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Southwell, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Godwin House at the beginning of October with friends. All of us felt that we had made a good choice. The two rooms were contrasting but both excellent in their own way. We were in the Oast House which had lots of character and history which Sean described very interestingly when we arrived. Our friends were in the Garden... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We recently returned from 4 nights and this lovely country B&B, staying in the garden cottage room. We were welcomed with tea and cake in the stunning garden and an offer to book us a local recommended pub for food that night. The place is astonishingly well equipped with every last detail thought through. Great selection of teas and cafetiere... More 

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Geilenkirchen, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We came to Kent for a short break and booked the Oast House for our accommodation. It is a great place to sleep, decorated great and the owners are a wonderful couple. We were greeted upon arrival and were shown the Oast house. It is nothing we had ever seen or slept in before... It turned out to be a... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We had a lovely weekend away staying in the Oast House which is a integral part of the history of the area. Sean and Corina were wonderful hosts providing freshly baked bread each morning. The garden is beautiful and the area very pleasant for walks.

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Liphook, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

I recently stayed for 2 nights in the lovely Garden Room at Godwin House with my mother. The room is very comfortable, full of character and excellent attention to detail. There were fresh flowers on the table, super-comfy beds and a spacious and cosily warm bathroom. The breakfast was delicioius and we were very impressed with the home-made marmalade and... More 

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London
1 review
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Sean and Corinna were wonderful hosts. They are both a very welcoming and interesting couple. Their B&B is unlike anywhere else we have stayed - we loved it! We would happily recommend and go back ourselves. The attention to detail, homemade marmalade, freshly baked milk bread (v delicious!) and interior decoration in the Oast House makes it a unique experience.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We spent a lovely night in the Oast House which was beautiful, and very cosy. It was also surprisingly easy to find, even though we weren't familiar with the area. Sean was a wonderful host, and even told us all about the history of their beautiful property. Definitely recommended!

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Thank LGLondon1
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4 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had a lovely time staying in the Oast House. It happened to be a wild and windy weekend weather wise, but the Oast was warm and comfortable. Sean and Corinna were great hosts and made sure we had everything we needed.

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Prince George, Canada
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Reviewed 9 December 2015

There are not enough superlatives to describe Godwin House and its delightful hosts. Our first stay last year in the Garden Cottage was so memorable, we worked around our travel schedule so that we could include a second visit. Could the hospitality be any better? Sean and Corinna welcomed us with a refreshing drink and nibbles so that we could... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Godwin House. We slept like logs, ate like kings and indulged a passion for history! Attention to detail was flawless. Even with our later than expected arrival (courtesy of an overturned lorry on the M20) Sean took the time to point us in the direction of a good restaurant and made sure they would... More 

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

It was fun doing the history and we have a potential change to our own. We have since had a visit from an oast house historian who took photos in 1960. It was a lot more barn like, draughty and cold then. He's looking at adding more than a hundred years to our estimate of its date of being rebuilt... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Godwin House

Address: Godwin House Tenterden Road, Cranbrook TN17 3PA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Cranbrook
Price Range: £83 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“family hosted accommodation (B&B) offers highest level service, hospitality and attractivity of surrounding environment.”
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“The Garden Room was perfect for the two of us, in our seventies.”
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“We were in the Oast House; there was a Garden Room as well.”
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“The oast house room is lovely & full of character & we loved it... but if you are not good with steps is perhaps not ideal as there is a big step up into the room from the entrance hallway. Going back into the hall there is a low door [with good padding to reduce accidents.] The bathroom is also not ideal for very tall people being that it has a sloping ceiling [I am average height & it was fine]. Also as has been mentioned that room is by the road, so there is some traffic noise. They provide ear plugs if you need but I did not.”
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