Orton Hall is a great place for a couple or for a small family of four. It’s located right at the boarder of the Lake District so easy to travel to both northern and southern lakes. The apartment is equipped with all amenities and the decor is truly majestic. The building has a fully functional piano, a pool table, old book cases with plenty of books to read if the weather is grey, all this with a secret passage through the book shelf; an old fashioned VCR is the cherry on top. Kids absolutely loved this place, my boy played with the bunnies in the lawns whenever he got the time. Only downside is that there are hardly any phone signals (O2 and Vodafone) so please expect that and the provided wifi is also slow (hence the reason for 4 stars)
The location of Orton hall was perfect - very quiet and hidden away and only minutes from the motorway. The grounds were huge and really nice to walk around. The Royalist suite itself was perfect - had great character, it was perfectly clean and had all we needed. The passes for the Penrith spa were brilliant and used everyday! Overall, was a brilliant stay and we very much hope to visit again in the future!
Loved staying in the Royalist Suite with its secret door in the library. Easy to book through TripAdvisor. Loved sitting at the table watching the rabbits, woodpeckers and red squirrels playing in the garden. Easy access from the M6 to explore the Lake District and the Yorkshire Moors. Did not use the Spa at Penrith.