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Cosy up by the wood burning stove.
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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16 reviews
Cosy up by the wood burning stove.
Books, board games and CDs for you to enjoy
Sky+ HD TV
Monthly Cheshire Life Magazine
Hand built kitchen with Leisure Range gas cooker
Well equipped kitchen
Kitchen with views onto the country lane and over the fields
Good size farmhouse kitchen
Comfortable beds with quality bedding and towels
1st double bedroom with settee and tv
2nd good size double bedroom with original beams
2nd good sized double bedroom
Selection of soaps etc
Enjoy a relaxing bath in the beamed bathroom
Well signed 'The Old Smithy'
Beautiful views of Cheshire countryside
Views from the courtyard....plenty of parking room
Enjoy morning coffee in the small garden...or an evening wine
Pretty garden
Entrance to the garden sitting area...with BBQ
'Welcome'....I have made the cottage so comfortable for you
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Nantwich, Cheshire, England

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Kim G
St. Petersburg, Florida
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cosy and comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

The Old Smithy is delightful! It is clean, superbly furnished and decorated, with a highly equipped kitchen. All the creature comforts you'd want and a cosy sitting room with an open fire (there is also central heating). I enjoyed a quiet couple of days here and definitely have it on my list of places I'd visit again. Thank you so much for wonderful hospitality.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
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5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: The size of the cottage and having the log fire.
Liked least: The proximity to the road. Traffic noise was sometimes an issue.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Matt R
Chester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful house and location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Have just come back from a 2 night stay at this wonderful venue and it was the perfect weekend. With the picturesque market town of Nantwich on the doorstep, it was the ideal place to spend time relaxing and getting a break from our busy lives! The house itself is gorgeous inside and the log-fire made it feel really homely, it was my particular highlight! It also has Sky TV, free Wi-Fi and most everything you could need to cook up a storm in the kitchen. If you don't fancy cooking, there's a lot of fantastic country pubs within walking and driving distance. The location makes it feel just isolated enough that it helps your sense of escape, but you're within easy driving distance of larger towns and cities like Crewe and Stoke. Can't recommend this place highly enough and the owners are warm, friendly people. We will definitely be coming back! :-)

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Jen O
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2014 for a stay in February 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at the Old Smithy for two nights this week. I can't fault it at all, the whole cottage is kept at a very high standard. The cottage is spacious and cosy at the same time. There are many extra special touches thorough out the house. Great location and plenty of things to do. We can't wait to arrange next visit.

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Diane A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Superbly appointed accommodation with helpful and friendly owners.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013
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person found this review helpful

The Old Smithy provided an excellent base for our 4 night New Year break. Cosy and warm, everything in the cottage was to a really high standard,spacious and spotless. The owners, Eileen and Graham were extremely welcoming and helpful. The cottage was close to Bridgemere Garden Centre and the market town of Nantwich, as well as the interesting cities of Chester and Shrewsbury, with a number of superb gastro pubs in the area. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Poulton1
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29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Wow! 5 star accommodation that has everything you need to have a relaxing break in beautiful rural Cheshire.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013
2
people found this review helpful

As we pulled into the rustic courtyard of this gorgeous period property we were warmly welcomed by the owners Eileen and Graham. Throughout our weekend stay they were wonderfully helpful in advising us on places to visit that we would never have thought of ourselves. Two must sees were Shrewsbury and Nantwich.
More importantly the cottage is a perfect rural retreat and is a chocolate box of a building . A former smithy that has been transformed into a two bed roomed country holiday home with very high end fixtures and fittings. We arrived on a cold dark November evening to be met by a roaring log fire that filled the building with a glowing warmth that set the tone for our stay. Needless to say the red wine was soon at the perfect temperature and our relaxing weekend was off to a great start. The quality of everything in this accommodation is truly 5 star and a credit to the owners imagination and taste. There are a number of really nice Restaurants within a short distance that serve great gastro food at reasonable prices which meant that we never had the chance to fully utilise the well equipped and large dining kitchen which boasts a large double cooking range . We will save that treat until our next visit.!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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