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Holiday in a Windmill? Quirky, maybe, but not as rustic as you might imagine…..

It’s rare to find holiday properties which are as atmospheric and historica as they are unique, but a holiday in a windmill ticks that box!  Unique holiday cottages are one thing, but windmill conversions are often graded or listed, and they are overflowing with character and stories of days gone by.   We’ve taken on a few windmill properties recently, and I for one, think they are worth shouting about!

Romantic windmill stays

Romantic windmill stays

How Hill Windmill in Norfolk was built in 1824 as a working grain mill and is now a Grade II listed windmill offering characterful riverside accommodation.  Sleeping four in two bedrooms it is in peaceful and picturesque surroundings, boasts a private garden and has its own mooring on the River Ant.  From £375 per week.

Riverside windmill in Norfolk

Riverside windmill in Norfolk

Winning the prize for the most beautiful setting, The Mill on the Hill is a magical hilltop haven overlooking the plains of Portugal’s Alentejo.  Panoramic views, a walled garden with tree swing and hammock, and three comfortable bedrooms in this unique holiday rental.  From £500 per week.

Hilltop windmill in Portugal

Hilltop windmill in Portugal

Time and again people return to Cley Windmill, one of our most popular UK properties.  Dating from the early 18th century, Cley Windmill is a well known landmark on the North Norfolk coast.  Operating as a B&B (but available to book on an exclusive basis), it offers simply stunning views across the salt marshes and out to sea and has been sympathetically converted into a guesthouse simply oozing charm.  From £80 – £165 per room per night.

Windmill on the North Norfolk Coast

Windmill on the North Norfolk Coast

Another windmill B&B, this time in Wiltshire, high above a beautiful Cotswold stone town.  Bradford Old Windmill is a prominent landmark, and inside it doesn’t disappoint with its pointed Gothic windows and ornate Victorian spiral staircase.  Includes a bedroom with a conical roof, and a circular room with a round bed.  From £89 – £115 per room per night.

Windmill B&B in the Cotswolds

Windmill B&B in the Cotswolds

If it’s a romantic hideaway all to yourself you’re after, then Moulin85 in the Vendee region of France should do the trick.  Sleeping just two people but arranged over four floors (with a room per floor!) it is an exquisitely peaceful, rural and romantic retreat.  From £450 per week.

Romantic retreat in France

Romantic retreat in France

 

Late availability discounts in top One Off Places Boltholes

22% off an ancient romantic bolthole in England

A unique `chocolate box` Grade 2 listed thatched stone cottage dating from 1650, heavily beamed throughout with a vaulted bedroom. A truly romantic hideaway, oozing with character, set in a pretty Conservation village with a beautiful old cottage garden and a stream outside.

Available: 1st – 5th July

Price: Was £320 for 4 nights, now £250 for 4 nights

Thatched cottage in Buckinghamshire

Thatched cottage in Buckinghamshire

 

20% off an apartment in an Italian country house

Magnificent 19th century Italian country house divided into 4 luxurious air-conditioned apartments set in wonderful countryside but within walking distance of ancient Mogliano town. Situated in the strolling hills with views of the stunning surrounding countryside and the awesome Sibillini mountains.

Available: 13th – 20th July

Price: Was £735 per week, now £590 per week

Italian country house with four apartments

Italian country house with four apartments

 

15% off a French Windmill for Two

A lovingly renovated 19th century Windmill in the Vendee region of France… an ideal setting for a romantic honeymoon or special occasion at any time of the year. The Moulin is set just outside a small village. The only noise comes from church bells and the sound of sheep in the surrounding fields. 1 bed / sleeps 2

Available: 6th – 13th July & 20th July – 3rd August

Price: Was £500 per week, now £425 per week

Windmill for two in France

Windmill for two in France

 

10% off stone cottage hideaway in Devon

Nestled in a valley at the end of a private lane, surrounded by 20 acres of private conservation land, the Owlery is a charming stone cottage with a cosy wood burner, wonderful views, and a spa bath big enough for two. This is a picture-perfect romantic retreat.

Available: 5th – 12th July

Price:  Was £575 per week, now £515 per week

Stone cottage for two in Devon

Stone cottage for two in Devon

 

For more information on these and the other unique properties in the collection, including a truck conversion in the Scottish Highlands; a treehouse in Somerset; a roundhouse in France;  a houseboat in Amsterdam; a yurt in Portugal; a safari tent in Italy; a colonial villa in Sri Lanka; a holiday in a yurt, glamping, a big house to rent, a holiday in a tipi, quirky places to stay, a Scottish holiday, a stay in a shepherds hut, treehouse holidays, a villa in Galicia, villas in France, villas in Spain, windmills, castles, eco houses, tents, tipis and yurts; visit www.oneoffplaces.co.uk.

 

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