North Mill accommodation summary
Bathroom with bath and separate shower
King size bedroom
Balcony from the lounge
Paddock (2 acres)
Towels will be provided
A cot is available for children under the age of 2 (please bring your own cot linen)
A high chair is available
The house is heated by gas central heating
WiFi access is available at the property
2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge of £20.00 per dog
The cottage is non-smoking
North Mill is a former mill building that has been thoughtfully refurbished by its owners to a high standard and comfortably accommodates two guests and two dogs (three small to medium sized dogs may be considered, please just ask). Guests can make use of the two-acre private paddock and fish in the River Cocker, which flows alongside the old mill. Dogs are especially well catered for at North Mill.
Entry to the cottage is up a set of steps, via a covered porch. Up the stairs inside are the living areas which have a light and airy atmosphere courtesy of the high vaulted ceilings, skylights and dual aspect windows. Original oak beams create an interesting space that harks back to the mill's historic past.
The living room itself is comfortable and consists of a large two-seater leather settee and a recliner chair. A woodburning stove sits in a beautiful hearth in the corner of the room next to the TV and DVD player. Leading from the lounge is a door which opens out onto a balcony which overlooks the River Cocker, ideal for that morning cup of coffee whilst planning your day or that evening glass of wine whilst discussing what has been achieved during the day's adventures.
Next to the living room is the cosy king size bedroom which again has dual aspect windows and a vaulted beamed ceiling.
Also on the first floor is the modern, well-equipped kitchen featuring an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, freezer and a washer-dryer. There is a breakfast bar which acts as your dining space. This area is separated from the living room by a whitewashed stone wall with a charming interior window, just across the hallway and stair case.
Downstairs there is a bathroom with a bath, wash basin and shower enclosure along with a separate WC.
Views from the cottage and surrounding land encompass the 19th century stone bridge over the River Cocker and paddock, as well as the meadows towards Grisedale Pike, Hopegill head, Grasmoor and Whiteside.
The private paddock is shared between guests of adjoining cottages and is perfect for giving the dogs a good run around and a dip in the river. There is a footpath that runs from the cottage along the river for the 2.5 miles into Cockermouth to the north and there are ample countryside walks which take in small local villages and pubs.
There is a secure area in which to store bikes and ample off-road private parking to the front of North Mill.