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Cranbourne House
Reviewed 14 March 2014

Really enjoyable stay and John and Emma are the perfect hosts. John's breakfast was superb and Emma's cakes are excellent. You would struggle to find any faults and we will be returning.We also enjoyed our meals and refreshments in the locally recommended pub The Mousetrap Inn.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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John_R_Hallam, Manager at Cranbourne House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2014

Good Morning Eddie & Maggie,

We have just finished reading your review after breakfast and both myself and Emma are made up that you enjoyed the busy Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival with us at Cranbourne House. I'm glad that you enjoyed Emma's cakes who loves trying new recipes, and I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the breakfasts each day before heading to the racecourse.

Thank you for your kind words about struggling to find any faults with us, that really means a lot to us all at Cranbourne House, as we always want our guests to go away with a huge smile. It was great to meet you both and I hope that you will be back for next year for the Cheltenham Festival.

If you are ever planning another trip to the Cotswolds in the future please do contact us directly for availability, or if you are passing Bourton-on-the-Water, please give us a ring and pop in for coffee, cake and a catch-up. Either that or we will maybe see you up at Nanny Brow in the future.


Take Care and enjoy the Grand National,

John Hallam
Cranbourne B&B Manager

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

Booked last minute for a one night stay at the lovely Cranbourne House.

Sue provided us with lots of useful information and the loan of a couple of maps so we could go off and explore the area around lower and upper Slaughters which was fabulous. The freshly made cake in our room was much appreciated upon our return, as was the kettle and huge selection of teas, coffee and chocolate.

The house is in such a great location. Just a short stroll down the road brings you out right in the centre of the village which can get very busy so best to get there early or after 16.00 when lots of the coaches have gone for the day.

The breakfast was fantastic. So much choice for the cooked items and a nice selection of yogurts as well as juice, homemade museli (delicious) and freshly made fruit salad. Everything was really well prepared and cooked to perfection.

We were only sorry we couldn't have stayed 2 nights to enjoy more of the lovely countryside.

Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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John_R_Hallam, Manager at Cranbourne House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2014

Good Morning, I have just finished reading your review on Trip Advisor and both myself and Sue who looked after you while I was away are so glad that you had a great stay upon your trip to The Cotswolds while at Cranbourne House. We are glad that you found the maps useful for your stay and you enjoyed the cakes at the end of the day.

We are pleased that you enjoyed the breakfasts as we really do pride ourselves on using only the best local produce from around The Cotswolds. Sue is an excellent cook which makes everything all the better to get the best flavours from everything cooked on our plates. Feel free to come back for more sumptuous breakfasts and cakes at any time.

If you do decide on another journey to the Cotswolds, please do contact us directly for availability or if you are passing Bourton-on-the-Water, please give us a ring and pop in for coffee, cake and a catch-up. So on behalf of Sue and myself enjoy the rest of 2014 and we will hopefully see you again.


Kind Regards,

John Hallam
Cranbourne B&B Manager

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Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

This b&b is amazing, really can't recommend this place enough. From the moment you are greeted by Emma who shows you around, gives you loads of local information to the chef John who cooks a mighty fine breakfast you won't go far wrong. Superb value and quality and would not hesitate to book up to stay here again.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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John_Richard_Hallam, Manager at Cranbourne House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2014

Good Morning Rachel, we have just finished reading your review on Trip Advisor and we are so glad that you had a fantastic stay for the Valentines weekend. Despite the weather, it sounds like yourself and Paul had a great weekend and made the most of it.

We are grateful to hear that everything from Emma's greeting to Cranbourne House, to my cooking for the breakfast was to your standards and we always aim to make our guests stay a relaxing and enjoyable break from start to finish.

It's great to hear you might be back in the future and if you do please do contact us directly for availability or if you are passing Bourton-on-the-Water, please give us a ring and pop in for coffee, cake and a catch-up.

Take Care and enjoy hopefully the last of the wet weather for the year,

John Hallam
Cranbourne B&B Manager

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Reviewed 10 February 2014

We just enjoyed a wonderful two night stay at Cranbourne House. Our hosts, John and Emma made us feel very welcome from the off, (including freshly baked cakes in our room!) and their friendly approach made the place feel very homely. Breakfast was great, fresh produce, really well cooked, generous portions and they were only too happy to incorporate some special requests (including an amazing sausage sandwich!). Our room was pristine and beautifully decorated, with an amazing shower and a cosy central heating. All in all we loved our stay here and would recommend it to anyone. One of the best B and Bs we've stayed in!

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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John_Richard_Hallam, Manager at Cranbourne House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2014

Good Morning Stuart, Emma and myself have just finished reading your review and we were delighted to read the things you said about us and Cranbourne House. We are always friendly and welcoming, as we believe your stay has to be special from the moment you arrive and it makes it worth while when we read about this in reviews such as yours. It was really lovely to meet you both and it was great you were able to watch the rugby in the comfort of the bedroom - fingers crossed we carry on with the good form in the six nations.

We enjoyed reading that you enjoyed the little extras, such as the special request at breakfast. It is the most important meal of the day after all, so we always aim to provide those little extras. There is nothing better; as you mentioned with the central heating, than to come back from a walk in the cold weather and relax in a warm, comfortable environment and it was great to see you relaxing in the lounge too.

We hope you had a good journey back to London and if you are ever planning another trip to the Cotswolds in the future, please do contact us directly for availability or if you are passing Bourton-on-the-Water, please give us a ring and pop in for coffee or tea, cake and a catch-up.

Take Care,

John Hallam
Cranbourne B&B Manager

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Cranbourne House is a lovely B&B, very clean, beautifully decorated and wonderfully furnished. The staff are very friendly and attentive and the breakfasts varied and very tasty. The owners go the extra mile providing freshly baked cakes / biscuits every afternoon and ensuring visitors have all the information they need about walks, places to visit and eat. I have nothing bad to say about the B&B only that it would be better placed in a more classy area. Whilst Burton on the Water might once have been a very beautiful, genteel village it is now ridiculously over populated daily by masses of tourist coaches and and what could be lovely independent shops seem to cater for mass tourisim of the worst kind. The shops sell plastic tatt that would not be out of place in a tacky seaside resort. It is such a shame because it is a village excellently located for some beautiful walks and day trips and if you visit very early in the morning before the coaches spew out unimaginable numbers of tourists, and before the shops are open...the village itself is truly beautiful just ruined by mass unmanaged tourism. The B&B is a gem of a find though and worth a visit in it's own right.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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John_Richard_Hallam, Manager at Cranbourne House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Good Morning, and firstly we wanted to say thank you for taking time to write such a lovely review about Cranbourne B&B. Bourton is indeed a beautiful place and we know that some of the shops have to cater for all sides of the tourism industry. Unfortunately the village can become busy with bus coaches visiting for the day and we understand this. Cranbourne House is situated away from the high street so that you can escape when it gets busy, which is why our guests enjoy coming back to us again and again. If you do come back to us again in the future, there are other villages in the surrounding area that really do get away from the crowds such as Lower and Upper Slaughter for those days where you want to truly escape from it all.

Apart from the shops in the village, we are more than pleased that you enjoyed the breakfasts, the cleanliness and the freshly baked cakes and biscuits. As we said, we hope that if you are ever coming back through Bourton you can drop on by for a cup of tea, and a slice of cake.

We hope that you enjoy 2014 and have a lovely year.


Kind Regards,

John Hallam
Cranbourne B&B Manager

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

This was our first trip to the Cotswolds, but the welcome and warmth of Cranbourne House made it a truly unforgettable experience, making it highly likely that it will not be the last. The rooms were immaculate and of a high standard, making our three nights stay extremely enjoyable. John, the manager, was extremely helpful in recommending local restaurants and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was superb with something for everyone's taste. Cranbourne House is the ideal location for exploring the Cotswolds and we would thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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John_Richard_Hallam, Manager at Cranbourne House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Good Morning Ken and Cynthia, I have just finished reading your review and it was such a lovely TripAdvisor review, we just wanted to say thank you very much for everything you said. It was lovely to see you again in The Cotswolds for the first time after you visited our sister property Nanny Brow.

I am happy you found my knowledge helpful and we always maintain up to date reviews of the best places to eat and drink within the local area, so that your experience is as enjoyable as it possibly can be. I do hope that if you are planning a trip to the Cotswolds again you will either look at staying at Cranbourne House again or definitely pop in and say hello to us.

We will hopefully either see you in The Lake District again or back with us at Cranbourne. Enjoy 2014 and see you both soon.

Kind Regards,

John Hallam
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

I stayed here for one night in September 2013 and I have got to say I was very impressed. The room was very stylish, clean and it was just a nice place to wind down after a very long day of cycling.

John and Emma who run the B&B were lovely and were always willing to help with anything that was required, and they put on a fantastic breakfast in the morning!

I very much enjoyed my stay here and I would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone looking to stay in Bourton on the Water.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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John_Richard_Hallam, Manager at Cranbourne House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Good Morning Gary, we have just finished reading your review and must say it was such a delight to read all the lovely things you said about us and Cranbourne House B&B. We always aim to maintain the house and keep it extremely immaculate, clean and up to date and we're glad that you were impressed with this.

It was a pleasure to meet your cycling team and I am happy that it was a peaceful and relaxing stay after a long day of cycling. It was also no problem at all to lock your bike up in a secure location for the night too. We hope that your adventure was as successful as when you were passing through Bourton. It was great to meet you all and we really hope to see you again soon.

If you are ever planning a trip to the Cotswolds in the future please do contact us directly for availability or if you are passing Bourton-on-the-Water, please give us a ring and pop in for coffee, cake and a catch-up.

Take Care,

John Hallam
Cranbourne B&B Manager

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Address: Cranbourne House Moore Road, Bourton-on-the-Water GL54 2AZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Bourton-on-the-Water
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #20 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Bourton-on-the-Water
Price Range: £86 - £114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cranbourne House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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