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The Gatehouse

Kelleth near Orton, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 22713)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

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    “Perfect very quirky beautiful in every way inside and out”


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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The property

Orton 3 miles.

A delightful stone-built cottage, ideally situated amongst beautiful rolling countryside in the hamlet of Kelleth, three miles from the village of Orton in Cumbria.

Boasting lovely views of the valley and surrounding fells, this unusual, individually-styled Lakeland cottage has been designed for couples wanting to get away from it all and enjoy a romantic retreat in wonderful surroundings.

Featuring an open plan design, hence the unusual and innovative layout, this Cumbria holiday home has a galleried king-size double bedroom that overlooks a huge central sitting room.

The sitting room at your Lakeland cottage is spacious and relaxing and includes an interesting heating system, a grand piano, a beautiful period woodburning stove, lots of books and all kinds of architectural features you are unlikely to find anywhere else, including a corrugated tin wall and a reclaimed Georgian staircase, which houses built-in children's bunks underneath.

Completing the accommodation at this Orton cottage is a kitchen and a bathroom with a 1930s cast iron bath.

The surrounding landscape is green and bronze, alive with wild flowers, and you can cycle or walk for miles without seeing a soul.

Nearby Orton has a pub, a chocolate shop and a village store, while five miles to the east, at Ravenstonedale, there is a short golf course and two excellent pubs, both of which serve food.

The Settle-Carlisle Railway, the Yorkshire Dales, the Cumbrian Fells and the hills and lakes of the Lake District are all within easy reach, plus the market town of Kirkby Stephen is a short drive away.

A great retreat and an excellent base from which to explore the wonders of Cumbria.


One galleried king-size double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with children's bunks, dining area and woodburning stove.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for woodburning stove on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

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About the location


Kendal 12 miles; Penrith 12 miles; Kirkby Stephen 12 miles; Keswick 25 miles.

The charming old village of Orton sits in a secluded position where the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales meets 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 tea room.

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 rest of the Yorkshire Dales..

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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