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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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maria ele...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“lovely and confortable place”
Reviewed September 5, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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we have spent 3 days in the house and the north. house was really comfortable and big enough for a family of 5. just some of the kitchen tools were not proper clean and some bulbs broken.. but in any case i would recommend it for families that loves countryside and a quite place to forget stressful life in the city! looking forward to see you again!

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Management Response
Sep 8, 2017
Glad you enjoyed your stay, we will be updating very shortly and rectifying things like bulbs, thanks for the feedback and see you again soon!
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Old Smithy”
Reviewed August 28, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed for two weeks. 3 adults and 4 children from 6 months to 12yrs old. Accomodation was fine, however the stairs were a bit steep for young children. Some of the fixtures looked a bit tired and the beds were not very comfortable. However the location was lovely and the locals were really helpful and kind. On the whole a good price and adequate accomodation. We didnt meet the owners but Paul was polite and helpful with queries about the rental.

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Management Response
Sep 3, 2017
Thanks for the review, we are updating the property all the time, most of the beds have new mattresses this year, so it could just be they are not comfortable compared to your own bed!
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 for a stay in August 2017
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Management Response
Aug 13, 2017
Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks Paul and Angela
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DamiWish
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Clean, spacious house for a large group!!!!!”
Reviewed August 4, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Old Smithy is in the centre of petite and tranquil village full of friendly people. We were a party of 10 Sri Lankans and had all the room and amenities we required. Our four kids had ample space to run and play all day long.There is so much to explore in the surrounds it doesn't get even a little bit boring.We really enjoyed the 1 hour drive to Lake District in treacherous roads covered in mist. Lovely relaxing stay, able to cook our own food and loved the quiet setting. Paul is a great host and very helpful. I highly recommend this venue to all families who are looking for a pleasurable, entertaining and restful place to holiday.

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Management Response
Aug 6, 2017
Thanks for the review and I am so glad you enjoyed it.
Paul and Angela
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Nicola T
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Nice quirky cottage in a lovely village in the Pennines”
Reviewed July 27, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Fabulous location on the Pennine Way walking and cycling routes and very friendly people that we met in the village. Don't leave without walking to Ashgill Force waterfalls! There was plenty of space for an extended family of 8 (aged 7 to 77) for a short stay. Its an old house with some interesting history and the layout is gloriously quirky. The area has no phone signal and although there is wifi at the house it was a bit intermittent / slow. No real problem with that but as others have said it is worth knowing in advance. Also worth being prepared for some quirks in the plumbing (eg noisy shower pump and downstairs toilet is a bit Spartan). Overall I'd recommend this property, it is great value for money for a house full of character.

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Management Response
Aug 4, 2017
Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the review
Thanks
Paul and Anglea
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Tim S
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Peaceful”
Reviewed June 5, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Garrigill is a lovely, quiet, peaceful, friendly, North Pennine village. Whichever way you travel you will find wonderful scenery. The Lake District is also accessible (though if you wanted to be visiting The Lakes everyday you may want somewhere closer).
Despite the village's size there is a swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi that can be hired very reasonably within a minutes walk from the house ( the kids loved it). There is also a local friendly bar and a small children's play area.
The village also has a little Post Office that carries most essentials. The village of Alston about 3.5 miles away has more shops. We found Penrith to be the nearest town for shopping.
It is so peaceful, well away from the hustle and bustle, a fantastic place to relax.

The Old Smithy is a lovely old house, clean, tidy, quirky and a great place for a large family group. There's plenty of space, room to spread out and it is well equipped. It is very reasonably priced.

Every contact with the owners was helpful and pleasant.

We would all recommended staying at The Old Smithy, Garrigill.

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Management Response
Aug 4, 2017
Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed it
Paul and Angela
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Chris T
Wigan, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great getaway”
Reviewed May 24, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Nine of us booked the cottage for the weekend. It is an ideal getaway if its peace and quiet you're after. The cottage itself is clean, spacious and ideally located on its own piece of land in the centre of the village. There is a small, friendly bar in St. John's Spa located about 100 yards from the cottage, where you can get a pint of reasonably priced real ale and a bite to eat. There are several walks you can take, from the short and gentle to a 4 mile walk through the valley down to Alston, where several pubs are located selling fine ales and superb food. Loved the whole experience and have already booked again for later in the year. Highly recommended.

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Management Response
May 26, 2017
Glad you enjoyed it, see you later in the year!
Thanks
Paul and Angela
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