Godwin Oast sits in the grounds of the tudor Godwin House, just east of the historic town of Cranbrook: the “Capital of the Weald”. The Oast dates from 1580, but from the 1920s was variously used as a shed and garage before being sympathetically renovated to delightful B&B accommodation by the current owners. The white weather-boarded Oast, with its peg-tiled roof, is typical of the High Weald’s highly distinctive vernacular architecture.
The gardens of Godwin House have extensive views of the High Weald; with the historic buildings, rolling meadows, picturesque villages, sunken lanes and ancient woodlands that make the area so unique. Lovely breakfasts – with home-baked bread, home-made jams, and eggs, bacon and sausages from local landowners – are served in the main house’s Tudor Morning Room.
Ready access to the High Weald is one of the joys of Godwin Oast. The world-famous Sissinghurst Castle and Garden is just one mile away, and the 95-mile long High Weald Landscape Trail passes the door. Cranbrook is a delightful town to explore on foot, with a museum connected to the church; a working smock mill; and lots of lovely cafes, pubs and restaurants for whenever you are hungry or thirsty.
Godwin Oast B&B is signed up to Our Land, a website that promotes businesses based in protected landscapes who have pledged to care for their local landscape and promote what is special about it.