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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in the cottage for 4 nights for our wedding anniversary. There was wine and a card waiting for us from Ann and Colin. It was a lovely touch Ann and Colin's attention to detail and providing everything you would want was amazing. Just a few things provided in the cottage which made our stay amazing were; Defuser for...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just had another blissful weekend away staying in the old smithy. Everything is 1st class, you simply can not fault the cottage at all. Pure luxury, with the best breakfast in North Yorkshire. We have stayed in both Anns cottage & The Old Smithy, they are both of the same very high standards, Ann & Colin can't do...

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

Dear Diane, Thankyou for your wonderful review, it means a lot to Colin and I and it is always lovely to have you both come back and stay with us in Rosedale to do your running and walking, Looking forward to seeing you both again soon so until then take care and look forward to next time, Best wishes Ann...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another wonderful stay! Ann and Colin are such lovely, welcoming hosts and their thoughtful attention to detail is a credit to them. Breakfast just perfect. Looking forward to staying again. Can't recommend it enough.

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

Dear KathrynB72, Thankyou for your lovely review and it was great catching up with you both again and having a good chat, looking forward to meeting you both again soon and until then take care of yourselves, Best wishes Ann and Colin.

Durham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in Anns Cottage for 2 nights on the 13th Jan, the fire was lit for us getting there which was lovely. After a long drive Ann made us a cuppa, well it was a 'posh' coffee which was great. They even had sweetener for me which was a life saver! Ann and Colin made us feel welcome and...

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

Dear Tiffany, Thankyou so very much for this fantastic review, it makes us feel very proud. We really look forward to meeting you both again at some time in the year and we can catch up over a posh coffee and biscuits. So pleased that you both enjoyed your stay hear with us in Rosedale and in The Heart of...

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our 6th time at this amazing place. Ann and Colin are the most welcoming, warm people...always greet us like old and valued friends. Everything is always perfection. ..immaculate, cosy with the log burner blazing. The fridge is stocked with juice, milk, yoghurts, fruit...over and above the usual.. Ann and Colin had left me a bottle of wine and a card...

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

Dear Netstore123, Thankyou again for your wonderful review it is so very kind of you, its always great catching up with you both over a cup of coffee and biscuits. We are both looking forward to meeting you again later in the year and hope that the weather is kind to us so you both can enjoy your walking in...

Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Wow what can I say me and my husband stayed here for a one night stay on the 14th of jan. From the moment we arrived we was made to feel so welcome by ann and colin they are wonderful people . The cottage was out of this world so clean and cosy loved every minute the only regret I've...

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Reviewed January 16, 2017

Ann and Colin are amazing hosts and are very caring. The accommodation is superb, the attention to detail is meticulous. Nothing is too much trouble, the breakfasts are outstanding. There are many beautiful places to visit in the surrounding area. We have been every year (at least once) for the last ten.

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

Dear Joanna K, Thankyou so very much for your kind words and pleased that after all these years you still come to stay with us and enjoy our wonderful area and as you say there are plenty of walks and beautiful scenery to see even if you go car driving through our lovely villages, Wishing you both A Happy New...

England
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

Visited the Old Smithy again...... been going 10 yrs now! Absolutely love it, 5 star comfort. We went for a walk to the village through gorgeous countryside, on our return Ann and Colin had made a fire for us in the wood burning fire. Visited Staithes and Saltburn by the sea this time. Lovely places. Ann and Colin are fantastic...

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

Dear jacboy103, Thankyou so very much for your review, it means a lot to Colin and I, we are so pleased that you still come and enjoy your stay here in Rosedale with us and look forward to meeting you both again in December and it will soon come around, until then take care and Best wishes from Colin and...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 30, 2016

This is a beautiful cottage with one bedroom in a glorious position. Either self catering or a breakfast choice served to your door, you can then relax, go for one of the many walks round the moors or drive into the nearby villages. Wonderful hosts make the experience extra special.

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

Dear War48, Thankyou very much for your wonderful review and look forward to seeing you both again this year, hope that you had a lovely Christmas as we did and Colin and I wish you both A Happy New Year, Best wishes Ann and Colin.

Reviewed December 11, 2016

Ann's cottage and the old smithy what can I say first class 5 star accomodation .ann and Colin have thought of everything .we were greeted with such friendliness within 5 minutes they felt like old friends .fresh fruit and yoghurts choice of cereals coffees and tea fresh orange and milk in the fridge.the wood burning fire was most welcoming .made...

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

Dear Frank, Colin and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your first stay here with us and look forward to meeting you both again next year and it will soon come around to that time so thankyou so very much for your lovely review and have A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, Best wishes Ann and Colin.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Pickering
Price Range: $126 - $177 (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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