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The Windmill

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Wendover, near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Grade 4 Star rating
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A unique opportunity to stay in a windmill complete with spectacular views over the Chiltern Hills and within easy reach of Oxford.

Enjoy a unique holiday in this detached windmill, built around 1800, now converted to provide comfortable spacious accommodation over 5 floors with spectacular views over the Chiltern Hills from the second floor sitting room. Used as a working windmill until 1900 and then the home of an actress and a music publisher, The Windmill, now minus its sails, is located in the historic market town of Wendover. Set in a quiet location, it has an attractive enclosed rear garden.
Nestling in a gap in the Chiltern Hills the historic, picturesque market town of Wendover has a fine array of historic buildings, restaurants, shops and pubs; it also has a traditional market every Thursday. The area is blessed with a variety of walks through some of southern England’s most enjoyable countryside; the famous Ridgeway Path runs right down Wendover High Street. At nearby Coombe Hill, the highest point in the Chilterns, visitors can enjoy excellent views over the Vale of Ayesbury and the Chequers Estate, the Prime Minister’s country home. The Windmill is 18 miles from historic Oxford with its dreaming spires and famous colleges, whilst Wendover station is a 5-minute walk from The Windmill giving easy access to guests wanting a day in the capital city of London. Also conveniently located to visit Whipsnade Zoo and the Roald Dahl Museum. Shop 300 yards, pub 200 yards.

Entrance hall. Dining room/well-equipped kitchen with breakfast area, TV and slate floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom. Beamed twin bedroom with wooden floor. Wet room with toilet. Second floor: Spacious beamed living room with wooden floor. Third floor: Single bedroom with additional single pull-out bed (for +1) and fully-tiled en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Beamed single bedroom with additional pull-out single (for +1), wooden floor. Fully-tiled bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Fourth floor: Double bedroom with wooden floor, dressing room and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two satellite TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Broadband connection
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking
  • Couples and family bookings only

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  • Barbecue
  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Stairgate
  • Satellite TV
    Satellite TV
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • Wifi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Green Scheme
    Green Scheme
  • Windmill
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 09/07/2017
    Excellent stay. Only downside was the BBQ but we got in some disposables. Definitely heading your way again. Just an fyi for future guests, there are 3 twins and 2 doubles. Absolutely loved it, will book again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/06/2017
    A lovely family break in great accommodation!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 23/04/2017
    Had a lovely family break away. Would definitely go back here. Owner very helpful as well.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 26/03/2017
    My third visit

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 05/03/2017
    Had a lovely weekend with family in this great building. Very comfortable and well equipped, tastefully furnished to a high standard. Plan to return again. Thanks to the owner for her hospitality.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 28/02/2017
    Beautiful property renovated incredibly, if you want character with comfort stay here!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/02/2017
    This holiday was to celebrate a 70th birthday with family, Granny, children and 2 grandchildren. Staying in a windmill was a new experience for all of us and we were delighted with the beautiful windmill. It's layout was perfect for us and we were very impressed with the beautiful building and the cosy, welcoming atmosphere of the house. We were greeted by Mrs Griffin and were grateful for the thoughtful gift of wine,tea, milk and fresh flowers.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/02/2017
    Fabulous. Three generations including baby and dog celebrating a big birthday, can't wait for an excuse to go back!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/02/2017
    We struck gold with the Windmill, it's such a beautiful house. It's been converted in the most sympathetic way to maximise space. It's confortable and had everything we could have needed. We loved it and would certainly return.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 09/01/2017
    We enjoyed a lovely family weekend in The Windmill. Our party was 9 adults and 2 babies but we did not feel cramped at all. On the first night we cooked for ourselves in the very well equipped kitchen. We could not think of anything essential which was not supplied but there were many non-essential items provided which helped to make the weekend that little bit extra special. We all loved it. The location was also ideal for accessing pubs, restaurants, the countryside and many tourist attractions. We were particularly impressed with the Budgen in the High Street, The Red Lion Wendover Woods and The Chiltern Brewery tour.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 04/01/2017
    A wonderful property. Very well equipped and furnished. The challenging room layouts compromised our comfort a little but staying in a windmill was a great experience. Sadly the last two days of our stay were spoiled by a broken boiler so no heat or hot water (the immersion wasn't working either) and this caused a real problem.

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9.7 out of 10 – based on 22 reviews collected by Reevoo
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