Mill House

Piddletrenthide, Dorset
+44 (0)7740 083657

A brick and flint flour mill, niftily modernised into an open-plan space, brimming with light and with views of the river from the garden


5 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome

The Experience

Honey-toned wooden floors stretch the full width of the house and the feel is contemporary in spite of the original mill workings sitting upstairs and down. You enter into the middle floor where there’s a sitting room with comfy sofas, antiques and a piano. A wide staircase leads down to the family area with orange bean bags, giant TV and plenty of places to flop.

The kitchen and breakfast room are open plan with a scrubbed pine table for sharing the preparing, multiple ovens, utility room and cloakroom and bi-fold doors leading to the half acre garden with lawn for games or sunbathing, terrace for barbecues and a sturdy above ground swimming pool you can fill up when it’s boiling. A good-sized double and two children’s bedrooms are upstairs all facing south west over the garden.

Walks are superb from the door (you’ll find maps) and there’s a tennis court, little village shop and a good pub, The Thimble Inn at Piddlehinton, less than 2 miles away.

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We think you'll love

  • The generous space inside and out
  • Larking about in the garden when it's warm, hunkering downstairs for a film when it's not
  • The surprising feel of such a modern looking space inside a very old building - it works very well
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You should know

  • It's not so good for toddlers with those slippery wooden stairs
  • The house sits on the B road so you may hear it at busy times
  • The village shop has limited opening hours so do check


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Forget about the airport, plenty of room to park... Easy to get to and fully equipped for the whole family - easy access to Dorset's amazing attractions - Happy to discuss a suitable offer...

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm Friday
Check out
By 11am Friday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights in high season. Reduced rates for stays of 2+ weeks. Extra sofabed and futon available in children's room.
Christmas, 1 September - 31 October, 1 November - 28 February, 1 March - 21 July.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £300
Weekly price
from £2100
Damage deposit
1 House for 5
From £3005 beds3 bedrooms


It was a thrill to see the cogs and shafts of the original mill feature strongly in the living areas of this family home. Here contemporary living, colour and light and wide open spaces make it a special place for families. Modern design classics side by side with vintage chests, eclectic artwork work wonderfully well. Every room faces south west over the generous lawns - a truly happy vibe here!

Angie, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

The tiny village shop/post office sells most things so do support it. A good family pub for children is The Gaggle of Geese at Buckland Newton - a 10-minute drive. You're a 10-15 minute drive to Dorchester, the charming market town so closely connected to Thomas Hardy. His childhood home at Bockhampton is lovely for woodland walks. Godmanstone, 3 miles, has a farm shop and café, beaches are close.

Local points of interest from Julie Bennett

  • Mill House is set on the edge of a lovely village in the Piddle Valley. It is very private with a lovely large patio and garden to relax/play in, but not isolated. There is a village shop within a couple of minutes walk away for the essentials.
  • Striking distance from the Jurassic Coast. Visit the Purbecks and Corfe Castle, Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Abbotsbury, West Bay or Golden Cap. Easy access to the popular beaches of RIngstead, Mupe Bay, Weymouth and Studland.
  • The setting is excellent for walking, with footpaths leading from the gate. You can walk for miles on the Wessex Ridgeway, or along the valley route and further afield. Great for running, riding, and cycling.
  • Under 15 mins drive from the historic towns of Sherborne and Dorchester. Under 30 mins from Bridport, Poole and Weymouth and 45 mins to Lyme Regis, Glastonbury, Bruton and Bournemouth.
  • Walking distance from several pubs, two really excellent dining pubs are just over a mile away and a further two good dining pubs are a good walk or quick drive away. Further options and two cinemas are not far away in Dorchester.
  • Wonderful houses and gardens and sites to visit such as Minterne, Athelhampton, Kingston Lacy, Sherborne Abbey, the Cerne Abbas Giant, Hardy's Cottage, TE Lawrence's Cottage, Tyneham Village, Maiden Castle. Shire Hall and all the museums of Dorchester.


Julie Bennett

Julie, (a publisher) her husband John and their two children moved here from London in 2013 and have really settled into village life, with their children going to the local school. They love walking and leave you good notes on all the many trails you can take up and around the village and beyond.