Welcome to The Mill - Long Melford
Situated within the grounds of a former working mill and overlooking the stately mansion of Melford Hall, The Mill provides the perfect place to stay in the centre of Long Melford!
Our two boutique rooms are beautifully furnished and are located completely seperate from The Mill house, the main house of the owners. The rooms have private off road parking and their own individual entrances, offering both privacy and flexibility so guests can come and go with ease.
The Melford Room is open plan and spacious. It features a sumptuous freestanding brass and nickel bath in the living area and beautiful hand polished cast iron radiators. The room offers a real sense of space and has a small outdoor seating area offering a lovely vista toward the soaring spires of Melford Hall.
The Garden Room is calm and relaxing, and has a charming garden for the exclusive use of its guests; a delight in the summer months! The garden is perfect for eating breakfast al fresco or cooking an evening barbeque. A wood burner is installed for the winter which makes for a very romantic stay.
Both rooms are very generous in size measuring apx 300ft2. and have large, wall mounted televisions, walk in showers and luxury baths. The rooms are single storey, making them very accessible and they form part of a Grade II listed cottage that used to serve the working mill in times gone by. Completely renovated in 2018 and brought back to their former glory, the Grade II listed cottage and Hall Mill house can be found on Historic England's Heritage list.
The location of The Mill is superb, with the high street and the nearest pub and restaurant less than a minutes' walk away. A couple of steps east from the main gate of The Mill brings guests to the square pond and moat of Melford Hall.
The Mill is steeped in history being mentioned in the Domesday Book. It sits next to the ford which crosses Chad Brook, giving Long Melford its name (“Mill Ford”). In addition, the famous war poet Edmund Blunden lived here until his passing in 1974; Edmund studied, wrote poetry and died at The Mill, there is a collection of some original books by Edmund Blunden for guests to enjoy at their leisure.
For those wanting a more tranquil stay in Long Melford, The Mill is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the busy high street yet its position provides immediate access to all the village has to offer, just a few strides from The Mill.
Enjoy a hearty home cooked breakfast taken in the conservatory of the main house before exploring the village and further afield. To compliment your stay, The Mill offers free use of sit on kayaks and bicycles, enabling guests to navigate the delightful river Stour in Sudbury or the numerous cycle routes in and around the village.
We look forward to welcoming you at The Mill!
Paul and Clare.
*NB: Both rooms have a two night minimum stay on bank holidays. The Garden Room has a two night minimum stay over the weekends April - September.