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The Mill House

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Standard Queen Room | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Large Studio | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Family Suite | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Family Suite | Iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of The Mill House

The Mill House

3.0 star property

9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping
2358 Herbert-Hampden Road, Herbert, 9495

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHampden Beach6 min drive
  • Popular LocationMoeraki Boulders10 min drive
  • Popular LocationTotara Estate10 min drive
  • AirportOamaru (OAM)36 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Herbert, The Mill House is in a rural area and on the riverwalk. Steam Train and Auto Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail and Oamaru Harbour.

What's nearby

  • Hampden Beach - 6 min drive
  • Moeraki Boulders - 10 min drive
  • Totara Estate - 10 min drive
  • Moeraki Lighthouse - 18 min drive
  • Bushy Beach - 25 min drive


  • Lockies Takeaways - 6 min drive
  • Hampden Tavern - 6 min drive

About this property

The Mill House

3-star guest house in a rural location
A terrace, a garden and a bar are just a few of the amenities provided at The Mill House. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self-parking
  • A banquet hall, luggage storage and barbecues
Room features
All guest rooms at The Mill House offer amenities, such as free WiFi.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Heating and daily housekeeping



Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 bar


  • Banquet hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage

Business services

  • A meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower


  • 32-inch flat-screen TV


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Mill House Herbert
Mill House Guesthouse Herbert
The Mill House Herbert
The Mill House Guesthouse
The Mill House Guesthouse Herbert

Frequently asked questions

Is The Mill House pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at The Mill House?

Self-parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Mill House?

Check-in is from 2 PM - 8 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at The Mill House?

Checkout is at 10 AM.

Where is The Mill House located?

Situated on the riverwalk, this guesthouse is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Hampden Beach and within 9 miles (15 km) of Moeraki Boulders and Totara Estate. Moeraki Lighthouse is 11.2 mi (18 km) away.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Mill House and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Mill House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Mill House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


6/10 Okay

Nicholas, Wellington

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Appeared to be only ones there on night of stay. Room clean but dated. Staff had turned on heating in room prior to arriving as chilly, nice touch.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2018

10/10 Excellent

Joy, portarlington vic australia

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A quiet hotel in a picturesque spot in the nz countryside Helpful staff and a comfotable spacious room with microwave and simple kitchen equipmentwpuld recomnend youvstop here on your travels on the sth Is
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Excellent facilities, host was very helpful.
This was an excellent stay. The host was very helpful, and happy to talk. The venue would be lovely for a wedding, especially in summer when the garden is in full bloom.
Stayed 1 night in May 2018

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful stay!
We had a wonderful 2 night stay! The owners and staff were so friendly and helpful. Our studio unit was spotlessly clean, well equipped and so cozy. The beds were amazing and comfy. The gardens were beautiful and such peaceful surroundings. Look forward to staying again

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Has extremly beautiful garden. We were so glad to choose this place. Room is clean and big. Seperate toilet and shower.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2018

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Historical facility with accomodating and u derstanding management. Wouldove to stay there again.

10/10 Excellent

Daphne, Layton, Utah

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice hotel/motel with a lot of history
My husband and I stayed in the motel section of The Mill House for 2 nights. There are premium hotel rooms in the beautifully restored Mill House as well. These rooms don't tend to show up on hotel booking websites since they focus on the cheaper priced rooms. If you want to stay in the historic Mill House, you should call the hotel directly. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The gardens here are so beautiful. This place is right next to the River and a historic bridge built in the 1800s. I highly recommend staying here.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2018

10/10 Excellent

Heather, UK

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Motel unit in beautiful garden
Historic old stone built mill in an amazing garden setting on a river bank. A profusion of flowers, shrubs and trees If you're a gardener you'll love it. Our host, Malcolm, regaled us with the story of the mill and the unique skewed arch bridge beside it. The unit in the garden was equipped with everything we could need and the bed was the most comfortable of any we had slept in so far in New Zealand. Thanks Malcolm
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

10/10 Excellent

Bill, Melbourne

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Plenty of character.
Beautiful old mill with gorgeous garden near a river setting. Very peaceful and relaxing.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Wonderful Stone Mill Converted to a Hotel
Wonderful three story old mill nicely concerted into a nice new hotel with the charm of 3' stone walls. Spectacular 2 acre garden. Additional rooms in the garden area. Nice owner hosts. Highly recommend a stay there.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2017