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Cranford Cottages
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“best weeks fishing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Just had a very good weeks fishing at Cranford cottages yet again Paul and Niki have made it enjoyable it was are second time there I wish we found it years ago. The cottages are very clean the lakes are great and well looked after and the fishing is out of this world. We will be booking again for next year I would like to thank Paul,Niki and the little man for a great week thank you enjoy the rest of the summer.

Steve n Rich

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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P2NA, Owner at Cranford Cottages, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Thanks a Million Steve, Glad you both enjoyed it....See you next year. All the best PNA
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Calne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

After having just returned from Cranford Cottages I feel we need to post our thoughts. The setting is stunning and beautifully managed in all aspects. Paul and Nikki are superb hosts and very helpful with fishing knowledge which resulted in memorable days by the three lakes. Accommodation is again excellent being spacious and well equipped. We will be returning at the earliest opportunity to take in both more of the first class angling and generally enjoy the setting and location. Very good honest pub grub was had at the Inn. Thanks again to Paul and Nikki for a wonderful experience at Cranford and hope to see you again soon, Paul, Lynda, Francesca and Mum.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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P2NA, Owner at Cranford Cottages, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thanks for your kind words, glad you all enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you all again. All the Best PNA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Been back a week now from our latest trip to the cranford cottages and still feel in Devon mode.Paul and Niki are doing a great job maintaining the whole site to a very high standard.The cottages remain very clean and comfortable and well kitted out.We stayed in the Haywain which provided a beautiful view over the top lake and it was a pleasure to sit out in the very well kept grounds.Tony happy with his catch of decent sized trench and carp which were all in great condition.We enjoyed the stay so much that have just booked for two weeks in August.Keep up the good work.Janet&Tony x

Stayed April 2014
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P2NA, Owner at Cranford Cottages, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Thanks for the review Janet, Glad you both enjoyed your stay.... Look forward to seeing you both in the summer. Best wishes PNA
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2014

We wanted somewhere quiet to have a break and for my husband to fish.Cranford fishing Cottage was all this and more.

Everyone was so friendly and welcoming, the accommodation so clean and well maintained and we were virtually lake side.

The Cranford arms was metres away and the local Beer went down well.

We only returned yesterday but we have re booked for a week in September so that we can be based here, fish some more and explore North Devon.

Thanks very much - we had such a great time.Claire and Mick

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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P2NA, Owner at Cranford Cottages, responded to this review, 23 April 2014
Thanks for your kind words, glad you both enjoyed your break.... See you in September. Best wishes PNA
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

We have just got home from a fantastic family holiday at cranford cottages. Can recommend it 100%, excellent fishing and extremely clean accommodation with everything you need. Just sorry didn't get to see Paul and Nikki before we left to say thank you, but daughter was up and ready to go early, many thanks. Mark,Carolyn,Evie.

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P2NA, Owner at Cranford Cottages, responded to this review, 13 April 2014
Thanks for the kind response, glad you enjoyed your stay &hope you all had a safe journey home!! Hope to see you again, best wishes Paul, Niki & Archie
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Just home from our 2nd trip to Cranford cottages,and it won't be our last,simply heaven ! From our perfect host's(paul & Nikki ) to the beautiful surroundings it is pure relaxation.Even if you don't fish we would recommend Cranford,it's location is great for visiting lots of different places all within easy driving distance or just sit back,relax and have a drink in the pub situated a few steps away ! We look forward to returning later in the year.

  • Stayed December 2013
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P2NA, Owner at Cranford Cottages, responded to this review, 4 January 2014
thanks for the review Kerri, glad you and the boys got home safely... Look forward to seeing you all again, enjoy 2014 best wishes PNA
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Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

This was my first visit to Cranford and I certainly hope it will not be the last. Everything about the place is simply just special. I was there for four nights but I could easily have stayed for four or more weeks. The rural setting in the amazing North Devon countryside is ample reason to visit Cranford even if fishing is not on your agenda. The fishing however was the reason for my visit and I was not disappointed. With three well managed lakes to choose from it was going to be a difficult choice until I found my spot on the lower lake on the first morning. The spot was so beautiful and peaceful I remained there for the whole of my stay and caught some really good fish in excellent condition.
The other special thing about Cranford is the people who run it. Paul, and the others we met , have that very special ability to make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. They make you feel you are part of the 'family' and are always there discreetly in the background to offer help or advise if required.
Then of course there was the pub, the Cranford Inn. Great food, great service and an excellent range of beers. I can think of no better place to relax in after a 'hard day' fishing the lakes, or touring the North Devon countryside. What more can I say?

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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P2NA, Owner at Cranford Cottages, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
We're glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind words, always welcome back and look forward to seeing you again. best wishes PNA
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Property: Cranford Cottages
Address: Crantor St. Giles In The Wood, Great Torrington EX38 7LA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Torridge > Great Torrington
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Speciality Lodging in Great Torrington
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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