1 Force Mill Barn

Satterthwaite (Nr. Hawkshead)
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests


An impressive barn conversion, comfortably sleeping 4 situated within the rural idyll of the Grizedale Valley, less than a mile south of the quaint village of Satterthwaite and just 4 miles from the Lakeland honey pot village of Hawkshead.

Boasting peaceful views, a luxurious interior, and flanked by idyllic woodland, 1 Force Mill Barn lends itself to couples looking to explore the wonders of the Lake District National Park whilst offering a peaceful haven to escape the crowds.

*Two night weekend breaks available at this property (Friday to Sunday) please see calendar for availability and pricing*

The Details

-Sleeps 4
-Bedrooms 2
-Bathrooms 2
-No pets
-Patio with furniture
-Parking for 2 cars (designated)
-Rural location
-Forest views

The Space

Sumptuous open plan living area with comfortable seating, Smart TV & DVD player.

Stylish kitchen & dining area with electric oven & hob, coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, Smeg appliances, and large dining table.

The open plan living area is situated on the second floor, there is however an access door available from the first floor.

Bedrooms, Impressive master with super-king bed, freestanding roll top bath and Smart TV, second bedroom with a king-sized bed and Smart TV.

The master bedroom is situated on the first floor and the second bedroom located on the ground floor.

Two modern bathrooms both with walk-in shower, WC, basin, and heated towel rail. There is one bathroom adjacent to each bedroom.

A secondary snug area on the ground floor with comfortable seating and Smart TV.

There is also a washing machine and dryer available to guests on the ground floor.


Patio seating immediately outside the property, the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee.

Force Forge runs through the grounds, to the left of the property, and offers the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing drink on a warm summer's eve.

For nature lovers, the Grizedale Valley is a haven for wildlife. There is a huge array of wild birds in and around the forest, the forest is also home to the UK's last wild red deer herd which is seen regularly in the valley.

What’s Included

-Welcome Pack
-Bed linen and towels
-Complimentary bathrobes
-WiFi, Gas central heating, and electricity




The Area

The Grizedale Valley whilst idyllic and picturesque offers a multitude of adrenalin pumping activities hidden amongst the trees. The Grizedale Visitors Centre, just over a mile from the property offers a range of seasonal activities including stargazing walks, sculptural trails, pony trekking, and much more. Mountain bike fans will delight in the never-ending tracks and trails of Grizedale Forest, suitable for all levels of skill. You’ll also find a Go Ape and zip line course winding their way through the dense green canopy.

Whilst Satterthwaite is a small village you’ll find a cosy country pub, The Eagles Head. Popular with locals and visitors alike, enjoy a quiet pint of local real ale outside, or sit and take in a hearty meal. The pub is less than a mile from 1 Force Mill Barn along a quiet country road. A torch is advisable if walking the route at night.

Further afield the villages of Hawkshead, Ambleside, and Coniston are all accessible by car. Spend the day wandering around the eclectic collection of independent shops and cafes or enjoy lake life on the shores of Coniston Water.

If you’re looking to gain some altitude and admire the views from the top during your time here, the Coniston Fell Range is a short drive away and includes seven magnificent Wainwright summits (Coniston Old Man, Dow Crag, Swirl How, Brim Fell, Wetherlam, Great Carrs & Great Friar).

In essence, whether you are looking to explore or simply switch off for a few days, 1 Force Mill offers the very best of both worlds.


On Sunday, 07 Jul 2024
"Beautiful converted barn in very rural setting close to Grizdale forest and a few local tarns and lakes (including Coniston, Windermere and Esthwaite). It had a nice homely feel and it was a well-equipped property across three floors. The property was well described and the hosts were responsive, friendly and helpful. Lots of tourist hot spots were accessible by car, but drivers need to keep in mind that roads are narrow and obviously shared with walkers. It would be a great location for those who enjoy hill and forest walking."
On Sunday, 23 Jun 2024
"We had a lovely stay here. The location is beautiful and very relaxing."
On Monday, 17 Jun 2024
"We loved staying here and would love to come back, it truly is an incredible house. It was a great place to settle down during the evening, and the beds were really comfortable and beautiful. We even tried the fabulous bath and it’s now on my ‘want’ list! Thank you for the lovely box of goodies too, they were very well received."
On Friday, 29 Mar 2024
"This was an amazing find, the location, the home, the amenities were all spectacular. Loved the furnishings the soaking tub was spectacular!!!! We felt torn because we wanted to explore the beautiful area, but the home was so inviting we also wanted to stay in. We could easily stay a lifetime in this home."
On Thursday, 29 Feb 2024
"Amazing place! Beautiful location, was everything we hoped for, for a great week away, thank you!"
On Friday, 16 Feb 2024
"Wonderful cottage in a great location to explore the best that the Lake District has to offer."
On Wednesday, 27 Dec 2023
"Beautiful location, the place was so comfortable, spacious and cosy, it had everything we needed and more !! Would definitely stay again! Listening to the waterfall just next to the accommodation at night was so peaceful, couldn't recommend this place more!"
On Friday, 24 Nov 2023
" A lovely upside down cottage with stunning views. Cottage finished to a high standard with comfy sofas and beds and all the mod cons you could ask for . Welcome pack and Prosecco a nice touch. Local pubs 5 and 10 mins drive, Eagles Head and The Manor House both worth a visit. Lovely area and cottage We had a great visit exploring the area."
On Friday, 29 Sep 2023
"Loved our stay. Right by the stream my husband explored as a child. The bed was amazingly comfortable."
On Tuesday, 26 Sep 2023
"Fantastic property!!!immaculate & good quality. Lots of space for 2 couples. Kitchen fully equipped, linen & towels were really good quality, the shower rooms were real big & the power showers were great. The beds were really comfortable & excellent quality. The sofas (two of them) were really comfortable & again really good quality. Fantastic location for us, equal distance for Lake Windermere & Coniston Water. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone."
On Tuesday, 29 Aug 2023
"Incredible waterfalls next to the beautiful house, really enjoyed our stay. Would book again for sure."
On Saturday, 26 Aug 2023
"Luxurious, high standard accommodation in a great location. Would highly recommend a stay here."
On Thursday, 27 Jul 2023
"This property located on three levels is finished to the highest standards. Compliments to the interior designers and craftsmen/women involved. Kitchen (on top level) fully stocked and two large bedrooms as pictured with modern and immaculately clean bathrooms. Walked to the local pub along a stream-adjacent woodland path emerging onto a quite road about half way. Ensure you write the key code down prior to arrival as signal is poor for many carriers. Once inside wifi was excellent.. An excellent property."
On Monday, 24 Jul 2023
"Beautifully appointed and peaceful place."
On Friday, 30 Jun 2023
"A beautiful place to stay, beautiful surroundings There was a beautiful large stream at the end of the garden, which was a lovely surprise Very clean home looks just like the pictures."
On Monday, 19 Jun 2023
"This was an absolutely gorgeous and stunning place to stay. The perfect blend of modern and traditional made this the perfect cottage for our stay. We explored the local area and hiked on fells far away just to feel relaxed when we came back to the cottage. Perfect!! We all would love to come back again - if we could live here we absolutely would."
On Saturday, 03 Jun 2023
"This house was a great find, we loved the location as it was so quiet and away from everything, but also having Grizedale Forest so close-by was fantastic. We are a family with two children (ages 8 and 11) and I'd say it is pretty much perfect for that! The place was super clean and the kitchen facilities were second to none. I'd highly recommend!"
On Friday, 26 May 2023
"Brilliant! Perfect stay in a beautiful corner of the Lakes."
On Monday, 01 May 2023
"Beautifully placed property, ideal for exploring the walks of Grizedale Forest (both from the house and a short drive away) and the surrounding Lakes. Super flexible and accommodating host, thank you. It made navigating our stay with a 15m old baby so much easier! Very comfy bed, and really nice place to relax for a few days."
On Wednesday, 07 Dec 2022
"This is a beautifully-renovated barn in a picturesque and peaceful corner of the Lake District. My partner and I wanted a romantic getaway and this fitted the bill perfectly, with a waterfall just yards away. To have a double-ended copper bath in the master bedroom is a delightful luxury and the bed is phenomenally comfortable. In the kitchen and lounge, there’s pretty much every bit of kit you could need to keep yourself happily fed and entertained. Plus, the sofas are very cosy indeed. A welcome pack came with a lovely bottle of prosecco which started off our stay in the best way. This place looks just like its photo album. If it’s available, you really won’t regret booking it."
On Sunday, 27 Nov 2022
"Wow, what a place! Stunning property with everything you would ever need for a perfect stay. There was so much attention to detail & it looks better in real life than in the pictures. The location is idyllic with a beautiful waterfall outside the front door. Will definitely be returning."
On Monday, 31 Oct 2022
"We had THE most amazing stay. What a beautiful place you have. Thank you for letting us share it and make memories that will last forever."
On Thursday, 22 Sep 2022
"Absolutely amazing! Thank you we had a fantastic time. We even saw some shooting stars!!"
On Thursday, 08 Sep 2022
"An absolutely magical property in an idyllic setting. The accommodation is of an exceptionally high standard. We arrived at night and had the joy of discovering the nearby waterfall the next morning as the sun came up at 5.30am. Located far away from the crowds but near enough to access Windermere and Coniston and the surrounding villages. Will definitely stay here again."
On Friday, 19 Aug 2022
Thank you for letting us stay in this wonderful property. It is immaculately presented throughout with some fabulous features. We were delighted to watch a mother and baby bird nesting from the upstairs lounge window. The beds were super comfortable and we loved the peaceful sound of the stream when the windows were open. This was our first time visiting the Lake District and we had an amazing time. We hope to return again in the future."
On Monday, 15 Aug 2022
"Amazing! Incredibly comfortable, fab location a really lovely place to stay and enjoy the Lake District."
On Monday, 25 Jul 2022
"What an amazing property, we didn't want to leave! The location is perfect, tucked away nicely but close enough to shops and pubs. The attention to detail is incredible, not a thing has been missed. We will never forget our fantastically beautiful honeymoon."
On Saturday, 25 Jun 2022
"A lovely stay in your beautiful home. It was incredibly peaceful and relaxing, the surrounding mountains and lakes were incredible."
On Thursday, 09 Dec 2021
"This place is stunning, the pictures look great... but it's better in person. The beds are amazing. The kitchen is so well fitted out, you can cook properly here without worrying about pans/trays etc. The whole place is awesome. The location is great too!"
On Monday, 08 Nov 2021
"Perfect stay at this luxury barn! Just returned from a week staying here and it was absolutely perfect and just as described. The bed is massive and comfy as are the sofas, the shower is really powerful, and loved the proper coffee machine. Plenty of space to while away a cosy happy few hours each day. The location was great for us as were we looking to walk and relax but if you’re wanting more amenities might not be the best, about 30 mins drive to a lot of local places, Ambleside, Bowness, Coniston, etc, this worked for us and we enjoyed the tranquility of the spot and also did a couple of walks straight out from the house. We’ll definitely be back!"
On Wednesday, 03 Nov 2021
"Probably the nicest place we've ever stayed. Everything felt like a touch of luxury, most importantly the beds and sofas were comfy. Great location for exploring central and south lakes."
On Wednesday, 20 Oct 2021
"Beautiful place loved our stay here."
On Friday, 08 Oct 2021
What an amazing trip! We came here for my 30th birthday celebrations and had the most fantastic time! The house feels like a second home, it's immaculate, cosy and really modern. Love the standalone bath tub! Everything we needed was provided and we've been extremely comfortable here. We did some fab walks in the Langdale valleys and around Coniston lake. Everything here has exceeded our expectations, what a fabulous holiday it's been!
On Saturday, 02 Oct 2021
"Great stay, great location. House was exceptionally clean, very tidy, and had all the amenities you could need."
On Saturday, 18 Sep 2021
"This place is a real treat. Such a beautiful place to stay. Spacious with Beautiful finish and furnishings make for a luxurious retreat in a great location to explore the Lakes. Highly recommend. We visited for our honeymoon so there were only 2 of us which made it pricier but totally worth it. Lots of space to visit as a 4 with bedrooms on separate floors for privacy."
On Friday, 27 Aug 2021
Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful cottage, it really is stunning and we couldn't have asked for any more. The quality of workmanship, your attention to detail, colour choices and layout make for the perfect balance of what we were looking for in a lakes escape retreat. Touches of luxury while still remaining practical but homely. We were fortunate to be blessed with amazing weather for the full week so didn't spend much time indoors and we found the cottage perfectly positioned for everything we wanted to do, excellent mountain biking trails just up the road, 'Go Ape', paddle boarding on Coniston (more chilled than Windermere), random adventures leading to breathtaking views and white water rafting. A truly amazing week we'll never forget.
On Wednesday, 14 Jul 2021
Amazing house, absolutely beautiful finish, set in a secluded village with wonderful views and scenery. Highly recommend would absolutely visit again.
On Wednesday, 07 Jul 2021
For this newly renovated barn, we couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. We stayed here for 4 nights as our little country break and we enjoyed every single minute of it! The house is situated in a lovely little village which is tranquil and idyllic. It’s perfect for a little getaway from the busy city life! It is exactly how it looks online and to be honest it was beyond our expectations!! From the appliances, the location, the lovely neighbours, and owners. Just perfection! We fell in love with this cute little place and without a doubt will be returning and recommending it to as many people as we can! Thank you so much for letting us stay here and what an amazing renovation you have created, you should be very proud! Ps. For coffee lovers, there’s a wonderful Smeg Coffee machine, which was one of my favourite little add ons to this beautiful place, so be sure to bring some ground coffee along with you to enjoy and be your own barista!
On Saturday, 03 Jul 2021
This is a beautifully and thoughtfully renovated property, with plenty of room for two couples/a family getaway in the lakes. The property is a little off the beaten track and it’s worth investigating taxis before you arrive (not much phone signal - which could be an advantage!). Everything during our stay was clean and comfortable and there was a lovely welcome pack with treats and information about the area. We’d recommend the Eagles Head pub up the road in Satterthwaite and the breakfast at the Old Boathouse Cafe on Esthwaite.
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