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Crosshill House
Ranked #3 of 3 Laxton B&B and Inns
Reviewed August 6, 2012

We arrived at Crosshill House about five hours later than planned due to an incident on our journey. Despite this we were welcomed very warmly by Roberta shown our room and pointed in the direction to the food at the Dovecote Inn. The Dovecote staff were very helpful and although late and kitchen closed we were given food that enabled us to survive the night!

Crosshill House more than lived up to our expectations in that our room was well positioned, the bed very comfortable and the bathroom with shower was small but serviceable. The breakfast was great, lots of choice, full in flavour, quality and freshly cooked. Breakfast was a social event, not threatening in any way but an opportunity to meet the other guests.

The B&B is just across the road from the aforementioned Dovecote Inn. It is pleasing that there are two such welcoming establishments within close proximity in the very quiet, village of Laxton.

We chose to book three nights at Crosshill House because it seemed a very pleasant place to stay as shown on the website, it is also central to the area we wanted to visit. Very handy for Clumber Park for a full day out with lots interest and long walks. It was a very pleasant experience and one we hope to repeat.

The food and service at the Dovecote Inn is first class but one needs to book to ensure a table. Roberta was good enough to do this for us when we booked with her.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

For a short break and a tour of the sights of Nottinghamshire, Crosshill house is the ideal place to stay. It is not too far along country roads to the main routes of the county and the feeling of being in the country with a lovely view of Laxton village from the window and the car park next to the well maintained garden.

We were welcomed by the host (expected us earlier … complex travel itinerary ! ) who oozed a lot of experience in this area but it was difficult to concentrate as I was in awe of the high quality decor, furnishings and the other small things that make the guests stay more comfortable. So often in B&B's space is compromised but not here as suitcases could be comfortably stored away but in a position to gain easy access to them.
(On a point of feedback, I am always impressed by the option to choose breakfast from a menu sheet in the bedroom on the previous night that is comprehensive and it can be tailored to suit the needs of the guest, but at the end of a difficult day my fellow traveller and myself had to have an unnecessary discussion about whether or not we should be documenting the starters on the rear of the form … a tick box would be less confusing as most people might expect cereal and fruit juice to be offered as standard.)
The breakfast which was outstanding (good products) was served in a room that didn't compromise on the decor and charm with the atmosphere being improved by an open window draped with curtains where we could view the Aga on which the breakfast was being cooked.

Look no further than The Dovecote opposite as it is an ideal compliment to the accommodation that produces magnificent food in the evening. There were others in the area that we looked at in a south easterly direction that compromised a little on price and subsequently quality.

We discovered the village of Laxton to be very quiet and peaceful on a circular walk to the church. Also in a two night stay we covered Newstead Abbey, Southwell, Rufford Country Park, The craft centre on the edge of Edwinstowe, Sherwood Forest and visitor centre.

In conclusion and all things considered, I would definitely stay here again and recommend Crosshill house to anyone looking for accommodation in the area.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

We were visting friends in nearby Weston and stayed here for two nights - the breakfasts were wonderful, the room very comfortable and clean. I liked that our room had space to hang up clothes, a space for a suitcase and a comfortable chair to read in. Roberta was helpful and friendly and gave us insights into the local area. The garden(s) were beautiful - it was so pleasant to eat our breakfast with views of the lush garden!

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Travelpages33
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

Stayed one night and everything was perfect. Dovecote pub directly opposite provides fine ales and good evening meals. Free internet and traditional English breakfast. Just make sure you list out everything you want for breakfast on the chart that is provided.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Thank BritInIrv
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

We recently stayed with the lovely Roberta and booked the Church View Room. This is a separate barn away from the main house. It was a really beautiful place and the welcome we got from Roberta and her friend John was just first class!

We had been at a local wedding and found ourselves without a taxi in the early hours of the morning - Roberta came to our rescue and sent John to collect us! Talk about going the extra mile!

Breakfast was excellent! Full English (and Roberta would probably have kept the food coming if we had requested it!)

If we are back in Nottingham again, I would not even think to book anywhere else. This really is a 5 star little gem of a place.

Thank you Roberta for making our stay so warm and pleasant.

Liz, Rino & Brian :o)

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

Crosshill House is a beautifully restored and maintained rural Nottinghamshire house set in a quiet idyllic village. There are lovely views over the surrounding countryside. Plenty of off-road parking space and immaculately maintained gardens.

The proprietor is friendly and welcoming, the rooms are warm, clean, and very comfortable, with plenty of storage space for clothing, luggage etc.

A short walk away is the Dovecote Inn and restaurant, which serves most excellent food and a good range of real ales, beers and wines.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank nonamne
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Reviewed May 30, 2011

Stayed at this lovely guesthouse as we were visiting relatives nearby - we stayed in the seperate Church View room. The room(s) were very clean, great welcome tray and quiet location!

Roberta the owner was an excellent host and nothing was too much trouble for her.

If I had to nit pick, all breakfast guests were seated around a large dining table and it can be slightly awkward, we would have preferred to have been seated on our own.

All in all I would thoroughly recommed if you are considering staying in the area.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Crosshill House

Address: Cross Hill House Cross Hill | Newark, Laxton NG22 0SX, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Laxton
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Laxton
Price Range: $38 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Crosshill House 3*
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming historic country house, situated in the heart of Nottinghamshire, close to Sherwood Forest. This country retreat is suitable for overnight stays and weekend breaks. The village of Laxton is one of the most historic in England, the only remaining village to operate the medieval farming system. ... more   less 
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