Welcome to The Smithy, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish, Cotswold holiday rentals.
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.
Important Customer Notice:
- Weeks: we can only accept week long bookings commencing on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Friday and Monday are the preferred options
- Short Breaks: we can only accept short breaks that start on a Friday or Monday
- Special Events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day
If your dates don’t appear to fit, then please click Contact Host below to find out what options may exist for you!
The Smithy is on the corner of a quiet road, in the heart of Chipping Norton. The front door is accessed directly from the pavement and opens into the main ground floor living space.
The following rooms are on the ground floor:
Living/dining room: The stylish living room contains an exposed Cotswold stone wall, wooden floor and a cosy wood burning stove, There is a large sofa, a snuggle chair and an armchair, as well as a flat screen SMART TV. The dining area contains a large wooden dining table, with seating for six;
Kitchen: The contemporary kitchen is well laid out, and contains an electric oven, four ring gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, combined washing machine and tumble dryer, plus a kettle, toaster and a Nespresso coffee machine (without capsules);
Cloakroom: Contains a toilet and a wash basin.
Stairs lead up from behind the dining area to the first floor landing, off which are the following rooms:
Bedroom 1: A bright and airy room, which contains two single beds;
Bedroom 2: Another elegant room, which contains a double bed;
Bedroom 3: The standard setup of this room is with a single bed, however a further 75cm wide pull-out single bed can also be setup in this room, upon request. There is very little floorspace available in the bedroom when the pull-out bed is setup;
Family bathroom: A stylish, modern bathroom, which contains a bath with overhead shower and handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin.
At the rear of the cottage is a small, elegant courtyard garden, which contains a bistro table and seating for four.
This listing is for the exclusive use of the whole property.
Interaction with guests
After completing your booking, we will provide you with the contact details of the property owner or their nominated property manager, who can support you in the event of any property related emergency.
Other things to note
The Cotswolds is a rural location and whilst there is access to public transport, it is highly recommended that you have a car.
Instant booking restrictions
This property is instantly bookable, subject to the following restrictions:
Short breaks: We can only accept breaks less than a week long that start on a Friday or Monday;
Weeks: We can only accept week long bookings commencing on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Friday and Monday are the preferred options;
Special events: Christmas, New Year and the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival are Special Events, with bookings typically limited to weeks only from a specific start day;
Short notice bookings: For bookings commencing within 7 days of the booking date, we have to seek confirmation from the property owner that they can accept the booking, before it can be accepted.
In addition to Airbnb’s terms and conditions, any bookings made for this property are made on the basis that you agree to the Booking Conditions set out on the Character Cottages website. Please type “Character Cottages Booking Conditions” into your search engine to find and review these 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 6 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
Infants in cots are welcome at the property, however please note that there is no travel cot or high chair provided, however there is a temporary stair gate.
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.