Windmills and Watermills

  • Maud Foster Mill in Boston,
  • Sibsey Trader Mill outside Sibsey,
  • 8-sailed Heckington Windmill in Heckington,
  • 5-sailed windmill in Alford,
  • Mount Pleasant Windmill, Kirton-in-Lindsey
  • Ellis Windmill in Lincoln.. & many more!
  • Cogglesford Mill in Sleaford (watermill)

And there’s even more!  Lincolnshire is a great place for windpower!

I am now working as a volunteer at Heckington windmill, demonstrating bread making.  Visiting one of these working windmills is a must! And buying some of the super stoneground flour is a must!  And learning to bake bread is a must too, especially if it is on one of my courses!!

And don’t forget the Watermills too!  Cogglesford Mill in Sleaford is well worth a visit. Dating back to Saxon times, it is thought to be the only Sherriff’s watermill still in operation in England. Although the present Mill was mainly built in the early 18th Century, millers have produced flour on this site for over 1,000 years. You can watch the Mill in operation on special event days, producing organic wholemeal flour as it would have been 200 years ago. Programme of special events. There are other watermills in Lincolnshire, but are none to my knowledge are working mills.  Claythorpe Mill has a wildfowl garden and cafe.

What people say about us

  • After months planning a wedding, this has been the perfect relaxing honeymoon we were after.  The entire week has been wonderful...

    S & P March 2015
  • The Hayloft is simply beautiful, so peaceful & cosy.  We spent the days visiting Woodhall Spa and walking and the nights drinking wine by the log burner playing board games, not to mention soaking in that AMAZING bath!!!

    G & T February 2015
  • The Bothy was such a lovely place to 'chill' and relax!  Thank you for making our stay a home from home, with all little extra touches added in!  The first night dinner was super and the crumble was amazing!!

    S & I February 2015
  • Wow - what an amazing time we have had.  Stumbled across this gem on tripadvisor and you deserve all of the praise you get & more!

    S & C February 2015
  • Wow, what a place!  Stephen and I needed a hideaway for a few nights, which would be like a home from home, and we found it with you.  What taste you have Sherry, it was like living in 'Country Living Magazine'!

    S & C January 2015
  • We have made the Hayloft our annual treat to escape and chill.  This is our 4th visit now and each time we love it more.

    T, S, J & A December 2015
  • Practically Perfect in Every Way...  Thank you.

    C & C November 2014
  • From a bottle of wine to bath robes - we really could not have wanted for anything else!  The highlight might have been the bath - it was amazing!!!!  The Bothy really and truly exceeded our expectations and we could not have imagined how delightful a stay it could be!

    L & E November 2015
  • The Bothy is quiet, cosy and quirky.

    T & C October 2015
  • Our third here at the Bothy (and 3 times in the Hayloft!); a wonderful few days of autumn sunshine. Walks on the Fens, the Wolds and along the beach. The garden here is a perfect sun trap, warm enough to enjoy breakfast each morning. I love the warmth and distinctive smell here - it will keep bringing us back to the perfect place for recovery.  Thank you, as always... PS The flowers were beautiful!

    C & B September 2015