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The Forge at Smithy Cottage

Milcombe, Oxfordshire (Ref. 1024476)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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11 Customer Review(s)

  • Richard

    “We had a most enjoyable stay in a comfortable and well appointed cotttage, Mark and Sue, our hosts, could not have done more to make us feel welcome.”

    They also provided lots of information on the local amenities, which included a useful village shop and an inn serving excellent food less than five minutes walk away.

    They also provided lots of information on the local amenities, which included a useful village shop and an inn serving excellent food less than five minutes walk away. The cottage is well situated for the Cotswolds and there are several National Trust properties within easy reach.

    - Richard, March 2022

    Thank you Richard for your review. If you two are ever this way again and my 1938 Austin 10 is running, we will drive off for an adventure on the local lanes. Property Owner

The property

This charming, historic detached single storey dwelling is residing in Milcombe, Oxfordshire.

Once a blacksmith's workshop, the property has been finished to a high standard and showcases rustic original features, whilst being a superb dwelling for a couple looking to escape to the Cotswolds.

A private off-road parking space awaits you on the gravel drive, before you enjoy an alfresco coffee on the bench outside.

Wooden beams and exposed stonework are perfectly showcased within the open-plan living space, where you can rest those post-walk soles while relaxing in front of the smart TV with a well-earned beer or glass of wine.

Adjoining the space is the fabulously equipped, modern kitchen, complete with every appliance imaginable to ensure that your time here is as relaxing and enjoyable as it can be; enjoy the dishes you can create at the dining table for two.

Common spices and oils are supplied, as are the basic starter essentials, so you can enjoy a cuppa on arrival.

The king size bed is just a few short steps away and is partly partitioned from the rest of the room by the clever use of open shelving.

The cottage also benefits from a contemporary shower room, where you can soak away the strenuous day of exploring.

If cooking isn't your thing then don't worry, as the highly regarded village pub, The Horse and Groom, with its extensive bar menu, is found just a few hundred yards away.

If you want to get out and explore the area, travel a short distance to the quaint village of Bloxham and explore the fascinating Bloxham Village Museum, play a game of eighteen holes at Hillside Farm Golf Range, or embark on the Bloxham Circular Walk amongst others.

The market town of Banbury is less than six miles away, home to a good selection of shops, convenience stores and pubs, as well as a museum & gallery, arts centre and pretty park.

Close by, the fortified manor house of Broughton Castle is surrounded by parkland and boasts pristine gardens that are well-worth exploring.

Further afield, the market town of Chipping Norton provides a gateway into the Cotswolds AONB, alongside a popular weekly market, a fabulous theatre, as well as cafés and welcoming pubs serving food and real ales.

Make the most of the Cotswolds and explore more of its picturesque villages, many built from Cotswold or honey-coloured Horton stone, before checking out the thriving city of Oxford and the popular Bicester Shopping Outlet.

The Forge at Smithy Cottage provides endless opportunities to explore the magnificent Cotswolds with your loved one.


  • Studio-style open-plan living space with king-size bed, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Oil central heating with under-floor heating in open-plan living space
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Rear patio garden with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.2 miles

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Bloxham 1.6 miles; Banbury 5 miles.

Set amongst the rural landscapes of Oxford is the peaceful village of Milcombe, a pretty settlement that boasts honey-coloured ironstone buildings and is sure to be a haven for those looking to escape from it all. Milcombe is served by a convenience store, a historic church and the 17th century Horse & Groom Inn, a great spot that provides a welcoming atmosphere and tasty dishes! Visitors looking for nearby attractions should visit the Rye Hill and Tadmarton Heath golf clubs for a game of putty. Nature lovers will benefit from taking a furry friend for a stroll around the close-by Oaklands Secure Dog Walking route, before enjoying an afternoon of fishing in the tranquil Fernhill Farm's waters. The village of Bloxham isn't far and history fans can enjoy wandering through the Bloxham Village Museum, before exploring the breathtaking grounds of Broughton Castle. The village is additionally within easy reach of the historic market town of Banbury and the Cotswolds AONB, allowing visitors to relish what the wider area has to offer, before coming back to relax in a quaint location.

Please Note; this cottage does not have any allocated private outside space, but you are welcome to enjoy your morning coffee, or an evening glass of wine in the owners' garden.
Please Note: the cottage requires a Good House-Keeping Bond of £100.00.
Please Note: Due to its size the cottage is not suitable for children. However, babes in arms only are welcome.
Please Note: TV is accessed via 'catch up' and not all channels can be watched 'live'.