Swilland Mill offers luxurious 5 Star accommodation and is an attractive Victorian Grade II listed building ideally located in the village of Swilland in Suffolk. Dating back to 1890, the property has been cleverly converted to provide a choice of three holiday retreats that each offer a high level of comfort and style, perfectly combining modern living with original features.
The three holiday homes can be rented together to accommodate large parties of up to fourteen guests or individually for smaller groups. The Lucam sleeps six guests and The Granary and The Mylen both sleep four. When all three are booked together, this spacious property provides luxurious accommodation which is perfect for celebrating a special occasion, a reunion of friends or just spending time with family. When booked individually, all three holiday homes are exceptionally private and ideal for a family holiday, friends wanting to spend time together or couples looking for a luxury retreat.
Formerly a coal-fired roller mill, it is an impressive property which still retains original features including the original pulley's and doors used for making flour. Today they are enhanced with modern furnishings, top quality finishing's and a stylish decor offering a high level of guest comfort.
Sit out on the terrace at the front of the Mill, relax in the spacious gardens to the side and back of the property or bubble your aches away in the hot tub (there is also an outside changing room). The old mill pond adds tranquility and elegance to the setting with a fountain (this is fully enclosed for the safety of children). For the little ones, there is a children's play area with fabulous playhouse built in the shape of a mill, where the children can let off steam.
When all three properties are rented together, there are seven bedrooms in all with a good mix of king-size rooms (three) and four flexible twin bedrooms that can also be made up as super-kings by prior arrangement, as well as three bathrooms plus two en-suites. Kitchens are very modern and fully fitted with everything needed for self-catering, and the central holiday home (The Lucam) has dining for fourteen allowing large parties to enjoy supper together.
There is a pub (The Moon and Mushroom) close by for meals out serving very good food and local Suffolk ales, as well as a good selection of pubs and restaurants in picturesque Framlingham nearby (with its beautiful castle and lovely shops to browse), Woodbridge or Ipswich Marina.
Jamie & Lorna Wright joined Independent Cottages in February 2011
The Granary sleeps four guests in two bedrooms and is a spacious open-plan house with accommodation laid out over two floors. It offers the perfect blend of original features, mixed with luxurious contemporary accommodation to provide a retreat with a high degree of style. A front door takes you into the dining room and a door at the back of the property provides access onto the terrace area which is private and equipped with outdoor furniture (including space for little ones to play). From the terrace, there is a gate which takes you to a private lawned garden where you can enjoy the lovely views over the mill pond (enclosed by a fence). The Granary has a wonderful feel with vibrant reds where you can relax in front of the forty two inch satellite television, enjoy a game on the Nintendo Wii, star gaze whilst relaxing in the hot tub (shared use), play traditional games or enjoy alfresco dining and have a barbecue during the warmer months.
The Lucam sleeps six guests and is the Matriarch sitting at the Mill's very heart, spanning four floors. Three bedrooms, plus two bathrooms are set out over two levels, and there is space for up to fourteen to socialise and eat when the whole Mill is booked as one big house. Fifty inch satellite television, a Nintendo Wii and projector with screen provide entertainment for guests, or enjoy more traditional fun with a good selection of games and books. The garden provides a private escape with Gazebo, fish pond, BBQ and the shared hot tub which is fabulous of a night with a glass of bubbly.
The Mylen offers pure luxury for groups of up to four - ideal for couples (one or two) or a family offering two bedrooms (one which has an en-suite), and a bathroom. Lovely original features are perfectly blended with modern conveniences for guest comfort and entertainment including a satellite television (forty two inch), projector/screen for watching your favourite film and Nintendo Wii. Alternatively, enjoy traditional entertainment with games or a good book in front of the roaring flames of the fire. The terrace (with outdoor furniture) provides the perfect place for alfresco dining and there is also the garden for guests with gazebo, BBQ, fishpond, play area for younger guests, shared large hot tub (including changing room), bike storage and off-road parking.
Additional information: Heating, electricity, Egyptian cotton bedlinen and towels (including hot tub towels) are included in the price.
When you are tired of relaxing and have exhausted all the Mill has to offer, you can go off and explore Suffolk's many attractions and wonderful places, before returning back to relax in the hot tub!
Star Rating: 5 Star Gold
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