The weekend was booked as a surprise for my birthday by my husband. The mill and location is superb. Very quiet and peaceful and very relaxing. We were made very very welcome by Richard & Sandra and nothing was too much trouble for them. We stayed in the mid mill cottage which was well equipped, clean and tidy. The bonus was having the back door which led into the beautiful gardens at the back which was great as we also had our 2 chocolate Labradors with us ....
The location is wonderful, a short distance from fording bridge and the new forest.
For cream tea lovers, Sandra & Richard serve amazing cream teas at weekends served in the courtyard at the front of the mil.
Can also recommend the Rose & Thistle but you will need to book in advance as it is very popular.
In all a wonderful experience and we would definitely return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alderholt Mill is situated on the edge of The New Forest National Park on the Hampshire/Dorset border and a member of the New Forest Tourist Association We are a family run, working mill, offering Bed and Breakfast accommodation for up to 4 guests, in our 1 double, 1 twin/double en suite rooms. We also offer Cream Teas from Easter to end of August, using our own freshly ground wholemeal flour to make our scones. We are surrounded by trickling streams formed by the river Allen, a small tributary that joins the River Avon at the nearby old market town of Fordingbridge. We are dog, walker, cyclist and fisherman friendly, with private fishing available, however due to us being surrounded by water , we do not recommend for families with children under 8 years. Alderholt Mill is perfectly positioned for exploring the South of England with easy access to Bournemouth, Christchurch, The New Forest, Salisbury, Southampton and Winchester. With surrounding attractions such as Beaulieu Motor museum, The Jurassic Coast, The Heavy Horse Center, fishing on the river's Stour and Avon and Salisbury Cathedral to name a few. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alderholt Mill Fordingbridge, New Forest