It is simply a very, very good B&B. We chose it because it is a working farm (our family runs a farm), and the B&B uses fresh produce from the farm for breakfast, their honey is lovely. And the breakfast choice is fantastic. There are lots of guides and books to help you in choosing visits. On the logistics - lovely comfortable large bed, nice spotless bathroom with good range of toiletries, the house is quiet (with only 2 rooms), and you can come and go as you like.
And on a rainy Saturday the owners kindly provided umbrellas to help us enjoy the outdoor Shakespeare at Sissinghurst. And there is so much to see in the area - over 4 days we did Sissinghurst, Great Dixter, Bodiam, Scotney Castle, Knowle, Chartwell, Tenterden etc - so it is a great base. All in all, it has the value of a small hotel, but without the crowds.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Hallwood Farm Oast Cranbrook
- Hallwood Farm Oast B & B Cranbrook, Kent