Mill Hill is a dream
Submitted: April 1, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
My adult niece and I recently had the pleasure of staying at Mill Hill. I love, love, loved my time there. Mill Hill is a dream from colonial times fully updated for the 21st century. A long winding entrance lined by daffodils leads to a pretty white house on the banks of a river. The grounds include magnificient magnolias, camellias, a boxwood garden, and a rose garden. Inside the house, there are many authentic touches, (old ornamental fireplaces, wide plank wood floors, and hand-forged door hardware). But best of all, there were views of the river and the creek from many windows. All of the rooms were beautifully furnished. The master bedroom on the main floor where I slept was both accessible and extremely comfortable. Kitchen appliances and bathrooms are up-to-date and in excellent order. Ditto for the wonderful gas fireplace in the River Room. It was a cozy scene as we read, listened to our favorite CDs and watched a very light snow fall outside the huge windows overlooking the water. (There is a large TV in the River Room, duly equipped with DISH channels, but we opted for the serenity of music.) On the grounds there is also a charming one-bedroom guesthouse - all fully outfitted. (Although we did not need any extra space since the house alone is 3,000 square feet, I can imagine that a large family group might want to rent the house or cottage.) Also, nearby is a boathouse and a large barn. Have I mentioned the air? It's pure and sweet. Ten minutes from the house is the charming historic town of Gloucester Courthouse. Among the restaurants we sampled was Jessica's On Main where we enjoyed a grilled chicken and garden salad with huge chunks of freshly cooked chicken, potato leek soup, homemade bread, and divine desserts (black-bottom New York cheesecake & Keylime pie!!) all made right there. I can't wait to go back to Mill Hill in the summertime with the rest of the family!
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