Wymondham Windmill – Eat, Shop, Explore
Relax in our family friendly tearooms, wander the wild wood and browse a selection of boutique shops, all exclusive to our 200 year old Windmill site. Something for everyone at Wymondham Windmill
The 7 acre visitor attraction is open to the public 364 days a year and welcomes 35,000 visitors annually. The windmill is at the heart of the site and visitors are free to explore the building.
The Living Mill
Built from local ironstone and topped with brick, the Windmill is a five-story tower mill circa 1814. It has an ogee cap and fantail. Originally with six patent sails, known as a Six Arm Lincolnshire Cross. It is one of only four six-sailed windmills remaining in the country and is now a grade 2 listed mill.
Watch the Wymondham Windmill Restoration video here.
Enjoy lunch in our vintage designed Tearooms or high tea alfresco style in the beautiful settings on two hundred year old mill stone tables. Relax in a bygone gem with family and friends. Enjoy traditional, home cooked food at the Wymondham Windmill Tearooms. We use our very own homegrown vegetables, as well as other locally sourced, organic ingredients in our kitchen.
For the children we have a playground with swings, slide and fort, playhouse and large grassy area as well as a vehicle track for younger children and a woodland puzzle trail through our two-acre woodland of Native British Trees. Perfect for all the family and group bookings are also welcome.
Event Hire & Party Venue
A function room & private event barn is available for business meetings, parties or team building days. Call us on 01572 787304 to book. We cater for parties with a choice of menus, private events building hire, play area, bouncy castle with birthday cake available to order.
The Windmill opened its CL Caravan site in May 2013. With stunning views over the historic village of Wymondham, Rutland County and the Leicestershire countryside the site is already proving to be a must with visitors. We have five beautifully appointed pitches with electric hookups and water onsite; toilet facilities are located next to the tearooms. Pets and children are welcome, families are free to use the children’s play facilities even after the site closes to daily visitors.
Fees per pitch are £20 per night with hookup and £15 per night without. There are no extra charges. For further details or to book a pitch please contact us on 01572 787304.
Beautifully appointed one bedroom cottage has been awarded 9.8 by Booking.com Reviews and is an ideal place to stay while you visit family or explore all of what Rutland and rural Leicestershire has to offer. The cottage consists of an open plan lounge/kitchen. The bedroom has views over the surrounding countryside and village with a good sized en suite. The cottage can be enjoyed as a bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation and is set within the acres of the windmill site.
Here at Wymondham Windmill we are dedicated to providing a stress free, fully tailored and boutique experience for your special day. Our dedicated team are always on hand and available to help, and take the time and care necessary to make sure your wedding is perfect. Our beautiful, 'Barn Style' private function building is included in all of our wedding packages, The Barn features a full fitted bar and stunning views over the Rutland Countryside, the perfect backdrop to make wonderful memories and photos to remember them.
Windmill Wheels is a small independent custom bike shop situated in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside close to the Belvoir Valley. Run by two local lads, the shop offers a haven for cycling enthusiasts. They pride themselves in friendly expertise, bike repairs, sales, and custom fitting.
You will find a full road bike range from Bianchi bicycles and a fleet of Enigma titanium bicycles to test ride before purchasing your dream custom build. You can also bring you road bike to us and pick from three different levels of service to be carried out as well as bringing it along just for the odd tweak. Custom wheel building and Bike fitting is also part of the Windmill Wheels experience. Visit the website for more information www.windmillwheels.co.uk
Clothes in the Attic dress agency offers pre-owned, stylish and unique fashion. Their aim is to give real people a place to browse and be inspired as well as buy pre-owned clothing. Clothes in the Attic have a large range of clothes in a variety of sizes, including day and evening wear, shoes, boots, hats, bags and accessories. The stock is changing all the time and caters for both women and men of all ages.
Do you have great quality clothing you wish to sell? New preowned stock is taken in per season. Items must be in very good condition, freshly laundered, pressed and preferably on hangers. See details. facebook.com/melindadesigns
The Wood Boutique prides itself on handmade bespoke furniture with a large part of the business focusing on restoring products using reclaimed woods as well as modern materials. They specialise in quality bespoke furniture to include kitchens, bedrooms, bathrooms, dining, sitting and outdoor furniture which is designed and created in rural Leicestershire using locally sourced materials.
Whether your style is rustic farmhouse, classic, contemporary or architecturally minimalist, The Wood Boutique promise to add a touch of luxury and individuality to make your home special.
For help get in touch at email@example.com or visit our website – www.thewoodboutique.com.
Rutland Willows was established in 2000 by John Shone. He started making simple plant supports and hurdles (willow panels) for fencing as well as some animals as garden ornaments. He also runs courses on how to make these animals as well as giving talks on the willow industry. In 2006 his daughter Louise joined him and started with the dry stone walling and hedgelaying elements. In 2011 Louise's husband Martin Keeley joined the team officially as he retired after 27 years in the Royal Air Force. Since 2004 he had been helping on the courses and shows and events that John attended but then he took on more of the willow work and learnt how to dry stone wall and hedgelay as the opportunities arose.
In 2013 John "retired" from Rutland Willows and handed over the reins to Louise and Martin. John still keeps his hand in all elements of Rutland WIllows but more as a "consultant" than a worker.
Courses now run in the workshop for 2 or 3 people on whichever day they wish to come. For help get in touch on 01572 720741