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Lovely remote location set in the the rolling hills - ideal for local walks or as a base for visiting the lakes or the Yorkshire Dales. The cottage itself is spacious and comfortable and equipped with everything we needed for our stay (a sieve or colander would be a useful addition to the kitchen).
The old fashioned TV/digibox and 80s style ghetto blaster seemed a little dated (or quaint) but were perfectly functional.
Owners Graham and Sue were always available if we needed anything but were in no way invasive of our space. Huge thanks to Sue for accommodating our elderly cat at the last minute when our cat sitting plans fell through!
Arriving at Orton Hall I am always instantly relaxed by the beautiful grounds and the sense of tranquility. Naseby overlooks the woodland and has a window seat where I love to sit and read or watch the rabbits playing. There is a short walk to the village over the small brook where we enjoyed a lovely breakfast at the Scar Cafe. We had Sunday lunch at the George hotel and the food was so good we went back on the second day and tried the lamb hotpot. I would highly recommend a trip to the George you are guaranteed a walm welcome from the owners. We made the short trip to Appleby, a lovely scenic drive and a great town with a number of tea shops. The pace of life in and around Orton is relaxed and laid back and the apartment is extremely quiet. The apartment is well equipped with basics such as tea, coffee and milk being provided. This is our 4th trip and the apartment is always spotlessly clean and well presented. If you are looking to escape for a few days then I would highly recommend Orton Hall.