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Relax and regenerate

Astride the River Bure in North Norfolk and located in its own park-like gardens of some 2.5 acres, The Mill offers a uniquely relaxing experience where the sounds of the river and birdsong predominate, and where your mobile phone won't ring! (Coverage available just up the road).

The gardens around the mill provide a haven for wildlife with a wide variety of birds in particular. Mute swans, herons, little grebe and cormorants are regular visitors. Resident water birds include coots, moorhens, mallard and kingfishers. Barn owls can be regularly seen in the paddock hunting mice and pygmy-shrews. Regular garden birds include tits of all persuasions, tree-creepers, green and greater spotted woodpeckers, chiff-chaffs, finches, jays, wrens, robins and wagtails amongst others. The millpond is home to both rainbow and brown trout of enormous size. These are fed during the summer and so fishing is not allowed in this location. A wide variety of coarse fishing is available in the area - for example in the lake at nearby Blicking Hall.

The Mill uses a micro-hydro-turbine to produce electricity that is fed into the National Grid.

The owners provide excellent breakfasts featuring local produce, including fresh home-grown raspberries and strawberries in season. As well as Bed and Breakfast there are two self-contained holiday cottages recently converted from the original cow sheds and stables.


Great food is available from a variety of good quality restaurants and pubs. The award winning Walpole_Arms_public_house is at the end of the drive a couple of minute's walk away. Other pubs and restaurants can be easily incorporated into a pleasant day's walk or a short drive.

As a location for a holiday in North Norfolk the Mill is ideal. It is close enough to the main sights to be convenient but far enough away to avoid the crowds. Sheringham and the coast are 10 miles north. Wroxham and The Broads are about 12 miles away, either by car or by narrow-gauge railway from Aylsham. There are plenty of walks and relatively easy cycling in the area. There is also a wide variety of historic houses and sites including Blickling Hall, Mannington Hall and Walsingham.

The village of Itteringham hosts a well-stocked village store serving coffees and teas (5 minutes walk). Other shopping is available at Aylsham (4 miles) and Holt (8 miles). Norwich is a 35 minute drive away.


Bed & Breakfast: All rooms have ensuite shower rooms, views of the river and are non-smoking. Discounts are available for multiple night stays.
We also offer an "eat-and-stay" deal from Monday to Thursday (excluding bank holidays) if you book to eat at the Walpole Arms and book to stay with us.  Contact us for more details.  Please note cheques and cash only please.


B&B Room

B&B Room

Holiday cottages

Full week and short breaks are available. Contact Peter and Elisabeth Downs.

sleeps two - double bed in galleried bedroom.

sleeps four - 1 double bedroom upstairs, 1 double bedroom on the ground floor. Both have en-suite shower rooms.


From South and East. Drive to Norwich and follow signs to Cromer (A140). Leave A140 at Aylsham and drive through the town following signs to Blickling Hall (B1354). After Blickling Hall take the first right (signposted Itteringham. There is also a Tudor Rose sign and a sign to the Walpole_Arms. Follow road over hill. You can see the Mill in the distance to the right of a number of farm buildings. Where the road narrows there is a double bend as you come out of this look for the Walpole Arms on your right. There is also a signpost ahead at a triangular junction. At this junction look across for the Itteringham Mill sign and take the left hand of two parallel drives. If you go over the bridge into Itteringham you have gone too far.

From North and West. Leave Kings Lynn on road to Cromer. After Little Snoring look for right fork signed Melton Constable (B1354) and take this road. Pass through Melton Constable and Briston and keep going until T-junction in Saxthorpe. Turn right and continue to roundabout, where you follow sign to Itteringham (first exit). Look for white house on sharp right hand bend and take small, narrow road on left up past telephone box. Follow this road up to T-junction and turn left. Follow road over hill (you can see the Mill in the distance on the right). See instructions from South and East.


Please note that the Mill and Holiday Cottages are all non-smoking. The river and associated sluices are un-fenced so we regret children under the age of 8, except babes-in-arms, cannot be accommodated. For the same reasons we are sorry that we are unable to accept pets.

Peter or Elisabeth Downs

The Mill, Itteringham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR11 7AR

Telephone: 01263 587688 or

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