This B&B really does live up to its online description as being decorated in feng shui style. Rooms are simply yet tastefully decorated and furniture arranged to make guests' movements flow smoothly. This lack of clutter helps to keep the mind and spirit relaxed, as should happen on a good vacation.
Other positive features: The house is on a quiet residential street away from busy areas. If you like to be in the "center of it all," this is not the place for you. Although the Sandwich town center is about 5 minutes away by car. (I slept in a back room, so I don't know what it sounds like when cars drive down the road.) The rooms, bathroom and common areas are very clean. There's a skylight in the Morning Glory bathroom so I never used artificial lighting during the day! The bed was comfortable (not too firm or soft--if you like that kind). There were plenty of big and (pretty) small pillows, and covering choices. There is a room air conditioner near the foot of the bed (so it won't blow directly on guests). However, I did not use the AC so I don't know how well it works. Wireless internet access in the room was very good.
There are also a deck and pretty gazebo in the cozy, beautifully landscaped backyard that attracts all kinds of birds. You can enjoy this backyard in good weather, or simply by looking out onto while eating breakfast in the dining room. Best of all, Heather was a great hostess who cooked delicious, filling breakfasts (eggs or carbs, meats, fruits), provided good advice on what to visit & where to eat, and made available little snacks for guests' road trips. Doug's story-telling was also greatly appreciated. I learned quite a bit about Sandwich and about the houses that are built on the sandy beaches!
Negatives are minor: Window coverings are only blinds, which stuck out from the windows at the point where they met a window opening handle. That made me feel as if I did not have total privacy. Maybe if the blinds had been attached to the insides of the window frames, they wouldn't stick out so much. Real curtains would have helped too, but then the feng shui feeling would be gone. The other negative was the hallway light coming in around the door (especially at the bottom) was very strong at night. It was too bright for me to fall asleep. Maybe the bottom of the doorway had been shaved away in the past to make space for thick carpeting? Anyway, I placed a pair of jeans at the bottom of the door every night and that did the trick!
All in all, this is a great little B&B that really does deliver what it claims on its website. A great, relaxing staying at a great price (Shh, don't Heather that part.)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Cranberry Manor Bed and Breakfast, is a Cape Cod treasure located in the heart of Sandwich. A tranquil setting tastefully decorated using the ancient art of Feng Shui, 4 rooms with private bath, gourmet breakfast served alfresco on warm sunny mornings surrounded by song birds in the garden, on premise parking, Wi-Fi and more can be found at this delightful bed and breakfast. Please come and experience the Feng Shui feeling of well-being. ... more less
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