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Reviewed 27 September 2018

We had the most incredible wedding at Cranford Country Lodge! The venue is absolutely stunning and the team is so warm, easy to work with and accommodating! They make planning a wedding a relaxed and exciting process. We planned to have an outdoor ceremony but due to weather conditions had to move everything in doors last minute. Instead of a sunny spring day, we had rain, hail, mist and even snow later that evening. Cranford and their team did an incredible job at shifting us around in their various venues and helped us adapt our wedding plans to suit the weather. It was everything and more that we could have asked for!

Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank HeidiS3849
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CranfordTeam, Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2018

Dear Heidi

Thank you so much for your lovely review.

From the moment we met yourself and Luke, we knew your wedding day was going to be magical... Snow in September, magic!
We are so thrilled that you chose to spend your wedding at Cranford and that we were able to ensure your day was a success regardless of the weather.

We wish you both a lifetime of love and happiness, come visit us the next time you are in Howick.

With love,
The Cranford Team

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Our wedding was magical and everything that we have dreamt about! The venue was stunning! The accommodation and food exceptional! Claire and Viv was so accommodating from the first time that we went to look at the wedding venue! Our family and friends loved it too! Thank you to the entire Cranford team for making our wedding day so beautiful!

Date of stay: August 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank anschenp
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CranfordTeam, Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Dear Anschen,

Thank you for your review, it means so much to us.

We are so pleased that you had a magical wedding day. We hope you will come and visit us again soon.

We wish you and Diek all the best for the future.

Kind regards
Cranford Country Lodge

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

From the moment my online booking was confirmed I knew our short stay was going to be memorable. Kylie called me from Cranford Country Lodge offering a complementary upgrade to the Dairy Cottage (which is generally used as the honeymoon suite). We arrived and were warmly welcomed by Tenson who took us to our self catering accommodation. It more than lived up to expectations - they thought of everything to make your stay wonderful. The cottage is beautifully decorated, completely equipped, spotless and comfortable. A massive stone fireplace with stockpiles of wood and a quaint bookshelf with inviting titles had us really regretting our stay was short. Apart from the fireplace there was also a heater and the bed had an electric blanket. Very spacious cottage. We got up to delicious breakfast served in a gorgeous, cosy little dining room with a roaring fire. Penny was an exceptional host.
Cranford is an ideal place to stay if you plan on exploring the Midlands. If there was one tiny negative, the geyser is too small for the bath (its a huge bath) so if you want a hot bath it has to be a shallow one. The room also has a shower. Gardens are beautiful and the horses add to the beauty of this venue. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you Cranford Country Lodge for a wonderful experience.

Room tip: They all looked amazing but if you can get the dairy cottage grab it with both hands.
Date of stay: July 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Janine_K_Riley
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CranfordTeam, Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

Dear Janine,

Thank you so much for your review we really appreciate it.

We are so pleased that you had a wonderful stay in The Dairy Cottage and we will pass your lovely message onto the staff, thank you so much.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Cranford in the future.

Kind regards
Cranford Country Lodge

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

We spent one very short night, because we wanted to be that side of PMB the night before Comrades. The room was great, and the staff could not have been more accommodating, arranging braai facilities, and packing breakfasts for us because of the 4 pm departure. The surroundings looked amazing. We'll be back for a longer stay.

Date of stay: June 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Jim D
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CranfordTeam, Front Office Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review, Jim. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stayed with us and look forward to having you again!

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

From the first time we arrived at Cranford to have a look at the venue- we fell in love with the place. It has a very special magic, with the stunning scenery and bird song you really do feel such peace and tranquility. The entire team put you at ease immediately. You definitely feel that this is a family run lodge with very high standards and attention to detail. We were so impressed with Claire and her team , they were there to help in anyway possible, so thoughtful and quietly surprising us the whole time with special little gestures that we had not even asked for. The team are on the ball the entire time, yet you do not see them. The food was excellent and our family and friends are still talking about how special and perfect our wedding was. Thank you Cranford we will definitely be coming back to celebrate our anniversary there on a regular basis. I highly recommend your Lodge and in fact have done.

Date of stay: May 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank bellamail99
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CranfordTeam, Manager at Cranford Country Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Dear Bellamail99,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it means so much to us.

It was an absolute pleasure hosting your wedding at Cranford and we felt honored to be a part of your special day. We are so pleased that hear that your guests enjoyed both the food and the venue.

We would like to wish you both a lifetime of happiness and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Kind regards
The Cranford Team

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