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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, England

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Very good - based on 24 reviews
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Mark W
Spring, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Location, Very Nice Accommodations, Friendly Owner”
Reviewed November 12, 2018 for a stay in June 2016

Great location in the village of Great Ayton
Walking distance to local pubs, cricket ground, river and the Ice Cream Shop !
Private and quiet

Date of stay: June 2016
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Oct 2019
Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to welcome you back to The Old Forge soon!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Castleford, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 5, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

Date of stay: August 2018
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
27 Oct 2019
Glad you enjoyed your stay, hope to welcome you back to The Old Forge soon!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
John B
1 review
“The Old Forge, Great Ayton”
Reviewed August 11, 2018 for a stay in August 2018

The Old Forge is ideally located close to the centre of Great Ayton and next to the River Leven. It’s also ideal for a family gathering on neutral territory. We enjoyed our time sitting in the garden listening to the river and the sheep in the field opposite.

The ground floor of the house provides good gathering space and the kitchen is well equipped and spacious. There is parking for one car but the need to leave the space directly in front of the property to allow the next door neighbour to access his property is a nuisance.

The 3 upper floor bedrooms are fit for purpose and comfortable. The lower floor bedroom is very small and can barely accommodate the bunk beds - it is accessed from the living room and there is a potentially dangerous and unmarked step down of about 4-6in - my wife lost her footing on this unmarked step and severely bruised her foot. - this subsequently caused her discomfort and made it difficult to fully enjoy the family wedding we came to Great Ayton to attend. At the very least this step needs to be better marked. In addition this lower room was damp and foisty - there was a significant water mark on one of the walls of this room, making it unusable.

The property has 2 bathrooms both of which require attention- the upper bathroom shower has what looks like black mould on the grouting around the shower pan - (a health hazard) the lower floor bathroom had a leak under the toilet, leaving the floor wet at all times. In both bathrooms more ventilation is needed.

The trip advisor details for this property show that it has a washer and a dryer. There is no dryer in the house just an outside drying line. We were advised that a new washer/dryer would be fitted during our stay - it did not materialize.

When we arrived at the agreed 3pm entry time the property was not available to us - it was still being cleaned up from the previous renters - and the garbage bins were full to brimming.

It’s a pity we have to find fault but with a little more TLC and some small investment this would be a really nice vacation rental. We hope our feedback is recognized as constructive.

Date of stay: August 2018
Travelling group: Family
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nobled196...
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Family get together for son's 21st”
Reviewed May 29, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Fabulous cottage with everything you could need for a enjoyable stay. Garden over looking the stream is wonderful especially when the sheep come to the stream for a drink with their baby lambs. BBQ a good size made better because we had brilliant sunshine. Shops and pub 5 minutes walk or if feeling energetic the Roseberry topping is 10 minutes away in car with stunning views

Date of stay: May 2018
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
27 Oct 2019
Glad you enjoyed your stay! Hope to welcome you back to The Old Forge soon!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sherpa558...
1 review
“Comfortable stay”
Reviewed April 5, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

House was warm, clean & comfortable. Good sized rooms & met our needs perfectly. The bread, milk & wine were a lovely welcome & Keith was friendly & informative. Great Ayton is very picturesque & the surrounding area has a lot to offer.

Date of stay: March 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
9 Apr 2018
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your latest stay at The Old Forge and really hope to welcome you back in the future!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
sydney b
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Perfect for us”
Reviewed April 2, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

This is our second year at The Old Forge and we enjoyed it just as much as ever.
If you want a lovely holiday come to Great Ayton, have a Suggets ice cream a pork pie from the butchers, a walk up Roseberry Topping and stay at The Old Forge.

Perfect
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Date of stay: March 2018
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Apr 2018
We are so glad you enjoyed your latest stay at The Old Forge, we really hope to welcome you back in the future!
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Barbara40...
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Christmas Gathering”
Reviewed January 12, 2018 for a stay in December 2017

The house is in a lovely location with plenty of amenities ,shops and Pubs within the village with plenty of open spaces for dog walking and hiking.
The house is of a good size and was clean warm and comfortable with a well stocked kitchen.
We were warmly welcomed by the owners who had thoughtfully provided a decorated Christmas tree and a beautiful seasonal welcome food pack, which was gratefully received.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay as did the whole family thank you very much.

Date of stay: December 2017
Your age range 65+
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
16 Jan 2018
So glad you enjoyed your Christmas stay, we hope we can welcome you back to The Old Forge really soon!
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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