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The Smithy

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Bodsham, near Canterbury, Kent
Grade 4 Star rating
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Ideal for walkers, the North Downs Way is close to this comfortable cottage, with wood burning stove and garden.

The Smithy is a comfortable single-storey cottage standing detached in the heart of the small hamlet of Bodsham in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated just 4 miles from the picturesque village of Wye, The Smithy is surrounded by a network of footpaths including the North Downs Way. Dating back to the 17th century with its own garden, The Smithy has been tastefully restored to a high standard and is ideally placed for sightseeing and touring. The Channel Tunnel is just a 20-minute drive away, whilst the cathedral city of Canterbury, the market town of Tenterden, Leeds Castle, Howletts Zoo and the seaside town of Whitstable are all within easy driving distance. There are numerous local pubs serving food and the nearest convenience store is 4 miles away. Pub 50 yards.

Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Contemporary fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with kingsize bed and fitted wardrobes. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, electric rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair (on request)
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Drying facilities by arrangement
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Barbecue (summer)
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Stabling for horses available by arrangement
  • No smoking

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  • Barbecue
  • Detached Property
    Detached Property
  • Dishwasher
  • Ground Floor Facilities
    Ground Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed Cottage
    Christmas Themed Cottage
  • Wifi
  • Baby and Toddler Friendly
    Baby and Toddler Friendly
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • No Pets Allowed
    No Pets Allowed
  • Heritage Collection
    Heritage Collection
  • Car Parking - On Site
    Car Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/05/2017
    We booked The Smithy as a last minute break.So pleased we found it!!!Our children loved the bunk beds & in fact the whole cottage.It was spotlessly clean & attention to detail was brilliant.There wasn't a garden as such but outside seating,this wasn't a problem to us as we were out all day.It is tucked away in a little village,however within easy reach of bigger villages with shops etc.Would highly recommend & would happily stay here again!!

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Many thanks for the kind comments and scoring. Just to clarify the Smithy has a garden which comprises two patio areas each to the side of the property (connected by the rear of the property) as shown in the photos, one for sunrise and one for sunset, both with flower beds and garden furniture. There is also a south facing open lawn area to the front of the smithy, also shown in the photos.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 27/11/2016
    A fantastic, relaxed getaway. The Smithy has everything and now Timber Batts is open with great home made grub a bonus. We will be back .

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 14/11/2016
    Perfect place for young families

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/11/2016
    A superbly comfortable and spotlessly clean cottage. Kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need, shower was spot on and beds were comfortable. If you're looking for a cosy getaway I highly recommend The Smithy

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 03/09/2016
    Great place. Lovely homemade jam and eggs provided for us. Left alone to enjoy our holiday. Wifi worked brilliant (this is not usually the case) and at no extra cost. Lovely to sit out and enjoy a morning cup of tea.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 29/08/2016
    Had a lovely short break @ the Smithy , was pleasantly surprised by the overall comfort and finish of the cottage in a beautiful part of Kent and a great location to visit most of the Kent coast line. Bevan family Romford.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 20/08/2016
    Very nice little cottage. Lovely area and relatively easy access to south east Kent. Well equipped and very toddler friendly. Only negative was a heavy feather duvet for the double bed. Overall we had an excellent holiday!!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/06/2016
    A very cosy, well equipped cottage, a good place to get away from the world. Our only disappointment was the weather.

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