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Ann's Cottage and The Old Smithy

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Hillyard Cottage | Rosedale East, Pickering YO18 8RH, England
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Halifax, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from yet another superb weekend away to these cottages. We have been visiting for the last 6 years and simply never tire of returning - everything (and more) you will find in this superb retreat. There are so many things to compliment where do we start?! Colin and Ann have got this 5* establishment down to... More 

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

Dear Jay, Thankyou for your wonderful review, Colin and I were overwhelmed. Looking forward to meeting you both again soon and thank you for coming to stay and enjoying our lovely countryside. Its always good catching up with you both over a cup of tea and biscuits as friends do. Take care and see you soon, Ann and Colin. More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

We have been visiting every year since 2011. Ann and Colin always make you feel very special, the fire is always roaring when you arrive, Ann has always got the kettle ready for a cuppa. Everything about it is just brilliant, from the room, which I feel I could just live in. To the fantastic breakfasts. Lots of walks, places... More 

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

Dear Carol, Thankyou for your wonderful review and to Wish you Both A Happy New Year and really looking forward to meeting you again 2016, Best wishes Ann and Colin. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Ann's cottage was recommended by a friend This was an amazing break ,the cottage is beautiful the views are fab It was a much needed break which was made extra special by the lovely Ann &Colin You are greeted with tea and coffee and biscuits there is a fire roaring to welcome you The breakfast is amazing especially the full... More 

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

Just a little note to say thankyou for your lovely review, it means a lot to us and also to wish you both A Happy New Year, hope to see you again 2016, Best wishes Ann and Colin. More 

Knebworth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This was our second stay, we have now tried both of the cottages and they are equally excellent. Warm welcome back from Ann and Colin, wood burner already lit for our arrival and the cottage gleamingly clean. Mixed weather but husband would happily stay just for the lovely breakfast each morning and to enjoy the fire. I have mixed feelings... More 

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

Dear Amanda, It was lovely seeing you both again and thankyou for the fabulous review, really looking forward to meeting you both again, so Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Best wishes Ann and Colin. More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

This really is the perfect weekend getaway!! Ann and Colin make you feel very welcome and provide you with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing weekend away. The cottage is beautiful and equipped with quality furnishings and accessories, the breakfast is great and made to order and the log fire is lit while you are out so you can... More 

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

Dear Michael, Thankyou for your wonderful review it means a lot to Colin and I knowing that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to meeting you both again soon so take care and Wishing you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, Best wishes Ann and Colin. More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Just wonderful. Ann and Colin are so lovely and welcoming it's like staying with family. Lots of little extra touches to make it feel really special. Amazing location, beautiful cottage, immaculately renovated. Wonderful log fire. Private, romantic, fab. Perfect! We will definitely be back x

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

Hello Again to you Both, Thankyou for your lovely review, we are so pleased to receive it knowing that you had a great break with us in Rosedale, looking forward to meeting you both again soon and so until then, Wishing you A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, Best wishes Ann and Colin. More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Ann and Colin have an amazing package here: 5 star luxury accomodation, your every need catered for, the greatest hosts in stunning surroundings and a few optional extras too. Settle down in front of the cosy fire (expertly lit by Colin) after a day exploring the fabulous countryside and villages, then wake up to the best Yorkshire breakfast served by... More 

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

Dear Andrew, Thankyou for your great review and so pleased that you enjoyed your time here with us, looking forward to next time you come to stay and so Wishing you both a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, Best wishes Ann and Colin. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Just spent 2 wonderful nights in the old smithy, and can't wait to return, the place is first class we thoroughly enjoyed our stay it just needs to be longer next time, the full breakfast was amazing and sets you up for the day, and we enjoyed a fab meal cooked and delivered to us by Moors kitchen, Colin and... More 

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

Dear Karen, Thankyou so very much for your wonderful review, it means a lot to us, looking forward to you coming to stay again and so until then have A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Ann and Colin. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We are regular visitors to Ann's Cottage and we just find the place simply wonderful as are Ann and Colin. Our advice is just go as you will undoubtedly want to go back again and again. The accommodation which is simply out of this world can only be bettered by two of the nicest people you are ever likely to... More 

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

Dear John, Thankyou for your lovely review, it means a lot to us to know that you have enjoyed your stay and this time in Ann's Cottage, looking forward to seeing you next year when we can catch up once again, Wishing you both A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, Best wishes Ann and Colin. More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Not enough stars for Ann's Cottage and 'The Old Smithy'. This was are first visit on a recommendation and it will not be are last. We were welcomed as though we had been several times and trust me this was a genuine welcome. On arrival once you have been shown to your cottage/room you are then invited into there kitchen... More 

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

Dear Colin, Thankyou very much for your review and to say that we really enjoyed meeting you both and the laughs that we had. Glad that you enjoyed coming to stay with us in Rosedale and look forward to the next time, Wishing you both A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, Best wishes Ann and Colin. More 

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