Cumbria Properties -The Watermill at Little Salkeld
PUBLISHED: 20:11 26 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:33 20 February 2013
The Watermill at Little Salkeld provides a popular attraction for tourists, walkers and cyclists using the Coast to Coast cycle route through Cumbria.
Where: The Watermill at Little Salkeld provides a popular attraction for tourists, walkers and cyclists using the Coast to Coast cycle route through Cumbria.
What: This is a unique piece of Cumbrias heritage, offered for sale as a rare live/work opportunity. Its currently run by a local family who have lived in this wonderful piece of history since 1974 and includes a three-bedroom mill house, a working mill, an award-winning tearoom and a secluded seven-acre smallholding.
Property: The 18th century mill and associated buildings have been extensively restored by the current owners Nick and Ana Jones, who are moving on into well-deserved retirement. There is potential to enhance the attached studio/holiday flat, increase productivity in the mill, expand the tearoom and develop further educational facilities.
Business: It is a working mill producing stone-ground flours the traditional way by water power and is one of the only working commercial water mills in northern England. The sale includes the mill and associated flour producing business, the attractive house and the tearoom which was voted Tearoom of the Year by Cumbria Life in its 2011-2012 Food & Drink Awards.
We have developed the mill and adjoining buildings for schools, community groups and visitors from all over the north of England and further afield, said Mrs Jones. Our profitable and sustainable flour-producing business is reflected in the tearoom where we use our own ingredients to provide quality homemade products.
Further information is available from the Carlisle office of Edwin Thompson on 01228 548385.
The print version of this article appeared in the July 2012 issue of Yorkshire Life
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