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Self-Catering Lechlade-on-thames

The Smythy in Lechlade-on-thames, Gloucestershire

From: €409 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 1

The Smythy Self-Catering

Holiday home
The Smythy is a charming sem-detached barn conversion in a courtyard setting in Lechlade, near Cirencester, and can sleep four people. The cottage has two double bedrooms, a ground floor twin bedroom, a bathroom, an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area and a shared utility. Outside there is off road parking for 2 cars, a shared, front gravel courtyard with furniture and a barbecue and a shared indoor heated swimming pool (available from the start of April until the end of October). The Smythy is a wonderful base for your holiday.

Lechlade, sitting on the edge of the southern Cotswolds, is a popular riverside market town that boasts many antiques shops, traditional pubs, a village store and a Christmas shop. The town also offers an array of river-based activities, including trips along the River Thames which are available throughout the summer season.

Visitors to the Cotswolds have long treasured memories of charming towns and villages built from the famous honey-coloured stone, it now boasts a thriving community of contemporary artists working from studios and shops throughout the area.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Near golf
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Swimming pool
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a Farm
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Mcguinness
May 2019
We had a very relaxing and lovely holiday with a teenager and 1 pre-teen both of whom loved staying at the Smythy.. The quirky layout was an instant hit with both of them and having the attic "eyries" gave them the space they wanted but kept them in touch with the rest of the family. Having read previous feedback we had taken a couple of plug boards and these easily stretched into the upper rooms to allow tech dependants to maintain charge on appliances whilst staying connected and accessible to the rest of the family in the lower living space. We stayed during the May/June half term and whilst I had also brought fans we didn't need these as the upper areas where a pleasant temperature to sleep in. Additionally there is now access to a shared freezer in the laundry room which was really helpful. Our 15 year old felt that this is the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. The setting was great and whilst I was a little concerned that my kids might find it a little childish the woodland area with it's zip line and boating lake where both suitable for their age range and instant hits. The biggest selling point however was the swimming pool which they thoroughly enjoyed and was a great way to get them out of bed to start the day without any arguments! The farm is a 15 min walk to the "centre" of Lechlade and the only disappointment of the holiday was the fact that none of the three village tea shops sold cream teas but there were great chocolate brownies, an Indian restaurant and local pubs to compensate along with England's oldest Christmas shop. Situated 30-40 mins from almost anywhere in the Cotswold this is a fabulous location from which to explore numerous Cotswold villages, Oxford, The Uffington Chalk Horse and many more sites.
Mrs Reed
April 2019
Had a great time this weekend.. Cottage was well equipped and all facilities were great. We did use the pool and had a good walk around the farm. Excellent facilities for kids and big kids alike! It was ideally situated within walking of shops, pubs and boat hire. We had a fab weekend. Thank you for your hospitality. Ps I even enjoyed the easy check in system.
Mrs Basak
October 2018
We had a wonderful holiday at the Smythy.. It is perfectly positioned just outside Lechlade and our two year old birthday boy really enjoyed running around the fields and seeing all the animals. The cottage was ideal in most ways, given there was one downstairs bedroom that wasn’t accessed by precipitous stairs. Wouldn’t be suitable for some toddlers but worked well for us.
June 2018
Would have liked a shower over the bath with curtain.. Surroundings were delightful and grandchildren were able to roam on their own. Feeding the animals was the highlight of the week for them.
Kieran d
June 2018
Firstly there's no signage on the road so the accommodation was difficult to find. When we couldn't find the turning to the farm and phoned the owners the female who answered was very abrupt and patronising. We had been told that the owners would meet us shortly after our arrival but this never happened, creating the impression that they couldn't be bothered. Inside "The Smythy" the oven was filthy and very slow, the fridge had a broken and wonky shelf, the television was faulty, there was no ventilation in the upstairs bedrooms which made them unbearably hot, fans should've been provided but they weren't. The bedframes under the mattresses upstairs where our children slept had not been cleaned for a long time as there were lots of old cobwebs, dead spiders, and live spiders. The shower in the bathroom should be wall-mounted, a shower curtain installed, and a non-slip bathmat provided. Showering proved to be very difficult and water escaped everwhere. The hot water was scaldingly hot which made dishwashing an unpleasant experience. A clock and some mirrors would be helpful (there is only one small mirror in the bathroom). The barbeque outside is tiny and inadequate for feeding a family. The petting-farm (which was promoted on the website) consisted of one chicken, one duck, one pig, and two donkeys. We thought that this was disapppointing. We ended our holiday early as we considered it a waste of time, effort and money.
Karen M
October 2017
These photos provide indisputable proof of previous reviewers comments I.e. Dirt under beds Ridiculous dog bed provided for extra seating Heavily stained sofa Exposed wiring
July 2017
It was a lovely place in a good situation, easy access for town.. Owner very friendly and tea and biscuits on arrival, lovely touch.
Mrs Smith
September 2016
On arrival the owner was extremely friendly and even offered my Daughter and her newborn baby the cottage next to us at no extra charge so she didn't wake is all up! A particularly great place if you have small children as there is lots to do.
Mrs Robinson
August 2016
Excellent holiday base for families, loads of room to play and be kids.
Mrs Tillyard
August 2016
Fantastic location on the farm ideal for children of all ages a safe environment on the farm for them to play and explore.. The farm is set in an excellent location in the heart of the Costwolds ideally placed to visit many pretty villages and places of interest.
Dr Speirs
November 2015
Had a wonderful little stay in a lovely rural setting. The barn was cosy and warm, a great choice for a few old girly friends catching up. It was in easy distance to walks, tearooms, nature reserves and pubs. Would love to return with friends and the rest of our families next time (there was lots of play space for kids!)
November 2015
What a find !!!! We visited the barns and stayed at the Smythy in OCT 2015. It was amazing. So relaxing, back to basics, fun, happy and just a perfect holiday. I would really highly recommend this holiday for anyone who has children. There was so much for them to do in a safe environment. The woods were amazing, the trampolines excellent and the fire pit where we roasted marshmallows most evening's after 6 was something my children will never forget. The sheep in the field kept us company whilst we sat round the open fire. Just a perfect holiday. Thanks Kirsty and Josh.
October 2015
I would highly recommend this holiday location to anyone with young children. It was a holiday where the I pads actually came second to the swimming, the trampoline and roasting marshmallows over the fire pit. We had a fantastic time, it was brilliant.
Mrs Shepherd
September 2015
Fantastic accommodation, especially for families. It was a great base for seeing local attractions but there was also lots to do on site. Will definitely be going back next year.
July 2015
A really lovely place to stay if you have youngish children! Lots for them to do, trampolines, tennis, swings, the friendly animals to meet, football, fishing and obviously the swimming pool, all in a quiet and very safe environment. This led to us being relaxed too which isn't always possible when you go somewhere new with 3 children aged 12, 11 and 9! The cottage itself had everything we needed for a week and the kids liked the loft style bedrooms especially. We will certainly look at staying in The Smythy again, as we had a wonderful week here and it was well priced for a family of 5. It was also our first time visiting this area but we will definitely come back as it's an incredibly beautiful part of the country.
Miss West
May 2015
The owner was friendly and helpful without always being present. We were able to relax and use the facilities in peace as there weren't many other guests.
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