Nearby Gems of Pringle Farm – Houghton Mill


The Houghton Mill is a 18th century working watermill with an amazing story behind it after being saved and restored by local villagers. Having also inspired many artists for centuries, you can also experience the workings of the watermill and try your hand at making flour.

Based in the idyllic setting of Houghton on the River Great Ouse, this National Trust area is only 7 miles away from Pringle Farm. The beautiful surroundings can also be explored through activities such as walking trails, cycling or canoeing. 

With so much more to explore in the local area, we recommend making a weekend out of this rural getaway – and Pringle Farm is the ideal luxury accommodation solution to put the icing on the cake. Find out more about our rooms here.

At the height of the Victorian era Houghton Mill was one of the most successful flour mills in the region, producing flour on an industrial scale and exporting it far and wide. Explore the history of the building and follow the milling process as you journey through three floors of traditional machinery and hands on exhibits.

Their freshly milled stone-ground wholemeal flour is available to buy in the Mill, tea room or campsite shops for you to try back at you fully equipped kitchens at Pringle Farm. The flour is also used to bake the delicious scones and cakes that can be experienced in the attached tea room.

There is plenty here for children to become involved with, from outdoor events in nature to open air theatre on a summer’s evening. Take a look at their What’s On page to see what is coming up. The Mill runs on Sunday afternoons during open season and also on Wednesday afternoons during the summer. Check the opening hours for exact times and dates.


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