• About The Old Mill

    A former mill overlooking the River Leith on the edge of Great Strickland, six miles mile from Penrith. Discover peace in the Eden Valley or adventure on Lake Ullswater.

    Ground Floor:
    The property has one step to the entrance, oil central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With two double beds (for two guests only).
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower, WC and heated towel rail.
    Cloakroom: With WC.
    Cupboard: With washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor:
    Open plan living space: With beams and wooden floors.
    Lounge area: Spacious with wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and patio doors onto the balcony and terrace overlooking the river.
    Dining area: With views overlooking the river.
    Kitchen area: With breakfast bar, electric hob, electric oven, combination microwave/oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom 3: A split level room with beams, king size bed, wood burner and dressing area.
    Cloakroom: With WC.

    Second Floor:
    Bedroom 4: Beamed with king size bed and en-suite with slipper bath, shower attachment and WC.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

    Lawned garden. Balcony and terrace with garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced river in the garden. The maximum occupancy for this property is eight.

    Set a mile from the Lake District National Park and on the River Leith, this former water mill (thought to be 15th century), has been extensively renovated to a high standard. It retains many interesting features with oak beams, a wood burner, designer kitchen and a wall mounted TV. The Old Mill is light, warm and spacious, and has a wonderful private terrace facing south to the sun overlooking the river and garden - great for breakfast, drinks or a BBQ.
    Situated on the outskirts of the village of Great Strickland, it is just a stone’s throw from the Lake District National Park. To the west, a mile away, is Lowther Castle (featured on the Antiques Roadshow) and the beautiful villages of Askham, Pooley Bridge and Glenridding. Ullswater lake offers various attractions including a trip on the old steamer, sailing, fishing and some of Wainwright’s favourite fell walks, including one of the big four - Helvellyn. To the east, there are peaceful country lanes for cycling and walking and beyond Appleby, the Pennine Hills. There are good opportunities nearby for horse riding, golf, sailing, canoeing, fishing, quad biking and clay pigeon shooting.
    Penrith is 6 miles to the north and has excellent shopping choices with five supermarkets, as well as an excellent local produce delicatessen, many arts and crafts shops, a cinema and a variety of restaurants, along with a host of good pubs and restaurants close by. Within walking distance of The Old Mill are two village pubs serving good food. The Old Mill offers a perfect, relaxing, holiday base in a beautiful valley on the doorstep of the lakes, from which to explore and enjoy the wonders of the area. Shop 4 miles, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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      Cottage

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      4 bedroom(s)

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      Up to 8 people

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      Yes 2 pet(s) allowed

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    Cottage features
    • Detached property
      Detached property
    • DVD player
      DVD player
    • Dishwasher
      Dishwasher
    • Main fuel or power incl.
      Main fuel or power incl.
    • Garden / patio
      Garden / patio
    • Pub within 1 mile
      Pub within 1 mile
    • Pets - no charge
      Pets - no charge
    • Rural location
      Rural location
    • Television
      Television
    • Woodburning stove
      Woodburning stove
    • WiFi
      WiFi
    • Winter short breaks
      Winter short breaks
    • Luxury collection
      Luxury collection
    • Bed linen & towels included
      Bed linen & towels included
    • Washing machine
      Washing machine
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    Customer reviews by Reevoo
    Hoseasons "A former mill overlooking the River Leith on the edge of Great Strickland six miles mile from Penrith. Discover peace in the Eden Valley or adventure on Lake Ullswater.\n\n\nGround Floor \n\nThe property has one step to the entrance oil central heating and comprises\n\nBedroom 1\n With two double beds for two guests only.\n\nBedroom 2\n With double bed.\n\nBathroom\n With bath shower WC and heated towel rail.\n\nCloakroom\n With WC.\n\nCupboard\n With washing machine and tumble dryer.\n\n \nFirst Floor \n\n\nOpen plan living space\n With beams and wooden floors.\n\nLounge area\n Spacious with wood burner Freeview TV DVD player and patio doors onto the balcony and terrace overlooking the river.\n\nDining area\n With views overlooking the river.\n\nKitchen area\n With breakfast bar electric hob electric oven combination microwaveoven fridge freezer and dishwasher.\n\nBedroom 3\n A split level room with beams king size bed wood burner and dressing area.\n\nCloakroom\n With WC. \n\n \nSecond Floor \n\n\nBedroom 4\n Beamed with king size bed and en-suite with slipper bath shower attachment and WC. \n\n \n\n \n\nAll oil electric bed linen and towels included. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack. \n\n Lawned garden. Balcony and terrace with garden furniture. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note There is an unfenced river in the garden. The maximum occupancy for this property is eight.\n \n\n\n Set a mile from the Lake District National Park and on the River Leith this former water mill thought to be 15th century has been extensively renovated to a high standard. It retains many interesting features with oak beams a wood burner designer kitchen and a wall mounted TV. The Old Mill is light warm and spacious and has a wonderful private terrace facing south to the sun overlooking the river and garden - great for breakfast drinks or a BBQ.\nSituated on the outskirts of the village of Great Strickland it is just a stone’s throw from the Lake District National Park. To the west a mile away is Lowther Castle featured on the Antiques Roadshow and the beautiful villages of Askham Pooley Bridge and Glenridding. Ullswater lake offers various attractions including a trip on the old steamer sailing fishing and some of Wainwright’s favourite fell walks including one of the big four - Helvellyn. To the east there are peaceful country lanes for cycling and walking and beyond Appleby the Pennine Hills. There are good opportunities nearby for horse riding golf sailing canoeing fishing quad biking and clay pigeon shooting.\nPenrith is 6 miles to the north and has excellent shopping choices with five supermarkets as well as an excellent local produce delicatessen many arts and crafts shops a cinema and a variety of restaurants along with a host of good pubs and restaurants close by. Within walking distance of The Old Mill are two village pubs serving good food. The Old Mill offers a perfect relaxing holiday base in a beautiful valley on the doorstep of the lakes from which to explore and enjoy the wonders of the area. Shop 4 miles pub and restaurant ½ mile. " https://img.chooseacottage.co.uk/Property/127/840/1277516.jpg CC132186

    The Old Mill reviews collected by Reevoo

    8.8 out of 10 – based on 8 reviews

    Overall rating

    8.8

    Comfort and Equipment

    8.2

    Location

    8.6

    Cleanliness

    9.2

    Value for money

    8.5

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    10
    out of 10

    Had lovely week with family , could not fault the Old Mill it was beutiful cottage ,would defiantly go back there ,

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    2019-09-08

    10
    out of 10

    A beautiful conversion, a pleasure to stay there. spacious and well equipt kitchen with high quality goods everything you could need. Lovely spacious bedrooms, quality bed linen and towels provided. Lots of room for 7 adults who stayed. Shared bathroom was manageable with 4 toilets throughout the mill enough for everyone. Balcony leading onto secluded terraced gardens gives a lovely outside space to relax and enjoy the view. It's not fenced however and there is a steep drop from one side onto the car park area which could be a worry for dogs and small children. small river running by shallow, not accessible from the garden. Shared driveway so be mindful of the adjoining neighbour. Easy walk into the local village to the pub, very welcoming and serves excellent food too. No village shop so you do need a car. The mill is perfectly placed for touring the lakes and villages, a quiet retreat to come home to after a busy day exploring.

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    2019-08-06

    9
    out of 10

    We were a party of 4 adults and 4 children. The house was spotlessly clean and well equipped - WHEN you found the two hidden drawers!! they're just behind the cupboard doors but took us a couple of days to find. We cooked most days and there was all the crockery and cooking implements you could need; better than most places we've stayed. The microwave acted as a second oven which was useful. The seating arrangement at the dining table was odd as there were two long benches which weren't good for the little children; chairs would have been much better. The Old Mill is in a lovely setting by a river but might not be suitable for all children because of direct access to the water. It was a shame that we couldn't walk to the local pubs but the narrow winding lanes really weren't suitable. However, the pubs and nearby Co-op in Shap were just a short drive away. There are lots of places to visit nearby and I would recommend Brougham Castle, Brougham Hall, Lowther castle and Lowther Bird of prey centre (the tea and cakes there are fab), there’s easy access to Ullswater and the rest of the Lakes aren’t far. Appleby is a must and the Eden Valley is very peaceful and beautiful. The location of the cottage is a great base for the whole area. The loft room is lovely and spacious but was rather hot while we were there so we had to have the windows open and the sound of the railway and M6 carried quite clearly, however the double glazing is good when the windows are shut. Overall The Old Mill is a lovely, well maintained house and perfectly big enough for 4 couples or 2 couples with teenage children but isn't really designed for small children; the sleeping accommodation is over 3 floors which means 2 couples with small children might find it difficult.

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    2019-07-27

    7
    out of 10

    We had a lovely family holiday. For 6 adults sharing there wasn't enough seating in the lounge area & 1 shower wasn't really adequate. But as we were family we made do, but friends staying together could of made it awkward.

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    2019-05-21

    10
    out of 10

    The Old Mill was a lovely, well kitted out house with great sized rooms and plenty of space for everyone. The kitchen facilities were super, bathrooms were excellent, new and extremely clean. There was a grumpy neighbour who wouldn’t allow our supermarket delivery to unload but it didn’t stop the enjoyment of the stay.

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    2019-03-03

    9
    out of 10

    Lovely cosy house , clean and warm , with ample hot water for all 8 of us , the house had everything we needed although the hidden draws inside the cupboards meant we didn’t find some utensils until a couple of days into the holiday. The driveway is a little tight getting into but has plenty of space for 3 cars once you reach it. We were a little concerned re the negative reviews of the neighbours but they were unfounded as they were lovely whilst we were there, mutual respect benefits all . Would definitely stay again .

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    2018-10-29

    7
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    2019-04-13

    8
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    2018-09-25

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