Driving along the quiet country lanes in Butley, Suffolk, you may be surprised to find a working water mill, let alone one converted into high quality self-catering accommodation. If you're searching for a holiday home packed to the brim with character and architectural interest, we guarantee that The Property will certainly not disappoint.
Fully converted in 2018-19, Aldeburgh and Woodbridge were once made up of 3 of 5 apartments within Butley Mill, but have been completely re-designed and re-configured to make the most of not only the richly historic property 'bones', but also the stunning views of its' immediate surroundings, including reed beds to the front and Butley mill pond to the rear. Now, thanks to the ground floor family kitchen cum living area, Butley Mill has had an injection of modernity and style. With a unique interior twist, exposed brickwork and metal conduits meet painted furniture to make this space not only something worth sharing on social media, but also somewhere friends, families and couples can come and explore and enjoy this fascinating space.
The ground floor living area has a beautiful navy shaker kitchen, with grand custom built Victorian pine dining table with ample seating for up to 12. There's plenty here to entertain all ages year round thanks to the full-sized snooker table, piano, Smart TV, woodburner and breathtaking private decking to the rear overlooking the mill pond itself; a great spot for sunbathing, reading or book or dining al fresco.
Upstairs, the bedrooms are divided into two 'apartments', Woodbridge and Aldeburgh. Woodbridge is a self-contained one bedroom apartment with open plan kitchen/dining/living area, as well as a superking sized bedroom with ensuite shower room. This is an ideal space for perhaps a lucky couple needing a bit of alone time, you'll feel like the king of the castle here! Across the corridor the remaining three bedrooms are found in Aldeburgh. Aldeburgh too has a small sitting/dining area should anyone wish for a bit of peace and tranquility away from the group.
So if you're ready to break away from the norm and try something a little different, The Property should totally be at the top of your selection list! Pub: 0.6 miles, Shop: 3.4 miles.
Why we love this property: Turning traditional self-catering on its' head, The Property are the ideal place for family get togethers and retreats with friends.
Open plan room with Kitchen area: Fully fitted with Range, dishwasher with drawers, washing machine, fridge/freezer with ice maker, Nutri bullet style blender, radio and underfloor heating, Dining area: Fixed table and chairs for 12, snooker table, Piano and Sitting area: Comfortable seating, Smart TV and woodburner. Door out to private decking.
Bedroom 1: King bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Views to the reed beds in front with small Juliet balcony. Ensuite shower room: shower unit, w.c. and basin.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, chest of drawers and wardrobe. Views to the mill pond behind.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
Family Bathroom: Bath with overhead shower, w.c., basin and heated towel rail.
Open plan room with Sitting area: Comfortable seating, TV and Dining area: Table and chairs for 6.
Open plan room with Sitting area: Comfortable seating, electric effect fireplace, Smart TV and estuary views, Dining area: Table and chairs for 4 and Kitchen area: Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer and microwave.
Bedroom 1: Superking bed with views over the mill pond. Ensuite shower room: with walk-in shower unit, w.c., basin and heated towel rail.
Outside: Private enclosed decking looking out over the mill pond behind. Furniture provided.
Parking: Private off-street parking for up to 6 cars.
Heating: Electric convector heaters and underfloor heating.
Pets: 2 well behaved dogs welcome.
Notes: Wifi, bed linen and towels provided.
Butley is a small village on the outskirts of Rendlesham Forest, just a short drive from the popular village of Orford and market town of Woodbridge. A fantastic network of country lanes and footpaths make this an ideal place for exploring, plus, the peaceful location makes this a great location for those looking for a taste of the countryside, whilst not being a million miles away from the Suffolk coast. So pack your bicycles, walking boots, cameras and binoculars... you'll be sure to use them all!