After battling through tiresome traffic jams on London’s M25 motorway, I was hoping that the Tuddenham Mill review would provide quiet sanctuary for a weary traveller. It delivered on this and a lot more.
Situated within 12 acres of peaceful Suffolk countryside, this converted water mill blends high spec accommodation, good food and excellent service into one unique offer.
It`s also the little touches and attention to detail which make Tuddenham Mill an ideal location to recharge the batteries. Things like:-
– We stayed in `Loft West` which was beautifully styled in clean contemporary décor
– The biggest and most comfortable bean bag known to man – where can I buy one of these bad boys?
– An enormous egg shell bath that doubles up as a delightful viewing position for the wall fastened, but adjustable Loewe flat screen TV
– Luxurious Jo Malone toiletries which didn`t mean a great deal to me, but which my wife enthused about for days afterwards. We were encouraged to take these home, which is a nice touch, considering the guilty feeling I always have when liberating the usual, hotel provided sewing kit – is that just me!
– The bed was spacious and incredibly comfortable. A judgement not made lightly considering my back`s hyper sensitivity to poorly conceived mattresses
– A small optical scope is provided by the window for observing local wildlife
– A nip of sloe gin is perched on the bed side table, to help with insomnia no doubt!
– Home made biscuits and melt in the mouth fudge – perfect with a cup of tea
– The mill pond is a delightful place to sup a drink or two while the sun falls below the horizon
– Blue and purple lights from the mill, project out over the water`s surface giving this spot a romantic quality
– Long walks in the local countryside or a spot of Boule are a nice distraction
– The restaurant is exposed beams meets contemporary rustic chic
– A range of delightful and locally sourced dishes pepper the menu
– I highly recommend the cracked Cromer crab claws followed by Sirloin steak and thick cut chips – delicious
– Banana Tartin for dessert was not something I have had before, but would happily go back for seconds
– There`s even a low ceilinged table for the jockeys who visit from Newmarket races. Maybe catch some hot tips from careless dinner talk…
– The Mill breakfast was vast and superb in equal measure
– If you like marmalade ( I do, a lot) there is quite frankly the finest marmalade in the world on offer here. Syrupy, tangy and no bitterness – a real delight.
– Attentive and helpful staff at every turn
If this Tuddenham Mill review wets the appetite:-
Rates are: £195-£395 per night, including breakfast.
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