Blacksmiths Cottage is a romantic and charming 17th century cottage sleeping two, situated in the heart of Pooley Bridge. The cottage is sure to appeal to couples looking for a cosy atmospheric cottage to relax, unwind and take in the stunning scenery of the Northern Lakes.
Located on the north eastern edge of Ullswater, Pooley Bridge is a popular holiday destination with a wealth of amenities from local shops, pubs, restaurants within walking distance; local water sport centres, pony trekking and cruises on the lake to name but a few. Ullswater has many walks for all abilities; either low walks, High Street or the more challenging Helv...ellyn towering over the lake with stunning views guaranteed.
Blacksmiths Cottage is located within the village, with open rural outlook to the rear and is within a 5 minute drive of the renowned Dalemain Mansion and Historic Gardens, which has won Garden of the Year 2013 and a 10 minute drive to the county town of Penrith. The cottage has recently been refurbished to a high standard and is now luxuriously appointed with designer fabrics and using antique and country style furniture whilst retaining many original features. Excellent public transport links by bus or ferry within walking distance.
The cottage has electric wall heating and comprises:
* Dining/lounge with beamed ceiling, cosy wood burning stove set in a sandstone fireplace, comfortable easy chairs, TV and DVD.
* Kitchen with electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher.
* First floor: Spacious double bedroom with King size traditional bed with co-ordinated linens, easy seating with open views to the fells beyond.
* Luxuriously appointed bathroom with under floor heating, double shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
* All electric, bed linen and towels provided.
* Initial supply of logs provided.
* Wi-Fi available.
* Off road parking 50 yards away and a lockable shed to store bicycles.
* Relaxing cottage garden with open aspect over the adjoining fields to the nearby fells.Read more
BLACKSMITHS COTTAGE, Pooley Bridge, Ullswater Pooley Bridge, Cumbria, England
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All prices include all taxes, gas, electric and bed linen. Please check property description to see if towels, logs, coal and cots are included free of charge or at a supplement. If a pet friendly property, the charge is £20 per pet per week/part week. Please telephone or email us for short break availability and prices.
Thank you for your review of your stay at Blacksmiths Cottage.
We are pleased you thought the property was beautifully furnished and you enjoyed the location of the property.
Lakes Cottage Holidays hopes to welcome you back to Blacksmiths Cottage or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the future.
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Left on 11/22/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | Yorkshire Couple
The hot water broke - it did get fixed however we never got a single apology.
No welcome pack - there is some information which is very dated that is shut away in a draw.
No bin bags provided.
The cottage is rather cold - only has storage heaters which you can not alter and there is not one in the bedroom.
Nothing terrible about the cottage but overall not a great one (and we have stayed at a few).
We had a brilliant week but that was largely down to the splendid Lakes! Read more
We are very sorry that there was an unforeseen circumstance whilst you were at the property that the hot water system was not producing hot water. According to our notes, you called us in the morning and the hot water system was fixed by approximately 2pm the same day.
Points raised in reviews are very important to Lakes Cottage Holidays and we have passed on your comments to the owner of the property. The owner lit the fire in the living room for your arrival and there is a radiator in the wardrobe in the bedroom for guest's use for additional heating.
Lakes Cottage Holidays hopes to welcome you back to one of our cottages in the future.
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Cosy, comfortable and luxurious
Left on 11/14/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Tom
We had a fantastic stay at this beautifully decorated cottage and very cosy cottage. Views of the fields and hills and fantastic location just a couple of minutes walk from Ullswater. Thoroughly recommended! Read more
We are delighted you have had a fantastic time at the property, enjoyed the views and location that the cottage has to offer.
Thank you for recommending this property!
Lakes Cottage Holidays hopes to welcome you back to Blacksmiths Cottage or another Lakes Cottage Holidays properties in the future.
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Christine and Darryl
East Peckham, Kent
A charming cottage in an ideal location
Left on 09/30/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Christine and Darryl
We loved the cottage, it was very cosy downstairs with everything we needed.Upstairs,the bedroom was a nice surprise as it was extremely spacious.The decor throughout was tasteful and it was a pleasure to stay there.The location was great for getting round the lakes,we even ventured into Scotland.It would have been nice to have had a small welcome pack with at least tea,coffee and milk. Read more
Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Blacksmiths Cottage, Pooley Bridge.
We are delighted to read you enjoyed your stay at the property including the location and the bedroom.
We hope to welcome you back to Blacksmiths Cottage or another Lakes Cottage Holidays property in the near future.
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Tim & Hilary
Romantic honeymoon location
Left on 08/02/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Tim & Hilary
Blacksmiths Cottage is positioned on the edge of Pooley Bridge with views out across open countryside. Although directly adjacent to the road it has it's own private garden, a lovely cottage style garden to the side. Parking is also accommodated for a short distance away. The property appointed internally to a high specification with good quality fixtures and fittings ( John Lewis, Laura ashley )
Blacksmiths Cottage has been well laid out internally and is spacious for two people, with all the comforts of home. For those visiting in the winter months there is also a wood burning stove to ensure warm evenings.
All local amenities are within a very short walking distance away ( inclusive of 3 Pubs ) and of course the beautiful Ullswater Lake itself.
We would highly recommend Blacksmiths Cottage for couples. We had a great stay and will be sure to return in the future.
Left on 03/31/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | p & j
Very cosy cottage,very well equipped and beautifully presented. Excellent location only 10 minutes from Penrith, perfect for walking and access to the steamer and a perfect base for exploring the rest of the Lakes. Good food available in the village. Would definitely go back.
Cosy cottage in a lovely little town and very accessible to stea
Left on 12/23/2012 for a stay in December 2012 | Oona Hempenstall
Very cosy cottage with extrembly comfortable bed, double shower and log burner fire. Arrived on a very cold day and the owners had kindly put fire on and heaters but took a day for the cottage to warm up as been vacant for a week. Plus no hot water but owner did sort out temporary fix. Sofa not so comfortable and missed washing machine especially with cold wet weather and somewhere to store ice for drinks but small points as loved this cottage. Location very accessible for steamer across Ullswater and gateway to stunning walks. Pooley Bridge hotel served amazing food. Everyone extrembly friendly. First experience in the Lakes and very memorable.
Realaxing, romantic stay in beautiful cottage in tranquil lakesi
Left on 05/27/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | Anna & Ben
We were impressed with the business like approach regarding arrangements for our arrival at the cottage. The cottage was beautiful - decorated to a very high standard with a very comfortable bed and a modern bathroom which was clean and well presented. It was lovely looking out of the window at breakfast each morning and seeing the lambs in the field next to the cottage. The only challenges we had were with the heating and hot water as these were pre-programmed and the storage heaters didn't give out very much heat. However, there was wood and coal for the fire and throws in the living room plus a bedspread which meant we were able to stay warm. For those who truly want to self cater the kitchen was small and could benefit from some better quality pots, pans and utensils. Parking was very conveniently located and the village had no shortage of local amenities plus there was a steam boat down to Ullswater only a short walk away. Overall a very enjoyable stay and somewhere we would definitely go again.
Left on 05/23/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Brian Page
First trip to the Lake District, great walking and scenery. Everyone is very friendly. Blacksmiths Cottage was like home from home, clean, bright and we enjoyed relaxing in front of the log fire. We will definately return to this cottage. If you go, The Sun pub is literally 3 minutes away friendly staff good beer and good food, enjoy!!!
Left on 01/16/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Barrie and Sue Pye
On arrival at the cottage we were delighted to find that it had been fully decorated for Christmas, with a warming fire, mince pies and a Christmas cake!
The cottage is perfect for two people and the location very convenient for the village and all the local amenities.
Whilst there is no parking at the cottage it's just a very short walk to the secluded parking behind the church.
The steep stairs could be a problem for some older visitors.
Left on 11/14/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | S&K
We loved this smart cottage,excellent location with great pubs(especially the Pooley Bridge Inn-fab food).The decor was great,not too chintzy,modern kitchen/bathroom,comfy bed in a big airy bedroom,everything you could need,and best of all beautiful log burner with plenty of logs.I think you should mention on the website that there is a parking permit inside the cottage for the nearby village hall carpark.We were a bit worried about parking until we found that!
Left on 11/10/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Mark
We loved the log fire and managed to find an excuse to build it every night - with supplied wood. Garden was well looked after and we did manage breakfast outside a few days dodging the rain! The massive shower was bliss although by partner would have preferred a bath. Only missing things were a bath and a freezer of some kind. beautiful bedroom and bathroom, very comfy lounge and all geared up for walkers. Parking over the road at the village hall couldn't be easier. A few mins walk to the pub and shops and a not far to the ferry. I would definitely recommend this cottage and would also go back again. It was also very quiet for time of year - maybe recession keeping people away?
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