The Old Smithy is a recently refurbished holiday property with two bedrooms (one double, one twin), two bathrooms (en-suite to double plus separate family bathroom), and large open plan kitchen / dining / lounge with tri-fold doors leading to private garden area laid mostly to patio. TVs with Freeview channels in lounge area and both bedrooms. Wood burner in lounge area (plus a supply of logs) provides a great way to keep warm on cold days. Kitchen has fridge-freezer, oven with gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and washer-dryer. It's located in a conservation area in a village described as 'the quintessential English village'. Pets welcome by prior arrangement. £20 per pet, per week.
Cottage in Priors Marston, Nr. Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, England - A Quiet Location In A Beautiful English Village
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 12, 2019
About Martin Jezzard
Heather and I live in Warwickshire with our two grown-up daughters and assorted much loved pets. We bought our present house around seven years ago and have spent much of the time since restoring the property, and latterly the dilapidated outbuildings.
Why Martin Jezzard chose Southam
We love Priors Marston and the surrounding area. It's quiet and rural, with lovely walks, whilst excellent shops and places to visit are within easy reach.
What makes this Cottage unique
We restored the outbuildings at our property to provide the sort of accommodation we look for when we go away on holiday. A peaceful place from which to enjoy a lovely part of the country. An old map revealed that the building had once been a Smithy - hence its name!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Spacious but cosy
The Old Smithy has a tardis-like feeling,and from the moment we arrived we felt and were made to feel at home. Everything you could wish for was there,including an entertainment setup,the like of which we have never seen. Handy for all sorts of interesting places to go but the village was very peaceful if you didn't want to go too far. Wine homemade cake and essentials made for an excellent welcome and Martin made an unobtrusive but excellent host. Will return
Nice area lots to do, cottage full of character could do with a bit of TLC
Thanks for your review. Not sure what 'could do with as bit of TLC' means; it'd be helpful to have specifics, as we're always striving to present the cottage in the best possible way, and none of our other reviewers have found anything to fault...
Delightful old cottage with charm, comfort and character
Wonderful old world cottage with everything. Very comfortable and well equipped. Everything was on a single level which was very convenient. Parking right outside the front door. Owner Martin lived next door and came over to offer any assistance which was nice. Beautiful quiet area of the Cotswolds convenient to tourist areas. Local pub and eatery one block away. Back patio very private and would be great on a sunny day. The care package on arrival was much appreciated. Definitely would recommend.
Thank you for this lovely review. we're so glad you enjoyed your stay!
Handy place to stay near Warwick
Home away from home - comfortably furnished and even has a Nespresso coffee machine so we could have very relaxed morning starts! Enclosed shady garden perfect for the hot summer days and no worries about our dog disappearing. The CD and DVD collection was impressively extensive ditto the books but with all the good weather we didn't need them this trip. Martin was a friendly host and the welcome lemon drizzle cake and bottle of wine were great touches. Can highly recommend if you are visiting the area.
Lovely Cottage of Comforts
Our family of four spent two weeks in the cottage while we visited family throughout the area. We found the cottage to be a perfect fit for us four adults. Priors Marston is a lovely little village and it was quiet and peaceful at the cottage. The furnishings were very comfortable and the kitchen was complete with all necessary cookware, tools and appliances. The enclosed backyard had quality seating and was perfect for entertaining family. The cottage was a home away from home and we wouldn’t hesitate to reserve the cottage again in the future. We highly recommended “The Old Smithy!”
Thank you for this lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Can't promise all our guests that the weather in Priors Marston will be quite a sunny as when you stayed! - you'd be welcome back any time.
The cottage is beautiful and the owners added some nice touches to make us feel welcome.
The property is very pretty,lovely open plan cottage
Perfect for enjoying a break with loved ones. We enjoyed our stay very much, the locals were so friendly as with the owners. Would definitely recommend a quiet break away here.
Thank you for this lovely review. We're very glad you enjoyed your stay.
Close to M40 motorway (junction 11)
Friendly village pub a very short walk away. Nearest town / supermarket - Southam, five miles away.
Well placed for exploring the local area: Cotswolds / Stratford-on-Avon 30 mins drive. Warwick castle - 30 mins. Leamington Spa (excellent shopping) 20 mins. Oxford 1 hour.
One well behaved dog welcomed.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Booking Notes: Please contact owner for availability. Discounts may be available. Payments eight weeks in advance of booked dates. Changeover Day: Saturday. Notes on prices: Short stays considered, min three nights - please contact owner. Prices calculated using the following formula: Three nights - 70% of list price, four nights - 80% of list price, five nights - 90% of list price, six nights - full list price