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Directions led us directly to the cottage. Perfect, central location in the gorgeous village of Askham, across the road from the village shop. Pub opposite and another about 200yds away. The cottage was beautifully presented with everything we needed. Third bedroom is very small and only suitable for a child. The dining area was also very small (just a hall really) but the kitchen was large and bathroom had bath with shower above (downstairs though). We had lunch at The Punchbowl of freshly-cut large sandwiches. Plenty of fantastic walks from the village. We walked to Lowther Castle, following a wooded path behind Askham Hall (nice kitchen garden tea room at the Hall). Another afternoon we walked in the opposite direction over the fells towards Ullswater (about 3 miles). We also visited Haweswater Hotel for lunch (about 6 miles by car), lots of walking here too. Penrith is about 5 miles away with plenty of local shops and supermarkets.
Had a lovely, peaceful stay in Cumberland Cottage. It's well equipped with everything you need for a short break. The lemon drizzle cake was a nice treat when we arrived.
The village of Orton is a great base for exploring both the Lakes and Dales but don't over look the lovely walks right from the Cottages doorstep.