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“Quiet, central retreat”
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The Old Smithy is completely self-contained, sharing only a driveway with the owners property Lounge area leads on to the private, secure garden. The woodburner (logs supplied) is very inviting
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24 reviews
The Old Smithy is completely self-contained, sharing only a driveway with the owners property
Lounge area leads on to the private, secure garden. The woodburner (logs supplied) is very inviting
We welcome our guests with milk, wine and home made cake! Also basics like teabags, loo rolls etc
There are loads of CDs and DVDs if you fancy a night in, with a 40' TV and surround sound...
The master bedroom with king-size bed and en-suite shower room
Twin bedroom with original beam and exposed stonework
The secluded garden catches the sun all morning and into the early afternoon
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Southam, Warwickshire, England

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joycey44
Goole, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Quiet, central retreat”
Reviewed 3 June 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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person found this review helpful

Fantastic cottage in a very central location. Martin the owner came to see us as soon as we arrived to help us settle in. There was a bottle of wine, 4 pints of milk and the most delicious Lemon Drizzle cake waiting for us. The cottage has fantastic facilities, everything that we needed in the kitchen and the most amazing CD and DVD collection at our disposal. We visited Oxford a 50 min drive, Warwick castle 30 mins, Leamington Spa 30mins and Stratford-upon-Avon 40 mins. The garden and outside areas were lovely and the local pub is less than 1 minute walk with it's beer garden near the cottage. We were never disturbed by the noise. We had a fantastic holiday and would certainly recommend The Smithy to anyone.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jun 2017
We're delighted you enjoyed your stay!
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County Donegal, Ireland
Reviewed 26 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
28 Apr 2017
Wow, what a lovely review; we're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You're welcome back any time..
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Trek54628...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent cottage”
Reviewed 16 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

we received a warm and friendly welcome from the owners and the lemon drizzle cake,wine and milk was a nice surprise. The cottage was amazing, everything you could wish for was there, It was very comfortable and in a lovely quiete location. would definately recommend to others and would come back and stay again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Apr 2017
We're delighted you enjoyed your stay; thank you for booking with us
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Locarn France
Reviewed 19 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Mar 2017
We're glad you enjoyed your stay; hope to see you again! The Hollybush is up and running again with a new landlord - fingers crossed..
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MargaretM...
2 reviews
“Amazing host and perfect stay. Would definitely recommend or stay again.”
Reviewed 30 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Booked this property for family to stay for a wedding in Southam. The landlord was very proactive. An information pack about the property, directions and local area was sent immediately after the booking confirmation.

During our stay, the property was nothing short of perfect. It had all the little touches that made it feel very homely. The landlord was very welcoming and helpful. Our stay at the Old Smithy definitely contributed to making the wedding period a perfect experience. Thank you Martin.

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Liked best: The landlord. Very warm and genuine person.
Liked least: Location of the property is remote. Ideal for a getaway. Would recommend this to those with access to a car.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
30 Nov 2016
I'm delighted you had a good stay. Congratulations once again - I'm glad the wedding went well
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Greyhound...
Columbus, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic in every regard”
Reviewed 11 November 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We enjoyed our stay at the property thoroughly. The owners were friendly and kind and extraordinarily helpful. We hosted a small family party there our final evening and they couldn't have been more gracious. We are hoping to return in the Fall of 2017.

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Liked best: The location and spacious quarters and friendly hosts
Liked least: The only mild concern was the wifi connectivity. They do not advertise it but they kindly offer a wifi extender that gives limited access. It is not something that is promised so it shouldn't be expected, but it would be awfully nice to have it.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Haydock, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
1
person found this review helpful

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Liked best: Nothing done on the cheap
Liked least: Not being able to get a phone signal in the village
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
12 Jul 2016
Wow! What a great review! Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a lovely report. I'm sure Lewis Hamilton winning the GP added to the enjoyment of your stay, but I sadly can't take any credit for that! Thanks again
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