The Orchards Apartment
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Orchards Apartment occupies the ground floor of the main house, with the twin bedroom situated on the first floor. Central heating and hot water is by means of an oil boiler. The property benefits from having an electric fire in the lounge area. Damp items may be dried in a shared boiler house that also houses a tumble drier. The owners are in residence in the top two floors of the main house. Mobile phone users on 'Orange' can get a very good signal & we now have Freeview to enjoy (via SKY)
The accommodation has a spacious feel with large rooms. Good storage space with lots of space for outdoor gear, boots, etc. Everything but the twin bedroom is at ground floor level. It is double-glazed, fully carpeted (except for the kitchen which has an original slate floor and the bathroom which has porcelain tiled floor) and tastefully decorated throughout. Outside are places to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings with pleasing views down the valley to Muncaster Fell. Parking for two cars is provided within the grounds adjacent to the house. WiFi is available in the Lounge area.
Briefly comprising: separate entrance from covered porch leading to hallway. From which are the lounge (bay window, living flame electric fire set in an original marble fireplace, TV, SKY (Freeview), DVD), double bedroom with wrought iron bed and triple wardrobe, kitchen (lots of fitted units, dining table, electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, auto washer) and stairs leading up to the twin bedroom. Through the kitchen is another hallway that leads to the bathroom (bath with electric shower over, basin and wc). WIFI available.
Please note: towels are not provided except for guests travelling from abroad. All linen and tea-towels are provided, together with soaps, washing up liquid. washing powder, toilet rolls & paper towels.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Drigg 10 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 200 km, Nearest railway: Ravenglass 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Cumbria/Lake District
There are lots of easy walks in Eskdale. Riverside & waterfall paths, nature & forest trails, through fields or over low fells the choice is endless. For the more adventurous, the surrounding fells provide routes that are quite breathtaking (both scenic & in effort)! Climbers will revel in Scafell's mighty rocks. Wasdale Head, the birthplace of climbing, is only 20 mins by car. You can use the 'L'aal Ratty' to extend your range of walks & visits. Pony trekking can be arranged at Kinniside - 14 miles away. There are golf courses at Seascale, St Bees, Workington & Eskdale and plenty of places to go fishing.
To the East, over Hardnott & Wrynose Passes (England's steepest mountain road), through beautiful Little Langdale, lie the tourist attractions of Ambleside, Coniston, Grasmere & Windermere. Six miles north is Wastwater, England's deepest 'lake', & Wasdale, probably the most dramatic 'valley' in all of Lakeland. South over Birker fell is the unspoiled Dunnerdale Valley & Coniston Fells.
For naturalists there are bird reserves at Drigg, St. Bees & Hodbarrow. Nature reserve at Eskmeals. Owl centre at Muncaster. Ancient oak woodlands & a rich variety of wildlife habitats from the seashore to mountain top.
Historians & Archaeologists can discover Roman remains at Hardnott Fort & Ravenglass bath house. Ancient crosses & stone circles. Restored corn mills At Muncaster & Boot, Castles at Muncaster & Egremont. The steam railway enthusiast will find the La'al Ratty with it's 7 miles of line, 12 locomotives & railway museum quite hard to beat.
Within the village there is a shop that sells most items (food, drink, alcoholic beverages, newspapers, outdoor gear), public telephone & 2 Inns (which serve excellent food). A further 3 Inns can be found Eastward along the Eskdale valley. The La'al Ratty (a narrow gauge steam railway) stops at 2 stations in the village - 'Irton Road' & 'The Green' which is just down the lane past the 'Orchards'.
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29 Aug 2013
"Fabulous place Fabulous time"
We had a fantastic time the apartment was like home from home you had everything you needed and a lot of space too, the train was just a 5min walk, had lots of fabulous routs for walks to which were b… More
13 Aug 2013
"Beautiful apartment in a perfect location!"
Myself, my partner and my son (12 years) stayed at the Orchards apartment for a week in August, and had a brilliant time. We specifically wanted peace, quiet, scenery and some good walks, and we were absolutely NOT disappointed on any count! The location was perfect for all kinds of walks, most started right at the door, and for the further afield, the steam engine (La'al Ratty) stopped just a few mins walk from the apartment. The local shop is extremely useful, and the staff there are able to give great advice on the area as well. The apartment itself was wonderful and very clean, very well equipped, and we wanted for nothing for the entire stay. The owners live above, and were very friendly and helpful, and made us feel very welcome, even providing us with a much appreciated welcome tray upon arrival. They are quick to sort out any potential issues, and make themselves available should you need them for anything. The people we met in the village were also all very friendly, and didn't mind at all stopping for a chat to offer advice on walks, areas, and shops etc. There is a fab local inn just a short walk away (King George IV) which serves excellent food, and the staff are so warm and welcoming - oh, and according to hubby, the local ales are brill too! Overall, a lovely and quiet week away, and we will most definitely return to the Orchards. We are in fact already planning a short break out of season to complete the Fells and climbs we didn't have time for!
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