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The Croft Guest House
Ranked #1 of 1 Starcross B&B and Inns
Strood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Short Summer Break”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

I was so lucky that my partner found and booked this place, Colin and Ken are the dogs danglys as hosts and we enjoyed our stay at the Croft and will back to visit the area again hopefully with more time to experience them, their stories and the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
Many thanks for your kind review, Much appreciated.

It was also so nice to meet you both and was great fun with all the stories and past and present experiences of the Guest House, and more to follow.

Glad you enjoyed your stay and so much look forward to seeing you here again one day, even if youre just passing by.

As I say all of the time in my replies it is always so nice meeting guests that are so friendly and enjoy the comapny held here.
Youre always welcome back anytime - were open all year as you know.

Stay well safe and happy always best wishes all round.

Col n Kenny.
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

The Croft is a friendly place. We had comfy and spacious rooms.
The owners made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was great with a choice of fruit, cereals, toast and a cooked breakfast. You had no need to leave hungry!
Parking is excellent and the location, despite being on a road, was quiet, despite being a bank holiday weekend. The Croft is well-situated for the sea and Dartmoor is not very far away.

Room Tip: A good size groundfloor room (9) if required. Other rooms are on the first floor. Nice views from...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Many thanks for your kind review much appreciated.

Glad that you enjoyed a comfortable stay with us.
It is always so nice to meet genuine friendly guests as yourselves.

Nice to know that you liked the choices for breakfast and found the private off road car parking to your requirements.

Thank you for leaving such a thoughtful tidy room, it looked as if no one had even stayed!

Best wishes always and hope your journey home was a safe and plesant one.

Col n Kenny
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Have just returned from our 1st visit to the Croft, We only had two nights there and wished it could have been more! Ken and Colin are so friendly and welcoming. The room was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The breakfast was the best we have ever had. We are already planning our next stay! It will really be like visiting old friends! Ben is also looking forward to seeing Colin for his doggy massage!! See you soon, Sue, Carl and Ben x

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Many thanks Sue & Carl for your kind review, much appreciated.

It was also nice to meet you both and the lovely Ben, whom I think I have got a lovely rapport with now lol!
Just a shame you couldnt stay longer, but so glad that you will be coming back, maybe for your special anniversary.
Glad you enjoyed your stay, and Kens breakfasts.

So nice to chat and relax in the bar lounge too and let Ben have a special massage which I know he enjoyed thoroughly, theres more awaiting him lol and plenty of chit chat and laughs for us too.

Stay well safe and happy - Best wishes always

Colin n Kenny.
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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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.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this review, 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!
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Burnley
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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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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this review, 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this review, 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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CroftCockwood, Owner at The Croft Guest House, responded to this review, 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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Property: The Croft Guest House
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
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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