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Directions to our chocolate factory, shop and coffee shop in the village of Orton, Cumbria

We are located in the centre of the picturesque village of Orton, about 20 miles south of Penrith and 12 miles north-east of Kendal in the Westmorland Dales National Park and on the edge of the Lake District, close to the M6 Motorway - Junction 38 just 2 miles away. Our factory shop is open all year round (with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day). Our Coffee House is open Mondays to Fridays 9am to 3.45pm but is closed at weekends for the time being - sorry!  However, we do offer takeaway hot & cold drinks through the week and at weekends. In case of need, there are public toilets just opposite our front door.

Travelling By Road

We are situated in the centre of the village of Orton, just set back from the main Tebay to Appleby Road (B6260),opposite the village hall. There is free parking (hooray!) in the village and no traffic wardens (hooray again)!

If you are travelling from the south, exit at Junction 38 (Tebay) of the M6 Motorway, take the first road left from the roundabout at the end of the motorway slip road, signposted to Orton and Appleby. After just over 2 miles you will reach Orton. Travel on the main road until you pass the George Hotel on the left a little way further on you will reach the village hall  we are located opposite.

If you are travelling from the north, exit from Junction 39 (Shap) of the M6 Motorway. Take the first minor road to the left signposted Orton (5 miles). As you enter the village, down the rise, bear right round past the Post Office and Stores. After about 100 metres, there is a parking area on the left which is situated adjoining our building.

If you are travelling from the north-east, follow the A685 from Kirkby Stephen until you reach the roundabout at the M6 Junction in Tebay. Take the third exit right from the roundabout, signposted Orton and Appleby (B6260). After just over 2 miles you will reach Orton. Travel on the main road until you pass the George Hotel on the left a little way further on you will reach the village hall -  we are located opposite.  

If you need any more help, just give us a call and we'll try and direct you to a safe arrival outside our front door! Telephone 01539 624 781.

Travelling By Bus and Rail

The nearest railway stations are Appleby-in-Westmorland on the Carlisle-Settle Line, and Oxenholme (Kendal) and Penrith both on the main West Coast Mainline. Local bus services are not ideal, but if you need timetable information visit:

Bus Route 561 Appleby-Orton-Kendal (Wednesdays only).

You may also want coincide your visit with the award winning Orton "Farmers" Market this is held on the second Saturday of each month (9am to 2pm) and features a large range of Cumbrian food and traditional craft products.

Orton is close to the attractions of the Lake District, Eden Valley and Yorkshire Dales. There is accommodation in the village at The George Hotel and nearby B&B's and holiday apartments and cottages. Also in the village you will find The Village Stores and Post Office. In the EdenValley and not too far away, we also recommend The Temple Sowerby House Hotel and Augill Castle near Brough.

For other local information visit

Our factory shop is open Monday-Saturday 9am-5.00pm,
and Sundays (and Public Holidays) 10.00am - 5.00pm.

(Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day Holidays).
Last orders in our Coffee House 4PM (16.00 hrs). The Coffee House is closed at 4.30 pm to allow for cleaning.

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There is a wheelchair ramp at the front door and double opening doors, which allows easy access to the factory shop for people in wheelchairs or little ones in pushchairs. Unfortunately, the coffee house is on a different level in the building, but wheelchair and pushchair access is possible through a side-door which can be opened by our staff on request. Our friendly and helpful staff are on hand, if you require any assistance.

One of two spacious WC's located at the far end in the coffee house is a disabled facility.

Our range of chocolates

Fine Handmade Chocolates

We are now in our 32nd year of chocolate making!

So come on in and make your own selection box to sample handmade chocolates at their very very best.

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The Appledore Chocolate Shop

Our Appledore Chocolate Shop is open Tues to Saturdays 10am to 5pm (and occasionally some Sundays & Mondays) - but please check with us first, if making a special trip.

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Have something to celebrate?

Congratulations and Celebrations. Look no further than Kennedys Fine Chocolates for some chocolate inspiration??

Fly the flag and make it special with a box of our scrumptious chocolates!

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Wedding Favour Boxes

The perfect assortment for the very special day.

Take a look at what we can provide for the day that for many, is the best day of their lives.

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UK Delivery Charges

Standard Delivery by Royal Mail Tracked 24 Post (or Weekday Courier if the parcel weight is over 2kg):  £6 (This includes VAT of 20%).

For an ADDITIONAL charge of £6, Royal Mail Special Delivery or our Couriers, APC, will deliver next day on a specified weekday (Monday to Friday).

Overseas P&P: Airmail Rates. These are calculated at the checkout on weight of goods ordered.


Following my recent order I would like to commend you on the quality of your chocolates. I have tasted many makes of chocolate - but yours are far more superior than any I have tasted.

Jackie D

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