The Old Steam Mill

That (slightly chilly) Friday Feeling…

Scarf, coats AND sunglasses this morning! I think that we’re all struggling to get our heads around he fact that it’s not really Summer anymore yet the full Autumnal chill hasn’t quite set in. Not that were complaining of course, it’s lovely to have a spot of Autumn sunshine here at the Old Steam Mill and we’re all certainly busy enough to keep us warm.

Our small but perfectly formed Classic showkitchen is ever nearing completion so if you would like to come take a peek at what we do then do feel free to give us a call to arrange a time that suits you. We have the beautiful Downs Link, a now disused railway line running alongside the Mill – so feel free to bring along the kids, dogs or even bikes!


BB enjoying the leaf covered downs link

The Downs Link follows two disused railway lines and crosses the Surrey Hills, the Low Weald, the South Downs and the Coastal Plain.

Since the trains departed in the 1960s the embankments and cuttings have become a green corridor for wildlife and people. The route connects a variety of habitats and passing banks of wildflowers, trees, hedges, woodlands, rivers, ponds and streams.”


The original Henfield Train Station

Once upon a time Henfield was a well used railway station on the Steyning Line which served the surrounding West Sussex villages. It was equipped with a siding which received coal to serve the Old Steam Mill. However the line was closed in 1966 and now leaves the peaceful and green Downs Link.


The Old Steam Mill in 1966 with the chimney still in tact – Image courtesy of Jonny Tysoe

So there we have a little bit of local history for you on a Friday morning. Now fingers crossed that the sun stays shining for the midday dog walk!

Did we mention….

We were very happy to be awarded Best of Service 2015 by the lovely team over at Houzz this year.

houzz service

We love meeting and working with all of our customers as well as creating their ideal home.

We’re all booked up now for 2015 but we are already having a great time here at the mill planning 2016’s new kitchens. From cosy country cottages to chic city pads there’s nothing like a bit of variety and our – team relish the challenge.

If your planning on embarking on a new project next year then why not give us a call.

Thinking about a new kitchen next year?


We have had such a busy year this year and we have been extremely lucky to have worked with lots of lovely people to create their perfect new kitchen. We are now taking bookings for installations in January 2016 – so if you were considering contacting us for your new kitchen new year please do get in touch.

We are ever expanding our team and as a result slowly increasing the number of kitchens we make per year. Our main concern is ensuring that each of our customers receive the high level of service we pride ourselves on – personable, in-depth and supportive throughout every stage of the process.

We positively encourage our customers to come and see their kitchen being handmade and finished in our Mill workshop. We are very proud of our team, processes and responsibly sourced materials and love the opportunity to show them off!

If you’re seeking a beautifully handmade new kitchen in the new year then give our friendly designers a call for a complimentary design and quotation.

Many hands make light work.

We are very lucky to have a fantastic team of talented people busy at work here in The Old Steam Mill. We have been on the hunt for lovely skilled people to join our ever-growing team and we have certainly been very lucky in finding some gems!

We really do value the creative values our designers, joiners, finishers, painters, finishers and installers all share and everyone here knows our individual manufacturing process from start to finish. We love it when our clients come and visit their new kitchen in production here in our West Sussex mill and meet the men and women who put their time and attention into each handcrafted kitchen. photo 1

Here is the lovely Rachel, busy hand painting our doors.

We quite often ask our designers to try finishing or our painters to spend a day in the workshop so each member of our team has a full understanding of our kitchens construction as well as the time and attention to detail required in each and every stage.

photo 2

Kevin, hard at work finishing doors in the assembly shop.