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Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy

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07/07/2017 08/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have revisited so many times that we have now lost count. Anne and Colin make us so welcome and look after us with restaurant bookings and a lovely fire waiting for upon our return. The cottage is immaculately clean and as soon as we walk in we feel at home. Nothing is too much trouble for Colin and Anne....

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Ann S, Owner at Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy, responded to this review

Dear Christine and Steve, Thank you so very much for your wonderful review of our dale and the beautiful National Parks, it is always lovely no matter which season it is through out the year. Looking forward to your next return to the cottage and to catch up with you again so until then both of you take care and...

Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been to Anns Cottage and the smithy about 7 or 8 times,we never get bored as there is always something to see, driving over the lovely moors or visiting villages, and walking holiday if that is your thing. We recomend you visit the Mouseman factory and Tea rooms opposite where you have a lovely view of the white...

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Ann S, Owner at Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy, responded to this review

Dear Edward, Just to say thank you for your lovely review, we missed you both after you left and so looking forward to meeting you both again like old friends do. So pleased that you enjoy our beautiful National Parks even when it rains as you say there is always something you can do. Anyway take care both of you,...

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to The Old Smithy,and it certainly didn't disappoint. The accommodation was first class, absolutely spotless and everything was top quality. Ann and Colin were two of the nicest people we have ever met and felt immediately at home whilst we were there and nothing was too much trouble.We had the best nights sleep in a...

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Ann S, Owner at Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy, responded to this review

Dear Nes2711, Thank you so very much for your lovely review and very happy to know that you enjoyed our Old Smithy Cottage. We are looking forward to you coming back to see us again to enjoy our wonderful National Parks so until then take care and see you both soon, Best wishes Ann and Colin.

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our third visit and certainly won't be our last. !! Ann and Colin are two of the friendliest hosts you could ever wish to meet. Whether it's booking a table for dinner or recommending places to visit during your stay. Nothing is too much trouble. Even ensuring there is a roaring log fire on your arrival or return from a...

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Ann S, Owner at Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy, responded to this review

Dear Caroline, Thank you for your lovely review, it is always great to meet you both again and have a catch up, the weather wasn't too bad for you to go walking and getting out and about. Really looking forward to seeing you both again , so until then take care, Best wishes Ann and Colin.

Thetford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been a wonderful find for us, and we have regularly stayed over a number of years in The Old Smithy. The accommodation is superb, but equally the attention to detail shown by Ann and Colin is unmatched. Absolutely brilliant stay once again last week. We will continue to return!

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Ann S, Owner at Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy, responded to this review

Dear Sundown123456, Thank you so very much for your review, its always good to know that you both enjoyed your stay in The Old Smithy Cottage. Looking forward to your next visit when we can catch up again, until then take care and see you in October, Best wishes Ann and Colin.

Beverley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet again , another perfect weekend at Anns Cottage . Have lost count of how many times we've stayed at this fantastic bed and breakfast. Ann and Colin are just the most perfect hosts , nothing is ever too much trouble. The delicious breakfasts , homemade bread , comfy bed , cosy pristine surroundings make us keep returning. The perfect...

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Ann S, Owner at Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy, responded to this review

Dear 964Jule, Thank you so very much for your wonderful review it means such a lot to Colin and I and we really look forward to you both returning again to Ann's Cottage in Rosedale again and we can catch up again over a cuppa. hope to see you both soon so until then, take care, Best wishes Ann and...

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We are lucky enough to stay here a few times a year. Both cottages are amazing. This is our 4th night and it still doesn't feel enough. Everything is perfect from the minute you arrive. Ann and Colin are the perfect hosts who go out of their way to make your stay special. They are truly blessed to live in...

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Ann S, Owner at Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy, responded to this review

Dear Jollynolly, Thankyou so very much for your wonderful review, it means a lot to Colin and I, especially knowing how much that you like your stay here in Rosedale with us, really looking forward to your next visit and until then take care both of you and see you soon, Best wishes Ann and Colin.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Had such a lovely time at Ann's cottage, the hosts were amazing and nothing is too much trouble - the breakfast was beautiful as was the cottage - so many nice walks/pubs in the area - I can't wait to go back! 10/10

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Ann S, Owner at Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy, responded to this review

Dear Claire, Thankyou for your review, we are so happy to know that you both enjoyed your stay with us and the cottage' We look forward to meeting you again soon to enjoy our wonderful National Parks and explore some more, until we meet again take care, Best wishes Ann and Colin.

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2017

If you read the visitors books it says it all! I have stayed in both the Smithy and Ann's Cottage and are equal in quality. From a Chartered Designer/ Builder's point of view the craftsmanship and attention to detail is second to none. The vision of Ann and Colin shows through in the way the building's have been converted and...

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Ann S, Owner at Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy, responded to this review

Hello Camertonhall, Have to say that Colin and I were really touched by your amazing review of our wonderful part of the world and your accommodation, especially knowing the builder and designer that you are. We are both really looking forward to your next visit to Rosedale so we can catch up once again as friends. Do take care and...

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a trip to Ann's Cottage for our first wedding anniversary in March after being recommended by a friend, it also happened to be my birthday that weekend (conicidentally the very same day as Ann's - 21 again hey Ann!!) so we combined the double celebration. It was our first stay with Ann and Colin and...

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Ann S, Owner at Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy, responded to this review

Dear Ang W, Thankyou very much for your amazing review, we feel very proud and pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Rosedale in our beautiful National Park. Really looking forward to meeting you both again and of course your friends that you recommended, do take care and look forward to seeing you both again soon, Best wishes...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our beautiful 5 star B&B cottages are winners of the VisitEngland Rose Award for Service Excellence 2015. If you are looking for the perfect escape from everyday life then look no further than Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy nestled in the heart of The National Park of the North Yorkshire Moors. Formerly farm buildings, our beautifully converted characterful cottages offer a perfect hideaway with log burning stoves and sumptuous furnishings creating the ambiance of a private escape. We offer a unique stay in our quintessentially English country cottages with a hearty award winning Yorkshire breakfast. The rural retreat features rustic stone walls and dark oak beams with solid oak flooring in neutral tones accented with golden hues and rich reds. The cottages host deluxe king doubles with en suite shower rooms, living areas and full kitchen diners sleeping up to 2 adults with garden and dale views. Have BBQs or picnics in the garden or venture beyond the garden walls into the beautiful valley of Rosedale Abbey exploring the natural beauty of the local area whether it be on the scenic drives, hiking trails or cycle ways. For history lovers, the area is teeming with abbeys, castles, churches with crypts and so much more. The stone arches of the old iron ore mines gaze down on our idyllic retreat creating a dynamic atmosphere that reflects the drama of the vibrant heather covered moorland. Blow the cobwebs away on our bracing circular moorland walk skirting the valley discovering the relics of the old mining days before returning rosy cheeked to the privacy of your own country cottage perfect for all seasons. We are happy to help direct you to points of interest, local restaurants, country pubs, shops and tea rooms, there is so much to do and more if you can be tempted out of this romantic bolthole. Your stay includes free WIFI, Freeview Flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player,logs for your wood burning stove and use of a BBQ. Winners of the "Welcome to Excellence" award. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy

Address: Hillyard Cottage | Rosedale East, Pickering YO18 8RH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Pickering
Price Range: $196 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy 5*
Number of rooms: 2
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