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Blacksmiths Cottage
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Double bedroom 2
Twin Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Winchcombe, Cotswolds, England

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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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Although the location was good the cottage itself was not. Broken dishwasher, broken cabinet, broken cd player, not enough kitchen utensils or cooking equipment….
Also be advised that check in time was not until 16:00 and check out time was at 10:00 – by far too late to check in & too early to check out. We had somebody knocking on our door at 9:59 on Bank Holiday, New Year’s day even though there was no booking after us for weeks. They charged us £75 out of our deposit for this.

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Jan 2014
Dear Reviewer
Thank you for comments.
I must state that all you negative comments about this property were ONLY mentioned AFTER departure. ( Which was 3 hours late) You could have called us at any time if you had a problem. My home number and mobile number is on every piece of literature in the property.

I have enclosed a copy of the email thread you received regarding the above property.
You knew to depart at 10 am and also that a late departure fee would be charged.

The dishwasher door had slipped from its position but you were still able to use it. Our cleaner assures us she had not left it like that before your arrival.

The stereo does work and I have a video clip if you would like to view it in operation. You hadn't put the plug in . There are three plugs hence the extension lead.

The cabinet door: Its an antique and although old and rickety in character of the building again not broken.

The kitchen utensils. There are plenty of kitchen utensils and equipment. We abide by the list recommended by The Tourist Board if you would like a list I can provide this.

From: Sarah Halewood >
Date: 2 January 2014 19:00:08 GMT
Subject: Re: Cottage rental

Cleaning is allocated to the cleaning company on the DATE A BOOKING IS TAKEN this ensures we are booked in to their diary.
Many bookings are taken last minute.
This system ensures the property is always available.
We are not their only client they have others in the area.
The cleaning company also has a responsibility to ensure the property is left safe and secure.

Date: 2 January 2014 12:13:30 GMT
Subject: RE: Cottage rental

Why does your cleaning company need to clean at 10:00 on a bank holiday when there is no other booking that day or the next few days.

Subject: Re: Cottage rental

Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:41:32 +0000
To: xxxxxxxx

Dear xxxxxxx
Our cleaning company charge us a late departure fee.
If you scroll down we advise that late departure will be £75.
I shall re credit your account for £25.

Sent from my iPhone

On 1 Jan 2014, at 20:20, REVIEWER> wrote:


Yes, we did not leave at 10:00, we left at 13:00 having agreed it with a lady who came by at 10:00 to check. I understand that you did not have any other booking for today and so no inconvenience was caused by this


Subject: Re: Cottage rental
From: xxxxxxxx
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 2014 19:11:22 +0000

I believe from our cleaner that you didn't leave at 10 am as requested.
Can you confirm this please.

Sent from my iPhone

On 1 Jan 2014, at 18:32, REVIEWER> wrote:

Hello, I hope you found everything in order at the cottage. We washed up before our departure & put the bins out as requested. Please note the cabinet door to the dishwasher was already broken (off its hinges/fixtures) when we arrived. The door to the cabinet in the lounge area was also dislodged from its hinges and the stereo did not work. Let me know what the process is for the return of the deposit.

Many thanks

Subject: Re: Cottage rental
Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:59:15 +0000

We do provide towels but unfortunately check in time is 4pm as we wouldn't have time to clean it between visits. If you've a moment please let me know where you saw this so I can change it. We've had the property 10 years and have always had the same policy.
The property is easy to find on Back Lane it's the end nearest North street.


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On 21 Dec 2013, at 21:31, REVIEWER> wrote:

Thank you for your email. I had read that towels were provided and that check in & check out was 12:00. Please confirm. Also, are there any specific directions to the cottage or is it fairly easy to find

Kind regards

Subject: Re: Cottage rental
Date: Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:16:23 +0000

Please can you confirm you have received this email.
Check in after 4pm depart before 10am

The full address is
Blacksmiths Cottage

When you arrive as you look at the front door there xxxxxxxxxxxx
xxxxxxxxxis a key safe. The number is xxxxxx

On departure please could you check

All windows and doors are closed and locked.
The heating is turned off and all bins have been emptied in to the wheely
bins outside.

Please note all breakages must be paid for. Late departure is charged at £75.
The key is returned to the key safe.

Thank you again for your booking if you have any problems give me a call
07850 21 31 21.
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hampshire UK
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Clean and cosy”
Reviewed 4 December 2013 for a stay in November 2013

The photos of this cottage do not do it justice. It was immaculate and very welcoming with small touches to make our stay all the more comfortable. The cottage is within walking distance to the village with shops and pubs. Will definitely re-book Blacksmiths for next year.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Reviewed 12 August 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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