£115 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Old Smithy Garrigill Cumbria CA9 3DS – Home 246936 Cottage

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Old Smithy Garrigill Cumbria CA9 3DS – Home 246936

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

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Ask about pets

Description from owner


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

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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: Double Bed
    Bedroom 3: Double Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room


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

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  • Not suitable for wheelchair users


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £68.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

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.


About the owner

Paul W.
Average reply time:
1 hour 45 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
19 Sep 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

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 44 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate is €877.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 19 Sep 2020.


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

Very Good
44 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 1 Sep 2020

The house was brilliant. Bigger than expected. Well maintained. Everything we needed (iron, vacuum, stair gates, fire TV...load of stuff). The village is quiet but nice. Neighbours were always friendly and chatted. Nice little walks around. It would easily accommodate 9 people. 2 lovely living rooms. Nice kitchen. All well maintained and clean. It was better than we can expected. So impressed. The owner contacted before our trip and when we arrived to ensure we had all we needed. Always helpful and considerate. I shared pictures on social media and friends have messaged me to know how to book. I will book again. Fantastic

“Lovely Family Weekend”

Reviewed 29 Aug 2019

Arrived late so missed the owner Paul but everything was as described. The Cottage is very well equipped with excellent WiFi and plenty of kitchen utensils etc also some internal storage for a couple of cycles. The Cottage is well situated in the centre of the quite village of Garragill with a small post office but unfortunately still no open pub. The surrounding area is beautiful with some lovely walks nearby Inc one to a large Waterfall. Excellent Family Bank Holiday Weekend had by all with also a later check out on the Monday. Would definitely like to return again to explore the area further.

Owner's reply: So glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again! Thanks Paul and Angela

“Great cottage”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2019

The Old Smithy has a lot of history and is very well equipped for large groups. The location was perfect for us as we were visiting a field site just down the road, but the cottage is ideally located … More

Owner's reply: Thanks Ben, glad you enjoyed it, look forward to seeing you again. Paul

“Family weekend”

Reviewed 27 May 2019

Great sized house with lots of character. Had everything we needed. Could have been cleaner, lots of dead spiders, beetles and woodlice! Clean beds and towels though. Lovely village with friendly lo… More

Owner's reply: Thanks for the input, i will address the issues, can't do anything about the weather though:)

“Excellent stay”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2018

A great stay, good sized house for our two families. A lovely village, great pub, good walking and a snowy drive out to Penrith on the way home! Would definitely recommend.

Owner's reply: Thanks, glad you enjoyed it Paul

“A good stay in a small village”

Reviewed 18 Aug 2018

Lovely house with lots of space for the four of us for a week (could sleep 8 as had 4 rooms. Friendly locals who directed us to a walk towards the local waterfalls; and during a short blackout across … More

Owner's reply: Thanks for the review

“our stay”

Reviewed 12 Aug 2018

Beautiful house in the middle of amazing Garigill. The house was in good condition. It had all the kitchen appliances, had a working heater which kept the house warm and hot water. It was perfect for … More

Owner's reply: Thanks, glad you enjoyed your stay Paul

“Perfect place to stay while exploring the Lakes and the North East”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2018

We had a mid week break at the Old Smithy. The accommodation was perfect for 4 adults 2 of whom were elderly. The house was cosy and comfortable with all the equipment you would need . The house is b… More

Owner's reply: Thanks for the review, look forward to seeing you again soon! Paul and Angela

“Lovely stone built house to rent - Great setting - Great value - Pef friendly”

Reviewed 8 May 2018

The Old Smithy is detached but snuggled right in the middle of Garrigill. It has bags of bed spaces, two living rooms and so near the village pub that you can buy a pint and stroll across to drink it … More

Owner's reply: Thanks for your review, glad you had a great time.

“Quaint and quirky cottage”

Reviewed 6 Apr 2018

Had a week’s stay here with the whole family over Easter (5 adults, 2 kids) Unfortunately for the time of year the weather was against us with the snow! Arrival at property sister-in-law whacked… More

Owner's reply: Thanks for the review, we like to meet people when they arrive, however on this occasion, we had arranged a time to meet but 30 minutes after the time we decided to leave as we didn't know when they would arrive. The guest had only left a home phone number so could only contact by message through tripadvisor. We wanted to explain why the heating was off(it had been on a few hours that day) and that we would be back to put oil in the following morning. We also left 3 bags of coal so that it would be more than warm enough and 2 of the bags were still left after a week!! We are continually updating and adding equipment as we go along, additions of dish washer and new shower in the past few months are examples. We will monitor our systems to make sure our standards don't fall and think that the house is terrific value at less than £15 per person per night based on 8 sharing. We try to be as flexible as possible with our guests and good communication between us is essential.

Review 1-10 of 44


How do I find more info about the property?

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Paul (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Paul (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Paul the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Paul (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Paul (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Paul (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Paul (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Paul (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Paul (the owner) a message.

If Paul (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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