Alderholt Watermill

Alderholt Mill

Alderholt Mill

Experience the unique pleasure of staying in a fully working water mill set in the lovely Dorset countryside. Alderholt Mill provides a real escape from everyday pressures. Simply relax and unwind to the soothing sound of the water, or get out and explore Dorset, West Hampshire, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire and the New Forest. There has been a Mill on this site since the 14th century, so the records inform us. The Mill machinery was worked commercially until 1947, since then it was left to fall into disrepair. It was fully restored and successfully produced flour again in 1987.


Milling demonstrations take place on Sundays at 3pm between Easter and October.Alderholt Mill Interior

Directions: Directions from London and the South East: Leave the M27 at junction 1 and take the B3078 to Fordingbridge. Please be wary of ponies and other animals as you cross the forest. On entering Fordingbridge, pass over the bridge and turn left at the mini roundabout. Continue along the High Street, bearing right at the end (signposted Damerham and Sandleheath). On entering Sandleheath, pass the Post Office and stores on your left, and then turn left at the crossroads – signposted ‘Alderholt Mill’. The Mill is at the bottom of the hill, just over the bridge. Our car park is opposite. See map: Google Maps

Catering Details: We open the Mill for cream teas, sale of bread, flour etc, at weekends 2pm-6pm. A speciality is to offer bread made from our own freshly milled flour.
Alderholt Mill Produce
Accommodation Details: Bed and Breakfast available. The Mill house, once workers cottages, was converted in the 50’s, and now accommodates 9 guests in comfortable surroundings. We have 3 double and 1 twin bedded room all with en-suite shower rooms, and 1 single room with wash hand basin, private toilet and shared bathroom. Self-catering Accommodation Our holiday cottages have been sympathetically converted to retain their old world features but with all modern facilities. We have 3 self catering flats. 2 ground floor flats each sleeping 2, and one 1st/2nd floor flat sleeping 4/6.
Richard Harte
Alderholt Watermill
Sandleheath Road
Phone: 01425653130