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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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.
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.
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.
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