Littleton Mill is a 17th-century Wiltshire water mill restored by Melissa and Richard Kendall, set in ten acres of woodland and meadow on Semington Brook. Its large yoga space looks out over water. We have five spacious double and twin rooms, some en-suite and some with shared bathrooms, all finished to a high standard and painted in calming natural colours. Rooms are allocated on a first come, first served, basis, and some clients may need to stay offsite. Consult the individual retreat descriptions on our Retreats page for more information.
There are two well behaved dogs that live at Littleton Mill and are usually around during retreats. They enjoy being walked by guests and do not go into the main part of the house.
Wiltshire is an ancient county of unspoiled quiet beauty. Littleton is located between the villages of Semington and Seend. Our nearest towns are Trowbridge (10 minutes), Chippenham (15 minutes) Bath (20 minutes), Melksham (five minutes) and Devizes (10 minutes). There are numerous historic places of interest and areas of natural beauty to visit in the surrounding areas. Bath is designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and offers some of the finest architectural sights in Europe, such as the Roman Baths and Pump Room, and the Royal Crescent. Nearby sites of archaeological interest include the ancient standing stones at Avebury and Stonehenge. The Mill is about three minutes away from the Kennet and Avon canal, a great place for walking, cycling or boating.
We care deeply about the impact the Mill and our business have on the natural environment. Littleton Mill is one of the most environmentally sustainable houses in the UK, run entirely on renewable energy from a hydroelectric turbine and biomass (wood pellet) boiler. Most of the energy we generate is exported to the grid, which makes us more than carbon neutral – we are carbon positive! Our property is heavily insulated to improve thermal efficiency and we have LEDs and low energy lights, water saving devices, and encourage guests to minimise use of energy and water.
Our grounds and gardens are a haven for wildlife, from deer and owls to hares, otters and kingfishers. To promote biodiversity, we do not use chemical fertilisers or weed killers that can pollute land or water courses. We endeavour to source all food and drink we use from local and organic suppliers. We use only natural and sustainable products throughout the house and avoid the use of harmful chemical cleaners and beauty products.
We strongly encourage guests to travel to us using public transport. Guests are also encouraged to car share where possible. Click here for directions to Littleton Mill.