Stretton Watermill

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

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 45 reviews45 reviews

Add Stretton Watermill to your Itinerary

Product Image
  • Product Image
  • Product Image
  • Step back in time at Stretton Watermill
  • Product Image
  • Product Image
  • Product Image
  • Product Image
  • Product Image

Book Tickets Online

Step back in time and visit one of the country’s best preserved water powered corn mills. 

- One of our millers will take you on a fascinating tour to see the ancient wooden machinery in action, listen to stories, and have a go at milling grain. 

- The first written record of Stretton Watermill was 1351 and some of the original building remains, hidden under the layers of timber-framing of 1770. 

- Stretton Watermill was a working mill until its last miller retired in 1959. 

- The timbers give up their secrets to those who take the time to wonder at the machinery, the engineering and the ingenuity of the millers.

- Visit the 19th-century stable block to learn about the history of the mill and explore models of the building and its machinery. 

- 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.  

Wheelchair access is available throughout the museum though there are narrow doorways.  Please see website for Access Statement.

Hot and cold drinks available in small shop.

Stretton Watermill is a 25 minute drive South West from Chester City Centre.  It is on the Cheshire Cycle Route.  Combine this trip with pub lunch and a visit to one of the other heritage attractions in the area.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Entry includes a 30-40 minute guided tour of the inside of the mill.

Adults: £3.50
Children: £1.80
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £8.00

Opening Times

September (1 Sept 2023 - 30 Sept 2023)
Saturday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00
April (1 Apr 2024 - 30 Apr 2024)
Saturday - Sunday13:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday13:00 - 17:00
Summer (1 May 2024 - 31 Aug 2024)
Tuesday - 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.

Public Transport Directions

Buses- The mill is in a rural area and bus links are very limited.  The 41 and 41A services from Chester to Clutton via Malpas and Tilston stop closest to the mill.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Average
    • Poor
    • Terrible

    Recent Reviews:

    • jennymcdowell
      Maghull, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Fantastic Tour - well worth a visit.
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 26th August 2019
      Visited this whilst walking the 6 Parish Millennium Walk from Coddington. Wasn’t sure what to expect but wow we were pleasantly surprised. Dave “Finn” gave our tour which took an hour. He was very... Read full review
    • SarahBednall
      Macclesfield, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 31st August 2019
      On the way home from are holiday in Wales. We thought we would pop in to see what it was like. I wasn't disappointed. It was very interesting for all of us to be shown around the mill by a... Read full review
    • paulmatson
      York, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Enjoyable tour
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 29th September 2019
      We called in yesterday and enjoyed a “private tour” around a very quiet mill. The lady who showed us around was extremely knowledgable on milling and the mill itself. She demonstrated the mill in... Read full review



    • Some Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors 

    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

    What's Nearby

    1. The Spa at Carden

      Drawing inspiration from the tranquil 1,000 acre Carden Park estate, there is a carefully…

      0.8 miles away
    2. Farndon Picnic Area

      Farndon lies on the River Dee south of Chester and on the border with Wales, with which…

      2.17 miles away
    3. Bolesworth Estate

      Bolesworth Castle and Estate has been under the careful stewardship of the Barbour Family…

      3.58 miles away
    1. St Oswald's

      The present St Oswald's church has occupied this site for more than 600 years, replacing…

      4.16 miles away
    2. Leaf Lifestyle and Beauty

      Leaf Lifestyle and Beauty is an award winning day spa in rural Cheshire. Based in an…

      4.86 miles away
    3. Cheshire Workshops Candle Workshop

      Come and try your hand at candle making in our craft workshops with candle making for…

      5.09 miles away
    4. The Ice Cream Farm

      Set in the picturesque Cheshire countryside between Beeston and Peckforton Castles, The…

      5.4 miles away
    5. Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

      The Cholmondeley Family have lived at Cholmondeley since the Norman times.  The gardens…

      5.52 miles away
    6. St Nicholas's Chapel

      Located within the Park St. Nicholas's Chapel is well worth a visit to admire its stained…

      5.52 miles away
    7. Cholmondeley Castle Gardens

      Dominated by the beautiful romantic gothic style castle these extensive ornamental…

      5.55 miles away
    8. Cheshire Wildlife Trust

      Cheshire Wildlife Trust has been working for wildlife on your doorstep throughout the…

      5.68 miles away
    9. Eaton Hall Gardens

      The Gardens at Eaton Hall, the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, have…

      5.91 miles away
    10. Spa by Kasia

      Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Cheshire countryside is a haven of peace and…

      6.01 miles away
    11. BeWILDerwood

      BeWILDerwood Cheshire is a huge outdoor adventure park for ALL the family to enjoy…

      6.14 miles away
    12. Grosvenor Garden Centre

      Grosvenor Garden Centre is a popular centre which has built an excellent reputation for…

      6.44 miles away
    13. Eaton Golf Course

      Our course was designed by Donald Steel, the celebrated golf architect, as an enjoyable…

      7.16 miles away
    Previous Next


    Grosvenor Museum, Art GalleryGrosvenor Museum, Chester Centre

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss

    Don't Miss