Cranmore Tower is a 45m stone folly located at the highest point on the East Mendip Way (280 m AMSL). It is set against the beautiful back drop of privately owned (and open to the pubic) Cranmore Woods and set in 5 acres of its own woodland.
Cranmore Tower offers basic accommodation open to anyone and everyone – whether individuals or groups of any size – including hikers, outdoor pursuit groups, faith groups and charity groups.
As well as offering great views of the surrounding area (up to 5 counties on a clear day) the Tower’s accommodation provides a serene and tranquil refuge for guests.
For hiring any of the facilities at the Tower please contact us here.
Attached to the Tower is a stone cottage comprised of 4 bed rooms each with 2 single beds and 1 bunk bed; lounge space which can accommodate 30 people with ease, with sofas and open wood fire; a fully equipped kitchen with fridges and Stanley oil fired cooker; and 2 bathrooms.
The ground floor contains separate ladies and gents toilets and shower blocks. Also located on the ground floor are the 2 multipurpose common rooms, which can be used for storage or as meeting and class rooms.
Then on the first floor, there are 2 dorms, one with 6 bunk beds, and the other with 7 bunk beds. The bunk house provides accommodation for 26 (at a squeeze!)
In the cabins’ front room there are 2 bunk beds, and one elevated single bed (access via small wooden ladder). Additionally the cabin has a small private room with one bunk bed, and separate small storage/luggage room.
The Lawn and Woodland
To the South and East of the Tower is 5 acres of woodland filled with beautiful beach trees interspersed with pine trees. The dense canopy provides shade in the summer and a natural roof over the cool clear woodland floor for camping and woodland activities, den making or tree climbing.