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The Windmill

Southwell, Lincolnshire (Ref. 1002319)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Martin

    “A great property in a wonderful location- ideal for our family group to celebrate a special birthday together.”

    - Mr Martin, July 2021

About the property

Southwell 5 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 area.

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 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.

While you’re in the area, visit the Robin Hood's 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 Go Karting or Paint Balling at local centres.

Or simply 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 fishpond in the garden of this property which is child and pet proof with it’s wrought iron grill.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Newark 9 Miles, Mansfield 13 Miles, Nottingham 15 Miles

Southwell is arguably one of the prettiest towns in Nottinghamshire. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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