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The Old Smithy Garrigill Cumbria CA9 3DS

The front of Old Smithy situated in the village centre on the village green
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31 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
Ground Floor open plan kitchen corner door leading to toilet and washbasin
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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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Garrigill, Lake District, Cumbria, England
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 co...
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About the Owner, Paul W
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : May 2012
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 31 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL246936
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Very good - based on 31 reviews
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English first
maria ele...
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

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...

Management response:

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
Reviewed 28 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

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...

Management response:

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 9 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Management response:

Thanks for the review and glad you enjoyed it. Thanks Paul and Angela


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  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Double Beds:(3)
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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...
    1 Shower
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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20 Dec 2017 -
3 Jan 2018
Christmas and New Year
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About the neighbourhood
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.<BR>Local events:<BR>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.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 70.0 km
Railway: Penrith: 30.0 km
Ferry: Newcastle (Port of Tyne): 80.0 km
From Penrith:<BR>Drive 22 mins east along the A686, at Alston follow the B6277 4 miles to Garrigill.In 2001 this route was nominated one of the top ten most scenic drives in the world.<BR><BR>From Carlisle:<BR>45 mins south east of Carlisle, towards Brampton (Jct 44 M6 on A689), at Brampton turn right towards Alston (A689), then follow to Garrigill (B6277).<BR><BR>From the South:<BR>60 mins north of Scotch Corner, follow to Barnard Castle (A66), at Barnard Castle turn off towards Middleton-in-Teesdale (B6277), drive through the beautiful Tees Valley towards Alston. Before Alston turn off at Garrigill.<BR><BR>From the East:<BR>50 mins south west of Hexham, follow towards Carlisle (A69), turn left just before Haydon Bridge towards A... more
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby.
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