- Baby equipment
- Log Fire
- Sauna or Steam Room
- Golf nearby
- Horse Riding
Fawcett Mill is a big self catering cottage in the Eden Valley, Cumbria, accommodating up to 20 people. Set in seven acres of meadowland, and midway between the Lake District & the Yorkshire Dales, it is ideally suited for significant birthday/anniversary celebrations and family/friends reunions.
Built in 1794 as the Mill Owners Cottage, it is furnished in comfy country style with oak beams, log fires, 4 poster beds & dining area where the whole party can dine together in front of the warmth of the old log burning Range. The cottage has 3 double bedrooms, 2 with four poster beds, & 4 double bedrooms one with additional bunk beds often used as a family room. There are additional sofa beds & cots available. The cottage is specifically equipped for accommodating large groups for celebration, reunion & get together events, Christmas/New Year/Easter/Bank Holidays & half terms with the dining area able to accommodate the whole party together, 2 well equipped kitchens & a bbq on the upper patio with outdoor seating for the whole group. Summer or Winter the environment & scenery is stunning.
The location midway between the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales, equidistant from Kendal, Appleby and Kirkby Stephen is ideal for hill walking, cycling and riding. You have easy access to the Howgill mountains and fells. The Coast to Coast Walk passes through our local village of Orton where "The George" is a popular stopping off point, being mid-way between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Parks. The village also has a chocolate factory and tearoom. The network of small country lanes and villages is popular with cyclists. Village amenities are nearby including a popular local pub, a village store and post office. The picturesque town of Kendal, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, is the largest in South Lakeland. As the birthplace of Catherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII, the town has historical connections and many fine buildings.
Easy access from the M6 Motorway. Detailed driving directions will be given on booking.
Manchester / Liverpool 100 miles
Nearest Train Station:
Oxenholme 14 miles
Pubs in Orton (1.5 miles)
Orton (1.5 miles)
Farmers Market in Orton one Saturday a month
Fawcett Mill is comfortably furnished throughout in country style with oak beams and open hearths. Fully equipped to a high standard it has full gas central heating and fitted carpets in all bedrooms. The property features 2 kitchens, one with a Rayburn cooker, an upper floor lounge with a double futon sofa bed and a double bed settee, a combined dining/living room with a Victorian range, a bathroom and a shower room and there is a ground floor lounge with a log fire box. Two of the bedrooms contain four poster beds. The ground floor lounge has TV, video, radio and log fire; shower room, kitchen, sauna. The front door through the porch leads onto the terraces overlooking the stream. There is free Wifi on the ground floor.
Overlooking the quiet, unspoilt Howgill Mountains Fawcett Mill is situated only 2 miles from the M6 motorway and is hidden in its own tranquil valley, with a stream running from an adjacent waterfall through 7 acres of meadowland. Outside, as well as barbecue areas, there are extensive terraces and patios bordering the stream and a waterfall.
Outstanding local lamb, beef and sausages are available from our adjacent property farmers at Raisgill Hall, Steve & Barbara Dunning 0n 01539624418. There is a chocolate factory in the centre of our local village of Orton, Kennedys Fine Chocolates, which makes and sells superb chocolates from their premises. The Post Ofice in Orton also is a shop, newsagent and off licence. The off motorway services at jct 38 of the M6 also has a shop selling an extensive range of groceries, whilst the Shap Services 'North & Southbound sides, which are privately owned by local farming interests, have shops selling a large range of local produce. The local' - The George Hotel in our village of Orton offers good food most lunchtimes & evenings. There is a dining deal on offer from the Landlady to guests staying at Fawcett Mill with details in the cottage.
Conditions of Rental
To make a booking we ask for a 20% deposit with the balance due 8 weeks prior to the rental. We ask for payment by cheque or by direct bank transfer. At the same time as payment of the balance, we ask for a