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Godwin House

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We had a lovely weekend away staying in the Oast House which is a integral part of the history of the area. Sean and Corina were wonderful hosts providing freshly baked bread each morning. The garden is beautiful and the area very pleasant for walks.

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Liphook, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I recently stayed for 2 nights in the lovely Garden Room at Godwin House with my mother. The room is very comfortable, full of character and excellent attention to detail. There were fresh flowers on the table, super-comfy beds and a spacious and cosily warm bathroom. The breakfast was delicioius and we were very impressed with the home-made marmalade and...

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London
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Sean and Corinna were wonderful hosts. They are both a very welcoming and interesting couple. Their B&B is unlike anywhere else we have stayed - we loved it! We would happily recommend and go back ourselves. The attention to detail, homemade marmalade, freshly baked milk bread (v delicious!) and interior decoration in the Oast House makes it a unique experience....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2016

We spent a lovely night in the Oast House which was beautiful, and very cosy. It was also surprisingly easy to find, even though we weren't familiar with the area. Sean was a wonderful host, and even told us all about the history of their beautiful property. Definitely recommended!

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Reviewed 7 April 2016

We had a lovely time staying in the Oast House. It happened to be a wild and windy weekend weather wise, but the Oast was warm and comfortable. Sean and Corinna were great hosts and made sure we had everything we needed.

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Prince George, Canada
Reviewed 9 December 2015

There are not enough superlatives to describe Godwin House and its delightful hosts. Our first stay last year in the Garden Cottage was so memorable, we worked around our travel schedule so that we could include a second visit. Could the hospitality be any better? Sean and Corinna welcomed us with a refreshing drink and nibbles so that we could...

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Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 October 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Godwin House. We slept like logs, ate like kings and indulged a passion for history! Attention to detail was flawless. Even with our later than expected arrival (courtesy of an overturned lorry on the M20) Sean took the time to point us in the direction of a good restaurant and made sure they would...

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Sean H, Manager at Godwin House, responded to this review

It was fun doing the history and we have a potential change to our own. We have since had a visit from an oast house historian who took photos in 1960. It was a lot more barn like, draughty and cold then. He's looking at adding more than a hundred years to our estimate of its date of being rebuilt...

Boston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 October 2015

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights with friends at Godwin House. We slept in the Oast House and our friends stayed in the small cottage. Both rooms are spotless and very quirky. We received a very warm welcome and the gin and tonic was just what we needed after along days walking! Our hosts couldn't do enough for...

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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

It's good to have walkers because Corinna in particular is a keen walker and likes everyone to see around the beauty of this place. You get the best of it if you take it at a walking pace and get away from the roads. It takes longer to do but is it worth and there's loads more to come back...

Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Right from our arrival we were impressed with the hospitable reception we received. The oast house was a pleasure to stay in being well equipped with all amenities plus extra touches such as chocolates and fresh flowers. The excellent breakfast included home made bread and preserves. Sean and Corinna were most obliging going the extra mile to make a unique...

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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

We enjoyed our chats and thank you for your good words. It's very pleasing to know that we have pleased. Much of the detail comes from Corinna. She has taught me a lot but the main principle we have both learned is that it works best if we make it the way we would like it when we go somewhere....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Godwin House felt like a treat and an indulgence from start to finish. Sean and Corinna are friendly and hospitable, with excellent local knowledge. We stayed for two nights to attend a nearby wedding, and our hosts were kind enough to allow us a later lazy morning the next day. Breakfasts are delicious and plentiful - we enjoyed ours by...

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Sean H, Owner at Godwin House, responded to this review

We think of ourselves as specialising in the sale of indulgences. We guarantee to give you whatever makes it good for you (well almost) - except for the sun drenching. But we think the birds, the moorhens, have definitely colonised us permanently so come back next year and see their next fluffy family.

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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 

Additional Information about Godwin House

Address: Godwin House Tenterden Road, Cranbrook TN17 3PA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Cranbrook
Price Range: $123 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Godwin House Cranbrook, UK - England
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“The cottage is delightful and very well furnished”
AnnaKensal, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“The garden cottage is roomier than the Oast House, but the latter is probably more characterful. Both are fantastic places to stay.”
OliverS784, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“family hosted accommodation (B&B) offers highest level service, hospitality and attractivity of surrounding environment.”
W3968BDroberts, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The Garden Room was perfect for the two of us, in our seventies.”
janpH8921BZ, 17 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The Garden House has romantic views on the garden”
ellicks, 21 Jun 2015 | Read review
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