shop. You can get to Potter Heigham by river.

To enjoy the peace of the smaller water inlets, the owner can arrange canoe hire for you. paddle boarding can be arranged too.

You can access the beach at Horsey by taking Misty across Horsey Broad and then walking 2.5 miles to the dog friendly beach.  At Horsey you will find another windmill recently renovated but you can’t stay in this one! Cafes and toilets are here too, so well worth a days visit.  

Dogs welcome at no charge.

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.

Please note this is STRICTLY a no smoking property. 

Room Types








 Dining area



 Garden - enclosed

 Seating area

Nearby (within 5 miles)


 Country walks

 Lake / River

 Pub / Bar







On Arrival

 Included - Linen

 Included - Towels









 Free parking

Nearest Airport/s


Content updated on 28th October 2022 by Louise Catterall, Content Editor at QuirkyAccom in collaboration with Jan Withers from Martham Mill