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The Watermill

The Watermill, Tickhill, Yorkshire

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Sleeps a maximum of: 9

Pricing From: £654.00

This unusual detached watermill sleeps nine people in five bedrooms in the small village of Tickhill.

The Watermill is a Grade II listed property overlooking the millpond in the small village of Tickhill. The property has a double and a single downstairs, and three doubles upstairs, one of which has an en-suite shower room. There is a family bathroom upstairs, and a ground floor cloakroom. The fitted kitchen, sitting room with dining area, sun room and study are all on the ground floor, with a large sitting room with open fire on the first floor. Outside is off road parking for two cars, and a decked courtyard with waterfall tumbling under the deck. From The Watermill it is easy to enjoy the village's amenities, walks into open countryside, or hop in the car and head to the Peaks, Sherwood Forest, or visit the cities or Sheffield, Leeds or York.


Don?t book this property
We booked this property described as being of exceptional standard and quality. Yes TERRIBLE. The property is misrepresented in the advertisement and is in its current state an unsafe property to be let to up to 10 tenants. I5 is difficul5 to know where to start. The property is very tired in many areas, faulty dishwasher door needs to be wedged shut to run. Underfloor heating in kitchen does not work. Kitchen is poorly equipped . Fire risk. No obvious fire extinguishers, fire blanket or smoke detectors. CO monitors but just sitting on a shelf not fixed. Windows upstairs do not open so you woulD be trapped upstairs of a fire. The gas combii boiler did not appear to have a current Corgi certificate. All these defects we found have been reported before in fact well over a year ago but have not been attended to. I could go on with defects / problems but suffice to say this property needs a major overhaul before it should be let again as a holiday property

This is a really lovely holiday cottage for a group to enjoy, I would definitely go back.
We were a group of eight adults who thoroughly enjoyed our stay for a week at New Year. There are big communal areas which could easily accommodate a full compliment of 10 adults (and dog!) and meant that some people could watch a film in one place while others read quietly elsewhere. You could do short country walks straight from the door and the village itself is lovely and very well serviced with pubs, restaurants, butchers and other shops. We set up the Z bed in the sun room which was comfy and cosy for a week. The bathrooms were nicely done and well proportioned. The kitchen is a good size with a great oven and plenty of food storage and worktop space for preparing big meals - we found no problem with the fridge which we were a little worried about beforehand because of other reviews. Angie was really helpful and nice to deal with and filled me in on local info it was useful to know. Overall, we all really enjoyed our week at the Watermill in Tickhill and would heartily recommend it.

Mini break with friends
Stayed here for 6 nights at the beginning of Dec. There were 7 of us staying in the property. We had a wonderful time here, the property was old and quirky but everything was provided to make our stay enjoyable. I loved the bathrooms , especially the bath in the main bathroom. Loved the village and duck pond. Would definitely stay here again.

Not as described.
The property is lovely and unusual, with beautiful views of the river and clean, however it is not as it has been described. The bedrooms are small, not a problem but, the beds are either standard doubles 4ft 6 or 4ft (only suitable for one person). The 10th bed is a z bed in the lounge. There are two not three bathrooms, the third is just a sink and toilet. The shower in the main bathroom is only a shower hose on the bath. The only proper shower is the en suite and even though the bathroom is large, the shower is small. The garden is only an enclosed courtyard so not really suitable for dogs. We were a party of 5 people and a dog, so it was ok for us, but I would not recommend it for more than 8 people maximum, of which some should be children. Should not be described as luxury in my opinion.

Average at best
The property itself is in a lovely location, full of history, quirks and some of the original mechanisms of the Mill when it was operational. It some ways it?s like living in history (very obvious if you?re taller as the beams can often introduce themselves to your head!! You learn quickly to duck) Sadly, the facilities and amenities fall well below the description and cost charged for a weeks stay. All of the sofas were very tired (completely knackered) with no padding left in the cushions, half the dining room chairs were beginning to fall apart and were used with great care. Both TV?s are modern, smart types and there is WiFi throughout (if you know how to reset the network plugs). The kitchen cupboards are also way past their prime, many of them not closing properly - especially on the dishwasher and washing machine. I fully appreciate there are many restrictions to running/modernising a listed property but it appears not much TLC or thought to replacing very old equipment has been made. The main ?bathroom? upstairs only has a bath with a mixer tap - although the mixer tap doesn?t work and only allows the shower head to operate so you can?t actually run a bath. Otherwise there is only one shower in the en-suite for a whole house to use. In particular, and mentioned in a previous review some months ago - THE FRIDGE DOES NOT WORK!!! It leaks, the door doesn?t close properly and it doesn?t get cold. The one pint of milk left for us was off when we arrived. That was the only ?arrival gift? we could find. In all the other rentals we have stayed in before, there was at least a little welcome basket. Bearing in mind this was raised months ago via another review and nothing seems to have been done to replace it is frankly poor when you are charging over ?1000 to stay there. The property is up for sale and may have been for some time (sale boards outside and another from a different estate agent in the garage). This may be the reason for a reluctance to make the basic upgrades required but - given the state of the sofas, the fridge and the taps in the bathroom - these would not be that difficult to achieve quickly. In summary then, it?s a brilliant location, lovely house (as a house) but it leaves you the impression that the owners are keen to sell and therefore reluctant to spend any money on the basic elements that would raise this from below average to good/great.
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Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Single Beds

Double Beds

Family Beds


Gas fired central heating throughout, additional heating from open fire in first floor sitting room and underfloor heating in kitchen
Gas range-style cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 4 x TVs with Freeview and DVD
Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Off road parking for 2 cars, additional parking on roadside outside the property
Enclosed decked patio area with heater, electric awning, and mill pond with waterfall and underwater lights
One well behaved pet welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
Note: This is an historic property, and as such there are low doorways and some internal steps

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Roche Abbey - 3.3 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Edlington, St Peter's Church - 4.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Hodsock Priory - 4.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Throapham, St John's Church - 5.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Conisbrough Castle - 6.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Mattersey, All Saints Church - 6.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Cadeby, St John's Church - 6.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Mattersey Priory - 7.2 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Mr Straw's House - 7.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Kirk Sandall, St Oswald's Church - 9.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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