This is a really lovely place to stay. The quality of everything from the bed linen to the condiments with breakfast was excellent. Supper and breakfast delicious.
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What can I say! Nothing was too much for this place, it was amazing! The couple were really friendly, and remembered our breakfasts the second morning. They helped me in with my bags, and helped amuse my oldest child (7). It was a great base for Alton Towers, and there was LOADS of space for all 3 kids! Wonderful!
We stayed at The Grange in January and had the most comfortable and friendly night away from home for some time. We were offered an evening meal. I am vegetarian and had the most delicious mushroom rissotto freshly cooked, and home made lemon meringue pie (there actually was a choice). Fresh bread and salad with the grange's own eggs tasted wonderful. It seemed that nothing was too much trouble. A really lovely place to stay and lovely couple running it. Highly recommended.
We were doing some family research and wanted a B&B about halfway between Tutbury and Stafford. What luck to find The Grange at Caverswall Farm!
When I called to book the reservation, Mary asked me if we wanted to have dinner at the farm, but we had brought a 'picnic supper' with us, as we weren't sure what time we would arrive. Mary was so accommodating, bringing us fresh coffee (which was so good!) and home-baked scones (YUM) to go with our supper. She seated us in the dining room so we could make ourselves comfortable.
The Grange is a barn conversion, so the ensuite is relatively new and very up-to-date, but the decor is cozy and informal, with barn beams adding to the rustic nature of the building. Our room was clean and neat and all the linens smelled fresh. There was a hot-water kettle and coffee and hot chocolate on the 'host tray,' as well as an excellent assortment of teas, including several herbal ones - very nice! We are very keen on fresh air, and the windows provided excellent cross-ventilation as well as a view over the landscape.
The soap and shampoo supplies were very nice brands, and the lotion was beautifully scented. There were several nice plump pillows on the bed, and it was very comfortable to sit and read before turning in. The Grange is back a long lane, well off the main road, so it was quiet and peaceful with no traffic sounds - a great night's sleep!
Breakfast was superb, with no trouble or expense spared: Himself had bacon, sausage, eggs, mushrooms - the full English, plus some fresh-baked buns with homemade preserves. (The Damson plum was especially nice, one of the best we've ever had - Mary is a wonderful cook!) I went 'vegetarian,' with porridge, fresh fruit, and a delicious organic yogurt. Juice and more of Mary's fresh-brewed coffee rounded off our meal - oh, and the toast was so good! It was made from home-baked bread, and there were three different kinds, including one that was a nutty, crispy multigrain.
We may have to go back to the area to follow-up on some of the data we found. If so, we hope to stay at The Grange again. It was truly a delightful stay!
Perhaps a mention of other amenities in the room: there was a shoe-brush and a small sewing / repair kit, which while we didn't use them were very nice to have on hand. The room also had a good desk with a comfortable chair, a good-sized wardrobe, a television (which we didn't use), and a radio-alarm. While it's true nearly every B&B provides these small 'luxuries,' it is still always nice to have them.
p.s. Their golden retriever had puppies, and I enjoyed playing with them. Just another plus of staying at a farm rather than in a hotel in town. :-)