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Stotfold Watermill & Nature Reserve

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Mill Lane, Stotfold, Hitchin SG5 4NU, England
+44 1462 734541
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Checked before leaving home and it stated car park was open at 10 am. ..we wanted to check out the... read more

Reviewed today
Julie L
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Torremolinos, Spain
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Memorable destination

The nature reserve is well laid out and has board walks for year round accessibility. I went for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
davidmweb
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Water Mill, Museum, and Nature Reserve. A working watermill with a collection of historic rural objects, open to the public on most Sundays during the summer usually free admission unless there is a special event. The adjacent Nature Reserve and car park is open most days of the year.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea room” (16 reviews)
“water mill” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Mill Lane, Stotfold, Hitchin SG5 4NU, England
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+44 1462 734541
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"tea room"
in 16 reviews
"water mill"
in 7 reviews
"cakes"
in 11 reviews
"enjoyed tea"
in 3 reviews
"open days"
in 4 reviews
"oats"
in 4 reviews
"water wheel"
in 3 reviews
"opening times"
in 3 reviews
"nice tea shop"
in 2 reviews
"pay a visit"
in 2 reviews
"sunday afternoon"
in 3 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 4 reviews
"looked lovely"
in 2 reviews
"enthusiastic staff"
in 2 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"flour milling"
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"open sunday"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Checked before leaving home and it stated car park was open at 10 am. ..we wanted to check out the nature reserve before visiting the mill.....not in this case on the 22nd July. We managed to park up the road BUT saw lots of cars...More

Thank Julie L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The nature reserve is well laid out and has board walks for year round accessibility. I went for the dragonflies and birds and was not disappointed. The cream tea in the café overlooking the reserve was in our absolute top ten and that is from...More

2  Thank davidmweb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A working Watermill next to a nature reserve makes an enjoyable and interesting afternoon trip for all the family. There's plenty of parking and a lovely tea shop for afternoon tea.

Thank Kate W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a gloriously hot Saturday we visited the mill. Wheat was being milled and we were taken through all the stages by a team of very friendly and very knowledgeable volunteers. A very interesting and informative visit. Highly recommended.

Thank Euan H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to spend a few hours seeing how flour and oats were milled in a bygone era. The enthusiastic guides were fantastic and friendly, explaining how the mill works. Lovely small tea room & shop with local produce.

Thank Susan C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Stotfold watermill is run by friendly volunteers who do a fantastic job explaining how everything works. We went when the mill was working and would recommend that you check which days they are milling before you go, as it really made the trip even...More

Thank SallyBaggins
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful example of a working water mill where you can see it in action on certain days, but its flowers & enjoy the cafe. It has been a repeat joy over the 17 years that we've lived in the area & for...More

Thank thomsont6
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit Run by enthusiastic volunteers and a great cafe over looking the river and the nature reserve.

Thank amrrefurbs
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a brilliant place to visit. You learn all about flour milling through the ages, and even get a chance to run the mill yourself. The guides are very clued up, and interesting to listen to. As well as the Mill, there's a great...More

Thank G8056FZmike
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was so interesting to see the rebuilt mill, talking to the people from the area who committed time, energy and money to restore the mill to working. It is fascinating to see the flour being manufactured and to be able to buy organic products...More

Thank suebankswilliams
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JenToriLaurSaraLotti
25 February 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Just about - like you suggest 'as long as it's dry' it'll be okay.
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angela7836
28 June 2017|
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Response from Geoff L | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. It would be a challenge. Whilst it is relatively flat as far as walking is concerned, pushing a wheelchair is a different matter. In some places there is an actual path of sorts, but much of... More
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Paul C
9 June 2017|
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Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Enjoy it.
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