We (2 adults, 2 teenagers) have just returned from 3 nights staying at The Smithy. We checked ourselves in as we arrived late in the day, but it was lovely to be greeted by a large plate of delicious cake! The cottage is very cosy, and has some beautiful features. The bathroom and kitchen are a little tired, but if anything this added to the character. The surrounding scenery is stunning, and there are great walks from the doorstep. The adjacent tea shop is also recommended, and we had breakfast here. We would look forward to coming again if we were returning to the area. Also a great base if visiting Alton Towers - which we did on the way here. Photos are views from the windows.