Located just a couple of miles from the magnificent sands of Sandymouth Beach on Cornwall's great North coast, Cranny is a wonderful place to stay. Decorated in chocolate browns and rich creams, the cottage provides the perfect backdrop to your stay in this dramatic part of Cornwall. Situated at East Thorne where there are three other cottages and a range of fantastic facilities on site. The very helpful Owners can help arrange a host of activities nearby if you are keen to enjoy the best that this are has to offer.
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Cranny Cottage has lovely rich oak wooden floors and has been decorated in delicious chocolate browns and rich cream colours. The cottage has been fitted to very high standards, with solid oak dining tables and Italian chairs, refurbished bathrooms and comfortable furniture – perfect for lounging at the end of an active (or relaxing) day! Cranny is made particularly warming by the cosy wood burning stove and well behaved dogs are welcome. Cranny sleeps up to six guests (2 adults, 4 children) with one double room, one twin room and two camp beds (additional charge for extra bed linen and towels for the camp beds). Downstairs you’ll find a comfy lounge, well equipped kitchen and dining area. There are extensive facilities on the site including a children's playground, a games room (usually open April to October - please check availability) and a superb open fire pit for great fireside chats in the evenings.
Ground Floor: Open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting room.
First Floor: Master double bedroom, followed by a twin room. There is a separate family bathroom with shower.
Exterior: Communal garden with external table, chairs & BBQ facilities. Separate games room, children's play area and fire pit area.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via night storage heating and the wood burning stove. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge / freezer and washing machine. The sitting room area has a flatscreen digital Freeview TV & DVD player, radio & iPod dock. Free WiFi is available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.
Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are permitted at a small additional cost of £20 per dog / per week, although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is a cot & high chair available. There is use of a shared wood fired clay oven to create some rustic treats.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£100 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
The closest village to East Thorne is Kilkhampton which dates back to before Saxon times. There you can find the remains of a 12th century motte and bailey style Norman castle. The church of St James the Great is over 450 years old. Both of the two pubs in the village the New Inn and London Inn serve food.
East Thorne is approximately 6 miles to the north of Bude. Bude is Cornwall's most northern town and has been a favourite seaside resort since Victorian times. The coastal scenery surrounding the beaches of is quite beautiful, boasting some of the finest sandy beaches and the best surfing in England! The town has excellent facilities and a wide selection of interesting, independent shops. This idyllic area has a large amount of bird life for the dedicated twitcher and some wonderful, scenic walks along the South West coastal path.
The centre of Bude is a lively hub with concerts, dances and fetes as well as other events throughout the season, including an annual Carnival Week. The town has a host of pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit every palate and there is a new Visitors Centre in the Crescent car park, a large children's play area, a 19th century canal and a small wharf amongst many other attractions. Bude is also home to the internationally acclaimed jazz festival which takes place each August.
Further along the coast is Sandymouth, a large beach ideal for families due to its lovely sand, rock pools and tea rooms. A short drive north over the border into Devon leads to the quaint village of Hartlandwith its very own shipwreck! Also well worth a visit is the world famous fishing village of Clovelly. The cobbled, traffic-free, high street is built into a cleft in a 400' high cliff and tumbles its way down past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny working port.
Guest from Chesterfield stayed for 7 nights.
This cottage is beautiful, Naomi and Adam are so welcoming and friendly. They're about it you need them for anything, always with a smile and a cheery hello. The log burner is fantastic, we had it on twice even though we didn't really need it, haha. The location is on private land and it feels extremely safe and secure. We would definitely go again and would highly recommend it to family and friends. Overall a fantastic place to stay :-)
Guest from St Annes stayed for 7 nights.
Super stay highly recommend lovely location with lots to see and do close by , Cottage well equipped with comfy beds and super bed linen. Hosts friendly and helpful
Guest from Bradford stayed for 7 nights.
Booked this cottage at short notice, not really knowing the area or what to expect. Greeting was excellent and the location was very good we were warm and cosy with plenty of room in the cottage which made for a relaxing stay.
Guest from Milton Keynes stayed for 7 nights.
Had a very lovely stay, the owners were very friendly and always there to help if you needed anything. I would recommend staying here, I am already planning my next holiday.
Guest from Walsall stayed for 4 nights.
Excellent cottage. Very clean well equipped. Tastefully decorated, have already recommended to a friend. Good location for discovering north Cornwall.
Guest from Norwich stayed for 4 nights.
This was our second stay and just as good as the first. Firstly the location is lovely, surrounded by fields and lots of winding country roads. Probably not ideal if you don't have a car to explore the area though. Bude is nearby with lovely little shops and places to eat, as well as the coastline. The complex itself is very well maintained, particularly liked the addition of the seating area opposite the cottages, as well as the table and chairs immediately outside the door, ideal for breakfasting! Inside everything was as expected, clean, tidy and well kept. Very quiet environment with no disturbances or outside noise. Particularly liked the brownies on arrival, a very nice touch!! Kitchen well equipped with crockery and microwave - we kept our meals fairly simple - not sure how it would be for adventurous cooks!! During our stay we ventured down the atlantic coastline - would recommend Newquay for the aquarium and zoo, lovely typical cornish seaside town. Also went to the Lizard and Mullion this time, a long drive but well worth it. Previously we had been to lands end and the Eden project - again would recommend both if you don't mind driving. Overall a superbly placed complex with charming scenery - well kept and maintained, lovely warm welcome from the owners and nothing was too much trouble. Despite vein quite remote, ideally placed for discovering Cornwall and Devon. We will be back, also intrigued by the yurts and want to try one!
Guest from Eye stayed for 7 nights.
We had a lovely relaxing break here, everything we needed & more. The site was kept clean, loads of space & love the facilities available. Thank you x
Guest from Sawbridgeworth stayed for 7 nights.
We had a lovely stay at East Thorne. We stayed at Cranny Cottage on the site, rather than one of the yurts. The accommodatoin was clean, spacious, and well equipped. If you're looking for a peaceful stay in Cornwall, near excellent beaches, and with plenty of space for children to roam around, I thoroughly recommend you try this site. It was also excellent value for money.
Guest from Oldham stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely comfortable cottage, very friendly owners. Lots of space for dogs and children to run about. Fantastic beach nearby with great cafe. Love it and will stay again. Special thanks to Adam and Naomi, the owners.
Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again.
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