Project Description

Cottage Description

The Mill stands by itself in an enclosed garden surrounded by idyllic Broadland Marshes and
can be reached by boat or a 10 minute walk along a concrete path from your individual car
parking space.

Just stepping across the River Path onto the privately owned Mill Moorings you have your own seating area where you can picnic, fish, birdwatch, imagine Nelson as a young man learning to sail on Hickling Broad, watch the life on the River Thurne and adjacent Hickling Norfolk Wildlife Trust or just sit and do nothing.

On these moorings is Misty day boat and Misty can be hired with the mill. This really is the best way to explore The Norfolk Broads, you will be given full instruction, buoyancy aids, your first tank of fuel and full insurance.

If you wish to bring your own sailing boat that is fine too, as there are sufficient moorings for
your use but please advise upon booking.  Around the mill within the enclosed garden are lovely areas to sit with seating provided to enjoy the most splendid evening views across uninterrupted countryside, sit quietly and you may see Barn Owls and Marsh Harriers.

You can bring your doggy friend on holiday here and enjoy long walks without even getting into your car.   Martham village has food stores, chemist, post office, fish and chips, takeaway, butchers and public houses. The local village of Potter Heigham offers a dog friendly pub and cafe, large store selling food and loads more and a huge fishing tackle shop.

You can get to Potter Heigham by river.

You can hire canoes from both Martham Boatyard and Herbert Woods at Potter Heigham.
You can access the beach at Horsey by taking Misty across Horsey Broad and then walking 2.5 miles to the Dog Friendly beach. At Horsey you will find another windmill recently renovated but you can’t stay in this one! cafe and toilets are here too, so well worth a days visit.

The Mill sleeps up to four people but if your party is larger and you would like a property on the Broad, please let us know.

  • Two dogs welcome

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms on first and second floor

  • Smoke Free Property

Martham Mill Details

Entrance to The Mill:

You enter on the ground floor and here you will find an open plan living area with comfy seating, a round table for dining which has been fashioned around the main wooden Mill Shaft, a television and a fitted kitchen complete with dishwasher, fridge and Mill Cog Wheel!

Ground Floor Extension:

Entrance via the ground floor living area and here you will find the bathroom complete with a shower.   Also in this extension is the washing machine and viewing windows of adjacent woodland where you can sit and watch the small song birds.  (There are two steps from the living room / kitchen area to the bathroom /hall area.)

Outside Area:

From the hall there is an external door which leads to the secluded barbeque and outside round seating, straight from The Mill.

Come back into the Mill and access the:

Double Bedroom:

Access to the first bedroom is via a hand made ‘standard style’ wooden stair case.  There is a double bed, wardrobe, and bedside cabinets and a stunning view (as has the second floor bedroom).

Up the ladder to

Twin Bedroom:

The second floor bedroom is accessed via a ladder not too steep but nevertheless a ladder and not a standard set of stairs. This room has two single beds, wardrobe and bedside cabinets.

What we provide

All bed linen and towels (one bath towel and one hand towel each)

Heating (electric convector heaters)


All electricity


Please note

That The Mill is a non smoking property and we would be grateful if you could respect this.

That there is NO wi-fi at the Mill.

You have exclusive use of Misty (the Mills Day Boat).  Misty is moored at Martham Mill and is licensed to seat up to 6.
Misty is fully enclosed with a fold back canopy.
Full handover instruction, buoyancy aids, your first tank of fuel and full insurance are all included.

There are two upward steps to enter the Mill, two downward steps to go into the ground floor extension and access to the second bedroom where two people sleep is via a wooden ladder so guests must be agile and possibly just a little adventurous! Please note that you will have to pass through the first floor bedroom to get to the second floor bedroom. For privacy there is a folding screen.

A food delivery can also be received on the day of your arrival by prior arrangement

Bookings are from Friday to Fri

Arrival time is from 1:30 pm and departure time is 10am.


Martham Mill – NR29 4RG

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Can’t thank Jan and Ken enough. Had a wonderful week here at the windmill, never felt so welcome before, really pleasant people to have booked a holiday with. The fishing has been awesome despite the greedy swan that wouldn’t leave us alone! The only problem was that we didn’t want to leave.

Dog Friendly Holiday Cottage TestimonialSam & Ben, The Mill, Martham

Thank you so much for letting us all stay. What an amazing place, totally unique and so quirky, just what we were looking for!  It exceeded our expectations and  we couldn’t have wished for more.  A little gem!  Enjoy the rest of your summer, we will be remembering the beautiful memories we made here.

Kat, Simon, Amy and Lewis, The Mill, Martham

Thank you for letting me stay here for an amazing holiday!! I love how unique everything is, and it makes it seem so cosy.  This is definitely a holiday we will remember.  Thank you again for everything!

Amy, The Mill, Martham