We still remember every lovely minute there...after a full year. Cranbrook is a charming village located near some of the lovliest public access gardens and most significant historic sites in England. Between short drives to
Sissinghurst, Pashley Manor, Great Dixter, Scotney Castle, Hastings, Tunbridge, and Cantebury, the village itself
offers a Windmill and historic Museum staffed by wonderful doscents.
Church Gates is the definition of charm. It was built before Shakespeare was born and is modernized just enough to be comfortable. Hosts Joe and David are knowledgable, generous, and great fun. The delftware breakfast is a wonder to behold and easily the best we've ever seen at a B&B. Step out the door into the yard of a 12th century
stone cathedral and peruse the very, very old cemetary. A step further and there a shops, lively pubs, and restaurants, and peacefull walks through the Weald.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Church Gates is a charming 16th Century historic listed house in the heart of Cranbrook. Joe and David will spoil you with their renowned hospitality, local knowledge and wonderful breakfasts served on Spode china by the inglenook fireplace. Bedrooms have a bohemian air with antique furnishings and views out to the floodlit church tower and medieval Stone Street. Church Gates is conveniently located in the middle of Cranbrook, within walking distance of lively cafes, great restaurants, traditional pubs and speciality shopping. Set in the leafy High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sissinghurst and Great Dixter Gardens and many other historic attractions are just a short drive away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Church Gates Cranbrook, Kent