My wife Maggie and I have just returned from a few days at Cranford. We stayed in Dovecote cottage which we found to be incredibly comfortable and very clean. So much so that we did not want to come home! Our cottage was literally a few paces form the main lake, so Ideal for fishing at this time of year. Nice and close to nip back for a warm up from time to time. As well as the outstanding accomodation I was particularly impressed with how well managed the whole site is and as a keen angler, how nice the lakes looked, especially considering it's winter. The owner Paul is a really knowledgable angler and his advice soon put me on th fish. The fishing was just like the old days before commercial fisheries came along and I have to say that I don't think I have enjoyed fishing quite as much for years. Considering it was mid February I was surprised at how many fish I caught and at the pristine condition they were in. The owners were always on hand to help with anything, Paul even dragged himself out of the shower one evening to come and rescue us when I stupidly locked us in the cottage!
On Thursday 14th we enjoyed a romantic meal in the Pub restaurant and found the food to be excellent and very good value for money.
This is the first time we have ever given an excellent rating to anywhere we have stayed, but I really cannot fault Cranford.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Cranford Cottages, we are a family run business with over 30 years experince, come and relax in our self catering holiday cottages set in our glourious grounds, enjoy a fabulous evening in our busy friendly traditional devonshire longhouse pub, we are located in rurual North Devon, nestled amongst England's wonderful countryside, with both Dartmoor and Exmoor both a leisurely drive away, you can be sure to unwind and relax in a tranquil and idilic location ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cranford Cottages Great Torrington, Devon