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Smithy Cottage

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Dalston, Cumbria & The Lake District Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely quirky cottage!"

    Warm & clean with some beautiful woodwork & a lovely bathroom. Thank you for the relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a great time at Smithy Cottage."

    We arrived late and the lights were on making it feel so welcoming and there was a welcome note and gift from the owner. It is such an interesting place, quirky in the best sense, spacious, well-cared for and comfortable. The throws and log burner meant it was cosy, just right for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely and clean with everything thought out to make our stay as comfortable as possible."

    A great balance of charm with modern amenities. We had such a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Smithy cottage was amazing."

    Everything you could possibly need was there for you.Don,t hesitate,just book it.!!!!,you won,t be sorry.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at Smithy Cottage, such a beautiful home with everything we could need."

    The welcome pack and the toiletries in the bathroom were a lovely touch and we were very cosy and comfortable. We would definitely book again. Thank you Fiona

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Smithy Cottage."

    The log burner fire made the front room very cosy. The views are incredible and the cottage is very well equipped. Fully recommend.

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Apr 2023

  • "- House is very well equipped!"

    - Very quiet despite located very close to a street. - We even got a welcoming gift together with a nice - handwritten - letter! - There was free of charge wood for the open fireplace in the living room. We felt very, very welcome. And would certainly book it again if we spent some more holidays in that area - for sure!

    Reviewed by Christof5.0Apr 2023

  • "Amazing stay in a lovely well equipped cottage."

    They have thought of everything, kitchen had everything, games, books, toiletries. We took our 2 grandsons aged 4 and 8 and they loved it too. Presents were left for us all under the Xmas tree which was a lovely touch. The wifi was excellent. Plenty of space for everyone. An ideal base for getting around whilst thr cottage itself was lovely and tranquil. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Smithy Cottage which was our base while looking for a property in the area."

    Wonderful quirky cottage with lots of character features. Extremely well equipped kitchen and great welcome basket of goodies. Wood burner worked a treat and together with ‘Stanley’ the aga kept the cottage cosy. The bathroom had a fantastic shower and roll top bath and complimentary toiletries provided. The beds were comfy and there is plenty of storage upstairs. Great information pack on the cottage and surrounding area and lots of books for both touring and reading. Internet connection was good. Good communication from the owner before and during our stay, thank you Fiona and Steve.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Oil fired range cooker, microwave, Fridge
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc in rent
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Garden patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 2.4 miles

The property

This tasteful little cottage sits on a road between the villages of Dalston and Caldbeck, gateway to the Lake District National Park and the Northern Fells.

The cottage is on the walking route forming part of the Cumbrian Way and is used by keen cyclists following stage two of the Tour of Britain.

Boasting an array of original features, including sandstone floors, exposed stonework and beams, Smithy Cottage offers a character abode for families and friends.

The kitchen has been imaginatively designed and arranged with its sink in an alcove, wooden units and worktops, along with an oil-fired range and an array of appliances to support home-cooking.

Wander through to the spacious lounge, where you can kick back after a long day and chill beside the woodburning stove to discuss where next in Cumbria to explore.

French doors open out onto the pretty cottage garden with steps up to the raised patio seating area affording lovely views of the Pennines.

Relax in the luxury of the beautifully appointed bathroom with a roll-top bath and a large walk-in shower, then up to the first floor where the property has a double and a twin room sleeping up to four people.

The pretty picturesque village of Caldbeck, is an area not to be missed with easy, relaxing walks along the river with its cafes, craft shops and working water mill.

Set just north of the Lake District, be sure to take advantage of this beautiful National Park; head to Keswick where you can explore Keswick Musuem, Puzzling Place, and the Pencil Museum, as well as Hope Park and the Theatre by the Lake which are ideal for warmer evenings.

Venture further south along Ullswater, visit Aira Force Waterfall situated within a picturesque valley or put on your walking shoes and hike to the summit of Place Fell to enjoy remarkable views of the Lake District.

Alternatively, head to the historic city of Carlisle with its Cathedral, Castle and Museum, heading East from Carlisle will take you to Hadrian’s Wall, North you’ll cross the border into Scotland, West will take you to the seaside, North, South, East or West - an abundance of choices are yours!

With all this plus the beauty of the Lake District in striking distance a holiday at Smithy Cottage is sure to be filled with adventure.

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About the location


Carlisle 4.6 miles; Keswick 16 miles, Penrith 17.9 miles.

The village of Dalston sits within the Carlisle district of Cumbria, historically part of Cumberland. In the village square lies the red sandstone church of St Michael, dating back to the 13th century, whilst Dalston Hall is a magnificent Grade II listed building full of character and landscape gardens, which is often used as a wedding venue. About two miles south of Dalston is Rose Castle, the palace of the Bishops of Carlisle, which is not open to the public but may be viewed from the road. Carlisle can be reached in four and half miles, a 2000-year-old city with two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and one World Heritage Site, plus lots of pedestrianised shopping areas, award-winning malls, colourful farmer’s markets as well as a traditional Victorian indoor market. Dalston also provides good access to the beautiful North Pennines AONB and the Lake District National Park, making it a great base for outdoor enthusiasts.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas