Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at Viver, Cumbria
Welcome to Viver Water Mill
Viver Mill was once a working corn mill, driven by water power,dating back to the 13th century and mentioned in the Domesday Book. The mill was working until 1950-when no fewer than 25 farmers used to bring corn to the mill. There were 3 sets of stones for grinding-two for making oatmeal and one for cattle food.
Viver Mill has now been sympathetically restored by the present owners-Ian & Dianne, and many of the original features have been retained.
The mill is surrounded by countryside & farmland and has panoramic views down the valley towards Farleton Knott.
The grounds are 1.5 acres of mature garden, split into individual rooms and include a mature orchard. The focal points are the mill pond,the original mill race and the operational water wheel.
Guests are encouraged to enjoy and relax in the garden, sit beside the mill pond, take a cream tea in the summer house over the mill stream, or sit on the elevated balcony overlooking the garden and take in the views of the countryside.
Once inside the mill, you will appreciate the true character of the building. Walk into the main lounge and you will see the mill's roof which features a rare triple crook roof construction, which proves the roof was thatched in medieval times.
Most of the oak and cedar beams have been reclaimed from ships when Milnthorpe was once a port.
The original oak grain sack hoist and pulley are still in place with 1 remaining mill stone on the floor below.
Guests can take in all this history, sitting with a pot of tea, in front of the big roaring wood burning stove or enjoy a book from our library on the mezzanine gallery.