The Watermill at Bacheldre is over 200 years old and is a rare surviving example of a water powered flour mill. Bacheldre Watermill was built around the same time as the Industrial Revolution was beginning in the North and Midlands of England. Grain has been milled at Bacheldre for centuries (and still is today) and the Mill as it now stands was rebuilt in 1746. The Mill retains all of its original features including the Overshot Waterwheel, French Burr Millstones and millpond.
VISITING, DIRECTIONS, PRODUCE, CATERING, AND ACCOMMODATION
Opening Hours: The Mill is operational during most working days and Mill Tours are available by prior arrangement with the Miller.
Directions: Directions: From Churchstoke on the A489 travel towards Newtown and after about 2 miles turn left down a small road signposted ‘Bacheldre Mill’. Bacheldre Watermill is 50 yards on the right. Directions: From Welshpool bypass on the A483 travel towards Newtown. On entering Newtown go past the ‘Little Chef’ turn left at the small roundabout onto the A489 towards Kerry. You will go through the villiage’s of Kerry and Sarn, carry on until you see a small right turn signposted ‘Bacheldre Mill’. Bacheldre Watermill is 50 yards on the right. We are at OS GB GRID REFERENCE 324273,292826 See map: Google Maps
Produce Certifications: organic. Bacheldre Watermill won Gold in the Wales True Taste 2003/04 awards in the Organic category for its Organic Stoneground flours It also received a commended Organic Food Award 2003 sponsored by the Soil Association for its 100% Wholemeal flour
Shop and Wholesale Trade : The Mill is a working Mill, producing high quality organic wheat flour, most of which is distributed through a Wholefood Distributor but is also supplied to discerning local restaurateurs, bakeries and local retail outlets.
Accommodation : We offer a choice of four self-contained units in a converted 18th Century grain store adjacent to the Watermill itself. Double or twin bedroom, shower room and beamed open-plan kitchen/living area, well fitted and offering a high degree of comfort. Including microwave oven, fridge, full-size cooker and tv. Shared lawn area overlooking the millpond with barbecue area and picnic tables with views to the Kerry Ridgeway.