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Godwin House

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Tenterden Road, Cranbrook TN17 3PA , England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Ghent, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We offered our parents a midweek vaccation in Kent. It was their first English experience and we could not have found a better base to explore the garden of England. Sean and Corinna's welcome with tea and cake in their beautiful garden made us feel at home right away and Sean's knowledge of French broke the language barrier. The garden... More 

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Reintal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Based on a random we found Godwin House. I was the very best stay during our trip (including 3 stays). The whole premises is wonderful and offers much space for recreation. Garden House as a former shed is a romantic place with all features of 5 star accommodation. Especially the hospitality of Garden House hosts Corinne and Sean have to... More 

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

Well, thank you for calling us the best. Hooray! We enjoyed having you and showing you the discovery of porridge - a Scottish rather than an English breakfast ingredient. You came as you say on a 'random' basis, but we hope next time (and we hope there will be a next time) you won't have to take pot luck! You'll... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent location and very easy to find. Lovely room with full facilities, very welcoming and incredibly helpful hosts – nothing was too much trouble for Sean and Corinna. A wonderful breakfast with excellent local produce.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a lovely weekend in the beautiful Garden Cottage. We were warmly welcomed by Sean and Corrina. After Sean showed us around we enjoyed tea and home made cake in the lovely garden. The breakfast was plentiful with a wide range of home made dishes such as fruit compote and a great choice of home made speciality marmalades. A... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Garden House was full of really thoughtful amenities, including good lamps to read by, and Sean's tour on arrival explaining how things worked was a model of hostly considerateness. The bed was very comfortable and the titles of the many books impressive. We had a most lovely walk around the garden and sat on a bench overlooking the ha-ha... More 

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

It was sparkly having you here. Great conversation and much in common. We do look forward to repeating the experience. It is a paradoxical feature of coming here that you can be active and relax at the same time. There's still much more to do with Pevsner and our historic walks guides. I am sorry to say I think a... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

We hope you do do a repeat. There are lots more books to look at and to talk about and as we said a short trip is hardly world enough and time to see what you can see here, not least other gardens. And Sissinghurst is always worth more than one visit. Thank you for saying such nice things and... More 

Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

We hope the picnic breakfast took the edge off the cruelly early start. We tried to make it a bit varied. We like the description of 'quirky' for Godwin's Oast House. It is a quirk in that there is nothing like it. It's the only surviving 16th Cent type oast house which was rebuilt in the 18th Cent so it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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

It's easy to be enthusiastic about the places around here because it is so special. It is among the best of England and that's high standard. We enjoyed sharing it with you and hope to do so again. We do think the Garden Cottage is quite a romantic place and are glad you thought so. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

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

Thank you for your whizzy fab review. It was fun having you both here and we appreciate it when people are enthusiastic about the oast house. We've put a lot of thought into it and it is a lovely dab of unique antiquity right in the main line of Kent's historic life and landscape. We look forward to welcoming you... More 

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

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 

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