If you are after a normal bed and breakfast, walk away now. This is Distinctly Different from the outset. A quirky windmill, lovingly looked after. With three very different rooms, so do make sure that you choose the one that suits you best.
People talk about the parking. No problem. Just parked where we were asked to. Sure it's tight and some drivers might struggle, but take it slow and all is fine.
We were looked after from the moment of our arrival to the moment we left. Always friendly and never invasive. Nothing was too much trouble. You really do feel like you are staying in someone's home (well you are really). You can use the lounge if you want to, books and games, comfy sofa, tv, video, internet, wi-fi and a log fire.
Breakfast is so different. Everything is home cooked, none of the usual mass produced rubbish and again is that little bit different. Very tasty, well presented and filling (see photo for a sample menu)
It can be a bit of a steep walk back up from the town, so if you are unfit, maybe take the car.
The views make up for it though. Sadly we didn't have great weather, so didn't use the outside, but hey - welcome to England.
Altogether a great little find. Might be back again in another 15 years :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Converted stone tower windmill with spectacular views over Bradford on Avon - a small B&B in a private home. Unusual shaped rooms, water bed, round bed & Gothic iron bed. Imaginative breakfast menu for adventurous eaters. Vegetarian ethnic feasts for dinner. Close to Bath, Longleat & Kennet & Avon Canal. Walkers, cyclists and small car owners especially welcome to save the world and keep grumpy owner happy! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bradford Old Windmill Hotel Bradford-On-Avon
- Bradford Old Windmill On Avon