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Godwin House

Tenterden Road, Cranbrook TN17 3PA , England
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Godwin House
Ranked #1 of 18 Cranbrook B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights in the Garden Cottage for a weekend getaway to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were thrilled in every way to have discovered this gem. The grounds are stunning and the cottage was sizeable and well decorated. I was fascinated by the history of the buildings too and enjoyed the tour of the old Oast... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in 'Garden Cottage' at Goodwin House. It was beautiful. This was our third visit and it was as lovely as ever. We had relaxing breakfasts whilst sitting overlooking the peaceful garden. Home cooked bread each morning and homemade jams and marmalade - the attention to detail at all times was excellent. Just a stone's throw away for Sissinghurst,... More

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Derbyshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently had the pleasure of staying at Godwin House and fully agree with previous reviewers. Sean and Corinna were superb hosts with a fantastic eye for detail. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We were with friends who stayed in the Oast House whilst we slept in the Garden House. We were delighted with the standard of the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from two nights' in the Oast House at Godwin House. We had a wonderful stay.The accommodation was comfortable and full of character. The room was well equipped, with great attention to detail including a beautiful arrangement of fresh flowers. There was a wide variety of teas and coffee with fresh milk in a little fridge, plus... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We have just returned from a stay at Godwin House, which we booked on the strength of all the excellent reviews on Trip Advisor. Our accommodation surpassed our expectation. Staying in an Oast house was a new experience and one we very much enjoyed. Our hosts Corinna and Sean had thought of everything to make our stay a comfortable one... More

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GodwinHouse, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay in the Oast House at Godwin House. It was a real pleasure to have you and we do hope you will return one day to explore all the other gardens and sights near by. Thank you for your kind words - we appreciate them very much. All best wishes to you. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have just spent 2 nights in The Garden Cottage at Godwin House....wow! Relaxing & charming location with great attention to detail from Sean & Corinna, who make your stay that extra bit special with Sean's great stories and Corinna's wonderful breakfasts you really can't go wrong .Highly recommend visiting Sissinghurst Castle & Gardens just down the road and an... More

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GodwinHouse, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. It means a lot to us. It was really lovely having you here and I hope you will come again as there's still lots left to see. .... at last the summer holiday is here and school is closed - I hope you both enjoy it! Wishing you all the best. More

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I just spent 4 nights at Godwin House and cannot recommend it more highly. We chose it because of its proximity to Sissinghurst Castle Garden and other points of interest in Kent. It did turn out to be an excellent location - within 30-45 minutes of more English gardens, stately homes, castles and historic sites than we... More

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

We hope you make a habit of Godwin House in coming years. We so enjoyed our chats about politics and law and culture, American and British. As you say we're right at the heart of everything here in Cranbrook and our own historic bit is fun itself so you do need to come back. The sheep in our fields have... More

Long Eaton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We hadn't visited Kent before and my husband really wanted to stay in an oast, so it was the perfect excuse to do both for a few days last week. And what a find Godwin House turned out to be! We were welcomed with smiles, tea and homemade carrot cake when we arrived and we were then shown the oast... More

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

Well, were ready for your return visits because energetic though you were there's tons more to do around here. You were quite right to wish to stay in an oast house when you come to Kent. It's a symbol of the county and this one is the granddaddy of them all. It';s very pleasing that you were satisfied with your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We booked at the last minute so slept in the Oast House on Friday and Garden Cottage on Saturday this weekend, which turned out to be a brilliant combination. The Oast House (the oldest in England) is stunning, beautifully converted, decorated and luxuriously comfortable. It has a gorgeous atmosphere and it felt very special to be able to stay there.... More

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

We were very curious to have you stay in the Garden Cottage and the Oast House on successive nights. We really liked the result when each of you voted for a different one. We are proud that they are both quite distinctive but also pretty much equal. It's pleasing to hear that the breakfast set you up for the day... More

Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We spent a delightful two nights in the Garden Cottage and wish it had been for longer . Our hosts Sean and Corinna were delightful and nothing was too much trouble . The breakfasts were absolutely superb and I am going to make the granola , just hope it's as good as Corinna's ! This must be the best B... More

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

Thank you for that. We were fascinated to hear your stories of Dorset, a county to rival Kent's beauty we think. We like to add variety to the breakfast so that although it has 'full English' at its core, we'll try other things. Hope the granola worked out. More

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Address: Tenterden Road, Cranbrook TN17 3PA , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Cranbrook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Godwin House Cranbrook, Kent, England

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You are invited to bed and breakfast at our Tudor home in the heart of the Weald of Kent. Godwin House, is an Elizabethan farmhouse built in 1580 and, set in lovely grounds minutes from ancient Cranbrook and Sissinghurst. You can choose between two luxurious en suite rooms - stylish Garden Cottage or our beautiful, unique Oast House, the oldest in England, a 16th Century building rebuilt in 1740. Garden Cottage with its peg tiled roof and weatherboarding is pure Kentish style. Exposed beams and antique furniture create a welcoming and interesting space, relaxing and private. Godwin’s Oast House is special. There’s nowhere like it. You are in the heart of Kent’s history and rural life but with en-suite comfort,fine furnishings, king sized sleigh bed and mod cons. Breakfast is the best of local produce with home baked bread fresh on the day served in our Tudor Morning Room in the house overlooking the views in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. ... more   less 
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