Fawcett Mill - Cumbria, Sleeps 16+4
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Fawcett Mill - Orton, Penrith, Cumbria, England - Sleeps 16+4

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.

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  • Cottage frontage
  • Relax !
  • Ensuite Bedroom
  • Dining Room & old Range.
  • Warm range but where's the biscuit!
  • The Nook
  • Main Kitchen
  • Little Kitchen & front entrance
  • Main Lounge
  • Library & Games area in lounge.
  • Four poster bedroom.
  • Ensuite bathroom.
  • Communal shower room.
  • The Sauna.
  • Cottage seen from Raisbeck stream.
  • Upper Patio & BBQ
  • The BBQ
  • Middle Patio
  • The Raisbeck Stream
  • See you soon?
  • Cheers!


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

Fawcett Mill Continued

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.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £1595
High Season from £1895
Peak Season £3795

Key details:
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Saturday
Payment options:
Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 16+4 people in 7 bedrooms (3 Doubles, 3 Twins, 1 Family with twin beds + bunks & double fouton + sofa beds)

Group booking details:

All male groups: Yes
All female groups: Yes
Catering Available: No

Owner's details:
Owner: Christopher Smith, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Fawcett Mill joined Independent Cottages in Jan 2012

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