The Watermill - Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England

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Spacious 5 bedroom house to rent in a beautiful setting Bury St Edmunds Suffolk Spacious 5 bedroom house to rent in a beautiful setting Bury St Edmunds Suffolk
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One of the Watermill's cosy bedrooms
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phone 07815 120441 or
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Contact: Mrs. Nicola Macrae
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Key Cottage Information

Price range from £1200 to £3000 per week
Number of units of accommodation: 1
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 5 bedrooms 
Number of bathrooms: 2 
Short Breaks: 
Suitable for the disabled:  no
Children are welcome:  yes
Pet Friendly:  yes
Rating: starstarstarstarstar
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The Watermill is a Grade II Star Listed, five bedroom house near Bury St Edmunds, just two hours from London. 

It is set on a private island and is secluded and literally surrounded by water and wildlife.  There is a three acre garden, a disused watermill and stables, and a walled garden.  The house is beautifully furnished and decorated and overlooks the millpond and river.  There are 5 bedrooms and accommodation for up to 10 people.

The village is 5 minutes walk and has two pubs, a traditional butcher, a restaurant, cafe, fish and chips, and a general store.


About the holiday accommodation at this unique self-catering property:

Kitchen – with breakfast table overlooking the millpond, electric range, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, double butler sink, ample cookware, crockery and cutlery

Dining room – oak oval dining table for 12, linen table clothes and napkins, glass and table ware, antique dressers and an Aga (for cooking or just cosiness)

Two sitting rooms, both with comfortable sofas and one with a large open fire and the other with a log burner, TV’s, DVD, stereo

Entrance hall with stone floor and log burner and door through to the mill for hats, coats and boots and extra fridge and freezer

Five bedrooms – four doubles (two adjoining) and a fifth with two singles, most of the bedrooms have TVs.

Two bathrooms with freestanding roll top baths, showers, basins, toilets

An upstairs cloakroom en-suite to the adjoining double bedrooms

Fully centrally heated, WiFi, luxury linen and towels provided.

There are seating areas in several places in the garden.

You might just want to sit and look at the view but there are plenty of things to do.

There is a punt, a two person canoe, and a selection of bicycles.  You are welcome to fish.  We swim, not in the millpond but a little further up river where the water is deeper and clearer.  There is an extensive network of foot and bike trails starting within a few yards of the gate.


This owner/agency has featured on since 2009

Special Features:
  • Historical Property
  • Grade II Star Listed Watermill
  • With Exposed Beams
Entertainment Facilities:
  • TV
  • Video or DVD
  • Internet Access
Kitchen & Dining:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Open Fire
  • Wood Stove
Garden and Outdoors:
  • Enclosed Garden: Secluded 3 acres river and ponds
  • Balcony
  • Parking
The Watermill  - Bury St Edmunds,

Thetford Forest is only a few miles away from this large Bury St Edmunds holiday home and other local attractions include:


Wyken Vineyard -, 3 miles away, which has a farmer’s market (Saturday mornings) gift shop, cafe and restaurant. 

The nearby village of Walsham-le-Willows has a wine merchant and a charming butcher and fine food shop.

Bury St Edmunds, 9 miles away, is a thriving market town with historic centre and Abbey Ruins.  There are markets on Saturdays and Wednesdays in the Butter Market and Cornhill. 

Lavenham 19 miles, and Long Melford 21 miles are historic market towns with antique shops and art galleries.

Newmarket 23 miles, Cambridge 36 miles, London 89 miles, the Suffolk Coast,  Southwold 42 miles and Aldeburgh 40 miles, the Norfolk Coast, Burnham Market 54 miles.

There has been a watermill on this site since before the Doomsday Book.  The river was diverted to form the millpond by the Saxons.  The Romans had a settlement in Ixworth and Boudicca’s Capital was in Thetford.  The present mill dates from 1800 and worked milling wheat until 1946. It still has the wheel and machinery. Guests are welcome to look around but must take care.   It was used as a location in Dad’s Army (Wake up Walmington) and in Vincent Price’s.


Please note that the Watermill is not suitable for those with special access needs as the property has steep and uneven stairs.

Being a watermill, there is deep unfenced water close to the house.

Children must be supervised at all times.

There are potentially dangerous structures within the grounds.

Please visit to find out more about the holiday cottage, amenities, surrounding area and places to visit in Suffolk.

Changeover Day: Friday


20.01.2017 - 27.01.2017 (7 nights )
Price: 1450 GBP* send enquiry

27.01.2017 - 03.02.2017 (7 nights )
Price: 1450 GBP* send enquiry

* Short break prices are approximate, please email for exact price

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Availability updated on 06/01/2017

Pricing period First night Last night Weekly rate Changeover day Min Stay & Short Breaks Information Short Break Nightly Rate
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Low Season 28 Oct 2016 22 Dec 2016 1,200.00 GBP Friday Weekends only- 300 GBP
High Season 23 Dec 2016 05 Jan 2017 3,000.00 GBP Friday No short breaks- -
Low Season 06 Jan 2017 09 Feb 2017 1,450.00 GBP Friday Weekends only- 367 GBP
High Season 10 Feb 2017 16 Feb 2017 2,400.00 GBP Friday Weekends only- 600 GBP
Low Season 17 Feb 2017 06 Apr 2017 1,450.00 GBP Friday Weekends only- 367 GBP

Great for walking and cycling, canoeing, punting, fishing. Bury St Edmunds - a thriving market town with historic abbey and centre. Thetford Forest.

Nearest Train Station or Airport: Thurston Station 4 miles Stowmarket Station 12 miles Stansted 57 miles

Recommended Places to Visit: Cambridge, Thetford Forest for way-marked trails for walking and mountain biking, aerial adventures, family BBQs, Suffolk Coast, Newmarket Races, Lavenham, Long Melford.

Annual Events: Newmarket Races, South Suffolk Show 1st May bank holiday. A christmas Market with several hundreds stalls is held during the last weekend of November every year. Rent a cottage to enjoy some festivity in the run up to the main event.

Recommended Places to Eat Out: Theobalds Restaurant a short walk away, Wyken Vineyard 3 miles away, Maison Bleue & Pea Porridge in Bury St Edmunds

Local Sports: Walking, cycling, punting, fishing

Bury St Edmunds

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