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Cotswolds Self Catering cottage, The Smithy, Broadwell, sleeps 6

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The Smithy
GL56 0TU

The Smithy, Broadwell, Gloucestershire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £755.00

This detached, Cotswold cottage is based in Broadwell Gloucestershire and can sleep six people in three bedrooms.

The Smithy is a detached, Cotswold cottage based in Broadwell, Gloucestershire. The property is packed with history as it used to be home to the village blacksmith, with his workshop tucked away next door. In recent years it has undergone a complete update but manages to retain much of the original period charm, including the beams, mullion windows and a flagstone floor.

The old workshop barn next door hasn?t been touched, so part of its original history remains intact. Downstairs has an open-plan fitted kitchen with a dining area, as well as a living room with an electric flame effect fire, as well as a ground floor cloakroom and WC. Upstairs has two double bedrooms, one with an en suite bathroom and WC, and a twin bedroom.

There is a separate wet room style shower room and WC. There is a large garden area, with a terrace and a table and chairs. Ample off road parking is provided.

The Smithy is excellent modernised cottage in the heart of the Gloucestershire countryside.

Pet friendly accommodation Pet Friendly


Nice base!
- [ ] The Smithy is quaint and a great base for exploring. It's above average and below very good so technically 3.5 stars. Beautiful top floor bathroom has a roll too bath - needs a shower. There is a shower attachment but no shower screen or curtain so impossible to have a shower without soaking the entire room, and I did and then spent 15 minutes mopping up. A design flaw easily remedied. The main bathroom needs an extractor fan running as it gets very steamed up quickly. Lovely big garden and big family table outside but no sun umbrella or chair cushions so uncomfortable and almost unusable when the suns out. Also there is an overpowering smell from the oil for the boiler, it's off putting when sitting in the garden. Not sure if it's leaking or this is normal. The property could benefit from a decent guide - history of the property, how things work (especially the complex tv Sat box system that took about 25 minutes to work out). No info on where to go, local pubs etc so just lacks the personal touch. There is a file with a few laminated A4 sheets talking about the bins and when you leave - just needs an update and padding out - local walks etc - we found a walk to the Pub at Oddington and took the weekly bus to Chipping Norton to explore, but we found that on Google. The Smithy is nice and clean, fresh towels and linen but could do with more towels if staying a week like we did. Parking is quite tight, a very narrow drive that our car didn?t fit in so we hung over the boundary gate slightly as had 2 cars. I think ?ample? parking is apt for a mini or other small family car and you could probably get 2 maybe even 3 cars on at a squeeze. The outbuilding was secured and didn?t bother us. Peaceful, lovely big lawned garden my kids loved. Functional kitchen, good sized utility room with washing machine and dryer. 5 minutes Walk to The Fox pub but you need to book a table for dinner as gets booked up. Please note, these things didn?t put us off and are just open feedback that can be rectified. Cosy house, welcoming and traditional and steeped in history.
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Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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Double Beds

Twin Beds


Central heating, electric flame effect fire
Large electric hob, double oven and grill, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine, tumble drier
2 x TV, one with BT view, DVD, video player, WIFI
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Large garden, terrace with table and chairs
Ample off road parking
One well behaved pet welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop less than 2 miles, pub less than 1 miles
Note: This property requires a good housekeeping bond of 100
Note: The stairs to the 2nd floor bedroom are steep and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Stow-on-the-Wold, St Edward's Church - 1.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Lower Oddington, St Nicholas Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Adlestrop, St Mary Magdalene - 2.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Longborough, St James - 2.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Chastleton House - 2.7 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Sezincote - 3.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Four Shire Stone - 3.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Bourton House Garden - 3.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Bledington, St Leonards - 3.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Upper Slaughter Manor - 4.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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