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Fawcett Mill

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7 Nights  

  • £1595  to  £3795

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    7 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access


  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner

About Fawcett Mill

Fawcett Mill can accommodate sixteen plus four guests (up to twenty with the inclusion of sofa beds) and is a large detached former mill-owners house located just two miles from the M6 in a secluded, peaceful valley. The property dates back to the 18th Century and boasts many original features including a beautiful stone fireplace and oak beams. The property also benefits from more modern facilities such as a sauna.

The location is perfect for walking and cycling and benefits greatly from being midway between the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks. A stream runs through the grounds from a nearby waterfall, with terraced gardens and patio areas positioned to enjoy the views.

The property is located near to the picturesque and much photographed village of Orton, which is often considered by the locals as being quieter than other parts of the Lake District. The Lune Valley and Upper Eden Valley are also both close by. Fawcett Mill is a great base from which to take day trips by car to explore Northumbria and the Yorkshire Dales National Park, as well as the Lake District National Park. Of course, there are many great walks and much exploring straight from the front door, including the Howgill mountains, a must for hill walkers, nature lovers and photographers alike. The quiet, narrow country lanes are popular too with cyclists.

Orton itself is a medieval village with its church dating back to the 13th Century. However many of the houses and cottages in the village date back to 17th and 18th Centuries. In the village you will find a pub and many small shops such as a butchers, general store and post office, bike hire, news agent, off licence and vets. Orton is a strong farming village and enjoys a local farmers market.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Christopher Smith joined Independent Cottages in January 2012

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Cumbria)

Accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor

  • Two well-equipped main kitchens and a secondary kitchen, one with a Rayburn range.
  • Sauna.
  • Two shower rooms with sink and WC.
  • Two spacious dining areas, one with a log fire.
  • Lounge with log fire, television and video.

First Floor

  • Three large double bedrooms, one with elegant four-poster bed.
  • One twin bedroom.
  • Two family bathrooms with bath, sink and WC.

Second Floor

  • Three twin rooms, one with additional bunkbeds.
  • Lounge area with two sofa beds, television and video.

Outside: There is private parking and extensive patios and terraced areas.

Fawcett Mill Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 16+4 in 7 bedrooms (3 Doubles, 3 Twins, 1 Family with twin beds + bunks & double fouton + sofa beds)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1595
To £3795
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Yes
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Christopher Smith
Member Since January 2012

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Fawcett Mill 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 4th July 2022
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