We had the pleasure of staying at Godwin House over a weekend. The accommodation is split into two, the smaller oast house, apparently the oldest in England, and the slightly larger garden room. Both are beautifully furnished and there are plenty of thoughtful touches such as the alarm clocks with iPod docks, WiFi and small sweet treats to be enjoyed with the extensive array of teas provided. Similar thoughtfulness extends to the range of products provided in the bathrooms, which go well beyond the standard quality of variety provided in B&Bs.
Upon arrival we were greeted with tea and deliciously moist carrot cake by our charming, vivacious hosts, Seán and Corrina, who were scrupulous in their care of us. No effort was spared by them to ensure that our stay was enjoyable, including providing a taxi service (for a small fee) to and from our restaurant in the evening.
This review should no end without a mention of the sumptuous multi-course breakfasts that greeted us in the morning, which all but eliminate the need to eat lunch. We look forward to returning again in the future.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Godwin House Cranbrook, Kent