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24 reviews
Seating for 4, parasol and chiminea
Morso wood burner in lounge
Seating for four
TV with Freeview and DVD player
Comfortable fireside armchair.
Welcome pack on arrival
Plenty of glassware with outdoor plastic glasses and plates in cupboard
Fully integrated appliances - dishwasher, washer/drier, fridge/freezer
Good pressure shower
Selection of maps, books and DVDs
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Steps up from car parking area
Patio gets the sun from late morning to late evening
View from back lounge window.
View from garden
View from garden down to parking area
Dogs always welcome
Views from nearby Whitehaugh Forest tracks
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Alford, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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lolliypop...
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful, secluded country cottage in stunning landscape”
Reviewed January 31, 2018 for a stay in January 2018

This cottage has everything you could want. The location is peaceful with fantastic views and no-one nearby. The cottage is cosy, clean, well decorated, well equipped and furnished. Karen is very helpful, the welcome pack is one of many lovely touches and the log burner adds a that extra bit of pleasure when the weather closes in.

This is the best I have ever stayed in.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 31, 2018
Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. You even got a little snow. We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Karen
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
n7laing
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely secluded cottage”
Reviewed November 23, 2017 for a stay in November 2017

A home from home. Very nicely decorated cottage, equipped with everything I needed. The signal for the TV not so good on some channels however.

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Management Response
Nov 24, 2017
Thank you for such a lovely review. I apologise if you had problems with the TV reception. This is the first complaint we have had and we will therefore get this checked out. It is only Freeview with limited channels. Many thanks again, we look forward to seeing you again. Karen
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gary w
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Yet another relaxing stay at Smithy Cottage”
Reviewed October 22, 2017 for a stay in October 2017

This was our 4th stay at Smithy Cottage and yet again, it was cosy, comfy, stylish and beautiful. I even proposed to my lovely Haze here, after another fabulous meal at the Kildrummy Inn. The log burning stove and candle lit cottage, with roe deer in the garden in the mist truly set the tone.

We adore this place and how Karen treats us - she delightful and she had left us a lovely bottle of fizz to help us celebrate too!

Many many thanks and we shall be back again in February at the latest.

Regards,

Gary & Hazel and the hounds.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Oct 24, 2017
Thank you for another fabulous review. We were thrilled to be part of such a special occasion. I particularly loved the way you proposed to Hazel We look forward to seeing you both soon. Congratulations again, Alan & Karen
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Doreen W
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect pet friendly cottage”
Reviewed September 20, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Another fantastic week at Smithy Cottage despite the rain, warm and comfortable can't recommend this lovely place enough, visited places not been before in Alford Heritage centre and Transport museum as weather not good still plenty to do looking forward to our next visit. Lovely welcome basket just what you need after a long journey to save shopping till next day at the local co op where there is everything you need, also recommend visiting the local charity shop in Alford where there are always some unusual finds

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 20, 2017
Thank you for another fabulous review. We are pleased you enjoyed your latest visit. Thank you for the lovely card and calendar. We look forward to seeing you again. Many many thanks Karen & Alan
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Martin H
Redhill, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolute heaven!”
Reviewed September 16, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Having stayed in quite a few pet friendly cottages you never know what to expect. Oh my goodness, I was blown away by the condition of this cottage, it is stunning. The location is in the most beautiful part of Aberdeenshire. The cottage is so well looked after. I fell in love with it totally. So clean and I loved the little hamper of goodies, so many other places I've stayed in don't even give you toilet roll! I took little videos to show my husband (he had to stay at home and work!), I have even asked for my kitchen to be like the one in the cottage.

Karen, helped me locate the supermarket and her help was invaluable. Thank you for that. I am hoping to come again and stay in Smithy Cottage as it was gorgeous.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 17, 2017
Thank you so much for such a fabulous review. I am so pleased you loved our cottage. Such a pity you had to cut short your trip to Aberdeenshire. We look forward to seeing you again, many thanks, Karen
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
smw332017
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful Holiday”
Reviewed August 25, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Smithy Cottage is superbly equipped and extremely comfortable and sits in a beautiful part of Aberdeenshire. Views over the surrounding countryside are spectacular and the facilities of Alford are close at hand. Our visit was enhanced by Karen's kindly advice and attention. We were delighted that there was no problem whatsoever about taking our dog. Every part of our stay was enjoyable, peaceful and relaxing.

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 27, 2017
Thank you for such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. Many thanks Karen
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
keithflor...
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Spotless comfortable cottage in idyllic location.”
Reviewed August 9, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Amazing countryside, beautiful views, completely relaxing in very comfortable cottage. Great for any break

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Aug 12, 2017
Thank you for your great review. We are so happy you enjoy your visits to Smithy Cottage. Look forward to seeing you again. Thank you Karen.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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