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Kendal 12 miles; Penrith 12 miles; Kirkby Stephen 12 miles; Keswick 25 miles.
The charming old village of Orton sits in a secluded position on the eastern fringe of the Lake District National Park. Along with its better-known neighbours of Kendal, Sedbergh and Appleby-in-Westmorland, the area is surrounded by lovely rolling countryside and beautiful scenery. Above the village sits Orton Scar, a limestone hill, used in days gone by to warn the village of Scottish raiders and popular today with walkers. The village centre has an imposing 16th century church, local pub serving good food, a Post Office/shop and the famous handmade chocolate shop and tearoom. A lovely village green surrounded by 17th and 18th Century cottages adds to its charm and there is a farmers’ market in the village square on the second Saturday of every month. Take a short drive and discover the unspoilt lake of Haweswater, or take advantage of the excellent road links to the Lake District, the Eden Valley and the Yorkshire Dales.
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An outstanding end-terraced Lake District cottage, just off the village square in the pretty village of Orton. Painstakingly renovated to provide first class upside down accommodation, there is a spacious open-plan living area on the first floor, two lovely bedrooms, one with an en-suite, and a stylish bathroom. The modern styling and elegant furnishings seamlessly combine with original features such as exposed beams on the first floor. The sitting area has a woodburner set between window seats and a plasma TV, and the dining area is stylish and cosy. Amenities on the doorstep include the pub and the not-to-be-missed chocolate factory and tea rooms. There is excellent mountain biking and fell walking from the doorstep and Wainwright's Coast to Coast Walk runs through the village. The perfect Orton cottage for a Lakeland holiday.
Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite (walk-in shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with corner bath, basin and WC. First floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area with gas stove and sitting area with woodburner. Ground floor entrance hall. Note: Staircase opens directly into living area.
Electric heating with underfloor heating on 1st floor and woodburner & gas stove in living area. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, heated boot rack, widescreen TV, DVD, CD/radio, small library of books etc. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Roadside parking for two cars. Small garden with BBQ at ground floor level leading to raised (first floor level) decked area with furniture (bike storage under deck). Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 2 mins walk. Note: Check-in time at this property is 4pm.
Open until 9.30pm
Previous visitors' comments about Lavender Cottage:
The cottage was of excellent quality, comfy and homely. It was a good base for us to explore the lakes.
Mrs Barbour, York, February 2012
Fantastic modern fixtures and fittings within a gorgeous upside down traditional cottage. The en-suite wet room was amazing.
Mrs Bishop, Newry, September 2011
Excellent location in friendly village. Upside down cottage, with upstairs (kitchen and lounge) being of a very high standard.
Mrs McCafferty, Southampton, August 2011
The sofas were amazing. Natives very friendly! Local shop was very well stocked. The village was very pretty. General layout of the cottage (upside down) was great - plenty of light upstairs.
Ms Scott, Hereford, July 2011