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Godwin House B&B, Cranbrook

16th Century Farmhouse situated in Kent, private Garden Cottage and Oast House accommodation with modern facilities.

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  • 16th century buildings
  • Breakfast included
  • Free car parking (on site)
  • No smoking
  • Children welcome
  • Historic Property


  • Free broadband access
  • Shared gardens
  • Garden furniture
  • Television
  • DVD library
  • Book library
  • CD player
  • Luggage storage
  • Towels included
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Hair dryers
  • DVD player
  • Electric heating

Food and Drinks

  • Continental breakfast (included)
  • English breakfast (included)
  • Fridge

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Beach (a short drive)
  • Pub (a short drive)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (walking distance)
  • Tennis courts (a short drive)
  • Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
  • Theatre (a short drive)


Situated in the heart of the Weald of Kent in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Godwin House is just one mile east of the ancient village of Cranbrook, the smallest town in Kent and one of its prettiest. Godwin House lies in the lustrous countryside minutes from ancient Cranbrook and Sissinghurst Gradens. Only 40 minutes drive (30miles) from the Channel Tunnel so is an ideal place to stop on your journey to or from Europe.

Rated with over 30, 5* awards on Trip Adivisor, stay in either the Oast House or Garden Cottage which are both detached from the main house and offer total privacy. The Oast House, England's oldest is steeped in Kent's history and rural life but with en-suite comfort, fine furnishings, King sized sleigh bed and mod cons including satellite television, sleigh bed, Wi-Fi, i-pod docking, DVD with a choice of films. It is a Kentish experience evoking the best of times past and present. Garden Cottage is built in a traditional Kentish style with a peg tiled roof and weatherboarding, original beams and antique furniture. It offers spacious accommodation with separate comfortable seating and modern facilities such as Wi-Fi, twin i-pod docking, freeview television, DVD player and library of films.

Single occupancy is available at a reduced price, please use SINGLEOCC to receive your discounted rate


History to the present day

Built in 1580, Godwin House is a largely intact, listed, Elizabethan farmhouse, set in lovely grounds looking across its own meadows. It includes what's said to be  the oldest oast house in England, a 16th Century building rebuilt in 1740 and listed in its own right.

Food and Drinks

Full English breakfast is served in the main house in an original Tudor morning room complete with beamed ceiling and antique furniture. In the summer months breakfast can be enjoyed on the patio, overlooking the splendid gardens.

Food comes from local suppliers including eggs from the nearest farm. The bread is homebaked in Godwin House, hot from the oven that day and served with locally made jam and marmalade. Bacon and sausages come from farms round about. Vegetarian and vegan diets are also catered for.

Grounds and gardens

Outside patio and gardens available for guests which also have views over the countryside.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Godwin House, Tenterden Road, Cranbrook, Kent, Kent, TN17 3PA, United Kingdom

Check In: 5.30pm   Check Out: 10.30am

Directions: From the A262 in Sissinghurst turn into Chapel Lane which is opposite the Bull Inn. Drive for approx. half a mile to the cross roads with a house in the middle. Turn left into Tenderden Road. Godwin House is the third entrance on the right. 

Nearest train station: Staplehurst

Nearest airport: Gatwick 31 miles


More photos of Godwin House B&B, Cranbrook

Godwin House Morning Room Breakfast Garden Cottage Garden Cottage Bedroom
Garden Cottage Bathroom Godwin Oast interior Oast House Bathroom Godwin Garden & Meadows The Arch of Yew
 Across the Pond Cottage View

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, June 2013: Best b&b I've ever stayed at! Warm welcome, delightful lodging, delicious breakfast and very friendly, kind people! Thumbs up all the way! 5/5

, May 2013: A lovely place to stay. 5/5