Force Mill


£470 £425 - £1370

Pets Allowed?:
partially enclosed
Fire type:
open fire
Nearest Pub:
1.5 miles

Enjoying an enviable position by the majestic River Eden, it is easy to see why Force Mill has previously been described as one of the most picturesque cottages in the UK. Brimming with charm and character, Force Mill is a wonderful home-from-home for 6 people to enjoy this peaceful corner of Cumbria. The country-style dining kitchen has an electric stove set in a feature sandstone fireplace, whilst there's an open fire in the lovely living room. Also on the ground floor is a handy utility room and shower room. Head up the stairs and you'll find the delightful bedrooms, two twin rooms and a master double along with the family bathroom. Take a seat in the garden to savour a moment of peace and tranquility, looking out over the neighbouring weir.

There's so much to explore during a stay at Force Mill that one week just won't be enough! Enjoy a walk through the shared natural woodland or walk down to the river, guests at Force Mill can take advantage of the 1.8 mile walk along the private river bank, connecting you to the neighbouring village of Lazonby. Alternatively there is a shorter walk to Great Salkeld along a picturesque footpath, down the lane and across fields. Both of these villages have a pub so be sure to reward yourself with a cold pint or hearty meal before making the return journey. If you're lucky, you'll even get to get to spot some of the resident bird and wildlife on your travels. A trip to nearby Lacy's Caves and Long Meg Stone Circle is a must, you're sure to be enchanted.

With the beautiful Eden Valley on your doorstep and both the Lake District and North Pennines, a well deserved Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a scenic drive away, there's plenty of choice for days out. A day spent exploring Ullswater is never a day wasted; take a walk around Aira Force or enjoy a cruise round the lake from bustling Pooley Bridge. Head west to Keswick for a wealth of outdoor activities or north to the boarder city of Carlisle where you can learn about the rich Roman history of the area.