The Old Mill ref: CC132186

Great Strickland near Penrith, Ullswater Area

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  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Waterside Breaks 


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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Accommodation details

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.

Third floor

Fourth floor


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.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    4 miles
  • Distance
    6 miles
  • Restaurant
    0.5 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    0.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    6.0 miles
  • Lake
    6 miles

About the local area

Ullswater is the Lake District's second largest lake at nine miles long. Located in the eastern side of Cumbria, it bends and twists its way through dramatic mountain scenery on one side and a gently curving shoreline of green fields and woodland on the other.

Boating centres and marinas nestle unobtrusively on the lake edge, perfect for the water sports enthusiasts, or visitors can relax and enjoy the scenery from one of the steamers that have sailed the lake since 1855.

Many of the Lake District's many walks have their starting point from around Ullswater, including the renowned trek to Helvellyn's summit via Striding Edge. Or for the less energetic there are many low-level walks through beautiful countryside.

Of note is Glenridding which sits on the south western shore and is surrounded by the fells with wonderful scenic views. Pooley Bridge on the northern shore, with its 16th Century Bridge, Lakeland greystone houses and quaint teashops and Patterdale just to the south of Ullswater, cradled by mountains.

Things to do nearby

Lake Ullswater

Ullswater is said by many to be the most beautiful lake in the Lake District. It is the second longest lake in Cumbria measuring a length of seven and a half miles and a width of _ mile.


Located just off the M6 J.40 between the northern lakes market town of Penrith and the village of Stainton, Rheged is a surprising building of architectural merit.

Lakeland Boat Hire

Enjoy the stunning scenery around Ullswater by hiring a boat from the northern shores at Lakeland Boat Hire. They supply a wide range of boats including luxury motor boats and Canadian canoes! Tel: 01768 486800

Walking up Hallin Fell

To experience one of the best panoramic views of Lake Ullswater, you should hike up Hallin Fell which is situated mid way down the lake and is part of the well known `kink' in the length of the waters.

Gowbarrow Crag
Gowbarrow Crag

Just above Pooley Bridge and easily accessible from the roadside Gowbarrow is south facing and offers some really worthwhile climbs on the middle crag.

Aira Force

On the northern side of the lake, a short walk from the lake shore you can find one of the Lake District's most stunning and famous waterfalls.

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

Simply Good Cookery School

TV chef and judge on the ITV's Britain's Best Bakery, Pete Sidwell is offering an exciting opportunity for families to join him at his restaurant based in the Rheged Visitors Centre near Penrith.

Sailing on Ullswater

On either side of the lake, there are places where you can go sailing.

Park Foot Pony Trekking

Park Foot is situated on the edge of Lake Ullswater and provides a brilliant place to do some Pony Trekking around the beautiful countryside surrounding the lake. All pony treks are fully supervised so it is a brilliant adventure no matter what your experience

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