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17th Century Orton Hall

17th Century Orton Hall

Orton Hall is a superb Jacobean Mansion built in 1662 standing in 7 acres of its own mature parkland. We have 3 suites, each with its own unique charm. All … more >>


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Appleby-in-Westmorland (Self catering)
Stable Cottage - Appleby, Appleby-in-Westmorland

Stable Cottage - Appleby

This cosy two bedroomed cottage has part beamed ceilings, giving it that delightful olde World charm and homely feel. It offers two bedrooms, one double with a 4-poster and …
Sleeps 4

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Helm Cottage - Appleby, Eden Valley

Helm Cottage - Appleby

This charming Cumbrian cottage has 3 bedrooms, one double; one twin and one with 3' bunk beds (suitable for adults), and is equipped to accommodate 4 to 6 people. There …
Sleeps 7

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