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 £826

A pleasant place for a nice holiday. We enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage.

We absolutely loved this property! It had everything you could think of.

It was clean, fresh, the property was stunning!

Would go back again that is for certain!

The only negative was having to keep the dog on a lead when going outside, but that’s just a minor thing!

The Old Mill is a beautiful conversion in a lovely part of Dorset. The hosts are very friendly and helpful and The Mill is well sited for visits to key Dorset attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

The Old Mill is marvellous and exceeded our expectations. We have never been disappointed with any property booked through Classic Cottages but this was a complete gem. A beautifully renovated mill in a perfect rural setting with welcoming and non intrusive hosts. There are plenty of places to visit close by including a very good pub, the Fox and Hounds a leisurely 15 minute walk down the road, rivalling the option of relaxing in the comforts of the Mill. A perfect holiday!

The Old mill really has the wow factor, beautifully furnished with some fabulous touches and set in a picturesque location

Reply from Classic Cottages

We agree, this gorgeous property certainly does have the 'wow' factor and set within such a wonderful spot there's so much to see and do too! Kelsey, Customer Support

Fabulous place to stay, has all the home comforts with a touch of luxury, we stayed a week in Autumn, would love to go back to experience it in the summer, as grounds and views are lovely, couldn’t fault it, and the local village is in walking distance with a great, dog friendly pub!

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's great to hear you enjoyed your Autumn stay at The Old Mill. We really hope you'll be able to return in the Summer to experience the beautiful grounds and views in all its Summer splendour. Kelsey, Customer Support

Fantastic conversion of the old flour mill, into a cozy welcoming property. Great amenities with lovely bathrooms. Peaceful location and friendly welcoming host.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the peaceful location and hope that you had a relaxing time. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

This cottage certainly has the wow factor. The conversion has been so well done that it keeps original features and combines them with modern comforts. Dog friendly too which is always a bonus. Dogs have to be kept on a lead outside due to the owners sheep being in the field, but this wasn’t an issue for us. Well equipped kitchen, wanted for nothing with extras such as cling film, foil, kitchen roll etc provided which hasn’t been the case with other holiday cottages we’ve used ( they weren’t booked through Classic Cottages). The owner also left us some cooking apples which we enjoyed. Definitely a home from home, thank you.

Great holiday, even wet weather did not spoil it.

Lovely place to stay. Very authentic. Quit and well equiped. Feels like a fairytale.

The Old Mill is a lovely converted Mill in a quiet piece of the country side. ( passing trains are rarely noticed ). Well equipped, & plenty of comfortable space for 4 adults. An easy place to relax & feel at home. Super kitchen, ideal for those who wish to rustle up a sumptuous meal. Happy to recommend.

Absolutely gorgeous. The restoration of the mill is wonderful and the decoration is superb. A lovely spacious kitchen with more than we could have hoped for - the wine cooler was a real bonus. The location was fabulous - the dog loved it too - being able to run in the large grassy area was her idea of heaven. The hosts, Carol and Neil, were always chatty and friendly and there if needed.

This property is well worth a visit, giving you a feel of the old water mill but with all the mod cons, living with nature an the sheep only yards away, a truly memorable stay in a very well converted mill to a very high standard. We would recommend this property as it is up there with the best.

Beautiful cottage in lovely peaceful surroundings. Very well equipped and excellent furnishings and fittings. We definitely recommend this gem. Thank you.

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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