'The Granary' is our Ensuite room, with oak floorboards and original beams.
Private room
2 Guests
1 Bed
Per Night
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About this listing

Friendly stylish + cosy ensuite double in a converted 18th Century watermill. In an idyllic riverside setting outside the villages of Sockbridge + Tirril, 3 miles from M6 J40. Artists' studios and gallery on site, locally sourced food, home baking. Regret no pets in the bedrooms.

The Space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 4PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly discount: 2%
Cancellation: Flexible


The Space

There has been a mill at Sockbridge for at least 250 years, so we are luck to live in a beautiful location steeped in the History of Cumberland. The surrounding countryside is teaming with wildlife, and visitors can go for pleasant walks by the River Eamont.
Gary and I are both practising artists, and we are very happy to show visitors around our two studios on site, where we make paintings and prints.
It goes without saying that you will be treated to a lovely breakfast including home-made bread, and locally sourced produce!

Guest Access

Free parking
Free Wifi throughout the property
Guest lounge with log burning fire and TV

Interaction with Guests

We love entertaining our guests, and pointing out out favourite local haunts. We are both practising artists, and will be happy to show you round our studios on request. Debby runs Printmaking, Drawing or Painting workshops for between 1 and 4 people on request. If you would like to book a workshop, she will be happy to provide more details.

The Neighborhood

Sockbridge Mill is located next to the River Eamont which you can access via a public bridal path that runs past the house. There is abundant wildlife here, and you may see herons, woodpeckers, stoats, hares, and occasionally red squirrels. The villages of Sockbridge and Tirril are a 20 minute walk away, which is perfect for a trip to the village pub for dinner or a pint. Lake Ullswater is just 3 miles away.

Getting Around

Penrith and Lake Ullswater are within walking distance, approximately 3 miles from here, but you will find it easier to get around if you bring your car or a bicycle! There is a limited bus service between Penrith and Glenridding at the other end of Lake Ullswater that runs past Tirril.

Other Things to Note

Sockbridge Mill is a 'Bed and Breakfast', so you can't normally self- cater.
We don't have ground floor accommodation, so if you are concerned about accessibility, please give us a ring first.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is after 4PM

We have a 'no shoes' policy indoors at Sockbridge Mill and we have slippers for guests' use, but you may like to bring your own.
We have a no smoking policy. Pets are welcome, but they will have to sleep in our dedicated pet accommodation downstairs. Please contact us to discuss.

Safety Features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

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Penrith, United Kingdom · Member since February 2014

I like meeting people, art, food, travelling, colour.
I'm hospitable, friendly, creative, and laid back.

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