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.
Christopher Smith joined Independent Cottages in January 2012
Outside: There is private parking and extensive patios and terraced areas.
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