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Blacksmith Cottage

Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 928202)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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Reviews & Ratings

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent location for staying."

    All amenities within walking distance

    Reviewed by ArthurSep 2021

  • "Friendly helpful owners cottage close to shops pubs and restaurants and river walk lovely town"

    Thank you for your comments. Sorry that you gave an average score for cleanliness. I'm aware of the problem with the frying pan but if there was any other areas that needed addressing, please let me know and I will mention to the cleaner. any suggestions for improvement are always appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TeresaAug 2021

  • "A gorgeous cottage and the hosts are very accommodating."

    Welcome pack was a nice surprise :)

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2021

  • "Great cottage in a great location in lovely town looking forward to our next visit."

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "Excellent location away from the crowds of main Lake District resorts."

    Cottage very comfortable with all amenities expected and perfect for a couple with a dog. Owners (and their little dog) live in adjoining property and have fenced off pleasant garden area for use with this cottage. Very short walk to park to exercise dog off lead, riverside walk and to Crown and Cushion which is dog friendly with good pub quality food. Would recommend a visit to Hutton in the Forest which is dog friendly (on lead) with shady walk through woodland.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2021

  • "Third visit to this cottage in appleby, will be going again."

    Quiet location, lovely garden, 2 minutes from high street, pubs, butchers, grocers, spar, etc. Still plenty to see and do, there is a gym and swimming pool, amazing scenery all round. Looking forward to next year. Gill and Andy are friendly and have great local knowledge, buddy the dog is pretty nice too! My dog likes him.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2021

  • "Great location, extremely warm and comfortable cottage, parking in front of property."

    Nice welcome kit.

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2021

  • "Very convieniently situated 2 minutes walk ftom the town."

    Cleanliness was of the highest standard and the cottage was well equipped and comfortable. Off road parking was important as there are parking restrictions in Doomgate. Good walks from the property particularly along the Rive Eden. Good local shops and plenty of pubs and eateries. Owners live next door and were always on hand if needed without being intrusive. Would gladly use Blacksmith's cottage again.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2020

  • "Property nice and clean,proper clovid precautions taken."

    We have been here before,and will probably do so again

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Close to nature reserve and castles. Short drive from the lakes. Owners were friendly and helpful. Had a wonderful week even if the weather didn’t want to be kind.. hoping to return next year. Clean, comfortable all I could wish for.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2020

  • "It was perfect for us the owners."

    We're very nice and we liked the welcome pack. The town of appleby had a lot to offer. Certainly would come again.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "The location was excellent for all local amenities."

    There was plenty of room in the cottage. The garden was lovely it’s just a shame we couldn’t utilise it because of the weather. Great base for exploring the Pennines and Lake District areas. Very dog friendly too. A very lively stay

    Reviewed by SaraAug 2020

  • "Everything was better than expected."

    Location was great just a short stroll from the town & the riverside walks. Comfortable inside, not the biggest down stairs space but enough, for 3 people. Kitchen well equipped and everything worked./ Outside the raised garden area & patio area with table & chairs plus a swing seat were great. Friendly owners next door, none intrusive but there if anything needed Excellent stay, we will hope to stay again

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "The location of cottage close to town centre and park but also quietly situated."

    Owners were very pleasant and helpful and cottage beautiful.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location."

    The owners are friendly and welcoming and are on hand if needed for help and advice. I highly recommend this holiday cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by Sally-annJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage excellent location or all amenities, owners were very friendly and nothing were too much trouble."

    . their only concern were that you had a lovely stay to which we did. Visited a lot of places and enjoyed every minute of it. Weather treat us good too would definitely recommend this cottage to those who would like a quite relaxing week or a full on adventure week .. plenty to do and see for every one and all ages.. we will be back x and a big thank you to mr and Mrs Forrester x

    Reviewed by MandyNov 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a stunning little town, conveniently placed for shops, pubs and a beautiful scenic walk around the river."

    The cottage had everything we required and the owners, ( next door), were friendly and available if required but not intrusive. We would certainly go back!

    Reviewed by LorraineOct 2019

  • "Lovely cosy little cottage more than adequate for a couple."

    Very handy for the centre of Appleby and easy walk to the local hostelries . Short walk along the river and back just right for our

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2019

  • "Owners welcoming but not intrusive and the cottage was immaculate."

    One double room and one single and huge bathroom . The tiered rear garden was lovely but has steps to reach it river was a 5 min walk away with one bank having a tarmac path which leads to the town and the other bank to a wooded area. The surrounding country side is gorgeous. We would recommend this cottage and will certainly add it to our "return to" list of cottages wall family stayed 11-14 October 2019

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2019

  • "Great little cottage."

    Very central host very accommodating. Had our little dog with us made feel very welcome. Will be back

    Reviewed by DanielSep 2019

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a lovely part of Appleby."

    Everything you need to make your week complete. Second time we've stayed at this cottage and definitely go back again. Central for the Yorkshire dales and the Lake District.

    Reviewed by MSep 2019

  • "We had a very good time at the cottage , location in the town was excellent very close to the shops and pubs, good walks ."

    The owners of the cottage where very friendly and very helpful. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2019

  • "This cottage is very central for all amenities and very well equipped, The owners very very helpful."

    My wife is disabled and uses a motorbility scooter, there is a covered area at the back of house for storage which we found very helpful and every pavement in the town had slopes for easy access. The walks around the river are very good or picnics and well preserved, would recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2019

  • "Excellent cottage with everything you need."

    Beautiful garden to sit out. Handy for being near town centre for the shops and pubs but a quiet little haven back at the cottage.

    Reviewed by EileenJun 2019

  • "Andy and Gill very welcoming."

    We felt at home straight away. Will definitely be back next year. There are lots of villages close by to discover with cafes and pubs that accept dogs and serve good food. The walk along the river is so peaceful, otters if your very lucky. A couple of very good butchers, greengrocers and of course the bakery.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2019

  • "This is the second time we have been to blacksmith's Cottage, and it was very bit as nice as the first, hopefully returning later this year."

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2019

  • "Nice cottage, nice owners, good area for a base; Hare and Hounds Pub was good and the Crown and Cushion not bad; very relaxing time in Appleby; chilled little Town."

    Reviewed by TerryMar 2019

  • "We had a great week in this lovely cozy cottage."

    It had everything we needed and the owners couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. Appleby is a great place to explore the Lake District and North Yorkshire from.

    Reviewed by MarionFeb 2019

  • "The cottage was very cosy and comfortable."

    It is very well equipped and we experienced a very warm welcome from the owners.

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2019

  • "I lost my beautiful Doberman, Toby, aged 10 years 9 months, on 27th December, to lymphoma while staying at the cottage."

    The owner, Mr Forrester, who lives next door, was a marvelous man who's help and kindness during this awful event will be remembered all my life.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, nice & close to the village which is a really bustling little place."

    Lots of independent shop, but if you need a big shop, possible call in else where. Would definitely recommend the cottage

    Reviewed by SaraOct 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in the heart of Appleby."

    Appleby is a lovely small town with everything on your doorstep. Lovely walks. Ideal for dog lovers. Scenery to die for. Will certainly go back.

    Reviewed by MSep 2018

  • "This is our third holiday at Blacksmith Cottage and we would still highly recomend it, very peacefull place to stay and just around the corner from small town centre with eating places and shops and some really nice walks."

    Really nice clean cottage and the owners, Gill and Andy are friendly and helpful as are the local residents in the area.

    Reviewed by GretaSep 2018

  • "Ideal location for sight seeing."

    Very comfortable cottage. Owners very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2018

  • "Very nice cottage clean lots of nice extra wee things put in to make your stay special"

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2018

  • "Cottage in excellent position for exploring three counties."

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2018

  • "A nice clean, comfortable and quite cottage run by friendly owners with Buddy the westie!"

    . Would be happy to recommend for a relaxing break on the edge of the Lake District.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage friendly owners charming village locals very friendly ..."

    Lovely comfortable cottage friendly owners charming village locals very friendly stunning countryside all in all excellent

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2018

  • "The location to the town was just right away from the hubbub."

    Garden was very well tended. Shops in town excellent good variety. Owners very friendly, nice cake! Easy access to the surrounding areas. In fact so good we're going again can't wait.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJun 2018

  • "Well we loved it so much we booked another week when we were there going back in ..."

    Well we loved it so much we booked another week when we were there going back in August it has everything you need and more

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2018

  • "Blacksmith cottage was warm and comfortable, and was well equipped with everything we needed."

    The owners were very helpful but not intrusive. Appleby itself was lovely!

    Reviewed by DeborahApr 2018

  • "Sadly we had to cut our visit short which was a huge disappointment as this property is perfect."

    Situated on a quiet street, spotlessly clean and very well maintained There is also a lovely outside space. Briefly met the owner who were very friendly and welcoming. Had a lovely time there

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2018

  • "It is a lovely cottage with very friendly welcoming but not intrusive owners living next door."

    right in the town but on a quiet street with little traffic Very comfortable and although the garden is shared with the owners We didnt find that a problem.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2018

  • "Warm welcome from Gill and Andy,lovely clean cottage,nice walks and plenty of places to eat out,would highly reccomend."

    Reviewed by GretaMar 2018

  • "The cottage is lovely."

    It has everything you need. We were there during the Beast from the East, so cold, but the cottage was warm and snug. We would love to go back in the summer.

    Reviewed by SharenFeb 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday in Blacksmiths Cottage."

    The cottage was extremely clean and very cosy. We had everything we needed, and the owners of the cottage, who live next door, made sure we knew that if we needed any assistance, they were on hand to help. The owners weren’t at all intrusive though - we saw them on the day we arrived and the day we left. They are very friendly and approachable. Appleby is a lovely town, with a historic church which is well worth a visit. There are local shops for anything you need, including a Spar and a Co-op. The local chip shop is very good, as is the local bakery. Lowther Castle is well worth a visit (about half an hour away), and the waterfall at Rutter Force is beautiful. If you have a dog, there is a great circular walk down by the river Eden. We even spotted a couple of red squirrels (which we don’t have in Scotland). All in all, a perfect cottage and a great wee holiday. We would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by MaryNov 2017

  • "Lovely causey comfortable cottage,nice garden and drying area at the rear."

    Close to centre of Appleby but quiet,car parking a bonus.Owner friendly and helpfully,would certainly return.

    Reviewed by EileenOct 2017

  • "Booking was extremely easy."

    Cottage itself was very clean and comfortable with all the necessary facilities. Owners very friendly and approachable. Excellent location for town. All in all very satisfied. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2017

  • "We were very happy with the cottage and location."

    The owners were friendly and helpful. I would recommend Blacksmith Cottage to anyone considering a stay in the area.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2017

  • "The cottage is clean and comfortable."

    The owners are friendly and non intrusive. The only thing I was aware of was traffic noise outside the house at night, If you are not used to this, it might be an issue.

    Reviewed by WilmaJun 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable,cosy and very clean,had anything you needed."

    Its in a good location,the big garden was lovely for our dog,the owners of the cottage was friendly,thanks for the welcome pack,the weather was warm for us for all week, would like to stay again.thank you.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage near the center of Appleby."

    Well positioned for days out on the bus or train. Lovely owners were only too pleased to make sure our holiday was very comfortable and we felt at home. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2016

  • "I live in london so the best thing for me was the peace and quiet, hearing the birds and the fabulous scenery."

    Reviewed by VanessaAug 2016

  • "The house was great, just as expected."

    It had everything we required and the owners were friendly and helpful. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2016

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean."

    The owners were very friendly. It would be hard to improve on this cottage. We loved it.

    Reviewed by GJul 2016

  • "Blacksmith Cottage was restful and very quiet, good walks locally for the dog and nice area round about."

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2016

  • "A nice comfy Cottage in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2016

  • "Our holiday was just what we wanted, nice and relaxing."

    The cottage was in an excellent position. The owner of the cottage greeted us on our arrival.

    Reviewed by AngieJun 2016

  • "A lovely welcome from the owners."

    It was an excellent base for exploring The Lakes and The Eden Valley. Everything about the cottage was great and we would recommend it to our friends.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2016

  • "This cottage was homely enough to feel like we'd moved home temporarily, and were living amongst locals like the owners next door rather than being in a group of holiday properties."

    We liked being in the centre of the town, and were pleased to be part of Appleby's economic revival after the winter flood damage.The decoration, style and furnishings were clean, smart and comfortable.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2016

  • "The cottage was well-equipped, warm and comfortable during a period of awful weather."

    It was centrally placed for the town's amenities. The owners were friendly and helpful. We would visit again in hopefully better weather. We enjoyed some local walks and the local shops and pubs, and always looked forward to returning to the cottage. It was particularly nice to be able to have our dog with us. In better weather the lovely garden would have well-used.

    Reviewed by MikeNov 2015

  • "Extremely helpful and friendly hosts."

    The property is situated in an ideal area for exploring the Lake District, The Scottish Borders, The Yorkshire Dales and The Northern Pennines.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2015

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The property

This attractive terraced cottage, a former blacksmith’s cottage is situated on a quiet lane, just a short walk from the centre of the ancient market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

This delightful old cottage provides an ideal base for exploring the Lakeland fells, with miles of pathways to discover, and with the added benefit of all the town’s excellent amenities on the doorstep.

Warm and cosy throughout, this charming cottage is most welcoming with a well laid-out sitting room with original ceiling beam, a leather suite and access through to a well-equipped kitchen/diner.

The kitchen then leads out to a raised patio area and above that is a very pretty garden; a tranquil and elegant spot to soak up the sun, read a good book and enjoy your favourite tipple.

The two bedrooms are pleasantly furnished and styled and a good-sized bathroom ensures that guests have all they could ask for in this lovely Lakeland cottage.

This holiday home is a short walk to the main high street, Boroughgate, which is described as being one of the finest in England, and it’s also only a short walk to the river where you can walk past the cricket ground and out along the river bank where friendly ducks and even an occasional elusive otter can be sighted.

Spend time exploring the magnificent countryside or take a trip on the famous Settle-Carlisle railway line and visit the likes of Settle and Skipton to take in the Yorkshire countryside before crossing the famous Ribblehead Viaduct.

To the west of Appleby is the Lake District whose northern and central lakes are within easy reach, and to the east lie the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With the Yorkshire Dales, Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish Borders all within easy reach makes any holiday in this wonderful area a memorable one.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area and gas fire.
  • Electric central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing/dryer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Raised patio leading to mature garden area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Stone steps lead down from the patio to the rear entrance door and to the mature garden

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About the location


Penrith 14 miles.

The historic town of Appleby-in-Westmorland lies in a loop of the River Eden and is overlooked by the North Pennines, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Lake District Fells showing on the western horizon. Set at the heart of the lush Eden Valley and steeped in history, this is one of the loveliest towns in the north of England and was originally the county town of Westmorland. Appleby is nestled between the Lakes and Yorkshire Dales, so guests can enjoy the contrasting scenery of these two National Parks, plus numerous walking and cycling opportunities as well as the fantastic leisure centre in the town. Appleby has a wonderful selection of quality independent shops, cafes and delicatessens selling locally produced food and crafts. The picturesque street of Boroughgate, with some interesting old buildings, is at the heart of the town and links the well-preserved Norman Castle with the fine medieval Church of St. Lawrence. Appleby is a major stop on the Settle-Carlisle Railway, which is one of the most beautiful railway journeys in Britain, and still today many of the old steam trains wend their way along this line and over the historic and awe-inspiring Ribblehead viaduct. With the delightful Ullswater and the magnificent Lake District within easy reach, this is an ideal holiday location.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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