Please see our video to get a feel for the magic of North Mill Wareham.
Landline: 01929 555142
Mobile: 07976 273385
The daily rate for self-catering is from £75 to £100 per night, rising to £130 per night in the summer holidays.
The price for bed and breakfast is £90 per night, per room, and £60 for single occupancy.
A Welcome Pack consisting of tea, coffee, milk, wine, beer, eggs, fruit, bread and butter is awaiting your arrival. Also all dishwasher, and washing machine products are provided. We will take in any pre orders from the major supermarkets as well.
We are open all year, please call for details.
Note: minimum stay is 3 nights.
North Mill is a 12C watermill on the river Piddle in Dorset. The mill itself was decommissioned in the 1870s and since then it has been restored a number of times. It was a ruin after the war and then, in the 1960s, was restored as a family home. 40 years later the present owner took it on after the last elderly tenants moved into the centre of town.
For the last 16 years it has been run firstly as a B&B and latterly as a self-catering holiday home. The latest restoration included new central heating, bathrooms, showers, bedrooms, kitchen and living\dining room.
The accommodation consists of 2 bedrooms - a double and a twin - with ensuite shower\separate bathroom for each. Downstairs there is a large sitting room with gas ‘woodburner’ style fire, 2 large sofas, a dining table and chairs - and a grandfather clock and piano! The kitchen is fully equipped with gas stove, fridge, dishwasher, and washing machine.
All the beds are made up before your arrival with towels provided. You only need to bring swimming towels for that chilly but so refreshing swim in the river!
Children and dogs/pets are welcome and a cot and spare folding bed are available.
Perfect cottage. Very comfortable and well equipped. Need to come again.
Mr. & Mrs. P. Wales. January 2018.
Homely, comfy, a splendid birthday treat.
Mr. & Mrs. S. Kent. Feb. 2018.
Still so delightful - back in September again.
Mr. & Mrs. G. Alice and Sam. March 2018.
So cosy. Stuck in the snow but a wonderful welcome. Hot water bottle in the bed - fantastic. We will be back.
Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Sussex. March 2018.
Loved it! Lovely little touches. We will be back!
Mr. & Mrs. G. Northampton. April 2018.
We have been coming for 15 years with the dogs and now without. Still idyllic. Hottest Bank Holiday ever. Back again.
Mr. & Mrs. G. Northampton. April 2018.
Many thanks Sally for making us so welcome. We are coming back. Dorset has so much to offer.
Mr. & Mrs. S. Brighton. May 2018.
French windows lead out onto a beautiful garden laid to lawn, shrubs, garden furniture and chickens - all on the edge of the river Piddle flowing within a yard of the garden.
The owners live in one half of the mill and will either let you self-cater or do B&B - it all depends on what you would like to do. With flexible dates and changeover days, we will always fit in with whatever suits you best. A minimum stay of 3 nights is requested.
The Isle of Purbeck is becoming very famous mostly for the Jurassic Coast and the sandy beaches of Studland. Corfe Castle and Swanage are close by with the Swanage Railway providing steam trains all the way from Wareham to Swanage in the summer.
Lulworth Cove is a short drive away and Monkey World and the Tank Museum are very close. To discover the rest of Dorset you have to travel inland and discover Laurence of Arabia’s history, Hardy Country, Dorchester, Weymouth and on to Lyme Regis, Bridport and West Bay.
Many films and TV programmes have been made in Dorset in recent years. Poole and Bournemouth are also in Dorset and from Poole Quay you can take a boat around the harbour (the 2nd largest harbour in the world after Sydney) and visit Brownsea Island as well as stop off at Sandbanks and then take the chainlink ferry back into Purbeck. Or drive to Shell Bay, walk across the ferry and then take a boat to Brownsea from Sandbanks. The possibilities are endless in this beautiful part of South West England.
Wareham, itself, is a small market town at the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck situated between the two rivers - the Piddle and the Frome, and is a delight to wander about taking in the beautiful churches, the many pubs, restaurants, museum and coffee shops. The town itself is surrounded by the Walls; Saxon earthworks built in the 9thC to protect the town from the invading hoards from overseas. The walk around the Walls is a lesson in ancient history with story boards on each corner describing why and when these Walls were built.