|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Smithy House dates back to the 1700s and has retained much of its traditional charm and character. It is set in the old part of Stainton on the village green.
Smithy House has its own mature gardens and is ideal for those looking for a retreat away from the madding crowds but within easy reach of the many activities Cumbria has to offer. It is beautifully furnished and is a comfortable base to explore the Lake District.
Smithy House has been awarded 4 star Gold Award by Visit Britain.
Smithy house is gas centrally heated and comprises, lounge with digital TV,DVD player, docking station, unlimited wifi,Hi-fi, log burning stove and 3 and 2 seated settee and a cot. Dining/kitchen has a gas Esse range cooker, fridge/freezer and microwave. The utility room has washer/drier cooker and dishwasher.
Master double bedroom with King size oak bed and furniture and en-suite bathroom with cast iron slipper bath, hand basin and WC. First floor has a twin bedroom with built in wardrobe and flat screen tv and dvd. The double bedroom has a four poster king sized mahogany bed and matching furniture, superb buit in shower and hand basin. The bathroom has shower, hand basin and WC.
There is private parking for 2 cars. Large lawned garden with patio and garden furniture.
Stainton is ideally placed to enjoy the Northern Lake District and the Eden Valley being only 3.5 miles from Pooley Bridge and Lake Ullswater.
Penrith a market town is only 10 minutes away, here there are a variety of shops, restaurants, supermarkets, pubs and a large open air Saturday market.
There are superb opportunities for mountain and road cycling. The owner has left a mountain bike in the shed for your use and suggests the ride to Mungrisedale, Pooley Bridge or off road along the old coach road to Keswick.
Walkers can take local walksand there is a lovely walk to the village of Dacre which has a pub. Serious walkers can attempt Blencathra and Helvelyn which are only a short car drive away.
Stainton has a village pub, hotel,shop,post office,local farm shop and a church and the Rheged Discovery Centre is within walking distance.
All gas, electric, logs, bed linen and towels included.
I am a retired teacher, teaching for 38 years in Special Education. I retired 7 years ago and followed my dreams of purchasing a property in the beautiful Lake District.
My hobbies are mainly sport and now playing golf, cycle a couple of times a week, enjoy walking in the fells.
Mr Colin Smith purchased this cottage in 1908
The price, location and the property itself seemed to fit everything we wanted.
Close to Lake Ullswater, 3 bedrooms, lovely garden, great pub and local hotel in a very friendly village.
Wow! What a beautiful house.Absolutely stunning. Had a lovely weekend. Can't wait to come back.
We needed holiday rental for 5 people and our dog, after finding Smithy House the owner Colin made the booking very easy, When we arrived at the property it was lovely and warm throughout, the facilities were just to our needs , We were amazed at the quality of furniture and kitchen extremely well supplied with cooking implements, slow cooker, George Foreman, and others, The living room had a log burner which was great in the evenings, , the bedrooms had lovely bedding and mattress toppers so a great nights sleep, I cannot find anything to complain about the property , the location is ideal , close to the M6 and easy to get to other places, we were very sad to leave the property after such a comfortable week, Highly advise to book this property,
Right from the initial inquiry Colin the owner was quick to respond to my requests and this was maintained throughout the booking process and through to post stay email.
The house is obviously well maintained, filled with good quality furniture, really comfortable, warm beds with expensive bedding.
Nice touches included a complimentary drinks cabinet, iPod/phone docks in all the rooms, slippers and quality toiletries.
The photos do the property justice, its lovely.
We had a quiet weekend, only leaving to have a wander round Keswick and down to the Brantwood Hotel for a nice meal.
The house is really handy for travelling, so simple to get to from the M6 & A66.
I have already recommended it to friends.
Don't hesitate to book if it ticks all your boxes!
An absolute treat to stay in this beautiful house. We arrived Friday evening to this spotless welcoming home. There was drinks laid out inviting us to have one with a handwritten note from the owners and a lovely pot of jam too. The house is gorgeous and spacious, each room with its own charm. The owners have put so much thought into it, the whole family felt at home. We stayed for the weekend but wished it could be longer! We will be recommending this to everybody who wants a relaxing break in a home from home. Colin the owner was great to deal with, a real nice experience. We will hopefully returning again, a dream house to remember!
We have just returned from a fabulous weekend at Smithy Cottage. My six-year-old son was completely overwhelmed when he entered the place for the first time. To quote: "Mammy this is adorable! I cannot believe that we are sleeping here for two whole nights!" The owners have a wonderful ability to put themselves in the shoes of the guests and have provided luxury comforts that I would never have thought of to make the stay a memorable one. The log fire was even set ready to light when we arrived. I wanted somewhere where I could celebrate my 40th birthday with my family and my friend's young family. This was ideal and exceeded my expectations. The children loved the place. Its location is central to lots of activities such as the nearby Alpaca farm and one or two petting zoos. The local pub provided a friendly place to have a lovely meal with the youngsters and when they were tucked up in bed us adults could take advantage of the blazing log fire. The slipper bath was a lovely treat with hot water readily available. The kitchen was amazing and we loved cooking up a real feast on the Saturday evening. It houses everything you need from washing machine and dishwasher to a fantastic cooking range and it is very clean. Both of the big bedrooms were very luxurious and the twin bedroom was a great place for the kids. I would highly recommend this cottage to friends and people who want to have a special week/weekend away. It is ideally located for those who like walking and cycling being so close to Ullswater. It is a lovely romantic get away for couples and it is a lovely place to take a young family and enjoy many of the activities in the area. I cannot rate it highly enough and would like to thank the owners for making my 40th birthday a special occasion to remember!
Just spent four days in this fabulous property set in the lovely village of Stainton. House is finished to a very high standard with everying you could want for an excellent holiday. Tradional features have been retained but all mod cons are there - dishwasher, washing machine etc.etc. We found it very handy to have a large en suite bedroom on the ground floor where my son/wife and his two young children could sleep whilst we used the large double upstairs. There is also a further twin bedroom upstairs.
Garden is very nice and gets the sun all day. We enjoyed a BBQ one night in the late evening sun. Pooley Bridge/Ullswater is about 5mins away by car and we found this an excellent base for exploring the Lakes area. Very handing to have large Morrisons superstore only 10mins away in Penrith. Also enjoyed an excellent meal in the Brantwood Hotel a short stroll away.
I would have no hesitation in highly recommending this property which is even better than the photos suggest. You will not be dissappointed !
We had an amazing week- the lake district was beyond expectations. The house was perfect it had everything you required and was first class accommodation our three girls really enjoyed being there and loved the four poster bed- really quiet and safe too- the hotel and pub was great - as was the farm shop- Rheged Centre- etc etc very convenient to houseand everyone was very friendly in the village and the lake district generally
We travelled around quite a bit- there is just so much to see - we
hope to return again sometime
Stainton is ideally placed to enjoy the Northern Lake District and Eden Valley. It is only 10 minutes from the market town of Penrith with a wealth of shops, pubs, restaurants and famous open air Saturday market.
The area is ideal for walking, Helvellyn and Blencathra are only a short ride away. The tranquil lanes are ideal for cycling and Stainton is on the Coast to Coast route.
Stainton itself has a village inn and hotel only yards away with superb food, post office,small shop, farm shop and the Rheged Discovery Centre is minutes away.
Rheged has a multi plex cinema and sells local goods in its shopping complex.
Within yards of the house is the Alpaca centre.The market town of Keswick is 14 miles with its numerous climbing and walking shops as well as a range of restaurants and cafes.
Lake Ullswater, often described as the most romantic lake , is only three and a half miles from the house.
Change over day can be either Friday or Saturday.
Arrival time is normally from 4pm onwards, departure 10 a.m. unless by prior arrangement.
Weekends are available from £295-£360. They can be either 2 or 3 days.