Cranford House is an ancient estate with Saxon origins, lived in by the earls of Berkeley. It once had grand pleasure grounds including fine trees, a boating lake and everything needed to support a nobleman’s estate: ice house, orchards and stables for hunting. The house was used to entertain visiting royals and politicians.
The stables, ice house, haha’s and trees all survive as well as the original 17th century vaulted cellars which still run under the whole footprint of the house. The stables are being restored in early 2022.
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