Cottage in Haddiscoe Island, Nr. Great Yarmouth, North Norfolk, England - Peaceful Location On Haddiscoe Island Surrounded By Wonderful Wildlife
Unique Self-catered Historic Converted Windmill In Peaceful Location offers accommodation over four floors consisting of a circular living room in the main room with gas fire and radiator with window looking East to Burgh Castle on the ground floor. With a kitchen with dining table for six, worktops gas hob, electric cooker, fridge and freezer and gas boiler and bathroom with shower over, basin and wc on the ground floor to the side. The mill is 30 metres from the River Yare and commands panoramic views all around with large frontage to the river itself. The whole mill is fenced in and does offer a large area of decking facing south west. As soon as the sun is up then so are the boats. They pass in all shapes and sizes sometimes sharing a word and all share a wave of the hand. Looking down the river from the mill you can take in Berney Arms Windmill which used to produce cement. On the horizon to the north are just visible the new wind turbines at Scroby Sands probably ten miles away. To the east about a mile away on the bank of the mainland is a former Roman Fort at Burgh Castle. This along with Caister Castle was the Romans most easterly defenses, and were originally both sides of a huge estuary. This estuary silted up hundreds of years ago leaving the River Yare and River Waveney to wander through the marsh land. The first mill was erected on site around 1797. To the South you can contemplate your journey back to the main road while looking West watching the sunset. The mill is approximately forty five minutes from Norwich and half an hour form the coast. The island is laid to grazing and forms part of the Norfolk Broads. Red Mill is located in a wonderfully secluded spot amidst wild countryside and land utilized for arable and livestock farming. Cattle are allowed on the marshes from April through to September whilst for the rest of the year it becomes even more secluded. There is an abundance of wildlife that is to be respected and enjoyed. It is not unusual to see heron perched by the side of the lane on the way to the mill and, in addition to this, wild geese, swans, ducks, curlew, owls, bats, hares lolloping and monk-jack deer are a common site.
About the Owner
Daniel and Vanessa Webster are based in Norwich where they run a B&B and manage Red Mill.
They have a young family and are keen walkers who love nature.
The Websters try to spend as much time as possible at Red Mill and are hoping to spend more time growing trees in the garden this summer.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Wonderfully isolated retreat. The journey from the main road has been an adventure in itself, always something to see. Very enjoyable relaxed week of expeditions and loafing.
We wanted to do something different for Christmas and its been lovely. We have been as snug as a bug in a rug and cocooned in peace and quiet, it has been blissfully relaxing.
Excellent escape from stress of city, thank you. Thanks for a great weekend, hope to come back soon. We weren't here long but it was enough time to totally unwind through wind power. A unique experience.
From the Owner
“We love the quirkiness of the building and the tranquility of the location. The abundance of wildlife and beautiful sunsets makes Red Mill very special to the Websters as well as to those that visit and stay there. It is an amazing place to be with family and away from the city.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Red Mill is a perfect holiday location for bird watchers, walkers, artists, photographers, writers and for those in search of a peaceful location and beautiful sunsets.
Only 8 miles from Gorlston and Great Yarmouth beach.
Norwich airport is approximately 45mins away and Haddiscoe station is only 5 miles away from the mill. You will need detailed directions to get across the island by foot or car.
Red Mill is down a 4 mile track and the nearest villages thereafter are St Olaves and Haddiscoe. There are some lovely places along the river if you decide to hire a boat including the famous Berney Arms Mill, which is open to the public including a pub and restaurant from April onward. Fritton and Somerleyton are also worth a visit
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£100|
Prices are inclusive of bed linen, two towels per person and all electricity and gas. Prices based on any number of adults/children up to six.
Short Breaks and Long Weekends can be taken as well as one off nights or a combination.
Special Arrangements catered to suit your requirements and these have included; grocery and hamper purchases, cooks for special occasions, birthday cakes and private art courses.
Bond. £100 bond payable to hold against damages.
Friday check-in from 4pm and Friday check-out at 10.30am. We can be flexible depending on changeovers.
Notes on prices:
Cheques and cards accepted.
Cancellations are charged at 35% up to 12 weeks before booking date and 100% thereafter.
For prices, please see this link: http://www.theredmill.co.uk/prices.html
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“Beautiful panoramic views and an abundance of wildlife to enjoy. Peace and quiet and lovely sunsets and clean night skies.”
- Iron & Board
- Living Room ...
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- children welcome
- pets considered
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with shower over, basin and wc on the ground floor to the side
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Bedroom 3
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The first floor has a double bedroom with view North/West and radiator. Continuing up the steps to the second floor and the second bedroom, the beds can be put together to make a double or separated for two singles. The third floor room with double bed
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The island is laid to grazing and forms part of the Norfolk Broads. Red Mill is located in a wonderfully secluded spot amidst wild countryside and land utilized for arable and livestock farming. Cattle are allowed on the marshes from April through to September whilst for the rest of the year it becomes even more secluded. There is an abundance of wildlife that is to be respected and enjoyed. It is not unusual to see heron perched by the side of the lane on the way to the mill and, in addition to this, wild geese, swans, ducks, curlew, owls, bats, hares lolloping and monkjack deer are a common site. Outside: Barbecue area, outside table and chairs, benches in the garden Utility Room: Ironing board, iron, hairdryer, cleaning products, hoover, mop, broom Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided on arrival. Property self-catered.