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“A beautiful overnight stay on the Cotswold Way” 5 of 5 stars
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High Street, Tormarton GL9 1HU, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Tormarton B&B and Inns
Derbyshire
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“A beautiful overnight stay on the Cotswold Way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2011

We stayed here for 1 nights b&b whilst walking the Cotswold Way. We were warmly welcomed by Joanna. The Little Smithy is a beautiful self contained cottage with everything you could possibly want. My only regret is that we could not stay longer. Breakfast in the main house was very good, particularly Joannas' home made bread and stewed plums. The Majors Retreat just yards away is very good for a hearty evening meal.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

This is the BEST B & B we had stayed at for the whole week when doing the Cotswolds Way. This place set the Bench Mark and for the rest of the week we kept measuring all places against this place and nothing matched it.
Superb room and hosts.
The only slight negative I had was a lack of shower , the bath is great after a days walk but the next morning I would prefer a shower. This did not impede our enjoyment and are considering going back there with my wife (this time) for a weeks holiday.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2011

We stayed overnight whilst attending a memorial service in Hawkesbury. Little Smithy is a charming spot and Joanna and Richard were delightful hosts. The self contained 'cottage' was most comfortable - all in all thoroughly recommended

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2010

It was worth the walk from Wootton under Edge! The Little Smithy is located beautifully for anyone walking the Cotswolds trail and you are made to feel very welcome. There was no fuss about our muddy boots but you certainly wouldn't want to mess up this lovely cottage. It was exclusively ours, located just metres from the main home where we enjoyed a superb breakfast and lively conversation with our friendly hostess, following her excellent recommendation for a hearty, fast, reasonably priced dinner the night before.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2010

This was a serendipitous find when the all the other accommodation listed in the official Cotswold Way booklet was full and we were recommended to stay here. Little Smithy Cottage is separate from the owner's house and is very tastefully and comfortably decorated in an elegant country house style (think Cath Kitson and Laura Ashley) and would make an excellent hideaway for a get-away-from-it-all stay - either with a partner or with friends. Although there is a small kitchen we would recommend the offer of a home-cooked meal (extra cost) - especially the ginger ice-cream and short-bread. Don't plan to rush away after an excellent and generous breakfast in a large dining/kitchen area straight out of the pages of "House Beautiful" as it is very tempting to stay chatting to the very genial hostess.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: High Street, Tormarton GL9 1HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Tormarton
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Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Tormarton
Number of rooms: 2
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The Little Smithy Tormarton, England

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