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

4503

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

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7 Nights from £871

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

A lovely traditional pub in the heart of the village with a great reputation for home cooked food and seasonal produce. Food is served daily apart from Monday lunch time. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2023

Visits to the pub


We were made to feel welcome. Log fire burning, lovely furniture to relax on, drinks high standard, staff friendly and helpful. We were on holiday staying in the village. They do a pie night on Mondays. We enjoyed the chicken and chorizo choice and veg perfectly cooked. Excellent puds. Just sad that there were not many customers on a couple of nights when we went. I hope more locals support them in the future.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Lovely friendly local pub you can walk to

A great pub for a drink or a meal. Food was very good and staff were so friendly. Would really recommend and its great to be able to walk there and back from the Old Mill.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2022

Closed

This pub is closed. We hope it reopens as we had two excellent meal there last year on our visit to the area.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2022

Wonderful friendly pub

We booked in advance and had a lovely family evening meal last Sat night. The pub owner made us feel very welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was fabulous and very reasonably priced.

Nearest beach

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Take in the views and let the salty sea air whip your worries away. Found near Burton Bradstock, Hive Beach is a sweeping sandy strip backed by regal golden cliffs. With parking nearby and a celebrated café, Hive Beach is a lovely destination for a day's wandering and relaxing. Eagle-eyed visitors may even be so lucky to spot some fossils hidden along the beach.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2022

Disappointing

Having read rave reviews we were disappointed by the breakfast we had there…cold, hard tomatoes and reheated squelchy mushrooms. The upside was sitting out in the sun next to the sea.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2020

Fantastic waves,

This beach, even on a windy march day was spectacular and blew away the cobwebs and was very invigorating. Food in the Hive Cafe was great too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2010

Hive Beach Cafe serves superb food suitable for all the family from an informal premises right on the beach. Get there early as it's very popular, but even when busy the service is usually reasonably quick.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2009

Brilliant place; so popular you may have to wait! Food is more top-class restaurant quality than cafe.

Nearest walk

A lovely half day walk and a great way to explore this part of rural Dorset. With lots to see including historical points of interest, stunning views and country pubs, you will find plenty to keep the whole family happy. Please note this is a good walk for families but not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Nearest town

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A traditional Dorset village, known for its annual tournament of "knob throwing", the ancient art of hurling a Dorset Knob Biscuit as far as you can!With pretty stone built cottages and a fine 19th century church known as the Cathedral of the Frome Valley, Cattistock is a lovely place to visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2020

Cattistock Post Office and General Store

The Post Office and General Store has an excellent choice of provisions and helpful staff. Daily newspapers can be reserved here.

Also nearby

'The farm that time forgot' uses traditional farming methods to work the land. This environmental study centre is situated in a nature reserve in the heart of West Dorset and offers courses and lectures on the local flora and fauna as well as art and music.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2023

Lovely staff, lovely location

We visited this centre a lot on our recent holiday due to their bird hide and the seating overlooking the stream at the back of the centre. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, the cafe served delicious food and they had lots of interesting activities for the children (aged 11).


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

A wide range of day courses, guided walks and lectures is available.
-H Minter

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Home cooked food is a speciality here with Sunday roasts being a favourite. There's a play area, large garden and decking with views over the countryside. Dogs are welcome.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2023

Sunday roast

Very nice homely pub


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Great food and lovely hosts

Very good food and homemade desserts, lovely friendly hosts and dog friendly. Recommend booking in high season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2023

Bob

Bob makes this pub worth the 2 mile walk there and back.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2022

Cosy pub, lovely location, great hosts

Traditional feel, good menu range and good value, very clean. Lovely views from the garden.
Have visited several times, a friendly place to eat and drink.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2021

Fabulous Friendly Pub

A lovely country pub with a warm, friendly welcome to include those fury four legged friends.

Great food and I can throughly recommend the homemade pizza’s!

Only a 10/15 minute drive away from Stoke Abbott.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

Excellent pub food and congenial hosts

We enjoying two visits to the Hare and Hounds during our recent holiday. Both times we had excellent pub meals in good surroundings and was well looked after by the hosts. Many thanks

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A traditional English country pub with amazing views of the Dorset countryside. Locals, walkers and cyclists are made very welcome and it's the perfect place for refreshments after a climb up nearby Eggardon Hill. Bring your dog, they are welcome too.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2023

A great find

Went to the pub for a meal. Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meal. The food was excellent. Being a coeliac the chef went out of his way to cater for my needs.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Good food, good view

This was a great pub on a lovely summer evening for sitting outdoors. The "pods" they have allow you to enjoy the fantastic view without feeling the breeze. Food was excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Friendly local pub with great garden

Went here three times on holiday. Very friendly free house with good range of beers, simple but great menu and lovely garden with little pods. Worth booking ahead


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2017

Wonderful food and a very friendly welcome.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2017

Spyway Inn

Pretty Garden, good food and drinks! The owners are very friendly!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Good pub food with good service.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2011

Excellent food - idyllic setting.

If you feel like a something to eat in an idyllic setting away from everything, then this is the place to go. The food is excellent, not expensive and the menu caters for practically everyone - I say 'practically' everyone because there is always that one person for whom it won't! For us though, this is certainly an Inn that we shall be returning to.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2009

A freehouse with excellent pub food. The pub garden has won the Best Small Pub Garden and has lovely views. Family run over a number of years, it's well worth a visit.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Crowned with the ramparts of an Iron Age hill fort, Eggardon affords king-of-the-castle-views across the Dorset countryside. There are two Bronze Age burial mounds here too.

See the skies above Eggardon Hill alive with colour at the annual Eggerdon Kite Festival, held here in September.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2023

Phenomenal view!

Although finding somewhere to park was not straightforward (there is no official parking) it was worth the visit. A nice easy walk around the hill and incredible views if you have the right weather.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

December 2021

A lovely walk

Beautiful spot and lovely views. A must.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2020

Beautiful at sunset!

We like ancient history, so perhaps if you don't you might not find this place as fascinating, but it is beautiful at sunset and the views across Dorset out to see are absolutely stunning!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2011

This hillfort is easily accessible from the road and provides fantastic panoramic views of the coastline of Lyme Bay, and inland over the Marshwood Vale.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Enjoy a (not so) swift pint by the cosy log fire in winter or out in the patio garden in summer at this 17th Century thatched country inn. Lunch and dinner menus include locally sourced seafood and meats. You can enjoy a locally brewed pint of Palmers ale while the kids play on the giant Jenga. Booking is advisable in summer.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2023

Excellent food

Very popular pub, food excellent.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Great pub

Good food and drink . Good decor and friendly staff


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2021

Good food and excellent service.

Well maintained pub with excellent food and service. The decor is attractive and spacious.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Great food

Great food and friendly staff


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2017

The George

Welcoming pub, tasty food. dogs are accommodated in bar areas. Advised to book for Sun lunch.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2016

Superb!

The first thing that strikes you about the George is the friendly welcome from the staff nothing is too much trouble, they welcome dogs with open arms.

The food is excellent and good value for money and the Palmers' ales are a delight, be brave and try the "georgeous" ploughman's it is huge and gorgeous!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Excellent pub food. Thursday night is pizza night and its advisable to book.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

welcoming with excellent food

Often in the area and find the George welcoming and reliable for a good meal, be it a bar snack or something more substantial, highly recemmended.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

January 2009

Sunday Roast at The George

After a breathtaking walk along the spectacular Jurassic Coast on a Sunday afternoon there is nothing more needed than a fabulous Sunday roast. We were a little late in arriving at The George however and when everywhere else had turned us away The George were very friendly and provided a well needed refuel stop before continuing our walk. Traditional and cosy atmosphere, in a pretty thatched pub, good food, beer and service.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2008

Great all-rounder

Great food served here, with a huge choice to choose from and a good selection of Palmers ales. The staff and proprietor are very friendly and make you feel very welcome. As well as the bar/drinking area and restaurant there is a lovely snug with an open fire for cooler days/nights. Would definitely recommend.

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