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Aylsham Windmill in Norfolk
Sleeps 6

Aylsham Windmill in Norfolk

3-Bedroom Norfolk Windmill Sleeping 6.

The stylish self-catering accommodation at The Aylsham Windmill in North Norfolk is on four floors. The stairs are the standard domestic size and follow the curve of the external wall.

On the first floor, there is a fully equipped fitted kitchen and lounge (with a folding dining table) with three settees.

Next floor up is a double bedroom and a twin, sharing an en-suite shower room. Above is another double (king) bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.

There is also a utility room (ground floor) with a washing machine, tumble dryer, and a fridge freezer, which is helpful for larger parties. Also on the ground floor is the cloakroom.

There is a private walled patio garden with furniture and a gas barbeque.

The mill is situated on the outskirts of the historic market town of Aylsham, the centre of a rural community of scattered farms and villages. Only 10 miles from Norwich, Wroxham, the Broads, and the coast at Cromer, it is the ideal base to explore North Norfolk, Broadland, and the miles of beautiful sandy beaches.

Bure Valley steam railway station in Aylsham provides a 9-mile trip to Wroxham on the 15-inch gauge track. Aylsham is an ideal base for cycling, with plenty of quiet lanes and cycle trails to navigate. The mill is 100 yards from Marriott's Way cycle trail. Weavers Way is also close, passing by Aylsham.

The National Trust's historic Blickling Hall is 5 minutes by car or an enjoyable 45-minute walk. Another National Trust property, Felbrigg Hall, is between Aylsham and Cromer, about 10 minutes by car.

Aylsham is about a 40-minute drive from the North Norfolk coast, where you can visit gems like Blakeney, Wells-Next-The-Sea, Moreston, and, of course, the lovely beaches such as those at Stiffkey and Holkham.

Aylsham dates back to prehistoric times. As a market town, it is named Aegel's Ham in the Doomsday Book. His nephew Richard II gifted the Manor of Aylsham to John of Gaunt in 1372.

Aylsham is a proud member of the Cittaslow 'slow food ' movement, which started in Italy. There is a monthly farmers' market and a good selection of food shops selling local produce.

When booking or enquiring, please tell us that you found this North Norfolk coast holiday cottage in Aylsham on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.


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Wonderful windmill!

We had an absolutely wonderful stay in The Old Windmill. It has been converted to an extremely high standard throughout, and has everything provided you could possibly need - even beach towels! It is spacious and comfortable. The owners who live next door are extremely helpful and friendly, and made us feel very welcome. They have provided lots of very useful information about local restaurants, places to visit, maps, etc., and there is a cupboard full of games which kept us entertained after long days exploring the local area. They have also put in a place a fun little treasure hunt! It was in a great location for us - loads of places to visit. We didn't get to everywhere we wanted to visit, so will have to make a return visit!!


First Rate Quirky Accommodation

Took all the family here to celebrate a 60th birthday and we had a brilliant time. This quirky accommodation was spotless, well furnished & superbly equipped (apart from kitchen tongs - a necessity in my book!) and in a brilliant location within easy walking distance of Aylsham which had good shops, pubs and excellent Indian restaurant. Would thoroughly recommend it to my friends.


Round Living

We stayed here as a family, and were delighted with the property. The children loved the quirky nature of the building, and my wife wanted to live there. Wooden beamed ceilings and round rooms all accounted for a quirky and wonderful stay.

The long twisting winding staircase with its menagerie of small animals was great fun for the children, especially the hunt for 3 special characters. it seems to have become a tradition with previous guests to leave one of your own, so we joined in.

North Norfolfk is a delight with some amazing beaches, history, and beautiful too. Bure Valley Railway into Wroxham can be walked to with a boat trip at the other end. Aylsham is a pretty little Market town with some pleasant hostolries too!!

I discovered The Old Windmill quite by accident, but am so glad I did. Highly recommended and not a bad a price for the standard of the accomadation.


A lovely place to stay

Hidden away down a quiet lane, the Old Windmill more than lived up to our high expectations. The owners, Janet and Tim were welcoming and helpful and we were soon settled in with a glass of wine on the sun-trap patio. The Windmill is quirky, warm and very well equipped and we thoroughly enjoyed our week there. The location is ideal. being close to Norwich and The Broads. Aylsham itself is a lovely village with good eating places, many supermarkets and coffee shops.


An autumn break

It is easy to identify the old windmill from some distance as it stands several floors higher than the surrounding property. It has been beautifuly converted for holiday use. The kitchen and living area on the first floor are well appointed with everything you need for a self-catering holiday, including games and DVDs.
Everything was provided, including linen towels and beach towels (though not used by us) and a gas barbecue. The owners, Janet and Tim were very welcoming, giving advice about the areaand providing a generous welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee, biscuits, cake and a bottle of sparkling wine.

It's a 10 minute walk into Aylsham town centre with a decent supply of small shops, including a superb bakers. There is a regular bus route to Norwich and Blickling Hall is within walking distance and certainly worth a visit.

Would happily recommend the area and in particular The Old Windmill.


what a lovely surprise.

Ours was a last minute booking and we were delighted with the standard of accommodation. There was tea coffee and biscuits to help us recover from the long drive and even some bubbly in the fridge. Janet and Tim did everything to make us feel welcome from the start and because we didn't require any further assistance, left us to enjoy our short break. The perfect hosts. Highly recommended for couples or families


Fantastic break

My husband and I were looking for a unique building and a good location to take a short break. We found The Old Windmill website, it looked great so we went ahead and booked. What can I say, it was absolutely fantastic. A beautifully renovated windmill, the owners have worked hard to make it a great renovation, with a touch of luxury and uniqueness. Very relaxing and Tim and Janet were very friendly and their fastidious to detail, and with the prime concern of the visitor to enjoy their stay was warmingly felt along with their welcome pack. My husband and I wanted a peaceful and relaxing break and that is exactly what we got. The town of Aylsham was a 6 - 10 minute walk as was the Bure railway. Will be going again.


Fabulous place!

We had a marvellous week in the Old Windmill - the property is wonderfully quirky and had everything that we needed for our stay. And don't miss The Feathers pub!


The Perfect Holiday

The Mill is sure to please anyone wanting a relaxing stay in a lovely location & place with so much character, it is utterly charming.

We have stayed many times & is our favourite place in all of the UK.

You will want to return.

David & Diane Lee & families, Fair Oak Hampshire.


A wonderful weekend

A wonderful weekend at the Windmill, would highly recommend
Tim and Jan the owners were very friendly and a gave us a great welcome.
Everything u need and more is at the Windmill and if u need anything they were on hand ( thank u for the )


We loved it

We had a weekend in The Windmill, Nov 2014. Can't praise the property or Janet and Tim highly enough. We were able to book for breakfast despite being self-catering. A lovely treat in a fabulous building.


Ninth visit

This was our ninth visit to the Windmill, so no need to say any more but as I need to use more characters, the Windmill is an excellent place to stay!


Great weekend in Aylsham...

We arrived in Aylesham the evening they switched the Christmas lights on.
It was a prelude to a sparking weekend in the old windmill.
The renovations are superb and the quirky nature of the building was what we wanted and we were not disappointed.
Quirky and confortable, with great support from Tim and Janet.
Will def recommend to our friends .

Chris Cordrey


We were looking forward to staying in the Old Windmill and was overwhelmed with the standard of absolutely everything. The place is immaculate, there is absolutely everything you would need for your stay, however long. Everything from the lounge to the bedroom to the bathrooms was comfy and cosy and there is a lovely little courtyard to sit when the weather suits. There was a 'welcome' package waiting and other little quirky points of interest. Sadly, we were only there for two nights and would love to have stayed longer. Janet and Tim were very friendly and helpful. We even received a letter in the post well before our booked date enclosing a map of the area and acknowledging payment which was a very nice touch. I cannot recommend The Old Mill highly enough, you couldn't fail to be impressed and enjoy your stay. We most certainly will be going back for a longer stay. Madeline and Steve


Lovely stay

We spent 4 nights at the Windmill over Christmas and were not disappointed. It's in a fantastic location on the edge of Aylsham: Close enough for all the amenities yet far enough away for real peace and quiet. Not a bad distance for a drive to the coast and Norwich too.

We found the windmill to be very well equipped indeed: A real home from home.

The little personal touches from the owners like Prosecco, Christmas crackers, chocolates, panettone etc were lovely and much appreciated.

Great communication from the owners too. Happy to answer questions about both the property and area and always so quick to reply. Provided us with lots of extra information too.

The only tiny negative was that we had a problem with the oven and things took longer to cook than usual. On Christmas morning I discovered this was because the latch on the door wasn't working properly. We didn't want to disturb the owners on Christmas day so my husband had a look at it and managed to fix it.

One little suggestion to make a great venue even better would be a more comprehensive itinerary on the website to save bothering the owners. We knew we'd be cooking Christmas Day and Boxing Day dinners in the property so needed to know if the kitchen was equipped to cope or whether we'd need to take some of our own equipment. Consequently I emailed Janet a few times with various queries. I needn't have worried: Everything we could have possible wanted was provided.

We would happily recommend this property.

Thanks for having us!

Kind Regards Clare, Dave, Chris, Stella, Spencer & Georgia


An excellent place to stay

Our stay at the Old Windmill over the New Year period was extremely enjoyable and this started with a warm welcome on our arrival from the owners, Janet and Tim, along with all the ingredients required for our first cup of tea (along with a little something extra for New Year).
The accommodation was of a very high standard and my children (who are actually adults) enjoyed looking for all the little friends placed around the Mill.
This is definitely a place I would recommend to those I know and those I don't.
Hopefully we will be back at a later date.


Cozy and full of character

The tower is comfortable and cozy. It has modern features but retains the character and charm of the tower with some nice quirks. The owners were friendly, helpful and welcoming. We knew they were available if needed but after getting us settled they left us to it which we appreciated. We found the place relaxing and waned to spend as much time in as we could! We had a great stay and the location was as hoped-full of character and memorable. Just what we wanted for this birthday trip .


Excellent stay

Spent last weekend at the The Old Windmill, we had one of the best weekends away we've had in a long time.

The windmill was lovely better than I had thought when booking. Even though it snowed while we were there it was lovely and warm with a cozy fill in the windmill.
Spent hours finding all the little animals hiding in all the little nocks & crannies.

Janet & Tim were the best hosts & very helpful.

If we spend another weekend in this area we would definitely look in to booking the Old Windmill again.


Wonderful windmill weekend

6 great friends enjoyed the unique and quirky experience of a stay at the Aylsham Windmill. Spacious and comfortable, we particularly liked the open plan ness of the lounge and kitchen area so we could all be together ( seeing as most chat and action isaround food and drink). wide carpeted stairs whirl you up and up to the top where we had a lovely kingsize bedroom with ensuite facilities. (2 other double and twin bedrooms on the floor below) we visited Cromer, walked on the beach and had tasty eats at the lifeboat station. Fabulous weekend. Great hosts.

Jo Newton


We came up to Norfolk for the weekend and had a lovely stay. The windmill is magical, and we enjoyed the house immensely. It was a perfect spot from which to visit all different parts of Norfolk. The owners are exceptionally kind, attentive, and have shown wonderfully good taste in preserving and renovating this building. While you are near neighbourhoods, we were not aware of neighbours at all, and even found the local village very helpful for its charming little shops. I travelled with my mother and my three children, all of whom loved our time at the windmill and would recommend it completely.


Wonderful unique holiday let

We were very impressed with the windmill & it's location. We will definitely come back for another holiday.
The property was fully equipped, everything was thought of to make our stay very comfortable.


Couldn't have wished for anything more

We stayed here for a long weekend in March with friends and we could not have wished for anything more. The welcome was lovely, the welcome supplies Janet and Tim had left were very welcome - especially the chocolates and wine !! The windmill is so well equipped and comfortable and they have truly thought of everything - I would give this place 10 out of 10 and we will most definitely return for another visit - absolutely fantastic :-) We would highly recommend this property.


A Short Break in the Windmill

My husband and I had a lovely couple of days stay here. Everything was perfect and the thoughtful gestures like chocolates and wine from Janet and Tim were the icing on the cake. We will definitely be going back.


Fantastic place to stay

We had a wonderful week at The Old Windmill - beautifully equipped, lots of space, great owners, both cosy and full of character. Aylsham a lovely little town and easily connected into all local attractions. Didnt expect to get 3 days on Cromer beach in April! Highly recommended!

Richard Addy

Fantastic holiday

This for us was a perfect holiday and the uniqueness of the accommodation added that extra bit of sparkle. Our sons aged 5 and 6 loved the Windmill and did not want to leave. Everything was provided, even shower gel and beach towels and there were plenty of games to entertain the boys and also use of beach toys too. We loved the area and were able to walk straight from the windmill to nearby NT property Blickling, where we spent a pleasant day. The weather was great so we enjoyed Cromer, East Runton and Holkham beaches too and found plenty to see and do. After 15 years of going on self catering holidays we have not stayed anywhere that was so clean and spotless, with everything we needed sorted out. Tim and Janet were friendly hosts, but not instrusive and our stay was very peaceful. This was our first visit to Norfolk as we have tended to favour the rugged coastline and small beaches of the Aberporth area in Wales which are nearer to us. However, we were pleasantly suprised with the beauty of the area, and enjoyed the nature reserves at Blakeney too. Staying in a converted Windmill was such a unique experience and will make this holiday more memorable than some of our previous holidays - we won't struggle to remember where we stayed when we visited Alysham for the first time. I am sure we will be back to the Windmill because it was so good. It was suprisingly spacious and ours sons could not get enough of it. Fantastic!


A wonderful stay in Aylsham at The Old Windmill

We wanted somewhere different to take our friends for their Golden Wedding Anniversary, what more can I say it was absolutely excellent and our friends where so surprised at what we had found for their celebrations.


An All round great holiday!

The Old Windmill is a super place to stay. The owners are very welcoming and friendly, nothing is too much trouble.. They even put in little extras like a box of chocs, and a welcome pack of Tea, Milk and biscuits. The place is very clean, and there is plenty of info on what to do/places to go and see around the area. Great fun, would thoroughly recommend for a lovely holiday!


A short break at The Old Windmill, Aylsham, North Norfolk.

The Old Windmill was a wonderful place to stay. Everything we needed was provided and the Awards the owners have been given are well deserved. We look forward to staying there again.


This is how holidays should be...................

I wish all holiday accommodation was to this high standard. Friends came over to join us and all were impressed and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending the Windmill to anyone. Many thanks to Tim and Janet for their hard work and attention to detail. A longer stay would have been nice.


Great place and great owners!

The Old Windmill is a wonderful place, and the owners, Janet & Tim are great people. It is very well situated - relatively close to the coast, the Broads, and to Norwich. Aylsham is a nice town with many amenities. The Windmill is a very charming place, and sleeps 6 people very comfortably. It is very well equipped. We rented it for a month, and had various people staying with us for shorter periods. Our friends & family loved it too! We all would definitely stay there again.


Lovely location and wonderful service

My friends and I had wonderful weekend staying in this converted windmill. Owners Tim&Janet we're inviting and helpful. Will definitely visit again!!!

Lenka Twitchett

Fantastic week in this wonderful windmill!

Very well equipped accommodation, everything you could need has been thought of. Really fun to stay in such a unique building, that has been lovingly restored. Great location with lots to do in the local area. Very friendly and welcoming owners.


Best holiday ever, great accommodation and wonderful weather.

Have just returned home after a fantastic week in the Old Windmill at Aylsham, Norfolk. Couldn't have asked for better accommodation - clean, comfortable, wonderful extras when we arrived (chocolate, tea, coffee, milk and Cava in the fridge and a tasty Norfolk fruit cake), cupboard full of board games which we thoroughly enjoyed and the fun of hunting for a mouse, black cat with red scarf and a baby hedgehog in all the nooks and crannies around the windmill! We were blessed with very good weather and made the most of the secluded patio and the spotless barbecue. We had some great days out and found good food wherever we went, but, most of all, it was great to relax in the windmill and find our inner child! None of us wanted to go home and we would recommend the Old Windmill unreservedly to everyone. Many thanks for such a great week.

Jennie, Terry, Nicola, Susan and Leigh - from Chessington, Tolworth and Southampton.


Fantastic accommodation couldn't ask for more.

We had a fantastic stay in this lovely old windmill. Aylsham and Blickling Hall are within walking distance and we were perfectly placed to visit the surrounding area. The accommodation was very clean and comfortable and quite unique. We would recommend the windmill to anyone wanting a relaxing holiday in North Norfolk. Many thanks to Tim and Janet for providing such fantastic accommodation.


All good

Impressive, private, well furnished, very comfortable special place to stay! The owners welcoming and helpful without being intrusive and provide some lovely thoughtful touches. Made for a memorable holiday. Thankyou


Holiday at the windmill

Just returned from a very enjoyable week at the windmill with our four cousins
The welcome pack was very much appreciated as was the greeting from Tim&Janet
We all found everything ,provided to make our stay like home from home
And would certainly recommend the windmill to our family& friends and hope to return in the future

Alan Hooper

Great accommodation in an idyllic location

The windmill has been superbly renovated to create luxury class accommodation. The owners have thought of everything. We loved it. A 26 mile traffic-free cycle route nearby was an added bonus.

Hazel Mould

An idyllic Autumn break

Our week in Norfolk was blessed with almost unbroken sunshine, although a little chilly in the early mornings. The location of the Old Windmill is perfect, tucked out of the way down a lane, it is quiet and sylvan, an oasis of calm and still only a short walk from the town square. We even had a Tawny owl for company most nights.
The Old Windmill itself is great, a perfect mixture of old and new. Everything was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. We thought that the little animals that occupy every nook and cranny were fun and enjoyed looking for the little furry mouse (we did eventually find it).
The Kitchen had everything you could need and the lounge area very comfortable. all the bedrooms are quite spacious and well fitted, particularly the master room on the top floor. Our only observation (not a criticism) was the the showers were a little on the small side).
Overall, we had a most enjoyable time in Norfolk and would not hesitate to recommend the Old Windmill as a base for exploring the area (both on foot and by car). Highlights of our stay were Blicking Estate, Felbrigg Hall, the whole area around Blakeney Point. Norwich is a nice city to explore on foot (don't miss the cathedral or the castle).
Norfolk and the Old Windmill highly recommended.

Andrew Cavaciuti

memorable birthday

We stayed in the windmill from 9th October to 12th October for one of our parties 60th birthday ! All 4 of us had a fabulous time ! The windmill is very comfortable and spotlessly clean with everything you need and more! We arrived to a very warm welcome with some lovely treats ,chocolates ,cake, biscuits and a lovely bottle of chilled Cava in the fridge. It is situated in a lovely area on the outskirts of the little town of Aylsham within easy walking distance . There is so much to see and do and we would definately like to stay again. Janet and Tim the owners should be very proud of their beautiful windmill .

Tony Wootton

Review of Old Windmill Aylsham

Arrived early but the windmill was ready to receive us and the owner's welcome was warm and very helpful. The little extras (cake, wine and sweets) were much appreciated. All rooms were spotlessly clean, and the mill is located close to a local facilities (supermarket, banks); very helpful for holiday lets. I would recommend this cottage to family groups.

Stephen Spencer

Top notch!

We enjoyed everything about our stay. A very warm and friendly welcome and a much appreciated welcome pack. Cosy and comfortable, very well equipped, good location. We were so relaxed it felt like a week rather than 3 days. Highly recommended and we hope to return.

Denis Sweeney

Excellent place to stay!

The kids were so excited to be staying in a windmill, whether or not it was in Amsterdam. Aylsham is just as good. Centrally located for lots of activities and near enough to amenities should they be required. The windmill itself was cosy (despite it blowing a gale outside) and really well equipped, I loved the fact you didn't need to remember washing up liquid, toilet roll, kitchen roll etc etc. The beds were very comfy and the windmill was spotlessly clean. The owners Janet and Tim had thought of everything - and the children loved hunting for all the little animals around the mill (forget the children, so did I). All in all a very lovely place to stay and we are looking to book again!

Helen Meynell

A great place for a short break to explore Norwich and the Norfolk Broads.

We spent a great couple of days at the Old Windmill, and really enjoyed this spacious and quirky accommodation. It was convenient for exploring Norwich and the Norfolk Broads at our own pace, and we were made to feel really welcome. I would recommend it anyone without hesitation.

Matthew Ryan

Consistently excellent in all fronts

This was yet another return visit from six fussy ladies
We could think of nowhere else where we would be guaranteed a warm, cosy welcome in November- complete with cake from the farmers' market
Attention to detail evident - kitchen equipped to meet every need , extra bedding and immaculate bathrooms .
Hard to find somewhere else in this league that is maintained to such a high standard

Miriam Monkcom

Our home from home

We have been coming to the mill since 2001' when it was first renovated.
Sometimes on our own ( myself and my wife Diane) and also for holidays with other members of our family.
We all find it a really relaxing place to stay and a complete holiday.
Tim and Janet are the perfect host's . They will always go the extra mile for your comfort and enjoyment.

David Lee

A perfect holiday holiday rental with a difference

A delightfully different holiday rental !! Beautifully restored. Comfortable, cosy and warm. A perfect place, with a difference for a family get together. Location - excellent -close to Norwich - Cromer - the Broads. Great place for winter or summer breaks.

Jean Buck

New year stay

A group of six of us, all adults, stayed here over New year. The windmill has been very well renovated, all the rooms were lovely, the beds were comfortable and the owners have thought of everything you could possibly need. There were all the amenities we needed for self catering, loads of dishes, utensils, crockery etc. They provided a welcome pack of tea, coffee, cake, chocolates and biscuits plus fresh milk and a bottle of bubbly in the fridge. Towels, tea towels etc were also provided. There is also a utility room with washing machine, tumble drier etc.. and there was even a Christmas tree plus decorations to give it that festive feel. The windmill is located on the outskirts of town, a five minute walk to the nearest pub and a slow ten minute walk to the charming town centre where there are pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, tea rooms etc.. Aylsham is a small market town, situated mid way between Norwich and Cromer so the windmill is ideally located to tour the north Norfolk countryside. My only negative remark would be that the gas oven and grill seemed painfully slow cooking anything, although I am used to electric cooking so maybe this is normal. Highly recommended for a quirky break from the norm



What an amazing place. Great welcome (and lovely welcome gifts too). Everything you would need for a comfortable stay. We all had a lovely time and even got a bit of sunshine - although a rainy day makes you appreciate the windmill even more. Thank you.

Claire Knight

Winter Break

This unusual accommodation was delightful to stay in and was very well equipped. The location is well placed for visiting attractions nearby. Would recommend.

Barbara Burns

Fantastic short break

The Windmill is gorgeous, and the owners, Janet & Tim, were lovely. Showed us around the place and gave us lots of information. Sweet treats & milk in the fridge were a nice touch. The kitchen is stocked with everything you would need to cook, including a full spice rack, which I also think is a thoughtful added touch. Highly recommend the Old Windmill for a unique place to stay.

Nicole Tremblay

A fabulous weekend

We were staying in the windmill to celebrate my husband's birthday and the windmill couldn't have been a better spot for the weekend. It was beautifully renovated and equipped with more than we could possibly need to make the time comfortable. Tim and Janet were fantastic; answering my many queries before we arrived and then providing us with kind gifts of cake, bubbles, milk and biscuits on arrival. Thoroughly recommended from us!!

Emily Gateshill

Relaxing Chill Out

This was a return visit, once again it was excellent.
Everything you need is on hand.
We would recommend the The Old Windmill to anyone.
Thank you Tim and Janet we look forward to our next visit.

Sally Bass

A Long Weekend at the Mill

We spent a very enjoyable weekend at the Mill. The owners Tim & Janet made us very welcome. It was nice that they provide the option for short stays and even give a discount for low occupancy (there were 2 of us and the Mill sleeps 6). The facilities are excellent and the welcoming gifts were very much appreciated. The conversion/restoration of the Mill is superb. I'm sure we'll be back. Thank you Tim & Janet.

Alan Guest

Just perfect

Four ladies celebrating 60th birthdays . The windmill was perfect and we wanted for nothing . Janet and Tim have thought of everything. Excellent ...

Lesley Akehurst


Fantastic place to stay in a great location near Aylsham. Janet & Tim always make you feel welcome with a generous welcome pack. Children will love searching for the hidden mouse with the pink nose, and will get a prize if they find it, Bedrooms very comfortable, the windmill is a great place to relax


A very comfortable and friendly place to stay, an enjoyable holiday for all.

We had a very happy and comfortable stay at the windmill, the welcome pack was a lovely surprise after the journey. There were many thoughtful extras provided too.

Doreen Ingram

Great week

Perfect from start to finish ideal for two couples.Friendly welcome would use this property again.Aylsham visitor centre charming.Ross boat trips from Hosey with fantastic views of marsh harriers.

John Owen

June Weekend Break

We stayed in this wonderful windmill for a June weekend with two other couples and couldn't fault it. The windmill has been beautifully converted and has everything you need for your stay, both inside and out, eg games, maps, deckchairs, BBQ etc. There was a lovely welcome pack and the owners were really helpful, especially when our car broke down on the morning of our departure. The accomodation is in a great position for exploring the area - inland and coastal - and the town has enough pubs and restaurants that you are able to leave the car behind in the evenings.

Jude Tustian

A windy Whitsun week

We received a warm and friendly welcome from Tim and Janet and soon settled in to this magnificent, restored, Windmill.
As our bedroom - very comfortable with a bath and shower ensuite - was at the top of 41 steps we knew we could keep fit!
Coming up to the first floor there was a large, comfortable, and well laid out living room and well equipped kitchen; the whole giving plenty of room for the six of us. The second floor had two good size double bedrooms with a Jack & Jill bathroom.
Everything was spotless although how they keep the dust down amongst the enormouse collection of tiny china animals, which appeared in every nook and cranny, I don't know!
We parked our two cars at the front door. The walk to Aylsham was indeed only 15 minutes where there is a couple of supermarkets as well as Pubs and Tea shops.
You are well placed for a 15 minute drive to Cromer (excellent Fish) or a similar time to drive to Norwich. We spent a day taking the Bure Valley railway to Wroxham and then a cruise on the Broards - well worth it, as was our visit to Blickling Hall.
As the title suggests we had pretty awful weather, but enjoyed our stay in the area and, especially, Tim and Janet's lovely Windmill.
We would certainly recommend The Old Windmill to our friends!

Duncan Jack

Unusual and well equipped

We really enjoyed our stay at The Old Windmill. Aside from the unusual nature of the accommodation, this was probably the best equipped self-catering accommodation we have stayed in. The owners seem to have thought of everything. Our two daughters really enjoyed staying in the windmill, so much so, that the youngest kept asking when we were going back to our accommodation when we were out for the day. I have already recommended the windmill to others and it is located in a really interesting part of the country. 5/5

S Davies

Lovely place to stay

Quiet, well equipped and nicely decorated Windmill, fun to stay in and within walking distance of a lovely Market Town. Good centre for quite a few places of interest without having to travel too far. Very friendly and helpful owners. A nice part of England to visit.

Jennie Stowers

Lovely, characterful accom.

The windmill at Aylsham is truly a wonderful place to stay. Very friendly and helpful owners. The town has lots of amenities and was only a 10-15 minute walk away. We had a day out in Cromer and some amazing fish and chips at No. 1 Cromer and we were lucky that the local narrow gauge railway was having a half term event. The Teddy Express was marvellous and our 2 and a half year old son loved it too. All in all unusual, quirky accommodation that is well presented and a great location.

A Bowers Smith

Great place to stay.

The Old Windmill is a great base for a holiday. The windmill is very comfortable and a lovely change from a traditional house. It is also conveniently located for travel in all directions.

Christine Soderman

Wow !

What a fabulously quirky holiday accommodation. Very homely and would highly recommend a stay here.

R Lister.

Great time at the Windmill

The windmill had everything we needed for our self catering holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Would recommend the windmill to anyone looking for a relaxing comfortable holiday with family and friends.

Alison Adkins

Our Week At the Old Windmill in Alysham

Fantastic experience in staying at this converted Windmill. We were looking for something a little different and it delivered, it's the kind of place you see on telly presented by George Clarke or Kevin McLeod and was spot on. The place was full of character, steeped in history, very quiet/private and an excellent location for reaching places we'd targeted for days out. The weather held good and that was the cherry on the top.

Darren Mallett

Fantastic windmill experience

I've always wanted to live in a windmill or a lighthouse since I was a little kid and I found this place whilst deciding where to take the family this summer.
Staying in England for a holiday is always a gamble but it all paid off for us here.
This windmill has been beautifully converted and we found it very comfortable for the 6 of us.
The hosts Tim and Janet were extremely friendly and helpful and left us a very nice welcome pack on arrival, even some bubbly to celebrate.
They had placed little toy animals in all the nooks and crannies of the windmill and we had fun finding them all.
Aylsham itself is a lovely little town also and we were well placed both for a short walk to the shops and also to drive to on e of many amazing sandy beaches.
All in all a fantastic holiday in an amazing windmill. A marvellous experience, thoroughly recommended!

Jon Blow

Home from home and then some.

Exceptional holiday home. Exceptional welcome package. Exceptional owners, where nothing was too much.Can not wait to return. Thank you very much for all the care and attention you showed all the family.

Jane Walker

The best self catering experience ever!…

Well, I just have to say that this is the very best self catering accommodation we have ever rented. Tim and Janet, you are far too modest in your achievements as to what you have created. The windmill is beautiful inside and out. It is amazingly well equipped and I could not find a single thing I missed from home. Chris and I both came away thinking we wanted to live there forever. Thank you for your wonderful kindness and allowing us to stay at your amazing accommodation. Thank you also for the amazing welcome gifts .... It seemed so apt to open the bottle of bubbles upon arrival that you had put in the fridge for us!
Only problem? We will find it hard for the future to find accommodation to match the perfect standards you have set!

BTW, loved the Danielle mirrors .... First thing I did on returning was to try and buy one.

A fantastic stay in your windmill!

Gillian Landau

Lovely place for a getaway

Very cool place to stay with all amenities you could think of, and ones you didn't know you needed until you saw it there. Totally recommend

Ian Chesterman

Perfect in every respect.

Absolutely perfect. Everything catered for, Mill was absolute delight to stay in. Was so pleased that I will be going back in January 2017.

Verna K Kitchener

Wedding Anniversary break

We have been visiting the mill for the last 15 years and it never disappoints. Tim and Janet always make us welcome and the attention to detail is excellent.

Jose Christopher

Pre christmas girlie break

Second time at the Old Windmill, great location within 10 minutes of the lovely town of Aylsham and the Black Boys Inn. Taxi ride to Norwich only 30 minutes , great shopping and theatre. Very comfortable and cosy in the windmill, plenty of games for evenings in, plenty of wine and comfy beds what more could you want!!

Julie Jones

New Year stay at Windmill

We loved our stay at the windmill over New Year. It had everything you could ever need in it. Owners are lovely people. Only a 10 min walk into Aylsham. Very cosy place to stay.

Nina Wood

Fantabulous stay

We loved our stay in this wonderfully restored old mill. Super clean, comfortable and well equipped. The owners could not have been more helpful. Highly recommended xxxx

Dawn Roberts

Visiting family for Xmas 2016

Janet and Tim were extremely thoughtful in providing the welcome gifts and home comforts you miss when travelling. The accommodation was perfect for our family of four adults. We would highly recommend The Old Windmill for any travellers or holiday makers.

Elaine Nichol

Just Perfect ....

Second time I have stayed at The Old WIndmill and returning for a third time in November 2017. Would love to visit more often - absolutely fabulous. Better than 5* in every respect. Janet and Tim are delightful, helpful, thoughtful and have thought about everything that one might need for either a short weekend stay or a much longer stay. Thanks J 7 T; very much appreciated. Verna K

Verna K Kitchener


Everything we hoped for and nothing we feared. Looks great from the outside and inside warm, well insulated and heated. Excellent facilities and comfortable furnishing with little extras to make it fun to stay. The location is really good Aylsham is a delightfully friendly little market town.

Paul Reed

3 night stay at Aylsham Windmill

Fantastic stay at Aylsham Windmill, Tim and Janet the owners made us feel very welcome nothing was too much trouble. Lovely surprise to find a cold bottle of bubbles in the fridge, tea coffee cake biscuits and sweets was a very nice touch. The Windmill has everything you need all to a very high standard, very comfortable beds. Location perfect for days outs and Aylsham 10 minutes down the road, recommend Black Boys public house for evening meal (need to book), we enjoyed our stay at the Windmill very much and did not want to leave.

Susan Lambert

A real home from home

Booked this initially as a romantic getaway over valentines, but ended as a family holiday with Sister in law and husband, which was really nice.
The property is a fantastically well converted windmill, with all the expected circular rooms and stairs. It was very well appointed and had all the comforts of home.
It was spotless, had a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk and nibbles, and even a bottle of sparkling wine.
Everything worked, and had lovely hot water, and the bath and showers were perfect.
Perfect for 4, maybe a bit tight for 6 if cooking every day, as oven was a little small. (we had 6 for sunday dinner)
Big thanks to a our hosts for a really great week, and lucky with great weather too.

Julie Grover

Fabulous weekend away

We loved it. Beautiful, clean, superb welcome and well equipped enough to cook a small roast.
Incredible building lovingly restored to top quality home away from home.
Can't wait to go back.

Dawn Roberts

A special place to stay

We had an absolute brilliant stay in this delightful windmill
From the moment we pulled up outside we were totally bowled over
Janet and Tim had provided a welcome pack of goodies and also other little touches like toiletries and tissues etc were an added bonus throughout the windmill
We would highly recommend this beautiful place to stay cosy with all creature comforts of home

Nikki Breslin

Short break at The Old Mill Aylsham

Fantastic right from the moment Tim and Janet gave us such a warm welcome. The Old Windmill is a building full of character which has been restored to a very high standard. It's cosy and has all the facilities needed for a great break. The attention to detail sets the Old Mill apart from other holiday lets. Aylsham is well placed to visit Norwich or the North Norfolk coast, the town itself is very pleasant and has a nice range of pubs and restaurants. If you like large portions of good food - try the Black Boys in Aylsham town center.

I would not hesitate to highly recommend The Old Mill as a 1st class holiday cottage.

Robert Proctor

A Windmill of Wonder !!

Just had the pleasure of staying at Aylsham Windmill for a week. What a great place. Very quiet location in lovely surroundings. The layout is brilliant and every need was catered for. Nice touch with the welcome pack. Plenty of books and dvd's at our disposal. We thought it might be a bit chilly given the nature of the building, but it was really warm and cosy (had to turn the heating down !!). The utility room on the ground floor is really useful, as it meant we could leave all our walking boots/coats in there, and the additional fridge/freezer came in handy too. Although we didn't use the washer/dryer/dishwasher, it was great to have them just in case. I can't think of anything that could be added to make it better ... no improvements required. Only slight problem was with the internet connection, but that was due to a fault with the provider. Searching for the "hidden visitors" was great fun - something I'm sure no guest could resist joining in !! All in all thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks Tim and Janet.

Andrea Herron

Friendly luxury

We had a wonderful time at the Old Windmill. Tim and Janet were friendly and welcoming, and the windmill itself was delightful. We are hoping to return some day.

Melly Barrett

What a wonderful home

We have recently stayed for a week in this beautiful windmill with our grown up children, it had everything you would need for a real chill out week, all 6 of us love to cook and we never once struggled for equipment. As we don't manage to all get together very often, I had done some research on what there is to do in the local area but we didn't do any of it as the weather was very kind and we were just sitting around chatting and playing board games (or completing a tricky jigsaw - which became a bit of a marathon). The beds were all very comfy and everything was very nice and clean.

Robert Brown

Another fabulous stay in unique property

This was our 2nd visit and once again we had a great time. Everything so comfortable, great location and we managed to find the sneaky grey mouse to win a prize! The kids and adults loved it alike. We went to Holkham Hall, Bewilderwood and Sandringham all within easy reach of the property. Janet and Tim put so much effort into the property and it really shows. So much so we have booked for May 2018 so highly recommend!

Helen Meynell

A historic and beautifully restored old windmill conveniently situated on the outskirts of Aylsham

The Old Windmill is extremely well resourced and spotlessly clean. We were a party of 3 adults interested in National Trust Properties and Nature Reserves and found the Mill conveniently situated to visit a selection of venues. We also appreciated being within easy walking distance of the centre of Aylsham for meals in the evening and for rolls and pastries from the bakeries in the morning. Tim and Janet were helpful and friendly without being obtrusive and we were impressed with the welcome pack which was left for us to enjoy. We would certainly recommend the Old Windmill to anyone wanting a holiday in a historic, quirky and comfortable home.

John Munday

A week in a windmill

From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the owners we knew that we were going to enjoy our week in North Norfolk. We took our bikes and there was ample room in the ground floor utility for storage. The convenience of a washer dryer and dishwasher was greatly appreciated. The bed was comfy and there was more than ample bits and pieces ie salt, pepper, tea bags, coffee milk and the like to ease us into our vacation. We cycled or walked from the door every day which is so refreshing to go away and leave the car on the drive. The owners were next door and we were invited to 'knock on' if we had any issues but all went well. We can highly recommend this holiday let and the location.

John Mcglynn

Great self catering holiday accomodation

We have stayed at The Old Windmill three times now over the course of 10 years. It is one of our all time favourite places to stay. Tim and Janet are a pleasure to deal with and Aylsham is a great base from which to explore North Norfolk. Staying in a round building seems to exert a particularly relaxing effect on us; I'm sure we'll be back one day.

Stephen Mcgrath

Great location and lovely accomodation

The Windmill exceeded our expectations in all respects. It was very clean, very comfortable, well appointed and in a very good location. It was an easy walk into the town where there were most facilities including grocery shops and restaurants. It was also an easy drive to both the coast and The Broads.
The sheltered courtyard garden and the use of a BBQ were very much appreciated. All in all to be highly recommended.

Pauline Knowler

The best holiday let in Norfolk,

Janet and Tim provide everything you need to make your stay comfortable, nothing is too much trouble. The Mill is our favourite holiday let and we are frequent visitors, we love it. Here's to next time :0

Gaynor Laws

A very good holiday

My friend & I found the Old Windmill spacious clean & comfortable. It was very quiet - the walls are so thick! It was interesting to read its history & see the photographs of its restoration.
Janet & Tim were very friendly and welcoming to us.

Jenifer Kirby

An atypical place and peaceful just what we looking for

Excellent place to change the atmosphere, difficult to find something to said when everything was in the description

Geoffrey Gardiner

Aylsham Windmill

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - everything was lovely. Very well equipped, even beach towels provided.

Susan Bourne

Recommended for recovering and beautiful holidays

Warm welcome, every day something new to discover. Well equipped and maintained. Nearly perfect for familys

Stefan Reith


Beautiful place to stay with lovely owners. We will definitely be returning to this gorgeous holiday windmill. ??

Francesca Garrick-smith

We'll be back!

Perfect location for exploring North Norfolk, Aylsham has a good selection of pubs and shops, the owners couldn't have been more helpful, the accommodation has everything you need and we'd stay again. We had a great time.


Lovely quirky accommodation that I would return to again!

Aylsham windmill was just lovely. It is in a great location, it was spacious, clean, well equipped and comfortable. The little added extras were so good, and unexpected, so it was a really lovely touch. There was a lovely game for children which my 56 year old partner participated in, although he did not try to claim his prize! This mill is lovely, Tim and Janet are great hosts and if we are back in Norfolk, we would be very happy to stay there again.

Shelagh Lennon

Fantastic Windmill

This is very comfortable, but still rather quirky and unusual. Tim and Janet made us feel very welcome.
I would thoroughly recommend The Old Windmill.

Sarah Mckinlay

Great Birthday surprise

We booked this as a surprise for our sister so that as 4 sisters we could celebrate her birthday together. From the moment we made contact everything was superb. Very swift responses to any queries. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed and shown around the windmill, it surpassed our expectations and we noted how clean and well equipped it was. It was very spacious and in a great location. There was lots of information there and games to play. There was an ample outdoor area which we were able to use as the weather was kind to us. The garden furniture was of a good size with an umbrella if the sun became too hot. We ate in and were delighted with the kitchen and its contents. There were lovely extras like cake and chocolates. We walked to the local pub/restaurant which was a brief 10 minute walk, it was warm and welcoming and the food excellent (we had already booked), it was very busy. None of us could find any fault at all and would highly recommend the Windmill.

Audrey Green

A lovely experience

What a beautiful place to stay! So comfortable and well equipped. Also close to lots of places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old Windmill.

Rolf Davidson

We loved somewhere different to stay

We would most definitely recommend people to stay here.
They had thought of everything to make your stay feel like a home from home.
Thank you for a lovely weekend at your windmill.

Diane Dacosta

Superbly located, well equipped and a little bit different....

Great week in a top quality restored windmill holiday cottage & a great base for exploring Norfolk. Tim and Janet clearly wish their guests to have the best stay possible and we couldn't find fault with anything. Have recommended to friends and will certainly be back. Fantastic holiday!!

Steve Court

The best self catering stay in North Norfolk.

Our family has enjoyed holidays in the Old Windmill since year 2001 & it is still a wonderful experience.

David Lee

Authentic and friendly

We have thoroughly enjoyed this very authentically restored and super family friendly hospitality. Very convenient location. Highly recommended and will go back again.

Esther Penn

Perfect Venue, Perfect Town,Perfect Stay, Super Owners

Superb venue. Visited 3 times in 2 years and booked to go back next year. That says it all really. Cann't go wrong. Prfect venue, perfect town, lovely people in Aylesham and Janet and `time are just super owners.

Verna K Kitchener

Brilliant stay

Loved staying in The Windmill a nice change from a cottage. Great location near to town centre so walking was not a problem and lovely food at The Black Boys pub there. Appreciated our welcome pack of essentials with added sweets and wine. Enjoyed looking for the creatures kept us busy for quite some time, however we didn't find them all. Owners Janet and Tim very helpful would definitely recommend to family and friends and hope to return in the near future.

Stephenie Ginley

A great property!

Our stay at Aylsham Windmill has exceeded our expectations. The property is better than what's apparent from the photographs and Tim and Janet are wonderful hosts and always available for last minute requests. I would thoroughly recommend it!

Patrizia Pierazzo

Great Stay

We had a really enjoyable holiday in this lovely restored Windmill. We found it to be a very interesting experience especially learning about the journey the owners went on to restore the Mill to domestic living, it was a herculean task! We were welcomed with a smile and a hand shake making us feel that we weren't just paying guests but friends. The owners Tim & Janet, who live next door are always on hand if needed but not at all intrusive. A welcome pack was provided ready for our arrival which allowed us to have a cuppa without having to unpack the car first and one of Janet's chocolate biscuits & cake!!! plus lots of little extras here and there.
The beds were comfortable and we had a good nights sleep, plenty of hot water, fluffy towels and heating. The Mill is surrounded by other properties which of course is to be expected in modern times, fortunately for us it didn't detract from the experience as the property sits on its own land and visitors can be private if they so wish. There is a small paved sitting out area which sadly we couldn't take advantage of because it was February with frost/snow but that didn't matter.
The property is situated as stated on the website and is a good base to visit Cromer, Sheringham, Norwich, the Broads etc and the small town of Aylesham only a few minutes walk down the road has delightful little shops and a pretty church.
Overall we had an enjoyable short break in Norfolk so would like to visit again if the knees can tolerate the stairs! We have relayed this experience to our friends and neighbours who were kind enough to ask how we got on so fingers crossed one of them might take us up on this recommendation. Thank you for a memorable holiday Tim & Janet & bless you for having the insight into taking on this project and for preserving our heritage for future generations.

Kathleen Raynor


Janet and Tim, were there to receive us and explained the workings of "THE WINDMILL"
A well received welcome pack,
not just one dishwasher tablet but enough to last you your stay and more
sufficient cleaning materials and loo rolls so one can keep windmill clean and tidy
Thank you Tim and Janet for a super stay.


Val and Perce

Percy Brazier

A true credit to British history.

A very unique and special place to stay.Extremely well maintained with everything you could require for a break. Attention to detail is evident in the fixtures and fittings. I would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking to experience a special break.

Anne Hummersone

Something different

We had a great four days in the windmill, one of the nicest, quirkiest places we have stayed at. Weather not great but it didn't matter. Our kids loved it too. Will definitely go again, and recommend to others. Owners very nice to!

Alex Grant

Aylsham Windymiller

Saved from a fate worse than 4 people being bedless...Janet and Tim came to the rescue on the schnowy weekend of 2.2.18.Very clean comfortable and different,quiet and warm...right up us street.

Sue Richardson

Wonderful stay in a wonderful venue

The Old Windmill has been re-developed to the highest standard - quality is everywhere - to provide ideal, and unique, family accommodation. All rooms are attractive and comfortable, and every facility is provided.

Janet is a very friendly and welcoming host, who will ensure that you have all you need for a first-class visit.

We had a wonderful stay, and cannot recommend The Old Windmill too highly.

Steven Ward

Special place booked for a 50th birthday celebration

Looked for somewhere different to book for a special birthday and found The Windmill and so glad we did!

An exceptional place to stay with everything provided you could wish for. Tim and Janet are gracious hosts and were welcoming and helpful and were kind enough to let us arrive earlier than the allotted time.

They were also kind enough to leave some treats for our visit.

The Windmill has been refurbished to a very high standard and provides excellent comfort. Ideal base for exploring the Coast and other parts of Norfolk and if you have never visited the area before Norwich.

If you are looking for somewhere a bit different then this is the place. Would highly recommend!

Rachel Eke


The old windmill is a wonderful place to stay. We have stayed three times. The owner's are so welcoming, and really maintain the windmill to a high standard. There is so much to explore locally, we recently visited cromer, wroxham, bewilderwood, and aylsham.

Debbie Westmorland


Unwind in a fabulous windmill. Much more imaginative and exciting than an hotel room. A lovely break chilling in the mill. Cosy comfortable.
Janet & Tim have thought of everything.
Great stay hope to return.

Denise Allman


The Windmill at Aylsham has everything you could wish for when you book a self catering holiday. It excels expectations that you may have before your visit. Perfection is the only possible word to describe it, friendliness, ambience, locality & above all the 'wow' factor. A must for recommendations to anybody.

Beverley Scott

Once again, amazing

This was our third stay at the Windmill, which pretty much says it all. This time, the weather was absolutely fabulous so we enjoyed eating outside! It is well located, with easy access to the coast and the Norfolk Broads. The accommodation itself is clean, the beds are really comfortable and there is everything you would need for the perfect stay.
The little animals around the windmill provided endless amusement for the children, we found the prize mouse but twice now the cat with the red scarf eluded us (had to ask for a clue as it was driving us bonkers)!
I would highly recommend this windmill, we have booked to come again in October!

Helen Meynell

Wonderful short break

Lovely place. It's comfortable and cosy with everything you could possibly need. Tim and Janet are excellent hosts and all the little extras like the chocolates and fruitcake make you feel very welcome. The mill itself is quite spectacular and quirky. Really enjoyed staying there as always.

Mamie Branthwaite

Lovely stay at windmill

Stayed for three nights at this lovely windmill. The property was beautifully renovated and provided excellent accommodation . Large living area with plenty of seating for 6 guests and a well equipeed kitchen with all mod cons. Comfortable beds and ensuite bathrooms with showers as well. A very handy utility room on the ground floor, even beach towels provided. The property was spotlessly clean and the owners, who live next door were delightful, very helpful but not at all intrusive. Aylsham itself is a pretty village in walking distance with plenty of small shops to stock up on food etc. Very nice touch as owners provided cake and milk, teabags coffee etc on our arrival. I would highly recommend this holiday home, great to stay in a windmill, and the owners are very flexible on number of nights you wish to book. If you book this property you will not be disappointed.

Cheryl Omand


Fabulous place, spotless and quirky, wonderful welcome and guest service, would thoroughly recommend visiting!

Andrew Warburton

Stunning! Chris and Julie

We were excited to find the link on I footpath for this amazing property. The whole mill is stunning, the interior so comfortable, giving a real sense of home from home. The patio garden and planting was beautiful, so nice to have our own outside space. Chris thoroughly enjoyed his bike rides starting just 200 metres from the Windmill, and all our visits in the local area were brilliant. The foodie gifts on our arrival were very welcome, especially the honey cake! Tim and Janet are excellent hosts and we can't wait to stay there again

Christopher Langton

Weekend break

The windmill was perfect in every way, wish we could have stayed for longer. Will absolutely come back again.

Kate Cooke

We loved it.

Our second visit to this amazing property. Immaculate and everything you may need for a great holiday.

Hazel Mould

An enjoyable week in wnderful accommodation

Cannot fault the Old Windmill. Comfortable, clean and quirky. Made to feel very welcome by the hosts. Would highly recommend.

Gillian Wiffen

Short stay

A perfect place to stay the hosts were so helpful they couldn’t do enough for you nice little welcome pack the cake was beautiful.. we all had fun looking for the little animals that were hiding around the place even though it was meant for youngsters..... excellent

Trevor Whisler

Great hospitality and facilities

This was our second time staying at the Windmill and it proved to be the right choice again. The owners were friendly and helpful. The cottage was clean and cosy. Tim and Janet were very approachable and we had a BBQ together. They also offered a good choice of games and cartoons which kept the children entertained! Highly recommended!

Esther Penn

An idyllic stay in beautiful accommodation

We had such a lovely stay here, from the ease of booking, super communication and arriving at the windmill everything was brilliant. The place is extremely clean and they have thought of everything you might need. Each room is beautifully decorated and beds are very comfy.
The location is perfect for days out with the bure train just round the corner which takes you to a boat that you can go on the Norfolk broads on. We also took a trip to Cromer beach a couple of times which has good facilities, is clean and has a great fish and chip shop.
An enjoyable stay that we are already planning to repeat.

Cara Revell

beautiful place to stay.

a brilliant stay in a unusual property. a lot of thought and consideration has gone into renovating the windmill to a high standard. very generous welcome pack from the hosts who are friendly and pleasant. everything is there that you could want. very clean and comfortable. seating area out side is a bonus and private parking for the car. good base for all the walks nearby and the attractions not too far to walk into aylsham. we booked after viewing on the website where it looked lovely but on arrival it exceeded our expectations.

Patricia Wrigglesworth

Probably the best !

Probably the best self-catering we have ever stayed in for 45 years. The Windmill itself is absolutely delightful and a wonderful experience to stay there. This is matched by the quality of the property and what is provided, with so many really thoughtful touches, by the owners. They could not have been more helpful, both before the Corona virus got going and afterwards. It is scrupulously clean - and this was before the virus. We highly recommend staying there - for the Windmill itself, for the owners and for its position which makes it easy to get to so many great places/beaches/walks.

Katharine C

Fantastic Windmill Experience

I've always wanted to live in a windmill or a lighthouse since I was a little kid and I found this place whilst deciding where to take the family this summer. Staying in England for a holiday is always a gamble but it all paid off for us here. This windmill has been beautifully converted and we found it very comfortable for the 6 of us. The hosts Tim and Janet were extremely friendly and helpful and left us a very nice welcome pack on arrival, even some bubbly to celebrate. They had placed little toy animals in all the nooks and crannies of the windmill and we had fun finding them all. Aylsham itself is a lovely little town also and we were well placed both for a short walk to the shops and also to drive to on e of many amazing sandy beaches. All in all a fantastic holiday in an amazing windmill. A marvellous experience, thoroughly recommended!

John B (Upfront Rewievs)

Our Week At the Old Windmill in Alysham

Fantastic experience in staying at this converted Windmill in Norfolk. We were looking for something a little different and it delivered, it's the kind of place you see on telly presented by George Clarke or Kevin McLeod and was spot on. The place was full of character, steeped in history, very quiet/private and an excellent location for reaching places we'd targeted for days out. The weather held good and that was the cherry on the top.5/5

Darren M (Upront Reviews)

Great time at the Windmill

The windmill had everything we needed for our self catering holiday. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Would recommend the windmill to anyone looking for a relaxing comfortable holiday with family and friends. (4.7/5)

Ali (Upfront Reviews)

Great time at the Windmill

The windmill had everything we needed for our self catering holiday in Norfolk. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Would recommend the windmill to anyone looking for a relaxing comfortable holiday with family and friends. (4.7/5)

Ali (Upfront Reviews)

Brilliant stay

Brilliant stay
Loved staying in The Windmill a nice change from a cottage. Great location near to town centre so walking was not a problem and lovely food at The Black Boys pub there. Appreciated our welcome pack of essentials with added sweets and wine. Enjoyed looking for the creatures kept us busy for quite some time, however we didn't find them all. Owners Janet and Tim very helpful would definitely recommend to family and friends and hope to return in the near future.

5 ⁄ 5

S Ginley

A great property

A great property!

Our stay at Aylsham Windmill has exceeded our expectations. The property is better than what's apparent from the photographs and Tim and Janet are wonderful hosts and always available for last minute requests. I would thoroughly recommend it!

P Pierazzo

An ideal place to stay in Norfolk

The Old Windmill is an unusual but brilliant place to stay. We were extremely comfortable there and owners (on site) were very helpful at all times. Everything we had expected to be provided for us in the property was provided, and more besides.
Aylsham is absolutely ideally situated for visiting so many of the best places in Norfolk...mostly within a 30 - 40 minute drive. We enjoyed days on the North Norfolk coast (for swimming, birdwatching, walking and the excellent north Norfolk Steam railway). Wroxham was not far away for the Broads and we had a great day there pottering around in boats and watching the wildlife. Altogether, this was one of the best self-catering holidays we have enjoyed.


Wonderful stay at the Old Mill

Loved staying at the Mill. Everything you need to make the stay enjoyable. Loved the little animals everywhere. Great fun. Comfortable beds and sofas. Owners very helpful and able to provide little extras and useful info about the area.
Lovely area to stay in. Went to Blakeney Point and saw loads of wild life. All the Norfolk coast is really beautiful. Blickling Hall a great place to visit too.
Super visit! Will come again.



We were looking for somewhere different to stay and we saw the windmill in Aylsham. I thought this is the place for us, so I went and booked it for the first week in October. I was NOT dissapointed, we all had a wonderful week very clean, comfortable and everything there that you could want. The owners who live on site are just wonderful people and nothing is too much trouble and make you welcome with a nice bottle of wine and fruit cake on your arrival. The windmill is homely and spacious and in a great location. Hope to go back next year.


September break

We enjoyed our holiday at the Old Windmill. It far outweighed our expectations. Everything in the Mill was to the highest standard and Tim and Janet made us very welcome. We would recommend it to anyone looking for something a bit different.


Peaceful, Spacious and Comfortable Windmill Accommodation

The Old Windmill at Aylsham is a perfect retreat. We have stayed there twice with our 3 teenagers and found it suited our needs really well. The accommodation has all the self catering facilities that you could need and, spread over 4 floors, gives everyone the chance to claim a spot as their own. The location of the Old Windmill, on the edge of the market town of Aylsham does require the daily use of a car, which was fine with us. We kept all our beach paraphernalia in a top box anyway so it was always there if needed. We would definitely recommend.


Our third stay at "The Old Windmill"

As the title indicates, this was the third time that my wife and I have stayed at "The Mill".

It is a building that is a monument to its builders and to all involved in its conversion into an unusual, comfortable holiday "cottage".

Obviously, being on four floors, it will not be suitable for all, but the staircases are of a "normal" design (no ladders!). The kitchen, lounge areas and bedrooms (with en suite bathrooms) are roomy and well equipped.

Janet and Tim Bower are great hosts and the description of the Mill on their website gives an accurate impression.

Unsurprisingly, we look forward to our next stay.


Sewing break with friends

This was our 8th visit. The windmill suits us just fine as we can all be together all day, even when cooking and there is space for us to do our patchwork. Aylsham is a lovely town and close to lots of places to visit.


Relaxing Week

A perfect place for us to stay. A great location for visiting local attractions such as Blickling Hall, bird watching along the North Norfolk coast and the Broads, walking and visiting Norwich.


Home from Home

This is the perfect holiday getaway, so cosy & warm & perfect for relaxing & chilling.

It so quiet & peaceful & the owners, Tim & Janet Bower, are the perfect hosts.

Enjoy this fabulous Mill, you will want to come back again & again.

We have just enjoyed our tenth visit.


The Old Windmill, Self-catering

Very well equipped and comfortable accommodation in an excellent location. Everything you need in the way of provisions is available in the local town centre which is within 10 minutes walk. The owners of the accommodation were very helpful and friendly.


Alysham Windmill

Exellent accommodation with really friendly owners willing to accommodate your needs. Very good quality of accommodation and convienent for town centre


Change of pace, change of scene

What a fantastic place to be comfortable and relaxed in. Honestly, the windmill feels like home the moment you are shown around with wide eyed amazement by the owners. Who, having restored the building into what it is today clearly love the place and made it so easy for us to love it too. Its a great base for country pubs, historic halls and of course the coast. Thank you for a great weekend. Can't praise the old windmill and its owners enough. Would definitely return.

Mark Neal

Perfect weekend

Everything about the stay was fantastic. Excellent attention to detail. Janet and Tim were great. Very clean, comfortable and well maintained. Perfect.


Excellent windmill conversion.

Lovely conversion of a windmill. Very comfortable and well equipped. Very special touches with the cava, cake and chocolates. We have stayed in many holiday lets and this was by far the best for comfort and equipment provided. Extremely friendly and helpful people from the start when booking and on arrival. They even kindly let us arrive early as previously no one was staying there.


Wonderful stay at the Old Windmill

We thought The Old Windmill looked lovely from the photos, and we most certainly weren't disappointed when we saw it for real. Wonderfully restored, tastefully decorated, well kept and clean, contained everything we could have possibly needed, very comfortable beds and (one of my biggest gripes) proper, fluffy bath sheets (none of those silly, thin, teatowel sized ones). Well placed for visits around the area. Owners lived just behind the windmill, should we have needed anything, however it was all so perfect that the only time we saw them was to give the key back at the end of our stay. Would have no hesitation on going back or recommending.


Excellent base for lovely part of Norfolk

Lovely, quirky place to stay for spring break. Janet and Tim very friendly and helpful. The windmill is warm, well appointed and equipped, everything that you could possibly want is provided. We had a week's holiday in part to visit relatives but also to spend some time walking. Although the windmill itself is no longer on the edge of the village, Alysham is well placed. The Bure Valley railway starts there and Blickling Hall is only a couple of miles away across the fields. All our walks, each about 10 to 12 miles in length, started and finished at the windmill so the car was little used, although we appreciate that those with children may wish to visit the beach. Take OS Explorer maps 252 and 238 and enjoy the glorious countryside. Tim and Janet provide Landranger Maps that cover a wider area in less detail but still good. We are already looking at our diary to see when we can next stay. Thank you for a lovely break!


Excellent value and beautiful windmill

We all felt relaxed the moment we entered the windmill. It has an atmosphere that can't help but make you feel relaxed. We has a wonderful holiday. We were overwhelmed by the generous welcome pack and friendly nature of the owners. A thoroughly fantastic windmill, we just wish we had longer there!

Elizabeth Holmes

A joy to visit.

A fantastic time had by all four of us. Lovely building and conversion, owners very friendly, helpful and quick to respond to our queries. Great to have the welcome pack, and not missing anything we needed. We all hope to come back.


Un- Doubtedly Perfection

From the moment when the windmill is in sight, the excitement kicks in... Entry into the windmill opens up to exceptionally clean accommodation, with the welcome pack provided it was ideal.

The windmill fits both family young and old alike. The surrounding sounds were of birds singing, very tranquil. plenty of maps, excursion material, books and games are provided in addition to the animal quiz.

Lots of lovely walks nearby.

The excellent hosts Tim & Janet are attentive but not intrusive.

would recommend.


Windmill Writings

Five of us went for a relaxing writing retreat at the Windmill, and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The living room was our base of operations, and we wrote, cooked food, and played board games (both ours, and the windmill's). Writing all day requires a good night's sleep, and the windmill certainly provided -- the bedrooms were a perfect size, comfortable, and full of character. Each of us picked out a little ceramic animal that was our favourite (you'll understand when you arrive). My favourites were the hippos, or perhaps, the larger and more obtrusive brass snail.

The windmill was well-located for getting around on foot: we walked to the local Tesco and farmer's market for food, and were able to do a number of medium-to-long walks along the weaver's way and other paths in and out of town. We didn't get to do too much else around town or around Norfolk, but that's more a function of what we were there to do (work!).

All in all the windmill was a fantastic place to stay.


Lovely and unusual accommodation

Lovely place to stay. The children loved the fact it was a windmill! Everything we could possibly need was provided and more - truffles and fizzy wine were a lovely treat!


Enchanting stay in Norfolk

Spent a week in Tim & Janet’s delightful windmill in Aylsham. Excellent base for exploring the coast, broads and Norwich. The windmill is excellently equipped - we particularly got a lot of pleasure from the jigsaws. Aylsham itself is delightful with a variety of restaurants, pubs and takeaways. Excellent value for money. Would recommend without hesitation.


Very well apppinted retreat

A well appointed converted windmill which was very spacious set over 4 floors. The windmill has been converted to a very high standard and very thoughtfully laid out. Every thing we needed was there and with a few interesting extras too, like all the very small model animals in the crevices found in the uneven brickwork. We never did find the little grey mouse to win the prize!! The location was beautifully quiet and many interesting places in North Norfolk were within easy reach. Just one note of caution (very much with tongue in cheek) you will come away fitter than when you went as there are 41 stairs from bottom to top! An ideal place for a relaxing break.


Wonderful break

We stayed at this beautifully renovated Windmill for 3 nights. The location is ideal for accessing the Norfolk coast and Aylsham is a lovely little market town which offers all amenities within a 5 minute walk. The hosts made us feel very welcome. Lots of nice goodies and the property was spotlessly clean with lots of homely touches. We enjoyed our stay away in this unique property and would definitely recommend to others.


We couldn't have asked for more

We found the Old Windmill absolutely fantastic as a base for exploring North Norfolk. In a tranquil location, but only a short walk from town, it's like a home from home - lovingly restored (and it's impressive to see how much work went into it), a bit quirky, and with every modern convenience provided. There was more than enough space for two adults and three teens to not get under each other's feet, and being such an unusual place to stay it's been a really memorable experience. Tim and Janet, the owners, were extremely helpful and went well beyond the call of duty with lovely little touches - a bottle of Cava and chocolates to greet us, a lot of information about the area, and a supply of films and books for the inevitable day that rained. Many thanks for a great holiday!


Such a lovely place to stay

We were so glad to be able to stay this year as COVID had scuppered our break last year. The mill is lovely inside and out. The rooms are all comfortable and the towels are so fluffy (we've all stayed in rentals with cardboard towels, haven't we?). The mill has everything you need in its well-appointed kitchen and there's a gas barbecue too. Aylsham is a great town, plenty of lovely individual shops and the fantastic butcher on Red Lion Street if you want to try out the barbecue!! Hopefully we'll be back soon !!


The best self catering experience ever!

Well, I just have to say that this is the very best self catering accommodation we have ever rented. Tim and Janet, you are far too modest in your achievements as to what you have created. The windmill is beautiful inside and out. It is amazingly well equipped and I could not find a single thing I missed from home. Chris and I both came away thinking we wanted to live there forever. Thank you for your wonderful kindness and allowing us to stay at your amazing accommodation. Thank you also for the amazing welcome gifts .... It seemed so apt to open the bottle of bubbles upon arrival that you had put in the fridge for us!
Only problem? We will find it hard for the future to find accommodation to match the perfect standards you have set!

BTW, loved the Danielle mirrors .... First thing I did on returning was to try and buy one.

A fantastic stay in your windmill! 5/5

Gill L

A lovely place to stay .

We had a lovely week staying in The Old Widmill,our daughter and son and their partners joined us for the weekend, there was plenty of space for the six of us.
We were made feel very wecome by Janet and Tim, the welcome pack was most appreciated. The Windmill had everything we needed, even towels for the beach. We found lots of places to go for a walk and the Windmill is in the ideal place to visit the Broads, the beaches and National Trust properties.We would definately stay there agaiin fact my husband would love to live there !


Surprisingly spacious, quality accomodation

The windmill accomodation was excellent quality, very clean and surprisingly pleasantly spacious and bright.
Windmills require a lot of upkeep and this one was well converted and cared for.
A great location - central for most of Norfolk with the coast, broads and Norwich all a short drive away.
The booking and administration was very efficient.
The owners were welcoming and informative in their preliminary tour and available to speak to thereafter although were not needed.


A Perfect Break

Our family had a wonderful time at The Old Windmill. The owners, Tim and Janet, were very friendly, helpful and had thought of everything to ensure a wonderful holiday. The accommodation was spotlessly clean, very comfortable with lots of local information provided - we couldn't have asked for anything more.

The property is in a great location for both Norwich and the coast. Aylsham itself is a lovely little town with lots of facilities.

My children enjoyed every minute of their stay here and were very sad to leave, I was berated for not booking a fortnight! They loved all the little figures dotted around the place and as we failed to find the cat with the scarf, we will have to return.



Very nicely and comfortably renovated mill at the edge of Aylsham. Very well equiped up to modern standards (including wifi). Perfect basis to visit the many attractions of northern Norfolk.


A fabulous place

This is without doubt the best holiday rental we've ever stayed in. It is beautifully presented, thoughtfully laid out, provides everything you could possibly need (you only need take clothes!), is spotlessly clean AND it's a windmill!

Janet and Tim are perfect hosts, on hand when you need them without being intrusive and full of local knowledge.

Aylsham is a good location to reach city, coast and countryside so something for everyone.

We highly recommend you book it now before someone else does!


The windmill

As soon as we walked in we loved it. Comfortable, clean, all the little gifts were very thoughtful. Janet and tim made us feel very welcome. Would recommend this to everyone. Well worth a stay.