The Old Mill is an 18th century Grade II listed former mill located on the foothills of the village of Bishop's Hull by the banks of the River Tone within just two miles of Taunton in Somerset. Intentionally converted as an intimate two-roomed B&B several years ago, the interior has recently been upgraded by the new owners to provide guests with contemporary standards of style and comfort whilst preserving the historical origins and character of its milling heritage.
The Old Mill offers guests an out of the ordinary stay. As an entire property The Old Mill comprises of three adjoining buildings, each with a respective facade, character and history. The private two guest-roomed* B&B is housed within the separate original mill, hidden from view behind the family's front-facing Victorian cottage. Guests therefore are able to enjoy their own secluded and intimate river banked guest wing.
Situated within five-acre river banked grounds on a lane, surrounded by abundant nature and wildlife, the immediate area feels as if it's in the heart of the countryside and yet the town is a mere few minutes' drive away. You may even want to take a 20-25 minute walk into town. Leisurely strolls along the river following the old Great Western Canal route path by the 'Pooh-sticks' bridge next to The Old Mill will take you into a stunning 24-acre woodland nature reserve.
The Old Mill's interior, like its exterior, reflects a beguiling mix of authentically rustic quirky charm. Guests can expect wonky white stone and brick walls, exposed timber beamed ceilings, stable doors, leaded windows, pared-back floors, and intriguing wheels, cogs and mill stones nestling with contemporary lush furnishings. Guests are welcome to enjoy the grounds and both the lower and upper floor space in and around the mill: a private guest entrance, wrap-around terraces, waterfront garden, a sitting room, an upper-floor dining/work space area, and not least, a well-equipped double-aspect bedroom overlooking the river beneath with a super-king bed, Juliet balcony & a high-spec en-suite with walk-in double rain shower.
NB. * The Old Mill has two double guest rooms: the Mill Room with an en-suite (as advertised), and the Cottage Room with an adjacent private bathroom presented separately as 'The Cottage at the Old Mill". Guests who have booked the Mill Room frequently have the use of the guest wing entirely to themselves whenever the second room is guest-free.
The Old Mill operates as a B&B, therefore please note that regrettably guests do not have access to self-catering facilities; stays are hosted.
The two-course breakfast includes self-selection continental choices and served hot choices from a Full English selection of items.
Servicios y zonas comunes
Off-road parking in the gated secure car park.
Private guest entrance.
5-acre river banked grounds.
Guest sitting room and sun/dining terraces.
Upper-floor dining / work space area.
Guest bedroom with double walk-in shower.
24-acre woodland with further public footpaths beyond situated directly opposite The Old Mill.
NB. The guest accommodation does not include self-catering kitchen space or a bath (shower only).
Atención a los huéspedes
Stays at The Old Mill are hosted in the traditional B&B style. Breakfast consists of a self-service continental selection plus a served hot choice to suit the pace of early risers/speedy exiters/holiday vibers, normally 8.00-9.30 (Mon. - Fri.) & 8.30-10.00 (Sat. & Sun.), however on request breakfast can be arranged from 7.00 if required (and requested in advance) or served as brunch.
Otros aspectos destacables
Two dogs and a cat live on the premises. They reside in the family areas and therefore your paths are unlikely to cross in the B&B (they are kept out of the guest areas and strictly out of the kitchen during all food preparation, cooking and serving times). However all three pets have access to the outside space. If you have a pet allergy/sensitivity or you're just not an animal lover please let me know in advance so that I can ensure they are not likely to be around the car park on your arrival or when you go out (they won't be offended and I'd much rather you were comfortable). Otherwise, if you do fancy partaking in some dog walking just say the word and two willing guides will be at your side before you can stuff the poo bags in your pockets!
The Old Mill is situated on a 5-acre plot; a large adjacent field can be hired for events during the summer months. Please feel free to discuss your requirements prior to booking.
I always aim to offer guests the kind of stay that I myself like to enjoy when I go away - flexible guest-friendly hospitality and a warm relaxed home-from-home welcome.