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.
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!
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.
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.
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
We don't have ground floor accommodation, so if you are concerned about accessibility, please give us a ring first.
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 allowed by arrangement if you book 'The Granary'.