Catbells summit, Derwentwater, Lake District

Catbells summit, Derwentwater, Lake District

The summit of Catbells. Trails lead in all directions from here, and the location is very popular with walkers.

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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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Wren's Nest, Keswick

Wren's Nest

This lovely cottage is set close to the town of Keswick and sleeps two people.
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Swallow's Nest

This ground floor barn conversion, situated a 10-minute walk from Bassenthwaite Lake outside the village of Thornthwaite, can sleep four people in three bedrooms.
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