Red Mill

Haddiscoe Island, East Norfolk Coast

  • 3 Star
  • A warm and comfortable windmill, in a tranquil and remote location, perfect for that get away from it all holiday

You can book this property from:

  • £628 per week
  • £90 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 double beds
  • 2 single Zip&Link beds (combine for king/super king)


  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 10 miles
  • Pub 4 miles
  • Shop 6 miles

Special Features

  • Welcome pack


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Red Mill was one of ten windmills originally built to power drainage pumps for the surrounding marshland of Haddiscoe Island. Grade ll listed the mill has been renovated to provide comfortable accommodation over four floors. There are stunning views of the River Yare and towards Burgh Castle. There is an abundance of wildlife on the marshes and they are used for grazing for cattle between April and October. This is a unique, tranquil and remote idyllic location, great for walking, bird watching and for just watching the boats go by.  Shop: 6 miles Pub: 4 miles

Ground Floor:
Kitchen/dining room with electric cooker, microwave, fridge with ice box, freezer, table and six chairs
Bathroom with bath and hand held shower, washbasin and wc
Sitting Room with comfortable seating, flat screen TV, Freesat, DVD & CD player and gas living flame fire

Curved stairs up to

First Floor:
Bedroom 1
with a double bed
Steep stairs up to

Second Floor:
Bedroom 2
with double zip & link bed, can be split into 2'6" twin beds
Ladder style stairs up to

Third Floor which is in the cap of the windmill:
Bedroom 3
with a double bed
Garden: Enclosed garden with lawn, terrace, charcoal barbecue, table and chairs. Gate way and steps up to river frontage.
Parking: Driveway for two cars
Heating: Gas central heating, gas living flame fire

Also provided:  Towels. Books and games. Travel cot (on request) and high chair. Radio

Pets: Two well behaved dogs are welcome, please be aware of our booking information regarding pets.
Additional information: There is a private water supply at Red Mill which has a high iron content so is not suitable for drinking or cooking, therefore a supply of 15 litres of bottled water is provided. Please be aware the stairs to the top two floors of the mill may not be suitable for anyone with restricted mobility. It is not advised to launch a boat/ kayak from the river as this is tidal and unsafe.

Notes:  This is a non smoking property. Mobile reception - good. The approach to Red Mill is via a four mile track over marshland, there are sets of gates that need to be opened and closed. Children should be supervised at all times when close to water.

Haddiscoe Island is a unique landscape being an inland island consisting of approximately 2,000 acres of marshland adjacent to the River Yare and River Waveney. The area is rich in wildlife, deer are frequently seen, together with marsh harriers, herons, geese and owls to name but a few. Cattle graze freely during most of the year. It is an area of huge skies and stunning sunsets, out here you feel a million miles away from the world however the coast is within ten miles and if a little retail therapy is required the beautiful cathedral city of Norwich is just twenty-four miles away where you will find theatres, museums, shops, restaurants and coffee shops.


If you're looking for quirky look no further! Great, away from it all location, 20 minutes drive off the beaten track right by the river. The rooms are all accessed firstly by a winding staircase then the second and third floors are reached by near vertical stepladders. Views abound with plenty of onsite entertainment from the cows and abundant wildlife. If you fancy a stay unlike no other, this is the place for you.

Mrs F,

Fabulous location, lovely quirky and well equipped accommodation. Would definitely stay there again.

Mrs B,

This is the perfect place to get away from it all. Getting back to nature, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You are literally a few steps away from the river and you can sit and watch the boats go by. We saw; deer, hares, plenty of birds to spot and listen too. The facilities are good and clean so you just need to make sure you have the basics with you for a day or two while you start to unwind and enjoy the tranquility of where this windmill is.

Mrs R,

A magical place. A bird watcher’s paradise and the best place I’ve come across for walking my dog.

Miss B,