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The Windmill Suffolk - Bury St Edmunds

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The Pod- 4th floor living area
Sleeping- Bedroom 1

Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
3 nights minimum 
Windmill
Enjoy a relaxing retreat at one of the UK’s most unique and luxurious self-catering holiday accommodations. Enjoy a sublime stay in the most scenic of settings in this astounding adults-only boutique bolthole. Whether you are looking for a romantic hide away, or for fun filled time off with friends there really is no place like The Windmill Suffolk. Located just 2 miles from Historic Lavenham, within easy reach of what Suffolk and the picturesque surrounding counties of Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire have to offer. Originally built in 1891 the recently converted Windmill is the perfect contemporary country hideaway. With stunning panoramic views across the rolling Suffolk countryside, you can enjoy these from both the private balcony or the comfy warmth of the ‘POD’ top floor living ...Enjoy a relaxing retreat at one of the UK’s most unique and luxurious self-catering holiday accommodations. Enjoy a sublime stay in the most scenic of settings in this astounding adults-only boutique bolthole. Whether you are looking for a romantic hide away, or for fun filled time off with friends there really is no place like The Windmill Suffolk. Located just 2 miles from Historic Lavenham, within easy reach of what Suffolk and the picturesque surrounding counties of Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire have to offer. Originally built in 1891 the recently converted Windmill is the perfect contemporary country hideaway. With stunning panoramic views across the rolling Suffolk countryside, you can enjoy these from both the private balcony or the comfy warmth of the ‘POD’ top floor living space. The Windmill Suffolk is an adults only holiday let and due to the layout with its sweeping staircase unfortunately The Windmill is not suitable for those with limited mobility. It is a non-smoking property throughout and not suitable for pets.
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for childrenNo smoking
Adults only accommodation. The Windmill Suffolk does not allow children under the age of 16.
Bedrooms
2 Super Kings
Bathrooms
1 Half bath1 Full bath

Meet the host
Steven and Natalie R
Hosting since November 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsThe owners are generally always on site ( as our house is 2 minutes from The Windmill!) should you have any queries or want advice on local attractions or places to eat. We will always be here to check you in and out of The Windmill and are more than happy for you to call us if you need us for any reason.

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Andrea M
Andrea M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply AMAZING
Wowwww…what a place. We had the most tremendous stay in the windmill. It was so restful and relaxing. And surrounded by the most beautiful views. The windmill itself is absolutely stunning. The decore is 5* and the attention to detail really was fantastic. This windmill is clearly loved by its owners Steve & Natalie and that reflects in the windmill and all the lovely little touches that you find when you stay there. This property is outstanding and it really is a must for anyone looking for some R&R or something special. We cant wait to return,
Visited July 2024
Written 10 July 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rebecca E
Rebecca E
Sudbury, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mini-moon perfection!!
Wow what a place!! We spent the first two nights after our wedding here (on a 'mini-moon', if you will!) and it couldn't have been more perfect. AND the wonderful owners had added various surprise gifts and decorations for us which was so thoughtful and lovely! The views from the top are just stunning, but being able to enjoy those views in such luxurious comfort is what really does it! The place is flawless and so classily finished - can't wait to go back there for future anniversaries! 😊
Visited May 2024
Written 1 July 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

abuttsey
abuttsey
Colchester, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful Windmill in the Suffolk countryside
We spent three nights at the Windmill for my wife’s birthday. The location and views from the windmill were perfect, the interior is finished to a high quality and has everything you require for a great stay. Natalie the owner met us on our arrival and took us through each level and explained all the details we needed to know. I would thoroughly recommend a stay at this beautiful special place.
Visited June 2024
Written 23 June 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jimi T
Jimi T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing stay!
We recently stayed at the Windmill in Suffolk which was a wedding gift from 3 years ago!! Due to covid and other circumstances we had to reschedule this trip numerous times, Natalie was extremely helpful in accommodating us and putting up with our constant date changes! We are so glad we finally made it to the windmill for our 3 year wedding anniversary, we had an amazing weekend enjoying the panoramic views of the Suffolk countryside in what Is an incredibly unique holiday let. The standard of the conversion is excellent and been very well thought out and crafted. The top floor lounge is the perfect spot to relax and unwind and was my favourite spot for a glass of wine or coffee! I would thoroughly recommend a stay at the windmill!
Visited June 2024
Written 14 June 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Karen B
Karen B
Ipswich, United Kingdom9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Simply splendid
The Windmill Suffolk is fabulous. We spent four nights here and can’t recommend highly enough 5 star + Immaculately presented, boutique hotel feel with simply the best host in Natalie. Set in the beautiful Suffolk countryside close to historic Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds. The views are amazing, the windmill renovated to perfection and the best pillows ever!
Visited May 2024
Written 26 May 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler692845
Traveler692845
Thanks for taking the time to write this great review of your stay at The Windmill Suffolk Karen. It's so lovely to hear your gorgeous description and we know what you mean about the pillows... one of guests said she was sure it was those that stopped her husband snoring when they stayed! Tee hee! Until the next time! Kind regards Steve & Natalie
Written 7 June 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Chris N
Chris N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Windmill Suffolk - Bury St Edmunds
My wife and I had a double birthday celebration at the Windmill. A three night break was booked by my wife as a surprise for me. What a wonderful place the Windmill is. As a child and teenager, I had a connection to the Windmill and the Mill farmhouse. In those days it was a just a funny old black tower but I was transfixed by the transformation that I found on my arrival! The renovation is nothing short of outstanding. The vision and determination to bring the Windmill back to life is a real credit to Steve & Natalie. There was nothing to disappoint and of course the pod at the top is an amazing feat. As we went up to each floor, there was something different around every corner and each floor oozed quality and was beautifully decorated with the pod offering the loveliest views. It was from here we saw red kites, buzzards and massive hares in the neighbouring field! It was a real pleasure to meet Natalie and the Windmill is being lovingly looked after.
Visited May 2024
Written 21 May 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler692845
Traveler692845
Thank you so much for this glowing review of your stay at The Windmill Suffolk Chris. It was an absolute pleasure welcoming you back to The Windmill especially because of your past family connections- We are so pleased you like what we have done in bringing the building back to life again. We hope it won't be long until we are able to welcome you again. Kind regards Steve & Natalie
Written 7 June 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Deborah T
Deborah T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Blissful break away
We had four wonderful nights at the windmill and experienced absolute luxury: stunning lounge/viewing gallery, fluffy towels and robes, welcome groceries and wine. We lazed in the garden enjoying the calm surroundings and listening to the birds. Thank you Natalie for such a warm welcome x
Visited May 2024
Written 19 May 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler692845
Traveler692845
Thank you for this fab review of your time at The Windmill Suffolk Deborah, we are so pleased you had good weather and were able to appreciate the garden too! It was lovely to meet you both and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Steve & Natalie
Written 7 June 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Curiosity27759728108
Curiosity27759728108
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
10/10!
We booked the Windmill for my wife's 40th birthday and it was everything we hoped for and more! Stunning views all round, immaculate inside and as clean as you'd wish your own home to be. Natalie was so welcoming and accommodating, she set us up with everything we needed and left us to have our fun. A truly unique and special place that has given us memories we'll treasure forever! Cannot recommend this enough!
Visited May 2024
Written 15 May 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler692845
Traveler692845
Thank you so much for this lovely review of your wife's birthday celebrations at The Windmill Martin.- it is wonderful to read you very kind words and it was a pleasure to welcome you all. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you had good weather too! Until the next time! Kind regards Steve & Natalie
Written 17 May 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

amanda s
amanda s
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
top class stay- superb, unique & tranquil
We had a wonderful stay at The Windmill. It is stunning and very well designed with fantastic views of the Suffolk countryside. Friendly communication from enquiring to booking and right through to our welcome... Natalie was the perfect host and explained everything on our arrival. The Windmill itself was very well equipped with some lovely little touches that were very much appreciated. We could have easily stayed in admiring the views and enjoying the tranquility for the whole time! But we did decide to venture out a couple of times to the nearby village of Lavenham, the busier town of Bury St Edmunds and also for a meal at the local pub along the road.
Visited May 2024
Written 7 May 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler692845
Traveler692845
What a super review of your double Birthday celebrations at The Windmill Suffolk Amanda- thank you so much! It's great to hear you managed to tear yourselves away from The Windmill for a few excursions to our local area- we really are so lucky that there is so much to do so near! We hope to welcome you all back in the future and wish you a great rest of the year ahead. Kind regards Steve & Natalie
Written 17 May 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mandym748
mandym748
England, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Want something unique with a touch of Class then stay here!
The Windmill is a must if you want a unique place to stay - everything was just perfect - we mirror all of the other great reviews that have been made. Natalie has been fantastic with communication, and very understanding of our first cancellation due to illness. Myself, wife and sister enjoyed a brilliant 3 night stay to celebrate my 60th Birthday, with fantastic views of the countryside and the wildlife which we love, including Mr Badger - we was greeted in the kitchen with a lovely cake and chilled bottle of wine!! (perfect!). They have thought of everything including the wine chiller on the top floor. I would say that the whole place is a touch of CLASS! We hope to be back again to explore more walks and coffee shops! Thanks guys! xx
Visited April 2024
Written 14 April 2024. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Traveler692845
Traveler692845
What a lovely review of your Birthday celebrations at The Windmill Suffolk Mandy. It was a pleasure to welcome you all and we are so pleased you were able to come and stay and celebrate such a special occasion! It's great to see the night time photos of the wildlife that you captured and hopefully next time you visit they won't know over your camera so you can capture more! Tee hee! We love your touch of CLASS comment- that really made us smile- Thankyou again for choosing The Windmill and we will look forward to the next time! Kind regards Steve & Natalie
Written 21 April 2024. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Patio
  • Terrace
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
Services
  • Housekeeping included

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Map
Getting there
Norwich Airport
42.5 mi

Cambridge Airport
25.6 mi
Restaurants
Lavenham Blue Vintage Tea Rooms
2.9 mi

The Horseshoes Inn
13 min

The Crown
4.4 mi

The Hare Inn
4.9 mi
Attractions
Lavenham Guildhall
2.9 miHistoric Sites

The Church of St Peter & St Paul
3.1 miChurches & Cathedrals

Little Hall Lavenham
2.9 miSpeciality Museums

Kentwell Hall
4.5 miHistoric Sites
About the neighbourhood
Whether you are looking for a romantic hideaway, or for fun filled time off with friends there really is no place like The Windmill Suffolk. With plenty of country walks and local attractions, including a variety of National Trust properties within a 10 minute drive you have your pick of things to do during your stay with us. Nestled in Suffolk’s beautiful countryside, The Windmill Suffolk,, is located just 2 miles from Historic Tudor Lavenham. We are less than 10 minutes drive from gorgeous Georgian Bury St Edmunds and its famous Abbey and gardens. Newmarket races are 20 minutes away and Cambridge for obligatory punting on the river Cam and visiting the plethora of universities is 45 minutes drive away.
Getting around
The Windmill Suffolk is on a bus route but as we are in the countryside buses do not regularly especially in the evening, so it is beneficial to visit us by car. This also means you will find it far easier to visit all the wonderful surrounding towns and villages within easy distance of The Windmill.
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Windmill Suffolk - Bury St Edmunds

The Windmill Suffolk - Bury St Edmunds is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

The Windmill Suffolk - Bury St Edmunds has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

The Windmill Suffolk - Bury St Edmunds has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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