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Old Islekirk Mill, Bolton Wood Lane, Wigton, Cumbria

A charming Grade II Listed former mill standing in a picturesque waterside position

Accommodation in Brief
Entrance Hall | Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room | Pantry | Utility Room | Cloakroom/WC | Drawing Room | Study | Boot Room | Master Bedroom with En-suite Shower Room | Four Further Bedrooms | Family Bathroom

Triple Garage | Log Store | Driveway | Gardens | Sun Terrace | Paddock | In Over 3 Acres

The Property

Old Islekirk Mill is a charming Grade II Listed former mill which has been rebuilt and configured into a flexible and generously proportioned property. Standing in a beautiful and private position, the property enjoys tranquility and overlooks the nearby River Waver and open countryside. The layout of the mill is ideal for modern day living, containing a high specification interior with the style and design befitting this calibre of property. There is a perfect balance of traditional features including exposed beams, oak doors, and fireplaces with modern finishes such as underfloor heating throughout, contemporary bathrooms and a truly stunning bespoke kitchen with limestone flooring. Located just outside the northern boundary of the Lake District National Park, the position is ideal for enjoying the surrounding countryside whilst enjoying the peace and quiet of rural North Cumbria.

The front door opens into the upper ground floor where the welcoming entrance hall immediately impresses with its stunning bespoke oak staircase which spans three floors. The spacious drawing room with fireplace housing a wood burning stove and oak flooring is an excellent space for entertaining. Also on this floor is a guest bedroom, with stylish en-suite shower room and views over the garden and river. To the rear of the house on the upper ground floor is a study, guest WC, and boot room with door leading to driveway and garaging.

A fantastic open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room occupies the majority of the whole lower ground floor and has direct access to the garden. A feature fireplace with a rotating wood burning stove defines the reception areas, both with windows overlooking the garden and beyond. The highlight of this property is the beautifully designed bespoke kitchen with range of hand painted units, solid oak central island, granite surfaces, NEFF integrated appliances, and Smeg electric range cooker. Off the kitchen is a pantry with exposed brick walls, stone sconces and space below for wine racks.

To the first floor is the sumptuous master bedroom suite with two cupboards and en-suite shower room with high quality sanitary ware, complemented by striking luxurious tiling. Also on this floor are three further double bedrooms which are served by a beautiful family bathroom with free standing bath, separate shower, WC, wash basin, and opulent tiling.


Old Islekirk Mill is approached via a private driveway, set well back from the public road, and surrounded by open countryside. To the front of the property is a waterside garden, laid to lawn and leading down to the River Waver with views of the property’s lovely sandstone bridge. To the other side of the bridge is a private river bank, which would make an ideal picnic area and is large enough for a marquee. There is a decked sun terrace with access from the master bedroom and a graveled patio area accessed from the kitchen/dining/sitting room. To the rear of the property is a large graveled area for parking, leading to an attractive detached oak-framed triple garage with log store. In addition to the garden and grounds is an enclosed paddock. In all, the property extends to over 3 acres.

Local Information

Bolton Wood Lane is a small community set amidst beautiful countryside on the fringe of the Lake District National Park. This unspoiled rural area is conveniently situated for easy access to the Lakes, Solway Coast and Carlisle. Nearby Wigton provides everyday amenities including a good range of local shops, supermarkets, public houses, restaurants, primary and secondary schooling, and professional facilities. The regional capital of Carlisle is within easy reach and offers an excellent range of social, leisure and retail opportunities and an attractive pedestrian area, along with an impressive cathedral and castle. The property is also well-located for access to Penrith, the Lake District National Park and the Scottish Borders.

For schooling there are good local primary schools with Bolton Low Houses, Caldbeck, Rosley and Wigton all within easy reach. For secondary schooling there is Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton, Caldew School in Dalston and Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith. Private schooling is available at Lime House School in Dalston which provides co-educational schooling from 3-18 years.

For the commuter the M6 (either junction 41 or 42) is within easy reach for onward travel north and south. There is a rail station at Wigton offering local services, while mainline rail services are available at Penrith and Carlisle which provides fast and frequent services to London in the south and Glasgow in the north.

Approximate Mileages

Wigton 2.8 miles | Carlisle City Centre 13.5 miles | J41 M6 18.5 miles| Keswick 19.1 miles | Penrith 22.0 miles

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