Stretton Watermill

Mill Lane, Stretton, Farndon, Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 7JA

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Tel: 01606 271640

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Step back in time at Stretton Watermill
  • Step back in time at Stretton Watermill
  • The huge watermill at Stretton Watermill

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About Us

Step back in time and visit one of the country’s best preserved water powered corn mills.  First recorded in 1351, Stretton Watermill was a working mill until its last miller retired in 1959.  Visit the 19th-century stable block to learn about the history of the mill and explore models of the building and its machinery.  One of our millers will then take you on a fascinating tour to see the ancient wooden machinery in action, listen to stories, and have a go at milling grain.  Bring a picnic and enjoy the idyllic rural setting with beautiful views of the pond and mill buildings.

There are occasional special exhibitions and events.  See website for more information.  

Guide Prices

Adult £3.50, child £1.80, family £8. Please note prices subject to increase in April 2019. Please check website for details.

Opening Times

2019 (1 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019)
Saturday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday13:00 - 17:00
2019 (1 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019)
Tuesday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday13:00 - 17:00
2019 (1 Sept 2019 - 30 Sept 2019)
Saturday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday13:00 - 17:00

* The mill is closed from October to March.


  • Visit EnglandVAQAS Accredited VAQAS Accredited 2019


Road Directions

It is well signposted from the A534 between Broxton and Farndon. Only 10 miles from Chester.



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Jules26_12
      Wrexham, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 7th August 2018
      What can I say, it is the most beautiful mill, easy to find just outside of Farndon village well sign posted, a camera is a must Read full review
    • Tony G
      Trip Type:
      Hidden gem.
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 18th August 2018
      £3.50 per person got us a private tour of this fantastic functional Watermill. It's 13th century origins through to modern day were clearly and professionally explained by the guide. I highly... Read full review
    • Alex H
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Fantastic place to visit
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 8th September 2018
      The enthusiasm of the staff for this gem of a place is highly infectious. We visited today at a Heritage event and loved every minute . The team here were so helpful and happy to give freely of... Read full review


    Languages spoken

    • French spoken

    Provider Features

    • In countryside

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Guided Tours Available for Groups
    • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
    • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
    • Guided Tours Compulsory for Individuals

    Contact Us

    Tel: 01606 271640

    Tel: 01606 271640

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