Blacksmiths Cottage

Pooley Bridge, Cumbria & The Lake District (Ref. 972346)

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  • Blacksmiths Cottage - Lake District - 972346 - photo 1
  • Customer Rating: 3.3 / 4 out of 4

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Mr Bamber

    “To be fair this is more a positive review on Blacksmiths Cottage rather than on Sykes Cottages.”

    ...

    Because this was our 4th visit we did not first read any reviews or descriptions. As well as being in a beautiful location, the cottage is a delight to stay in, being a wonderful base for splendid walks and a peaceful, cosy place to rest on returning. In our view it is the best place to stay in Cumbria. This was the first time we had to call the owner, Nick, as we managed to blow the circuit breaker. Even though he was out of the country, Nick responded very promptly and sorted things out - thanks again, Nick! Because of a commitment on Remembrance Sunday we had originally booked a short break at the cottage but after thinking about it we called Sykes and asked to change the booking to a full week so that we would not have to worry about our time of arrival. It was only later we realised that we had been charged more in total than we would have been had we booked a full week in the first place. I can understand an argument about administration charges but at a quiet time of the year, with such a simple change, it seems a bit of a shame that the opportunity was taken to charge extra.

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
Facilities -
78/100
* Average score of 8 customer ratings

The property

A charming and romantic 17th-century cottage located in the heart of the Lake District.

Situated in the centre of Pooley Bridge on the northeastern edge of Ullswater, this cosy cottage is within five minutes' drive of local attractions including the Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens. The cottage has a wood-burning stove, an open rural outlook to the rear along with a private garden to enjoy and a patio and outdoor dining area. Blacksmiths Cottage has been luxuriously appointed with designer fabrics and antique country style furniture.

The property maintains many of its original features and will transport visitors back in time as they relax in the lounge in front of the cosy wood-burning stove.

The lounge and dining area is comfortable and cosy and the kitchen is well set up with fridge, dishwasher, oven, hob and microwave.

There is one bedroom with a king-size bed on the first floor and the bathroom has a double shower cubicle. The private garden boasts a patio and outdoor dining area with fantastic Lakeland views.

There is a lockable outdoor shed suitable for bike storage. Pooley Bridge is a popular destination for tourists with ample fantastic hiking on the doorstep.

Pooley Bridge is very well serviced with local shops, pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance from Blacksmiths Cottage.

There are excellent transport links in Pooley Bridge too, with both buses and ferry links close by.

Enjoy a challenging walk up Helvellyn or Fairfield Peak, or enjoy some more relaxed walks along the lower level lakeside paths.

Within easy walking distance there are also water sports activities, pony trekking and cruises on the lake. The cottage is perfect for couples looking for a quiet Lake District escape where they can relax, unwind and enjoy the stunning scenery of the northern Lakes.

Accuracy of the listing -
84/100
* Average score of 8 customer ratings

Accommodation

1 x King Size traditional bed on the first floor. Beautifully appointed bedroom with views of the fells. Bathroom with underfloor heating, double shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.

Comfort -
84/100
Cleanliness -
88/100
* Average score of 8 customer ratings

Amenities

  • Wood burning stove with initial supply of wood provided.A further supply of logs is available in the green log bin beside the patio doors
  • Dining area and lounge with beamed ceiling, TV and DVD
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Off-road parking and lockable shed for bicycle storage
  • Private garden with view of fells and adjoining fields and an outdoor dining area
  • One bedroom with King Size Bed
  • Bed linen and towels provided

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About the location

POOLEY BRIDGE

Penrith 6 miles.

The picturesque village of Pooley Bridge sits on the northerly edge of Lake Ullswater in the Lake District National Park. The name Pooley came to be due to the forming of a large pool, which was left by the fast flowing River Eamont, and the word Bridge was later added when a bridge, which is now 250 years old, was built over the river. Pooley Bridge has many traditional inns and tempting tea rooms, plus the Ullswater Steamers depart from the village, from where a tranquil cruise down the lake to the villages of Glenridding and Howtown can be enjoyed. There are numerous walks with breathtaking views nearby, plus a short walk up to Dunmallard Hill reveals fascinating Iron-Age remains, whilst the towns of Penrith and Keswick are within driving distance. Pooley Bridge is an ideal base for a cottage holiday stay in the stunning Lake District.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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