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“Excellent.”
5 Smithy Brow front, with parking space
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5 Smithy Brow 2 & single seater easy chairs
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Very good
24 reviews
5 Smithy Brow front, with parking space
5 Smithy Brow
2 & single seater easy chairs
Lounge with books & games
Oak glasses cabinet in beamed ceiling lounge
Living flame gas fire, TV with satellite receiver
Well lit dining table
Kitchen: gas cooker & microwave
Kitchen: sink & view through to dining room & lounge
Double bedroom
Beamed ceiling double bedroom
Twin bedroom with chest of drawers
Twin bedroom with beamed ceiling
Bathroom with 3 piece suite
Bath with removable shower hose
Private parking space and bench to sit out in shadow
View out from front door, 5 minutes walk to shops, restaurants etc
Enjoy the sun relaxing in quiet seclusion
Bench to sit out on, facing south to cherry tree
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ambleside, Lake District, Cumbria, England

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Very good - based on 24 reviews
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joannebur...
Wigan, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent.”
Reviewed November 29, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

we have just returned from a 3 night stay at 5 Smithy Brow. Lovely cottage in a perfect location & we would certainly book again.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LoveTrave...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very nice but basic.”
Reviewed November 16, 2016 for a stay in November 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Ambleside is very busy and thriving with lots of places to eat out.There are loads of points of interest within driving distance and it is also well situated for walking and cycling.
This cottage would be ideal for someone who was not going to be in much also a very small car would be an advantage as it may help to avoid confrontations with the guests at number 4.
I have to be honest and say I would not rent this property again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Keekorok
Bucks
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely cosy cottage”
Reviewed November 10, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

My friend and I stayed at Smithy Brow this month for a few days' walking in the Lakes. It is in an ideal spot on the edge of Ambleside - easy to walk to restaurants, pubs and shops. There is parking for one car right outside the door. The owner had kindly put the heating on and the cottage was toastie warm when we arrived (almost too warm!). There was also a coal-effect fire in the sitting room. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed for self-catering. There is a little bench out the front - perfect for a sundowner!
Plenty of hot water on the immersion. There isn't a shower, just a shower attachment on the bath taps - which didn't fit very well, and tended to leak a bit if you turned the taps on full. The bathroom suite is very dated, but spotlessly clean.
It has a very interesting angled stairs - not recommended if you've had a pint or two!
Overall this is a cracking little cottage!

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Liked best: Warm and spotless. Location.
Liked least: A bit dated. The shower attachment!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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N0v15
Widnes, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for!”
Reviewed November 22, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
3
people found this review helpful

Very basic cottage. The best thing would be its location. The cottage itself was draughty and more cramped than I imagined. Price was fairly cheap though so you get what you pay for. Owner is very abrupt and unaccommodating.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
26 Nov 2015
This review is, I believe, a reaction by the clients to my complaint I made after they had left about the filthy state in which they left the cottage, and that if they wished to book again then I would ask for a good housekeeping deposit. When I called on the clients the morning after they moved in to check that everything was OK and that they had everything they needed they told me they were very happy with the cottage.
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Gillian B
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Home from Home”
Reviewed October 8, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This was the second time that we have stayed in this charming little cottage.It is situated in a very convenient spot almost in the center of Ambleside .Tthe shops, pubs and restaurants are only a stones throw away. The cottage is very clean and well equipped. This is an excellent base for exploring the Lakes whatever time of the year , very warm and cosy .Cant wait to go back .

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Liked best: The homely, cosy feel to the cottage
Liked least: The tight parking space
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Christine...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Cottage”
Reviewed March 19, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

There were 2 of us staying in this cosy cottage and we found it ideal. The location was so convenient for popping out for a meal or a drink on an evening after a days walk, with pubs and restaurants just a few minutes away. The only small drawback was not having a shower although I must admit, I enjoyed soaking my aching muscles in the bath after walking. There was plenty of room for the 2 of us, with a well equipped kitchen and lots of places to dry off clothes. I would definitely stay here again.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: No shower
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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hotelguru...
england
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A Delightful Cottage!”
Reviewed February 1, 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Thank You Peter for a perfect stay! Smithy Brow is ideally located in Ambleside! Close to shops, pubs and restaurants.

We stayed here in low season for a couple of nights, but found it the ideal base for walking trips!

The cottage is small and cosy with everything you need for a weekend getaway.
I will be sure to book this cottage again, next time I am in town!

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Liked best: The whole cottage-Gorgeous!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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