Cranbrook, Rural Kent

  • 4 Star
  • Beautifully restored character cottage with views of the windmill, situated in the centre of picturesque Cranbrook town.

You can book this property from:

  • £480 per week
  • £69 per night
  • 4 Star



  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Dishwasher


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • On-street parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

How far to ...?

  • Beach 21 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.3 miles

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


This charming beamed and beautifully restored Grade II listed end-terraced cottage is approached via the famous Union Windmill which has been restored as a working museum and stands proud over the historic town of Cranbrook. 'Woody' is constructed of timber-frame and weatherboard and has been transformed into a wonderful retreat for three and would also suit a small family.  The cottage (awarded our 5* Gold for cleanliness) has been furnished with great attention to detail creating a cosy and welcoming environment using calming colours on the walls and is full of lovely individual vintage pieces. There is a small wood burning stove in the sitting room and a stable door in the kitchen, where you can step out into the courtyard and enjoy the view of the windmill which is exceptionally pretty in the evenings.  Cranbrook High Street is only a few minutes walk away offering a wide range of specialist shops, a Michelin star restaurant, coffee shops, delicatessens, pubs and food shops. Close by is the famous Sissinghurst Castle Gardens and the area is abundant with gorgeous National Trust properties, castles and national parks.  There are footpaths nearby to enjoy as well as woodlands and forests to explore, a golf course, steam trains and a trip to a vineyard which should keep everyone happy. Trains to London and the coast are available from Staplehurst station 5 miles away.  
Shop: 200 yards    Pub: 200 yards   Coast:  20 miles   

Entrance via back door...

Sitting Room has original wall and ceiling beams, wood effect flooring with pretty rug, wood burning stove, 2 seater leather sofa, armchair, side tables and lamps, footstool, Smart TV with integrated DVD player and a Netflix subscription, bookshelf
Kitchen with quarry tiles, grey and wooden shaker kitchen units, gas oven and hob, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, microwave combi, kettle, toaster, Bluetooth DAB radio and kitchen table with seating for 3. Highchair available. 

From Kitchen low threshold entrance to carpeted stairs with handrail...

Bedroom 1 is carpeted, a king-size bed with bedside table and lamp, walk in wardrobe with hanging rail, dressing table, rocking chair and brick fire place with decorative hob grate.  Travel cot available if required.
Bedroom 2 is carpeted with a single bed, chair, wall hanging rail and shelves with views of the windmill
Bathroom has a shower over the bath, painted floorboards, washbasin with overhead mirror and w.c

Garden: Enclosed courtyard with a garden table and 3 chairs and an outhouse. There is also a side path to a pretty lawned garden with a sunny patio at the front of the cottage
Parking: Available in the Tanyard (free) car park a 50-metre walk down the hill or nearby on-street parking. All car parks in Cranbrook are free.  Loading/unloading available at cottage
Heating: Gas central heating and wood burning stove, 1st basket of logs provided
Pets: Will accept 1 well-behaved medium size dog. Please bring own bowls/bedding/towels and ensure pets do not go upstairs (dog-gate provided) or on furniture. Pets should not be left unattended in the property
Notes: Woody offers flexible changeover days for weeks and short breaks all year round. The ceiling heights are in keeping with the age of this Grade II listed property; ground floor headroom is only 6ft 1" in a few places, although mainly more generous.  Stairs are steep and may not be suitable for less mobile. There is no washing machine or tumble dryer at the property. Outdoor clothes airer for drying hand washing. Windmill at dawn photo credit: @samwebbphotography




'Woody' was the perfect base for our long weekend in the High Weald. We had everything we needed and the milk and (delicious) cookes were much appreciated! We walked to Sissinghurst Castle gardens - muddy but worth it even in winter. A map can be found in the 'info' box.

Dr D,

We've had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage. Cosy evenings in front of the fire after long walks in the surrounding countryside. The cottage is beautifully set up and we are well rested and ready for the new year!

Past Customer,

Woody is lovely and welcoming and beautifully done for the visitors.

Past Customer,

Lovely little Woody! Thank you for our week, we really enjoyed it.

Past Customer,

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage "Woody". All we needed was there and much more! A super base for exploring this beautiful part of England.

Previous Customer,

The cottage was very cosy and full of character. It was very clean and located on the edge of the charming village high street of Cranbrook. Well located for exploring the ANOB of Kent.

Past Customer,

We had a lovely week in your very cosy cottage. Thank you for a wonderful stay, we enjoyed every single day.

Previous Customer,

The accommodation was full of attention to detail. Small, comfortable and super clean. Absolutely recommended. We will be back!

Mr H,

We enjoyed our week in this lovely cottage. So interesting to read about Woody's history and renovation in the guest guide. The cottage is so cosy and well-equipped – perfect for relaxing. We enjoyed the sunny courtyard garden after a day out. There is so much to do here!

Mr J E,

Lovely cottage, well equipped, very comfortable and cosy. A super base for exploring this beautiful part of the country.

Mrs S R,

Delightful stay at the very lovely Woody - so cosy, comfortable and beautifully equipped/decorated. As previous holiday home owners, we really appreciate the ‘little touches’ - they make all the difference.

Mrs B P,

Lovely stay here in this cosy cottage! I went to school here and know the area well so would recommend Larkin's Ale House for a taste of local ale and Sissinghurst Castle for the gardens and cream tea!

Ms G C,

We had a very pleasant stay in your sweet home in this beautiful region which I personally fell totally in love with. A real cosy little nest. Thank you very much for the many attentions, it is really very pleasant.

Mrs A V,

Thank you Woody for a lovely stay. Such lovely touches to every room and so homely. Lovely to walk around the town - good coffee and welcome at Arthur's; lovely to find such a dog-friendly cafe.

Mr M H,

Woody is a gorgeous cottage with everything we like in a holiday cottage - charm, tastefully renovated, every detail has been thought of, spotlessly clean. We loved the walks (Woody to Sissinghurst Gardens), listening to the local people telling us about the area and its history (at the Church Tower and especially at the Windmill), and visiting the National Trust properties.

Mr G,

A very pleasant house in a pretty town with so many things to visit and discover. A perfect holiday, definitely to be repeated soon. We recommend Cafe Cocolicious (in Stone Street), great people!

Mr D,

Delightful cottage, very nicely and comfortably refurbished, and spotless when we arrived. An enjoyable week getting to know this part of the world, although probably only touched the surface.

Previous Customer,

Woody is a cute, quaint little cottage with a cosy atmosphere. The upstairs is beautifully decorated and doesn't lack anything apart from a bit more storage space. We absolutely enjoyed our stay. So did our dog

Ms Cornelia K,

We're so glad we decided on Woody for our one week stay in Kent - such a delightful cottage! It strikes the perfect balance between quirky charm and comfort. We appreciated the effort that has clearly gone into the place - it seems everything has been thought of and it is so tastefully done. We used the cottage as a base for visiting friends and family but managed to do some exploring of the surrounding areas as well - all were super cute! We loved returning each day to our little house under the windmill - it's so quiet!

Mrs H,

Woody is a lovely snug cottage and the perfect base for exploring the best part of Kent. Woody has everything you could want and it is obvious that a great deal of care into furnishing and equipping the home. It is all very elegant and tasteful, and a pleasure to live in.

Previous Customer,

Woody was everything we wanted when searching the internet, and when we arrived it was even more! A perfect, cosy, well-accessorised cottage in quiet Cranbrook. We had the best Christmas ever. We will be back soon!

Mr H J,

Wonderfully cosy, beamed cottage, sympathetically decorated with lovely old furniture, set within a pretty location in a conservation area.

Ms Pam P,

Lovely cottage with an excellent secure garden for a dog. Great position in a lovely town full of excellent independent shops and friendly people.

Mr John P,

A beautifully restored and presented cottage in a delightful town. We loved our stay here. We visited nearby friends but were happy to spend lots of time in Woody, enjoying the woodburner. Self-catering easy thanks to a great butcher and deli in town.

Previous Customer,

Very nice cottage ideally located for cranbrook.

Mr Peter W,

Had a lovely stay in Woody. Really nice location, lots of walks up and down the charming High Street to the woods.

Mr P,

We really enjoyed our weekend away. Lots of lovely local dog walks. Cottage is beautiful, with lots of character.

Previous Customer,

Had a lovely stay in this charming cottage.

Mr S,

We really enjoyed our short stay at Woody. Cranbrook is conveniently located to explore all the lovely NT properties in the area. We had excellent meals at Apicius and the Smallholding and good coffee and breakfast at Cocolicious. We loved the character and cosiness of Woody. A great restoration job!

Dr T,

We had a lovely stay at Woody. It is a wonderful and charming cottage and the perfect base to discover Kent.

Mr P,

Had a fantastic week exploring Kent but it was lovely to return to Woody for a log fire and a cup of tea/G&T. Lovely Cottage, lovely place.

Dr O,

We had a lovely stay at Woody. Great cottage, lovely location with lots of good dog walks.

Mr M,

This is a lovely little cottage, just a short walk from the centre of Cranbrook. You can tell a lot of love and care has gone into the property which made it a pleasure to stay there. Also, the welcome biscuits were yummy!

Ms Sheree W,

The cottage is even better than the photos! I really enjoyed my stay in Woody. There is so much care, love and attention to it that it feels so homely and welcoming.

Mrs W,

. Woody is a superb cosy cottage, we enjoyed our short stay very much. Very nice comfortable cottage.

Mr B,

Cottage is great with everything you need, very clean, a comfy bed and settee. Cranbrook is very good for eating – ‘The Cloudberry’ for dinner and ‘Food for Thought’ for lunch were both excellent.

Previous Customer,

We had a wonderful stay in this cosy little cottage. Fully equipped with everything you need - thank you for that and for the tasty cookies of course! We enjoyed the quiet of Cranbrook.

Mr H