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The Old Smithy – Home 342169 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

The Old Smithy – Home 342169

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 25 reviews

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


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 secure garden area laid mostly to patio. TVs with Freeview channels in lounge area and double bedroom. Wood burner in lounge area (with supply of logs), ideal for keeping cosy 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 agreement. £20 per pet, per week.


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Pets by prior arrangement with owner. £20 per pet, per week


About the owner

Martin J.
Average reply time:
2 hours 51 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
12 Feb 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Mar 2013. Located in Warwickshire, it has 25 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £516 to £745.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Feb 2019.


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Guest reviews

Excellent – based on 25 reviews Excellent
25 reviews

Very Good

“Very comfortable and well equipped cottage, in a peaceful environment.”

Reviewed 17 Sep 2018

Martin made us very welcome and made sure everything was to our satisfaction. Some really good walks along the nearby canals, which also have excellent pubs. We would recommend any of our friends to stay here, and next time we are in the area we would certainly stay.

“Great pet-friendly holiday cottage ...”

Reviewed 14 May 2018

Very comfortable and well equipped, roomy cottage in delightful village location. Lots of great walks for our dog (and us). Beautiful part of Warwickshire with lots to see and do ... and pubs to visit. Owner lives close by for anything required (we did not need anything as cottage so well equipped.) Welcome package (wine, home baked cake and milk) a very nice touch.

Owner's reply: Thank you for this lovely review, and for bringing the sunshine with you! We’re delighted you had a good stay.

“Fantastic in every way!”

Reviewed 26 Apr 2017

This has to be one of the best self catering properties I have ever stayed in and I have stayed in quite a few!! Lovely setting with private, sunny garden opening into the large and very comfortable living space tastefully decorated.Lots of quirky features that add to the appeal of the property. Very welcome wine and delicious cake(baked by the owner's daughter) on arrival! The village was charming and perfectly placed to explore the surrounding area including places like Warwick, Oxford, Stratford. I can recommend this property wholeheartedly and intend to return for another visit!

Owner's reply: Wow, what a lovely review; we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back any time..

“Comfortable and warm welcome”

Reviewed 19 Mar 2017

Long term stay (almost a month). We were made most welcome by Martin and Snowy. Our dogs loved the available local walks. The nearby local amenities are very good, but the lemon drizzle cake made by Martin's daughter was an even bigger success. Shame about the pub, The Hollybush. We will come again.

Owner's reply: We're glad you enjoyed your stay; hope to see you again! The Hollybush is up and running again with a new landlord - fingers crossed..

“Stunning cottage, beautiful surroundings, A+.”

Reviewed 11 Jul 2016

I booked the cottage for myself, my husband & my parents. My father and husband had tickets for the British Grand Prix. Silverstone was about 20-30 mins away and the cottage looked lovely. We originally booked for the end of June and then the Grand Prix dates were changed....nightmere!! However the cottage was available for the new dates, I rang and spoke to owner Martin and he was only too happy to accommodate. It took a lot of sorting due to holiday lettings, but Martin was great and we eventually got it sorted. A week before our arrival Martin (the owner) e-mail over some extra information for our stay - directions to get there, local amenities and places of interest - very thoughtful and extremely useful. Now to the stay The cottage is open plan, stone floor with high ceilings and can feel a bit chilly at times. However there is a combi boiler to warm the house, a woodbuner (which we did not need to use) and the owners have also provided a fan heater for instant heat and a number of heat packs to warm in the microwave if need be. We stayed in summer ... but bet the cottage would be lovely and toasty in winter. The cottage is beautifully decorated with everything you could possibly need - dishwasher, washer/dryer, maiden, iron, ironing board, hairdyer, 3 TV's, DVD player, music system, game console, coffee machine, bookcases full of books, cd's & dvd's. With nothing done on the cheap!! The owners provided coffee for the machine, washing powder, dishwasher tablets, some food bits and bobs, a bottle of white wine, milk and a stunning home made cake for when we arrived. The owners ask you to bring your own towels, which I thought was a bit of a pain, until I saw what they do provide and taking my own towels pailed into insignificance. The garden/patio area is lovely, very secluded and private. It has a table and chairs for alfresco dinning but also has comfy patio furniture with cushions stored in your own shed. The owners must be into their music as the cottage had a good sound system, hundreds if not thousands of CD's and music artwork on the walls. The local pub is just out the driveway and around the corner- 2mins walk away. The menu was quite limited but the food was superb. Good quality, locally sourced food, cooked well and served with a smile. It wasn't cheap bar food and the prices reflected the quality. We ate there three nights out of our seven night stay. Southam is about a 20min drive away, a small town with a tesco, a lovely chippy, curry takeaway and two chinese takeaways - also a Greek restaurant we never got around to trying. Great location as very close to Lemington Spa, Warwick, Banbury and Stratford-upon-avon. The owners have put a wi-fi router in the cottage, however they don't advertise the cottage as having wi-fi as the signal is not great and it keeps dropping in and out. But it is there and does work for short bursts. It was a lovely cottage and a stunning holiday, would definitely stay here again if I was in the area.

Owner's reply: Wow! What a great review! Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely report. I'm sure Lewis Hamilton winning the GP added to the enjoyment of your stay, but I sadly can't take any credit for that! Thanks again

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How do I contact Martin (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Martin the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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You can also request a quote from Martin (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Martin (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Martin (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Martin (the owner) a message.

If Martin (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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