STAY IN… A WATERMILL

Country Living (UK) - - A Month in the Country -

For soli­tude

Brinkburn Mill, Roth­bury, Northum­ber­land Lo­cated within the an­cient grounds of Brinkburn Pri­ory next to the River Co­quet and in a quiet wooded val­ley, this mill (above) fea­tured in a paint­ing by Turner and still has its wheel and grind­ing stones in place. Sleeps four. From £835 for three nights (land­mark­trust.org.uk).

For walk­ers

Wor­thy­vale Mill, Tin­tagel, Corn­wall In the heart of the north Corn­wall coun­try­side, this lux­u­ri­ous abode com­bines ex­posed stone with splashes of bold colour. Walk­ers can choose from coastal paths along rugged clifftops or ru­ral hikes over Bod­min Moor. Sleeps five. From £730 for three nights (unique­home­s­tays.com).

For ro­mance

Love­joys, Belchamp Wal­ter, Es­sex On the Suf­folk-es­sex bor­der, Love­joys is aptly named as it’s where the TV se­ries was filmed. This pe­tite 17th­cen­tury watermill is stylishly fur­nished and sits next to stun­ning mead­ows and un­spoilt coun­try­side. Sleeps two. From £440 for two nights (grove-cot­tages.co.uk).

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