Welcome to The Old Mill - a former working mill which has been exquisitely converted.
As soon as you step through the door of this fabulous property you will be wowed!
The kitchen/diner is simply gorgeous and a great space for socialising.
Relaxing in this bedroom will be a pure delight.
The gardens at The Old Mill are beautifully unspoilt. Feel free to explore and you may spot some local wildlife.
Need to keep an eye on the chef? No problem with this beautiful window looking down from the sitting-room in to the kitchen/diner.
The stunning sitting-room is on the first floor.
Plan your Dorset adventures on the map!
From the ground floor and first floor you can see all the original mill workings - how unique!
This Mediterranean-style, under cover seating-area is yours to enjoy. A perfect spot for pre-dinner drinks.
Switch off and relax in the super-stylish sitting-room that has views out over the countryside.
A modern and luxurious en suite shower-room.
Looking through in to the en suite shower-room.
Fill up the bath and star-gaze through the Velux window...bliss.
Super-soft linens and throws make a cosy sanctuary.
The Old Mill is full of beautiful features that blend history with modern living.
Even the ground floor WC is gorgeous.
Kitchen/diners don't come much better than this; beautifully equipped with everything you could need, including a wine fridge.
A special place at night too!
The driveway entrance to The Old Mill (signed Metford Mill).
Your private balcony awaits where you can sit and enjoy uninterrupted views across the peaceful grounds.
Situated a little distance from the side of The Old Mill is this pretty pond (please take care with younger guests and dogs). You'll be sure to spot the colourful dragonflies here.
These original external steps are quite steep so please take care and use the rope handrail. The area you can see on the left-hand side, at the top of the steps, is not enclosed so please be mindful not to go too close to the edge.
Keep an eye out for this sign on the road which is at the entrance of the driveway down to The Old MIll.
Say hello to the owners sheep.
Although in the grounds of the owners' house, The Old Mill is completely separate ensuring your privacy.
Up this slight incline and to the right is the parking area.
Rural Dorset is so peaceful and attractive, you'll leave wanting to return time and time again.
The stunning Jurassic Coast is just a short drive away.

The Old Mill


9.3 miles NW of Dorchester / Sleeps 4 (no children under 9)

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7 Nights from £786

Delightful; stylish and comfortable with a warm welcome from the owners. A peaceful location on a network of footpaths with easy access to the A37 and beyond.

A beautiful property, tastefully furnished to a high standard. Glorious location and some good walks with the dog. The sheep are an added bonus! Would only say dog owners need to keep their dogs on leads when not actually in the house as the sheep free roam around the property.

Excellent quality Mill conversion in a very lovely part of the country

This cottage is absolutely lovely. Interesting layout and Quirky. Owners were lovely and very helpful. Would definitely stay again.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted that you loved your stay at The Old Mill and that you found the owners to be so hospitable. We can't wait to welcome you back! Julie, Customer Support

Enjoyed our stay at the mill. Loved the way the cottage has been converted making it very modern but preserving many of the original features including mill stones. Very comfortable and relaxing to stay in

Beautiful old restored mill, can’t say anymore than a fantastic base to explore Dorset and return each day to heaven!

Fabulous cottage, lovely peaceful location.

Wonderfully furnished , fabulous relaxing retreat with all of the mod cons.

We had a wonderful and relaxing break. We very much enjoyed The Old Mill, which was extremely comfortable, and the wonderful Dorset countryside and coast. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The beds were extremely comfortable and we were delighted to find that the quilts were not too heavy. Lovely to see some of the old features of the mill retained. The girls enjoyed sampling the wide range of different teas provided, which was a lovely touch.

A beautiful property in a lovely location. Very spacious and a home from home. Very comfortable beds. We would happily return.

The hosts were enormously helpful and accommodating At a cold time in the year, the Old Mill was cosy and warm

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for reviewing The Old Mill - the owners certainly go out of their way to make sure their guests feel welcome and we're so pleased you had a great time. Bryony, Customer Support

A very spacious, comfortable cottage with attractive decor and in peaceful surroundings. The kitchen is a modern marvel.

A beautifully restored Mill House. Both comfortable and relaxing. Had every modern convenience you needed. Secluded and quiet. Friendly hosts 5* property

The Cottage was perfect for 4 of us in such a tranquil location . The decoration was beautiful and all furnishings and equipment were to a high specification. We thoroughly enjoyed our first English holiday in many years and will return!

The hosts were very friendly and welcoming .

This was a last minute booking and so glad we were able to stay here, a fantastic property. Well equipped and we had a very relaxing stay. The owner's sheep were so friendly!!

Unique property restored retaining lots of original features of mill. Owners very welcoming and accommodating . Our stay was delightful and would highly recommend.

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