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The Smithy

Ambleside, Cumbria

Stunning barn conversion for two in the heart of the Lake District, boasting a luxurious interior and breathtaking fell views.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
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£195-280 per night

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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

How to book

The Smithy is owned and managed by Jess Manley.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Jess Manley.

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£195-280 per night
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The highlights
  • Newly refurbished cottage in a truly incredible location.
  • The perfect base from which to explore the Lake District, with fantastic walks from the door, and the picturesque village of Grasmere.
  • After a day of adventure, why not spend cosy evenings, curled up by the log-burning stove in the living area?
  • Relax in the delightful garden, soaking up the idyllic surroundings and views of the crags and mountains that shroud the farm.
  • Don’t fancy cooking? Book a table at the Bistro, an onsite restaurant serving up hearty British food made from outstanding local ingredients (some from the farm!).
  • Pets welcome, bring along your furry friend!

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You should know
  • Two-night minimum stay.
  • Dog-friendly home (additional fee).
  • Babes in arms welcome.

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Hydropower

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Passivhaus / airtight construction

Heat pumps / Heat recovery ventilation system

Repurposed / renovated building

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EV charging point

Biodiversity improvement actions

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Other green credentials

Biomass Boiler

100% green energy supplier

Vehicle-free access

Rainwater harvesting

Other environmental award

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Draft-proofed to a very high level

Very high levels of insulation

Recycling of all recyclable waste

All food waste composted

Superior double or triple glazed windows

All energy efficient appliances

Eco cleaning products

Eco toiletries

100% recycled toilet tissue, kitchen rolls, etc

Organic and ethically sourced soap / shampoo

Responsibly sourced firewood

100% local produce in welcome pack

Public transport accessible

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The detail

The Smithy is the latest addition to The Yan, an idyllic farm conversion in the heart of the Lake District National Park. The detached, one-bedroom cottage is tucked away in a picturesque yard, ideally positioned to make the most of the stunning views across the crags and fells. Once the farm’s blacksmiths, the 19th-century property has been transformed into a luxurious holiday home. It is the perfect haven to return to after a day out exploring the Lakes and makes a wonderful romantic retreat. And if you’ve worked up an appetite, why not eat at the onsite restaurant, a rustic bistro renowned for its family-style hospitality and menu full of hearty British classics that showcase brilliant local produce?

The Smithy has been carefully refurbished into a contemporary home, retaining original features like the high ceiling and exposed wooden beams. All on one floor, it is small but expertly formed and finished with premium furnishings and high-quality fixtures. The main space comprises of an open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. A cosy room where guests can fire up the log-burning stove, snuggle up on the comfy sofa and watch a movie on the 55” 4K smart TV. The kitchen is bright and modern, well equipped with everything you could need to cook up a storm. Don’t fancy cooking? Why not have breakfast or dinner delivered from the Bistro?

French doors in the living area open out to an enclosed, south-facing garden with outdoor seating and BBQ. A lovely spot for alfresco dining or simply relaxing with a glass of something cold, watching the lambs roam the nearby fields or the sunset over the crag. When it’s time to sleep, you can retreat to the delightful suite, where a sumptuous king size bed awaits. A light and airy bathroom with a bath and shower completes the property. Crisp white linen, fluffy towels and Pure Lake toiletries are provided for your stay. Optional extras include fresh eggs from the farm’s ducks and hens, champagne and extra wood for the log burner, all delivered to your door.

The Smithy couldn’t be better located. The Lake District is quite literally on its doorstep, as are many excellent footpaths and trails, lakes, tarns and rivers (ideal for wild swimming!). Grasmere is also just a short stroll away, a beautiful village home to many great shops, cafes and pubs. There are plenty of other things to keep you occupied, including visiting Beatrix Potter’s House or an action-packed day out at Go Ape. You’ll find an information booklet with some of the best walks, attractions and activities at the cottage, just make sure to bring suitable clothing and footwear if you plan on exploring the fells and valleys.

Features
Essential
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Dog Friendly
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • EV Charging Point
  • Heating
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Fridge
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair
Bed/Bath
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • Smart TV/FireStick
  • Netflix
  • Sonos/Smart Speaker
Outside
  • BBQ
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
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  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub
£195-280 per night
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Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 2 nights

SAVE TO WISHLIST
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How to book

The Smithy is owned and managed by Jess Manley.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Jess Manley.

Request To Book
Detailed pricing info

Any day arrival, two night minimum stay.
Longer stay discount applied depending on length of stay.

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