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Gorgeous Cottage close to Lake District - Pet Friendly, WiFi, Village Location

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedroom Cottage Situated in the Yorkshire Dales yet just 6 miles from the Lake District!

Whether you are an avid walker, an energetic cyclist, a family seeking a touring holiday or a writer relishing the opportunity for a calm, peaceful break, your stay in South Cottage is one you are unlikely to forget. The cottage has been beautifully presented throughout and has been designed to cater for all your needs - even down to the courtesy picnic hamper for those summer walks! Right in the heart of the village, South Cottage has Orton’s hidden treasures within a few steps of the front door. From the popular village pub with regular quizzes and events, the famous Kennedy’s Chocolate Factory (we dare you not to venture in!), the village post office and stores with well-stocked shelves and, for real foodies, the monthly Farmers Market, there really is something for everyone. On market morning, open the windows of the cottage and a waft of hot dogs, chestnuts and seasonal offerings fill the air. Orton is a favourite location for walkers, and forms part of Wainwright’s Coast to Coast walk. Wainwright himself described Orton as ‘one of the loveliest of Westmorland’s villages, a pretty, rural settlement built around a central green with two streams crossed by many footbridges and having numerous venerable buildings and a fine church on a hill overlooking tranquil countryside.’ With stunning local walks including the majestic Howgill Fells and Orton Scar, what will delight the walker, cyclist and driver alike is the wide range of scenery that surrounds the village. From picture-postcard charm, barren and dramatic expanses of limestone terrain to the gentle rolling hills and sheep grazing innocently by the roadside, Orton is truly blessed with a variety of landscapes. Despite all of this, Orton revels in its relatively undiscovered existence and keeps its beauty a secret – away from the hustle and bustle of the central lakes crowds.

In the cottage, there is ample hanging and floor space for muddy boots (and paws), coats and rucksacks in the external porch. There is a stylish and separate kitchen which guests comment is very well equipped and features views across the village to the pub! The living room has wooden effect flooring throughout, a sofa, two modern arm chairs, a utility cupboard housing a fridge/freezer, a gorgeous table with seating for four, and the all important open fire. There is also a lovely inviting hallway with feature shelving, housing a wide range of literature. We've provided lots of books on the local area, guided walks and maps for you to use during your stay, plus plenty of board games and DVD's (from family ones to thrillers) for those rainy days or cosy evenings. The cottage has an attractive and quirky bathroom with lovely deep bath, electric shower over and additional hand held mixer tap over, plus plenty of storage for toiletries. The master bedroom is small but cosy and stylish! Inheriting a slightly awkward angle makes furnishing the bedrooms difficult, but we think the mixture of solid oak chest of drawers, matching bedside table and double bed with drawer storage underneath, plus a deep built in wardrobe with rail hanging make up for the lack of space! The second bedroom is bright and airy with plenty of storage - a built in cupboard with hanging space, under drawers in the single bed, a wicker rack of drawers and bedside table. A stone outbuilding provides space for you to stow away your bikes or other equipment as you require. The cottage also comes with a lovely rear patch of garden and a table with a bench - ideal for soaking up the evening sunlight and having a glass of wine in the open air. There is also a front garden which is less private but provides a view of the village – ideal for being nosey and watching life go by! There is allocated parking for one car, but there is also plenty of on-street parking just outside in the village. Please note that access to the double bed in the master is only from one side, so whilst most guests find this super cosy and inviting, it is most suitable for the nimble. Sadly, dogs aren't allowed off the lead on the premises as the garden is not fully enclosed and is situated in a communal area. The front garden is lovely and only for the house, but it isn't fenced, so is unsuitable for dogs off a lead. However, just across the road from the cottage is a footpath - ideal for a quick late night stroll!

Orton is nestled within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and yet is situated just six miles away from the Lake District border. The area is famous for lakes and mountains and stunning scenery, and Orton is certainly no exception. Even Scotland's only a half an hour away! There is so much to do in the area, that we're only scratching the surface, but the cottage has a large pack of leaflets for numerous things to do - from walking, horse-riding, golf, cycling, watersports, art galleries, boat cruises, historical houses, family days out. You won't have enough time to do it all! Orton village has a Post Office with a newsagents - where you can buy food, logs for the fire, newspapers, sweets etc. Kennedy's Chocolate factory is a definite must-see and only a few steps from the cottage door. As well as a large cafe, there are lots of lovely gift-ideas, sculptured chocolates and novelty items. The Farmers market is on the 2nd Saturday of every month and has a whole host of interesting foods, cheeses and wine. The smell of hot dogs and bacon baps wafts across to the cottage as the market is situated a few yards away! The George Hotel is a lovely, welcoming village pub - a popular stop over for people doing Wainwright's coast to coast walk. There are a large range of ales, food, regular activities and pub quizzes etc.

WALKING - Orton Scar and Great Asby Scar can be reached from the village, and the countryside surrounding the village has numerous footpaths and pretty lanes to discover. The Howgills are a popular days walking, with approximately 40 summits - several over 2,000 feet and were favoured by Wainwright. You shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit the village of Sedburgh while you're there. A drive from Orton to Sedburgh provides you with stunning mountain views and Dales charm, and a further excursion to Dentdale and the pretty (and popular) village of Dent is well worth it. While in Sedburgh, do visit the Howgills bakery (after you've done your walk of course!) and sample one of their scones - they really are the best we've ever tasted!

RAILWAY TRIP - A trip on the Settle to Carlisle train line gives you one of the most stunning railway trips in Britain. A must do for all the family - try to stop off on the way to visit the villages it stops at for a perfect day out.

GOLF - Riverside Golf Club in Ravenstondale (8 miles) is set in absolutely stunning countryside and new visitors are welcome.

FISHING - available at the River Lune (2 miles) and the Bessy Beck Trout Fishery at Newbiggin-on-Lune.

CYCLING - this is particularly popular in the area - you can plan your own routes using an OS map and meander around the Eden Valley and the Lake District, and venture towards the Dales. The Howgills have mountain bike tracks and Stonetrail Holidays in Ravenstonedale offer mountain bike hire, guided trips and refreshments.

HORSE RIDING - Stonetrail Holidays in Ravenstonedale also provide guided horse trekking in the Howgills. Larkrigg Riding School in Kendal offers tuition and hacking in the surrounding countryside.

TENNIS - there is a tennis court in Tebay (2 miles), and another in Ravenstonedale.

BOWLING - a bowling green in Shap (7 miles) and also in Appleby (10 miles)

SWIMMING - Shap has an open air, heated swimming pool. Kendal (12 miles) and Penrith (18 miles) both have leisure centres and Appleby has an indoor pool.

LAKE DISTRICT - Haweswater is the nearest lake to the cottage, being a ten or fifteen minute drive away and is well worth a visit - very peaceful and tranquil and stunning scenery and of course lots of walking. You can walk up to the famous High Street from here - if you're brave enough to take the ridge walk. And lastly, our favourite place to visit in the Lakes is Ullswater (for a memorable boat ride on the Steamers) and is around a twenty minute drive from the cottage across probably the most stunning landscape in England. Our tip is to park in Pooley Bridge and walk to Patterdale along the foreshore - stopping in Howtown for scones along the way (not that we're obsessed with scones of course). It is a full day's walking - or you can hop on and off the steamer which goes from Pooley Bridge to Glenridding, stopping at Howtown on the way.

More Details

Owner
Chloe Hibberd
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Chloe Hibberd

My name is Chloe White and for the past eight years or so, I have developed a real passion for the Lake District and the surrounding Cumbrian countryside. So much so that two years ago I got married to my husband on the banks of Lake Ullswater.

Having stayed at numerous other holiday cottages, I know what's really important when you are staying - and how important the little touches are! I really try and make sure guests have the best holiday - I have one guest who has just booked their fourth stay! I'm always happy to help if you have any queries whatsoever about the house, the area - or if you just simply want some ideas of things to do throughout your visit. Please do get in touch! :) Chloe x

Chloe Hibberd purchased this house in 2011

Why Chloe Hibberd chose Carlisle & North Cumbria

I bought this little cottage because I absolutely fell in love with it! It was the first property I had ever owned and I felt the most immense pride and excitement that I was lucky enough to own a property so close to the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. I loved the fact that there is a village pub and lots of walks from the door, but also the ease of access to so many beautiful locations. I also loved the peace and tranquility of the village - you feel like you are stepping back in time. It's such a charming, beautiful village - a little slice of heaven!

What makes this house unique

I am a little biased, of course, but I really feel that South Cottage offers so much more than many cottages. It is a real home from home and has everything you would need to make your holiday special. It is very cosy and welcoming - and the open fire is a real focal point.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Cosy cottage, we had a lovely stay. Orton is just located at the centre of everything, we took day trips to the Lakes, Yorkshire Dales and Hadrian's wall. Thanks!
Aug 2015
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Map

Nearest Train
10 Miles
Appleby Train Station
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

The Cumbria/Lake District

Orton is situated just six miles away from the Lake District border and is officially in the Yorkshire Dales.

The area is famous for lakes and mountains and stunning scenery, and Orton is certainly no exception. Even Scotland's only a half an hour away!

There is so much to do in the area, that we're only scratching the surface, but the cottage has a large pack of leaflets for numerous things to do - from walking, horse-riding, golf, cycling, watersports, art galleries, boat cruises, historical houses, family days out. You won't have enough time to do it all!

Travel:

From the M6, take the turn off at Junction 38. At the roundabout, turn left towards Orton and follow the B6260. After a couple of miles you enter Orton village. Keeping The George Hotel on your left, proceed slowly down the road, past two small turnings on your left and the cottage is in front of you on the left hand side.

There are nearby stations of Oxenholme (Kendal) and Appleby. Taxi services available and good bus links to the village.

Further Details:

WALKING - Orton Scar and Great Asby Scar can be reached from the village, and the countryside surrounding the village has numerous footpaths and pretty lanes to discover.

The Howgills are a popular days walking, with approximately 40 summits - several over 2,000 feet and were favoured by Wainwright. You shouldn't miss the opportunity to visit the village of Sedburgh while you're there. A drive from Orton to Sedburgh provides you with stunning mountain views and Dales charm, and a further excursion to Dentdale and the pretty (and popular) village of Dent is well worth it. While in Sedburgh, do visit the Howgills bakery (after you've done your walk of course!) and sample one of their scones - they really are the best we've ever tasted!

RAILWAY TRIP - A trip on the Settle to Carlisle train line gives you one of the most stunning railway trips in Britain. A must do for all the family - try to stop off on the way to visit the villages it stops at for a perfect day out.

GOLF - Riverside Golf Club in Ravenstondale (8 miles) is set in absolutely stunning countryside and new visitors are welcome.

FISHING - available at the River Lune (2 miles) and the Bessy Beck Trout Fishery at Newbiggin-on-Lune.

CYCLING - this is particularly popular in the area - you can plan your own routes using an OS map and meander around the Eden Valley and the Lake District, and venture towards the Dales. The Howgills have mountain bike tracks and Stonetrail Holidays in Ravenstonedale offer mountain bike hire, guided trips and refreshments.

HORSE RIDING - Stonetrail Holidays in Ravenstonedale also provide guided horse trekking in the Howgills. Larkrigg Riding School in Kendal offers tuition and hacking in the surrounding countryside.

TENNIS - there is a tennis court in Tebay (2 miles), and another in Ravenstonedale.

BOWLING - a bowling green in Shap (7 miles) and also in Appleby (10 miles)

Amenities

Orton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Super Deep Bath and Electric Shower Over
  • 1 Family bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Access from one side of the bed, super cosy! :)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Wardrobe storage and Bedside Table
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 2 bedrooms: Single beds (1), Double beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Utility Room: Iron, Clothes Dryer, Washing Machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen provided, Towels provided Other: Log fire, Internet access, Hair dryer

Reviews

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Gorgeous Cottage close to Lake District - Pet Friendly, WiFi, Village Location
average rating of 4.72 based on 31 reviews
5

Cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Chloe was great in sending us friendly emails prior to our stay and gave us all necessary details in plenty of time. We arrived to a lovely clean cottage with good heating to keep us warm in the chilly April evenings. The maps and information in the visitors' folder were very useful and we followed several of the walk ideas.

When we had a problem with the back door lock jamming, Chloe was quick to respond to my email asking for help and a locksmith came out the same day.

There's good wifi in the cottage which is just as well as unless you're on EE, there's no phone signal from any other network.

The village is lovely and so are the locals!

It's definitely a good place to stay as so quick to reach from the M6 and then a midway point between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

We were SO lucky with glorious weather but would definitely recommend the cottage anyway.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sandie Thank you so much for your review - I'm so thrilled you had such a lovely stay in the cottage, despite the door incident!! I'm also really pleased you managed to follow some of the local walks - the views are stunning, aren't they? Thank you again for taking the time to write us a review, it's much appreciated! See you again I hope! Chloe x
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Warm cosy well equipped cottage in a lovely village location - thoroughly enjoyed our week

  • 4 of 5

Excellent cottage in perfect location

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sara So pleased you had a lovely stay in the cottage - you'll be welcome back anytime! :) All the very best, Chloe x
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4

Charming Lakeland Cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Modern cottage set in the centre of a idyllic lakeland village.Exellently presented....we will be booking again in the not to distant future.All mod cons very very comfortable.Would have been five star but car parking let the side down.But do not let this put visitors of...plenty on road space.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael Thank you so much for your review - so pleased you had a lovely time and want to book again!! I'm sorry to hear about the parking - there is a parking space dedicated to the cottage on the drive, but I know the neighbour was having some work done so maybe that put you off parking in there? But there is definitely a space there and all the neighbours very friendly, so hope when you come again you do park in it!! You've been perfect guests so thankyou so much for your booking and look forward to you coming back! :) Chloe x
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5

Country cottage get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our time in the cottage, only 94 steps away from the chocolate factory! Orton is a hidden gem, close to wonderful attractions in the Lakes yet a destination all by itself. Lovely setting, friendly locals, peaceful countryside. Thank you for sharing your sweet cottage with us!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! So pleased you had a fab time - and glad you made full use of the chocolate shop!!! I'm biased, of course, but Orton is such a lovely little village so I'm pleased you loved it. You'll be welcome back anytime :) Thank you again, Chloe x
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Small but comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage, clean and well maintained just perfect for us and our 2 dogs. Lovely little village with lots of nearby walking opportunities.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review - so pleased you and your doggies had a lovely holiday! You'll be welcome back anytime :) All the very best, Chloe x
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5

Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, everything you need for home comforts. Clean and tidy, parking space for car too. Excellent holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! So pleased you had a lovely time :) You were a pleasure to have as a guest and I hope you come and stay again one day! All the very best, Chloe x
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15.83

Notes on prices:
£12 surcharge for a pet to cover cleaning costs. One well behaved dog welcome!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.