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“The Delights of Godwin House”
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Godwin House
Ranked #2 of 15 Cranbrook B&B and Inns
West Sussex
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“The Delights of Godwin House”
Reviewed 6 December 2011

Greeted with warm mince pies and an even warmer welcome, this was a very special stay in the heart of Kent. Sean and Corinna have thought of everything to ensure their guests' comfort and relaxation - they could not be more generous and warm-hearted hosts. The garden cottage is beautifully furnished, drinks and nibbles laid out ready, the bed fabulously comfortable and a bathroom both spacious and stylish. Freshly baked bread and a yummy breakfast set us up for the day, but more than anything, the delights of Godwin House are the hosts themselves. We departed feeling that we had made new friends and, I kid you not, with our next stay booked in the diary.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 December 2011

I stayed the night here on 16th November en route to the channel tunnel and was highly impressed by the place and the genuine kind hospitality of its owners. I stayed in a lovely annex with its own bathroom and more extras than I could shake a stick at. The rooms was beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable and the bathroom with its great shower was modern and very practical.

Overall the place oozed character including the oldest Oast House in the UK which I understand you can also stay in. The hosts Sean and Karina were so kind and welcomed me like an old friend. Breakfast was also fab. Would highly recommend this place to others visitng or passing through as I was.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

Sean and Corinna made us most welcome, despite our having brought forward the date of arrival and turning up late at night - we caused more upheaval by also making use of their lovely little Oast House instead of just sharing the Garden Cottage! Breakfast next morning was outstanding (sign that we had been forgiven for all the muddle we caused??). We felt really at home during our 3-day stay and know we'll be back in the vicinity before too long, if you'll have us - just waiting to win our local Rio de Janeiro lottery!! Oh, and thanks for that added touch of smoked salmon with the delicious scrambled eggs!! What more could one want?? Many, many heartfelt thanks to you both and good luck to you.
Marion, Sacha and Marina Zelenoy

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Melbourn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2011

Wonderful warm welcome...with tea and cake just right after the M25!...lovely stay if only for one night....breakfast was gorgeous and we felt more like family friends than paying guests.Sean's history lesson was very interesting and we will certainly return if in the area.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Glen Haven, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 October 2011

I stayed at The Cottage at Godwin House for two nights in late October. It was quiet and peaceful, very clean and nicely updated. Owners Sean and Corinna Holden and family were very hospitable, polite, and always helpful. The garden is large and soothing. Sean's fresh-baked bread at the full English breakfast was a real treat, and his knowledge of British and World history is comprehensive and adds great conversation. It is a very good location for sorties out to many interesting sights in Kent. I was travelling alone, but will gladly return with my wife next time ! Tom O'Shea, Glen Haven, Colorado USA

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 15 October 2011

We heard about Godwin house through a recommendation. The day we arrived it was late and we had a very warm welcome with tea and a delicious vegan cake (we had told before on the phone that we are vegans). Corinna and Sean did everything to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. They had thought a lot before about what vegans might like. We loved the garden cottage with its individual and tasteful furnishing, the comfortable bed and the big bath room. Everything was very nice and pleasant. Breakfast was really superb in its variety and especially for us with the vegan English breakfast and also the look into the garden. We got many good suggestions for visits in the environment and had interesting conversations especially about historic issues. Thank you both Corinna and Sean for the lovely week we had with you. We are sure to come back and we will recommend Godwin house to all our friends who will come to Kent.
Eike and Gerd, Hamburg, Germany

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 25 September 2011

This is a real little gem of a B&B in Cranbrook. We were greeted with tea and a yummy slice of home made carrot cake in the garden which was the first of many lovely little extras. The area is beautiful, the house is full of character, everywhere is immaculately clean and tidy, the hosts couldn't have been more helpful, attentive and accomodating and the breakfast was delicious! There are 2 seperate little cottages in the garden where the guests stay, they each have a bathroom and a bedroom, they are beatifully decorated with all new facilities but keeping much of the original features and classic style. The bed was very comfortable too and both my husband and I had a lovely restful sleep.

We would recommend this B&B to all and look forward to going back again soon. Thank you Sean and Corinna!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Godwin House
Address: Godwin House Tenterden Road, Cranbrook TN17 3PA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Cranbrook
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Cranbrook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
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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