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Fawcett Mill, The Mill Owners Cottage, Built 1794



Updated: 21-Oct-2016
Cottage in Gaisgill, Orton, Cumbria, England - Midway Between The Dales and Lake District National 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

  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Manchester, Liverpool or Glasgow at 100 Miles Nearest Barpub : The George Hotel, Orton at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Ravenstonedale at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Oxenholme [Kendal]. London/Scotland main line at 14 Miles Nearest Motorway : M6 junction 38. at 2 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The George Hotel, Orton at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary


Motor powered transport is pretty essential to get to and enjoy the countryside around Fawcett Mill. The cottage is only 2 miles from M6 jct 38. Manchester airport is approximately 100 miles, and then all the way by motorway. The nearest main line station is Oxenholme (about a mile outside Kendal) which is on the West Coast high speed main line between London Euston and Glasgow with most trains stopping. A taxi takes about 25 minutes.


The village of Orton, our local village, is approx 1.5 miles away for nearest pub and shop! Tebay is about 2 miles away with 2 pubs. Kirkby Stephen, the nearest town, doctor etc about 8 miles, with supermarket and hotels. Kendal is about 14 miles with M & S, ASDA and hospital, Penrith and Appleby both about 30 mins away. The nearest pub, The George in Orton, offers deals for bookings of 10 or more for parties from Fawcett Mill.

Further Details:

The local shop/post office in Orton sells most things of importance, beer, wine, cheese, bread, logs (ever wondered if this was written by a guy!). For a serious supermarket , the ASDA or Morrisons in Kendal or the supermarkets of Penrith are the answer.

If its beef, lamb or sausages you are after...look no further! The farm at the bottom of the hill from Fawcett Mill, Raisgill Hall, is owned and run by Steve and Barbara Dunning and they can offer you stunning beef and lamb from their own herds. They'll welcome you with open arms...even show the kids the lambs, if any around, and direct you to to anything you are looking for. They are farmers who think holiday makers are good for their community!

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Yar
30 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
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.

20% to reserve and the balance plus security deposit 8 weeks prior

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Sauna ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • river
  • rural


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • 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.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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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