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

For reservations & current availability, click the “book a room button” above to view our yearly calendar.

We have a 2 night minimum stay policy during busy periods and advise guests to book well in advance to secure selected dates.


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. The Mill has ​​featur​ed​ twice in The Sunday Times as a special place to stay; and The Guardian newspaper recommending 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’.

Inspected and selected by Sawdays, The Mill is included in Sawdays ‘great British B&B guide’. It has achieved a 2021 Recognition of Excellence award from the HotelsCombined group; and has been awarded four certificates of excellence by Tripadvisor. Click the Tripadvisor link at the bottom of the page to see what guests are saying about us!

Located 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.