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Boston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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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... More 

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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... More 

Cradley Heath, United Kingdom
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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... More 

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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.... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 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... More 

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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. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

Very recommended! We spend here 3 nights and had a wonderful time. Sean and Corinne were very friendly, attentive and helpful. They can provide you with good information about the attractions in the neighbourhood and different pubs and restaurants. The extensive breakfast (with a lot of choices) was delicious, especially the different home made marmelades and jams. We stayed in... More 

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

We hope you'll be back someday. We can always be the first stop from the continent and there are lots of reasons to stay around rather than to pass through. Well have more shades of marmalade when you come again and, of course, our homemade brea and everything else.. More 

Derbyshire
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

This was our second visit to Godwin House and it was every bit as enjoyable as our first. Corinna and Sean are so hospitable and, once again, gave us a very warm welcome. The Garden Cottage is beautifully appointed to a very high standard with lots of little touches that made our stay so comfortable. There was a wide selection... More 

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

Well it was fun to see you again and we're glad you felt we maintained the standard. It is about detail and we try to remember that all the time. We're ready for your third whenever you fancy - which we hope you do! More 

Ghent, Belgium
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

We offered our parents a midweek vaccation in Kent. It was their first English experience and we could not have found a better base to explore the garden of England. Sean and Corinna's welcome with tea and cake in their beautiful garden made us feel at home right away and Sean's knowledge of French broke the language barrier. The garden... More 

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

Merci de votre gentillesse... it's always enjoyable to have guests who are enthusiastic about this beautiful area. It is a good place to introduce people to England. Next time you come here we should have made some more marmalade flavours to try. More 

Reintal
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Reviewed 6 August 2015

Based on a random we found Godwin House. I was the very best stay during our trip (including 3 stays). The whole premises is wonderful and offers much space for recreation. Garden House as a former shed is a romantic place with all features of 5 star accommodation. Especially the hospitality of Garden House hosts Corinne and Sean have to... More 

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

Well, thank you for calling us the best. Hooray! We enjoyed having you and showing you the discovery of porridge - a Scottish rather than an English breakfast ingredient. You came as you say on a 'random' basis, but we hope next time (and we hope there will be a next time) you won't have to take pot luck! You'll... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 July 2015

An excellent location and very easy to find. Lovely room with full facilities, very welcoming and incredibly helpful hosts – nothing was too much trouble for Sean and Corinna. A wonderful breakfast with excellent local produce.

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

Thank you for your kindness. It's all lovely around here and there's so much of it. It's worth coming again and coming with someone to share it. We look forward to seeing you. More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2015

We spent a lovely weekend in the beautiful Garden Cottage. We were warmly welcomed by Sean and Corrina. After Sean showed us around we enjoyed tea and home made cake in the lovely garden. The breakfast was plentiful with a wide range of home made dishes such as fruit compote and a great choice of home made speciality marmalades. A... More 

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

It's a lovely summer stay at Godwin House. We're proud of the gardens- nice for relaxing after the exertions of wandering around Sissinghurst Gardens up the road. Thank you for your kind comments. Do come again- maybe a spring visit? The garden is full of hope then. More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2015

The Garden House was full of really thoughtful amenities, including good lamps to read by, and Sean's tour on arrival explaining how things worked was a model of hostly considerateness. The bed was very comfortable and the titles of the many books impressive. We had a most lovely walk around the garden and sat on a bench overlooking the ha-ha... More 

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

It was sparkly having you here. Great conversation and much in common. We do look forward to repeating the experience. It is a paradoxical feature of coming here that you can be active and relax at the same time. There's still much more to do with Pevsner and our historic walks guides. I am sorry to say I think a... More 

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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: ₹ 7,130 - ₹ 8,591 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“family hosted accommodation (B&B) offers highest level service, hospitality and attractivity of surrounding environment.”
 of 5 bubbles W3968BDroberts, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
“The Garden Room was perfect for the two of us, in our seventies.”
 of 5 bubbles janpH8921BZ, 17 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The Garden House has romantic views on the garden”
 of 5 bubbles ellicks, 21 Jun 2015 | Read review
“We were in the Oast House; there was a Garden Room as well.”
 of 5 bubbles PeterDesmond, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“The oast house room is lovely & full of character & we loved it... but if you are not good with steps is perhaps not ideal as there is a big step up into the room from the entrance hallway. Going back into the hall there is a low door [with good padding to reduce accidents.] The bathroom is also not ideal for very tall people being that it has a sloping ceiling [I am average height & it was fine]. Also as has been mentioned that room is by the road, so there is some traffic noise. They provide ear plugs if you need but I did not.”
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 of 5 bubbles Robert_B_London61, 4 May 2015 | Read review
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