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Godwin House

Certificate of Excellence
Tenterden Road, Cranbrook TN17 3PA , England
Godwin House
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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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North London
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights over the Bank Holiday weekend in the characterful Oast House room. The property was set in a beautiful well tended garden. We very much enjoyed our weekend - the room was charming and well equipped. The shower room was stocked with top quality toiletries, everything from moisturisers to toothpaste to eye makeup... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seán and Corinna are charming and convivial hosts at their hidden gem of a house in the glorious Wealden countryside. Welcoming G&Ts on arrival, comfortable accommodation and an outstanding breakfast - particular highlights being homemade sherry, sloe and whiskey marmalades and freshly baked bread. A very civilised experience, at the top end of the market in terms of quality and... More 

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Arundel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two nights to get away from it all, including Election Night 2015, and what a perfect haven. We stayed in the cosy Garden Cottage at Godwin House just outside Cranbrook. From the wonderful welcome from Corinna and Sean offering a G&T or cup of tea, to the lively political conversation on Election Morn and the fabulous full English breakfasts, to... More 

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GodwinHouse, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words - it is very important to us that you are happy and relaxed while staying at Godwin House. And it was a particularly special time with the election happening and turning out to be such a surprise. You managed to see a great deal while you were here... but there is still... More 

Northamptonshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely tranquil setting, pleasant comfortable cottage and extremely congenial and interesting hosts. The breakfasts were terrific - locally sourced produce and home-made breads and marmalades - kept us going well into the afternoon. We chose to sit and chat with Corinna and Sean after a leisurely breakfast, so for us it felt more like staying with new-found friends than a... More 

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GodwinHouse, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure having you! Thank you for your kind words - they mean a lot to us. I thoroughly enjoyed our chats so I hope you will come back soon so we can carry on... and there is still lots to see and do near by. I hope you weren't too disappointed by the election results :)!... More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in the oast house room. This is very charmingly decorated & furnished. The host made us a lovely G&T as a welcome which we had on the back terrace with some nibbles. They had made us dinner reservations locally which is a nice touch also. The breakfast spread is as pictured and totally lives up to... More 

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GodwinHouse, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Your pleasure and enjoyment are very important to us so we are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm glad the breakfasts lived up to expectation. Sean is especially proud of the wide range of marmalades he manages to concoct! I do hope that you will come and see us again soon.... More 

Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were visiting Sissinghurst Gardens, and Godwin House was ideally located. Sean and Corinna communicated well with us before our stay, and made us extremely welcome while we were there. The Garden Cottage was really well equipped and comfortable, the breakfasts were excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed chatting with our hosts. It was a great choice of... More 

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

There were good conversations which we should take up again so we would love to see you back. You have family nearby so you're pretty much local and you're welcome to put up here next time. There'll be the same hospitality and even more types of marmalade. More 

Spalding, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stayed in the Oast a wonderful experience furnished to a high standard and very cosy and comfortable.On arrival Corinna offered a choice of beverages made by herself while Sean gave us a full history of the oldest Oast in England. This couple certainly know how to make you welcome without being intrusive,the breakfast a feast of homemade bread ,preserves and... More 

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

It was fun to have you here for the special event. Good experiences are always better presents than things and w're glad you enjoyed it. You must come again. There's loads more tranquility to be had. More 

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We love the British tradition of B&Bs and Sean & Corinna's hospitality was a first class example of that tradition. Lovely and comfortable accommodation; great views; excellent food and, what was for us a highlight, was stimulating conversation. A great experience.

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

Bed and breakfast is a good British tradition a very comfortable one when it's at its best - which we try to be. Thank you for your kind comments. One of the things we like most is conversations with engaging guests like you and we thoroughly enjoyed swapping ideas with you. We do remain aware that not everyone wants to... More 

South East
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152 reviews 152 reviews
36 hotel reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Having decided to eat at a local restaurant my wife and I decided rather than travel a long distance home afterwards we would book a room locally and after some research we decided on Godwin House and so began our exquisite experience and weekend stay with our hosts (Sean and Corinna.) From our email exchanges arranging our booking to our... More 

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

Thank you so much for such a kind review. It's particularly good to have it from people who know about food. The grounds are just springing into their full beauty so you are welcome to come back and see that. I hope to have thought up some more marmalades by then. I've just made some with a single malt whiskey.... More 

Broadstairs
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Although we didn't stay in the oldest oast-house in England, the self-contained garden cottage was superb. Ours was a 2 night stay to relax and chill out in the Kent countryside. We arrived early evening and were greeted with a gin & tonic...how civilised. Sean and Corinna were charming hosts and nothing was too much trouble. It was a chilly... More 

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

We did enjoy the chats. Thank you. It's a good idea to get away in those nothing in particular days between Christmas and New Year. Yes, Corinna is the queen of the duvets. She always makes sure you stay warm in bed on your chill out break. You said you liked the look of the Oldest Oast House. It is... More 

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