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Cobblers Fold

Orton, Cumbria
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pretty, traditional and spacious Lakeland cottage with original features and high ceilings
  • Enjoy cosy nights in front of the wood burner and cook your favourite meal on the AGA
  • Located in the village of Orton, on the Lake District / Yorkshire Dales border, with many great walks from your doorstep
Property code: 86607

A beautiful example of a Cumbrian cottage that retains its character and is the perfect base for a family getaway with plenty of walks and more on your doorstep.

Full of character, this traditional Lakeland cottage retains plenty of original features including exposed timber beams in vaulted ceilings, a wood burner set in a stone fireplace, flagstone flooring, and an AGA-style oven in a brickwork nook. Offering relaxing accommodation for six guests, this delightful property has been imaginatively decorated and beautifully furnished, perfect for families and friends exploring this stunning part of the Cumbria countryside. Situated in the south-eastern corner of the Lake District, the cottage is within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines.

Entering this unexpectedly spacious and charming rustic property, the lounge has a high, beamed ceiling, exposed stone walls, a wood burner, Smart TV and plenty of seating, making it a wonderful space for the family to get together and unwind. The traditional country-style kitchen/diner has low beamed ceilings, stone flooring and a wide range of useful equipment, perfect for rustling up all your favourite meals which you can share around the dining table. A cosy bunk bedroom, ideal for children, is just off the kitchen, and there’s also a stylish family bathroom on the ground floor. The two double bedrooms are upstairs, both with exposed beams. Going outside, a small, gravelled area has some seating, and there’s parking space for two cars.

The historic village of Orton makes a great base for keen walkers, cyclists and nature lovers exploring three of England’s most beautiful regions. The south-eastern part of the Lake District is home to Shap Abbey (8 miles), Haweswater Reservoir (12 miles) and the bustling, historic market town of Kendal (17.5 miles). Heading east you can explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park or venture north into the magnificent North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Also nearby are Kirkby Stephen, Lammerside Castle and Smardale Gill Viaduct (all within 13 miles)

  • 3 bedrooms – 2 doubles and 1 bunk bed
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC
  • Electric cooker, AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washing machine
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Travel cot and High chair available
  • Internal storage for two bikes
  • Gravelled area with table and chairs
  • Private parking for two cars
  • Shop,cafe and village pub within walking distance
  • Appleby 10 miles, Kendal 15 miles and Penrith 18 miles with many shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes.
  • Sleeps 4 plus 2.
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Lyndsey Casson

This property is personally managed by Lyndsey.


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Reviewed by Rebecca 29th April 2022

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Cobbler's Fold is a beautiful, cosy cottage in the village of Orton. The owners and housekeeper are lovely and make you feel very welcome. We had a relaxing weekend there and the village has everything you could want, with a great community. We would recommend the pub, the cafe and the chocolate shop, plus the village shop has the basics covered foRead morer supplies. Would love to go back in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 11th April 2022

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An absolute gem of a cottage . Every need,thought of prior to entry including milk and refreshments. Not suitable if wheelchair access is required.

Reviewed by Paul 8th April 2022

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Would recommend stay, perfect for a retreat

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The Lake District National Park is situated in the north west of England in the county of Cumbria. It is famously home to England’s tallest peak, largest lake, deepest lake and some of the most beautiful views in the British Isles. It has been a major draw for holidaymakers for over 200 years and its popularity shows no signs that this will diminish anytime soon. Adding to the spectacle, there are long-distance walking trails, endless history and culture to appreciate, as well as an unbeatable array of outdoor activities to try in some exceptionally eye-catching locations.

Mountains, lakes, rocky rivers, waterfalls, and valleys lined by stone walls characterise the Lake District National Park. Add to this vision slate-roofed villages, winding country roads, arctic alpine and wildflower meadows, and beautiful birds such as skylarks, curlews, meadow pipits, and lapwings, which all provide the perfect backdrop for a holiday. The poet, William Wordsworth, who lived in Grasmere, wrote a guidebook of the area in 1810, and very little has changed in the region to tie it into the modern world. The centre of the Lake District is dominated by its craggy mountains such as Scafell Pike and its exceptional lakes like Windermere, Ullswater, Derwentwater, Coniston Water and so many more.

Each of the Lake District’s towns has a village sensibility, yet all of them offer handy amenities, cultural attractions and some of the North West’s best places to eat and drink. Top visitor attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Sizergh Castle, Hill Top, Go Ape Grizedale, Grizedale Forest, Fellini and Zefferelli’s Cinema/Restaurants, the Bluebird Mk II, Ravenglass Roman Bathouse alongside a world of outdoor sporting and activity providers. Natural landmarks include Aira Force, Tarn Hows, Scaffell Pike, Castlerigg Stone Circle, The Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. Pull on your walking boots and traverse the long-distance walking trails of the Lakes like Wainwright’s Coast to Coast, and the Tour of the Lake District.

As you get to know the region better, you will find evidence of prehistoric and ancient man in the Lake District, as there are standing stones, circles, and rows to find, as well as one of the largest standing Roman buildings in the UK. Visit Ravenglass, one of the UK’s oldest settlements and the only coastal village in the Lake District; it has beautiful waterside views of the Munros of Southern Scotland. Remnants of the region’s industrial activity can be traced in the form of bobbin mills, gunpowder mills, and mines. The Lakes also have some famous literary and art associations, including Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, Arthur Ransome, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, JMW Turner, John Constable, LS Lowry and Percy Kelly.

It could take you five lifetimes to visit each of the places mentioned here; a good way to see more of the Lake District National Park is stay at one of our self-catering holiday cottages. Our range of holiday properties in the Lake District and Cumbria gives you the perfect place to stay in the north west countryside or on the coast. Our self-catering cottages in the Lake District offer lovely holiday accommodation to suit all your needs, from cottages to rent for a romantic getaway to larger properties for the whole family – we even have dog-friendly holiday homes across the Lake District too. Take a look at our full collection of self-catering cottages and begin to plan your holiday.

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