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Detached Village Property

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Priors Marston, Nr. Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire, England - A Quiet Location In A Beautiful English Village

The Old Smithy is a recently refurbished holiday property with two bedrooms (one double, one twin), two bathrooms (en-suite to double plus separate family bathroom), and large open plan kitchen / dining / lounge with tri-fold doors leading to private garden area laid mostly to patio. TVs with Freeview channels in lounge area and both bedrooms. Wood burner in lounge area (plus a supply of logs) provides a great way to keep warm on cold days. Kitchen has fridge-freezer, oven with gas hob, microwave, dishwasher and washer-dryer. It's located in a conservation area in a village described as 'the quintessential English village'. Pets welcome by prior arrangement. £20 per pet, per week.

nb WiFi - we don't advertise having WiFi because the signal is poor in Priors Marston. There is however an 'extender' from our router, which should enable some limited internet access.

More Details

Martin Jezzard
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 August, 2017

About Martin Jezzard

Heather and I live in Warwickshire with our two grown-up daughters and assorted much loved pets. We bought our present house around seven years ago and have spent much of the time since restoring the property, and latterly the dilapidated outbuildings.

Why Martin Jezzard chose Stratford-Upon-Avon area

We love Priors Marston and the surrounding area. It's quiet and rural, with lovely walks, whilst excellent shops and places to visit are within easy reach.

What makes this cottage unique

We restored the outbuildings at our property to provide the sort of accommodation we look for when we go away on holiday. A peaceful place from which to enjoy a lovely part of the country.

An old map revealed that the building had once been a Smithy - hence its name!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for a lovely week in your cottage. Delightful. KP&D 07/13.

It was everything we could have wished for. The property could not be faulted. It is comfortably furnished, has all modern facilities and has a nice private seated patio area and a BBQ and for those rainy evenings there is a modern 42" flat screen TV and a large selection of DVD's, books and games.The village pub is a very short stroll away and the food is good, as are the cask ales.

we have already recommended to family and friends. SL&C 07/13

It was a lovely cottage and from the moment we walked in the door we knew we were going to be happy and comfortable there. There is a nice area with the property for sitting outside which is completely private which will be lovely in the summer. We would recommend. D & R 05/13

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Facilities 1st rate and an excellent base for visiting the surrounding countryside. We will definitely be back. B&J, Scotland. 04/13
Dec 2012
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Southam in Stratford-on-Avon District

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom one with shower, wc and sink. Separate family bathroom with bath including electric shower, wc and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom one: King size bed, TV, en-suite shower room with wc and sink. Limed oak flooring. Bedroom two: twin single beds, beams, exposed original stonework, limed oak flooring.
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Notes on accommodation: refurbished and largely rebuilt in 2012, a single storey detached 'cottage' fitted to a high standard to provide comfortable accommodation for up to four people. There are two bedrooms, the master with king-size bed, en-suite and TV, plus a twin with original features - beams and exposed stonework. The large thru kitchen / lounge / diner is fully equipped and opens on to a private garden area laid largely to patio. Outside: Private garden area laid mostly to patio with outside seating and newly erected summerhouse. Gravel drive parking for one or two cars immediately outside property (accessed via owners driveway) Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen provided and changed weekly. Towels not provided.


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average rating of 4.9459457 based on 38 reviews

Fantastic cottage for a great long weekend retreat

  • 5 of 5

Really great cottage, comfortable, stylist, spacious (and great CD collection for any muso's oug there!) There we four of us and a dog, and we had plenty of space. Great base for exploring the countryside, with a few decent pub walks - would recomend The Folly on the canal at Napton on the Hill.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for this lovely review - we're delighted you enjoyed your stay.
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Perfect for our 3 generation holiday and the four legged friend

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was spacious and had everything we wanted (apart from a measuring jug!). Fabulous location for visits to Leamington (wonderful town park), Stratford (dog allowed to visit most Shakespear sites), Hatton locks, Shires shopping village, Daventry country park and Kennilworth castle. Enjoyed a meal at the local pub but our favourite was the Folly where we we were entertained the landlord and his magic as well as great food and atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. You were lovely guests. We've replaced the missing measuring jug!
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Super place to stay in quiet village

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here in this super property. The house is well equipped and in a lovely peaceful location. Martin and Heather have thought of everything and were extremely welcoming. Looking toward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely, private cottage in great area.

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage. Well equipped. Enclosed, private garden. Great welcome pack. Good location for NT and English Heritage properties. Martin came over on the first evening to explain how everything works. It would be heaven for music fans as the CD collection is extensive and eclectic.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Well presented, tastefully decorated, well supplied with equipment and entertainment

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable, quiet property, perfect base for the Cotswold area. Beds and seating comfortable all the equipment you could wish for.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is a fabulous cottage in a peaceful village. We arrived to an amazing home made lemon drizzle cake and the best stocked an equipped cottage we have ever rented. The bonus of the log burner just adds to the ambience and although the cottage is lovely and warm, the log burner makes things even better. The furniture was extremely comfortable and I have never see so many CD's and DVD's that we could make use of. Martin the owner was also very friendly and helpful. I would love to re visit in summer to make use of the lovely back garden.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again!
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Nearest Train
17 Miles
Car: necessary


Close to M40 motorway (junction 11)


Friendly village pub a very short walk away. Nearest town / supermarket - Southam, five miles away.

Further Details:

Well placed for exploring the local area: Cotswolds / Stratford-on-Avon 30 mins drive. Warwick castle - 30 mins. Leamington Spa (excellent shopping) 20 mins. Oxford 1 hour.

One well behaved dog welcomed.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Southam, Warwickshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer peak
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
summer into autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Please contact owner for availability. Discounts may be available.

Payments eight weeks in advance of booked dates.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Short stays considered, min three nights - please contact owner. Prices calculated using the following formula:
Three nights - 70% of list price, four nights - 80% of list price, five nights - 90% of list price, six nights - full list price

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.