Idyllic riverside house and gardens

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Entire home hosted by Toby

  1. 14 guests
  2. 6 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 4 bathrooms
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Wainford Mill House is a stunning, spacious riverside house, which is part of a large former maltings/watermill building just outside Bungay. The house sleeps 12+2 people. You will have access to riverside gardens, a boat and a wood-fired pizza oven. There is also a wood-fired sauna cabin on an adjacent plot which can be separately booked.

We ask all guests to observe the latest government guidance on COVID-19 to stay safe.

The space
The house comprises six large bedrooms, arranged across two floors. Five are doubles or king size, and one room is a bunk room set out with 2 + 2 single beds. Three bedrooms have en suites, and a separate shower room and WC is available on the first floor for the other rooms. Roll-top baths and high pressure showers are supplied with plenty of hot water by our our wood pellet boiler, which also powers central heating throughout. At the back of the house and overlooking the river you will find a large well-equipped kitchen including range Smeg cooker, fridge, toaster, kettle and washing machine.

The large river-fronted garden at the back of the house is accessed over a small footbridge and is private and south-facing.

For an extra charge of £60 per session, you will have private use of the Secret Sauna - a secluded wood-fired sauna, perched just over the water’s edge overlooking the River Waveney. The sauna requires booking in advance of your stay and can accommodate up to six people at a time. The sauna is hidden on an adjacent plot of land, a moment’s walk from the house. You will be provided with towels, robes and flip flops. Please ask us for further details.

A bit of history...the first record of a flour mill at Wainford was in 1444, but by the 1800s the site was being used for malting of barley (for beer). Part of the working buildings were converted into a large house around 1850. Today the malting business continues at Wainford, with a modern facility 200m along the lane and a large white grain storage silo directly opposite Wainford Mill House to the north (you can see this in some of the pictures, it is now disused).

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
EV charger
Washing machine
Garden
Indoor fireplace
Luggage drop-off allowed

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Where you’ll be

Bungay, Suffolk, United Kingdom

The Waveney valley is a gentle, rural kind of place, where you can amble through pretty market towns, or walk along country lanes and across marshes. The high street of Bungay and its ruined castle amongst other attractions is around 15 minutes walk.

Going a bit further afield, the pretty towns of Beccles and Halesworth are around 10-15 minutes drive. It's about half an hour's drive to the seaside (Southwold, Dunwich and Walberswick), and about 25 minutes to the lovely city of Norwich.

Hosted by Toby

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During your stay

We live nearby, but not on site, so you’ll probably meet us, but otherwise you will have the place to yourself. An adjoining cottage is occupied by a young couple and their cat, who you may see around.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy