Welcome to Priest's Mill in the Northern Fells of the Lake District

Discover Priest’s Mill, tucked away in the village of Caldbeck in the northern fells of the Lake District National Park. This restored 18th Century water mill went through an award winning transformation in 1986 to start its new life as an arts, crafts and gifts centre as well being home to delicious food in the Watermill cafe.  


Built in 1702 by the Rector of Caldbeck, Priest’s Mill started its industrial life as a stone grinding corn mill until 1933 when it became a sawmill and joiners workshop. Powered by a 14ft water wheel and water from the Cold Beck (Caldbeck), which drove a number of mills in the area, it was finally defeated by floods in 1965, which destroyed the mill dam.  


Now the mill has a new lease of life as home to craft businesses, a gift shop and gallery and a popular cafe. Come and visit us and you will find a Cumbrian welcome and an enjoyable day out.

Wool Clip

An Award winning and

thriving co-operative of local

wool workers, who run the

Priest's Mill shop and 

together know about

all things woollen.

Also founders of Woolfest

a hugely popular three day

festival of wool that

takes place annually in the

Lake District.

Little Crooked
Gift Shop

This quirky little shop is packed full of gifts for the home and garden. Selling an interesting mix of new and hand crafted products, you will also find their own resident pyrography artist and owner, who is happy to discuss all things wood burning with visitors.


For delicious home baked food pop in to the Watermill cafe. Situated upstairs it has

original beams and stonework and you can enjoy views of the beck and waterwheel.  For

warmer days there is a

tea garden overlooking the

beck and village cricket pitch

with views to the fells


The Caldbeck Crafter's


A group of like minded artists and crafters who together run a shop at the Mill selling a range of hand crafted products.  Their work includes wildlife photography, a print artist, needlecrafts and upholstery, wooden crafts and garden bird boxes and bird tables

Where we are!


Priest's Mill

Church Terrace





United Kingdom

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Telephone Numbers

The Watermill Cafe:     016974 78267

The Wool Clip        :     016974 78707

The Caldbeck Crafters: 016974 77129

Little Crooked Tree :     016974 78527

Email: info@priestsmillcaldbeck.co.uk


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