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The Old Smithy

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Luppitt, Devon Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • comfortable (15)
  • lovely (10)
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36 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second trip to The Old Smithy, we returned because we found the place so comfortable and an ideal base for relaxing."

    My wife and I were impressed with the setting of The Old Smithy and how well it had been renovated. Plenty to see and do not too far away whatever your tastes are. I am sure we will be back for a third visit.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in the countryside."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. We'll equipped kitchen. Comfortable bed. Spacious lounge diner.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Clean and cozy."

    Great hospitality!

    Reviewed by Simone5.0Jul 2023

  • "An excellent cottage in every way."

    Looked after to the highest standard. Immaculate, comfortable, well equipped, and very welcoming. We had nice weather too which made a big difference.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well maintained property."

    Nothing at all to comment on, or to criticise

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage bigger than it appears in photos."

    Nice and cool to come home to in this very hot weather. Really comfortable big bed. Close to lots of interesting places to see.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable and secluded."

    Left to our own devices which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely cottage!"

    The property was both clean and comfortable and one of the best we have stayed in. It was well situated for visits to The Donkey Sanctuary at Sidmouth, RHS Rosemoor and Forde Abbey as well as shopping in Honiton. The owner was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Old Smithy is set in a beautiful location and doesn't disappoint its lovely inside with everything you need for a wonderful break."

    Great walks from the door and just a short car journey to so many other lovely places Thank you Mary we really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2023

  • "The Old Smithy is a beautiful, well-appointed cottage deep in the Devon countryside."

    Surrounded by the Blackdown Hills, the cottage is in a spectacular location and befriended by both cows and alpacas in the adjacent fields. If you value peace, quiet and proximity to nature, the Old Smithy is the place to stay. The owner, Mrs Mary Hill, couldn't be more friendly or helpful and welcomed us to the cottage with lemon drizzle cake. The cottage is however remote and the approach is a little nerve-racking when arriving for the first time, especially if you follow a satnav which takes you down lanes not much wider than the width of a car! We would happily visit again and recommend the cottage for a very peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2022

  • "A very pleasant stay, but we would suggest more signage on route to the cottage, as quite difficult to find if it is your first visit."

    Otherwise it was wonderful.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Old Smithy was a superb base for a great holiday."

    Very well set out and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "A delightful thatched cottage hidden away behind high hedges and tall trees, The Old Smithy is a peaceful refuge from the hurly burly of gridlocked motorways and life in general."

    Without doubt it is faultless; everything you need is here, and we would have returned one day had I not been poorly the day before we left. The situation had the potential to be extremely awkward for Mary, indeed for us all. This was one occasion where an isolated cottage was far from ideal.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage is located in a beautiful village in Devon."

    It has a terrace outside with patio table/chairs and parasol-the perfect place for eating outside and enjoying the sounds of the countryside.The interior is very modern,comfortable and cosy.The kitchen is well equipped and much larger than the typical kitchen found in 1 bedroom cottage.I will definitely recommend a stay in this cottage to family& friends.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a fantastic place."

    Peaceful setting in rural Idyll. A wonderful experience. Will be rebooking for a return visit.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Aug 2022

  • "A really delightful holiday cottage, wanting for nothing!"

    We stayed during a really hot week and it was so cool and airy. Would recommend to anyone! Many thanks

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at the Old Smithy."

    The cottage was beautifully decorated with all mod cons and was set in a stunning location. If you're looking for a peaceful relaxing stay where you can wake up to the sound of bird song instead of traffic noise, this is the place to be. We loved it and would definitely visit again in future. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Courtney5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, very well equipped, friendly owner."

    The downside is that is it a bit remote, but that does mean it is wonderfully quiet and peaceful. We had a really nice break here and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great host property was as we wanted a bit isolated but was exactly what we were looking for."

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage is very comfortable & has everything you might possibly need but it is remote with no shops or places to eat in walking distance."

    We are oldies & found driving along the single tracks to/from the cottage to the main road very stressful, especially when a vehicle came the other way, so we left 3 nights early to visit family a couple of hours away. Our fault we should have read the Sykes reviews before we booked as someone else did mention the roads are a little hairy.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2022

  • "An amazing property."

    Please thank the owner (Mary) for making us welcome and accommodating our interest in birds by filling the feeders every day.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2022

  • "Our second visit to The Old Smithy."

    Absolutely delightful place to stay.. Total peace and tranquility abound here. Cottage is first class with everything you need and a very comfortable bed and great shower. Easy parking outside cottage. Mary Hill is lovely. 11 out of 10 for sure.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay with all the home comforts."

    The area is beautiful with lots of stunning views from every window. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021



    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2021

  • "Superb thatched cottage."

    Very spacious and immaculately presented. An absolute gem in a beautiful tranquil setting in the heart of Devon countryside. A great base to explore the many delightful towns and villages both inland and along the stunning Jurassic coast. We received a warm welcome from our friendly and welcoming host Mary who made us feel very much at home. We would strongly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Sep 2021

  • "Superb cottage in stunning location."

    Absolutely perfect. Very clean, very comfortable bed, good shower and everything we needed. Such a feel good place to stay in.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Aug 2021

  • "Mary Hill is an excellent host"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, even nicer than the description and a wonderful host."

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jul 2021

  • "Mary is a very good host."

    The kitchen in very well provided for. Lovely patio area for drinks outside, weather allowing. Would only mention the single chairs, are not that comfortable, although the settee is. The roads to the cottage are a little hairy, until you get used to them, but that is Devon and Cornwall roads anyway.

    Reviewed by Theresa4.7Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage home from home every thing you need beautiful country side just wat we needed after the last year"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage beautiful position with exceptional host."

    If you are looking for a quiet cottage in the countryside,look no further.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was home from home."

    Everything we needed was provided, it was spotlessly clean, was very relaxing and quiet, well located and reasonably priced.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2021

  • "Superb cottage in a lovely setting ."

    had a great holiday. very helpful owners

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Accurate description of premises, excellent facilities and friendly and helpful owners."

    Excellent position for exploring Devon. We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was exactly how described but with added extras like air fresheners in bathroom and foil etc in kitchen (you don’t get these in every cottage) Setting was wonderful as it was deep in the countryside and we could see the cows in the field from the lounge window."

    Owners were friendly without being intrusive

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2020

  • "The Old Smithy was very clean and new."

    The bed was extremely comfortable and the house was warm and cosy. The owner had provided milk and home made cake on our arrival. The kitchen was a home from home with loads of equipment. Everything was excellent, we even had Wi-Fi and Sky TV. The local area is safe and very quiet with views of the, hills, farmland and sheep. The location is good for access to Honiton, the south coast and the moors. We visited, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Seaton and Beer to the south. Okehampton and Tavistock to the west in Dartmoor. There are lots of walks near the Smithy in the Blackdown Hills. I would highly recommend The Old Smithy for couples who like to get away from the town for a while.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2020

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  • Ground-floor Living
  • One super-king-size double bedroom (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with sofa bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Oil central heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Snooker room available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: 2 step up into kitchen, 1 step down into shower room

The property

The Old Smithy is a heart-warming thatched cottage, nestled in the heart of the Blackdown Hills AONB, in the pretty village of Luppitt.

Set all on the ground floor and having been lovingly converted from a smithy building, this is a wonderful retreat for a romantic getaway, for a couple seeking to explore the delights of this countryside location.

Set on the owner's farm, enter this alluring wooden clad cottage and be drawn i0n by a well-presented open-plan living area, enhanced by an uplifting vaulted ceiling with attractive exposed beams.

The comfortable chaise three-seater sofa allows for relaxation in front of the electric fire, kick back and enjoy the TV with SkyQ at the end of an adventure-filled day.

A delightful dining area sits at the far end, while two steps up lead you into a modern and well-equipped kitchen which is dominated by the smithy's fabulous original fireplace.

Before a day of exploring this part of Devon, recharge your batteries in the tasteful bedroom boasting a super king-size zip/link bed and lying adjacent is a large, luxurious wet room allowing you to get ready for each day in exquisite style.

To the front of this charming cottage is a sunny patio which is an ideal spot to sit and enjoy your morning coffee, or perhaps an evening glass of wine or two.

Just four miles away is the delightful town of Honiton, a market town which displays a wealth of amenities along with a series of historical landmarks to wander around and admire.

Avid walkers will relish the engulfing Blackdown Hills AONB, as a multitude of paths and trails are available just steps from the doorstep of this home-from-home.

The world-famous Jurassic Coast is within easy reach and is most certainly worth a visit as it abounds in glorious beaches, astounding vistas and a selection of popular towns waiting to be explored.

A unique, homely base from which to explore this remarkable part of Devon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Honiton 6.4 miles; Axminster 15.8 miles.

Situated in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Devon/Somerset border, lies the village of Luppitt, just 6.4 miles from Honiton. With wonderful fields, hedgerows, woodlands and isolated farmsteads this is rural living at its best. Within the village you will one of Britain’s smallest pubs which rests snugly within the owner’s farmhouse and serves one beer – Otter Bitter, which is a favourite local brew. Despite its small size, this pub promises bags of character and charm, as well as a dartboard for entertainment. Find a larger selection of amenities within the nearby market town of Honiton, where you will also find the award-winning Thelma Hulbert Gallery access to a number of local beauty spots which include the Iron Age Hembury Fort and Blackbury Camp. For those feeling active, look forward to exploring miles of countryside upon the Blackdown Hills, where you will find opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding amidst endearing woodland and rolling valleys. Luppitt promises to be a wonderful escape to this part of the countryside with your loved ones.

Note: There are 2 steps up into the kitchen and 1 step down into the shower room.
Note: Until restrictions change, the shared Games Room will be closed to guests.