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The Windmill

Southwell, Lincolnshire (Ref. 1002319)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "On arrival we found the property to be extremely well prepared and the kitchen was superbly equipped."

    We received an email from the owner welcoming us and asking if there was anything we needed. She also said we would be the last guests as they were going to do a major refurbishment. This was so disappointing as we had already said to the three couples that joined us that it could well be an annual event in the future. Cannot praise the owners enough for what turned out to be a wonderful Golden Wedding celebration for us and our friends.

    Reviewed by JanetOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2021

  • "Beautiful gardens and everything you could want in the house."

    We really enjoyed our stay thanks.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2021

  • "Windmill was great and had everything we needed."

    A previous reviewer stated the property was tired and if we were being picky there were some areas that could do with a little TLC but nothing that should put people off booking. The two bedrooms in the windmill section are lovely but there is no insulation from the lounge below, you hear everything. There are two bathrooms but only one shower. A meet and greet would have been nice to run through how some of the technology works. We never had any contact from anyone. This is a great property in a quiet rural location. Be aware the local pub (Saville Arms) is awful. Limited selection with no bottled beers and they ran out of drought beer on our second visit even though it was really quiet. Overall we had a lovely stay and would book again.

    Reviewed by PeteJun 2021

  • "A beautiful holiday cottage, with everything you need for a relaxing break."

    So much space, well equiped kitchen, perfect for a larger group of people. Would 100% return to the Windmill.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2021

  • "The sofas had seen better days and were badly stained also looked like several wee stains on carpets."

    The warning signs for hot water are placed to high to read.The whole place badly needs a facelift will not be returning

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2021

  • "My time at The Windmill was simply excellent."

    I had come away to catch up on some revision for an exam so was looking for somewhere wonderful to retreat to. I found exactly what I was looking for! The location is out of the way and was great for a a quiet few days to relax and chill out. The Windmill is finished to an exceptionally high standard and is clearly great quality throughout. From the towels in the bathroom to the crockery & utensils in the kitchen it simply oozes charm & elegance. The garden is a great size and would be perfect for a larger group who were looking for a staycation where they relaxed out in the sun and had a BBQ! We were a group of 2 travellers and were able to spend time in our rooms without disturbing each other. The local area is quiet and calm, I was able to take a run in the morning without issue, the surroundings are quite rural so be prepared to do some running around fields if you are looking to improve your distance. It is absolutely a great choice to go and stay, I would happily return for a few more days.

    Reviewed by LukeSep 2020

  • "The Windmill pictures do not do it justice."

    Everything from the garden to the kitchen bathrooms and bedrooms were all magnificent. So much more than we expected. Lounge area had everything you needed with surround sound system which also linked in to the kitchen area. WIfi was also very good with good reception in almost every room. Kitchen had everything you needed with quality fittings, especially the aga. Utility room also had 2 drinks fridges which came in very handy indeed to help keep wine chilled also washer and drier handy optic you needed them. The master bedroom was excellent plenty of wardrobe space just one issue with all other bedrooms these only had clothes rails instead of wardrobes which wasn’t at all practical, however didn’t cause too much of a hassle. Both bathrooms were big enough but could do with over bath shower as when you are getting ready to go out most wanted to get shower and there is only 1 shower therefore you are all waiting for each other to get ready. The garden areas were very well kept with 2 seating areas and choice of coal or gas barbecue, what more could you want. Would definitely recommend and hopefully will return soon. All in all everything you need for a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2020

  • "A lovely well equipped property with pretty landscaped gardens."

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2020

  • "It was a truly beautiful property!"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "The wind Mill was more than we expected."

    Quirky, warm, comfortable, outstanding kitchen with a very large garden and dog friendly. The local pub is the most friendly pub I've ever visited ( phones and tv not allowed). The mill is well situated for country parks and attractions to visit or good for long walks with the dogs. We've visit many cottages each year, the mill is at the top as one of the best, we would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by ElwynJan 2020

  • "Beautiful property and so tastefully renovated - would recommend most definitely as a cottage to consider having a relaxing holiday in."

    Reviewed by JoyDec 2019

  • "The Windmill was an excellent weekend venue for a friends get together."

    Warm and comfortable with good facilities. Our group of friends all like cooking and found the kitchen to be well equipped. The decor is tasteful and the windmill conversion has been carried out really well, maintaining some of the historic features. I would certainly recommend the place to others. We are considering returning in summer. Also, many thanks for the bottle of wine and biscuits! Few other small issues which would make the venue more perfect!: -need more logs for a 3 night stay. I had to arrange for delivery of more wood. Include in the overall price - bathroom locks are with an alun key, better to have a simple hook lock - instructions needed for electric hob and cooker as well as the agar - we didn't figure out how to turn the heating down, may be more instructions needed

    Reviewed by RebeccaDec 2019

  • "Fabulously interesting and unique property."

    Very well kitted out, comfy beds, great location. Would definitely recommend a stay at The Windmill. Thanks Jo and family.

    Reviewed by ClareNov 2019

  • "This is a great party house."

    Spacious. An aga to cook with as well as an oven/hob. It was of a quirky style. The outdoor space is amazing. If you came in the summer with kids it would be great. A very basic pub in the village (no food unfortunately). We mainly gravitated to Southwell which is a great place with a Minster and some quality shops. Lots of dog walks straight from the house

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "The pictures on this site don’t do the place justice."

    Absolutely fabulous place. Great for families or groups.

    Reviewed by LindsaySep 2019

  • "The Windmill is a fabulous property, combining comfort with quirkiness."

    The well equipped kitchen is a great sociable space with views across the countryside and the garden has several places to sit if you want to enjoy the peace and quiet. I would definitely go back to this lovely house.

    Reviewed by FrancesAug 2019

  • "The house was amazing - fully equipped with everything we needed to make a perfect holiday, right down to the provision of a range of board games."

    The children loved the quirkiness of staying in a windmill, particularly the 7 year old with his dad up the spiral staircase in the top room. House and garden made for challenging hide and seek. We appreciated the large French doors opening from the huge kitchen /dining room on to the beautifully landscaped gardens, fully enclosed, safe for children and dog and big enough for football without threat to neighbours' windows

    Reviewed by VeronicaAug 2019

  • "Fabulous accommodation, the house was beautifully decorated and very well equipped."

    Lovely garden and area, would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2019

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  • 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.

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.

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:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
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