Cartmel 2 miles. Old Watermill is a superb, 17th century water mill situated in the delightful village of Allithwaite, Cumbria. Originally erected in the 1600s, this watermill was once a hub of activity, grinding grains with the soothing symphony of cascading water as its soundtrack; now it is a wonderfully presented holiday home for families, friends and couples looking to explore the area. Step into the open-plan living space, a stunning, triple aspect room with high ceilings and a wonderful social space. The fitted kitchen is sure to encourage home-cooking, offering a breakfast bar, double electric oven and hob, integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer and even a washing machine for your laundry needs. Serve culinary delights at the dining table before moving to the sitting area and cosying up before the woodburning stove. Venture upstairs to discover the bedrooms, offering a master king-size with Jack & Jill en-suite shower, a double bedroom with en suite and an adult bunk, each neutrally presented, whilst the family shower room is a contemporary spot to freshen up. Escape to the patio garden and enjoy a moment amidst peaceful surroundings; this is a lovely place to reflect on the day’s activities or enjoy a morning coffee. Just a moment’s stroll away is an excellent pub, The Pheasant Inn, where you can share stories over a pint or head to the village green for a picnic, framed by centuries-old trees and surrounded by charming cottages. Cartmel which boasts charming streamside walks, quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, traditional pubs and the acclaimed Michelin Star-awarded L'Enclume restaurant, as well as the beautiful ancient Priory and the racecourse, it is known as being the prettiest village in the Lake District. A scenic drive away lies the stunning Lake Windermere, where you can enjoy leisurely cruises and watersports on the water, whilst in the area there are lots more breathtaking paths and cycle tracks to explore within Grizedale Forest or around the coast towards Humphrey Head, with views over Morecambe Bay. Explore some of England’s finest beauty with a stay at Old Watermill.
About the location
Grange-over-Sands 2 miles; Bowness on Windermere 12 miles.
The historic, South Lakeland village of Cartmel is renowned as the prettiest village in the Lake District. The Priory Church, one of the finest ecclesiastical buildings in the north of England, remains the heart of the community with its gatehouse forming the entrance to the village. The village features pretty streamside walks, quaint cobbled streets littered with antique shops, a charming gift shop, welcoming, traditional pubs serving real ale, the nationally acclaimed, Michelin Star awarded L'Enclume restaurant, and the Cartmel Village shop, which sells the famous sticky toffee pudding. Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities amidst beautiful, unspoilt countryside, visit Cartmel Racecourse, Campbell Legend Bluebird Exhibition, Lakeland Motor Museum and Holker Hall with its spectacular gardens, all of which are close by. The quiet seaside retreat of Grange-over-Sands, with its Edwardian buildings and mountain backdrop, is a mere 2 miles away, whilst Windermere, with its panoramic views over England's longest lake, is within a thirty minute drive. A superb holiday destination, at any time of year.