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“Fantastic cottage in a stunning location”
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Seating for 4, parasol and chiminea
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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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lrixham
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic cottage in a stunning location”
Reviewed 12 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

I stayed at Smithy Cottage with my parents and 5 year old daughter and it was fantastic. Karen has thought of absolutely everything from a wonderful welcome pack of goodies, which were perfect after a 7.5 hour drive, to books and dvds to keep everyone entertained and even a night light in the twin bedroom which helped my daughter sleep. On arrival the cottage was spotlessly clean and very welcoming, the location is stunning especially on a sunny day. I would highly recommend a visit to Smithy Cottage and would love to go back.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Sep 2016
Thank you so much for such a great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for replacing the tin opener, you really didn't need to do that but much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. 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
“Beautiful Place”
Reviewed 26 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Excellent place to stay , lovely welcome basket on arrival greatly appreciated after a long journey, a very comfortable home from home for us and our two little dogs ,highly recommend and can't wait to go again next year as very close to our family in Alford

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Liked best: liked everything had no complaints at all
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Jun 2016
Thank you so much for the fabulous review. Look forward to seeing you both and your dogs next year. Thanks again for the lovely chocolates. Karen.
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16osborne
Hunstanton, United Kingdom
1 review
“all we needed”
Reviewed 31 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

the cottage was spotless , lovely new and well equipped kitchen which is essential for us . lovely shower room , although it had a wood burner the weather was so kind to us we didn't light it !

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: didnt have longer to stay
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Jun 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Karen
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Teresanon...
San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fabulous!!!”
Reviewed 29 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

The cabin is located in the countryside by Old Keig with stunning views over fields. It is warm and inviting and the decor is soothing. Everything is new and modern. Bed very comfortable. Karen even left us a basket of goodies, coffee, bread, sweet and a bottle of wine. I had trouble with the stove and she popped right over to help. Lovely to sit by the fire at night. We LOVED this cottage. It is also well situated to visit aberdenshire areas. Thank you Karen!!

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Liked best: in the country and everything is new and very clean and comfortable
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
30 May 2016
Thank you Teresa for the wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks Karen.
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Peter1208
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Absolutely Delightful!”
Reviewed 17 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We travelled there on a weekend in November when storms lashed the area - but were very snug in this extremely charming cottage. Everything you need is there if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle completely. Two of our party were attending a wedding at nearby Castle Fraser, which left us the opportunity to explore an area which, whilst we were familiar with it, we haven't spent much time there. The whole weekend could have been so different if we had not swapped a booking from another property - we definitely made the right choice! The wood burner was an absolute plus!! Thanks for a great weekend Karen, we will return!

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Liked best: The location and the facilities in the cottage were absolutely first class
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
18 Nov 2015
Hi, thank you so much for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your weekend despite the awful weather. Look forward to seeing you again. Thank you again, Karen
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smf63
Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful cottage a lovely location.”
Reviewed 23 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Had a great holiday, the cottage is beautifully decorated and furnished with everything you could need. Would love to go back!

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: No WiFi but not a big issue.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
31 Aug 2015
So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you again. Best Regards Karen
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Elaine W
Wirral, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely quiet location, cosy cottage fitted to a high standard.”
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed for a week with our teenage daughter and two dogs. We found the cottage to be very clean, warm and comfortable. The owners have made a great job of preparing the cottage for letting. The decor and fittings are new and of good quality. A welcome pack and helpful local information was provided, which was very useful. We loved the peaceful location and views over the surrounding countryside. We would definitely visit again!

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
15 Aug 2015
Thank you for the great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed our little cottage. Thank you again for booking with us.
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