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Smithy House

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Beautiful 4 Star Visit Britain Gold Award old house dating back to 1700's which lies in the lovely village of Stainton. The house has 3 bedrooms. It is superbly decorated and furnished to a very high standard with lots of lovely personal touches.

The house has retained much of its traditional charm and character. Set in its own mature gardens it is ideal for those looking for a retreat away from the crowds but within easy reach of many attractions and Lake Ullswater. This is also an ideal base for walking and cycling. Hellvelyn and Blencathra are both close by and the tranquil lanes are ideal for cycling. If you want harder cycling then the passes are all within range.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester or Glasgow, Nearest railway: Penrith 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Inside the house it is extremely well equipped with two digital TV's, 3 iPod docking station, a wide range of kitchen equipment, books, games, DVDs, maps etc. and all the home comforts you need to make your stay extremely enjoyable.

A lounge with a log burning stove and digital TV and DVD. Downstairs is the master bedroom with King size bed and en suite bathroom with a raised slipper bath, hand basin and WC. Unlimited wifi is now available.

Downstairs there is a kitchen/ dining room with an 'Esse' range cooker and a utility room with dishwasher, cooker, dryer/washing machine, microwave and a fridge freezer.

The bedroom upstairs has a 4 poster , there is also a shower and handbasin.There is a separate bathroom with a shower, hand basin and WC. The twin bedroom upstairs has a flat screen TV and DVD player.

Further details outdoors

The house has an enclosed garden with parking available for at least two cars.

The garden is partly lawned with a shed at the bottom which contains 1 mountain bike for your personal use. (No responsibilty is accepted if you use this)

There is a barbeque available and garden tables and chairs for six people.

Don't forget to feed the red squirrels and garden birds, seed is available in the pantry.

Further details

Change over day is either Friday or Saturday although other days can be arranged on request.

All bedding (These are made up for you when you arrive), linen and towels are included in the price along with electricity, gas, heating,wifi, logs for the woodburner and even a mountain bike for your use.

There are complimentary drinks for you in the kitchen and home made jam on arrival.

The Cumbria/Lake District

The Lake District and Cumbria really is the place to relax and to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountains and the lakes.

The Lake District has something to offer for everyone, picture post card scenery, sumptuous restaurants, art galleries, castles, museums, water sports, walking and great cycling.


Stainton is a beautiful small village 2 miles from the M6 and 3 miles from the most romantic Lake Ullswater.

The village has an excellent pub, The Kings Arms serving good quality food,a very friendly hotel, The Brantwood, again serving excellent good value food.

There is a farm shop selling local produce and also serving excellent food. In the village is a post office and shop connected to the local pub.

Locally is the famous Rheghed Centre which has shops, multiplex cinema and local festivals. Only 400 yards from the house is the Alpaca Centre which is great for children and adults.

The town of Penrith is only a couple of miles away, it is a market town with plenty of shops and restaurants.There is a famous market held near Penrith every Saturday morning.

Stainton is great for cycling and is next to the Coast to Coast cycle route. It is a great centre for walking, Helvelyn with Striding Edge, Blencathra with Sharp Edge are all close by.

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3 Sep 2014


"Quiet luxury in a lovely village setting close to all the Lake District had to offer"

We spent a fabulous weekend in Smithy house enjoying the wonderfully warm lounge log fire and sitting round the country dining room eating and drinking after a hard days walking
The house is beautifully appointed with top quality fittings and original artwork
The local village has a great hotel that served the best rack if lamb I've ever eaten
The location is excellent for the local pub just a few minutes walk and close to the lakes which need a short journey by car or cycle which we did as keen bikers
Highly recommended for the energetic and also those who
Just want to relax

31 Aug 2014


"Lovely Cottage"

We stayed in Smithy House during the last week of August 2014 and found it an ideal base to explore the Lake District (A66 only 5 mins away and easy access to the Kirkstone Pass allowing access to Wi… More

25 Aug 2014


"Home from home"

We are a family of 4 adults, 2 children and a small dog. Our stay was memorable. We felt it was home from home. It had everything that we needed. Washer/dryer, dish washer and plenty of kitchen utensi… More

3 Apr 2014


"Relaxing Retreat - Great location"

Situated in a quiet village, Smithy's House is the perfect getaway for a small group of friends or family. We stayed from 29th March - 2nd April and took our well behaved Labrador along. There wa… More

23 Jan 2014



We stayed here last weekend, been my second visit in past few years. I love it. There is everything you need and always a little treat left for you from the owners. We had some home made jam left w… More

24 Nov 2013


"Beautiful home!"

We were lucky enough to stay at this lovely cottage, booking was very easy direct with Colin, he was very helpful. We arrived to a lovely welcome of wine and biscuits ( with our name on, nice touch!) … More

17 Jun 2013


"A beautiful home, we did not want to leave!"

We have just come back from a glorious break in Smithy House. From the moment we arrived we felt right at home. The owners know exactly how to make you feel welcome - a homemade pot of jam and hand written note greeted us as well as an offer of a drink from their selection.

The house is luxurious but cosy too. Lots of space in all of the bedrooms and each room has its own charm. The area is great too we visited Ullswater lake for the day followed by a walk up to the waterfalls. The kitchen is huge and well stocked with everything you would need to make a family meal. It was the perfect place to spend time with the family.

The beds were lovely and comfortable and absolutely spotless thought the house. The welcome book gives you all the info you could need for your stay.

Colin, the owner was great to deal with when booking, he made everything go smoothly and offered tips of where to eat out. He was also very kind to let us check out a little later with it being Father's Day - this made a huge difference to our last day.

I couldn't recommend this house enough an absolute pleasure, we really hope to return!

26 Apr 2013


"It felt like home !"

As soon as we arrived I knew we were going to enjoy our stay at Smithy House. Myself and my partner arrived on Good Friday along with my two sisters and my brother-in-law, to a cozy welcoming place to stay. We walked everyday with my sisters cocker spaniels, Jasper and Benson, always finding a new walk each with equally stunning views. The snow-capped peaks were awesome. We enjoyed a lovely meal at the local pub and we also enjoyed visits to Ambleside and Grasmere. Smithy House is a beautiful place with everything you could possibly need. The beds were very comfortable, so important when your away from home. The house was superb for what we wanted. We had lots of fun and made lots of memories. Thankyou to Colin for the excellent communication during booking.

16 Oct 2012


"A great place to stay to see the Lake District"

We really enjoyed our stay at Smithy house. It was a great place to stay for seeing the lakes and fells. The property was fitted out to a high standard and we had a great holiday.

15 Jun 2012


"What more can I say? Absolutely Wonderful!!!!"

My husband and I came all the way from Australia to stay at Smithy House, we were NOT disappointed at all, in fact we wished we had book an extra week. The house is fab, just as you see on the web site. The house is fully equiped with every thing you need, home from home. I loved the bath it was heaven :) soaking in it to warm me through after a full day out in the Lake District, the weather was cold (not used to been so cold) but sunny. Then you can sit in front of the log fire with a nice glass of wine and relax :) The house is warm and inviting and very well presented, the beds are so comfortable. We wanted a place that sleeps a few people so we could invite some family over from the North East and spend time together in one place, this worked well, we had the best time in the best location. Next time we come out to the UK to vist family & friends we will definitely stay here again :) We wished we had met the owners of the house to say thank you. Comunication with the owner Colin via email was easy and very prompt :) I would recommend this holiday home to every one, already told all my family and friends :) Go on book it, you know you want to!! :-)

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Calendar last updated:21 Oct 2014

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