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Wolfen Mill

(Ref. 981676)

Chipping, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


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  • 22 Guests

  • 11 Bedrooms

  • 10 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Our party of 19 adults and 4 dogs were really impressed with Wolfen Mill."

    Each room had its own lounge and kitchen area, as well as a large lounge area upstairs, with fabulous views of the lake. The central dining room is huge and meant that we could all eat together comfortably. We were lucky enough to have good weather, and had some fantastic walks, we would also recommend the Sun Inn in the village, really nice to be able to walk to coffee shops and pubs. Would like to visit again.

    Thank you for staying with us and we are delighted to hear your group were all really impressed with our Wolfenmill. We do find that the accommodation lends itself well for groups yet allowing for individual space too. It's wonderful to hear you would like to return again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2024

  • "Wolfen Mill well what to say- nothing negative that's for sure."

    We were a party of 15 celebrating 4 special birthdays 18 21 50 and 70 and 4 dogs. As soon as we arrived we were so surprised, each apartment/suite is fantastic and much larger than expected, you won't argue over who is having which one as they are all super. The family suite is huge and my youngest grandson spent most of his time there- he loved it so much. The dining area is large and easily seats 21. We took it in turns to cook and wash up in the kitchen and didn't use our own kitchens at all apart from the odd coffee or slice of toast. The lounge (our quiet time) on the top floor is just perfect for relaxing, the sofas are super comfy, (we all fell asleep one afternoon) and the view over the lake is perfect. The hot tub was a great hit with the teenagers. There are some lovely walks from the Mill and a field at the top of the lane to exercise the dogs. Marie and Michael were very easy to communicate with-thank you both. As a family we didn't find anything to complain about and everyone said they didn't want to go home, you can't get a better recommendation than that.

    So delighted you all had a wonderful time and you'd be very welcome to come again and stay in our special venue at Wolfenmill. We are delighted too that the accommodation worked well for you and how lovely to hear that your guests didn't want to leave. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Apr 2024

  • "It’s a large space and would work well with a big group that has no mobility issues."

    The lounge is lovely but up two flights of stairs and sadly one of our party couldn’t make it up there so it didn’t get used. Downstairs dining room would benefit from a small sitting area. Kitchen is really for caterers and we all like to cook but it’s not a good space to cook in a social way with friends- more like a large utility room with no windows. And a terrible dishwasher! We had to use to dishwasher in the bedrooms. The place is a little tired and needs some modernisation- some bathrooms really not great. Jacuzzi nice but needs maintenance. We had a nice week but not thrilled with the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Trina3.1Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely wknd at the property and couldn’t have asked for more from the house."

    The house and facilities had everything ( apart from large communal tv) we would love to stay again in the summer and be able to enjoy the excellent outside area.

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderful 80th birthday celebration with 19 family members."

    The property was excellent more equipment than we needed, clean comfortable. There was a main entertainment/dining room which we made full use of and the individual suites which all led off from that area were themselves well equipped and self sufficient. Lovely area, the views from the upstairs lounge of the lake were beautiful. Hot tub an appreciated extra, also a BBQ which in better weather would be well used. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2023

  • "Anyone with mobility issues might miss out on the lakeside lounge because of the stairs."

    But the downstairs accommodation more than makes up for this. Would we book again - for sure!

    Reviewed by Maurice4.7Oct 2023

  • "Excellent week at Wolfen Mill."

    We stayed with a group of friends and would certainly recommend it. Lovely, comfortable property giving everyone their own space and good communal space for all getting together. Good walking and places of interest in the surrounding area. Marie and Michael were very helpful with our queries before we arrived.

    Reviewed by Diane3.8Oct 2023

  • "Amazing place to stay, amazing communication and the setup was fantastic for us!"

    ! Family of 16 all had their own space and great communal space. Really recommend this place x

    Reviewed by Shane5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Wolfen Mill - 3 generations were there to celebrate 2 ‘big’ birthdays."

    The hot tub was a huge hit with the middle generation and the garden and courtyard provided plenty of space for everyone else. It was perfect having a big area to all come together for meals and games but also have our own spaces for a little R & R when needed. Each apartment was very equipped and extremely comfortable. Michael and Marie were very quick to respond to any queries we had. We would love to return at some point.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you Michael & Marie for a great stay at wolfen Mill."

    It was a serene setting by the lake. The kitchen was perfect for our big group. The garden was well kept. We loved having the individual suites, which is quite unique nowadays. The hosts were also very accommodating with our requests. Probably the best place we've stayed at in the UK. Thanks again

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely week."

    The rooms worked perfectly for our group with the young adult children wanting to share and the parents getting their own space. Plenty of bathrooms for everyone. The communal dining area and kitchen area worked well. We found we tended to use the ovens and dishwashers in some of the downstairs rooms as well as the communal ones but that was fine. The courtyard area, hot tub and deck area by the lake were all lovely and well used by our group. We had a fantastic week (glorious weather) and I think it was probably the best house we have stayed in as a group in over 30 years. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a beautiful place!"

    If you are a large group Don't worry about getting there first to pick the best room because you won't be disappointed. All rooms were amazing and the whole place took your breath away. Thank you to owners who were very helpful and made sure we wanted for nothing during our stay. Would love to visit again in the future, great memories made for the children and all the family.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the mill in April for a long weekend."

    The location was beautiful and the facilities were perfect. We had the whole mill for 21 people and had everything we needed. Would definitely recommend for large groups.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Big family birthday week."

    Space for our large group to have own private space yet enjoy meals and evenings together. Good walks directly from the house, many more within 15-20 mins drive.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2023

  • "We spent a wonderful weekend at the Wolfen Mill, is was truly a beautiful venue in a Idyllic setting."

    A lovely space for families and friends to come together. Each room was unique and lovely, we did arrive during a UK snow storm so it was a little chilly the first night but we also found extra heaters that where supplied which we were most grateful for. The space was clean and tidy and everything seems to work well and was well maintained. I was initially slightly disappointed by the size of communial kitchen space, although every room had its own lovely little kitchen we had planned to cook in one space for the whole group and the kitchen was a little tight in space but still well equipped with everything you need and we managed just fine. Overall an absolutely beautiful venue would love to return and would highly recommend. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by El4.7Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Wolfen Mill."

    The house is beautiful and set in picturesque surroundings. The rooms were big and very comfortable. We were a large group of family getting together for a special birthday and the house more than accommodated us however we didn’t really utilise the individual living spaces and wanted to convene together. The dining area was brilliant for this however the lounge area was a tad snug and had no TV. Being such a large group it was great being able to take yourself off to your own room and having that space. I would certainly recommend Wolfen Mill.

    Reviewed by Heather4.1Nov 2022

  • "Wolfen Mill is an amazing place to stay, It has numerous rooms with their own facilities but also lends itself to a large group like ourselves."

    The hot tub and outdoor area is stunning! We were lucky enough to have a local entertainer called Geno Eccles who was fantastic. Overall the whole of our party were more than happy with the whole package which allowed us to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday in luxury…memories have been made for a long time to come! Thanks to Michael and Marie for being perfect hosts x

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Well equipped apartments."

    Lovely lounge. Owners responsive. Hot tub a good feature. Good outdoor seating/ garden area. Very comfortable beds and good shower. I liked the doggy bath/shower in the front yard. Excellent venue for large family get togethers. Spotlessly clean. Free Netflix and Amazon prime much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Elinor5.0Oct 2022

  • "When we arrived at Wolfen Mill, we were blown away by the whole place, the location, the studios, the grounds, and the hot tub of course."

    The beds were all very comfortable, each studio had its own personality, ideally suited to our needs, two of us are dog owners so had downstairs apartments, the large dining room and kitchen were ample for our needs nineteen of us and two dogs, we spent most of our time in the communal areas and maybe didn't make full use of the fully self contained apartments with their own kitchenette. We met Michael, the owner, who was very warm and welcoming, he gave us a couple of places to visit in nearby Clitheroe and they were excellent, as well as the village of Chipping with its lovely little farm shop. The only thing that we didn't like, and we all agreed on this, is that our little break in Wolfen Mill had to come to an end, I/we would thoroughly recommend Michael and Marie's boutique destination for any large family/friends celebration for any occasion.

    Reviewed by Mike4.4Sep 2022

  • "A great venue for a family celebration."

    Great facilities and a great location.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic short stay we had at Wolfen Mill."

    Location ,was superb , accomodation was comfortable and clean with a beautiful view from the top lounge ,overlooking the pond area. We were all there to celebrate my mother's passing and everybody said she would've loved it there . We made some great memories which is in large part thanks to the accomodation and setting. I would definitely recommend Wolfen Mill to any of my friends and family. 5 Stars from the Roberts /Key/Rich families.

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Sep 2022

  • "Everything about our stay at Wolfen Mill was wonderful."

    The accommodation is spacious and has all the facilities needed. The location was stunning and the view of the lake from the lounge area was beautiful. All communication with the owners was clear, timely and helpful. We had a wonderful time and we would highly recommend Wolfen Mill as a fantastic destination. The only issue we had was actually communication with Sykes who had not passed on messages to the owners but these were quickly sorted when we were able to have direct contact with the owner. Thanks so much to the team at Wolfen Mill for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Terri5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house was amazing with a wonderful central dining area, easily able to accommodate our party of 26 (we had also booked Beech Cottage at the same site)."

    Each apartment was beautiful and very well equipped. The garden area was wonderful, a very large, pretty and well tended garden that was secure for both children and dogs and we enjoyed many hours being entertained by the children, enjoying the surroundings and using the hot tub. The whole house was spotless and Marie and Michael were very helpful but left us to enjoy the house in peace. And it is in one of the most beautiful areas of England but so quiet. Can't recommend it enough.

    We are just so delighted that you all enjoyed a lovely family time together at our venue which we hold very dear to our hearts and love being able to provide comfortable accommodation in beautiful countryside. Best wishes and we hope you'll return at another date. Marie & Michael Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic accommodation for a large family or large group of people."

    Stunning hidden location with lots of loverly walks and things to do in the area. Had two loverly meals out in Chipping only about one mile away at The Sun and Tillotson’s Arms, both with nice real ale available and reasonably priced. Could not work out from the photos where the main lounge was with the decking and lake but was well worth the surprise when we arrived. Best family holiday accommodation we have ever had and blessed with some loverly weather which always helps.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2022

  • "The property was excellent 5 star it was spotless, there where 22 of us all family and everyone really enjoyed it would highly recommend this property it as everything you would need."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2022

  • "Honestly can’t explain how beautiful this place is."

    You can tell on photos, but in person it’s even better. Booked it for my mums surprise hen do with 20 of us so we had the whole place, and I couldn’t of wished for a better weekend. Everyone loved the place and said I couldn’t of picked a better place. The lake room is amazing, a lot of the group went up there every morning to relax while having a bru. The hot tub area is really nice with a lovely view of the whole cottage buildings. Every room was beautiful and there was more than enough space for everyone. My mum had the best weekend and that’s all I wanted. I have already said when the next person is getting married, this place will certainly be getting booked again!

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0May 2022

  • "Booked whole property and very much enjoyed our stay, perfect for family get together, lots of different spaces for socialising."

    Beautiful location and stunning property. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "We loved staying at Wolfen Mill."

    It's ideally suited for large family gatherings and the balance between privacy in the individual apartments and the ability to meet up in communal areas for games etc... as and when required was perfect. We would not hesitate to book again both from a family and an individual perspective.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2022

  • "Wolfen Mill totally exceeded anything we expected."

    The accommodation is fantastic. There was nothing we would change. Our family ranged from 2 months to 85 yrs, one disabled and a dog, all accessible, even fish in the lake pleased my husband. Dressing gowns, towels, t-towels all supplied. Even hot tub towels. Everyone was catered for. The attention to detail is amazing and would love to be able to return one day. Everyone we met in the village were so helpful, and all the businesses recommended each other. The pub quiz was definitely a plus. If you are put off walking to the village, take the route to the left outside the property, small rise then just a slope all the way to the village, still a trek back up, but lovely quiet stroll. Our deposit to the landlady was returned promptly on our return. such a beautiful area. The Gibbon Bridge hotel a few miles out had fantastic food, service and amazing gardens, well worth a trip. Cannot recommend Wolfen Mill enough and would give 10 stars if we could.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2022

  • "What a fabulous stay."

    I honestly don’t have words for how gorgeous the house is and how amazing the facilities are. We was a group of 20 ladies and everyone only had positive words to say! The owners were great and communication was quick and easy. We can’t wait to book again. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Abbey5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was unbelievable looking forward to my next stay there loved the ..."

    The property was unbelievable looking forward to my next stay there loved the concept of it all great place to hold family gatherings could not fault it in any way

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "We visited Wolfen Mill one wet weekend but this did not dampen our enjoyment."

    There were 20 people in our party covering 4 generations. The accommodation was exactly what we required and the hot tub was a great success.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely magical stay in this beautiful part of the UK."

    Nestled in the trees and surrounded by a lake and babbling brooks, this beautiful building enabled a long awaited family reunion after covid. Our family members were all luxuriously accommodated in their own apartments whilst the communal areas allowed us to make many happy memories together whist we partied. Despite the cold weather and rain we were warm and snug and even managed a muddy walk as the landscape was so tempting!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a brilliant time at Wolfen Mill."

    The facilities were excellent and it’s in a lovely spot a mile from the nearest village. All of the apartments were well equipped and comfortable and the hot tub was the icing on the cake! We have just booked it again we enjoyed it so much and want to return in the summer.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "High quality accommodation, beautiful gardens and great communication with owner and housekeeper."

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful large well furnished house we had all 9 apartments for our family get together to celebrated the missed birthdays due to Covid Lovely large dinning room and living room more than enough space for 20."

    The hot tub in the grounds was good and we had sole use of it as the other cottage was not let out that weekend .Fantastic family time spent doing games, dancing, cycling and just chatting really lucky to have had the time before the new 6 only rule came in. Would recommend this for anyone wanting accommodation for a large group as we all had our own bath/shower rooms and kitchens but used the catering kitchen for breakfast and dinners. Just had a fabulous time.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "There was a group of 18 of us staying at Wolfen Mill for a week in August."

    We all had a fabulous time and can highly recommend the property for large groups! The location is fantastic (a short walk from quaint Chipping village, beautiful scenery, excellent walking and cycling on your doorstep) and the property is spacious with very good facilities. We'll definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Aug 2020

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This property is part of the Lakelovers collection.
We have properties to suit every occasion throughout the southern and central Lake District including; Ambleside Cottages, Bowness Cottages, Coniston Cottages, Grasmere Cottages, Hawkshead Cottages, Lakeside Cottages, Langdale Cottages, Troutbeck Cottages, Ulswater Cottages, Windermere Cottages and smaller hamlets between, which although seldom heard of are none the less equally wonderful. With hundreds of properties available, all of which are inspected and graded by the English Tourism Council, Lakelovers are sure to have a property to meet your needs.


  • 3 x suites with king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • 3 x suites with king-size bedroom (can be made into twin on request) with en-suite shower room
  • 2 x suites with double bed with en-suite shower room
  • 1 x family suite with king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room, a twin bedrom and a bunk bedroom with a separate shower room
  • Each suite has its own kitchenette and lounge area
  • Please note that two of these are in a studio design, while the others have their own separate lounges. Each suite has TV, DVD, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Telephone and free WiFi. Large lakeside lounge with access to decked area. Wolfen Mill has a very large dining room with catering kitchen, to seat 22+ guests.
  • Kitchen with electric fan oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Washing Machine & Tumble Dryer available with Ironing board and dishwasher
  • Smart HD TV, DVD and CD player
  • Payphone
  • WiFi
  • Power and electric inc rent
  • Linen and towels included
  • Ample free parking for 9 cars. Stunning patio and gardens, lounge and lakeside decked terrace with seating
  • Hot tub available, terms of use apply
  • Free fishing on site, license is required - lake 3 miles away
  • Cot and High chair are available on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop less than 1 mile
  • Direct access from the Mill onto public footpaths to enjoy a wide variety of walks
  • Note: Max 4 pets
  • Note: Pets are NOT allowed in the Bluebell Studio, Sutton’s Loft and Legram rooms; there is a £30 charge applicable per pet
  • Note: Please ensure young children are supervised at all times when near water
  • 4 properties are arranged entirely on the ground floor to assist with less abled guests

The property

Wolfen Mill is a former water powered mill built in the 16th Century, set in one acre of fabulous grounds just a short distance from the Lancashire village of Chipping, an area renowned for its abundance of Gastro Pubs.

Historically the mill made spindles and bobbins for the local spinning mills, closing production in the 1920’s.

Completely renovated in 2018 the mill provides first class, award winning holiday accommodation, ideal for large groups looking to get away from it all and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this beautiful haven.

The dam or millrace provides a beautiful wildlife haven and the views 0f 'Parlick Pike' provide a great backdrop to this wonderful holiday retreat, sadly the old water wheel is no longer present.

Providing spacious accommodation, the top floor sitting room offers the centrepiece of the building, with bi-fold doors opening out onto the decked area overlooking the mill dam, a wonderful place to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings and watch the sun go down.

The ground floor dining room provides a great place for the group to get together, enjoy a few early drinks on the adjoining patio and garden area whilst the ‘chefs’ start getting together their culinary delights in the commercial kitchen.

There are a further two kitchens available on this floor, one for each course perhaps or to allow a few more gourmet cooks their own working space.

All the bedrooms are set up as separate suites providing guests with their own personal sitting areas, luxurious bedroom, kitchen and modern ensuite bathroom.

Ideal for those wishing to spend a little time away from the main group to relax and unwind in their own luxurious space.

This outstanding property is a walker’s delight, surrounded by the stunning Bowland fells, the wildlife-rich landscapes and the Trough of Bowland, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You have plenty of entertainment such as an LG high definition Freeview LCD television, Amazon and Netflix and a DVD player. This wonderful property also caters for special events such as birthday celebrations, weddings and anniversaries to name but a few, with a dedicated dining room or marquee which can be set up in the courtyard. You can explore the picturesque villages of Longridge, Garstang, Whalley and Waddington nearby, hosting a variety of local shops, tea rooms, gastro pubs and restaurants. Enjoy a day trip to the Wild Boar Park, where you can feed and pet the animals or ramble along woodland paths.

The kids can enjoy a tractor ride, run wild in the adventure play area or explore the tunnels in the hay barn. Once you have explored the stunning landscapes of the Forest of Bowland by day, you can discover some of the darkest skies in England, an increasingly rare find in this crowded little country and a must do when visiting this region. There is so much to offer from this fantastic base, a unique experience in the Trough of Bowland!

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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About the location


Clitheroe 10 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley, the pretty village of Chipping provides home to a lovely church, a haunted Inn and reportedly one of the longest continually used shops in England, currently taking the form of a village shop and post office. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Ribble Valley is a rural haven of spectacular scenery, diverse natural habitats and historical legend, a place of almost incomparable peace, where adults and children alike can enjoy the simple pleasures of the outdoors without the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Nearby Clitheroe is famed for its specialist shops of all types, including amongst others a sausage shop that sells over seventy-five different varieties! A gourmet's paradise with award-winning restaurants and country hotels situated throughout the valley and annual events including a number of agricultural shows and day festivals of all types, this fantastic location has plenty to offer at any time of year!

Please Note: Max 4 pets. Note: Pets are NOT allowed in the Bluebell Studio, Sutton’s Loft and Legram, a £30 charge is applicable per pet after booking.

Please Note: A Good Housekeeping Bond payable by bank transfer directly to owner of £600 is required - The owner will arrange this directly with customer.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - The owner will place 2 x christmas trees in the communal areas.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas