Welcome to The Smithy, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.
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The Smithy is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, located on the corner of a quaint street in Chipping Norton, one of the North Cotswolds' famous market towns. As well as having a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, Chipping Norton is ideally placed for exploring the Cotswolds region, whether walking, cycling or riding through the beautiful countryside, or exploring the many other lovely towns and villages just a short drive away. Chipping Norton is also well placed for visiting other world famous attractions, such as Blenheim Palace, the dreaming spires of Oxford, or Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.
This light and airy cottage has many character features, including exposed Cotswold stone walls, wooden floors and doors, and a cosy wood burning stove. Fully refurbished in 2016, the character of the cottage is enhanced by its modern facilities, including a new, well presented kitchen, wireless internet access and a SMART TV.
The Smithy sleeps 5+1 people, in three bedrooms (with the +1 being on a 75cm wide pull-out bed), with a lovely family bathroom. There is a small, attractive courtyard garden and on street parking is readily available. The cottage is perfect for a family or a group of friends looking for a relaxing break in a beautiful village, surrounded by the lovely Cotswold countryside.
Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own or manage any of the cottages listed on our website. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).
The maximum occupancy of the property is 5+1 guests at any point during your stay (the +1 option is a 75cm wide pull out bed in bedroom 3 - when in use, there is very little additional space in the bedroom). Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than six guests at the property.
Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by up to one additional infant.
Regrettably, pets are not accepted.
Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.
Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10.30am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.
Bed sizes and configurations
Bedroom 1: 2 x single beds
Bedroom 2: Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 x single bed + 1 x 75cm wide single pull-out bed, upon request (please note that, when the pull-out bed is in use, there is very little additional space in the bedroom)
Family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower and handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin
Downstairs cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin
Heating, fuel and logs
The property has a gas central heating system.
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove and further log supplies can be purchased locally.
The property has free wireless internet access and a SMART Freeview TV.
There is no telephone at the property, however mobile phone reception is generally OK.
Free on street parking is available close to the property.
Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.
Child friendly facilities
A travel cot (without linen), high chair and stair gate are available on request.
There is a small enclosed courtyard garden.
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.
Accessibility, health and safety
This is an old property, which has narrow stairs that could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the cottage in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.
No smoking is permitted throughout the property.
In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas.
If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.