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Wynyard Mill

Malmesbury

Sleeps 6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Family Friendly
Dog Friendly
2
Local Pub
WIFI
25-49 Mbps
Staying in this 19th century mill you are perfectly positioned to visit the sights of historic Malmesbury and the delights of the Cotswolds. You are surrounded by rivers and streams down a quiet street which is used more by dog walkers than cars. Wynyard Mill is a unique home set over several half floors with open brick walls showing the original archways where the mill wheels sat. During the day you can enjoy the walks which start from your doorstep and meander around Malmesbury or spend time in the extensive 3/4 acre garden beyond the mill leat playing games with your children and dogs. In the evenings visit the country pubs and restaurants within walking distance or enjoy a homecooked meal served in the bright and spacious kitchen/diner. The comfortable living room has a modern wood burner so you can enjoy time together here if the weather isn’t as appealing listening to the mill water rush beneath you. From Malmesbury you are a short drive from Westonbirt Arboretum, Highgrove Gardens, Tetbury and even Cotswold Water Park.
Full Description
Escape to a 19th century water mill for a family holiday in the Cotswold town of Malmesbury. Arriving across a small bridge over the Tetbury Avon you find an unusual split-level home over three floors with the mill waters running beneath. Slate and wooden floors combined with open brick walls and arch details where the mill wheels once sat keep the character and history of the building alive.

The living room fills with the tumbling of the water rushing below and is a homely space with a modern wood burner where you can spend time relaxing after following the riverside walking routes from your doorstep. The open kitchen/diner is spacious and bright with wooden beams and from its raised position has views out to the outdoor space, which is larger than you’ll first think. Each bedroom faces the river to the front of the mill which flows around the house to meet the mill waters.

Outside is a triangular garden with a patio and lawned area but follow the wooden bridge and footpath and you will find the extensive grounds beyond. When the weather allows you will spend most of your time here with a picnic watching the children play or relax enjoying a book while lazing in the grass. This is a wonderful base for exploring around historic Malmesbury and the southern Cotswolds.

Ground Floor


Entrance Hall:
With a slate tiled floor and open brick wall you instantly get a taste of Wynyard Mill and the styling you will find throughout. There is a lovely wooden bench for taking your boots off and enough storage space for coats and bags.

Boot Room:
Along from the entrance hall is the boot room which has garden access and lots of additional storage. There is an old archway showing in the wall here which reminds you of the history of the mill. This boot room is a great place to bring the dogs in from outside to dry them off.

Utility Room:
Keeping the noise of household necessities away from your holiday there is a washing machine, dryer, and sink in the utility. Looking out to the garden you see the sitting area and eye-catching stone statue while you do the laundry.

Bathroom:
Set away from the main living spaces the bathroom has a freestanding rolltop bath with a handhelf shower, so you can escape for a bit of peace and quiet. Closing the blind, you can float away in the bubbles and relax. It is convenient for the first-floor bedroom and means you won’t have to be queuing in the mornings.

First Floor


Up five steps you reach the first floor of this split-level home.

Living Room:
The large living room is alive with the sound of the mill water rushing below which becomes a unique background noise for your stay. A sofa and chairs gathered around the modern wood burner and TV are where you’ll relax in the evenings. Notice the original features like the brick arch under the windows looking out to the garden which blooms with snowdrops in the spring along the river. The front windows look across to the river passing by. From this room you can step out into the garden directly onto the patio.

Office:
This useful room provides a quiet spot for anybody that unfortunately can’t leave their work behind. With a desk and office chair it is a comfortable place to work without being disturbed.

Bedroom One:
This twin room is just off the living room looking out to the front of the house. The two single beds share a bedside table and lamp and are separated from the study by a glass brick wall which obscures the view. There are large built-in cupboards to hide away your suitcase and clothes so you can feel at home.

Second Floor


Six steps up from the living room takes you to the second floor.

Kitchen/Diner:
This spacious, light and airy room has high ceilings with wooden beams and a view in each direction. To the front of the house is the quiet street and river, to the side is the village bowling green and behind is the riverside garden and patio. This room has a dining table to one side, a table and comfortable chairs for a morning coffee and the kitchen. It is well equipped with an oven, hob, two fridges and a dishwasher. It is a fantastic room for evening meals together. From the kitchen is a decked area with steps leading down to the garden making it easier to take meals outside.

Third Floor


Six steps take you up to the third floor which is the last in the house. A blue hallway with painted brick walls and exposed wood takes you down to the bedrooms.

Bedroom Two:
Adding colour, the brick wall has been painted which brings this room to life. A super king-size bed, dressing table and bedside tables furnish the room and there are also built in cupboards. Looking out to the river at the front this is a comfortable retreat for a great night’s sleep.

Bedroom Three:
The final bedroom has a king-size bed and the exposed brick wall has been left bare. Equally comfortable, each bedroom has a very different feel and style so you will have to choose your favourite. Also at the front of the house, this bedroom has a dressing table, bedside tables and additional storage.

Shower Room:
The final room on this floor is the shower room, perfect for sharing between these two bedrooms. It has a shower, sink and WC.

Outside


The outside space at this mill is spectacular. With the river running along the left and the mill water to the right the first outdoor space is surrounded by the soothing sounds of water. A decked area is raised by the kitchen entrance and there is a patio with a large table and chairs. At the end of this garden is a stone statue and a gate leading out over the wooden walkway. Along the waterside path past the neighbouring houses you reach the larger 3/4 acre garden beyond. This sloped garden has space for taking dogs for a short walk and to sit by the river and enjoy the views. Children will love finding all the hidden spaces in this garden and playing games. There is a table and chairs at the end for an evening drink as the sun goes down.
Full List of Facilities

Indoor

  • Bedroom One - Super-king
  • Bedroom Two - King
  • Bedroom Three - Twin
  • 2 Bathrooms - 1 bathroom and 1 shower room
  • Hairdryer - 2
  • Fire - Logs are provided for an initial fire (1st October - 31st March)
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge - 2
  • Freezer
  • Coffee machine - Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Dining table
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Iron
  • WiFi *Please note that speeds are for guidance only and are not guaranteed - 25-49 Mbps
  • TV - Smart
  • DVD Player
  • Baby/child equipment not provided

Outdoor

  • Dog friendly - 2 well-behaved dogs welcome for an additional fee
  • Garden - Not fully enclosed
  • Outdoor dining area
  • No BBQ available
  • Parking - Off-road parking for 2 cars
On your Doorstep
Supermarkets and Shopping:
Malmesbury has a Co-operative Foodstore and Premier Express for quick-grab essentials. A larger Waitrose store is on the outskirts of the town, along with an Aldi; just a 3-4-minute drive from the mill. Tetbury, 15-minutes away by car, has a Tesco superstore. Alternatively, you can pre-order your groceries from Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, ASDA and Morrisons, which all deliver to the cottage. (Please ensure that your order arrives when you’re on the premises to accept delivery; we cannot accept deliveries on your behalf prior to arrival.)

Eating Out:
  • The Smoking Dog, Malmesbury (2-minute walk)
  • The Summer Café, Malmesbury (2-minute walk)
  • La Campagna, Malmesbury (6-minute walk)

Walks:
We recommend the Malmesbury River Walk, a fantastic circular walk which you can join directly from the cottage’s front door. Following the River Avon as it meanders its way around the outskirts of the town, this gentle 2-mile stroll through Malmesbury’s streets and picturesque fields takes in a host of the town’s ancient landmarks, including Daniel’s Well, Malmesbury’s 19th century Silk Mills, The Old Courthouse and the pretty Abbey House Gardens, as well as giving you the opportunity to experience the beauty of the riverbanks and the wildlife it attracts. The perfect way to discover this Saxon hilltop town’s rich history whilst enjoying as much fresh Cotswold air as you can.

Places to Visit:
  • Athelstan Museum, Malmesbury (5-minute walk)
  • Abbey House Manor and Gardens, Malmesbury (8-minute walk)
  • Malmesbury Abbey, Malmesbury (8-minute walk)
Travel:
  • Train - Chippenham Station (10 miles), which has regular direct trains to Bristol and London
  • Taxis – Samantha’s Cabs, Malmesbury, Abbey Taxis, 1st Taxi Cirencester


There is so much to explore and experience when visiting the Cotswolds, why not have a look at some of our favourite Bolthole Retreats Experiences
Points of Note
  • Book with us to get exclusive discounts to top attractions and experiences. 
  • 2 well-behaved dogs are permitted at the mill for an additional fee.
  • The mill waters run directly under the living room into the Tetbury Avon in the garden. It is fenced but children and pets need to be supervised.
  • To reach the larger garden at the rear there is an open wooden walkway and a narrow footpath alongside the water. Children and pets must be supervised at all times here and in the garden.
  • Some doorways are low, please mind your head!

Reviews

We had a lovely time at The Mill for our bank holiday weekend. The house was spacious, complete with a boot room to organise our shoes, clean up and hang our coats. Having two bathrooms was great as we were 4 people and it meant not having to wait too long to shower! Cooking in the kitchen was lovely, it was really well stocked and as a foodie that was quite important to me. The backyard was beautiful and the sound of the stream was very relaxing. Thoroughly enjoyed making a fire to warm up in the night, very cosy experience overall. The company is very responsive and check-in was smooth.

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Oriana
| 29/03/2024

We had a wonderful stay at Wynyard Mill. The house is tastefully decorated with lovely touches. The kitchen and utility rooms had everything that we needed. The wood burner is very efficient it was just what we needed on a dreary January day! The bedrooms were perfect and the beds were very comfortable. The bedrooms were separated from the living quarters by a door, which made it easy to leave our dog downstairs. The grounds were lovely too with an area of woodland that led onto a public footpath, perfect for dog-walking. Another footpath was located at the side of the property, so there are plenty of walks to be had directly from the mill.

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Eryl
| 18/01/2024

We had a lovely weekend in at the mill, the photos and description are just how it is it's such a lovely place.

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Val
| 08/12/2023

6 of us stayed at Wynyard Mill for a weekend. The property was immaculately clean, beautifully furnished and in a great location (a 3-minute walk from the centre of Malmesbury). Despite the weather being bitterly cold we were snug and warm and we particularly liked the underfloor heating on the ground floor when it came to drying our walking gear in the boot room. Fully equipped kitchen/diner with plenty of seating and a lovely view. Comfortable beds and plenty of wardrobe space. Will definitely be going back for another weekend.

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Sue
| 24/11/2023

Just returned from a lovely relaxing stay at this beautiful property. It's in an ideal location for the all amenities in the Cotswolds whilst still tucked away in a peaceful setting. A very well-equipped property and extremely clean.

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Tracey
| 05/11/2023

Location

Wynyard Mill is perfectly placed for a host of walks no matter what your age or ability. We recommend the Malmesbury River Walk, a fantastic circular walk which you can join directly from the mill’s front door. Following the River Avon as it meanders its way around the outskirts of the town, this gentle 2-mile stroll through Malmesbury’s streets and picturesque fields takes in a host of the town’s ancient landmarks, including Daniel’s Well, Malmesbury’s 19th Century Silk Mills, The Old Courthouse and the pretty Abbey House Gardens, as well as giving you the opportunity to experience the beauty of the riverbanks and the wildlife it attracts. The perfect way to discover this Saxon hilltop town’s rich history whilst enjoying as much fresh Cotswold air as you can.