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Shropshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just returned from yet another break at this wonderful B&B,staying in the Old Smithy Cottage. We try and visit at least twice every year, a place to go to relax and be spoiled, where nothing is too much trouble for Ann and Colin,the owners of the cottages. Each cottage is luxuriously fitted and Ann's breakfasts are delivered the...

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

Dear Geordiegirl2014, Thankyou so very much for this wonderful review and we are so pleased that you enjoy coming to stay with us in Rosedale, it is always a pleasure catching up with you both.As you know North Yorkshire has a lot to offer in walking, exploring our beautiful area, hope that you visit Castle Howard next year at Christmas...

Nantwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

With Colin and Ann you are always sure of a warm welcome and top notch, cosy accommodation. This time we stayed in Ann's cottage because we enjoyed it so much the first time, and we were not disappointed. We arrived to a roaring fire and everything ready to use, just wonderful after the long journey and day we had. Fell...

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

Dear Adele O, Thankyou so very much for your review and for your very kind words, we look forward to meeting you both again soon and so until then have A very Merry Christmas and we wish you both A Happy New Year, Best wishes Ann and Colin.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been two years since we last stayed here so booked in for a short break, Colin and Ann still running a top class B & B and welcomed us as old friends, the accommodation is very clean and comfortable being well thought out ( log burner very welcome when the weather too wet & cold for walking ) and...

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

Dear Paul, Thankyou for your review, it means a lot to Colin and I and it was just great meeting you both once again. We did have a good catch up over tea and biscuits and hope that all is going well with your house, really looking forward to next time we meet again, take care both of you and...

Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hospitality offered by Ann and Colin is unrivalled, the breakfast is the best I have, ever tasted, the accommodation is superb and the location is dramatic yet accessible, with many attractions an easy drive away. Best thing is coming back to a roaring log fire and curling up on one of the comfortable couches - this is so much...

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

Hey Andrew H, Thankyou for your wonderful review and we look forward to seeing you both again, as you know it is a wonderful area to walk and explore our wonderful National Park as we are gateway to anywhere, take care both of you and wishing you and your family, A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, Best wishes...

Eakring, England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ann & Colin such lovely people, stayed in Anns cottage, superbly presented 1 bedroom cottage separate from the main house, excellent breakfast delivered to your door! car parking next to the cottage, log fire in the evening, quality ensuite, pleasure to stay here. If you are thinking of running a B&B as a business, stay here to see how it...

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

Dear John and Jennifer, Thankyou for your lovely review, it means a lot to Colin and I and really looking forward to your next stay with us. Wishing you both A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, Best wishes Ann and Colin.

Thetford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect stay as usual. We have been coming here for many years and have never found anywhere as lovely. Wonderful hospitality and accommodation ! Ann and Colin have perfected B&B to a fine art . Cannot be faulted in any way !

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

Dear Sundown123456, Thankyou for your review, its always great catching up with you both and very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us in Rosedale. Wishing you both A Merry Christmas and A Happy new year, Best wishes Ann and Colin.

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yet another fantastic stay - at least our 4th this year. Thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality and for looking after us so well. Everything was perfect once again. We stayed in the Old Smithy this time, but both cottages are stunningly beautiful. It's such a special experience staying with Ann & Colin, everything is top quality and...

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

Dear Dave and Sheila, Thankyou so very much for your wonderful review and its always a pleasure catching up with you both as old friends, it always goes so quickly. Looking forward to meeting you both again next year and so until then have A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, Best wishes Ann and Colin.

Bradford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our last night has come round to quickly. Two nights is just not enough. We have had a lovely break and been fortunate to enjoy it with the in-laws who were staying in the smithy. It's a delight coming back after a day exploring to the cozy warm cottage with the wood burning stove. Ann and Colin are the best...

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

Dear Sparrow B, Thankyou both again for your wonderful review, it means a lot to Colin and I, it is just great to see you both out walking in our beautiful Yorkshire Moors and enjoying all that it has to offer, thankyou again and see you both next year, Wishing you A merry Christmas and A Happy New Year, Best...

Redditch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just returned from another short break at Ann's Cottage. This is by far the best B&B we have ever stayed in combining the privacy of a cottage with the luxury and service of a superb hotel. Beautiful cottage, superb breakfast, the North York Moors and a lovely welcome from Anne and Colin what more could anyone ask for.

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

Dear ChrisR65, Thankyou very much for your great review, Colin and I really enjoyed you coming to stay again and this time with friends, it was lovely getting to know them and catching up over a cup of tea and biscuits. We really do look forward to when we meet again and so until then have A Merry Christmas and...

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The warmest of welcomes from Anne and Colin was the start of a wonderful few days. This was by far the best b& b we have stayed in. The old smithy is a wonderful place to relax in with everything you could possibly need and more, it has the added bonus of a well equipped kitchen. There was a big...

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

Dear DiGrantham, Thankyou for your lovely review and we are both very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to you both coming to stay again and exploring our beautiful National Parks as there is so much to offer everyone. Hope that you both have A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year,...

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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: €116 - €149 (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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