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The Gatehouse Pet-Friendly Cottage in Orton, Cumbria

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

The Gatehouse Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
The Gatehouse is a unique, stone-built character cottage in the hamlet of Kelleth, three miles from the village of Orton, close to the Lake District National Park. This cottage sleeps two people in a galleried king-size double bedroom. The cottage also has a bathroom with cast-iron bath, kitchen and a sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove. Outside there is off road parking for one car and a front lawned garden with patio and bench. The Gatehouse is an ideal retreat for a couple, with walks and cycle routes in the area, the Settle-Carlisle railway, two National Parks and a number of villages and towns that are waiting to be discovered.

The charming village of Orton is situated close to the Lake District National Park. The village centre has a 16th century church, village green, pub serving food, a Post Office/shop and a chocolate shop and tearoom, and there are rolling countryside and beautiful scenery in the area. Within driving distance are Kendal, Sedbergh and Appleby-in-Westmorland, as well as Haweswater lake and the Eden Valley.

Impressive mountains, open fells and clear-water lakes, the Lake District has it all. From walking in the mountains to exhilarating watersports or just a gentle cruise on a steam-powered yacht, Cumbria is the perfect holiday destination.

Gas central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Fuel for woodburning stove on an honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 3 cars. Lawned garden with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Lloyd
July 2016
This is a very chic cottage with an interior that I defy anyone to find elsewhere for us. It was awesome and our two dogs loved it too. We will be going again.
Mr Dixon
April 2016
Really enjoyed our stay in the heart of the Lake District. The Gatehouse was lovely with a great garden, WiFi, TV and a wood burner to entertain the kids and the adults. Loved the piano.
Mr Robson
September 2015
An absolutely brilliant place to stay, very quirky but my wife and I loved it. Exactly as described and in a lovely location.
Miss Simpson
November 2015
Absolutely wonderful place, the view out of the windows, the slightly bizarre but beautiful and romantic, decoration, the roll top bath, the heavy curtains, the books, the comfortable and luxurious bed, the wood burner. Perfect.
Mr Culshaw
May 2013
Perfect place to relax and get away from it all in quirky, yet comfy surroundings.
Ms Purvis
September 2013
The uniqueness of the property. It was just a fabulous place to walk into and there was so much to look around at inside. The property is private and not overlooked and really easy to find. Kitchen overall a big hit for us, Big fridge, great cooker, sink area really good. Every time we want to stay in the Lakes we will now check to see if this rental is available.
Douglas W
September 2014
We recently stayed at the Gatehouse for a week. The place is pretty much as you might expect to find it - not scrupulously clean but fresh sheets on bed, floor hoovered etc., more than acceptable and as I said much as expected. The place is a bit dusty but that's the style - must say the kitchen was cleaner when we left than it was when we arrived but hey ho - thought that's the way it would be. Pictures don't do the space justice - it's huge! Big lumpy sofas and open views. There's a smallish telly which needs manipulated a bit to get all the stuff you'd want (there's a lot of faffing with cables and remotes if you wanted to watch a DVD) Nearby you have Orton - you can walk quite easily but they don't let dogs inside so be warned if you're slepping up for lunch on foot. Good walks from Orton up onto the scar and beyond to Robin Hoods Grave etc. Ravenstonedale has nearest dog friendly pubs but it is a bit of a hike (5 miles). The Kings Arms is the better for grub but the Black Swan has a superb beer garden. The Fat Lamb is two miles further on from Ravenstonedale and is great for food and dog friendly in the bar. Kirkby Stephen is ten miles away and a very attractive market town with everything you'll need although neither the Indian or Chinese takeaways are up to much IMHO. We didn't have the heating on in the Gatehouse but instead used the woodburner - Charlotte has a big wood store and you can help yourself from that but if like us you feel a bit guilty about burning her supplies there's a woodyard just as you come into Kirkby Stephen and they'll sell you three big bags for a tenner - we went several times! The bed is super comfy and there's an electric blanket if you need it. We slept very soundly. I would heartily recommend the Gatehouse for a break - a super place run by a super lady. We hope to return sometime!
Mr Kenyon
March 2015
It was a lovely peaceful break. The house was amazing - really unique and quirky. Great just to relax in, it had everything we needed.
Mr Stacey
May 2015
We were inspired by the imagination that went into this property. It was relaxed, a wonderful place to chill out. Enjoyed walks around the village and the Howgills. Had a gorgeous view across the Howgills, changing with the moods of the weather. We enjoyed visiting the Yorkshire Dales and seeing Spring Gentians in Teesdale. It was also very accessible for the Lake District and Eden Valley.
Miss Needham
November 2014
The area was beautiful, with lots of walking to do nearby and interesting places a short journey away. The property was fabulous - large, unique and with some very cool features. There was a big garden for our dog and children to roam about.
Miss Moxon
March 2014
The properties uniqueness was fascinating. Everything was quirky, made from reclaimed materials,however it managed to remain homely and extremely practical. Lots of added, unexpected extras; the views from the property were stunning and the owners were really accommodating and helpful.
Mr Peake
July 2014
The location and the quirkiness of the gatehouse made the holiday a real pleasure. Always something to look at and just far enough away from the madding crowd.
Mr Curl
August 2014
This was a great holiday. The Gatehouse is imaginative and unique - as much a work of art as a place to stay.
Mr Wilson
September 2014
The cottage is just as you would expect - rural and chic. We loved our week here as did our two dogs. The garden is very large which is great for the dogs in the morning. There's a sun trap over the road where you can have a barbecue and enjoy the views over the Howgills. The wood burner is warm and cosy in the evening and the owner has a large wood pile from which you can stock up the wood basket. We liked the Gatehouse so much that we plan to return one day and we may go for piano lessons in the meantime!
Mr Mrs Glanfield
December 2013
The location is perfect, ambience is amazing. I will be coming back.
Mr Leach
January 2014
The unique nature of the property, excellent woodburner, the piano, the location and great big comfy bed!
Mrs Evans
February 2014
The Gatehouse is a truly unique eclectic holiday stay. Well furnished, comfortable and warm (excellent log burner) with everything you need. Set in a beautiful position in a very small rural hamlet. So much to do and see in this part of the world, our favourite being a beautiful walk in Ullswater. We had numerous fantastic pub lunches, in particular 'The Black Swan' just a short drive away. We will be back.
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