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The Smithy is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, located on a quaint street in Chipping Norton

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
TV, fireplace
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi

Overview of The Smithy is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, located on a quaint street in Chipping Norton

The Smithy is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, located on a quaint street in Chipping Norton

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire cottage

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Fireplace
Chipping Norton, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChipping Norton Golf Club2 min drive
  • Popular LocationFairytale Farm3 min drive
  • Popular LocationRollright Stones6 min drive
  • AirportOxford (OXF)21 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cottage to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

The Smithy is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, located on a quaint street in Chipping Norton

Cottage in Chipping Norton with kitchen and fireplace
Welcome to The Smithy, brought to you exclusively by Character Cottages, local specialists in stylish Cotswold holiday rentals.


Please click More Details to read about the House Rules.

The Smithy is a beautiful Cotswold stone cottage, located on the corner of a quaint street in Chipping Norton, one of the North Cotswolds' famous market towns. As well as having a wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants, Chipping Norton is ideally placed for exploring the Cotswolds region, whether walking, cycling or riding through the beautiful countryside, or exploring the many other lovely towns and villages just a short drive away. Chipping Norton is also well placed for visiting other world famous attractions, such as Blenheim Palace, the dreaming spires of Oxford, or Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare.

This light and airy cottage has many character features, including exposed Cotswold stone walls, wooden floors and doors, and a cosy wood burning stove. Fully refurbished in 2016, the character of the cottage is enhanced by its modern facilities, including a new, well presented kitchen, wireless internet access and a SMART TV.

The Smithy sleeps five people, in three bedrooms. There is a small, attractive courtyard garden and on street parking is readily available. The cottage is perfect for a family or a group of friends looking for a relaxing break in a beautiful village, surrounded by the lovely Cotswold countryside.

House Rules

Booking and payment
Character Cottages is a marketing agency and we do not own any of the cottages listed on our website. We manage a proportion of cottages within our portfolio and the remaining properties are managed by a third party property manager or the property owner – your pre-arrival email will contain confirmation and contact details for your property manager. Bookings made via us form a legal agreement directly between you and the property owner.
For bookings commencing more than 10 weeks in advance, a 30% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the booking. The balance payment is then due 10 weeks prior to arrival.
All payments are made subject to the cancellation policy set out in the standard Booking Conditions.

Security deposits
Security deposits are not required (please note that guests are still liable for any damage or additional cleaning required as a result of their actions).

The maximum occupancy of the property is five guests at any point during your stay. Unauthorised over occupancy is a breach of our terms and conditions and may result in the cancellation of your booking and additional charges. Please consult us prior to booking if you wish to discuss the possibility of having more than five guests at the property.
Infants who sleep in a cot do not count towards the occupancy figure, however, due to space restrictions, the occupancy figure may only be exceeded by up to one additional infant.

Regrettably, pets are not accepted.

Bed linen and towels
Bed linen and towels are provided for guests.

Arrival and departure times
Arrival time is after 3pm and departure time is by 10.30am. Access is via a key safe, therefore it does not matter if you are arriving late at night.

Bed sizes and configurations

Bedroom 1: 2 x single beds
Bedroom 2: Double bed
Bedroom 3: 1 x single bed


Family bathroom: Bath with overhead shower and handheld shower attachment, toilet and wash basin
Downstairs cloakroom: Toilet and wash basin

Heating, fuel and logs
The property has a gas central heating system.
Electricity and gas are included in the rental price. An initial basket of logs is provided for the wood burning stove and further log supplies can be purchased locally.

Services provided
The property has free wireless internet access and a SMART Freeview TV.
There is no telephone at the property, however mobile phone reception is generally OK.

Free on street parking is available close to the property.

Where a letting exceeds nine nights, a mid-stay clean, bed linen and towel change may be included in the price. Please check with us to confirm. Additional housekeeping services may be available on request.

Child friendly facilities
A travel cot (without linen), high chair and stair gate are available on request.

There is a small enclosed courtyard garden.

Initial consumables
A small quantity of initial consumables is provided for your convenience (eg. tea, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, soap, washing powder, toilet rolls, etc), however, you should not expect the quantity of these provisions to be sufficient for the duration of your stay.

Accessibility, health and safety
This is an old property, which has narrow stairs that could pose difficulty to guests with limited mobility, or carrying babies, both in terms of their general movement and their ability to quickly exit the cottage in the event of an emergency.
The smoke and CO detectors operate on a sound only basis and, therefore, those who have serious impairment of hearing may not be able to hear the alarm systems and could be at risk.

No smoking or vaping is permitted throughout the property.

In order to provide you with as much detail of our properties as possible, we sometimes use wide angle photography, which can make certain rooms, or spaces, appear larger than they actually are. Wherever possible, we try to include a floorplan, with detailed dimensions of rooms and areas.
If you have any queries regarding the size of any rooms or spaces, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Guest accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and a hairdryer. This accommodation has kitchens with dishwashers.

Bathrooms include baths or showers. This Chipping Norton cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property manager

Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Street parking available

Family friendly

  • Stair gate
  • Travel cot


  • Dishwasher


  • 3 bedrooms


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location


  • Sleeps 5

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

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About this area

Chipping Norton

Located in Chipping Norton, this cottage is in a rural area. Chastleton House and Blenheim Palace are local landmarks, and some of the area's attractions include Fairytale Farm and Cotswold Falconry Centre. Bourton House Garden and The Model Village are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Chipping Norton Golf Club - 2 min drive
  • Fairytale Farm - 3 min drive
  • Rollright Stones - 6 min drive
  • Hook Norton Brewery - 9 min drive
  • Chastleton House - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Ascott-under-Wychwood Station - 10 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 21 min drive


  • Whistlers - 2 min walk
  • Blue Boar - 3 min walk
  • Jaffe & Neale - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Le Raj - 3 min walk
  • Bitter and Twisted - 3 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 10 out of 12 reviews
5 - Excellent 83%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 12 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 12 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 12 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 12 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed here with our 1 year old and can't thank the owners enough for their assistance. Gate guard/travel cot/high chair were provided. This touch really helped make our stay that little bit easier. Really recommend this cottage, very clean and the owners have furnished it to a high standard. The location to the centre is very convenient and close to all the day trips we had planned out. We will be back :)
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

The Smithy
A fantastic place to stay in a beautiful location

4/5 Good

Lovely, clean and well equipped
Great property, very well equipped and very clean. We did find it quite small for 4 adults, not really enough comfortable seating in living room for us, but otherwise a great place, fantastic location.

5/5 Excellent

Country cottage retreat
Beautiful cottage in a great location.Cottage had everything you would need for a comfortable stay.Cottage was well presented,clean and cosy.Nice country walks on the doorstep.Plenty of shops,pubs,cafes and quirky places to visit nearby.

5/5 Excellent

Cotswolds Break
Great property in a great location. Owners communicated quickly and efficiently, and the property had everything we needed. Comfortable and cosy.