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“Lovely cottage”

Review of The Smithy

The Smithy
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22 reviews
The Smithy
Living Room
Skiddaw from the cottage
Dining Room
Kitchen
Bathroom
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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Overview
Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Borrowdale, Keswick, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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kim h
Banbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed 29 June 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We spent a week in The Smithy in April. The cottage is lovely! Comfortable, quiet, lovely views and in a great location. One of the best cottages we have stayed in and we hope to return. Big thumbs up from us and our 6 year old who loved it!

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Liked best: lovely bedrooms and views
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ms_j_Subt...
Salisbury Wiltshire
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54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“top quality accommodation in lovely surroundings”
Reviewed 22 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

I can only echo previous reviews. A very well equipped cottage, everything you could need. Comfortable beds, lovely bedding, fresh modern decor, clear instructions, excellent wifi connection plenty of books, guides and maps. Fantastic scenery. Easy access to surrounding areas including great local Theatre on the Lake at Keswick.

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Nicola P
York, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Simply remarkable. The Smithy is a perfect holiday cottage for a holiday in the Lakes.”
Reviewed 27 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Simply stunning, we have just returned from a lovely week at The Smithy, the location of the house was perfect, 4 miles from Keswick, 1 mile from the Lodore boat landing, and with multiple walks right from the front door, either easy rambles or more serious climbs, the only time we used the car was the day it rained!
The Smithy is very well equipped, the fire was perfect on our chilly evenings, the hot water took a bit of getting used to, we did need to boots the hot water a couple of times and i suspect with a full house the boost would need to be used daily, but this did not stop us from enjoying our stay.
We are already checking our diaries to see when we can book another stay at The Smithy.
Highly recommended.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing, although the hot water took a bit of working out to get at the right level each day.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: Stunning scenery
Liked least: Soft bed
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 30 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Thestunning views from the house.
Liked least: No mobile phone coverage.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Regensburg, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 21 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Liked best: Typisches englisches Cottages
Travelling group: Family with Teenagers
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