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Luxurious suite in historic lakeland mansion

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom apartment to sleep 2 in the East Lakeland village of Orton

Orton Hall is a Grade II listed building dating from 1662 set in its own 7 acre grounds, with lawns, gardens and woodland. The Jacobean Hall is built of local limestone and has been sympathetically restored whilst retaining many original features. The Cromwell Suite lies on the Ground Floor and provides luxurious self contained accommodation. It comprises a comfortable lounge with dining area overlooking the Lawns, well equipped kitchen, romantic double bedroom with large 4-poster bed and bathroom with shower over. Electricity, bed linen and towels are included. Guests are invited to make full use of all communal facilities including the wood panelled Great Hall with its comfortable seating, imposing fireplace, pool table and Baby Grand Piano, Laundry Room and magnificent grounds. A short walk leads to the centre of Orton village which has a pub serving food, local ales and fine wines, well stocked village shop and PO, Kennedy's Chocolate Shop, Silver Yard Cafe and welcoming church of All Saints.

Orton Hall is situated a short walk from the delightful Cumbrian village of Orton, nestled in limestone country between the Orton Fells, the Howgills and the Eastern Lake District. It has easy road access to the Lake District and the North Pennines and is likely to become part of the extended Yorkshire Dales National Park following consultation in 2012.

The immediate area provides beautiful walks along the Lune or the Lyvennet without the mass tourism of the Lakeland resorts. It is a haven for flora and fauna with orchids, birds eye primroses and red squirrels to be seen.

Orton Farmers Market takes place on the second Saturday of each month. Nearest market towns with a choice of supermarkets are Kendal and Penrith, and smaller centres are at Appleby, Kirkby Stephen and Sedbergh. Surprisingly good groceries and meat are available at J38 Services at 3km and Westmorland Services on the M6 at 5km.

The village pub is The George which has new tenants in 2011. They offer simple but good quality food, wine and beer and have regular special events during the week. Within a few miles are the excellent Butchers Arms at Crosby Ravensworth and the Kings Head and Black Swan at Ravenstonedale. The Cross Keys and Dalesman at Sedbergh are a little further afield but well worth a visit. The Cross Keys is a superb restaurant at Cautley Spout but supplies no alcohol - guests may bring there own bottles of wine to be served at table.

Orton Hall does have wireless access freely available courtesy of one of the owners but is particularly well suited for those seeking tranquility.

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Sue Robson
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Orton in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 0
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is en suite to the bedroom with laminated wood flooring. It has a window to the rear garden. The panelled bath has an electric shower over. There is a wash hand basin, low level W.C. and heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 4 poster
  • The spacious double bedroom has spectacular views from the shuttered window over the rear garden. It is fully carpeted. It has a built in wardrobe and free standing chest of drawers. The bathroom is en suite with panelled bath and over-bath shower. It has a full length mirror, hair dryer, clock radio and additional bedding. Guests are provided with luxury toiletries and towels. All bed linen is supplied and is high quality cotton. Duvet and pillows are non-allergic.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • swimming
  • tennis
In addition to the apartment's facilities guests staying at Cromwell have shared access to the communal facilities of Orton Hall. These include the Great Hall, laundry room and toilet with hand basin. In the Great Hall guests can appreciate the oak panelled grandeur and magnificent fireplace from numerous comfortable seats. There are coffee tables and guests are welcome to bring drinks and enjoy the views over the rear garden into the woodland area. There is a pool table and musicians can show their skills on the baby grand piano. The laundry room has a washer and dryer which are coin operated. Outside, guests are welcome to enjoy shared access to approximately 7 acres of gardens and lawn with many magnificent trees and woodland walks. Seats are provided at various pleasant locations around the grounds. In Summer picnics can be enjoyed on the lawns. Parking is to the front of the Hall and is approached by a gated gravel driveway.

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Very Good! 4/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)

Luxurious suite in historic lakeland mansion
average rating of 4.0 based on 8 reviews

cromwell suite

  • 1 of 5

Has we only stayed two hours the only reviews I can give is very disappointing the hole place was freezing also trouble with finding keys to enter building the great hall very nice but no way could you sit and enjoy a drink very unwelcoming ruined christmas

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest was sent the directions both to the Hall and how to obtain the keys well in advance of his stay. He chose not to take the directions with him. He was also contacted several days beforehand with the current key code. He did not ask for directions nor did he at anytime contact us either by phone or e-mail to say there was a problem. The Great Hall is just that it does not have a bar or a reception area. the apartment itself is described by many guests as being very cosy with central heating plus 5 additional heaters which we encourage guests to use.
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  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed at Orton Hall while we participated in Total Warrior in Shap. It was about a 15 minute drive to the venue and very convenient.

The property is beautiful! And walking through the front door we immediately smelled all the wood, which was throughout the great hall walls and ceiling. The apartment was comfortable, and it housed the necessities.

If you are a coffee drinker, be aware that the UK seems to provide only instant in their hotel rooms, and so also was the case at Orton Hall. But there was an ample supply, and a pint of milk.

We had a wonderful view of the grounds from the large bay window. English cottontails scampering about was a charming sight. As I said the grounds are beautiful, and we enjoyed exploring them. The whole area is stunning, really. And I wish we'd had more time to walk and admire all the cottages in the village.

Truly it is a village, boasting one restaurant open for lunch and dinner, one cafe open for breakfast and tea, one chocolate shop, one very small grocery store,(think 1 half dozen eggs, 2 pounds of butter, 2 bags of lettuce, bacon, sausage, spaghetti sauce, etc. It was fine, but they didn't even have ground beef....perhaps someone had already purchased it for the week. 😄) And a post office. But Tebay is just down the road, and I'm told they have a full market, this is also where we went for gasoline.

The location of Orton Hall is ideal and just a short walk to the Village centre.

You'll have to pass the dairy farm on the way, but it's a short-lived odorous section. And the beautiful stone walls make up for it.

My only wish is that there had been a coffee pot with really coffee. But I'd stay here again!....id just somehow travel with a mini kuerig or coffee press.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad these guests enjoyed their stay at Cromwell. We do provide a cafetiere and the village shop sells excellent ground coffee (Farrers). We don't generally leave fresh ground coffee, as most people just want a quick cup before going out.
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Gorgeous setting, roomy property, great base for self drive

  • 4 of 5

The property and grounds are lovely. You can walk to nearby pub in the village. Great location from which to self drive and explore the surrounding countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful cosy flat within a stunning building in a wonderful location. All that we needed.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Remote, quiet, private

  • 3 of 5

The unit is nicely done up within a large manor house. The stay was very quiet - a bit more remote than we expected. Perfect getaway for someone looking for a quiet break, too remote if you're looking for a village to dine / shop in.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Response. Orton Village has one hotel/pub which serves evening meals and is very popular being on the coast to coast route. It is in easy walking distance of Orton Hall. The village also has two cafes, Kennedy's chocolate factory (you can see the chocolates being made) and Orton Scar cafe both serve food. There is also a very well stocked post office and village store. well known for it's excellent brand of ground coffee. There is also a farmers market on the 2nd Saturday of the month, people come from all over to attend. A few miles away in the village of Ravonstonedale there are 2 excellent inns which serve food, both are in the good pub guide. There are many other good places to eat within an easy drive. Hope this information is helpful. Sue.
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Ideal get away from it all romantic break

  • 5 of 5

We went for valentines day that is also our anniversary .great old place to stay. Had everything you could need in this suite. Very quiet even in the communal area where we were able to have our own drink and a game of pool.

We never bumped into anyone there during our weekend. Location was great with a pub very near. Will be staying again .

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
149 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
George Hotel, Orton
Nearest Ferry
140 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Nearest Train
27 Kilometres
oxenholme, lake district
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
M6 J38
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
George Hotel, Orton
Nearest Ski
53 Kilometres
Lake District Ski Club, Glenridding
Nearest Beach
42 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Orton is a small historic village, now famed for its monthly Farmers' Market and its Chocolate Factory, Shop and Tea Rooms. The Orton Fells provide a tranquil, scenic backdrop to the village. Much of this dramatic limestone scenery can be freely explored on foot, cycle or horseback and was used in the filming of 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall'. The peace is only broken by the sounds of the curlew and the skylark and the area is a haven for rare wildlowers and orchids. Orton is situated midway between Kendal and Penrith and provides a perfect base to explore the Lake District, Upper Eden Valley or the Western Dales of Yorkshire. Cumbria's Lake District holds tourist attractions galore and was the home of Beatrix Potter. Sedbergh is developing a reputation as a book town to rival Hay on Wye and is an easy drive away past the undiscovered peaks of the Howgills. Orton lies on Wainwright's Coast to Coast walk and is only 8 miles from stations on the Settle to Carlisle railway


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Orton, Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

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2 night minimum stay
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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 20.0%

Minimum Stay is 2 nights if this includes Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Minimum Stay is 1 night Monday to Thursday
Arrival time is 4pm unless by prior arrangement.

Departure time is 11am.

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