Having just returned from a two nights stay here, my back hurts from having to shoehorn my fiancée out!
From the secluded, serene location, to the well planned, opulent interior; Natalie and Steve have anticipated for- and pulled off- every one of your hearts desires.
The Windmill is better than perfect and we will definitely be returning (without the padlocks to barricade ourselves in, as per the missus' bright idea!).
Thank you Natalie and Steve!
There is something about the windmill that even though it is a truly luxurious retreat it is homely and welcoming too. This is probably down to all the little extra touches and the warm greeting from Natalie. We immediately felt relaxed and enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The furnishings and bedding are of a high quality and make for the best night's sleep. We had takeaway fish and chips from the local pub and an Indian in Lavenham. Bury St Edmunds is lovely for a stroll round it's many shops and cafes and the cathedral. If you are looking for something different for a special treat you will not go wrong with a stay at the windmill. The hosts have thought of everything. We hope to back again in the very near future.
What a find!! I booked a (surprise) two night stay for my boyfriend & I to celebrate his 30th birthday. We simply cannot recommend this place enough. We've already started recommending to all of our family & friends.
Natalie & Steven were the perfect hosts, literally going above & beyond to make our getaway that extra special.
The Windmill is breathtakingly beautiful. You should both be so proud of what you've done with this renovation project. Not only beautiful from the outside but absolutely stunning throughout on the inside.
The kitchen is fully equipped with gadgets & utensils. Gadgets including surround sound throughout the entire Windmill, the sound was impeccable! (My boyfriend was very impressed!)
It even included simple things like bread, butter, milk, tea & coffee which made you feel at home immediately.
The bedrooms are both beautifully decorated again equipped with everything you'd need including a hairdryer, plenty of hangers & some cute little treats left on the bedside tables. In the bedroom you will also find slippers and the comfiest, cosiest & fluffiest dressing gowns in the world! (Yes, My boyfriend did buy one as we left as they were that good!)
The bathroom. Oh.my.goodness. The bathroom is incredible! The bath is to die for. Again, the little additional extras such as cotton wool pads, cotton buds, Elemis shampoos, conditioner & bath/shower gel.
The Pod. (Top floor) which is where you'll find the lounge & beautiful balcony which overlooks the stunning Suffolk countryside. The exposed arch woodwork was just incredible. Equipped with a huge curved TV with Sky & Netflix making evenings lovely & cosy. Very romantic.
In the surrounding area is the beautiful Lavenham. Which has a spa & tea room. My boyfriend also took full advantage of the nearby fishing lakes which was approx 1 mile away. Mike, the guy who owns the lake was friendly & welcoming. The lakes were full of carp & my boyfriend was catching all day.
We couldn't have asked for a better couple of nights away. We will be raving about The Windmill for the foreseeable future that's for sure.
Thank you for everything from the bottom of our hearts.
We cannot wait to return to The Windmill, we are already planning our next visit!
Laura & Ricky x
This is such a beautiful place it's hard to know where to start. We came here for a birthday treat, and a treat is what we had: the windmill is just gorgeous, with genius attention to detail and loads of little extras that make you feel well and truly pampered. The design is chic and cosy, with loads of velvet, sparkles and low lighting in cool, muted colours. Miraculously, everything fits perfectly in a place without a single straight wall. We watched the sun set and rise from the lofty heights of the top floor (such a spectacular room), and bathed in the morning sun with our coffee from the balcony. This is a perfect spot for a special stay. Ours was brief, but we managed a lovely walk and a visit to nearby Lavenham, though it was quite hard to drag ourselves out of the windmill at all. Natalie, you were the perfect host: thank you!
A sublime place to stay .
Every aspect is perfect.
Beautiful views of the Suffolk country side . Ideally situated to visit picturesque Lavenham and Long Medford .
The accommodation is excellent . Sumptuous bedding and tactile furnishings, bathroom is divine .
Copious amounts of surprise treats.
The pod is amazing
I little slice of heaven
This is quite a special place. Yes it was a windmill, but it has been converted in some style to create a unique luxury hideaway. From the fully equipped kitchen at the base, it is 49 steps upto the lounge and balcony. But Natalie has kindly left chocolates half way up if you need an energy boost! Two sumptuous bedrooms with a huge bathroom sandwiched in between. The biggest bath we have seen and a cosy lounge up at the top. A lot of thought has gone into make this special and it works. Plus with Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds close by, this makes a great short break base.
Spent a very sunny August Bank Holiday weekend at The Windmill. It was everything and more than the pictures had promised with so much attention to detail and great little extras that really made it all the more special. Can choose to chill in your robe and admire the view or get out and about to the local villages such as Lavenham (highly recommend Lavenham Blue Vintage Tea Rooms). Cannot wait to return!