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Orton, Cumbria
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive first-floor apartment, part of the stunning 18th century Orton Hall
  • Shared snooker/pool table and 5 acres of grounds
  • Close to a chocolate shop, pub and popular Dales walking routes
Property code: SZ350

Encircled by a vast expanse of beautiful gardens and grounds, this delightful apartment forms part of an impressive Grade II listed property studded within the peaceful village of Orton.

This is a beautiful one-bedroomed first-floor apartment, part of the stunning 18th-century Orton Hall. Set in 5 acres of shared parkland and woodland, it offers a wonderfully relaxing home-from-home for two people to explore this beautiful corner of the Dales. Once you've finished exploring outside and collected your keys, enter the Grade II-listed hall, whose indoor facilities in the large ground floor panelled lounge include a snooker /pool table, baby grand piano, chess table and comfortable armchairs in which to just relax around the coffee table. Head to the top of the stairs to find your apartment. The property is full of character with gorgeous stone mullioned windows and part-panelled living room. The open-plan kitchen-living-dining room is a lovely social space: move easily from cooking up a feast to relaxing on the sofa! The spacious bedroom with king bed is wonderfully relaxing, with a modern, bath plus shower en-suite bathroom.

Orton is sited perfectly within the overlap of The Lakes, The Dales and the Vale of Eden and in the village you'll find a village general store and post office, pub and chocolate factory. It's a lovely village for exploring on foot and there are plenty of footpaths and bridleways to stroll, amongst the gentle hills - make sure you take some chocolates to keep you going! 10 minutes' north in the car over the high limestone of Orton Scar will take you to Crosby Ravensworth, another picturesque Dales village with pub. An easy 20-minute drive east will take you to Kirkby Stephen. A quaint market town, here you'll find antique shops, bakeries, chippies, and an Indian restaurant, as well as a large supermarket for stocking up.

Gracious and welcoming, you'll feel instantly at home in this apartment. The modern kitchen is well equipped with everything you'll need for a self-catering holiday. As well as plenty of crockery, utensils, and glasses for all occasions, there's an electric oven /grill and hob, kettle, toaster, large fridge/freezer, handy microwave and a dishwasher - there'll be no fighting over who has to do the washing up here! The kitchen area is open plan to the rest of the living accommodation. Thanks to the part wood panelled walls, the living area is cosy and relaxing. Curl up in front of the electric fire in its tiled fireplace with a good book (there's a selection of fiction and local reference books and maps in the cabinet) or relax on the elegant sofa for a night of TV /DVD watching. An HDMI cable is provided for hooking up streaming devices to the TV. The dining table is perfectly positioned in the large mullioned and lead-paned bay window. Enjoy breakfast with a view as you look out over the rear lawns and woodland - be sure to keep an eye out for any of the wildlife and birds who like to pay Orton Hall a visit too.

From the living room is the spacious king-size bedroom and en-suite bathroom, with ample drawer and wardrobe storage space, as well as a useful full length mirror, hairdryer and radio alarm. The bed is positioned by the stone mullioned window with its view over the surrounding grounds, just perfect for that morning cup of tea in bed! Off the bedroom is the en-suite bathroom: in here you'll find a bath with an electric shower over (as well as the requisite WC and wash basin).

Downstairs is the communal grand hall. This superb mahogany-panelled room includes a snooker/pool table, baby grand piano, chess table and comfortable armchairs where you can simply relax and enjoy the ambiance.

There is also a laundry room downstairs with a coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer.

Outside, holidaymakers have access to the well-groomed 5 acres of parkland that the photogenic hall is set in. Beautiful lawned areas with a fountain and fishpond are sure to delight. Follow the short woodland path through the trees to find a lovely 180-degree panorama stretching from Orton Scar round to the Howgills. Take an insulated mug up to the seat here in the morning, and plan your day, keeping an eye out for the resident red squirrels. If you wish to take a stroll up to the nearby village centre, the hall has a rear drive which allows a more pleasant approach than along the main road.

  • Large bedroom with king-size Sealy divan bed
  • En-suite bathroom with a shower over the spa bath, WC
  • Electric oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, etc
  • Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Flame-effect electric fire
  • Storage heaters and electric panel radiators
  • Smart TV with Freeview Play and offering Netflix /Amazon access to existing account holders
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Limited mobile reception, most networks available in the window
  • First floor apartment, which is accessed via: external stone steps, plus two flights of stairs between the hall and first floor landing
  • Extensive shared gardens and grounds
  • Parking by the Hall's front door, further visitor parking to the side of the building
  • Regret no pets
  • Shared grand hall with snooker/pool table, chess table, baby grand piano and seating
  • Situated at the edge of Orton Village - shop and pub within 500 yards
  • Short stroll from the Coast to Coast Walk
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Tessa McDonald

This property is personally managed by Tessa.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Rebecca 18th April 2022

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Very well located for local walks, and visiting the nearby Lakes. Beautiful property in lovely grounds, great to have a drink on a bench outside looking at the view, or sitting in the window seat in the sunshine.

Reviewed by Christine 18th March 2022

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Very clean and we'll resourced. Wonderful location

Reviewed by Sharon 25th February 2022

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Unfortunately, the property was very dated although relatively clean. When we arrived, the foyer to the property was very uninviting, cold, with very old furniture and fittings. The apartment was cold and smelt foisty until we put all of the heaters on to warm the place up. The main drive was very dark on an evening. The village pub was very friendRead morely. Hide

Reviewed by Erik 12th November 2021

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Well equipped and in a great location.

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