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The Old Steam Mill

Location: Hartest
5 Star

A Five Star experience of contemporary style and luxury with beautiful views over idyllic rolling Suffolk Countryside.


The Old Steam Mill

Location: Hartest

A Five Star experience of contemporary style and luxury with beautiful views over idyllic rolling Suffolk Countryside.


The Experience - Self Catering At The Old Steam Mill

The Experience

Just picture yourself on the balcony !

This is luxury conversion of a Historic Steam Mill into a beautiful two bedroomed Cottage.

The cottage is set at the top of a hill with lovely private ‘mature’ gardens to enjoy and really wonderful views across the valleys in both directions.

It also benefits from the use of ( by arrangement with the owners ) the tennis court.

Please note that young children and babies cannot be accepted in this property – sorry.


Cottage Walk Through

Cottage Walk Through

The Old Steam Mill is accessed along a private drive up to the ridge of the hill with magnificent views of the Suffolk countryside with steep valley’s on both sides, there is a private car park outside and beside the cottage.

From the front door you enter directly into the sitting room with its large sofas, cosy log burner and colourful rugs. To the left is a dining area and kitchen and small hallway to the back door.

To the right is a large bedroom with a king size bed, en-suite with a luxury walk in shower and loo and a dressing room. You can walk straight out of this bedroom onto a sunny Breakfast patio beside a pond and the mature gardens.

Between the sitting room and dining area is an open staircase leading to a landing area with a sofa – a lovely sunny place to read. A few steps up takes you to the spacious second king size bedroom, here there is a single truckle bed for a 5th guest – because of the lack of privacy and it being a single bed it is only suitable for a child (Children must be aged 8 or over)

The upstairs bedroom also has a lovely en-suite bathroom – the bath is oversized and has a hand held shower.

French doors lead out to a large balcony with sofas, a table and chairs and lighting for you to enjoy the beautiful views over the valley and really unwind.

The owners are happy to accept dogs but they do have a young cat wandering around, so please only bring your dog if it’s cat friendly! Thank you.

Access Statement

The Gardens

There is a beautiful private mature garden where you will always find a quiet private spot.

Beyond the garden there are views of open the countryside dipping down into the lovely Hartest valley.

The owners are also happy for you to use their tennis court by prior arrangement.


The Old Steam Mill is at the end of the owners long drive and situated just past their house at the top of the hill. It has its own car park and really lovely views across the valley on both sides and walks straight from the cottage into beautiful Suffolk countryside.

You can walk to the excellent Hartest Village pub:  ‘The Crown’ in about 25 minutes.


Local Area


Local Area

The Hartest Steam Mill is a historic building and next to it was a famous windmill, these were a focal point for the local area and perched on the high point overlooking the valleys, one of which contains the road and the little village of Hartest. it is a very pleasant walk through the countryside down to the village where there is an excellent pub serving good food and beer from its own brewery.

There is also a lovely walk in the other direction that leads you to another great little pub called The Queens Head in about 45 minutes, this is a well know local gastro pub and does really great Sunday Roasts


Standard Inclusive Features


Standard Inclusive Features

Kitchen: All cottages are complete little homes and facilities include modern central heating, refrigerator, hobs, oven and / or microwave, toaster, crockery & serving dishes, cutlery, many utensils, fire-extinguisher, lots of pots & pans, glasses & mugs, kettle, cafetiere, teapot, kitchen towels, oven gloves, olive oil, salt & pepper, sugar, herbs, tea, fresh and instant coffee, washing up liquid, cloths, general cleaning materials, etc.

Bathroom: Soap, fluffy cotton towels, bath mats, shaver point, toilet brush, toilet roll.

Bedroom: Cotton bed linen, wardrobe with coat hangers / chest of drawers, iron, ironing board, hairdryer.

Living room: Your cottage has a wood burning stove and a basket of firewood and a bucket of coal will be provided free, more will be available at cost – firelighters will be provided. TV, books, games, magazines, local brochures, OS and other maps, folder with our special ‘What To Do’ insiders-guide to the local area.

Bikes: Please check with the owner that these are available before you arrive to avoid disappointment if they are in for maintenance

One Well behaved Dog is always welcome, please refer to  All About Bringing Pets for charges, Rules and how this cottage may suit your pet.



  • Barbeque
  • Bath
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Bikes Provided
  • Central Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Clothes Washer
  • Cooker and Hob
  • Courtyard
  • Dishwasher
  • Dog Friendly
  • Enclosed garden or large dog area
  • Freezer-compartment
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Garden - Enclosed
  • Ground Floor Bedroom
  • Ground Floor Shower
  • Ground Floor Toilet
  • High Chair Provided
  • Internet Access
  • Iron and Board
  • King Size Bed
  • Microwave
  • Off Road Parking
  • Open Fire or Wood Burner
  • Shower, over Bath
  • Shower, Walk In
  • Smart TV
  • Television
  • Towels Provided
  • Travel Cot Provided
  • Wifi



Trainline Journey Planner: Click Here

London Liverpool Street station – Colchester station = 47 mins

London Liverpool Street station – (change at Marks Tey) Sudbury station = 79 mins

Colchester – taxis at station – 45 mins to cottage

Sudbury Station 120 mins to London Liverpool St Station change at Marks Tey – Sudbury Town Taxis 01787 377366 – 20 mins to cottage


What the Guests Say...

  • Sunday, 29th October 2023, Nora:
  • We stayed as a family of 5- 3 adults, 2 kids and our cocker spaniel. self check in was very straight forward, house is very spacious and has a lovely garden, also there is a terrace with fantastic views over the valley.  Apart from that, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would be happy to return to the Old steam mill. Thank you
  • Monday, 21st August 2023, Carol:
  • A beautiful spacious homely house with an amazing sun terrace & garden. Decor is a mix of styles which work so well together. If you want a good nights sleep this is the place to go, it’s so peaceful with huge comfortable beds.
  • Sunday, 30th July 2023, Gabriele:
  • Very spacious, tastefully decorated house. It’s all there, what you need. The terrace is fantastic and the garden is idyllic and well maintained. The house is a little off the beaten path, but you can take beautiful walks away from the front door. We made the arrival independently with a key box, as well as the departure. Since we had everything, that was perfect.
  • Sunday 25th June 2023, Gary:
    The house is beautiful, and everything was neat, clean, and even better than the pictures.
    The setting is gorgeous, and we especially enjoyed sitting outside soaking in the great views.
    There are some great notebooks that contain all the information you will need for the stay – so organized!
    We wish we had planned our trip to spend more time there.
  • Sunday, 1 May, 2022, Bryony
    A wonderful house with everything we needed. Lots to visit nearby.


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