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Beautiful C17th Cottage - pet-friendly, near Lake District, idyllic village.

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Stunning 1 bed cottage in Yorkshire Dales village bordering The Lakes District.

Cumberland Cottage is a beautifully presented, pet friendly, property located in the heart of the tranquil Cumbrian village of Orton. Built in 1632 the cottage is one of the oldest properties in the village. Formerly part of the Duke of Cumberland Inn and more recently the village store and post office, Cumberland Cottage was lovingly renovated in 2012 to provide well equipped, contemporary holiday accommodation of a very high standard.

Orton is a hidden gem, once described by Wainwright as one of Westmorland's loveliest villages, it lies on the Coast to Coat walk and is surrounded by breath-taking scenery. Just 2 miles from the M6, it has an enviable location nestled between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks and approximately 12 miles from the Cumbrian towns of Kendal, Sedbergh, Appleby and Penrith.

Cumberland cottage is an ideal base for couples wanting to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounding area by foot, visit nearby towns, or venture into the National Parks. You will find maps, walking guides and numerous leaflets in the cottage to help you plan your stay. We also have a detailed Cottage Information File and a Comment's Book brimming with positive reviews from previous guests, many of whom have taken the time to recommend their favourite places to visit or eat out.

On your arrival you will find a tea tray with biscuits or a homemade cake and a fresh pint of milk in the fridge. We always ensure that the cottage has a starter supply of essential times such as washing up liquid, toilet rolls, kitchen paper, tin foil, cling film, hand soap and salt & pepper.

One well behaved dog for a small extra charge. All we ask is that it is not allowed on the furniture or left unattended in the the property without our prior consent.

The cottage adjoins our own house and we are only too happy for guests to pop over to see us if they have any queries or require any further information. Equally we realise that many guests value their own privacy and we always ensure that we do not intrude unnecessarily.

Ground Floor:

Open plan living/kitchen/dining space

Well equipped kitchen with electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box, washing machine, iron and iron board. Dining table & 2 chairs, oak floor, original beams, leather settee and chair, picture window.

Freeview TV/DVD/Radio, FREE Wi-fi, selection of books, games & DVDs, electric wood-burning stove, oil central heating (controlled at your comfort, from the owners property).

1st Floor:

Extremely comfortable king size bed, bedside tables with lamps, en-suite wet room with underfloor heating and a powerful shower, small walk-in wardrobe, all bed linen and towels are provided.


Enclosed sitting area with bistro table & 2 chairs. Ideal for catching the afternoon sun whilst observing village life. On road parking (Orton is a very quite village and parking outside the property can almost always be guaranteed).

This is a non smoking property.

More Details

Member since: 2015
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2018

About The Owner

My name is Gill Abram and I am originally from Bolton. I moved to Cumbria over 10 years ago to work in Kendal. I often visited the charming and unspoilt village of Orton and never dreamt that one day we'd would be lucky enough to live here!

The Owner purchased this cottage in 2010

Why The Owner chose Penrith

In 2009 my partner and I took on the massive project of renovating one of the oldest properties in Orton into a family home.

As our home began to emerge from the rubble and dust we struck upon the idea of turning the adjoining granny flat into a luxurious holiday cottage. We felt that Orton was ideally placed for exploring the Lakes District and Yorkshire Dales yet provided a peaceful alternative to the more commercial villages & towns of the Lakes. The local pub, well stocked village shop and chocolate shop all combine to ensure that visitors are well catered for and the numerous idyllic walks from the doorstep make it a dog owners paradise! My Labradoodle, Bramble, definitely enjoys living here!

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location location! Not only is Cumberland Cottage a well equipped, modern and beautifully restored holiday cottage, it boasts the perfect location in the centre of the quaint and peaceful Yorkshire Dales village of Orton. Surrounding the village you will find a special landscape of immense beauty and character, yet a couple of miles down the road you will enter England's largest National Park, The Lake District, home to Scafell Pike - its highest mountain, Wastwater - its deepest lake and thriving communities like Keswick and Bowness-on-Windermere.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Orton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • En-suite wet room - shower, toilet, basin, underfloor heating, heated towel rail.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King-size bed with extremely comfortable mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful C17th Cottage - pet-friendly, near Lake District, idyllic village.
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Great stay at Cumberland Cottage in Orton

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous cottage with everything you need.

Tea, coffee and milk there for us on arrival and lovely lemon drizzle cake.

Orton is a beautiful and peaceful little village which is perfectly located for the Dales and the Lake District.

Food in the local hotel is very good and they do takeways.

Will definitely be back and will be recommending to our friends.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quaint cottage, Lovely village

  • 4 of 5

Lovely stay, great for dog walks.!

Thanx to Gill for making our stay perfect x

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice cottage in great location.

  • 5 of 5

Spotless cottage,a credit to the owner.Ideal for a couple,great location only minutes from M6 but nice and quiet.

Friendly pub in the village and would have no hesitation staying at this cottage in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal for a romantic twosome

  • 5 of 5

Great location a beautiful part of GB

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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peacefull holiday

  • 5 of 5

lovely cottage modernised internally , very comfortable accommodation very well thought out hosts are very helpful and go out of there way to help you lovely lemon drizzle cake on arrival along with tea,coffee,sugar and milk. only downside to holiday was local bar which is not pet friendly so we had to travel to tebay to have a meal out,overall holiday otherwise was very enjoyable,I would have no hesitation in recommending Cumberland cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Great little place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Great location for exploring the Lakes and the Dales, perfect size for a couple plus dog. Spotlessly clean and Orton itself is a little gem of a village.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The George, Orton
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Nearest Train
19 Kilometres
Kirkby Stephen
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
M6 J38
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The George, Orton
Car: recommended

Close to the Lake District and within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Orton is just off the M6 motorway (junction 38). The cottage is ideally placed for exploring one of the most beautiful and least populated counties in the UK. Blessed with scenic mountains, lakes and rivers this is a fabulous region to visit. <BR><BR>A wealth of outdoor activities are on offer in Cumbria such as sailing, windsurfing, rock-climbing, mountain biking, fell walking and horse-riding. Those looking to enjoy less strenuous pursuits can explore pretty Cumbrian market towns such as Kendal, Keswick & Appleby, visit national trust properties, castles & gardens or admire the stunning scenery from aboard a Lakeland steamer.

The traditional Cumbrian village of Orton is largely undiscovered by many tourists who tend to head for the bustling tourist centres of the Lakes. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Orton a provides peaceful and relaxing base for you to enjoy your break. Orton is at the centre of a network of peaceful footpaths and bridleways which enable numerous wonderful walks of any length. The limestone scenery of Orton Scar and Great Asby Scar are close to the village while the majestic Howgills are just a few miles away. The mountain walks of the Lake District are an easy and picturesque drive away as are the Yorkshire Dales. Local amenities in Orton include a pub serving home cooked food and real ale, a well stocked shop and post office, the award winning Kennedys chocolate factory with tea room and Silver Yard cafe and gallery. On the second Saturday of every month, there is a fabulous farmers market on you doorstep which offers a vast array of crafts and local produce.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £15

Rates are subject to change before reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.