Pencil Mill is an outstanding and substantial Lakeland residence in an idyllic, private setting with beautiful grounds and land totalling around six and a half acres, superior equestrian facilities, traditional stone outbuildings, dutch barn and superb Ullswater fell views. The accommodation in this charming period property is both extensive and manageable and includes four reception rooms, four double bedrooms and a single, four luxurious bathrooms and a stylish dining kitchen. It is located in the highly desirable Watermillock area in the northern Lake District National Park, one mile from the shores of Ullswater.
Period features have been retained and in recent years the house has been extended and enhanced, including re-roofing and installing new windows and partial underfloor heating. In the grounds a large bank barn and beckside stone outbuilding both have conversion potential, subject to any necessary consents.
The property is in a truly unique setting, surrounded by dramatic Lakeland scenery and with Pencilmill Beck running through the grounds, with dramatic water falls and natural pools. The grounds are a haven for wildlife, with red squirrels visiting regularly. Spend your days on the lake and land, riding, hiking or sailing then relax and dine on the terrace, while taking in the stunning fell views. An adjoining further six acres or so is available by separate negotiation, if desired.
Local Area Guide
The highly desirable Watermillock area offers an idyllic lifestyle with a wealth of iconic Lakelands fells and walks on the doorstep. Ullswater is a short distance from Pencil Mill, with a number of marinas and yacht clubs, as well as the Ullswater â€˜Steamersâ€™ for lake cruises.
There are numerous well reputed lakeside hotels for dining and leisure facilities nearby, including Leeming House and the stylish Another Place hotel. The lake road provides scenic connections to nearby village shops and schools with the market town of Penrith and the M6 motorway offering excellent national road and rail links.
Mains electricity and water
Oil central heating
Septic tank drainage
Alarm system installed
Council Tax band: G
Getting to Pencil Mill
From M6 junction 40 take A66 west then take the Ullswater (A592) exit at the next roundabout. Stay on this road until you reach the lake then turn right (for Glenridding / Windermere). Follow this road for about 2.5 miles passing The Brackenrigg pub (on your right) and then take the next right hand turn, signposted for Longthwaite and Watermillock Church. Follow this road for 1/2 mile and then take the next left down the lane, go over the flat bridge and the entrance to Pencil Mill is the next entrance set back on the left. It will say Private Pencil Mill, proceed along this drive to the house.
Address: Pencil Mill, Watermillock, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 0JR
To view: Strictly by appointment only with Fine & Country
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