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The Old SmithyKingham, Chipping Norton and surrounding villages

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Dating back to the 16th century, The Old Smithy combines charm and character with the modern day comforts one would expect from a ‘home away from home’.

Tucked away, the village green provides the back drop to this contemporary bolthole within an enchanting village setting.

Two excellent country pubs, the village shop and The Mill House Hotel are within walking distance, whilst the ever popular Daylesford Organic Farmshop and Spa is a few minutes drive away.


Central Heating Electric hob & ovenEnclosed gardenFridgeGarden furniture iPod DockParkingWiFiDog-friendly Bed LinenDishwasherDVD playerGround Floor BedroomLog Burner / Open FireMicrowaveTowels Within walking distance to pub Within walking distance to shop


Ground Floor Accommodation:

All on one level:

Open-plan living area with a vaulted ceiling
Kitchen/dining area
With an electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and dishwasher. There is also a farmhouse table and seating for two.
Sitting area
With a wood burning stove. LCD television and DVD player and iPod dock.
With a 5' king-size bed.
En-suite shower room
With a double shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and wc.

At the front of the property, there is an enclosed garden with lawn area, outside table and seating for four.
Street parking is available at the front of the property.

Additional Information:
A welcome basket of logs is provided.
One well behaved dog welcome (small additional charge).

Surrounding local area

Voted ‘England’s Favourite Village’ 2006 by Country Life magazine, Kingham is a beautifully unspoilt Cotswold village. The quintessential cottages with wonky gables and thatched roofs, large green, and easy walking distance of the well-stocked village shop and post office - not to mention the village's two highly recommended local pubs, the Kingham Plough owned by Masterchef semi-finalist Emily Watkins and The Wild Rabbit.
For those looking to travel using public transport, the property is ideally situated with the village being on the main line from London Paddington, with stops at Oxford, Didcot and Moreton-in-Marsh. The property itself is only four minutes from the station, making it an ideal location from which to explore the local area.
Visit the Award-winning Daylesford Organic Farm Shop and Cookery School or book a treatment in the Bamford HayBarn Spa.
Chipping Norton, home to Fairytale Farm and with links to former Prime Minister David Cameron and former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is nearby, offering a range of shopping facilities.
The pretty Cotswold villages of Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water and Moreton-in-Marsh are all within a 10-minute drive.
For foodies, The Big Feastival, an annual event held at the end of August, hosted by Alex James and Jamie Oliver is hosted just outside the village at Alex's farm.
Oxford (28 minutes by Rail) is well worth a visit, offering a wide range of shopping outlets and stunning architecture with the University of Oxford being one of its major attractions.
For golf enthusiasts, Cotswolds Club is 15 minutes away, offering a 18-hole, par 71 course for golfers of all abilities.
A little further field, (30 minute drive) discover the Roman Villa on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Chedworth or visit the quintessential Barnsley House (45 minute drive), with its beautiful gardens, excellent restaurant and luxurious spa.

Guest reviews

Well, we have been visiting The Old Smithy since 2014 so that’s how much we love it here!
So warm and comfortable, very well equipped, such a pretty setting, great walks in every direction,
super bed and shower, easy to rest and relax here.

G & N , January 2018
1 of 7

This is a beautiful cosy cottage in a great location. It had everything we needed and is done out to a
high standard. We had brilliant weather, we completed a number of local walks and visited
numerous locations taking in the beautiful villages and countryside.
Would fully recommend this to friends and family.

C & R - County Durham , December 2017
2 of 7

Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. We booked a few days as a “wintry retreat” but topped it all
by getting engaged. It has been perfect.

A & B - Manchester , December 2017
3 of 7

What a delightful, warm welcoming little cottage. Loved it here, and supper at The Plough was
delightful. My only regret is that I was showing at The Cotswold Fair at Daylesford and that we
didn’t come for longer and so have time to go for walks and explore.
So we’d love to come back some time. Thank You

L & S , November 2017
4 of 7

What a fabulous place to stay, ideal for a couple and dog. A great base for exploring the surrounding
area, lots to see and do. Bibury was my favourite, a must see.

G & N - and Frankie dog , October 2017
5 of 7

September 2017
Fantastic week, visited Stow-on- the-Wold, Bourton-on- the-Water and The Slaughters. Cotswolds
are amazing, such stunning villages.
The Old Smithy is wonderful so well equipped. Been nice to chill out. Recommend The Plough for
good food.

D & Y and Archie Dog - Kent , September 2017
6 of 7

The Old Smithy is our idea of a perfect Cotswolds cottage, in a lovely Cotswold village. The cottage is
very comfy, great shower (always good). We love to cook and found the kitchen ideal for self-
catering. Treated ourselves to some Daylesford goodies. Lovely walk to the farm on a sunny Sunday
morning via the bridleway. Enjoyed a day out on the GWR steam railway from Toddington to
Cheltenham. Also visited Blenheim Palace at Woodstock, and the Rococco Garden at Painswick.
Made a trip to Chipping Camden and had a lovely afternoon tea at The Cotswolds House Hotel and
Spa. A very relaxing week in one of our favourite parts of the country, we have felt very much at

R & F, August 2017
7 of 7
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Welcome hamper included

A complimentary hamper will be awaiting you on your arrival containing milk, tea, fresh coffee, bread, butter, eggs, juice, wine and cheese, along with other essential items to prepare a light snack or breakfast. There may be some regional variations.


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