South Cottage Orton
Delightfully Stylish Cottage in Charming Orton Village
Nestled between the Lake District National Park and the Yorkshire Dales, alongside the Pennines and just a short drive to Scotland, South Cottage in Orton is situated in a picturesque yet central location.
Whether you are an avid walker, an energetic cyclist, a family seeking a touring holiday or a writer relishing the opportunity for a calm, peaceful break, your stay in South Cottage is one you are unlikely to forget.
Right in the heart of the village, South Cottage has Orton’s hidden treasures within a few steps of the front door. From the welcoming village pub with regular quizzes and events, the famous Kennedy’s Chocolate Factory (we dare you not to venture in!), the village post office and stores with well-stocked shelves and, for real foodies, the monthly Farmers Market. There is really something for everyone on market morning. Open the windows of the cottage and a waft of hot dogs, chestnuts and seasonal offerings fill the air.
Orton is a favourite location for walkers, being part of Wainwright’s coast to coast walk. Wainwright himself described Orton as ‘one of the loveliest of Westmorland’s villages, a pretty, rural settlement built around a central green with two streams crossed by many footbridges and having numerous venerable buildings and a fine church on a hill overlooking tranquil countryside.’ With stunning local walks including the majestic Howgill Fells and Orton Scar, what will delight the walker, cyclist and driver alike is the wide range of scenery that surrounds the village. From picture-postcard charm, barren and dramatic expanses of limestone terrain to the gentle rolling hills and sheep grazing innocently by the roadside, Orton is truly blessed with a variety of landscapes. Despite all of this, Orton revels in its relatively undiscovered existence and keeps its beauty a secret away from the hustle and bustle of the central lakes' crowds.