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The Smithy

The Smithy
18 reviews
The Smithy
Living Room
Skiddaw from the cottage
Dining Room
Downstairs Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Second Bedroom
View to Walla Crag
Skiddaw dusted in snow
View from Kings How (short walk from cottage)
Sunset over Derwentwater
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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Borrowdale, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England
The Smithy, a traditional slate built semi-detached 3 bedroom Lakeland Cottage was built some 300 years ago and, as the name suggests, was originally a Smithy. Situated in the beautiful Borrowdale valley, it has been fully refurbished to make a real home from home, the perfect place for those who want a relaxed self-catering holiday in the heart of the Lake District National Park and a chance to 'chill-out' and 're-charge the batteries'.

Inside Details

3 Bedrooms - Master with King size bed, Bedroom 2 with 4' divan (luxury single or cosy double) and downstairs bedroom with single bed. All beds have luxury Egyptian Cotton linen. A travel cot is available (please provide own bedding).

Fully equipped kitchen with ceramic hob, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine/dryer. Adjoining dining ar...
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About the Owner, Bob & Annie D
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Jan 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 18 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL303349
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English first
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 26, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Very well equipped and comfortable accommodation, with easy access to many of the Lake District's main attractions, including shops in Keswick, Derwent Water and wonderful walks

Colchester, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

The title says it all! The cottage was very spacious and comfortable, with stunning views of Cat Bells. Only 4 miles from Keswick, so handy for getting supplies. The owners are very helpful and attentive too. My husband and I will definitely stay there again.

North East
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 26, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The location is amazing. Close to Derwentwater Lake. Fantastic views of Borrowdale Valley. Booking was swift and owners extremely helpful with prompt replies for a few queries we had before booking. On arrival on a chilly evening the Cottage was lovely and warm. There is absolutely everything you would ever need to make your stay complete. Outside there is a...

  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
    1 Full
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Feb 10, 2018 -
Feb 23, 2018
10-Feb-2018 - 24-Feb-2018
7 nights
Feb 24, 2018 -
Mar 23, 2018
24-Feb-2018 - 24-Mar-2018
7 nights
Mar 24, 2018 -
Mar 30, 2018
24-Mar-2018 - 31-Mar-2018
7 nights
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About the neighborhood
The Borrowdale valley is situated some 4 miles from Keswick at the end of Derwentwater. It is claimed by many, including the famous walker Alfred Wainwright, to be the most beautiful valley in the Lake District and is noted for the ancient oak woodland that clothes the valley slopes. The valley is home to a range of wildlife including deer and red squirrels.

There are a number of picturesque villages such as Grange(15 minutes walk from The Smithy),Rosthwaite and Seatoller. Grange and Rosthwaite both have excellent cafes. A shuttle bus travels between Keswick and Seatoller on a regular basis providing easy access if you don't want to take the car.

There are numerous walks directly from the cottage including the popular Catbells and paths around the lake to Keswick. Access to the highe...
Car advised
How to get there
The Smithy is best approached from Junction 40 (Penrith) of the M6. Take the A66 towards Keswick. Ignore the first Keswick exit, and proceed to the roundabout. Turn left for Keswick and Borrowdale. Proceed through the town centre following the signs for Borrowdale B5289.

Continue on the B5289 passing Derwentwater on your right. You will pass the Lodore Hotel and the Borrowdale Hotel on your left. The Smithy is 200 metres past the Borrowdale Hotel on your left.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 37.3 mi.
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