Thurleigh Windmill Bed and Breakfast - Bedfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 12.664 W 000° 28.097
30U E 672971 N 5787535
Quick Description: This unique Bed and Breakfast is a recently refurbished 19th century windmill offering facilites.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/3/2008 11:55:43 AM
Waymark Code: WM33CG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 37

Long Description:
The Windmill in Thurleigh is a recently converted, 19th century windmill offering tranquil, welcoming Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

It has unique views of the surrounding countryside and large gardens with a lake, but is still within easy reach of the A1, M1 and British Rail (Central London to Bedford - 45 minutes) and Luton and Stansted airports.

The three comfortable rooms include the Windmill Suite comprising five circular floors, the uppermost a lookout point at the top of the tower with 360 degree views over open fields and the village of Thurleigh.

They also offer private executive conference facilities for up to 12 delegates. Day rates available on application.

The Windmill was built in the late 1880's. Originally it was powered by double shuttered sails, but later steam power was added. However, it ceased to be used during the First World War and soon fell into disrepair. By the 1990's it was totally derelict.

This information is used with thanks to the newly established website for the B&B.
Name: Thurleigh Windmill

Mill Hill
Thurleigh, Bedfordshire United Kingdom
MK44 2DF

Phone Number: +44 (0)1234 771 016

Web Site URL: [Web Link]

Proprietor/Owner: Julian and Wendy Armitage

Dates/Seasons Open: All Year

Number of Rooms: 2

Geographical Setting: Rural

Special Features: Restored Windmill, 4 Diamond Award from English Tourism Council

Menu Specialties: Traditional Breakfasts

Area Attractions:
Nearby at Thurleigh Airfield is Jonathan Palmer Motor-Sports, also horse-riding, golf, clay pigeon shooting, monster trucking and quad biking, powered hang-gliding and “Bodyflight” in Twinwoods Airfield, Clapham which is skydiving indoors in an old wind tunnel.

Languages Spoken: Not listed

Rating: Not listed

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