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“Very cosy and well-equipped”
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Review of The Old Smithy

Cosy up by the wood burning stove.
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22 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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claranda
York, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
279 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Very cosy and well-equipped”
Reviewed September 5, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed at the cottage for three days in August and were quite comfortable.

The location was rural - about 6km to Nantwich - but with several good eating pubs within only 1 or 2 km. The weather was so awful that we needed the radiators on; the heating and hot water were excellent. The kitchen is well-equipped, although there was a bit of mould around the fridge door, so this may need replacing. The appliances all worked and there is a huge range cooker if you want to go all culinary... .

Upstairs the bedrooms are very nice, although they only have 4' 6" beds. The owner had said we could use one each, and we did, as in common with many people it is years since we squeezed into an English double. Bedding was of super quality, with good pillows, but the effect was let down a bit by cheap chests of drawers which either stuck or were in danger of falling apart. Plenty of hangars, though, a real plus. No hair-dryer is supplied but I was able to borrow one from the owner.

The bathroom was very nice, although at 5' 10" I found myself knocking into the eaves a bit! The over-bath shower worked very well, plenty of room to move around.

The living room was cosy and the two sofas very comfortable. The TV is large and had a great range of stations. Having the owners just across the driveway was useful when we had trouble sorting out the TV/DVD player and the internet, and they were unfailingly helpful and friendly, though not intrusive.

We would stay again.

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Liked best: The central heating and hot water
Liked least: The small beds and cheap bedroom furniture
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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SallyMcL6...
West Sussex, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“We would highly recommend "The Smithy"”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We stayed in The Smithy for the weekend with two of our daughters. An ideal location and a truly wonderful place to stay.

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Liked best: Home from home feeling!
Liked least: Not applicable
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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LynnDanny
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Beautifully appointed in. Wonderful setting.”
Reviewed March 28, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

Even though it is only day 2 of our mini break I just had to write to tell everyone just how fab this place is. The Old Smithy only looks small from the outside but opens up like a tardis. With its wood burner in the lounge and large kitchen/diner truly the attention to detail is amazing. The bedrooms are huge.....I wish my bedroom was as big as this. We only live an hour away but this really is a get away from it all relaxing spot.....with wifi. So close to idilic villages and lovely pubs and restaurants, it is the perfect place to hang up your hat and unwind. Eileen has been so helpful and easy to contact. She will make you feel welcome and special.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Kim G
St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cosy and comfortable”
Reviewed March 19, 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.

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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.
Traveling group: Solo Traveler
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Matt R
Chester, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful house and location”
Reviewed February 24, 2014 for a stay in February 2014
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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! :-)

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jen O
Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay”
Reviewed February 20, 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
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Superbly appointed accommodation with helpful and friendly owners.”
Reviewed January 8, 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.

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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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