Letheringham Water Mill, Suffolk,
A mill was recorded here in the Domesday Book, but the present building dates from 1740 with 19th century additions. It ceased operating as a mill in 1927 and was grade II-listed by English Heritage in 1966. Timber-framed with clapboarding and a plain tile roof consisting of two floors and two attic floors to the gambrel roof. Mill inner frame is close studded with angle braces and chamfered ceiling beams. All machinery has been removed save for the wheel, which has an octagonal wooden shaft and iron outer ring and has been renovated in the last three years.
The mill, tearoom and mill house have been renovated and holiday cottages have been created from the outbuildings and original mill house, which had Elizabethan parts, although not listed.
Stunning garden walks around 7 acres including formal gardens and wild woodland copses.
Historical talk and guided tour of water mill & surrounding grounds – tour conducted by owner.
A very interesting mill, house and gardens and a delicious tea outside. The hosts were extremely welcoming.
The best route is to follow signs to Easton Farm Park as the mill is next door to the park. When travelling east, take A12 exit after the Wickham Market exit. It's signposted Easton Farm Park.
Travel through the village of Easton until you pass the White Horse pub on your right, then take the next exit left and take the next left again at crossroads a short way up. This takes you into a small country lane. Letheringham Water Mill is half a mile on the right hand side (you can't miss the mill building).
Because our properties are old and fragile, unfortunately we cannot include children under 14.