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Gilpin Mill is currently closed.

About Gilpin Mill

Gilpin Mill has been a mill from the 1500's to the end of the 19th century. Now, with a new mill house built for comfort and relaxation with oak beams, slate floors and open fires Gilpin Mill is a very welcoming bed and breakfast run by Steve and Jo Ainsworth. 

Although the house is within a fifteen minute drive to Lake Windermere it is well off the beaten track and offers complete peace and quiet, especially in the south facing garden.

When it comes to eating out ten minutes on country lanes will take you to the nearest pubs, either the award winning Punch Bowl in Crosthwaite, the Brown Horse at Winster, Gilpin Spice or, for fine dinning, the Gilpin Hotel.

There are plenty of footpaths for walkers and country lanes and bridleways for cyclists on the doorstep. For golfers there are two courses within two miles of Gilpin Mill and there is a good quality, municipal tennis court down the lane in Crosthwaite.

Our Facilities

Guest sitting room
An open fire and plenty of comfortable seating make this a relaxing room for reading or watching the 43" flat screen TV and Blu Ray DVD player.

Garden and Terrace
A sunny, south facing garden ideal for tranquil afternoon teas overlooking the millpond, watching the fish rise.
A terrace, for breakfast outside, on a warm, sunny, summer morning.

There is parking for six cars.


We are a smoke free home and ask guests not to smoke near the house.


Gilpin Mill is home to a friendly, black Labrador who is not allowed upstairs. Unfortunately, we cannot accept guest's pets.


Arrival, coming and going
Please arrive after 4.30pm
It would be appreciated if you could vacate your room by 11am and plan your return for sometime after 4.30pm


Children over the age of 11 are welcome anytime, younger children only as part of a full house booking.


Bicycle Hire
Bicycles can be arranged ready for your arrival complete with helmets, 
repair kits and locks etc. Please ask.


Our full Accessibility Statement is HERE

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