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Blacksmiths Cottage

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

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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31 Customer Review(s)

  • K

    “The cottage was spotless and very comfortable and a good size for two people.”


    We arrived in the village in mid afternoon when a cheeky peep through the window revealed that the cottage was ready early. The private parking next to the cottage was important as Pooley Bridge is a popular area and soon fills with visitors. Inside the cottage, the generous welcome pack was appreciated and added to the positive first impressions. We had weather varying from hot sunshine through to snow and hail through which the cottage stayed cosy, sometimes helped by the log burner. The shower and comfortable bed easily accommodated a taller visitor. Guests, unsteady on their feet, may struggle with the flagstone kitchen floor and steep, narrow stairs which are in keeping with the age of the property. There plenty of walks that can start from the cottage door and some pubs, small shops and a good restaurant close by for when you get back.

    - K, March 2022

The property

This is a romantic and charming 17th century cottage, situated in the heart of Pooley Bridge.

The cottage is sure to appeal to couples looking for a cosy, luxury Lake District 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 Helvellyn 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 and TV. 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.

Further supply of logs is available in the green log bin beside patio doors. 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.


  • 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.
  • 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 and TV
  • Electric oven and hob, larder fridge (no freezer), 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £50.

About the location


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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas