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Cosy up by the wood burning stove.

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

New to market (Nov 2013)

The Old Smithy is set in the South Cheshire countryside across the courtyard from the owners residence. A beautifully maintained part beamed cottage ideal for 2 couples or a romantic break to get away from it all. The cottage offers a wood burning stove to cosy up to on those chilly winter evenings whilst the 'farmhouse' kitchen with its oak handcrafted units is an ideal space to share hearty breakfasts and evening meals whilst planning the many activities that the area has to offer....

Parking is in the courtyard for 2 cars.

Browsing in the local historic market town of Nantwich with its coffee shops, eateries and individual shops or heading into the 'Potteries' to check out the pottery outlets to find that bargain buy.... or perhaps a day at Chester Races...there are so many other places of interest or walks/bike rides to entice you.

Bridgemere Garden Centre, the UK's largest garden centre, is just 1 mile away.

The Hand & Trumpet Pub is 2 miles away where they serve fabulous hearty fayre. The Swan with 2 necks is 6 miles away, a gastro pub where the food is excellent.

Whether you just want to relax in The Old Smithy or explore the delights that Cheshire/Staffordshire/Shropshire have to offer, you will be ideally placed and comfortable here.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Nearest airports Manchester & Birmingham, Nearest railway: Crewe or Stoke on Trent
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

The Heart of England/Peak District

Bridgemere is situated in the southern most point of rural Cheshire. it borders Staffordshire and Shropshire.

Why not head to Stoke on Trent, the home of pottery (The Potteries') to check out the outlets shops to find that bargain buy.

The historic city of Chester lies on The River Dee and is about a 40 min drive away from Bridgemere. It is known for its City Walls that encircle this medieval city and The Rows, black & white timbered building of residences and shops. Chester races attract tens of thousands of visitors a year. The Flat races are from Spring till Autumn.

Shrewsbury is about a 45 mins drive from Bridgemere. It lies on the River Severn and boasts over 600 listed buildings in this historic market town. It is home to one of the largest and oldest horticultural events in the UK....the annual 'Shrewsbury Flower Show' It is a 2 day event Mid August.


Browse in the local historic market town of Nantwich. It is known for its black & white timbered properties, many of which are listed.

Visit the individual shops or just relax with a coffee from one of the many coffee shops. Cheshire is known for its cheeses....the International Cheese Awards will be held at the annual at Nantwich Show on the 30th August 2014. (Google for more details)

Bridgemere Garden Centre is one of the UK's largest garden centre and is just 1 mile away. It has around 1.8 million visitors per year. As well as an exceptional variety of plants it has a Lakeland and Cotswold store.

The Hand & Trumpet Pub is 2 miles away where they serve fabulous hearty fayre.

The Swan with 2 necks is 6 miles away, a gastro pub where the food is excellent.

Cyclists and walkers can enjoy roads and paths in the countryside around Cheshire. The pretty village of Audlem is about 6 miles away and is dominated by St James church which was built on top of a walled mound. Audlem is a fabulous starting point for many walks, maps of which can be obtained from the newsagents there. Some of the walks are along the towpath of The Shropshire Union Canal. There is a real sense of community here and the village hosts numerous summer events, in fact the summer bunting stays up most of the year.

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13 Oct 2014


"Lovely cottage"

A lovely cottage in the countryside. It was well equipped and we enjoyed the log fire in the evenings. A good base to travel to the Potteries and surrounding areas. Good communication with host and e… More

5 Sep 2014


"Very cosy and well-equipped"

We stayed at the cottage for three days in August and were quite comfortable.The location was rural - about 6km to Nantwich - but with several good eating pubs within only 1 or 2 km. The weather was s… More

22 Jul 2014


"We would highly recommend "The Smithy""

We stayed in The Smithy for the weekend with two of our daughters. An ideal location and a truly wonderful place to stay.… More

28 Mar 2014


"Beautifully appointed in. Wonderful setting."

Even though it is only day 2 of our mini break I just had to write to tell everyone just how fab this place is. The Old Smithy only looks small from the outside but opens up like a tardis. With its wo… More

19 Mar 2014


"Cosy and comfortable"

The Old Smithy is delightful! It is clean, superbly furnished and decorated, with a highly equipped kitchen. All the creature comforts you'd want and a cosy sitting room with an open fire (ther… More

24 Feb 2014


"Beautiful house and location"

Have just come back from a 2 night stay at this wonderful venue and it was the perfect weekend. With the picturesque market town of Nantwich on the doorstep, it was the ideal place to spend time relax… More

20 Feb 2014


"Fantastic stay"

We stayed at the Old Smithy for two nights this week. I can't fault it at all, the whole cottage is kept at a very high standard. The cottage is spacious and cosy at the same time. There are man… More

8 Jan 2014


"Superbly appointed accommodation with helpful and friendly owners."

The Old Smithy provided an excellent base for our 4 night New Year break. Cosy and warm, everything in the cottage was to a really high standard,spacious and spotless. The owners, Eileen and Graham we… More

11 Nov 2013


"Wow! 5 star accommodation that has everything you need to have a relaxing break in beautiful rural Cheshire."

As we pulled into the rustic courtyard of this gorgeous period property we were warmly welcomed by the owners Eileen and Graham. Throughout our weekend stay they were wonderfully helpful in advising u… More

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