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Fawcett Mill, The Mill Owners Cottage, Built 1794

Bedrooms 7
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Gaisgill, Orton, Cumbria, England - Midway Dales & the Lake District Nat Parks

Fawcett Mill is a 3 floor, stone cottage, just 2 miles from junction 38 of the M6. Set in its own tranquil valley in 7 acres of meadowland, bounded by a stream and adjacent waterfall. It looks out over the Howgill Mountains in superb walking country and approx mid way between the Lake District and The Dales National Parks. The local village of Orton is approx 1.5 miles with pub, church, post office/shop, tearoom and chocolate factory. It is on the route of the Coast to Coast walk. The cottage is centrally heated throughout but additionally has a log burner in the lounge and a wood burning range in the dining room and a Rayburn in the 'Nook'. Outside there are extensive terraces down to the stream and BBQ with outside seating and tables. Set up for family and friends reunions and 'get togethers'.There is a downstairs sauna seating 6 to 8 and free Wifi is available in the Sitting/Dining area and Nook

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2017

Why Chris chose Penrith, East Lakes & Eden Valley

Fawcett Mill while only 2 miles from junction 38 of the M6, and therefore very easy to get to, sits in a little valley which makes it feel like its in a world of its own. A stream tinkles past the front from the waterall next door. The cottage overlooks the Howgill Mountains to the south which must be some of the quietest walking hills around. The local village of Orton is a real village community, with school, tearoom, pub, post office/shop and even a very special chocolatier chocolate factory. Our local farmer neighbour, Steve, Barbara and Michael Dunning, just down the hill, offer unbelievably tasty beef, lamb and sausages from their own sheep and cattle.

What makes this cottage unique

Fawcett Mill is a real reunion and 'Get Together' place for family and friends events. A log burning range in the dining room and a log burning stove in the lounge add real atmosphere. The smaller kitchen often gets turned into the 'bar'. A small sauna offers comfort from the winter chill. Outside there is a large South American style BBQ, benches and parasols for those barmy summer evenings, sitting, eating and chatting on the patios overlooking the stream below.

The surrounding countryside is real walking country with the coast to coast walk actually passing through Orton Village. Sitting midway between the lakes and the Dales National Parks provides easy access to trips to either.




Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard 1
9 Jan 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
We ask for 20% deposit to reserve a booking and the balance 8 weeks prior. We ask for a £150 security deposit with the balance against breakages and overruns on checking out, which is returned within 7 days of end of rental. We accept animals, if you agree to our terms, at a cleaning cost of £25. Once a deposit for a booking has been made, we regard that as commitment for the full cost. If through unforeseen circumstances a booking has to be cancelled, the full cost is payable. Insurance advised

Changeover Day:
Normal weekly changeover day is Saturday. Weekend lets are 3pm Friday to 10am Monday, irrespective of time used. Normal arrival time is 3pm onwards and departure latest 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penrith in Cumbria & Lake District National Park

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom with bath, wc and wash basin. Downstairs shower room with wc and wash basin. Middle floor shower room, wc and wash basin. Middle floor en-suite bathroom with bath/shower, wc and wash basin.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 16/20 (7 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double 4 poster bed, en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 with twin beds. Bedroom 3 with double 4 poster bed. Bedroom 4 with double bed. Bedroom 5 with twin beds. Bedroom 6 with twin beds and bunk beds. Bedroom 7 with twin beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • autumn foliage
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
Notes on accommodation: Pets are accepted with conditions by prior agreement. Outside: There are various patios between the cottage and the stream. There is a BBQ and outdoor seating...and if there is no cloud the stars are amazing! Cleaning / Linen / Bedlinen is provided for all beds with all permanent beds made up on arrival. On request, bedlinen for sofa beds [ 2 x double sofa beds in separate lounges] is left out if required. Other: There is a downstairs sauna room.

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