Tower Windmill, Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk

Burnham Overy Staithe black and white tower windmill

Looking for somewhere unique to stay on the North Norfolk coast for up to 19 people? The Tower Windmill might be just the place for you. The buildings stand alone and overlook the spectacular North Norfolk saltmarsh coast.

Built by John Savory in 1816, it was last used as a corn mill in 1914 before it was tail winded by a storm. Mr H C Hughes rescued the derelict building in 1926 and presented it to the National Trust in 1958. The mill stands alone and has spectacular views over the north Norfolk coast and surrounding countryside including Brancaster Manor and Scolt Head Island National Nature Reserve which is owned by the National Trust. 

The Tower Windmill has six storeys, four of which are in use, with an attached cottage and outhouse.

  • Ground floor: living/dining area, kitchen, parlour, two bathrooms with showers.
  • First and second floor (mill): A dorm each sleeping eight in bunk beds.
  • First floor (attached cottage): twin room with a travel cot, and a single room.
  • Third floor (mill): sitting room/library.
Visitors need to bring all bedding (including pillows), linen and towels with them as this is not provided. For cooking there is an electric oven, microwave and large/fridge freezer. Hot water is provided by an immersion heater in the airing cupboard and heating is from storage heaters. There is ample parking space at the windmill.
The Tower Windmill is a non-smoking venue and the use of candles is not permitted. There is no access to the upper two floors due to fire regulations. A brick built BBQ is supplied for your use behind the cottage, portable BBQs are not permitted. Small tents are only allowed in the grounds with the permission of the National Trust when booking.