Perfect for short breaks.

The Windmill

Southwell, Lincolnshire (Ref. 1002319)

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  • Sleeps 8 people

  • 4 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Bilsthorpe 2.8 miles.

The Windmill, originally built in 1840, is a stylish home nestled within Nottinghamshire countryside, in the conservation village of Eakring.

Surrounded by both stunning historical farming villages and the colliery villages from the now defunct coal mining years, this listed property is ideal for friends and families wishing to relax in a tranquil setting and be close to some of north Nottinghamshire's hidden gems!

This superb, high-quality holiday home was lovingly restored by the current owners from a derelict tower in the 1990s, into a spacious and quirky family house, blending the old and the new, with three rooms situated within the Windmill itself.

The property consists of a modern two-storey cottage adjoined to the side of the five-storey Windmill, where much of the original machinery can still be seen.

The living area is spaced across four floors; there are two bedrooms on the first floor of the cottage and a further two bedrooms on the first and second floors of the Windmill.

In addition there is a futon that can be folded out to create additional bed space.

The open-plan kitchen and dining area on the ground floor of the cottage has double doors that lead out onto a deck, offering superb views across the fields, leading to an outdoor sitting, eating and socialising areas.

The kitchen is fitted with both electric oven and hob and an oil fired Aga for those more adventurous chefs!

The kitchen and dining area is ideal for great family mealtimes with a large refectory table that comfortably seats ten.

There is a charming lounge with media system and plenty of seating options for a relaxing evening in front of the woodburning stove.

There is a shower room, family bathroom and a utility/boot room with a coat hanging and laundry facilities.

The garden consists of a beautifully manicured and multi-level paved area around the house with a pond, which then falls away to a large lawned area, ideal for outside games.

You are close to the village of Bilsthorpe, hosting two village pubs, a small duck pond for gentle strolls with the family, and a lake for fishing.

While you’re in the area, visit the Robin Hoods tree, the major oak, in Sherwood forest then Rufford Park with its 16th century abbey, lake and grounds.

Venture to the pretty town of Southwell with its 14th century minster, or the National Trust's stunning Clumber Park.

Alternatively, take the children to the renowned White Post Farm, Go Ape Sherwood, mountain bike at Sherwood Pines, or try Paint Balling or Go Kart racing at local centre.

Get your trusty map out and walk one of several, beautiful local circuits, which your four legged friends will really enjoy!

The Windmill in Eakring offers the ideal family, countryside break.


  • Over four floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x cottage first floor super king-size with basin, 1 x cottage first floor twin, 1 x Windmill first floor double, 1 x Windmill 2nd floor double
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Family bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Utility/Boot Room
  • Ground floor kitchen/diner
  • First floor sitting room.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, Aga (oil), fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, wine cooler, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with surround sound and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed decking and patio area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.8 miles and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There is a pond in the garden at this property, yet is safe for children to be outside

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About the location


Newmark 9 Miles, Mansfield 13 Miles, Nottingham 15 Miles

Southwell is arguably one of the prettiest towns in Nottinghamshire. The stunning Southwell Minster is a splendid cathedral with one of the finest Norman naves in Europe and only a stone’s throw from the narrow high street and beautiful pubs. The town played its own role in the English Civil War. King Charles I spent his last night as a free man in Southwell in May 1646, when he stayed in the Saracen's Head. It is also said that Oliver Cromwell later stayed there too. King Charles surrendered to the Scottish Army based at Kelham. Many of Southwell's historic buildings and landmarks suffered during this period, with the Archbishop's Palace and Southwell Minster bearing scars from the conflict as Oliver Cromwell's troops destroyed monuments and graves for lead and other valuable materials. At the end of the war, only the Great Hall still stood in the Archbishop's Palace. The town is internationally renowned for its Bramley Apple heritage. It is here that the apple was first propagated more than 200 years ago from the garden of a cottage on Church Street. Every year people gather in the picturesque market town to celebrate the UK’s favourite cooking apple, at the Bramley Apple Festival. Just outside of the town you'll find another great heritage attraction at The Workhouse. Built to house the poor and needy of the Victorian era work, this austere building was pioneering in its design when it was built in 1824, and its design and approach it became a blueprint for similar institutions across the country. Today you can wander the grounds and check out a full programme of living history events, tours and exhibitions. Every year, Southwell plays host to two great music festivals. Gate to Southwell Festival is one of the leading folk events in the country, and as well as impressive headliners each year, visitors can also enjoy street theatre, workshops and traditional performances such as ceilidhs and morris dancing, along with sampling a great selection of fine craft ales and delicious food. Taking place in late summer every year, Southwell Music Festival celebrates the town's classic musical connections. With impressive backdrops of Southwell Minster and neighbouring Archbishop's Palace, this elegent event features concerts and recitals from new and established classical musicians. Music lovers will also love Bookwise, a charity used bookshop with a great range of books, sheet music and CDs. There are plenty of things to do, attractions to see and places to visit. In need of a delicious lunch? Head to the The Refrectory inside Southwell Minster grounds, with magnificent views that can be enjoyed on their patio area while you enjoy their scrumptious tea and cakes! Alternatively, have a wander through Reg Taylor's Garden Centre, which features a sculpture garden, swan sanctuary, gift shop and a lovely tea rooms where you can tuck into a freshly prepared lunch or Sunday Roast.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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