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The Old Mill
Ranked #3 of 5 Snape B&B and Inns
Reviewed 6 November 2008

Having previously stayed at Ellen and Chris Nall's delightful beach-side self-catering cottage at Thorpeness we had high expectations of The Old Mill. We weren't disappointed.

We took Miller's Cottage (the larger of the two available) with a double and a twin bedroom. Both are simply but comfortably furnished. There's a shower-room and a kitchen/living room equipped with refrigerator, microwave oven, kettle, toaster and television. You'll also find a small selection of books, magazines, games and jigsaw puzzles.

It's described as bed-and-breakfast accommodation but there's a difference. Ellen stocks the cottages with bread, butter, cereals, milk, fruit, yoghurt, cheese, ham and preserves. There's an ample supply of tea and coffee. It's then up to the tenants when they take their breakfast. Our stay was in typically wet November weather so we were unable to take advantage of the cottage garden and the table and chairs provided for guests' use.

The Old Mill was once the home of Benjamin Britten, the composer, whose photo hangs on the living room wall. Not far away is Snape Maltings and its world-famous concert hall - the venue for the Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Britten. It also houses restaurants, art galleries and retail outlets for items such as food and drink, kitchenware, arts and crafts, books and clothes. We were fortunate to be there on the first Saturday of the month when the Farmers' Market is held.

For food and drink we recommend The Crown Inn, a few minutes' walk from The Old Mill, though the nearby Golden Key is well-regarded. There's also The Plough and Sail pub adjacent to The Maltings. Within walking distance is the village shop and a motor garage which rents out bicycles.

The upmarket seaside resorts of Aldeburgh and Southwold (with its excellent pier) are within driving distance and the area abounds with opportunities for walking, cycling and sailing. Real ale lovers should note that this is Adnams' country, though beers from several microbreweries are often available. We'll be back for more!

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with family
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Address: The Old Mill Church Road, Snape IP17 1SX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Snape
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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