Wildlife and chattering birds are abundant in the gardens of this old mill. Built in the 1840s as a timber and corn mill for the Frampton Estate, unusually it was never a home (the miller lived elsewhere), hence bedrooms upstairs are a medley of original storerooms. Andrew and Mulu have created a colourful home, brimming with etchings and photos, colourful rugs and antiques collected along the way.
Wake to the sound of rushing water from the millstream, and if you’re an early bird wander out to spot kingfishers skimming past, then sit down for breakfast in the sunny kitchen/dining room. Andrew and Mulu support the nearby farms and butchers, so relish the local apple juice, delicious black pudding with a full English, porridge, yogurts… while watching the ducks who come pecking at the windows. It’s all set out on the terrace in summer.
A 20-minute drive and you can be steaming along the Jurassic Coast paths – collect a picnic on the way.