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The Croft Guest House
Ranked #1 of 1 Starcross B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 25, 2013

The Croft was recommended to us by friends who had stayed there last year and have booked again for this year. We were not disappointed. Our room was clean and comfortable with a lovely view. Colin & Ken were wonderful hosts who couldn't do enough for us. The breakfasts were the best we have ever had anywhere - compliments to Ken (and of course Lulu). The lovely Colin kept us entertained at breakfast and chatted at length about his beloved Sunderland and put up with our Villa chat. 3 nights was not long enough. We would not hesitate to book next year and look forward to seeing Colin & Ken again (and the gorgeous Ellie).
Margaret & Alan

Room Tip: Front facing first floor rooms have lovely view of harbour.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Margaret P
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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Many thanks Margaret & Alan for your kind review much appreciated.

It was so nice to have met you, As your pals (The WBA) fans were saying that they were going to recommend us to you, and did just so - and we finally met you both.

So pleased that you enjoyed your stay, it was equally lovely having relaxed and genuine guests once again with us - thank you.
( It is also the reason we dont do online bookings, as we find we can chat to the guests prior to their intended stay and become more helpful with any requests or general information)

Hope to see you again sometime & Thank you once again for your kind review
Thank you also from Lulu and Ellee too lol
Col n Kenny

PS Have a great season Premierwise!
xx

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Colin and Ken run The Croft in a really homely friendly way. Nothing is too much and the breakfast is brilliant ! We took out dog with us and were given a lovely large room on the ground floor, which stayed cool despite the warm weather.

Lovely friendly people who look after you. Would not hesitate visiting again or recommending The Croft to any one who wants a lovely, clean, well run holiday in a lovely part of the world :)

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Karen R
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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2013

Many thanks for your kind review much appreciated.
It was lovely to meet you both and "Jack"
Glad to know you had a relaxing time here and enjoyed your breakfasts.
With the weather being so warm the room is perfect for pets keeping them cooler aswell as easy access for walkies!

Look forward to seeing you all again should you be around this particular area again, until then stay well safe happy always

Best wishes
Col n Kenny and Ellee.

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Reviewed August 5, 2013

croft is excellent ken and colin make youre stay a real home from home holiday you can expect a very warm welcome at the croft food is five star the local area is great to explore the croft also give pets the warmest of welcomes i wll be returning to devon and will stay at the croft ecellent value for money

Room Tip: any all excellent
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank steve294
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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2013

Many thanks for your kind review much appreciated.

It was also very nice to meet you all and so glad that you had a nice home from home stay.

Thank you for your card and gifts too all very much appreciated.

Look forward to seeing you again when youre next on a break from working, it may be another room as Ken will be starting to alter the Retro room, as we like to call it, sometime at the end of this year, but we will have other pet friendly rooms so will be nice to welcome you all back at some time.

Until then stay well safe and happy always

Best wishes
Colin Kenny Ellee

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

We were made to feel very welcome by Colin and Kenny. The room was very spacious and an excellent standard and the hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Good value for money and we would recommend to anyone visiting the area. The breakfast was brilliant and we enjoyed the banter from our host. The Croft deserves the title of No 1 B&B in Starcross and in our opinion the South of England.

Thank you for having us Colin and Kenny
From Kirk and Clare

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Kirk M
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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Many many thanks for your kind review, Much appreciated.

It was so nice to meet you both and of course your mam whom we chatted and laughed with making your booking in person.

Glad that all was nice for you both and hope that we see you again sometime.
Its always so nice havning cheery chatty and genuine guests it makes for a happier atmosphere generally and lovely for all the other guests too.

All the very best to you both and stay well safe and happy

Best wishes
Colin n Kenny Oh and Elle Badger and the hens - Hope the photo turned out of Lady Gaga and her crew lol

Thank you once again for the kind review & much appreciated.

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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Well what can I say........
From the call of booking the room to the moment we left it was lovely.
Such a fab little Gem, is such a lovely Harbour, would recommend this to a anyone and everyone.
Ken and Colin made us feel so welcome, the attention to detail was great. Our sausage dogs are already wanting to return just for the treats left in the room for them, the breakfast was lovely and the chit chat with Ken and Colin at breakfast made us feel very welcome and laugh well it is good to have such great hosts.

Don't delay book today!

There that should get me a free night ;o) thanks boys it was fab x x x

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Many thanks for your kind review much appreciated.

Glad all was to your liking and glad the sausages did the trick for Elsie & Edna and made their stay enjoyable too.

So nice to have met you both and hope we do see you again - youre always welcome and maybe have longer banter times, maybe at the bar next time lol

Best wishes to you both and a special hello to the girlies!

Stay well safe and happy always

Best wishes and many thanks once again for your kind review, Much appreciated.
PS Like the slogan at the bottom of your review sounds quirky lol!

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Reviewed August 2, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of staying in this lovely guest house. Ken and Colin run a very welcoming and friendly place. The rooms are spacious and immaculately clean and made more homely by the little touches Colin puts into the rooms. Towels are beautifully folded and there is everything you need for a relaxing stay on the coast. The breakfast is really tasty, especially the eggs from their own chickens! I would certainly make this my place of choice to stay if I needed to go to Exeter on business or for a weekend break as the station is 2 minutes drive away and only 3 stops at £4 return into the city centre. This is a real gem of a place, with great views over the sea, and a bargain too. One not to be missed.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled on business
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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Many thanks for your kind review much appreciated.

So glad you have enjoyed your stays with us which to date are quite a few now.
Thank you for your kind comments, and glad that you have enjoyed our company,equally as we have with yourself and your lovely wife, to whom we pass on our appreciation and regards too.
Looking forward to your visits as a neighbour soon too, when you are in your new home in this area.

It has been such a pleasure in havning you to stay as guests, and thank you for all your kind compliments.

Best wishes always

The Crofters!

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

Just returned feeling refreshed after another lovely weekend stay at the Croft. Colin and Ken are wonderful hosts and always so welcoming and friendly. The rooms are lovely and clean and have everything you need, but if theres anything you extra you want you only have to ask and Colins on it!
Great breakfast with eggs provided by the crofts own chickens
The Croft is in a great position for geting out and about in the Exeter area with two excellent pubs that do great food just across the road
We will definately be back soon for another weekend escape from the daily grind.

Room Tip: All rooms are good but Room 1 has lovely veiws over the harbour
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank tracy v
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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2013

Many many thanks for your kind review Tracy.

It was so nice to see you both again and glad you had a good relaxing time here and discovering Exeter quayside etc.
All the hens seem to be doing overtime now laying, especially Gaga seems to be the top producer lol
Glad the weather was so nice too for you both as it does make a big difference, and many many thanks for keeping your room so lovely and tidy thats much appreciated and very thoughtful of you both.
Look forward to seeing you both again when your next on a away relaxation weekend from work.

Hope your journey went well and this reply finds you both safe well and happy.

Best wishes always and many more thanks for your kind review - Its really much appreciated - Thanks
Col n Kenny & the hens Ellee and Badger too!
xx

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Address: Cockwood Harbour | Starcross, Starcross EX6 8QY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Starcross
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Starcross
Price Range: $47 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Well appointed,beverage making facilities,Showers & en Suite facilities.All rooms with wall mounted TV’s & Free Wi-Ficonnection available.Welcome folder information on surrounding areas & the local amenities.Breakfast menu of varied choices served in spaciousDining room overlooking private gardens.Safe off road free private car parking for both cars & boats.Comfortable lounge with fully Licensed bar, where you canRelax & enjoy large screen TV screen or browseInformation leaflets & plan your days.A 5 minute walk to two of Devon’s finest pub/restaurantsThe Anchor Inn & The Ship Inn, where you can sample Local seafood for which the area is renowned.10% Discount on all meals (Guests of Croft)Your own keyNo Restrictions - Friendly well behaved pets welcome ... more   less 

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