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The Smithy

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1091244)

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a beautiful cottage."

    It had all the amenities plus more. Everything worked well, the shower was amazing and never lost heat (even with 6 of us in line). Beds were very comfy. Location was great too, you're right in town. It was easy to find, park and check in. We really enjoyed our stay, thank you.

    AlexMay 2021

  • "Spotlessly clean and very homely."

    Great for a small family.

    BenMay 2021

  • "It has all you need and more, considering how current times are you will want for nothing."

    KevinDec 2020

  • "A fantastic place to stay in a beautiful location"

    StephanieOct 2020

  • "Great communication, lovely location and comfy beds!"

    The cottage also has a very well equipped kitchen, and thoughtful touches like chilled Prosecco in the fridge. The cottage is very close to supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, and is surrounded by lovely walks. The neighbours were so welcoming - my car battery decided to die and three different neighbours helped me to jump start it.

    EmmaSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Cottage had everything you would need for a comfortable stay. Cottage was well presented, clean and cosy. Nice country walks on the doorstep. Plenty of shops, pubs, cafes and quirky places to visit nearby. Naomi

    Sep 2020

  • "I just wanted to say we had a lovely holiday in Chipping Norton and really enjoyed staying in your beautiful cottage."

    Thank you again for all of your help.

    JessicaAug 2020

  • "Perfect location, within minutes walk you can reach a supermarket, cafes, and nice restaurants."

    The cottage itself is very stylish and homely. The decor is up to date and has feel good factor. It is clean and in good order throughout. There is a small coutyard which you can sit in as well. The owners are very responsive and helpful, also leaving a few nice touches for us guests. Would highly recommend this cottage and appreciate the hospitality. Thank you for a great stay!

    LouisAug 2020

  • "Great weekend away."

    In a perfect location with shops and restaurants nearby. We had a great lunch at the Blur Boar and a fab dinner at Whistlers. The place was very clean and Janet kindly agreed for a late check out at no extra cost.

    MaryJul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage that was so well equipped."

    There was even a bottle of fizz and a bunch of flowers on arrival. Also EXCELLENT boiler as always plenty of hot water for four girls!

    KellyMar 2020

  • "We had an amazing stay at the Smithy!"

    The location was excellent, a stone's throw away from some lovely pubs and a little high street. The house was beautiful and had everything you could think of including some handy bits of food for cooking! Also we had lots of info provided regarding parking, check in check out etc. So everything was super clear and they replied to any questions really quickly. Would definitely recommend to anyone!!

    EloiseFeb 2020

  • "Great cottage in well located part of the village."

    Had a very comfortable stay there

    MoJan 2020

  • "Great well-equipped kitchen, very clean cottage."

    The Christmas decorations made it so festive. Nice treats left for us. Easy check in and out and we found parking on Church Lane accessible. We loved the fireplace. Communication was great. Only suggestion is a mattress upgrade. Very good location near other Cotswold villages.

    GaryJan 2020

  • "Lovely stay at The Smithy, we had everything we needed, it was clean and well maintained."

    It was a perfect place to catch up with friends.

    Ann-MarieDec 2019

  • "Gorgeous cosy cottage, great location."

    CarolineOct 2019

  • "The Smithy was the perfect cottage for us - a lovely, welcoming place to stay, spotless and with everything you needed to hand."

    It was in a great location for easily walking to the shops and pubs of Chipping Norton, but also well located for beautiful walks into the Cotswolds countryside.

    NickOct 2019

  • "The location was very convenient, the house was clean and well appointed."

    I would go back.

    LuanSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect location."

    Charming walks from our doorstep. Sweet thoughtful touches like fresh flowers. Couldn't speak higher of it.

    KatherineAug 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage - stayed there with our 3 children for 3 nights!"

    Had a lovely stay in a great location!

    ShivaniAug 2019

  • "The property was all that was expected and more."

    We know the town of Chipping Norton well and it was a pleasure to stay at the Smithy. Parking ended up being a non-issue thanks to the pass to the lot above and ample on-street spaces.

    DonJul 2019

  • "Very straightforward booking process and all instructions and communications were very clear."

    LeislJun 2019

  • "Fantastic hosts, who were very understanding of the fact that we had a young family."

    The house is stunning, with a well stocked kitchen. Much more than we could have ever hoped for. We would love to stay there again!

    AnuMay 2019

  • "Gorgeous and charming little cottage in Chipping Norton!"

    We loved our stay.

    AshleighMay 2019

  • "Lovely, cosy, well appointed cottage, perfect for a weekend away."

    Gorgeous walks on the doorstep as well as the shops and cafes of the town. Highly recommend!

    RebeccaMay 2019

  • "Clean,well positioned house,well maintained and in great condition,would highly recommend."

    LiamMar 2019

  • "This was the best accommodation I have ever had the pleasure to in."

    The cottage is so well equipped, we arrived to a lovely vase of fresh flowers and a bottle of prossecco in the fridge. The beds were so comfortable, all four of us had really good nights sleep. We frequented the pub at the end of the road and the staff there were so welcoming (The Chequers). Brilliant location, lovely homely cottage would definitely like to stay there again sometime soon.

    MurielOct 2018

  • "Our stay was incredible."

    The house exceeded our expectations in every way. The location is perfect for exploring Chipping Norton and the area. A true home away from home.

    StuOct 2018

  • "The Smithy is a very clean and comfortable place to stay for a group of up to 6 people."

    The amenities are all there—a fully equipped kitchen, a large dining area, a smart tv in the living room, a delightful garden, and even a washer/dryer! The beds were very comfortable as well. Chipping Norton is a lovely town with some several good restaurants and pubs. It is also near other wonderful towns such as Stow on the Wold, Bourton on the Water, Oxford and Stratton on Avon. We would highly recommend this home for your vacation in the Cotswolds.

    RonnieAug 2018

  • "We had a lovely Easter break at The Smithy."

    Janet, Alex and Peter (the owners/managers) and Character Cottages were excellent in their pre-arrival information and communication, and we found lovely fresh flowers and much appreciated welcome treats when we arrived, and lots of information about local attractions. Very comfortable stay - would recommend.

    ElenaMar 2018

  • "I loved the additional little touches especially the beautiful tulips."

    To see such blooms on such bleak and cold days was most important. The cottage was warm and inviting. The beds comfortable and crispy clean in their white linens. Kitchen well equipped for all our home entertaining as outside was so cold. Many thanks to the owners for their eye to detail and welcome pack. Most appreciated. I sometimes think that it’s the small things that leave the biggest impression.

    RoseanneMar 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at The Smithy, great accommodation which is very well presented, great location and ideal for us as we have family in Chipping Norton."

    RobynNov 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Walking distance to the shops, good food and lovely pubs. The information folder provided in the cottage was fantastic, no stone left unturned. We could not recommend The Smithy more. Would love to return!

    NancyNov 2017

  • "Very central, comfortable and convenient - would definitely stay there again."

    Loved the place and the chocolates - just didn't have time to drink the champagne! Everything worked out perfectly.

    PeterJul 2017

  • "An amazing cottage, perfect for a weekend away with friends."


    Apr 2017

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This property is part of the Character Cottages collection.
Specialists in stylish, contemporary and characterful Cotswold cottages

The property

Sitting on the corner of a quiet lane, in the heart of the beautiful market town of Chipping Norton, The Smithy is a lovely Cotswold stone cottage, fully refurbished in a contemporary style, and the perfect base for exploring the picturesque towns, villages and countryside of the Cotswolds.

The front door opens into the stylish living/dining area which is a wonderful room for you and your loved ones to sink into the sofa, snuggle chair or armchair and catch up on some TV with the warmth from the electric stove keeping you warm and toasty in the cold evening, with lovely features such as an exposed Cotswold stone wall and attractive wooden flooring.

You’ll feel right at home in the contemporary kitchen, which is well laid out and contains everything you require to cook up a delicious meal for your guests before you all retreat to the large wooden dining table to enjoy your feast and discuss your plans for the coming days.

A convenient cloakroom completes the ground floor containing a basin and WC.

A choice of three welcoming bedrooms await upstairs; a twin, a double and a single, all elegantly decorated with comfort of guests in mind, and sharing the floor with the bedrooms is the fresh bathroom with a lovely P-shaped bath so you can soak amongst the bubbles and enjoy total relaxation.

At the rear of the cottage is a small, elegant courtyard garden, which contains a bistro table and seating for four, where you can soak up the sun and enjoy your meals alfresco.

Start your day with a lovely breakfast at The Tea Set in Chipping Norton before heading for a great day out at Heythrop Zoological gardens where you can discover an array of wonderful exotic animals, and finish your day with a pub dinner at one of the many pubs that sit within Chipping Norton such as The Red Lion and The Fox.

Indulge in delicious hamburgers, cool draft beers, lagers, ciders and rosé, and also the interesting cow juice at Diddly Squat Farm, just a short car journey from The Smithy, in nearby Chadlington.

Nearby Kingham is a peaceful and secluded village, an excellent centre for walking and cycling with a number of walks and cycle rides centred on the village, set in the broad Evenlode valley with wide open village greens and a village shop, a church and two pubs; The Kingham Plough and The Wild Rabbit.

Chastleton is pretty little village lying close to Chipping Norton, where you can visit the well-known Chastleton House which is a splendid Grade l listed Jacobean manor built in the early 1600s.

Choose The Smithy as your wonderful home-from-home retreat.





  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with electric stove
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Electric fan oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee maker (without pods), hairdryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and stairgate available on request
  • Free roadside parking
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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About the location


Moreton-in-Marsh 8 miles; Stow-on-the-Wold 9 miles; Oxford 20 miles.

The ancient town of Chipping Norton, steeped in history and culture, is set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the shadow of the Rollright Hills in this unspoilt area of Oxfordshire. Chipping Norton boasts a popular weekly market, numerous book and antique shops, many cafes, restaurants and pubs serving excellent food and local ales, art galleries, a museum and a thriving theatre. Chipping Norton is surrounded by the pretty limestone villages of the Cotswolds and offers many walks and cycle trails from the town centre, together with a Lido, perfect for a relaxing swim at the end of a busy day. Blenheim Palace, Rousham House and Gardens and numerous National Trust properties are close by, and a little further afield Stratford Upon Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare, and the magnificent university town of Oxford are a real delight. A wonderful holiday destination, perfect for exploring all this lovely area has to offer.

Region Information

Note: This is an old property, which has narrow stairs that could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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