April 14, 2024

The Old Watermill

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire


Come and revel in Northamptonshire�s magical countryside that envelopes castles, stately homes and centuries of magnificent heritage. Enjoy a relaxing stay in this most stunning of English counties.
Nestled amongst undulating landscapes are beautiful and unspoilt towns and villages with long histories going back to Saxon times and even earlier. With the ancient county town of Northampton at its heart, there is plenty here to interest the historian, walker, artist, photographer or nature lover.
Our many traditional village pubs offer fine food and drink, while in town, the sheer variety of restaurant cuisines available is amazing.


Accommodation Details

The Self Catering, fully centrally heated and double glazed accommodation is for four, in two bedrooms. One has a four poster bed and en-suite toilet with adjoining bathroom. The other has either two single beds or a king-size double available and adjacent toilet and shower room. The gourmet oak finish kitchen has many features including
built-in dishwasher, larder fridge, microwave, slow cooker, ceramic hob and fan-assisted oven. The sitting room and adjoining dining area has a vaulted ceiling complete with the original elm truss beams supporting some of the restored mill machinery. A wood burning stove, oak flooring and leather seating complete the luxury look. On the ground floor is the entrance lobby and utility room with freezer and washer/drier. Outside, car parking is for two vehicles and there is a small garden area with river frontage. There is a no smoking policy within the building. One well behaved pet is permitted as long as it brings its own bed.


Price Guide:

Low season �340 per week
Mid season �550 per week
High season �660 per week


General Details

The mill has a long history and is connected intrinsically with the surrounding area, it's a charming and historic former watermill, listed Grade II, and situated in a beautiful position on the banks of the River Nene. A well-known and interesting landmark which offers wonderfull views of the Nene in the lovely valley below the village of Great Doddington in Northamptonshire. Water from the mill stream still passes under the building through the mill race.

Restored sympathetically, the mill retains much of it's original charm with a modern luxurious twist.
Mentioned in the Domesday Book (c1086), the ancient mill has ground flour from grain for over 1000 years.
After the Norman conquest of 1066 it was given by William the Conqueror to his niece Judith, who was also related to the Marquis of Northampton.

According to local legend, the mill became a brief hiding place for Thomas a Beckett, Archbishop of Canterbury, who was imprisoned at Northampton Castle awaiting trial before King Henry II in 1164. He succeeded in escaping its walls and eventually fled, making his way down river to be sheltered by the miller before fleeing to France.


Other Information

We are in the country but near the town! Local shops, including super stores are near as is the Local pub & shop, fish & chips & other take-aways .In Northampton (10 miles) there is a superb theatre, many resturants and museums.


Booking Enquiry

Property Name

The Old Watermill


Hardwater Road,
Great Doddington



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