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How Hill Windmill

The Mill House, How Hill, Ludham, NR29 5PG, United Kingdom

Accommodation - Self Catering

Tel 01692678575

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About How Hill Windmill

THE WINDMILL stands in my garden. It was built in 1824 as a working grain mill, but is now fully fitted out as a modern dwelling that sleeps up to 4 people. There is a path down the hill to the River Ant where the old sailing wherries used to moor to bring their grain up to the windmill to be ground into flour.

You are completely free, while staying in my mill, to make every use of these mooring facilities. There is a boatyard at nearby Ludham Bridge from which you can easily hire small craft on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. The mill has its own private garden with suitable garden furniture and a clothes line; children are welcome to play in any of the five acres (livestock permitting.)

THE ACCOMMODATION. The ground floor of the mill is a large garage, with ample room for your car, bicycles, fishing tackle, etc. and there is a washing machine in the garage for your use.

The steps lead up to a large, round first floor room which is a living area with a big south facing window overlooking the magnificent countryside; it is well worth bringing binoculars, sometimes a barn owl hunts across the paddock directly in front of the mill and you can also see the ancient ruins of St Benet's Abbey in the distance.

There is a double bed that pushes half under the worktop to form a settee during the day and there are also two easy chairs.

There is a dining table with chairs and the kitchen area has a modern electric cooker, small fridge and freezer, microwave oven, toaster, coffee maker and iron etc. Above the living area there is the bathroom with W.C. and one single bedroom

Above that is another small bedroom, with a 3ft single bed that has the ability of becoming two separate single beds or a 6ft double. The hot water in both the kitchen and bathroom is heated electrically and there is electric central heating if necessary. All electricity is included in the weekly charge. The mill is carpeted throughout, it is well equipped and comfortable and there is a colour TV. with DVD.

I provide crockery, cutlery, pillows and blankets but prefer you to bring your own sheets, towels and tea cloths. (If however you are traveling by bicycle or train,or coming from abroad then bed linen and towels can be arranged.)

HOW HILL is a conservation area and a well known beauty spot. The Environmental Study Centre for the Broads is opposite; people come here to learn about the wildlife and countryside. How Hill is famous for its swallowtail butterflies, lesser spotted woodpeckers, the booming bittern and many rare plants. There are walks through the National Nature Reserve, two bird hides and a small Marshman's Museum to visit. There is also an electric launch running trips through the dykes to see the wildlife, it goes where the usual motor craft are forbidden. The windmill offers a unique holiday home in the heart of this beautiful unspoilt area of The Broads. It is an ideal place for anyone interested in bird watching, fishing, painting, walking or boating.

HOW HILL is situated about one mile from the pretty village of Ludham, with very adequate local shops. A visit to Rodney in the butchers shop is a must for his famous homemade sausages and "Throwers" the shop is well known for its delicatessen counter and home cured ham. There is also a lovely tearoom opposite the Church offering light lunches and wonderful afternoon teas. Both Norwich and Gt. Yarmouth are about fourteen miles away. Norwich is well worth a visit, being a very historic City. Norwich Castle and the Cathedral are obvious places to study but there are many others. The nearest beach is about nine miles; a bit further a field in North Norfolk are the wonderful beaches of Holkham, Brancaster and Cley. Blakeney with its delightful fishing harbour is also well worth a visit.

SHOPPING If you wish to send me a shopping list about one full week before your holiday I am always pleased to purchase groceries, etc. on your behalf and put them in the windmill just prior to your arrival.

CONDITIONS OF HIRE. The mill is part of my home, please respect it. I do not employ a cleaner and I request you to leave it as you found it, clean, neat, and tidy. The mill is not suitable for toddlers or the infirm because of all the steps and stairs. I do not usually allow dogs, (unless extremely well behaved.) I make every effort to ensure that your holiday in my windmill is a happy and enjoyable one.

PRICES range from £425 to £650 a week, including electricity and heating. A deposit of £200 will secure your booking. There is an availability calendar on my web-site, or do please telephone me on 01692 678 575 to discuss availability and booking or e-mail [email protected] Thank you.


General Services

  • DVD Player
  • Freeview
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Guest Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Riverside Garden
  • Tea & Coffee Making
  • Television
  • Washing Machine
  • Waterside Views

Room Facilities

  • Hairdryer

Special Opening

  • Open - Easter

Car Parking

  • Free Parking

For Children

  • Children Welcome


  • Guide Dogs Accepted


  • On Site Fishing


  • Pets Accepted


Overlooking Fields Overlooking Fields
View from How Hill View from How Hill
The garden The garden
How Hill Windmill How Hill Windmill
Looking downstream Looking downstream
Sitting / dining area Sitting / dining area
Bathroom Bathroom
Kitchen area Kitchen area
Looking upstream Looking upstream

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