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“Very welcoming and beautiful location”
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Godwin House
Ranked #2 of 15 Cranbrook B&B and Inns
Reviewed 20 September 2013

We had a Lovely stay at the Garden Room with a perfect breakfast overlooking the beautiful garden. Sean and Corinne were very welcoming and have helped us on our way to explore the area. We visited Sissinghurst and have walked in the buautiful area. This B & B is highly recommended for everyone!

Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2013

Dank u wel for your kind words. You have seen the sights here in the best way - by walking. We're lucky to have such lovely places so close at hand. Having said that it means you do need to come back and walk some more because you can't get it all in on one trip. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

The unique oast house accomodation made our stay truly memorable. It is a very well-appointed room with all the modern amenities of a five star hotel, in a sensitively restored 16th century building. The hosts were so welcoming, recommended local pubs and restaurants and even made the reservations. Breakfast was wonderful - served in the morning room of the Tudor farmhouse, and included a wide variety of local produce. This is an excellent base from which to explore beautiful Kent.

Room Tip: The oast house has my vote.
  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2013

We like "perfect" especially from such a well travelled couple.Thank you very much. We enjoyed seeing your talent as an artist and the sketch of the Oast House is itself perfect. It captures the sense of it exactly. It's always fun to reflect with Australian that the (European) country didn't begin for another two generations after the Oast House was built and that by the time of the First Fleet Godwin House was already more than 200 years old. I don't know if any of its inhabitants were naughty enough to be on those ships.

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Reviewed 23 August 2013

it was such a pleasure to stay at this B&B! We enjoyed it so much to be there! Our hosts were so helpful, were so emphatic for all our needs (we had lost our camera at Sissinghurst shop) and were so friendly to assist us in any way enjoying our stay at this area. Living in the Oast house is an overwhelming experience! And turnning to life´s reality: our breakfast we had very morning was an event - best we had have during our whole stay in GB: fresh, extensive an dwith a perfect view into a nmarvellous gfarden scenery. Hoping to come back one time to this wonderful place and to this both very very nice hosts

Room Tip: it would be an additional event if you could immerge into the whole neighbourhood - what an atmopsph...
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2013

We agree that the Oast House is a special place particularly if you have a feeling for the past and the traditions of an area. Oast houses are almost the symbol of Kent so you very definitely get Kentish style when you stay in this one - the oldest of all.
Thank you for your kind words - we're glad you got your camera back and we look forward to spoiling you with our breakfasts again.

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Reviewed 21 August 2013

this is one of the best B&B I've ever stayed in. The owners are just the nicest people. On arrival we have been treated to fresh scones with cream and coffees and to my surpise none of this was charged extra. The rooms have tin with homemade buscuits which was filled every day for us. Bathroom has toiletries basket, which is one of the best ones i've ever seen, so these little touches made the accomodation extra special. The breakfast - you couldn't have wished for more - absolutely superb. We were also used their season tickets to visit Leeds castle. We have even got a lift and were picked up from the town at the time, which suited us. On arrival the outside lights were turned on as well as the heating, so we have returned to warm room. I can recommend this place highly enough.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2013

We're so glad to hear you appreciate the little extras we put in. We think those details make a big difference and we try to make it the way we would like it to be if we were staying.
We like to greet our guests with tea and cakes or biscuits and wouldn't dream of charging for our welcome. Of course, since the scones were made by our young daughter we had a good supply of cheap labour!
Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

This was our third year running staying with our hosts, Sean and Corinna, who live in the
their lovely Tudor house. We stayed, once again, in Garden Cottage with its spacious, warm bathroom and lovely bedroom. Our stay in the area this time included a visit to Ightham Mote, a N.T. beautiful, moated manor house; Scotney Castle, also N.T. and the trustee-run Great Dixter with its inspirational gardens, We also spent several hours walking around Rye, which was fascinating and delightful. This B. and B. is a MUST - especially as, when you arrive tired and thirsty, you are treated to pots of tea and Corinna's home-made cake ..... in the garden, if you so wish. Warm, welcoming and very informed hosts.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2013

We were so pleased to have you back again - friends returning. We look forward to a fourth visit because despite your busy whizzing about there's still so much to see.
We'll start a croquet league next time you're here - but the children are getting harder and harder to beat.

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Reviewed 12 August 2013

A wonderful setting just outside Cranbrook with truly individual accommodation and the most charming hosts. We stayed in the Oast with its's tapestries and brass rubbings, it felt like a real medieval experience with more amenities and nice touches than any 5 star hotel. My husband really enjoyed talking to Sean about War history and the history of the house, we learnt what a Ha-ha is!! A huge selection at breakfast and a lift out to dinner and back. Perfect location to explore rural Kent.

Room Tip: Oast is a whole unique experience.
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2013

It was a lively stay, thank you. The conversations were good about windmills and wars and we loved your enthusiasm for the place and the area. You definitely have to come back for a game of croquet.

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Reviewed 18 July 2013

Excellent B&B, great location for visiting the southeast, interesting historic Oast house, nice garden, terrific breakfast, and very helpful and pleasant hosts who directed us to local restaurants and attractions.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2013

It was our pleasure to help you to see as much as you could of this beautiful landscape and to talk about historic Maryland and wonderful American history.
We should be glad to see you back here to show you so much more.

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Additional Information about 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: £70 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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