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Grafton Mill

Grafton Flyford near Pershore, Worcestershire (Ref. 930672)


(90 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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90 Customer Reviews

  • "We were made so very welcome by Allan & Jane, this quirky mill was a delight & the grounds tranquil & impressive, nowhere was off limits."

    It was very well equipped & comfortable & needed nothing! This is a return destination.

    Reviewed by GeoffJun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Grafton Mill."

    The cottage is a lovely, well-restored water mill; it and the grounds around it are beautiful. Jane and Allan were wonderful hosts - very friendly, helpful and generous. The cottage was well appointed, very clean, comfortable, and we wanted for nothing during our holiday there. There is a lot to do in the local area and Grafton Mill was the perfect place to relax during the quieter days of our holiday. We highly recommend it!

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2022

  • "Grafton Mill is a special place."

    From the minute we arrived until it was sadly time to leave, Jane and Allan were lovely hosts. The welcome hamper was fantastic. The mill has been very thoughtfully equipped and we found it truly a home from home. The grounds are simply beautiful - perfect for a stroll around, armed with some bread to feed the geese. There is a choice of pubs locally that serve good food and the mill is well placed for trips to all of the attractions that Worcestershire and Warwickshire have to offer. We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and Grafton Mill is undoubtedly the best. We would return in a heartbeat. Should you choose to stay here, you really won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2022

  • "Jane and Allan are the best hosts imaginable."

    The property is even better in reality than what it reads .We would stay here again in a flash-during our stay we had 3 groups of friends visit on day trips and all could not believe how we found this treasure .Would even be delighted to stay in the middle of winter and the nearby pubs are a delight as an added bonus . We were very grateful to Jane and Allan for allowing us to change our bookings 4 times due to Covid and being locked down in Australia for so long

    Reviewed by MarioApr 2022

  • "Very thoughtfully converted and well equipped water mill."

    Very welcoming hosts - Jane and Allan, and really generous welcome pack. The mill is well placed for excursions to Worcester, the Malvern Hills and the Cotswolds, and the resident geese will also be pleased to say hello.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2022

  • "We stayed at Grafton Mill for 6 days."

    We were very impressed with the house. It was very clean. Everything was as advertised or even better! It was truly a home from home. They had an excellent welcome pack and hamper. The house itself was very interesting historically. It has large, very well-maintained grounds and is an easy (half hour) drive from many sightseeing places as well as shopping in Worcester. We wish we could have stayed longer! We will definitely come back in the future.

    Reviewed by YiliApr 2022

  • "Gorgeous property, amazing hosts (Allan and Jane), stunning surroundings."

    Beautiful hamper on arrival. Will definitely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JoanneMar 2022

  • "Perfect hosts and amazing accommodation."

    Reviewed by BrianFeb 2022

  • "Wonderful property, beautiful surroundings, lovely hosts and all round great stay, will definitely be booking again!"

    Reviewed by AliciaJan 2022

  • "Warm welcome on arrival property was absolutely stunning would recommend this ..."

    Warm welcome on arrival property was absolutely stunning would recommend this property too family and friends we will return

    Reviewed by JonJan 2022

  • "Stunning property in beautiful grounds."

    The property itself was spotlessly clean with everything you could ever need being supplied, including an amazing hamper provided by the owners on arrival. Hosts extremely helpful and friendly. Couldn’t have asked for more and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by SandraJan 2022

  • "Best holiday stay I've had!"

    Reviewed by ElizabethDec 2021

  • "A stunning property."

    Spotlessly clean. Decor is beautiful. Fantastic bathroom and shower. The best welcome basket we have ever had. Really lovely friendly owners. So kind. Grounds around property are gorgeous to walk in and relax.

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2021

  • "The accomodation was out of this world."

    To stay in this restored watermill was such a unique privilege. There was attention to detail both in the building itself and the internal decor and furnishings. The hosts were so welcoming and helpful and couldn't have been more helpful! The welcome basket was so generous ...the best we'd ever had plus delicious homemade cake! The mill was spotlessly clean and so well equipped! The mill workings were amazing as were the wildlife rich grounds and ponds of which we had free access. All in all a magical place to stay!

    Reviewed by PatriciaNov 2021

  • "This place is amazing."

    We absolutely loved it. We have hardly stopped talking about it since returning home. It’s so peaceful and comfortable. It’s also a fantastic base from which to visit lots of other places. Jane and Allen were super friendly too. Loved it.

    Reviewed by CatherineNov 2021

  • "This is a fantastic place to stay."

    Very clean, warm and comfortable. The hosts, Jane and Allan are very friendly and approachable and on hand should you need them. The building has a long history and is packed with interesting features including visible, working mill wheel (enclosed in perspex and very quiet). All the fittings and furnishings are very good quality and in keeping with the building. Lots of nice extra touches, including a very generous arrival basket. Everything you could want or need is provided. We had a fantastic time here and would not hesitate to recommend. The grounds are beautiful and you are welcome to explore or make use of your own personal, partially enclosed gazebo overlooking a large pond. Plenty of wild life to observe within the grounds; we had a great time feeding the ducks and geese! Lots of places to explore within half hour drive and plenty of pubs nearby.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "Amazing stay at a beautiful property in a fantastic setting."

    Jane & Alan are excellent hosts that couldn’t help enough. Lovely welcome hamper with goodies for all the family. Well equipped accommodation and all the amenities that you could need for a perfect holiday and a great base for exploring.

    Reviewed by KerryOct 2021

  • "The Mill is a relaxing place to be, a home from home."

    There are lovely grounds to wander in. The geese are a delight to see and feed. The views from the Mill are lovely. The welcome hamper is generous. Jane and Allan are perfect hosts, always adding to the wonderful experience of Grafton Mill. There’s a newly built gazebo to enjoy, sit there and enjoy surroundings or read or perfect for drinks and nibbles. There are many places nearby to visit National Trust, Farm Shops, Craft Shops, lovely towns, cathedrals and beautiful countryside to enjoy. There is also and excellent choice of wonderful eateries nearby. Out of season there would less to visit but more time to relax and enjoy surroundings.

    Reviewed by JanetaOct 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay whatever the weather, we went from 24°C to 12°C and were still cosy."

    Would be great to see a car charging point added in the future especially if it could be powered by the waterwheel, how green is that, thank you for the warm reception and welcome basket.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "First off this is no ordinary holiday cottage."

    It was a working watermill in its day that like so many had fallen into disrepair over the years. The owners bought it and have over the years since lovingly restored it to its former glory. It is a unique heritage building and to stay in it was an absolute delight. The waterwheel has been repaired and re-instated and is once again turning, powered by the brook. You can see the pit wheel turning in the kitchen which is fascinating to watch, almost hypnotic. The mill accomodation sits on the brook naturally with the mill pond in front. There are gardens all around to explore which again are delighful and there is a lovely protected gazebo to sit in and enjoy a drink overlooking the mill pond. Jane and Allan are exceptional hosts and it is clear that they have strived very hard to achieve the high level of comfort and specification which is evident in even the smallest of details. A friendly greeting upon arrival, a generous welcome pack and always on hand should we need any help, local information etc. The impression is Jane and Allan both want to make your stay as pleasant and memorable as possible. It is not hard to see why they have received national recognition as one of the top places to stay in the UK! As a location it is situated perfectly for lots of heritage places to visit especially National Trust, and we certainly got full use of our membership. Local towns like Pershore, Evesham, Worcester and Stratford only a stones throw away. Trouble is one week is simply just not enough time to see and do everything which of course means only one thing, a return visit. Just to sum it up this has to be one of the best places we have ever stayed and we have stayed in a lot over the years.

    Reviewed by SamanthaSep 2021

  • "Grafton Mill is a lovely place to stay."

    The owners grounds were beautiful and were a very pleasant place to walk and sit. The owners left a large welcome basket and were very helpful and nice to talk to. A great week. We would recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by TimSep 2021

  • "I fail to see how anybody in their right mind could fail to love The Mill, it is truly stunning!"

    Jane and Alan the hosts go way beyond what is expected, they are true stars. I can see why people return year after year. I will definitely be going back. Had my best holiday ever.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2021

  • "This was our first visit to Grafton Mill."

    What can we say? The Mill was a fabulous place to stay, the surroundings were beautiful and the hosts, Jane and Allan, couldn't have been more accommodating. Absolutely nothing was too much trouble. The welcome pack provided on our arrival was much appreciated (this included bread, milk, eggs, tea & coffee etc) and there was even a loaf of bread specifically for feeding the ducks & geese! We really couldn't have asked for anything more. We are already hoping to plan our return trip.

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2021

  • "Grafton Mill has been renovated to a very high standard, the little touches were nice, such as the welcome pack of bread, milk, eggs, tea, coffee, chocolate buttons, home made cake and the Prosecco, and the loaf to feed the ducks and geese!"

    The nice vases of fresh flowers around the Mill and out on the newly built patio and gazebo area. The mill is in a wonderful position, near to the M5, and to the Cotswolds. I wouldn’t recommend for families with very small children, due to the open water of the mill pond. Also, due to the steep stairs to the two upper floors, anyone with any mobility problems would struggle.

    Reviewed by GillJul 2021

  • "Grafton Mill was the most relaxing place I have ever stayed in."

    Alan and Jane the owners were very nice people and nothing was too much trouble. There were lots of places to visit close by, Worcester, Stratford-upon-Avon, and very nice pubs close by if you don't want to cook. I can't recommend this property highly enough, I would give it 10 plus right across the board. I would book this property again without any hesitation.

    Reviewed by LizJul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time at Grafton Mill and probably the best Sykes cottage accommodation we have stayed at."

    The Mill was very comfortable, very clean and very well equipped throughout. We were greeted by our hosts, Jane and Alan, and they were wonderful during our stay. They also provided a welcome tray with wine, specialised coffee, tea and Jane's mothers lemon drizzle cake amongst other goodies, which surpassed any trays we had received elsewhere. The Mill and surrounding pond had been renovated by Alan and Jane over a long period of time to create this quirky holiday cottage set in peaceful and attractive surroundings. The Mill was a great base for Worcester, Stratford upon Avon, Evesham and the north Cotswolds. They have set the quality bar very high.

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2021

  • "Beautiful property in a great location to explore the Cotswolds."

    I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2021

  • "Amazing place, amazing accommodation and amazing hosts."

    Couldn't ask for anything more, one of the best places we have stayed in a long time.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2021

  • "This is our second stay at Grafton Mill ."

    It is the most relaxing, peaceful, holiday home set in lovely surroundings that we have been to. Jane and Allen are the most welcoming hosts. The mill is very well equipped with an excellent welcome pack. We managed to see the otters 4 times,and have seen the kingfishers and woodpeckers a couple of times. Thanks Jane and Allen for another fantastic stay. .

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Lovely surroundings."

    Jane and Alan are fantastic hosts.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2021

  • "Great welcome from Jane and Allan."

    The grounds are lovely with lots of wildlife and the Mill is beautiful with so much attention to detail. It’s a great base for walks and touring the Cotswolds and Worcester.

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2021

  • "Our holiday here was fantastic."

    A perfect spot for a relaxed break. Myself and my partner spent 5 days here and are already planning our next trip. The mill was extremely clean, and had every comfort you could want. There are lovely walks around and some amazing sites to see, as well as some great breakfast restaurants and pubs.

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2020

  • "The idyllic setting and the charm of the mill enticed us from the start."

    Jane and Allan, the owners were friendly and helpful if needed. With so many lovely properties the WiFi can be a bit hit and miss. Everything was set up.and provided for a comfortable and we'll facilitated stay. We return. I think that's the best recommendation we can give.

    Reviewed by JonathanOct 2020

  • "We booked this for April, but lockdown prevented us from going, so we rebooked for October, however our family from Switzerland were still unable to travel, and we were all so looking forward to a break, so we ended up here as a couple on our own."

    We have not been disappointed, the mill has been renovated beautifully, keeping many of it's historical features intact. The owners live on site, and gave us a very warm welcome on our arrival despite the heavy rain, and the welcome pack provided more than enough to start your week. The cottage is seeped in history, warm, roomy yet still cosy, and has everything provided, and we only had to ask if we needed anything. Being laid out on three floors means stairs are involved so be aware if you are not used to them, it's all part of the lovely experience in this cottage. The views from the many and varied windows as you climb up the three floors are beautiful, the mill pond and stream on either side driving the water wheel, which is transferred as a delightful rotating feature into the kitchen, the wildlife is in abundance as you walk around the cottage grounds. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and hope to return with our family in the future, when things get back to normal.

    Reviewed by William Brian AlbertOct 2020

  • "Grafton Mil exceeded all our expectations as it was more beautiful than i expected, also the Mill owners Jane and Alan were the best hosts tat any one could ask for and were a great pleasure to meet and spend some lovely time with."

    The Mill itself is very beautiful, along with the grounds surrounding the Mill and wild life that abound there. It was also evident that Alan and Jane were very proud and worked extremely hard to make Grafton Mill a beautiful and relaxing place to stay for a holiday. I would recommend Grafton Mill to any one who wants something a little different and special to spend some time there. You wont be disappointed. My wife and i wanted to rebook for next year, but unfortunately, its already booked for the time we would have liked to return to Grafton Mill.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "We have been to a lot of holiday homes over 44 years from Scotland to Cornwall ."

    This home far exceeds any that we have been to. It is a very well equipped and comfortable holiday home in extensive, beautiful grounds with lots of wildlife. Managed to see an otter on our last day! We were greeted with a superb welcome pack and the hosts were very friendly and helpful and were always on hand with helpful information with regard to the surrounding area. There attention to detail was outstanding and they made us feel completely at home. They have created a very special place. We were only there for a week but they made us feel like we had been friends for years! Looking forward to a return visit. Thank you Jane and Alan for making our holiday memorable and hope to see you next year.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "This was our third visit; that says it all!"

    Grafton Mill is certainly one of the best properties we have ever stayed in! The owners are extremely helpful and friendly, nothing at all is too much trouble. The property is set in the most beautiful grounds, full of wildlife, places to sit and relax, we wouldn’t be bored if we never left the property all week, it’s so peaceful. Cleanliness is superb, particularly this year as we are all experiencing very difficult times. We felt safe and secure.

    Reviewed by JanceyAug 2020

  • "Excellent hosts."

    Couldn’t do enough for you. Amazing property with all essentials provided. Great welcome pack. Lovely part of the country.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "GRAFTON MILL: Such a unique place to stay,first class accommodation and surroundings,the Ducklings were a delight to watch."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay,enhanced by the best of Hosts,Jane and Allan. Just a pity about SYKES (the Company)most inefficient and uncontactible throughout the whole process.We will certainly not be using them again!

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2020

  • "The cottage was unique, beautiful and totally immaculate."

    The cottage was very well equipped and included a lovely welcome hamper and birthday cake for my mum. In light of the coronavirus the owner pointed out she had sanitizer everything with extra care. The grounds were beautiful and allowed us to enjoy the outside space and wildlife with lovely seating, bird tables, nest boxes and hides. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We will definitely be going back to this cottage.

    Reviewed by VictoriaMar 2020

  • "Absolutely fabulous, feel so privileged to have stayed at this amazing Mill."

    Alan and Jane are amazing and loved the conversations we had together. So sorry that we had to leave and felt very envious of the next people due to arrive. We have never been to Worcester but found,without exception, that the locals we met we friendly warm people. Really miss the entire experience and being woken up in the morning when Alan feeds the ducks and geese! Thank you both so much, will no doubt return one day when you have built the bridge Alan, David and Ann

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2020

  • "This a great location and an absolutely fabulous place to stay."

    The Mill has everything you need for a quiet and restful break. The hosts Jane and Allen are superb and always have your comfort and interests at heart. The grounds are out of this world.

    Reviewed by MalcolmFeb 2020

  • "The location and the owners."

    Meticulously maintained property and grounds. Very friendly and welcoming people, nothing too much trouble. Very well appointed property and superb welcome pack.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2020

  • "Lovely hosts with a charming & comfy cottage made for a great winter break with our 3-month old boy - good location to make day trips in all directions."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LiamDec 2019

  • "Brilliant hosts, location, and accommodation."

    Reviewed by RosemaryOct 2019

  • "Alan and Jane our hosts were fantastic nothing was to much trouble."


    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "This is the best cottage holiday we have stayed in."

    The Mill is beautiful and the grounds immaculate and stunning - we all enjoyed feeding the geese and ducks and spotting the deer in the woods. Jane and Allan are lovely and really went that extra mile to make sure our stay was perfect and are always there if you need anything. The extra surprises of the welcome hamper and the pumpkin and sweets for our boys on Halloween were very touching. The Mill is 5* - so comfortable and clean and smells fantastic with super views from the lounge windows of the river. We really enjoyed the surrounding area and there is loads to do in Worcester (Cathedral and tower, escape room experience at Cyber Q) and Stratford upon Avon, as well as National Trust properties such as Croome. There are lots of great local pubs serving delicious food - we particularly liked the Flyford. The countryside around Grafton Mill is a pretty and unspoilt part of the world and we saw lots of wildlife - woodpecker, peregrine falcon and buzzards to name a few... I very much hope we return.

    Reviewed by MelissaOct 2019

  • "This holiday was brilliant,The location,The cottage and the surrounding garden ..."

    This holiday was brilliant,The location,The cottage and the surrounding garden and grounds, Allan and Jane were superb hosts so friendly and approachable if you needed anything, The welcome pack was lovely, and much appreciated, ( the cake was delicious ) Certainly love to go back there again as we still have lots of places to still visit in the area,Would highly recommend a stay there

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2019

  • "The mill was amazing so much attention to detail lovely surroundings the owners were the icing on the cake feel like we were leaving old friends."

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2019

  • "Jane and Allan our hosts have worked so hard to make their guests stay as comfortable as possible."

    I would say the Mill has definitely been the most unusual accommodation we have enjoyed can't fault it. Worth coming half way around the world too.

    Reviewed by ChloeAug 2019

  • "This was our second visit and two days after arriving back home we have booked for 2020!"

    I think that says it all; what a wonderful place and made so welcome by our hosts Allan and Jane whose friendly, generous and helpful attitude makes for a very comfortable stay. The setting is just perfect and it’s a wildlife haven, just love to see the family of deer visiting the grounds most days. Even if it rains the views from the windows are stunning. Lots of relaxing places to sit and just enjoy the atmosphere. Plenty of interesting places to visit nearby and within easy reach of the beautiful Stratford on Avon. Think we will always want to come back here, awards are well deserved.

    Reviewed by JanceyAug 2019

  • "The family all had a fantastic week."

    The property and hosts are delightful. The mill has been beautifully restored and has everything you could possibly need. The grounds are immaculate and a wildlife haven, my boys especially loved the fishing. The area has lots to offer and we will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by MicheleAug 2019

  • "Beautifully restored mill in very scenic surroundings hosts Alan & Jane were so friendly & helpful"

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way."

    Jane and Allan were brilliant hosts willing to help if you needed. Beautiful grounds. Would definitely recommend staying there.

    Reviewed by NormaJul 2019

  • "We wanted to book a holiday for a special occasion and couldn't believe our luck when we found Grafton Mill on Sykes website."

    It looked perfect and so it turned out to be. Jane and Allen are wonderful, generous hosts who have created this superb holiday home, set in idyllic grounds. The mill cottage is beautiful and is equipped with everything you might wish for, all to the highest standard. The location offers a good selection of pubs and restaurants and is ideally situated for easy access to all the attractions of the this superb part of the country. We highly recommend Grafton Mill for a great holiday. Jackie and Barry LeCore

    Reviewed by BarryJun 2019

  • "The mill was far better than expected and the owners could not do enough for us."

    Brilliant .

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "The whole place is breathtakingly beautiful, inside and out, it's the best place we have ever been to."

    The cottage is quirky, warm, comfy unbelievably clean and has absolutely everything you need. The hosts are really lovely, friendly, kind and very welcoming and so generous with the welcome pack. The wildlife we saw was so wonderful, ducks, geese, swans, kingfisher, squirrels, woodpecker and every eve a beautiful little deer came by to say hello. We did not want to leave and we felt that this place was literally fit for the queen!!

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2019

  • "Fantastic old mill renovated extremely well very peaceful location beautiful ..."

    Fantastic old mill renovated extremely well very peaceful location beautiful grounds owners very friendly and welcoming on arrival had a hamper with with wine tea coffee etc plus a lovely home made lemon drizzle cake plus a loaf of bread for us to feed the ducks would defiantly recommend it to anyone looking for a great relaxing break Les & carol

    Reviewed by LeslieMay 2019

  • "It’s an absolutely lovely place the pictures didn’t do it justice the hosts Alan and Jane were brilliant so accommodating nothing was too much trouble Alan was a mindful of information my daughter and her husband stayed with us too and she was up at 5 o clock am to go and feed the ducks geese and swans !"

    The house itself was very clean and spacious everything was there too the town was a drive of fifteen minutes where there was an Asda and a market I highly recommend this place I didn’t want to leave

    Reviewed by JackyMay 2019

  • "Grafton Mill exceeded our expectations."

    The property was conveniently located, comfortable and a visual delight in every respect. Jane and Alan were excellent hosts, being welcoming, attentive and friendly. We would certainly like to revisit Grafton Mill.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2019

  • "This was an absolutely fantastic experience."

    The cottage is quirky and very comfortable. It’s also very well equipped. The surrounding gardens are beautiful and the ducks, geese and swans kept the children well entertained. Our hosts were brilliant and left us and incredible welcome package with something for each of us. If we don’t go back, I think my children would never forgive me - “best holiday ever”!

    Reviewed by TimApr 2019

  • "Really great time."

    We were well looked after. The children loved feeding the ducks. The place was charming.

    Reviewed by TimApr 2019

  • "Grafton Mill was everything we expected and more, the building refurbished to a very high standard,with stunning landscaping in nine acres of gardens."

    Thank-you Jane and Alan for letting us stay at your property,we will highly recommend the mill to our family and friends. Kind Regards Ted and Jackie from Loughborough.

    Reviewed by EdwardMar 2019

  • "We loved the property!"

    Jane and Allan were so welcoming and the mill was very homely when we arrived, warmed up for our arrival and with a lovely, thoughtful hamper of goodies. Every detail had been thought of, the facilities were great. The decor was beautiful, and the grounds were stunning. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by HenryMar 2019

  • "We had an amazing holiday at Grafton Mill."

    The mill and duck pond are brilliant and tended to with lots of love and care. We can't speak highly enough of Jane and Allan, great hosts! We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by GaryFeb 2019

  • "We received a lovely welcome from our hosts Alan and Jane who had also provided a substantial welcome pack , the highlight of which was the home made lemon drizzle cake."

    The building and grounds are superb and have been lovingly restored to the highest standard by Alan and Jane, we cannot recommend this property highly enough, a beautiful location to spend a holiday. Diolch yn fawr iawn Alan a Jane.

    Reviewed by JeffJan 2019

  • "We were greeted in such a lovely way and manner."

    Jane and Allan made us feel as if we were family members returning after several years absence. The property was totally spotless and very comfortable. Grafton Mill is such a beautiful property. The cogs and rotating wheel really enhances the property. (The wheel moves silently). The grounds are bigger than expected and kept to such a high standard. I would thoroughly recommend Grafton Mill. My wife and I have been using Sykes for years now and Grafton Mill is our number 1.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2019

  • "The Mill is an amazing place to have a quiet break away from it all, whilst still feeling like a home from home."

    It is immaculate and perfectly equipped. We loved it and we will be returning very soon.

    Reviewed by WendyDec 2018

  • "Everything about Grafton Mill was superb ."

    The grounds were beautiful. The mill itself was immaculate and clearly had been restored lovingly and to the highest possible standard . The original features were absolutely fantastic . The interior decor was tasteful and also to the highest level and yet managed to make it extremely comfortable and welcoming . A lovely welcome basket on our arrival , and bread to feed the ducks ! Al and Jane were lovely hosts extremely helpful with advice about the area and the mill without being intrusive . An absolutely fabulous stay , there were 4 in our party and all if us would give this the highest of recommendations ..... it’s a ten from us and some !

    Reviewed by AndreaNov 2018

  • "Stunning setting ."

    .... the amount of work that has gone into making this property has to be seen. Nothing has been missed. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2018

  • "This house is tops!"

    Jane has thought of everything - it's 100% in every way, even beautifully &:expensively decorated.

    Reviewed by MaryOct 2018

  • "This property was superb."

    I can’t recommend it highly enough. The hosts are wonderful.. nothing was too much trouble, happy to help in every way. It was my Mums 80th when we went and not only did they leave a hamper of milk, bread, tea, coffee & eggs but also a box of chocolates, a bunch of flowers, a bottle of presseco and balloons! What a wonderful gesture.

    Reviewed by PennyOct 2018

  • "We loved the large gardens, the working watermill and feeding the swans ,Geese and Ducks every morning ."

    It was a pleasure to have stayed here for a few nights we wished we had booked for a full week .Thanks to Jane and Allan for there work in making this so a nice place to come for a holiday

    Reviewed by KarlOct 2018

  • "The Mill is a beautiful and relaxing place to stay."

    The grounds were an unexpected bonus with the swans, geese, ducks and birds a constant delight - being able to walk around the 9 acres every day made the holiday very special. Inside the Mill is everything anybody would need for a holiday and the attention to detail is evident everywhere with lots of special little touches including a welcome pack with a homemade cake! The location is great, very easy to find with lots of places to visit and explore.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2018

  • "Grafton Mill is a most wonderful place to stay."

    The owners Allan and Jane are so very welcoming and very friendly, nothing is too much trouble. We received an extremely generous welcome hamper and were absolutely amazed when we saw the beautiful surroundings in which this property sits, it literally took our breath away! The Mill itself is clean and very well equipped with beautiful views from all of the windows. We fed the Swans,, Ducks and Geese everyday and a small family of deer appeared in the grounds several times. We didn’t see the otter, but apparently he’s there. A lovely summer house and lots of sitting places to spot the variety of Birds, our favourite the Kingfisher spotted several times. We have already booked for next year and we only arrived home yesterday, that says it all!

    Reviewed by JanceyAug 2018

  • "Quite simply - this holiday cottage is SUPERB!"

    The working water mill has been lovingly restored over a number of years by the owners, Alan and Jane, and is furnished to a very high standard. The grounds, with lakes, bridges and well manicured gardens were an absolute delight to relax and enjoy, with immediate access to public footpaths over the pleasant Worcestershire countryside. The ground floor kitchen contained everything you may need for a cottage holiday - nothing had been forgotten; whilst the 'welcome pack' provided by Jane was exceptionally generous. The working water wheel, part of which had been incorporated within the kitchen was a feat of Alan's engineering skills; cleverly encased in toughened glass to nullify any sound. The grounds were a magnate for wildlife, with swans, ducks, geese, deer and kingfishers being regular visitors. Worcester and Pershore are within a few minutes drive; whilst The Mill is well located for touring both the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills. We highly recommend The Mill as an exceptional property and were very pleased to note that Sykes Cottages had presented a special award to the owners recognising the overall excellence of this unique holiday property,

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2018

  • "A lot of thought and work has gone into renovating the watermill and grounds, which are extensive, with lots of ducks, geese and wildlife."

    The property is extremely comfortable with everything possible to make your holiday a success. Jane and Allan, the owners who live within the grounds, are lovely people and very welcoming. Lots of interesting places to visit locally.

    Reviewed by BarryJun 2018

  • "Fabulous house with fantastic hosts."

    The location is so tranquil . The house is set in 9 acres of well kept grounds surrounded with an abundance of wildlife. On our visit we watched wild deer grazing amongst the trees and an otter in the river. Within easy reach of Worcester , Stratford upon Avon and villages in the Cotswolds. A must visit. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by ThomasJun 2018

  • "This was by far the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in, you only have to read the visitors feedback."

    Not one fault or complaint. The attention to detail and the friendliness of the owners cannot be over stated We would like to thank Alan and Jane for a fabulous Time and hope to return some day

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2018

  • "The cottage was fantastic, in a great location to visit the surrounding areas, very relaxing with excellent views from the cottage."

    The owners vere very helpfull in recommending things to do and places to eat

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "Superb accommodation."

    The Mill was decorated to the highest standards. Spotlessly clean and well cared for. The internal design and furnishings were 5 star. Kitchen was high spec with everything provided. The pond alongside and local wildlife all added to make this a high quality cottage.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2018

  • "We have stayed in several cottages over the past few years and this was definitely one of the best."

    It has been beautifully restored by the owners Jane and Alan who were lovely hosts. The house was very comfortable and very well equipped and there was a lovely welcoming pack awaiting us.We would definitely recommend this cottage and we hope to return again.

    Reviewed by MaureenJan 2018

  • "If one of the questions was what did you dislike then I would have great difficulty finding anything resembling a dislike."

    It was that good. The Hosts were delightful and caring. The property and extensive grounds were immaculate and all done with careful thought and taste. The location is ideal with you being able to see so much within 20 miles travelling. If you are a National Trust member then you have so much to choose from again in close proximity. If you have a smartphone ensure you load the NT app. We will certainly be revisiting next year. You will not be disappointed booking this property.

    Reviewed by MalcolmNov 2017

  • "Fantastic location and owners!"

    Property is cosy and perfect for couples and families, very relaxing. Easy to find as well.

    Reviewed by HowardNov 2017

  • "Excellent property, impeccably clean and tidy, with a wonderful 'Welcome Basket' on arrival."

    Great location for Stratford-on-Avon, Worcester and the Malvern hills. The hosts were superb, very friendly and helpful - would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2017

  • "The owners were extremely welcoming, the location was fabulous as was the accommodation"

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2017

  • "This was the best property by far that we have stayed in to date."

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2017

  • "The Mill was charming, cosy and very comfortable."

    The quality of the Mill's respectful restoration is extremely high and finished to the very highest standard. Grafton Mill is 5 star. Stay there.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2017

  • "We spent a week at Grafton Mill over the Christmas 2016 period and it was quite magical."

    The property is set over three stories, we used the main bedroom for two of us and there was a twin spare room that we used as a walk in wardrobe but could have slept two more, and a bathroom with a cracking shower. The middle floor has a study with a lovely desk and an amply sized living room with a big TV. Downstairs is a large kitchen with all mod cons and a working part of the mill, as well as another TV. In terms of comfort, the central heating and hot water were perfect, it was a cold snap in UK and we were never cold (and we're from Africa), the shower belted out the water and there were plenty of towels to dry off with. From every room there are views over the duck pond and grounds which gives a feeling of the country life and a real serenity, though we were only 6 miles away from family and friends in Worcester; we also made shopping trips to Cheltenham which was less than half an hour away, train trips to London and Liverpool from Pershore station less than ten minutes away, a really handy location for us. All in all the property and location were a real hit with us and I'd have no qualms in highly recommending a stay here.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2016

  • "Grafton Mill is one of the nicest properties that my partner and I have ever stayed in."

    The warm welcome on arrival by the owners made us feel at home the minute we arrived. This welcome continued through the week and made the holiday special. The Mill it's self has been refurbished to a very high standard of comfort and decoration. Nothing has been forgotten in the way of kitchen utensils, crockery, or linen. The grounds have been beautifully laid out having had the benefit of the owners continued hard work to keep everything in pristine condition from the lawns to the duck nesting boxes. A truly memorable place to stay. I am frightened to say to much more in case the Mill becomes so popular I won't be able to find a slot to re-book next year.

    Reviewed by GeoffreyOct 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Two second floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Ground floor kitchen with breakfast area
  • First floor sitting room.
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, Dvd player, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Shared use of the owner's large lawned grounds with furniture
  • Bbq available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: Due to the staircases in the property, it's not suitable for people with limited mobility
  • Note: The large duck ponds next to the property are unfenced, care should be taken and children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Property accepts a minimum of 3 nights

The property

Grafton Flyford 0.75 miles.

A beautiful Grade II listed watermill set in the expansive grounds of the owner's home located in the heart of the stunning Worcestershire countryside, 0.75 miles from the village of Grafton Flyford.

This delightful property is superbly furnished throughout and provides unique accommodation, ideal for a romantic break or a get together with friends.

Set over three floors, this characterful property offers lovely views over the grounds of the owner’s home, complete with extensive duck ponds and a number of birdlife.

Enter through the stable door and follow the hallway into a charming and well-equipped kitchen with a breakfast area that is complete with original mill-workings and a beamed ceiling, you could not ask for a more unique and welcoming environment in which to enjoy a morning cup of tea.

Make your way up the wooden staircase to a bright and cheery sitting room with sumptuous sofas, ideal for relaxing after a day exploring the beautiful local area.

A further staircase will take you to the delightful bedrooms, both with wall and ceiling beams, and a wonderful shower room.

Outside, guests are welcome to take a peaceful stroll around the expansive grounds, or sit and relax with a refreshing drink whilst watching the wildlife; with a bit of luck you’ll spot an owl or a kingfisher.

A twelve minute walk will take you to Grafton Flyford, a superb Worcestershire village with Millennium Way and Wychavon Way passing close to the village making it perfect for those who enjoy cycling in beautiful surroundings.

There are also plenty of other delightful market towns and pretty villages to explore, such as Pershore with its excellent abbey and interesting Georgian architecture.

Warwick’s superb castle is well worth and a visit and lies within easy driving distance of this lovely cottage, as does Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

Also the city of Worcester with its wonderful cathedral and plenty of charm and character is within reach.

A picturesque and irresistibly charming cottage that is perfect for a memorable holiday at any time of year.

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About the location


Pershore 7 miles; Worcester 9 miles; Evesham 12 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 17 miles.

Grafton Flyford is a pretty Worcestershire village situated in open countryside typifying rural England. Supposedly used as a model for Radio 4's The Archers, this lovely area offers many walks in all directions with the Millennium Way and Wychavon Way passing close by. Visit Grafton Wood Nature Reserve, a SSSI boasting many rare species and idyllic walks. Nearby, Flyford Flavell has a pub and the surrounding countryside is a wonder to explore, famous for its fruit growing, and brimming with a fascinating history. Also nearby Bredon Hill is home to an Iron Age Fort, Roman ramparts and numerous ancient standing stones. The picturesque market town of Pershore, settled beside the River Avon, boasts a Norman abbey, delightful Georgian architecture and an excellent range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Evesham is an historic market town with independent shops and eateries, Droitwich Spa, with Britain's only natural brine spa, and Broadway, reputedly the most beautiful village in England with its honey coloured stone cottages are all only a short drive away, and also within reach are the Malvern Hills offering stunning views and walks suitable for most abilities. Many unspoilt Cotswold towns and villages are close by as well, not to mention Warwick with its imposing medieval castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, the home of William Shakespeare and Worcester, a charming riverside city. Worcester is known for its beautiful cathedral with its Royal tombs and medieval cloisters, and the city is full of history and architecture and includes the Guild Hall, which dates back to 1721, Friar Street with its independent boutiques and restaurants, as well as a medieval townhouse, and the 16th century Tudor House. Also the River Severn runs through Worcester and offers a number of activities, including boat trips and walks and cycle rides along the banks. Grafton Flyford is an ideal base for exploring all that Worcestershire has to offer.

Region Information

Note: Property accepts a minimum of 3 nights
Please be aware for the weeks starting the 1st and 8th of April the property can only accept week long bookings, no short stays.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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