Avon's calling at Sopley Mill
Situated in the Dorset countryside, close to the exquisite country village of Sopley Near Christchurch, lies Sopley Mill. Built in the late-18th century and restored to its former glory in 2013. It's now a popular venue for weddings and private parties, flanked by the Avon Millstream. The building is in a uniquely secluded spot; no other properties can be seen from it, and yet it's less than a 10-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Bournemouth.
Tracks and trails in the New Forest
Sopley Mill is located close to the New Forest, and any visit to the area should include a visit to this unspoilt National Park. This large tract of unenclosed pasture, heathland and forest is a hiker's paradise and home to many different species of wild animals, including deer and red squirrels.
For whom the bell tolls at Christchurch
A short journey from Sopley Mill is the town of Christchurch, home of Christchurch Priory, the longest parish church in the country. Tours are available, and the Cloisters Cafe Bar provides refreshments.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Sopley Mill? Try Travelodge Cooper Dean Hotel, Travelodge Christchurch Hotel or Travelodge Bournemouth Hotel, which are all within an eight-mile drive.