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The front of Old Smithy situated in the village centre on the village green
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40 reviews
The front of Old Smithy situated in the village centre on the village green
The view of the house from the village green
First floor lounge room
First floor lounge room with open fire and wooden floors
First floor lounge room stairs to second floor external door leading to stone steps
First floor lounge room seating for eight
Ground  floor living area beamed ceiling
Ground floor living area multi-fuel stove
Ground floor living and dining area
Ground floor dining and open plan kitchen
Ground floor open plan kitchen, dining and living area
First floor double bedroom door leading to bathroom
First floor double bedroom
Second floor landing area and twin bedroom
Second floor twin bedroom
Second floor twin bedroom
Second floor additional single bed on landing area
Second floor double bedroom
Second floor double bedroom
Ground floor double bedroom en-suite shower room
Ground floor ensuite shower room
First floor bathroom, bath and overhead shower
First floor bathroom
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Garrigill, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 40 reviews
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David J
Luton, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent spacious old stone built property, comfortable and welcoming.”
Reviewed 12 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
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A lovely house set in a village location, with a village green right outside for all to play on.
The local residents were very friendly and gave lots of information about local walks, waterfalls and other places to visit nearby. The local pub is now unfortunately closed, one of the locals gave my wife a bunch of flowers as an apology for there being no pub! But every village needs a pub, lets hope the locals can take it over.
Talking about the locals there is a very good mechanic 'Alan' who is based about 100 yards up the road who repaired my daughters sick car. The post office opposite the house has a good range of basic essentials.
The house is in a very good location to enable most sight seeing locations, all within an 80 minute drive. We recommend Hadrian's Wall ,the Lakes, Beamish (but get there early as lots to see) Carlisle Castle ,and of course plenty of local walks to waterfalls ,rivers and the Pennine way.
In all an excellent holiday location, our party was aged from 20 up to 80 years of age & we all had a good time!
There was no mobile telephone signal - but a short drive up the hill it soon came back.
The house does have Wi-Fi now.

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Liked best: The quiet location
Liked least: Lack of mobile phone coverage
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Mar 2015
Thanks for the comments.
The pub is opening at Easter 2015 !
Hope to see you soon.
Paul and Angela
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Kimberly...
Hastings, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 25 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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person found this review helpful

Picked the perfect week to stay at the Old Smithy, was a perfect house in a perfect location. Had everything we wanted, from a log fire to a nice quiet location. The scenery was beautiful and the walks were amazing. Nearest town catered for every thing you would want and the locals were very welcoming. Would definitely come back and stay again

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: having no wifi
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
17 Mar 2015
Glad you enjoyed it , thanks for the comments
See you again soon.
Paul and Angela
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annatje78
Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“gorgeous luxurious detached cottage, plenty of space in beautiful surroundings”
Reviewed 10 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

we have just come back from staying here for the weekend. this cottage is extremely spacious, well equipped in a lovely little village. there are 4 separate bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen and plenty of living space. the two owners are extremely friendly and accommodating in terms of arrival and leaving times.
the village is small and peaceful with plenty of walks and there is even a swimming pool you can hire out privately a stone throw away.
nearby Alston if a fabulous town with lots of arty shops and plenty of pubs and eateries. Everyone seemed so friendly.
I would 100% recommend coming to stay at the Old Smithy. It is also exceptional value for money.
Thanks very much Angela & Paul!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Mar 2014
So glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon.
thanks
Paul and Angela
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Eve H
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Amazing location, fantastic value for money!”
Reviewed 4 May 2013 for a stay in March 2013

Living in Newcastle we wanted a break away to relax and enjoy the countryside. On arrival to the village we were pleased to see a lovely traditional quiet pub within a stones throw of the cottage. The cottage itself was perfect for relaxing after several days walking - High Cup Nick, Middleton-in-Teesdale, High Force and the Source of Tyne to name a few. We also did plenty of exploring the towns close by, Alston 10 minutes, Penrith 30 mins. The cottage was well equipped for cooking for all of us, and there was plenty of bedding provided. There were 2 fires which were lovely to sit around and plenty of books and jigsaws to entertain us! For the days when we didn't cook, the George and Dragon had a great value menu to offer.

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Liked best: Location - surrounded by idyllic countryside.
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
17 Mar 2015
Thanks for your comments, glad you enjoyed it.
See you again soon
Paul and Angela
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Liz A
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful, spacious accomodation in a gorgeous rural setting, unspoiled and very relaxing.”
Reviewed 7 April 2013 for a stay in June 2012

We stayed at The Old Smythy for a weekend and would highly recommend this property for anyone who was looking for a tranquil idyllic location to explore the local area. This is in the centre of the village with the local pub directly across the road, which also served lovely meals. The area was ideal for exploring, we walked over Cross fell then came back to our warm and cosy bolthole. The multi-fuel burner ensured we were warm and toasty the whole time! we enjoyed it so much, we plan to come back as soon as we can!

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Liked best: The comfort and space in a pictureseque setting
Liked least: The only shop is the local post office which has very limited opening. There is a co-op in Alston which was quite close by though.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
17 Mar 2015
Glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you soon.
Paul and Angela
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