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Force Mill

Lazonby, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
3 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Working farm
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Riverside holiday retreat brimming with character
  • Relax by the roaring open fire or in the garden with views of the weir
  • Get to know the Eden Valley and stop by Lacy’s Cave and Long Meg
Property code: SZ198

Sitting on the edge of the River Eden, this home sits in the Eden Valley with plenty of places to explore without jumping in the car. Return to the open fire for atmospheric cosy evenings in.

Wander the many bridleways and tracks that wind around the local area. Saunter to the nearby village of Little Salkeld (5 miles) where you can tread circular routes along the river in search of Lacy’s Cave and Long Meg and Her Daughters. At 7 miles from your door, the market town of Penrith has shops, eateries and a cinema so you can easily spend days and nights keeping yourselves entertained here. Further afield, Ullswater (17 miles) is well worth the journey and you can board an Ullswater Steamer and admire the Aira Force waterfall for a day to remember.

Step inside this Grade II-listed home which dates back to the 18th century and settle in. Sit beneath exposed beams and in front of the roaring open fire in the lounge – the perfect spot for relaxing. Sit on the window seat and admire the views for some peace and quiet before heading into the kitchen/diner. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave and dishwasher. Dine by the feature window which boasts fantastic views. Find the washing machine in the utility room and freshen up in the shower room with WC to save you climbing stairs after adventures. Three bedrooms await tired heads on the first floor, a double bedroom and two twins, one with an ornamental, feature fireplace and one with exposed beams. Spacious and light, the family bathroom has a bath with WC .

The outside space welcomes you to unwind and relax, with access via steps, to the shared natural woodland and the private riverbank. Take a tea or coffee out to the patio which commands fantastic views of the river and surrounding countryside. If the evenings are balmy, serve up your diner outside for an al fresco treat.

Guests have the benefit of being located on a private section of the beautiful River Eden which is accessible from the front door – you might recognise this section of river from the BBC's 'Gone Fishing Christmas Special' (2021) with Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse.

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 double, 2 twins
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 shower room with WC, 1 bathroom with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Open fire, wood burner-effect electric fire
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Towels included
  • Garden with patio area and furniture, stepped access to a shared woodland and walk along private riverbank
  • Private parking to the front of the cottage
  • Regret no dogs
  • Shops within 2.5 miles, pub within 1.5 miles
  • Children must be supervised near the river
  • Fishing on the River Eden is available by prior arrangement - please enquire for further details
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nicholas 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by David 1st April 2022

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The location of this cottage is perfect for those that want to escape the hussle and bustle of everyday life. We spent all our time in the property watching the wildlife and cosying up to a log fire in the evening. The perfect retreat for people seeking peace and quiet Highly recommended

Reviewed by Sarah 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Darren 4th March 2022

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Amazing remote location. Highly recommend for a peaceful getaway.

Reviewed by Denise 3rd December 2021

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Reviewed by Lynette 26th November 2021

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If you are after isolation in a beautiful river side cottage then this is your place. We arrived as storm Arwen did and woke up to a power cut , gosh it was so dark as no light pollution here . The 3rd day was a snow storm so it was a log fire ( power back on at this point ) and Christmas films . Good appliances in the house though shower not very Read morepowerful but it worked and was warm . Very isolated and due to weather could not go out in the dark on foot , but well equipped kitchen helped . Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 19th November 2021

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I went with friends and we all loved it, what a fab location! We were lucky with the weather cold but sunny, we spent many an hour sat out looking for the heron. Cosy nights spent by the fire and nipping out to see the shooting stars. If you will be wanting to have a fire, take kindling and firefighters with you.

Reviewed by Stephen 5th November 2021

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The cottage is definitely one of the best we have stayed at, (our second visit) mainly because of the location, it's so quiet (apart from the noise of the river at night) and private and the woodland at the back of the cottage is great to explore at any time of year, bluebells in Spring and the Autumn colours are awesome. So glad it's down a quiet Read morecountry lane and there are no footpaths. The cottage is lovely and cosy too. Hide

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