This is the third stay for me. Sarah is the ultimate in hosting a B & B. She has a real flair for preserving the old oast into a beautiful B & B. She has a real flair for decorating. The bedrooms are spacious as are the bathrooms. There is homemade Elderberry Cordial in the refridgerator that is to die for. It is worth a plane ride over the pond for a taste.
The oast is an old hop dryer, but now Sarah's husband Nigel is in the fruit business. He raised black currents and apples. one of the varieties is an old English cooking variety, Brambly. Sarah made us applesauce from them one morning and it was the best I had ever had.
If you are coming to Kent, this is your headquarters. All the attractions are a short drive away.
- Also Known As:
- Hallwood Farm Oast Cranbrook
- Hallwood Farm Oast House B & B Cranbrook, Kent, England
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hallwood Farm Oast bed and breakfast offers an unique opportunity to stay in a C17th oasthouse, originally used for hop drying. Now converted into a comfortable and spacious farmhouse, there are two en-suite guest rooms. A farm house breakfast is, of course, included in the price. The Oast offers the perfect rural base from which to explore both Kent and Sussex and is convenient for many National Trust Properties, including Sissinghurst Gardens. ... more less