A homely shepherd's hut at a stoneground flour mill, a stone’s throw from Shaftesbury famed for Gold Hill and that 70s Hovis ad. Overlooking an idyllic millpond, it's a beautiful spot to get comfy by the fire and wile away the time. You might glimpse the kingfisher, a sudden flash of glistening blue or sitting quietly on low-hanging branches. Enjoy invigorating walks over Fontmell Down, follow secluded lanes & ancient tracks, explore prehistoric sites and timeless villages or head to the coast.
My husband's family have been milling since 1832 and his father started out on his own at Cann Mills in 1947. Cann Mills was recorded in the Domesday Book and one of five mills within a mile on the River Sturkel, a tributary to the River Stour. We produce organic stoneground flour using French Burr millstones primarily driven by a late 19th Century iron waterwheel.
Not just for shepherds, our hut sleeps two and has beautiful millpond views. The comfortable bed is a small double dressed in a pretty William Morris design. The little cupboard is stocked with wine glasses, plates, bowls, cutlery, mugs, kettle, a selection of teas & coffee and a welcoming tin of homemade cake. A leisurely breakfast is served in the main house or weather permitting why not enjoy eating under the willow tree just a few steps from the hut whilst watching the ducks on the pond. We lay out a breakfast of muesli, stewed fruits, yoghurt, juice, a variety of toasted artisan breads (using our stoneground flour), croissants, tea and freshly brewed coffee.
A flushing loo and hot shower (a hairdryer and big bath sheets are provided) are situated next to Panary in the mill yard, a minute's walk. Although there isn't a wood burner in the hut, there is a small heater to keep you toasty on cooler evenings.
We have outdoor chairs, picnic rugs and cushions for your use, so you can relax in comfort and enjoy your surroundings.
The important stuff~
Check in: after 3pm
Check out: 10am
Please bring wellies (we do provide torches and umbrellas for trips to the loo and shower, if needed).
Extra space available~
Space for 1 pet, £15 per stay, only dogs please who can be controlled around livestock. We have an outside kennel by the main house, no dogs in the hut please.
Enough wood for the fire pit is supplied for short stays, for those staying longer more can be supplied for a small charge.
We have a lambing shed where you can hang wet coats and leave wellies, hiking boots etc.
The hut is well lit with two separate bedside lights, lamp and exterior light by the door.
Our home is an old property and she can be a little quirky at times! If you find something isn't working properly please shout out and we can give her a gentle nudge. Please don't wait until you get home as we want you to have a lovely and restful stay.
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Unfortunately the hut isn't suitable for children or babies.
- We have a lambing shed where you can hang wet coats and leave wellies, hiking boots etc (please don't leave them in the hut).
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I am a Mum/Graphic Designer (and yogi) married to Mike, a fifth generation flour miller. Whilst he has lived here all his life, I have spent much of my adult life living overseas but am happily back in Dorset. We have Pip the cat and Blackberry the tortoise, sheep, chickens and some gorgeous Hereford cattle who come and stay for summer grazing. We're not an upmarket b&b, but a happy, clean and lived in family household who are warm and welcoming. Travel, walking, sailing and the provenance of good food, are just some of our passions and we feel blessed to be able to return to this glorious corner of Dorset we call home.