Steele's Mill


Welcome to Steele’s Mill

5-Star Self-catering holiday accommodation on the banks of the River Lyvennet in Cumbria

Our restored mill is perfect spot for views of the river’s varied wildlife…

This newly-restored corn mill sits in a quiet, idyllic setting on the banks of the River Lyvennet in Cumbria. It includes a viewing balcony where you can relax, take in the wonderful views and become acquainted with the inhabitants of the river, which include kingfisher, dipper, brown trout, heron and the occasional otter.

Sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms, this 5 star graded holiday property is set over 3 floors.

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The Mill

5 Star holiday accommodation sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms within a beautifully converted mill.

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The Area

Kings Meaburn is a small farming village 5 miles west of Appleby, and 10 miles south of Penrith…

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History of the Mill

The Georgian mill was built for the 10th Earl of Thanet, Charles Tufton in the early 19th century…

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A mill has stood on the present site since at least 1327 and every effort has been made to preserve its history, including retaining the original mill workings such as millstones, applewood cogs and mill gearing.

The balcony with patio furniture above the half renovated water wheel. Sadly the mill race has long gone but used to have a 300 metre stream from the river down to the mill. A small wicket gate opens on to the riverside field so guests are close to the fly fishing (free to guests) which extents to 1 mile on both banks.

Come and Stay…

The three storey, freestanding building has been sensitively restored by local craftsmen using local materials. Local oak has been used for fittings such as doors and staircases, and there is handmade oak furniture in the two bedrooms.

Steele’s Mill is family-run with a friendly welcome and service. An ideal base for an active outdoor or touring holiday, it has a high standard of accommodation, including a fully fitted kitchen/dining area which features the original mill workings behind glass.