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Debenham Mill

Debenham, Suffolk
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • An unbeatable year-round holiday home with a hot tub for the summer and a wood burner for the winter
  • Admire the unique architecture of this beautifully converted mill
  • Bask in the bright sunshine of the sunroom or sunbathe in your own private garden
Property code: 54411

An ideal location from which to explore both the coast and countryside of Suffolk, the village of Debenham offers a range of amenities and places to eat. Sightseers will enjoy strolling country lanes to walk or cycle and a plethora of charming medieval towns and villages to visit. No trip to Suffolk would be complete without exploring the scenic Suffolk Heritage Coast with charming coastal resorts including Southwold (30 miles), home of the famous brewery and pier and Aldeburgh (23 miles) which are easily accessible with the pretty A1120 tourist route. Framlingham (9 miles) and Orford Castles (22 miles) are well worth a visit, as is the cathedral town of Bury St Edmunds (24 miles) with Abbey gardens, prestigious shopping, a great market, the Theatre Royal and a brewery.

With its circular layout and nostalgic structures, this delightful mill conversion offers beautiful accommodation set out over two floors. Modern conveniences meet traditional country character in every room, featuring ancient beams and exposed brick walls alongside underfloor heating and up-to-date appliances. The lounge features two comfortable sofas arranged around the wood burner and Smart TV, ideal for sinking into after a day exploring the area or cosying up on a cooler evening. When the sun shines, step through the door into the adjacent sunroom and admire the view from the warmth of the inside. There’s also a dining table here for mealtimes with superb scenery. All meals can be prepared next door in the stylish kitchen, where you’ll find a breakfast bar for those easy morning snacks. Moving up the oak staircase with glass panelling to the first floor, there is a spacious king-size bedroom with a TV. High ceilings, exposed wooden flooring and a central skylight allow for a light and airy feel. Walking out onto the large balcony, guests can once again enjoy panoramic views over rural Suffolk while indulging in a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. Completing the accommodation is a contemporary bathroom with a bath, separate shower and WC.

Outside, the mill features a wonderful patio area ideal for a spot of al fresco dining with garden furniture and a gas BBQ. For the ultimate in relaxation, a private hot tub in which to sit back and gaze over the fields beyond or up to the stars. A path leads around the mill and the moat below is home to ornamental fish.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs supplied)
  • Smart TV in the lounge and TV in the bedroom
  • Patio area with a private hot tub and gas BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 1 car is available adjacent to the mill
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Welcome Pack
  • Robes
  • 2 Dogs allowed
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Hannah Keeble

This property is personally managed by Hannah.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 53 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 13th May 2024

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By far the best one bedroom cottage we have stayed in. Fantastic facilities and amenities with a lovely welcome pack from the owners Sandra and Jo. Throughly enjoyed the hot tub with additional robes and towels to use just remember your swimming costumes! Debenham is a lovely village with very good facilities including a good fish and chip shop, 2 Read morepubs, Bakery and cafe plus a good size Co-Op supermarket. Ideally located for exploring Suffolk and Norfolk. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 19th April 2024

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Reviewed by Jane 12th April 2024

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Beautiful, unique property in a lovely setting, surrounded by wildlife. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The property was clean and well equipped. It was great to be able to relax in the hot tub, whilst watching the rabbits playing in the field. Joe and Sandra are excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome. Debenham village is just a Read moreshort walk away, it is very pretty and has some lovely little shops, cafe and a couple of pubs. We highly recommend staying at Debenham Mill. Hide

Reviewed by Mike 26th March 2024

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Fantastic building combining the best of a historic building with modern design and comfort. Truly a grand design. Location is perfect for long walks, interesting local history, good food.. at the Lion and the River Green Cafe. Very peaceful and romantic.

Reviewed by Gareth 23rd March 2024

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Reviewed by Thomas 23rd February 2024

Reviewed by Sue 16th February 2024

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Reviewed by Catherine 2nd February 2024

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Lovely converted windmill, our second time, very happy With everything description accurate,

Reviewed by Julie 28th November 2023

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Reviewed by Michael 24th November 2023

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Reviewed by Steve 10th November 2023

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Thoroughly enjoyed our week here. An excellent job has been done of converting The Mill to a comfortable and interesting holiday accommodation. Very warm and cosy, especially with the wood burner and nice to have the sunroom to enjoy sunny days and the views. Really enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub looking at the stars. Lots of walking options from Read morethe accommodation and Debenham village, 5 minutes walk away, provides 2 pubs, an amazing butcher, greengrocer, Co-Op and independent stores. Hide

Reviewed by Gary 20th October 2023

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Well it was quite eventful. We live in Colchester, so no too far from Debenhambut the floods were a surprise and it was cut off. Great help from Joe, pictures of the flooding made us feel that the holiday was over before it began. We had a call first thing Saturday from Joe, the water had all but gone, and a route to the Mill. Great stay as ever a Read morelovely break and great family to stay with. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 22nd September 2023

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A wonderful property in a great location, ideal for visiting Suffolk coast and countryside. Joe and Sandra were amazing hosts. They provided us with a lovely welcome pack. The walking books in the property Were very helpful. We will be back.

Reviewed by Linda 15th September 2023

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Great place. Couldnt have asked for more

Reviewed by Garry 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Jan 1st September 2023

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It was a lovely place to stay, very clean and welcoming. The surroundings was so peaceful with lovely countryside for nice walks. The holiday home was superb with everything we needed, so spacious and calming.

Reviewed by David 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Gary 11th August 2023

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Reviewed by Martin 21st July 2023

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The property is described as private,but the owner is passing directly in front of the property several times a day to work at the end of the field and even had a bonfire on one day,so made it undesirable to use the outside space on that afternoon. The property was very comfortable,with everything you need and a nice welcome pack of bread,butter,jaRead morem and apple juice. When paying that price for privacy,we felt slightly let down,but overall it was good to experience this unique property. Hide

Reviewed by Christian 14th July 2023

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Immaculate acclimation, well equipped and positioned perfectly on the outskirts of a quant village. Lovely views surrounded by wildlife and a relaxing hot tub .

Reviewed by Elizabeth 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Nina 23rd June 2023

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The mill was amazing and perfect

Reviewed by Jenny 16th June 2023

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Cottage was very comfortable and roomy. Everything flowed nicely in the kitchen, which had all you needed to hand.

Reviewed by Angela 9th June 2023

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We had a great week at this location. The owners are great hosts and very friendly. Very peaceful and really relaxing which was just what we needed.

Reviewed by Silma 2nd June 2023

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Had a relaxing week at the Mill. Supplies that were gifted were very welcome, bread,butter,apple juice,milk.marmalade, yummy. Our Scottie loved the extensive field, and trying to chase the hares. Nice pub in the village about 10 mins walk. The Mill was clean and tidy with everything we needed on hand. Sandra and Joe great hosts so thanks for havingRead more us. Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 12th May 2023

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This was our second visit to this lovely property. The mill has been beautifully renovated and has everything you could possibly need. We loved watching the wildlife, especially the birds, bunnies and occassional deer.Joe and Sandra are friendly and approachable, but not intrusive. An ideal base for exploring the local area, Debenham has a good ranRead morege of amenities . Framlingham is worth a visit and he coast is not too far to travel. Hope to visit again next year. Hide

Reviewed by Marilyn 2nd May 2023

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Beautiful building, very spacious fantastic hot tub . Lovely owners Sandra and Joe made us feel very welcome ,definitely planning a return as have a lot of previous holiday makers.

Reviewed by katie 23rd April 2023

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Had a lovely, relaxing 4 night stay with our dog. Great location with lots of wildlife on doorstep. Mill has everything you need for a wonderful break. Lots of places to visit including Southwold, Framlingham etc. Took advantage of the very local takeaway.....twice! Hot tub was a treat and hosts were lovely and enjoyed welcome treats.

Reviewed by Ryan 21st April 2023

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We had a wonderful stay at the Mill. It was wonderfully quiet and isolated, sitting out on the deck or in the sunroom provided a lovely view of the fields and the rabbits hopping around. The owners are welcoming, on hand if you need them, but leave you to enjoy the tranquility. The location was perfect for exploring Suffolk, we found some beautifulRead more places to walk and explore. A walk round Debenham is a must, especially to the River Green Caf for breakfast. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 14th April 2023

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This is very well equipped cottage is in a great location for visiting Suffolk. with plenty of space for two people. We didn't even use the lounge as the sun room was so delightful. - sitting watching the rabbits and the birds. And of course the hot tub was wonderful.

Reviewed by Gary 31st March 2023

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This is our second stay, we visited last year and have another booked for this October. We love the village a short walk away.pretty much all you need, butchers, Co-op, bakers, fish and chips etc. We enjoyed Southwold, Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings and just relaxed at the Mill, enjoying the wildlife. Its a gem

Reviewed by Alan 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Keith 3rd March 2023

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Reviewed by Jeremy 24th February 2023

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beautiful setting and accommodation...we felt right at home as soon as we arrived..home from home...our dog enjoyed exploring outside, first time in suffolk and very impressed,

Reviewed by Peter 20th February 2023

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Wonderful property with excellent facilities throughout. A luxury property in a great setting. We'll be sure to return for more relaxing breaks.

Reviewed by Lucy 17th February 2023

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Absolutely loved our stay here, such a quirky beautiful building. We felt welcomed and comfortable as soon as we arrived; so much attention to detail, beautiful decor, comfortable bed and sofas, well stocked kitchen with everything thought of. We loved sitting in the hot tub watching the birds, bunnies, muntjac and the sun setting with a well deserRead moreved glass of Prosecco! The sun room is lovely in the morning coming to with a coffee and delicious toast and marmalade left for us - thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Daniel 10th February 2023

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A beauty of a holiday home with everything you could possibly need in one place. Different enough to make it special yet filled with homely comforts. The Mill is in a beautiful setting and within reach of numerous walks and village pubs. We quickly settled into rhythm of morning walks, pub visit and relaxing at the Mill with drinks and hot tub. It Read morewas exactly the holiday we wanted, and couldn't have hoped for a better place to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Catherine 3rd February 2023

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Such a lovely holiday let, the wildlife was fantastic, and so quiet, Sandra & Jo were extremely helpful friendly and unobtrusive, nothing to much trouble, will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Alexandra 23rd January 2023

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Lovely place, I felt the pictures were a little misrepresentative of location as it was so close to the other house, not as rural as expected. Bed was very noisy. Shower a little small. Apart from that really lovely place!!

Reviewed by Rob 13th January 2023

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Second stay here at this windmill - every bit as good as the first. Fantastic!

Reviewed by Donna 22nd December 2022

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Absolutely perfect, made even better by fantastic hosts thank you for allowing us to made special memories

Reviewed by David 16th December 2022

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Reviewed by David 6th December 2022

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Excellent property with first class facilities. Hot tub is amazing. Excellent hosts.

Reviewed by Brian 18th November 2022

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Absolutely loved the the old mill, spacious, warm and inviting

Reviewed by Sue 11th November 2022

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Absolutely lovely cottage so comfortable home from home lovely touches by owners Joe and Sandra! Will return!

Reviewed by Keith 28th October 2022

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Wonderful holiday cottage

Reviewed by Gail 7th October 2022

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What a beautiful property , tastefully & sympathetically resored with plenty of history in art form on the walls . All the mod cons available too that made our stay very relaxing & more than comfortable . The size of the lounge & bedroom is amazing & we even had good weather so took a relaxing dip in the hot tub . The owners of this property are loRead morevely very accommodating people & its located in some lovely country side with plenty of wildlife to watch . Highly recommended for a relaxing getaway Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 23rd September 2022

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This cottage ticks all the boxes in our opinion, well appointed, great owners, hot tub, wood burner etc. The location is quiet and peaceful lots of wildlife to see and yet Debenham is in walking distance and is on the bus route. Lovely walks on your doorstep too. If you are thinking about booking dont wait you wont be disappointed.

Reviewed by Kay 19th August 2022

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The Mill, at Debenham was an absolute delight! Joe and Sandra have created a haven away from home. The standard of decor and furnishing was excellent: tasteful and calm. The environment surrounding The Mill, complimented the interior - and we enjoyed watching a wide variety of wildlife come and go, both day and night. The setting is peaceful and prRead moreivate: enabling us to enjoy a dip in the hot tub before and after dark. The friendly hosts were on hand if needed providing a lots of local knowledge. Hide

Reviewed by Geri 5th August 2022

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Debenham mill was perfect. Could not fault anything. Joe and Sandra Johnson were excellent and so much local knowledge between them. Debenham is a fabulous village with lots of places to visit. The wild life at the mill was beautiful.. saw lots of different birds . Ruby our Welsh terrier loved it too. Will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Alistair 15th July 2022

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Peaceful location, stunning wildlife, well-equipped, charming and spacious property. Handy for visiting Southwold, Framlingham, Sutton Hoo, Ickworth. Really enjoyed it and hope to return.

Reviewed by Tom 17th June 2022

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Me and wife had a wonderful stay in a very spacious and comfortable property. We brought our dog and the owners kindly left dog treats which is a lovely gesture. The owners, Joe and Sandra, are very hospitable and have provided a great holiday rental to explore the gorgeous Suffolk countryside close to the coastal area. Very well furnished and the Read morehot tub is a lovely facility to come back to in the evening with BBQ and plenty of decking space. We will definitely come back to stay. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 10th June 2022

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Debenham Mill was a stunning property and a real home from home. We had fantastic weather but I think it would be equally as enjoyable in colder times with the log burner and the hot tub. Just sitting on the deck we saw numerous birds, birds of prey, rabbits and a deer. Lots of little touches within the cottage like a good set of binoculars and eveRead morerything you could need in the kitchen if you didnt want to eat out. Somewhere we would definitely visit again. Hide

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