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The Waterfall Retreat

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  • 19 Guests

  • 10 Bedrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful and quiet surrounding."

    The house itself is also very well equipped and maintained and is very clean when we moved in. Everything is ready to be used and functions well. The place is also not so far away from a number of sight-viewing places in the lake district. Highly recommended if you would like a nice, relaxing and quiet holiday, especially for families.

    Reviewed by Yang5.0Mar 2024

  • "This is a great place for a large family gathering."

    Our party ranged in ages from 18 months to 93 and there was plenty for everyone to do throughout the weekend. Sarah couldn't have been more helpful, meeting us on arrival to show us around, providing contact information and advice for our stay and then checking that everything has gone well immediately after our stay. Would definitely use again.

    Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear everyone enjoyed their stay. We appreciate you mentioning Sarah's helpfulness, we'll be sure to let her know. We'd love to welcome you back again for another family gathering! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Mar 2024

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay at The Waterfall Retreat, however we did experience a few issues."

    After the first couple of nights we discovered mould growth in the lower ground floor bedrooms (Herdwick and Teeswater). Fortunately we had some bedrooms that were not in use so we could swap round. This was reported to the host who took 2 days to respond only to tell us this was a previous issue which they had rectified by using a dehumidifier in those rooms. To us a dehumidifier is a temporary fix, not something you leave running everyday and have to empty twice. The floors are extremely creaky in the dining and kitchen area so if you have early risers in your party they could well wake you up in the morning. The kitchen area is also quite small making it challenging to prepare a full meal for everyone. Overall cleanliness was passable but we felt it could be better. Water pressure and temperature was hit and miss especially in the showers. We felt with a bit more involved management some of these issues would be resolved quicker. We reported the sauna light not working and the dials controlling the jets on the hot tub being extremely stiff to turn so hopefully these have been attended to. On the positive side the location was great, the beds were very comfy, the house was warm and comfortable, the outside space was lovely for sitting out for food and drink and the main living room was great for getting everyone together at night.

    Reviewed by Shaun3.4Mar 2024

  • "I stayed here for my 35th and honestly didn't want to leave, the house was perfect!"

    We had roughly 11 people (plus a child) and everyone had their own spacious room - even one with its own kitchen and snug attached to it. The highlight was of course the waterfall and the outside area, while some of the group stayed in the warmth inside playing Air Hockey... the rest of us braved the waterfall itself and loved it! Getting the pattern down perfectly - Waterfall > Sauna > Cold Shower > Hot Tub. With a Pizza Oven just outside the lounge, it was the perfect mixture of making homemade pizza while mixing some cocktails at the bar and catching up with friends, listening to music. With it being just 8 minutes from the Tebay services off the M6, you would never know given how peaceful and remote it feels. Truly the perfect gift for any occasion!

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're delighted you enjoyed your 35th birthday celebration with us. It's fantastic to hear you appreciated the spacious rooms, amenities like the waterfall and hot tub, and the convenience of our location. We'd love to welcome you back for more memorable occasions in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay here for our family holiday."

    We were extremely comfortable and it was so relaxed. We would highly recommend to book this beautiful cottage in this wonderful area. Deborah and Joe

    Deborah and Joe, thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful and relaxed family holiday at our cottage. It's always our goal to provide a comfortable and enjoyable experience for our guests, and we're delighted that we could meet your expectations. We truly appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.4Feb 2024

  • "The property was fantastic."

    Isolated location very peaceful except for the beautiful waterfall. House was very spacious and tastefully decorated and accessorised. Would highly recommend for large family gatherings as rooms well spaced out throughout the house. Ample seating areas.

    Thank you for the kind words! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time at our place. It's awesome that the peaceful location and waterfall added to the experience. We're glad the spacious and well-decorated house worked well for your family gathering. Thanks for recommending us! We'd love to have you back anytime. If you have any suggestions or memorable moments to share, feel free to let us know. Happy travels! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula4.7Dec 2023

  • "Loved our stay at the waterfall retreat!"

    Our entire group were blown away by the property, The garden and facilities , standard of the rooms and location! Our contact Sarah was incredibly helpful and very accommodating to the needs we had! Would highly recommend and will 100% be staying again & very much look forward to it!

    Thrilled you enjoyed your stay at the waterfall retreat! Your group's positive response to the property, garden, facilities, rooms, and location is fantastic to hear. We're glad Sarah could assist with your needs. Thanks for the recommendation, and we can't wait to welcome you back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic long weekend break."

    Loved the facilities available to keep young and old entertained. Sarah was very attentive to our needs. Much appreciated.

    I'm so pleased to hear that you appreciated the facilities and had a great time! If there are specific features you particularly enjoyed or anything you'd like us to know for future visits, please feel free to share. We'd love to have you back whenever you decide to return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Ten bedrooms and eight bathrooms
  • Ground Floor: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • First Floor: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request) and 1 x single.1 x Bathroom with slipper bath, basin, heated towel rail, and WC and 1 x Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Lower Ground Floor: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request), 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • 1 x shower room with walk-in shower with separate basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Ground floor: Kitchen with French doors leading to a rear balcony, dining room with two steps leading into the sitting room with woodburning stove, French door access to patio with pizza oven
  • First Floor: mezzanine snug
  • Lower Ground Floor: Open plan second kitchen, living room and dining room with Smart TV, utility and drying room, Gym with pull-up/dip bar, bench, free weights and punch bag
  • Gas central heating
  • Two electric ovens, 6 ring gas hob, microwave, French larder style fridge/freezer, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine, wine cooler
  • 2 x Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, arcade machine, air hockey table, gym equipment
  • Cocktail bar with fridge and bar stools
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and three highchairs available on request
  • Private driveway for 8 cars
  • Rear courtyard with bench furniture and gas barbecue, and balcony with furniture
  • Large 7 seater hot tub and outdoor shower
  • 4 seater outdoor Sauna and gated access to the beck for cold water dipping (always supervise children and dogs)
  • Outdoor dining table and seating around a fire pit, pizza oven area in front garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, with more on request
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: No hen/stag or similar
  • Note: There are 12 steps to access the garden, and this property has a balcony and a beck running through the grounds and has a natural water supply via spring; children and dogs must be supervised at all times
  • Note: There are 2 steps between the dining room and the sitting room
  • Please note: the driveway is sloped towards the property, one car can park near the front door if needed with additional parking at the top of the slope
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1,000

The property

Orton 1.8 miles.

Waterfall Retreat, an impressive, ten-bedroom home enjoys an enviable position, overlooking River Lune in the Cumbrian village of Tebay near Orton.

Offering expansive living spaces, set over three floors, Waterfall Retreat makes a wonderful base for a large family break or group celebration, possible to accommodate nineteen guests looking to explore the Yorkshire Dales or Lake District National Park.

Benefit from eight private parking spaces, taking in the character and beauty of your new abode.

Step indoors, hang up your coats and store your shoes, before making your way to the fully-equipped kitchen, where the chosen chef of your group can rustle up delicious meals to be enjoyed on the beautiful live edge oak banquet table in the dining room; throw open the patio doors and take to the balcony, overlooking the rear courtyard, designed for alfresco dining, socialising and sunny barbecues.

On cooler evenings, light the woodburning stove and spend time in the stylish sitting room, complete with plush corner sofas, lofty A-framed ceilings, and a selection of games to keep the whole family entertainment; for a quiet nook, locate the first-floor snug, where you can escape from the rest of the home with a glass of wine.

Travel down to the lower-ground-floor where you'll find a handy utility, drying room, and private gym, along with a cloakroom, shower room and twin bedroom, two king sized rooms and a super king to chose from.

On the ground floor you'll find a super king size room along with two shower rooms.

Head up to the first floor and you'll locate a further two twin rooms, a bathroom and a shower room, two super-king-size and a single.

With stunning views to be enjoyed from most rooms, truly escape to the Cumbrian countryside, with plenty of rural walking and cycling trails to be experienced from your doorstep, including those of the Great Asby Scar National Nature Reserve.

Cool off with a dip in the waterfall, where you'll also find the opportunity to wildlife spot and feel at one with nature, with red squirrels and kingfisher recognised a some of the most iconic.

For your nearest amenities, head into Orton, where you'll find a cafe, The George Hotel pub, and a Post Office/village store, or with Kendal a car journey away, be spoilt for choice when dining out and stocking up on the essentials.

Near the border into the Lake District National Park, make the most of visiting rural villages, lakeside attractions and picturesque landscapes, whilst making your way over to Windermere, with plenty to see and do for all types of visitors, or simply remain at Waterfall Retreat and take advantage of the state-of-the-art appliances and inviting spaces, offering all the home comforts.

Book your next countryside haven at Waterfall Retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas