We consider an ‘interesting feature’ to be something you wouldn’t necessarily expect at a holiday cottage. An interesting feature at The Mill …. is that it’s a working mill!
Shaun, the owner, is always happy to get the wheel going during your stay which is wonderful to watch. It is the only working mill in Dorset with the original mechanical components so is very unique.
There is a viewing room inside the cottage situated near the living room which shows all the parts in action, but don’t worry, safety is always in mind at The Mill with glass panels sealing off the area.
Stoke Cottages is hundreds of years old with quirky features that you simply do not find in more modern homes – the twisting staircases, the quaint, sloping ceilings, the oak beams, dining in the country cottage garden and the sound of church bells on a Sunday morning. All of this but beautifully modernised whilst retaining all of its original period charm.
Chideock Cottage is included in this category as it has the ultimate country cottage “must have” – an AGA! For the uninitiated, there is a beautifully illustrated AGA cook book crammed with recipes for you to try whilst you are away which includes a selection of simpler one pot recipes for those who don’t want to spend too much time in this beautifully equipped country kitchen, but still want the AGA experience.
As well as all the period charm you would expect from a beautiful stone cottage, you also have the blissfully toasty heat from the AGA seeping throughout the cottage, making it perfect for Autumn and Winter holiday breaks and perfect for those who constantly feel the cold.