A delightful ground floor apartment situated at the front of the 17th century Orton Hall, which dates back to 1662.
The Hall is located on the outskirts of the pretty village of Orton, just within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where it meets the Lake District, whilst being convenient for the Eden Valley.
Orton Hall is set in 7-acres of private grounds with lawns, woodland and a stream which guests are free to use and they will be able to watch birdlife and red squirrels whilst relaxing and enjoying the tranquillity of this location in this glorious hall.
This delightful apartment retains a feel of the past with high ceilings and its large bay window with dining area that has views to the grounds.
There is a majestic period fireplace in the sitting room and a four poster bed, making it a perfect choice for couples wishing to enjoy a sense of history in this lovely location whilst still enjoying modern comforts.
Step outside your apartment and sweep up the stairs where you can also enjoy the simply stunning Great Hall which has wooden panelling walls and ceiling throughout and also has a grand piano and snooker table.
Why not enjoy a coffee in here whilst you plan your day’s activities?
The village of Orton, described by Alfred Wainwright as one of Westmorland’s loveliest villages, is in fact situated on Wainwright's coast-to coast-walk and has a pub serving food, chocolatier, café and small well-stocked village shop, all situated around a pretty green.
Steeped in history with two halls, its church also dates back in part to the 13th century and the village has links with the origins of the Quakers.
Back to the modern day, Orton holds its national award-winning farmers' market with artisan crafts monthly which is extremely popular.
Above the village is Orton Scar, where the limestone hides orchids, ferns and wild flowers and the village itself looks out to the Howgills with stunning hiking.
Just a mile from the village, is one of the largest stone circles in Cumbria which is easily accessible.
At the end of your days exploring, the comforts of this apartment await, sink into the leather settee, sit back and enjoy the history, peace and tranquillity of both the apartment and the Hall.
With Kendal just 20 minutes away and Appleby just 7 miles away, this lovely apartment is ideally situated to explore the Cumbrian fells, Lake District and Yorkshire Dales along with many local villages and excellent pubs.
This is a special apartment and superb base to explore a variety of stunning areas making it the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing break or romantic getaway all year round.
All ground floor. One four poster double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Shared utility. Sitting room with dining area and electric stove.
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.
Note: Babes-in-arms only.