But I did not forget this blog or my readers while we were there. I did a bit of research. Because the Millcroft wasn't built as an inn. Originally, it was a knitting mill, specializing in the manufacture of long woollen underwear. The mill closed in 1965, leaving a solidly-built stone building in a beatiful location.
Someone had the vision to turn this into something good. It is now an Inn, Spa, Conference Facility, using buildings originally on the site, including a warehouse and the owner's quarters.
Here in Canada, the practice is usually to tear down a building once its original purpose is finished and build something new. I'm always heartened to see instances of preservation and repurposing.