Steele’s Mill

Penrith, Cumbria
+44 (0)1931 714017

Stunning, spacious 3-storey converted mill with stylish bedrooms. Cook just-caught brown trout from the river, eat at a hand built oak table


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

There’s been a working grain mill here since 1327; this one was built in the 1800s. Fragments of the past remain: staircases and floors of oak grown on the estate, grinding stones set into the floor, and the old apple-wood cogs encased in glass. There’s a lovely approach to this stunning conversion, a hugely comfortable retreat for four, with the master bedroom positioned grandly at the top, and below the tiny twin. Cook just-caught brown trout from the river Lyvennet on a shiny black Rangemaster, dine at a handmade oak table furnished with welcoming flowers and a bottle of wine, lounge on a leather sofa by the gas wood-burner, idle with a book on the balcony. By day, venture out on the snaking road past fields of cattle to King’s Meaburn village, to Appleby for delis, pubs and a country fair in summer, to Lowther Castle for those seeking gothic revival grandeur. Nature is embraced indoors, too: the mill has a hidden bat loft with an aperture only accessible to the pipistrelle! Colours are cream and duck-egg blue melting into pale oak, mattresses are superb, shower heads drench you and the peace is supreme.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.

Advice on walks.

Dogs 1 free; 2nd £30 per stay. Max. 3.

Secure garden, woodland walks and safe rivers.


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £600
1 House for 4
From £854 beds2 bedrooms


A beautiful characterful property with lots of peace and quiet. Thevoutside space was perfect for the dogs (and us humans)

Helen, Reading

This was the most amazing place to stay! We had one of the best holidays we can remember. The accommodation was not only of historic interest but beautifully presented and really comfortable. Karen and Martin were extremely welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. Steele's Mill is perfectly situated for hikes around the various lakes whilst not being in the thick of it. This way you combine peace and tranquility with good access to all that the Lakes has to offer.

Sheilagh, Nigel and Hugo, Abinger Common

Our third stay at Steele’s Mill and as wonderful as ever! Such a comfortable house with lots of thoughtful touches to make us welcome. Lovely walks from the door and many more nearby in this beautiful and still relatively undiscovered corner of Cumbria.

Claire, Oxford

Steele's Mill is absolutely enchanting: we went there to be close to the Lake District but ended up loving the house as much as the National Park. The house was spacious, well equipped and full of character but it was the outdoor space that stole our heart. Having a whole field and river to ourselves was magical, especially with small children. Karen's welcome was wonderful too: warm, friendly and very helpful. We will definitely be back.

Emilie, London

We spent three nights at Steele's Mill in December, and had the most wonderful time! Unfotunately the weather wasn't on our side (not unexpected in England in December), but we still managed to do some exploring not only of the glorious countryside around the Mill but also the Lakes and the Pennines, which are easy drives away. Most importantly we were able to relax by the gas fire, cook in the (well stocked and beautiful) kitchen, and switch off from the outside world! The dog had an excellent time too! Would 100% reccommend Steele's Mill and we are keen to visit again in the spring.

Amanda, Wokingham

What a fantastic week's holiday and much of that could be attributed to the beautiful peace and quiet of Steele's Mill. A gorgeous setting and despite the changeable weather of the Lake District we managed to sit outside every day, be it in the sheltered courtyard in the evening or the balcony for breakfast. A lovely warm welcome from Karen, along with hints and tips on the area. A blissful week, the kingfishers were an added bonus.

Tracy, Bristol

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Karen Addison

  • Lake District now Unesco World Heritage status - 15 miles
  • Sharrow Bay Restaurant, Lake Ullswater - 15mls
  • Rheged Visitors Centre, Penrith - 10 miles
  • Scottish Borders, Solway Firth - 50 miles
  • Carlisle/Settle railway line 5 miles at Appleby Station
  • Hadrians Wall, Carlisle - 25 miles