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Ten of the Best Windmill Stays

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11/02/2019 Ten of the Best Windmill Stays


Could your holiday do with an extra gust of wind in its sails?

Originating all the way back to the 9th century, there is less use for windmills in a practical sense today - which we think is wonderful news for holidaymakers!

Filled with historic charm and character, a windmill stay is particularly perfect if you're a lover of far-reaching views (and who isn't?) Just head to the top and you'll see exactly what we mean. Fully detached and often deliciously secluded, a windmill stay also allows for plenty of privacy.

We're lucky enough to feature some of the finest, most atmospheric windmill stays the world has to offer right here, so why not come and see what all the fuss is about?

Aylsham Windmill

Aylsham Windmill

A luxury holiday home for six in a former working flourmill, built in 1826 and modernised to welcome guests to enjoy Norfolk's many attractions.  A former working flour mill built in 1826, Aylsham Windmill is now a luxury holiday home for six, close to the Norfolk Broads, Norwich and the wild North Sea coast. It makes for an interesting place to stay: a step back in time with a hefty…

Llancayo Windmill

Llancayo Windmill

Luxurious self-catering accommodation for 12 in a historic windmill with spectacular views of the Welsh countryside. If you've always harboured dreams of living in a windmill, the gorgeous Llancayo Windmill is what you've been waiting for.  This impressive structure stands proud beside a wheat field in beautiful Monmouthshire, and is all you need to unleash your inner Windy Miller or…

Cley Windmill

Cley Windmill

Visit the charming ‘Old Lady by the Sea' on the bracing Norfolk coast, for an exquisitely warm and inviting break that will restore the wind in your sails. A stay at Cley Windmill comes with a certain pedigree attached.  Recently listed at the top of ‘Four of the Best Places to Stay in Norfolk' by the Telegraph, and noted by The Times as one of the best…

The Windmill

The Windmill

Nestled in the heart of Anglesey is The Windmill - this truly unique holiday home for four boasts unique features, spectacular countryside views, and even a spot of TV fame. The Windmill at Melin Newydd cottages (Welsh for ‘New Mill') was built in 1833, and is found in peaceful Tynlon, near Rhosneigr.  However, after a ferocious storm in the 1920s, it was so damaged that…

Barrowden Windmill

Barrowden Windmill

Barrowden Windmill - a listed mill gently nestled in rolling Rutland countryside, for a breeze-fuelled break steeped in natural luxury. Set within 15 acres of lush land, a break at Barrowden Windmill will restore plenty of wind in your sails!  The village of Morcott is found in refreshing Rutland, the smallest county in England - packed with quaint historic character, exquisite…

Bircham Windmill

Bircham Windmill

Wind back time in a cosy cottage or a stylish shepherd's hut set within a historic windmill complex in the refreshing heart of Norfolk. If you were to take a trip back to the previous century, you'd find Bircham Windmill refreshingly unchanged. The only Norfolk windmill to remain in working order, the building cuts an important dash amongst the fresh green fields it stands proudly…

Moulin 85

Moulin 85

Rural romance in a lovingly restored 19th century windmill, nestled in France's stunning Vendée region. The perfect picture of French country life, Moulin 85 is an expertly restored and beautifully renovated windmill, surrounded by endless green fields, sunflowers and traditional vineyards.   Tranquil and unspoilt, the only sounds you'll hear throughout your stay are those from…

Moulin Rocquecor

Moulin Rocquecor

Marvel at this detached and uniquely converted French windmill, ideal for romantic couples looking for plenty of rustic charm. Discovered in the traditional French village of Rocquecor, close to Toulouse Airport and within a short drive of the pretty Bastide villages of Monflanquin and Villeneuve-sur-Lot, you'll find Moulin Rocquecor enjoys plenty of refreshing views over fields and out…

Windmill Villas

Windmill Villas

Scenic tranquility amidst the cool Aegean breeze awaits you from your private, sun-soaked Santorini home from home. Naturally shaped from years of volcanic activity, the Greek island of Santorini enjoys a rugged beauty all of its own. Featuring beautiful landscape views that stretch out to the Aegean Sea, the Windmill Villas comprise three independent, luxury villas situated on the…

Melin y Bont

Melin y Bont

Experience a cosily historic Grade II listed windmill with breathtaking views, set on the windswept Anglesey Coastal Path.  Melin Y Bont - Welsh for The Bridge Mill - is a relaxing, family-and-dog-friendly retreat on the Anglesey Coastal Path, a mere stone's throw from the nostalgic sandy beaches and lively cafes to be found at Rhosneigr. You'll find this Grade II listed,…

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