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The Old Mill
Ranked #3 of 5 Snape B&B and Inns
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 as a lazy breakfast. Owners very knowledgeable about the local area. Many walks and footpaths starting from the doorstep. Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Garden flat consists of one big room. Rooms in Millers Cottage are small but easier to do separate a...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ellen N, Owner at The Old Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2012

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!

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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 is very slow), a selection of books, DVDs, towels, shower gel, iron, kitchenette,which includes cutlery, crockery, kettle range of fruit teas and filter coffee. There is also a lovely private garden attached to the cottage with outside table and chairs. Ellen also provides bread, fruit, cheese, ham. yoghurt , range of cereals etc for breakfast.

Ellen was also very flexible regarding our checkout time on the Sunday- which was good because we had been to a wedding the night before and were up very late the next day!

My only criticism is that the website could do with being updated to include more info on the cottage itself (as fascinating as the history of the building is) and our sleep was slightly disturbed by birds (?!!) in the roof- but I guess that's what you get in the countryside!!!

Overall though 10/10.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Just returned from another stay with Ellen Nall but this time with my in-laws in tow and a stay at the Miller's Cottage. The same welcoming and attention to detail/food provision, but if you are staying as a foursome who might want to do more than sleep and eat breakfast you might be better off finding a cottage with more comfort. My in-laws are fairly elderly and there is no really comfortable seating in the living/dining area. The twin beds are quite low and have wooden sides which they found annoying. Think this cottage is probably best suited to couple with children rather than two couples.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

We were lucky enough to pick an amazing weekend weather-wise to go to Snape, we had planned to stay two nights and ended up staying three. Location is within walking distance to Snape maltings, lovely walks along the river, two great pubs. We stayed in the Garden Cottage which consists of one open plan room containing very comfortable double bed, side tables, good lighting, comfy sofa, table, chairs and small kitchen area with microwave, toaster, kettle. Tea, coffee, milk, butter, bread, variety of jams and cereals, yoghurts, orange juice, ham, cheese. Everything clean and immaculate. Ellen is wonderful host and I really appreciated her almost immediate reply whenever I emailed and it was lovely meeting her.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

We stayed at the mill cottage last week for 3 nights. It is just as others have described. It suited us because we had already been staying in other parts of Suffolk for 5 nights. we had eaten the full breakfasts at traditional b and b's and were ready for a change. It was private with an area of the garden straight out of the patio doors to sit in. As we had lovely weather this was very welcome. We went to the Crown on 2 nights and ate well but on 1 evening we stayed in the cottage. We were able to heat a ready meal and drink wine sitting in the garden relaxing. We also felt that we could return at any time of the day without disturbing anyone. Ellen puts fresh milk etc in the fridge during the day and is available for info but other than that you feel as if your on your own. We really liked that.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

This was our second visit it is motre than B&B great self contained accomodation with breakfast incuded(delicious home made jams bread fruit etc)
Location in the village of Snape with 3 pubs for dinner and great scenic walks and easy access to Aldeburgh , Snape Maltings etc
very helpful owners all in all excellent value

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2010

Just back from a 2 night stay in the Garden Cottage at The Old Mill. Beautifully furnished, lovely bright room with kitchenette and shower room. Really this is almost self-catering rather than b&b as the breakfast is taken in the room and all the food you need is supplied, including cereals,yoghurts,fruit,homemade preserves etc. We were also given a freshly baked loaf of bread on arrival which was a real treat. Kitchen has microwave and toaster so simple meals can be made if you want to stay in.

Lovely views over the private garden and fields beyond the property, very quiet and peaceful yet on the road leading to Aldeburgh. Had a day at nearby Orford on the river, where you can get a ferry to Orford Ness (National Trust nature reserve) and take a boat trip around Havergate Island (RSPB) where we saw hundreds of the gorgeous Avocets which inhabit the island. Could not fault the accomodation,location or welcome of host Ellen and hope to return one day.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Old Mill

Address: The Old Mill Church Road, Snape IP17 1SX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Snape
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Snape
Price Range: £60 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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 
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The Old Mill Snape, Suffolk

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