Built between 1908 and 1911 as a seaside country house, the Cransley was converted into a small private hotel for paying guests in 1939.
Designed in the Arts and Crafts style on Knyveton Road, an avenue of ancient pines, this elegant detached house is a close neighbour to the homes of some of Britain’s most important and historic Victorian and Edwardian figures. Prime Minister Lord Derby, The Sheriff of Hampshire, Edward VII and Lillie Langtry all had houses on the Knyveton and Derby Road crossroads - far from the madding crowd, yet with all the stylish sophistication of any aristocratic London residence.
The Cransley retains the ambience of a traditional early 20th century private country house, yet offers all the quality facilities of modern 21st century living.
Do you have a laptop computer? Free wireless broadband internet access requires only a Cransley-allocated password. A free computer cabin situated below stairs is also available for guests’ use. Would you like a good book to enjoy during your stay? The extensive library located in our Reception area has a vast selection of novels, biographies and factual literature, and all bedrooms have selected volumes of short stories if you are in need of some light bedtime reading.
Leading from both the Lounge and Breakfast Room, French doors open out to a secluded, award winning garden, where during the summer months you are welcome to relax and savour our traditional and tropical plants and blooms.
For those arriving by car, we can accommodate free on site parking for up to eight cars, with additional free parking also available on Knyveton Road.
We look forward to welcoming you with the confidence of knowing you will want to return.