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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 only, Friday arrival. Out of season short breaks now available.

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 or by the windmills boat, Flow Rider from your own private car parking space.

Sleeping 4, this splendid Windmill sensitively renovated so not to lose sight of its original purpose, with its main drive wheel still in place, attracts so much interest. With stunning views of the 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 almost on your doorstep the Horsey Seals.

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 and enjoy the views of the marshland and all the wildlife it brings or enjoy exclusive use of Flow-Rider, a boat that will give you chance to explore the broads and private seating area on the waters edge to sit and ponder.

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 ladder, so only suitable for those with agility, 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 dogs are very welcome. Friday arrival day with weekly stays only during peak season. Short out of season breaks now being offered. Want to get away from it all? Then this is it!.

Prices start from £475 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.

Do please contact the owner via the Booking Enquiry link 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.

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