Project Description

Cottage Description

This unique property offers you the chance to stay in a Norfolk Windmill. Built in 1908 by Dan England a well respected and admired MillWright, Martham Mill also known as Bracys Mill has stood proudly over looking the River Thurne and Hickling Broad for over a century.  The Windmill has been sensitively renovated in order not to detract from its original purpose but still has all the modern facilities you require to enjoy your holiday.

The Mill stands proud in its own 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 comfortable seating area where you can picnic, fish, birdwatch, imagine stories of Nelson as a young man learning to sail on the close by Hickling Broad, watch the life on the River Thurne and adjacent Hickling Norfolk Wildlife Trust or just sit and do nothing.

Around The Mill within the enclosed garden are lovely areas to sit with seating provided to enjoy most splendid evening views across uninterrupted countryside, sit quietly and you may see The Barn Owl flying closely by.

From these moorings you can have full and exclusive use of Flow-Rider the Mills Day Boat (for an extra fee, arranged at time of hiring the Mill). ** If you opt to use Flow-Rider, you will be able to really explore The Norfolk Broads. You will be given full instruction, buoyancy aids, your first tank of fuel and full insurance. Flow Rider takes up to four hooomans, your pooches can come too, and is very easy to use.

**  Hire of Flow-Rider is separate to the hire of the mill and costs £225 for the week, including fuel.

If you wish to bring your own sailing boat that is fine too, as there are sufficient moorings for your use but please let us know when booking.

You can bring your doggy friend on holiday here too and you will be able to enjoy long walks without even getting into your car. Martham has food stores, Chemist, Post Office, Fish and Chips and a Chinese Shop, Butchers and Public Houses. The local village of Potter Heigham offers a dog friendly pub, large store selling nearly everything you will need and a huge fishing tackle shop.

If you can, do hire canoes from both Martham Boatyard and Herbert Woods at Potter Heigham.

You can access the beach at Horsey by taking Flow- Rider across Horsey Broad and then walking the 2.5 miles to the Dog Friendly beach. At Horsey you will find another Wind Mill recently renovated but you cannot stay in this one.  There is a cafe and toilets are here to, so well worth a days visit.
If you have any special requests our lovely owner Jan will do her very best to accommodate them.   She will meet you on arrival and introduce you to the area so that you get the very best out of your holiday.   She also has maps for you to explore The Broads.

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.

Exclusive use of Flow-Rider (the Mills Day Boat) can be hired separately at the cost of £225 for your stay.  Please do let me know if you would like to do so.

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