Wow- from start to finish we were very well looked after by the lovely Natalie.
Stayed for a week- plenty of exercise going up and down the stairs....but it was well worth it. I was even lucky enough to see the owl fly past the MIll from the pod upstairs. Went for a 60th birthday treat for my partner - managaged to keep it a suprrise until we got near enough to the front door!
This has been our second time staying at the windmill and certainly won’t be our last as we plan to come back every year on our anniversary and will be staying next year when we renew our wedding vows. There is simply no better place to stay. Everything is so tasteful and stylish and as for the views- amazing. There really is nothing more you could ask for in a place to stay. It really is money well spent for total luxury. Natalie is absolutely one of the most nicest people I’ve met and couldn’t do more for us to make things special for our break, for that we really appreciate. So for anyone contemplating this as a holiday break then don’t look anywhere else, nothing will surpass this. Thanks again Natalie for giving us all the chance of a little piece of heaven x
This is not simply just a fantastic property, it is a fabulous experience.
Over the years, we have stayed in some of the best hotels and self catering accommodation both in the UK and overseas and The Windmill Suffolk is right up with the best of them.
No expense has been spared on the quality of the fixtures and fittings and the location and views over the Suffolk countryside are stunning.
(As a professional composer these provided me with great inspiration for my work)
The modern kitchen/diner is fully equipped, the bedrooms comfortable and the bathroom spacious.
The "jewel in the crown" however is the top floor lounge.
It has comfortable sofas, a wide screen TV with an impressive sound system, a drinks fridge and, very thoughtfully, an air conditioning unit (the outside temperatures reached the mid 30's during our stay).
There are also wonderful views from both sides of the lounge and an outdoor balcony.
Not only is this a superb property, the owners (Natalie and Steve) could not be more welcoming and helpful.
For example, we had run our car a little low on fuel by departure day and Steve was more than happy to go to fill a jerrycan of diesel at the nearest filling station for us.
The Windmill is also a great base from which to explore Suffolk.
The beautiful town of Lavenham is only 2 miles away and we also visited Long Melford, Flatford Mill, Aldeburgh and the Suffolk coast during our stay.
We will certainly be returning and, in my opinion, this magical property should be on the list ("bucket" or otherwise) of anybody who wants to take a relaxing break in a location that combines luxury with "something a little different" from the run of the mill (no pun intended) vacation property.
Absolutely magic weekend. Feel like you are living in a Grand Designs finished project. Everything is finished to a very high and tasteful standard and all mod cons are included.
Tranquil setting in the heart of the countryside just outside Lavenham.
As you climb the stairs you get glimpses of the beauty of Suffolk and you reach the top which offers an expansive view where you can sit for hours just looking.
The local town is really interesting with a good selection of quality eateries and only a short drive away from a number of larger towns.
We have just returned from an amazing few days at The Windmill, celebrating our Silver Wedding Anniversary, we cannot thank Natalie and Steve enough for making this stay so special for us especially with the banners, cake and card!
We were made to feel so welcome by Natalie who met us as we arrived and showed us around the beautiful Windmill explaining all of the mod cons and sharing information about the local area and wildlife. The setting is so peaceful and relaxing, surrounded by rolling countryside.
The Windmill itself is amazing, it has been finished to a very high standard with luxury modern fixtures, fittings and furnishings but has still managed to keep a cosy 'home from home' feel. Everywhere is spotlessly clean, the beds are sooo comfortable and the bathroom with a choice of a huge bath or rainfall shower is beautiful. The Pod at the top is the perfect place to chill out, with the comfy sofas and curved TV but the best thing to do is sit out on the balcony and watch the world go by!!
Natalie & Steve have thought of everything from the design & layout of the Windmill right down to the little finishing touches that make your break away just perfect, cannot wait to go back!!