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A stunning former working mill steeped in history and romance, featuring breathtaking views over the Chiltern Hills.

A magical setting for families looking to reconnect and truly restore the wind in their sails, The Windmill, found in the charming picture-book town of Wendover, is perfectly nestled at the foot of the refreshingly tranquil Chiltern Hills.

Built in 1800, the detached building was a grand working windmill for over a century, before becoming a beloved home to an actress and a music publisher in the early twentieth century. Fast-forward to the present day, and The Windmill has been lovingly converted, to provide elegant and comfortable accommodation for up to ten people, plus two well-behaved dogs.

Spread over five octagonal floors and featuring stunning architecture that includes beautiful beamed ceilings and wooden flooring, you will find The Windmill exquisitely furnished, not to mention fully equipped with a cosy array of contemporary home comforts.

The ground-floor entrance hall leads you to a spacious dining room and well-furnished kitchen with a slate-floored breakfast area... the perfect spot to congregate over morning coffee and discuss your plans for the day!   

Head to the first floor, where you'll find beautifully beamed, cosy twin and double bedrooms, along with a handy wet room.  

A warmly welcoming living area awaits you on the second floor, complete with squishy sofas to complement that book you've been meaning to curl up with for ages, while on the third floor you'll find two single bedrooms (one with an additional pull-out bed if required), together with a roomy, tiled bathroom with shower over.

The fourth floor houses a stylish double master bedroom, complete with dressing room and en-suite shower.

Later on, head outside to the gorgeously green enclosed garden, complete with furniture, and while away many an afternoon discussing life, love and everything in between with your family!

You'll soon discover that your location is perfect for exploring the traditional market town of Wendover, with its exquisite array of historic buildings, restaurants and independent shops... not to mention plenty of pubs for the occasional pit stop.

Walkers will rejoice in the wide variety of routes that travel through some of the very best of the Southern countryside, with the famous Ridgeway Path that runs directly through Wendover High Street.

For those hungry for even more magnificent views, nearby Coombe Hill is the highest point in the Chilterns, offering a superb vista across the Vale of Aylesbury and the Chequers Estate (also known as the Prime Minister's country home).

Those yearning for a sample of bustling city life will find their sanctuary in Oxford, just 18 miles away, while just five minutes' walk away is Wendover Station, with trains to London.

It couldn't be simpler to enjoy a reviving break with an historic twist, featuring a little something for everyone. Simply get your family together, and head straight into the refreshing Wendover country wind!

Things to note

No smoking permitted, couples and family bookings only (no hen/stag parties), two well-behaved pets are permitted upon prior arrangement.

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The basics

Region: Wendover, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Sleeps: 10
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Minimum stay: 1 night
Property ref: 463

Facilities

Sleeps up to 10, 2 double bedrooms (one ensuite), 2 single bedrooms with additional pull-out beds, bedding & towels provided, wet room, dining room, well-equipped kitchen, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, lounge, 2 satellite TVs, DVD player, WiFi, lawned garden, cycle store, parking.

Local activities

Manor houses, Roald Dahl gallery, bowling, zoo, wildlife park, cycling, tennis, golf, horse riding, brewery, theatres.

At a glance

  • Lovingly converted former windmill situated in Wendover, at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, providing accommodation for up to ten people and two well-behaved dogs.
  • Parking and cycle storage is available at the property. The location is also just five minutes' walk from Wendover Station, with trains to and from London.
  • Smoking is not permitted. Linen and towels are included. Please note that only family and couples are permitted to book.
  • There are plenty of walking routes nearby, with shops, restaurants and pubs within walking distance in Wendover. The city of Oxford is 18 miles from the property.
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