Reserved for exclusive use by our corporate day guests, Mill Cottage is the perfect base to enjoy your day at Kimbridge.
Situated in a beautiful position on the banks of the River Test, Mill Cottage was originally built as two cottages in 1906, where the chauffeur and gardener of the estate owner both lived. In recent years it has been combined into a single house, restored and transformed into a comfortable and relaxing fishing lodge.
The original mill at Kimbridge was still grinding corn at the turn of the 19th century. Today only the water wheel remains, which still generates electricity. The structure of the mill is captured in this 1900 photograph. The mill has gone. In its place stand a workshop, a garage and Mill Cottage. Interestingly, the white railings of the river bridges to the rear of the wagon along Kimbridge Lane still survive to this day.
The sound of the turning mill wheel and the gently sloping lawn, leading down to the waters edge, both add to the charm and tranquillity of the cottage and its surroundings.
Mill Cottage can accommodate up to 6 guests in three double bedrooms and one twin room. It has three airy bathrooms and a downstairs WC. The large traditional farmhouse style breakfast kitchen is fitted with all the latest appliances. A tackle room is provided to safely store all your rods and fishing equipment. The cottage is double-glazed and centrally heated throughout, with the added benefit of a real log-burning stove in the living room and kitchen for those chilly early autumn evenings.
The formal dining area, with large French windows leading out onto the spacious terrace, is regularly used for corporate day lunches and evening buffets. Garden furniture is laid out on the terrace for relaxing over a sundowner on those balmy summer evenings.
Mill Cottage operates a no smoking policy in all rooms.
Contact the Kimbridge Estate Office for details and general enquiries.