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The Blacksmiths Hartoft
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notting hill
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“perfect weekend stay”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

we stayed 2 nights. we were welcomed by very friendly helpful staff a cosy atmosphere with open logs fires, good hand pulled ales in the cosy bar.The evening meals were supberb as was breakfast and a snack in the bar infrount of the log fire after a long scenic walk over the moors was lovely. The room was very clean and comfy with everything you needed including lovely biscuits and a good range of hot drinks. there was more than enough hot water and a good shower. we realy couldnt fault it.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Darwen
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Stayed at the inn for 3 nights. The food was excellent, and the bar, breakfast and evening meal service was also superb with very friendly and attentive staff. Surroundings beautiful but you definitely need a car unless you are just using it as a base for walking.
The room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. The only let down in the main room being a lack of comfortable seating. Unfortunately the same could not be said for the bathroom.
With no shower and a bath that took forever to fill. There was just a shower hose clipped to the wall and the water came out at a trickle so not very easy to have a good wash if you didn`t have time for a bath. Nothing like the bathroom shown on the website. Needs a little TLC.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Having stayed at a 4 star hotel last weekend , we were unsure how we would find our stay here this weekend.

We were so pleasantly surprised, from the minute we arrived we were overwhelmed by the attentive staff, the warm relaxed atmosphere and the cleanliness of our room.

We ate in the restaurant in the evening and had a fantastic meal, all courses were cooked to perfection.

We cannot fault our stay here and will definitely be returning. It's staff, food and cleanliness were second to none and certainly beats the 4 star we stayed in hands Down

Our stay was faultless.

Room Tip: We had room 10 and the balcony was a bonus
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

We have just returned from an overnight stay at this hotel. The first room we were given was room 8 which did not have a shower so we asked to move and were given room 12. This room had a shower over the bath but only just qualified as a shower.

When we arrived in the late afternoon we were planning to come down to eat at about 8:30 but were told we needed to be down for 8pm at the latest. The steak I ordered was 17.95 and very dry, and chewy.

The bed was really uncomfortable like sleeping on a bouncy castle and the pillows were terrible. The bathroom was a throw back from the 80s in a terrible green with Marble effect down the side of the bath. When going to the toilet you had to hold the seat up with one hand as it would not stay up on its own.
The 2 stars are for the pleasant and chatty girls that served on the evening and the morning. Also the breakfast was ok.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Port Sunlight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

I absolutely hated leaving this Arcadia! The Blacksmiths was a home away from home with a few exceptions: whilst I stayed here I was well looked after, well fed and felt well cared for.
The building is cosy and considering it's location this is no small feat. The Inn is idyllic for walkers or people wishing to escape the daily grind and out of contact via mobile phone; which is extremely cathartic for the soul (WiFi is available however so don't panic if you're that way out). The rooms are well serviced, room service is available, they are cleaned daily to an exacting standard, full range of toiletries are available along with Tea and Coffee making facilities (including hot chocolate, fruit teas rooibos and decaf teas and coffees, which isn't often available according to my girlfriend) and ours had a shared balcony with wonderful views. The staff are friendly and one instantly warms towards them they seem to thrive from making you comfortable and helping you in anyway possible but none of it feels contrived. Although we regrettably never had the chance to eat there in the evening the breakfast was wonderful 'Fresh' eggs served as requested with a wonderful accompaniment of Sausage, Bacon, Black Pudding, Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Toast, all of which felt as they were sourced within walking distance. The Real Ales (moving along some hours from Breakfast however if you're that way out I'm sure they'd be happy to accommodate) were well cared for. We stayed here for 4 night and will be staying here again at the next opportunity we have. It is over 7 miles out of Pickering which is the nearest town so do be aware of this! My Girlfriends criticism of here was that there were no spa treatments available which in retrospect shows the standards they are achieving here as she felt that it was up to the standards of much more expensive places we have stayed in in the past! Summary: Xanadu without back rubs!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I have just returned after a 2 night stay here, our room was excellent with lovely views of the moors.
I must say that Sam was a little star, she made us feel very special as soon as we got through the door, nothing was too much trouble, she has great knowledge of the area and would always advise on where to visit along with some short cuts on how to get there...She really does enjoy her work as do her colleagues.
The food and restaurant was lovely with a good selection of wine (by the bottle) but we were a little disappointed in the selection of real ales served.

Room Tip: room 14 is lovely
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Yorkshire, England
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We had a weekend here in February and due to the location and time of year the hotel did not seem very busy.
The bedroom and bathroom were both spacious and clean and really could not be faulted.
Great food both at breakfast and in the evening and as the place is so out on a limb there is nowhere else to eat unless you drive a fair way.
It snowed whilst we were which made the driving somewhat interesting but we still managed to drive across the top of the moors to Whitby one day.
Will probably go again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Blacksmiths Hartoft
Address: Hartoft End, Pickering YO18 8EN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Pickering
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Pickering
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Blacksmiths Country Hotel Pickering
Country Inn Pickering
Pickering Country Inn
The Blacksmiths Hartoft Pickering, Yorkshire

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