Converted in 2011, this self-contained cottage sits in the grounds of the tudor Godwin House, just east of the historic town of Cranbrook: the “Capital of the Weald”. 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. There is also tea and home-made cake on arrival!
Both the cottage and main house have lovely views over the owners’ garden and adjoining meadows, grazed at certain times of the year by cows and sheep. Beyond, there are 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.
Ready access to the High Weald is one of the joys of Godwin Garden Cottage. 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 Garden Cottage 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.