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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Ellen, the owner could not have been more welcoming and delightful. We booked to attend the Aldeburgh Food and Drink Festival so had a two night stay. The cottage was wonderfully clean, equipped and comfortable for our needs and perfectly situated for nearby Maltings and pubs. We recommend the Maltings restaurant for its food and helpful joyful staff. The continental... More 

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Ellen N, Owner at The Old Mill, responded to this review

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Perfect place to stay. We had booked elswhere but that fell through because the hotel closed down - talk about a blessing in disguise! Ellen, her husband and particularly the cat made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived, nothing we asked for was too much. The cottage was picturesque inside and out. Home made bread, big... More 

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 May 2014

This little outbuilding has been refurbished to the highest standard. It is delightful in every respect- light, airy, comfortable, with an ensuite shower room and small kitchen area. The bedding is lovely white cotton, really good towels, everything is spotlessly clean. French windows open on to a private covered patio area where you can enjoy alfresco breakfasts whatever the weather.... More 

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Ellen N, Owner at The Old Mill, responded to this review

Thank you both for your kind review. It really does make a difference to us to know that you enjoyed yourselves, and gives us a chance to see how others see us. More 

Surrey
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38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Very happy to recommend the Millers Cottage. Even if it’s all a bit ‘compact’ even for two, we prefer to have our own space to eat breakfast and to relax ( rather than the traditional B&B room). The location in Snape Village is great with an easy walk to the Maltings and en route only 3 minutes to a couple... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2014

We spent 3 nights in the 'Gardener's Cottage'. It was great. We liked having a kitchenette and being able to have breakfast how we liked, when we liked. The location is excellent. The property is characterful and stylish in a genuine country way. The hosts are relaxed and charming. (Not the sort of prissy types that normally run b&bs).

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Ellen N, Owner at The Old Mill, responded to this review

Thank you both for your lovely review, and I'm glad that you had such a good break. Come again, and I'll make sure that I make more apricot jam when they come into season. More 

Alton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

We have just spent 4 nights in the Miller's Cottage. The accommodation, which has its own private entrance, is tastefully decorated and furnished and impeccably clean. The bed with its crisp white bedding is one of the most comfortable we have slept in. There is a seperate sitting/ dining room with kitchenette which is well equipped. The continental breakfast was... More 

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Ellen N, Owner at The Old Mill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are always glad when people like staying here, and will always keep trying to maintain and improve things so that people want to return. More 

Stamford, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We have just returned from 3 nights at The Old Mill and thoroughly recommend it. We chose the Garden House, it had everything for a tranquil, peaceful and comfortable stay. For us, the privacy was vey welcome-just to be able to come and go as we chose. We appreciated the lovely breakfasts Ellen stocked for us (fresh daily) and it... More 

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Ellen N, Owner at The Old Mill, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, and were lucky enough to have almost a full day of sunshine, a rare treat at the moment! Best wishes Ellen More 

St Neots, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2012 via mobile

This was the 2nd time we had stayed with Ellen. Unfortunately the Garden House was already booked but Ellen very kindly accommodated us in the Miller's Cottage, which normally sleeps 4 (1 double & 2 single bed). As usual, Ellen had stocked the fridge with lots of nice surprises, yoghurts, melon, ham, cheese, milk, jams and home made bread for... More 

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Ellen N, Owner at The Old Mill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your kind comments, and I'm glad that you enjoyed your stay. I keep trying to think of a ways off improving comfort in the Miller's Cottage, and your comment confirms that I need to do something this winter. I will come up with some solution! Best wishes Ellen More 

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2012

Lovely place with excellent hosts. Website really doesn't do it justice.Tasteful decor. Maps, books, videos, thick towels, crispy sheets, toiletries. Breakfast stuff left ready in your flat with fruit, homemade bread and best homemade marmalade we have ever tasted, tea, coffee etc. to be enjoyed when you want it. This meant that we could have a proper lie-in as well... More 

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Ellen N, Owner at The Old Mill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. It was good to meet you and we hope to see you again. I promise that I will have a good look at the website over the winter and try to make it better represent the lovely place that it is! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2012

This B&B massively exceeded our expectations as the website really doesn't do the place justice. This accommodation comprises a gorgeous holiday- let style building, which is beautifully presented,full of character, well equipped and very private. Ellen is a very hospitable host and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone staying in Suffolk. The accommodation has Wifi (although the speed... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Old Mill, dating from 1797, overlooks the village of Snape and The Maltings Concert Hall (a short walk away) on the River Alde beyond. It was originally converted in 1937 by Benjamin Britten where he lived until 1947, and where he composed 'Peter Grimes.'The property still retains the character that Britten bought to it, but has been updated in recent years, and now offers very comfortable accommodation in either of two separate cottages within the grounds. Both have their own private entrance and their own garden in which you will find picnic tables, chairs and a barbecue. Each has a small kitchen with sink, a microwave oven/grill, a refrigerator, kettle, toaster, and the various other accouterments you would expect to make your stay comfortable and convenient. We will provide an extensive 'continental' breakfast in your cottage, to your requirements. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Old Mill

Address: The Old Mill Church Road, Snape IP17 1SX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Snape
Price Range: £60 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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The Old Mill Snape, Suffolk
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“Garden Room is more private.”
 of 5 bubbles blunderer, 20 Feb 2013 | Read review
“Garden flat consists of one big room. Rooms in Millers Cottage are small but easier to do separate activities in. All quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles HLHenderson, 25 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Couples should choose the Garden Cottage rahter than the larger Miller's Cottage - it is far more comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles JRD32, 8 Apr 2012 | Read review
“Also took a look at the other 2 bedroom cottage with a view to bringing in laws - obviously more spacious, and just as immaculate. one twin and one double. Both cottages are good quality, guess you have more privacy in the one bed cottage if you are a couple as it is separate from main house.”
 of 5 bubbles JRD32, 21 Oct 2011 | Read review
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