Old Bobbin Mill: Grizedale
The Old Bobbin Mill is an historic Lakeland water-mill which was converted into a family home several years ago. Set in the peaceful hamlet of Force Forge in Grizedale, this two bedroomed cottage on 1 level, is fully self contained and forms part of the original building which is set in beautiful broadleaved woodland with a charming riverside position. Overlooking the large south-facing garden the cottage opens onto its' own private garden area, with separate parking space (up slate steps). Fishing is available in Force Beck which runs through the garden. This delightful, unspoit area is rich in wildlife and makes an ideal centre for walking and touring.
Grizedale Forest is two miles away and offers a fantastic choice of cycle tracks from the door, and also bike hire or try Go Ape for high wire tree top adventure.
The Old Bobbin Mill is 5 miles south of Hawkshead with a choice of shops and places to eat and drink. Or try the Eagles Head, a mile and a half away at Satterthwaite.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES OF
The comfortable good-sized lounge/dining room has TV with Sky plus, DVD player and electric effect wood burning stove. There is table and chairs for 4.
The fitted kitchen is well equipped with electric cooker, fridgefreezer, microwave and dishwasher.
The bedrooms consist of one pretty double room with views out onto the garden and one twin room to the rear of the house.The bathroom has toilet, washbasin and bath with overhead shower.
The cottage has fitted carpets throughout and is heated by electric wall mounted heaters, providing easily controllable heat as required.
Outside there is a sunny south facing paved area ideal for barbecues with table and chairs ideal for enjoying the tranquility of this beautiful location. Large lawns lead down to the beck and a footbridge bridge which leads to the woods beyond (Young children will require supervision). There and a shed for storing bikes etc.
Name: Catherine Hylton - 21-Jul-2012
Comment: We had such a wonderful time here - the
cottage is well equipped, cosy and
comfortable, and the garden is
beautiful. The children especially loved
the garden - they paddled in the river
at the end and spent hours playing
badminton after Ron and Sue kindly lent
their set to us. Ron and Sue are
wonderful hosts - generally just leaving
us to get on with it, but making it
clear that they were always there if we
needed anything, and giving us some
great tips about where to visit locally.
The walks that are in the folder in the
cottage were lovely.
Grizedale Forest is on the doorstep and
has some amazing walks with loads of
hidden artwork among the trees - we had
a wonderful time there. Bobbin Mill is
a perfect central location to explore
the lakes from. We all (2 grown ups, 2
kids and a dog) had the most gorgeous
time and will definitely be visiting
Name: Andrew Hall - 31-Mar-2012
Comment: A very tranquil setting offering comfortable
accommodation with many walks available in all
directions. The location is central for exploring the
lakes or Morcambe Bay area with many areas of
interest within an hours drive. certainly worth a visit!
Name: J TAYLOR - 9-Jun-2011
Comment: We love the Old Bobbin Mill. We have stayed three times. It is our favourite of all the Hideaways properties we have been to).The cottage is very comfortable and well-equipped. The surrounding countryside is superb - we love walking in the woods and fields straight from the cottage (and so does our dog, Ellie). The walk to Rusland Church is lovely and there is a superb (and little known) walk from Rusland Church around the Rusland Valley. The cottage is wonderfully quiet and relaxing. It has our highest possible recommendation!
John and Gill Taylor
Name: Susan Richardson - 28-May-2011
Comment: We spent May half term there this year
and once again it was absolutely lovely.
It is a perfect place to relax in an
idyllic setting. You have everything you
need and all facilities are top notch.
Ron and Sue are most accomodating and
great with kids. My 7yr old wants me to
buy the place he loves it so much!
Definitely will be back.
Name: YUAN LI - 29-Apr-2011
Comment: Very enjoyable stay.
Every thing as described.
Name: R WESTERBY - 16-Apr-2011
Comment: A lovely cottage with everything you need for a relaxed home from home feeling. A great location, peaceful and in stunning surroundings.
Name: Sara Shingler - 7-Aug-2010
Comment: A lovely setting great for walks and cycling. The kids really enjoyed paddling in the beck. Owners were very welcoming.
Name: Robert Sly - 10-Jul-2010
Comment: Hi spent two separate weeks at the cottage we made one comment after the first week re a lack of scissors result sorted before our next week. I think that say;s it all about both you and the cottage We would recommend the cottage and you to all our friends
Robert & Janet Sly
Name: Paola Fracassi - 26-Jun-2010
Comment: We enjoyed very much our stay in Bobbin Mill. It is very well equipped and Mrs Sue and Mr Ron are very kind and welcoming. The garden is wonderful and also the very quiet environment.
Name: Susie Grist - 5-Jun-2010
Comment: Had a fantastic week. Everyone was very friendly and helpful and the accommodation was clean and comfortable. Jasmine our dog loved it too. It was great to be back in the Lakes after 15 years. Visited all our old favourite places but also enjoyed exploring Grizedale forest for the first time.
Name: Keith Chapman - April - 10
Comment: Has a beautiful garden in which to enjoy the peaceful and relaxing countryside