The Mill

Long Melford, Suffolk
Bed & Breakfast


Gorgeous rooms and splendid breakfasts – for sybarites, history-lovers, cyclists and canoeists - bang in the middle of ancient Long Melford

Bedroom

2 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Your comfort is Paul and Clare’s priority. They’ll happily run you and the kayaks up to Sudbury for a day on the river, or lend you bikes and give advice about where to cycle. There are wonderful walks straight from the door too – return to chocolates and fruit cake in your room.

Attention has been lavished on the guest bedrooms in the converted cottage by the front gate. The Melford room has views over the Tudor turrets of Melford Hall and a great brass bath. The Garden room has its own log-burner and a private walled garden. Everything under the old beams is bespoke, interesting, immaculate.

Ask your hosts about the rich history of the house and its most famous occupant, the WW1 poet Edmund Blunden – they’ll show you his first editions. You have a generous and relaxed breakfast in the main house conservatory; forget the car and spend days enjoying the village treasures and shops; stroll out to a different place to eat each evening.

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We think you'll love

  • Discovering the history of the house
  • Not having to get into a car to explore or eat out
  • The big tasty breakfasts
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Home truths

  • You will hear some traffic noise
  • Paul and Clare’s three Persian cats live in the main house
  • The Melford room’s patio is not completely private

Essentials

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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Special offer: 10% discount on available dates 21st December to 2nd January! Call The Mill to book!

Booking information

Check in
4-7pm
Check out
By 11am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights at bank holidays. Garden Room: 2 nights at weekends April-September.
Closed
Rarely.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £120
Surcharges
Singles £95-£120.
2 Doubles
From £120

Reviews

Wow! Just the most fabulous place to stay - so much care and attention to detail have gone into making this a truly memorable experience. Everything has been thought of; mood lighting over the brass bath, gorgeous toiletries, a log burner in one of the rooms; your own garden or patio and of course a wonderful breakfast every morning with eggs from the resident chickens. Lovely.

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The Mill is in the centre of Long Melford with its 2.5 mile High Street, choice of places to eat, art and antique shops and lively summer Street Fair. It’s next to the NT’s Melford Hall and close to Kentwell Hall with its rare breeds farm. The Bull is a minute’s walk; for fine dining it’s 2 minutes to 5* Scutchers restaurant. This is Constable Country: Dedham Vale and Flatford Mill are 40 minutes in the car; medieval Clare and Lavenham 5; Aldeburgh 50.

Local points of interest from Paul Jarrett & Clare Livens

  • Its all about location! Gaze from your room or private garden toward the soaring spires of Melford Hall. A couple of steps east from The Mill brings guests to the square pond and moat of the Hall; look out for swimming swans and Muntjac deer.
  • Sample great food in numerous eateries and sip craft beer in our very own brewery overlooking wheat fields. Long Melford has a fantastic choice of bars and restaurants with some outstanding fine dining options all within 5 minutes walk from The Mill.
  • Do you like to walk, paddle or cycle? The Mill provides free bikes & kayaks to explore nearby areas, so you can get lost on a hot summers day in Constable country! Explore Flatford Mill, Dedham &Stoke-by-Nayland; paint your own picture of sleepy Suffolk!
  • Long Melford is renowned for having an excellent variety of independent shops & vibrant art galleries. The TV series 'Lovejoy' was filmed in the village so prepare to search for treasures and curios in some colourful and quirky shops.
  • Immerse yourself in the writings of the war poet, Edmund Blunden, whom lived and died at The Mill. He wrote some of his works in The Garden Room and was a professor of poetry at Oxford University. The Mill holds a small collection of his 1st edition works.
  • Step back in time at Kentwell Hall, a romantic, moated, red brick Tudor mansion in a tranquil setting. Just a 20 minute stroll from The Mill, Kentwell offers a myriad of special events that appeal to everyone, and has delightful formal gardens to explore.

Introducing

Paul Jarrett & Clare Livens

Paul and his wife Clare fell for the charms of Suffolk, moved to Long Melford in 2005 and began to apply their creative drive to renovating properties. They completed work on their Grade II listed Mill in 2018; past occupants would surely approve: the World War poet Edmund Blunden lived here for a few years before he died in 1974; the American artist Mark Miller, who married Blunden’s daughter, spent time here too.