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The Smithy

Bodsham, nr. Canterbury Grade 4 Star rating View Map
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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 2 miles.

Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Contemporary fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with 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
  • Video
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Drying facilities by arrangement
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Barbecue (summer)
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Stabling for horses available by arrangement
  • No smoking

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Detached PropertyDetached Property
  • DishwasherDishwasher
  • Ground Floor FacilitiesGround Floor Facilities
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Rural LocationRural Location
  • Woodburning StoveWoodburning Stove
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Baby and Toddler FriendlyBaby and Toddler Friendly
  • Car Parking AvailableCar Parking Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Heritage CollectionHeritage Collection

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-08-08
    Great place to stay, quiet peaceful and beautiful. Lovely to have fresh eggs,jam and milk waiting for us. I would definitely recommend The Smithy and would love to spend another holiday there in the future.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 2015-05-23
    Everything about The Smithy put it in luxury league EXCEPT the small double bed. Though v comfy it was small and this would affect our decision to make a further booking.

    Response from: Administrator

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Many thanks for your comments. The Smithy is categorised as 4 star property, not luxury, but we always aim to exceed the category standards. The double bed is a standard double bed and we will look at replacing this in the future with a King Size, as noted many have commented on how comfortable it is.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 2015-04-11
    Lovely cottage. Everything you could need & more. The best equipped kitchen in any self catering cottage we have stayed in. really comfy beds. Warm, cosy & homely. Would have been all 10 scores but local pub shut so had to drive out for a drink.

    Response from: Administrator

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for your feedback. We are equally disappointed the local pub has closed and are hopeful new buyers will re-open soon. In the meantime the next nearest is the Bowl which is 20-25 minutes walk and provides great local real ales.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 2015-01-04
    We really enjoyed our stay, right from the first moment when we were welcomed with a bottle of wine on the table and milk and eggs in the kitchen. We stayed just after Christmas and the cottage was thoughtfully and discreetly decorated with a Christmas tree and lights. We felt very well looked after, but we never felt intruded upon by our hosts at any time. The location was beautifully quiet, in wonderful countryside which gave us the opportunity for long walks. We heard more horses hooves than motor cars on the road outside - although there was very little sound from either source. The view of the stars on clear nights was exquisite - we spent three nights stargazing. Comfortable bed, lots of hot water, great shower and bathroom and a lovely wood burning stove. Good WiFi, but poor mobile signal. The only item we felt was less than excellent was the the cooker. We would definitely stay at the Smithy again.

    Response from: Administrator

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for your feedback. We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Smithy. Following your comments, we have now installed a new oven and hob. Please see the updated photos.

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9.4 out of 10 – based on 16 reviews collected by Reevoo

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