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Welcome to The Mill, an awarding winning & special place to stay in Long Melford!

We are thrilled to announce we are a winner in The Travel and Hospitality Awards with The Mill being awarded the boutique guest house of the year 2024 in the East of England!

Superbly located and overlooking the moat and spires of Melford Hall, our village pubs and restaurants are less than a 10 minute walk from The Mill. Leave the car behind and stroll out to a different place to eat each evening!

For reservations, click the “book a room button” above to view our yearly calendar. Don’t miss our special offers, including 5% off stays of three nights or more – and our fantastic autumn and winter break deal – see our ‘special offers’ page above for more details.

Please note we have a 2 night minimum stay policy during busy periods. We advise guests to book many months in advance to secure selected dates, especially for the peak season from April – October.


Enjoying considerable media acclaim over the past few years, The Mill offers guests a cosy and relaxing break in a choice of just two, bespoke rooms.

Voted East of England B&B winner in 2024, The Mill has also ​​featur​ed​ twice in The Sunday Times as a special place to stay; and The Guardian newspaper who recommended The Mill in their ‘top 40 cosy B&B’s for the winter’ article. In 2021, The Mill appeared in The Sunday Observer in a feature called ‘Literary stays’ featuring Edmund Blunden, and has recently achieved a 2023 KAYAK travel award.

Inspected and selected by Sawdays, The Mill is included in Sawdays ‘great British B&B guide’ and has been awarded an amazing six certificates of excellence by Tripadvisor (2019 – 2024) click the Tripadvisor link at the bottom of the page to see what guests are saying about us!

Located on the ground floor, separately from the main house of the owners, the Melford Room and the Garden Room have private off road parking and individual entrances, offering complete privacy and flexibility so guests can come and go as they please.

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.

The Melford Room - The Mill, Long Melford - Sudbury, Suffolk


The Melford Room is open plan and spacious and has the wow factor! It features a sumptuous, handmade, freestanding brass and nickel bath in the living area and beautiful hand polished cast iron radiators. There is a seperate en-suite bathroom and shower with luxury tiles. A small outdoor seating area offers a lovely vista toward the soaring spires of Melford Hall.

The Garden Room - The Mill, Long Melford - Sudbury, Suffolk


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! Garden bowls are provided and the outdoor space is perfect for eating breakfast al fresco or cooking an evening barbeque. A log burner has been installed next to the bed which makes for a very romantic stay in winter.