Force Mill Barn ref: UK1203

Satterthwaite, near Hawkshead, Coniston, Hawkshead, Sawrey, in the Lake District

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  • Cot Available 
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  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Located close to the quiet village of Satterthwaite, on the edge of Grizedale Forest, Force Mill Barn offers spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation in the heart of the stunning Lake District National Park. Named after the waterfall by which it sits, where the gentle Grizedale beck turns into a powerful ’force’, Force Mill Barn is one of three dwellings that once formed part of the old mill. Spread over three-storeys, this comfortable home from home with its contemporary layout is perfect for couples, families and friends who like to socialise but at the same time also enjoy having their own space. Enter the property on the ground floor into the hallway where you will find a well-appointed bathroom with a corner bath, as well as a master super kingsize bedroom with Freeview TV and a seating area. Two sets of stairs can be found in the hallway, one leading to the first floor and one to the lower ground floor. The first floor boasts an open plan living space with high ceilings a well-equipped kitchen area, dining area and living area with sumptuous sofas to curl up on, perfect for relaxing, reading or watching TV. Venture down to the lower ground floor where you will find a bright twin bedroom and a stylish shower room.
Force Mill Barn is approximately one mile from the sleepy village of Satterthwaite, where you will find a pub serving good beer, hearty grub and hosting the occasional festival and live music events. Satterthwaite is located between Coniston Water to the west and Lake Windermere to the east, where the Rusland Valley meets the southern borders of Grizedale Forest. The Forestry Commission has made huge creative efforts in converting this mighty, ancient woodland into a fantastic recreational area. There is an open air art gallery, where hundreds of sculptural pieces can be found, along with many marked trails offering plenty of walking opportunities, including the introduction of the tarmacked Ridding Wood Trail, ideal for less mobile guests. At the heart of the forest is the visitor centre where you can pick up a map with all the information you need to make the most of your woodland adventure. There is an information desk, shop, café, gallery, a children’s play area and bicycle hire. There are many trails for both walking and mountain biking including the Silurian Way. Why not visit Go Ape, where you can swing through the trees, cross rope bridges and scramble nets before ending with a zip wire ride.
Over the fells is the little village of Hawkshead, with its timber framed buildings, pubs and a variety of gift shops. Also nearby is Coniston Water, overshadowed by the Old Man of Coniston it is perhaps one of the more friendly of the big southern lakes. At the boating centre you can hire rowing, sailing and motor powered boats, or take a trip on a traditional steamer. There is also plenty of open shoreline where you can fish, swim or simply enjoy a picnic. Between the forest and the lake there are plenty of walking and outdoor activities to fill your days, all within easy reach. Shop and pub 1½ miles, restaurant 1 mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Bedroom 1: With super kingsize bed, seating area, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Bathroom: With corner bath and toilet.
Lower Ground Floor:
Bedroom 2: With 2ft 6in twin beds.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
Cupboard: With fridge/freezer.

First floor

Open plan living space.
Living area: With 40" Freeview TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, coffee machine and washer/dryer.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate.

Miscellaneous

Sitting-out area. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is an unfenced stream, 40 yards away.
  • Nearest town
    Hawkshead
  • Shops
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
    Windermere
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    14.5 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The delightful village of Coniston nestles at the foot of the famous Coniston Old Man fell (From where you get superb views of Coniston Water and Lake Windermere) and nearby to the Grizedale Forest. The village has a welcoming feel and traditional Lake District warmth to it; visitors will find plenty of shops and cafes in which to relax while they soak up the scenery and gentle pace of life.

A popular centre for walkers, climbers and cyclists, the area is also well known for Coniston Water; setting for the famous children's story, Swallows and Amazons and also scene of Donald Campbell's tragic world water-speed record attempt in 1967. Nowadays the Victorian steam yacht `Gondola' which first went into service in 1859 and was restored in 1977 by the National Trust, plies the five miles of water from April to October. You can hire rowing boats, electric boats, kayaks and dinghies from Coniston Boating Centre on the lakeshore.

Take the opportunity to visit the Ruskin Museum, for local history, and `Brantwood' on the shores of Coniston Water, former home to the poet John Ruskin.

Positioned between Coniston Water and Windermere, Hawkshead is arguably the quaintest location in the lakes, with white washed cottages dating back to the 16th century, charming old pubs and tea shops along narrow traffic-free streets.

The village is busy with tourists who come to see the Grammar school where, in the 1780's William Wordsworth developed inspiration for this early poetry and home to the Beatrix Potter gallery showing her original drawings for her children's books. The village hosts the annual Victorian fair and agricultural/sports show every summer.

Broughton-in-Furness is well situated a few miles west of nearby Coniston, and is becoming a favoured destination for the more discerning visitor, who appreciate its tranquil charm and acknowledge it as part of the "Undiscovered Lakeland". In the Square is the town hall, once the market hall, and now the Tourist Information Centre, two slate fish market slabs, and old stocks, which together with the surrounding three storey merchants houses, creates a unique feeling to this historic market town. There is also a good selection of amenities within the village including an award winning restaurant.

Things to do nearby

Brantwood House and Gardens

The Brantwood historic house and gardens was once the home of John Ruskin who is a well known part of the history of Coniston for his large collection of writings, drawings and watercolours. The house is also a museum showing a collection of Ruskin's possessions for you to explore.

Coniston Boating Centre
Coniston Boating Centre

Just outside the pretty village of Coniston this boating centre provides electric self drive boats, rowing boats, dinghys, canoes and kayaks right on the shores of Coniston Water. There are also picnic areas and a cafe close by. Tel: 01539 441366

Hodge Close Quarry
Hodge Close Quarry

An impressive hole with a deep pool offers divers and rock climbers a great place to indulge in their hobby

Russell Colman Photography

Russell Colman Photography is a studio located just outside Bowness-on-Windermere in the grounds of a beautiful, Lakeland country house.

Esthwaite Water - Fishing

Set in the Silurian Hills of the Lake District Esthwaite Water near Hawkshead is a fantastic venue for trout, pike, course and roach fishing.

River Deep Mountain High

An outdoor activity provider introducing you to activities such abseiling, kayaking, mountain biking and canoeing in a variety of different locations. Tel: 01539 528666

Tilberthwaite Quarry
Tilberthwaite Quarry

Excellent routes adorn this slate quarry. It is easily accessed from the car park 3km from Coniston.

Walking to Lever Waterfalls & Levers Water

If you are walking in the Coppermines Valley area then you should definitely visit the Lever Waterfalls and the reservoir of Levers Water.

Old Man of Coniston Walks

Overlooking the village of Coniston is the beautiful fell known as the `Old Man of Coniston'. A part of the Furness Fells, this summit is over 800 metres high and is interesting to the eye with evidence mining that was done here years ago.

Beatrix Potter Gallery

A gallery of Beatrix Potter's illustrations and drawings can be found in the 17th Century building which was once the office to her solicitor husband, William Heelis. The gallery has a ever changing exhibition of her work with a room styled as her husband once had it as an office.

Coniston Water

The third largest lake in the Lake District is Coniston Water measuring five miles long and half a mile wide. This is a very popular tourist attraction with a cafe by the pier.

Coniston Launch

This is an environmentally friendly boat service ideal for walkers, cyclists and those who enjoy a peaceful cruise. Special `Swallows and Amazons' tours available. Tel: 01768 775753

The Gondola at Coniston Water

The original `Gondola', a rebuilt Victorian steam yacht, was first launched in 1859 and now completely rebuilt by the National Trust, gives passengers the chance to sail in sumptuous, upholster saloons!

Cycling around Coniston

The shores of Coniston Water provides one of the loveliest and easiest stretches of cycling in The Lake District. There are many trails around the lake much of which are available from the visitor centre's in the area. Coniston itself is a lovely village with a selection of pubs and cafes and the opportunity to hire a boat at Coniston Boating Centre.

Go Ape in Grizedale Forest

If rope bridges, tarzan swings and zip wires sound like your thing, Go Ape is the place to go during your holiday. This challenging course is up high in the tree tops and is an exhilarating adventure for all ages.

The Ruskin Museum

Learn all about the famous people of Coniston including John Ruskin, Donald Campbell and Arthur Ransome. A fascinating museum. Tel: 01539 441164

Coniston Brewing Company

Hidden behind the pub in Consiton is the `Coniston Brewing Company'. Local ales have been brewed here since 1995 and you can taste one of these six popular beers in the Black Bull Inn situated in front of the brewery.

Ruskin Museum

Since 1901 Ruskin museum has been open for visitors in Coniston, it was set up in memory of John Ruskin who was well known for his talents in the Victorian era, just a few of these talents are in art, geology, writing and teaching. The museum shows information and artifacts about the history of Coniston.

Grizedale Forest

The popular woodland of Grizedale Forest measures over 24km squared and is full of activities and attractions to enjoy during your holiday.

Cycling in Grizedale Forest

As well as several designated walking paths Grizedale Forest Park also provides dedicated routes for cyclist and mountain bikers. There are a range of waymarked trails that lead around the forest.

Crook Barn Stables
Crook Barn Stables

Enjoy stunning scenery through bridleways and thoroughfares on one of the horses at the Crook Barn stables. Visitors can also say hello to the other farmyard animals on site - chickens, ducks, geese and pigs. Tel: 01539 441088

Walk around Tarn Hows

The beautiful area around Tarn Hows is a very popular place for tourists, with three adjoining tarns uniquely surrounded with a mass of coniferous woodland.

Lakeland Photo Workshops

Take inspiration from this and other stunning locations to capture great photographs. Take your photography to the next level with Lakeland Photo Workshops

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