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7 Nights  

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  • £100 p/night
    Off peak
    (4 night min)
  • £150 p/night
    Peak season
    (4 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    4 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Access


  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking

About Bellows Mill

Bellows Mill gives guests the unique opportunity to stay in a historic watermill in a peaceful location that is close to the Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The mill has been in the ownership of the same family for eight generations and has retained its original millstone and machinery. The cottage provides a high standard of accommodation for up to seven people in three lovely bedrooms with a layout that suits families or friends.

Bedfordshire may not seem like an obvious choice for a holiday but this charming part of England has a lot to offer. In addition to the fantastic footpaths and cycling routes around the area, there are seven golf courses within only a few miles of the cottage - one for every day of the week!

Whipsnade Zoo is always an excellent choice for a day out, and being only two miles from the mill means you won't waste any time getting there. Other favourite local attractions include Bletchley Park, the Roman theatre of Verulamium, the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum and the opulent Waddesdon Manor. The incredible Harry Potter Studio Tour is only a 30-minute drive away in Watford, where there is also a regular train service taking 20 minutes to reach London's Euston Station for an exciting day in the nation's capital city.

A holiday in Bellows Mill gives you the flexibility to mix both town and country, spending a day cycling or walking along quiet country lanes one day, and shopping up a storm in London, Milton Keynes, or St Albans the next. There are museums and country houses for those who appreciate history, tantalising restaurants and nightlife for those who crave excitement, and peaceful walks through nature reserves for visitors who yearn a peaceful environment where they can rest and recharge.

The owners of Bellows Mill have several other self-catering properties on their private 17-acre estate. Each is completely private and self-contained. Bellows Mill can be booked on its own or together with one or more of the other properties to accommodate extended families or groups of friends. Please see the owner's website for more information.

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Owner details:

Rachael Hodge joined Independent Cottages in May 2020

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Tennis Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Bedfordshire)

Accommodation Comprises:

Bellows Mill is a spacious period property with original features and accommodation over three levels.


  • A sunny conservatory is a recent addition to the cottage. It provides a lovely spot to sit and enjoy a cup of tea or glass of wine overlooking the peaceful garden. Glazed doors open out onto the patio so guests can embrace an indoor/outdoor lifestyle in warm weather.
  • Fitted kitchen with multi-aspect windows that overlook the garden. Although the kitchen has a timeless country style, the fixtures and appliances are very modern to make self-catering a breeze, even for a full house.

First Floor:

  • A stone wheel used to grind corn and the original machinery are in a corner of the sitting room, highlighting the cottage's age in a unique way. There is comfortable seating, a TV and the cottage also has WiFi.
  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.

Top Floor:

  • Master bedroom with a queen-sized bed and proper storage. This room is under the eaves but has a high ceiling and lots of natural light.
  • The third bedroom sleeps three people in a double and a single bed. All beds are made up for guests' arrival.
  • Shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and handbasin.

Outside: The house has an enclosed private garden bordered by the stream that originally powered the mill. There is a barbecue and garden furniture for alfresco dining, and off-street parking.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Due to the layout of the property and the stream in the garden, the cottage is not suitable for very young children. Pets and smoking are not permitted.

Bellows Mill Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms (1 Queen, 1 Twin, 1 Triple with 1 double & 1 single)
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Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
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Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Rachael Hodge
Member Since May 2020

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Bellows Mill 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 9th November 2022
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