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Godwin House

Certificate of Excellence
Tenterden Road, Cranbrook TN17 3PA , England
Godwin House
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We based ourselves at Godwin House so we could be near to Sissinghurst and Great Dixter. A delightful, charming and comfortable B&B in stunning countryside and a very relaxing place to recharge between garden visits. On our arrival we were welcomed with drinks and nibbles in the garden - our hosts Sean and Corinna were extremely knowledgeable and helpful.There is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a wonderful three nights in the quirky, delightful 18th century Oast House at Godwin. House. The room was a moderate size, full of character and beautifully decorated with rugs and brass rubbings on the walls and with an excellent en suite. Our hosts were most welcoming with afternoon tea on arrival in the beautiful garden and they provided... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival at The Godwin House B&B, we received a very warm welcome by our host and hostess Seán and Corinna. We had tea and cake (but wine or gin and tonic or any other drink would also have been possible) in their beautiful garden on a perfect afternoon in June 2015. We spent three nights in the comfortable Garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights in the Oast House of this amazing B&B and loved it very much not only because of it's history also because of the very (!) impressive and precious inside style of the Oast House. Everything (!) was just wonderful, the garden, the moorhens ;-) the breakfast, the warm hospitality and inspiring conversations. We will be back... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from our stay at Godwin House, Corrina and Sean Holden's lovely 16th century Elizabethan home in Cranbrook, and cannot recommend it highly enough as a perfect base from which to visit Sissinghurst and Great Dixter, among other places in that part of Kent. Corrina and Sean welcomed us warmly with tea and cake, and immediately made... More 

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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

The talk was enlivening and memorable, Corinna and I love the author we discovered from your visit and we are sure we'll see you again. There's so much more of Kipling, castles and countryside for you to see. There's the steam train to remind you of old times. We look forward to renewing the conversations. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights in the Garden Cottage at the end of May. It was our base for visiting Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Canterbury (and Rochester - enroute back to London). We could not have been more pleased with our accomodation; and our hosts, who were generous with their time, engaging with their conversation and delivered wonderful breakfast choices in a... More 

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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

Ir was fun having you as guests because the talking was good and we liked how you liked this beautiful area and the things that make it special. Thank you for your recommendation and of course you must come back. Time the return for the Dickens festival to give you an exceptionally good reason to go back to Rochester, Early... More 

Wiltshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can not give high enough praise for Corrine and Sean's amazing B&B. Firstly initial impressions are fabulous. You drive in and on the right is a very lovely Oast House and in front is the very beautiful house itself. A little further in is the little Garden Cottage where we stayed. The garden is wonderful with a haha at... More 

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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

Thank you for a perfick review. Very kind. We did like having you both here. It was a bonus to be able to chatter away about military history with a fellow enthusiast. We'll get you on the croquet lawn next time but we promise not to fall out - we may even let you win! We look forward to seeing... More 

Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seán and Corinna were the perfect B&B hosts – quite welcoming and attentive throughout our stay. They even provided us with transportation to the local pubs, so we didn’t have to worry about having a second pint before driving. Tea when we arrived was most appreciated, especially in the lovely setting of their garden (be sure to keep an eye... More 

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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

We think it was great that you took the electric bikes. A really fulfilling way to see the beauty that we are so lucky to have all around here. The oasts are the signature of Kent so you are right in the bosom of the county's history when you stay here in the oldest one of all. Thank you for... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely welcome from Sean and Corinna following a torrid time on the M25. The clever conversion of the Oast House was a delight, and perfectly equipped for all comforts, from lovely bed linen, to Moulton Brown in the shower en suite. Breakfast was terrific and varied over a 2 day stay, with all ingredients freshly sourced, with many choices... More 

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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

We know too well how tedious the M25 can be so we were glad to be part of the recovery process. Thank you for your good review and for noticing the details. We put a lot into them because we believe strongly they're what makes the difference just providing accommodation and really giving people a memorable stay. There's lots more... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This unique Oast House is the smallest in England and was a really delightful venue for our tour of the many surrounding National Trust properties and an amazing working Windmill in the pretty nearby village of Cranbrook. The breakfasts were scrumptious and included lots of fresh fruit and home made marmalades. Corrina and Sean were very attentive hosts who gave... More 

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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

The Union windmill is a great feature of Cranbrook, entirely run by volunteers. That does restrict the opening times but it is worth seeing if you're here at weekends. We think we're very luckyto have these lovely things and places all around us. We're glad you enjoyed the breakfast. We like the word scrumptious and we try to make it... More 

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