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The Old Smithy Garrigill Cumbria CA9 3DS Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies
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The Old Smithy Garrigill Cumbria CA9 3DS

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 21 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Description from owner

Description

The ground floor has 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower and lounge/kitchen fully equipped kitchen, including electric oven and grill, micro-wave, washing machine etc. Leading off this room is a toilet and area to store bikes etc.There is a wood burning stove which can burn both wood and coal.Satellite television.The first floor has an open plan lounge. Off this room is a double bedroom and bathroom equipped with bath/shower, toilet and hand basin.Stairs leading from the lounge take you into the second floor which has 1 double bedroom and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds with an additional single bed on the top landing.There is an open fire in the lounge along with satellite television.There is Wi-Fi at the cottage, not always reliable, as in the village there is no phone signal, mobile phone signal is obtainable 2 mins drive from cottage.The views from 3 sides are spectacular. Staying at the Smithy gives you a central location with access to a wide area of Cumbria and Northumberland places

The ground floor has 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower and lounge/kitchen fully equipped kitchen, including electric oven and grill, micro-wave, washing machine etc. Leading off this room is a toilet and area to store bikes etc.There is a wood burning stove which can burn both wood and coal.Satellite television.The first floor has an open plan lounge. Off this room is a double bedroom and bathroom equipped with bath/shower, toilet and hand basin.Stairs leading from the lounge take you into the second floor which has 1 double bedroom and 1 bedroom with 2 single beds with an additional single bed on the top landing.There is an open fire in the lounge along with satellite television.There is Wi-Fi at the cottage, not always reliable, as in the village there is no phone signal, mobile phone signal is obtainable 2 mins drive from cottage.The views from 3 sides are spectacular. Staying at the Smithy gives you a central location with access to a wide area of Cumbria and Northumberland places of interest and beauty.Newcastle to the east, the lake district to the west, the Tees and Wear valley to the south and Carlisle to the west with Hadrian's Wall to the north these places of historical interest and natural beauty can all be reached within an hour respectively

Location description from owner

The England region

Cumbria is England's second largest county and has most of England's lakes, England's highest mountains and England's highest café. It also has all the Lake District National Park, part of the Yorkshire Dales and part of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In the middle is the Eden Valley, an unspoilt haven, close to the Lakes but far from the crowds.At the heart of the North Pennines ‘Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, Alston is an excellent base to explore this relatively undiscovered and unspoilt area, with its natural landscapes, tumbling waterfalls, and wealth of wildlife. Alston is a historic town with a good range of individual shops, tearooms, local crafts, and character inns serving traditional ales and good food. You can forget your car and enjoy many good local walks right on the doorstep, from gentle riverside rambles to challenging hikes across the fells. Local attractions include the South Tynedale Railway and the Hub Museum both run by volunteers, and Killhope lead-mining museum reflecting how the area’s geology has shaped its history.At the hub of five routes, it is also an ideal centre for exploring Hadrian’s Wall and Northumberland National Park to the North, Durham City (world heritage site) to the east, beautiful Upper Teesdale to the south-east, the Yorkshire Dales to the south, and the Lake District to the west - all within an hour’s drive.

Garrigill

Places within approximately half to one hour's drive: Hadrian's Wall, Lanercost, Hexham Abbey, Blanchland, Durham cathedral, castle and historic centre, Beamish, Hamsterley Forest, Raby Castle, The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, High Force, Richmond and Swaledale, Penrith and Ullswater, Keswick, Carlisle, Kielder Forest, Scottish borders.Local events:Alston sheepdog trials and Gala day in June, Alston agricultural show in September, Garrigill bonfire night in November and Christmas craft fair first weekend in December.

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Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 3 Double Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

The village has no mobile phone signal, so if we are at the house, we can be contacted by whatsapp or messenger.Or ring home number. We live about an hour from the house so if we meet you, keeping us informed of your arrival time is best for smooth changeovers.

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About the owner

Paul W
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
31 Aug 2016

Languages spoken: English, French


This Cottage has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 8. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 22 Mar 2013. Located in Lake District, it has 21 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £550 to £700.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 31 Aug 2016.

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“Could not fault anything about The Old Smithy and beautiful Garrigill”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2016

We had a truly excellent stay - the house was wonderful with everything we needed. We are already looking to book for next year! Communications with the owners was very easy and everything was catered for - would highly recommend. Garrigill is beautiful with lots to see and do around the area. The pub served a fab meal - by far the best weve eaten out at in a long long time and the beer to match! Really happy that we found The Old Smithy and will definitely be back!

Hi Laura, thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed it. Paul and Angela

“Perfect for a birthday surprise”

Reviewed 12 Apr 2015

I booked this cottage for my boyfriend's birthday and it was perfect for our needs. I had arranged for us plus friends to stay there for 3 nights. The March weather (wet and windy, the week before Easter) did nothing to dampen our spirits and the first floor fire kept us lovely and cosy. Paul, the owner, was very welcoming and made us feel at home. He explained what he had done to counteract a bad review for the cottage. If you read that review, ignore it. I'm really not sure what their issue was! Between our group of 9 we were all accommodated comfortably and used the kitchen for a big brunch every day. It's a cute and quirky cottage that is great for medium-sized groups. There is no mobile phone signal but when you're away from it all why should that bother you. The pub in the village should be open now. It was due to open the week after we stayed there. Alston is about 3 miles away. It's worth a visit. And this is a truly beautiful part of England, it's worth driving around. You're not too far from the Hartside Cafe either. Makes for an excellent stop-off the day you're due to leave! Overall, this is a nice, comfy and cosy cottage.

Glad you enjoyed yourselves, thanks for the review. Paul and Angela

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