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Smithy Cottage

Ambleside, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 1041882)

4.7

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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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62 Customer Review(s)

  • Lauren

    “We really enjoyed our stay at Smithy Cottage, the location is fantastic and the space is really cute.”

    Whilst the cottage is compact, the dressing room proved extra space where you could dry washing etc. and a boiler cupboard where we stored bags. The parking permit provided was essential, there is not really parking outside the cottage as it’s shared with the cottage next door. The hedges were overgrown with brambles and the road is used by delivery vans and bin lorries so we preferred to use the car park which was a short 5 minute walk away. The stairs pictured are steep and narrow and ...

    Whilst the cottage is compact, the dressing room proved extra space where you could dry washing etc. and a boiler cupboard where we stored bags. The parking permit provided was essential, there is not really parking outside the cottage as it’s shared with the cottage next door. The hedges were overgrown with brambles and the road is used by delivery vans and bin lorries so we preferred to use the car park which was a short 5 minute walk away. The stairs pictured are steep and narrow and would not be suitable for someone with accessibility concerns. After unpacking our case we did manage to get it upstairs with a “pivot” moment. The kitchen was functional but several items need replacing, such as the knives, scissors, and non-stick pans. We did find the pans worked on the hob. We were thrilled on arrival to be welcomed by a couple of amazing scones (the best we had on our trip), a bottle of wine, milk, washing up liquid, and soap. A nice touch to start our holiday. Overall, we would return to Smithy Cottage.

    - Lauren, June 2024

Summary

  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • 1 x shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen and living area
  • Separate dressing room
  • Gas central heating with electric underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking permit and on-street parking nearby, patio with furniture to front of the property
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub 4 mins walk
  • Shop 6 mins walk
  • Note: No infants allowed at this property

The property

This 'chocolate box' Lakeland cottage is something really special for couples, tucked away in central Ambleside yet slightly elevated giving fabulous fell views. It's a traditional blacksmith's cottage, elegantly refurbished with slate floors and white sheen, bursting with creative flair. Just look at that stunning spiral staircase and decadent bathroom. With vibrant village life, cosy pubs, tasty restaurants and lake cruises almost on your doorstep, Smithy Cottage is hard to beat for a luxurious romantic break in the Lake District. It's a place to fall in love, and a place to fall in love with! Accommodation in detail Stable door leads to open plan living area with warm slate floor, luxurious furnishings and a stylish breakfast bar marking the divide between living area and kitchen. The kitchen area is well-equipped with gorgeous granite work tops. Feature spiral staircase leads to first floor: Romantic double bedroom with fabulous window views, white iron bed and sophisticated dressing room with chaise longue. Useful separate drying room and contemporary shower room, complete with walk in shower. Location Ambleside village is one of the Lake District's gems; traditional yet cosmopolitan, friendly and full of quirky Cumbrian surprises. An excellent range of local shops provide everything you need to stock up the kitchen, a wide range of excellent restaurants are available to try (including those on the stunning shores of Lake Windermere), Lakeland pubs to wind down in and an excellent cinema too. The main attraction is of course Lake Windermere's shore, and within a few minutes you'll be walking on to Waterhead Pier and taking a leisurely lake cruise to Bowness or Lakeside. For day trips throughout the Lakes, Ambleside is a great place to start. The A591 leads north to Rydal Water, Grasmere, Coniston and Langdale, or south to Troutbeck, Windermere, Bowness and so on.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

AMBLESIDE

Grasmere 4.4 miles; Windermere 4.7 miles; Keswick 16.7 miles.

Lying at the northern tip of Lake Windermere, England’s largest lake, Ambleside makes a superb base for touring the central Lakes, with Grasmere and the Langdale Valley just a short drive away. There is plenty to do here - cruises, boat trips and watersports on Lake Windermere itself and numerous shops, restaurants and pubs in the village to suit all tastes. On the lakeside at Waterhead, the parkland offers lovely views down the lake and a short stretch of beach, whilst a walk in the other direction, following Stock Ghyll through woodland, will bring you to the entrancing waterfall of Stock Ghyll Force. Along with the Lake and the great walking on offer, Ambleside is also famous for its annual rushbearing ceremony and the diminutive 17th century “Bridge House” - one of the most photographed buildings in the Lake District and now the National Trust Information Centre.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas