Glorious English Holidays


Cranbrook - Rural Kent

Beautifully restored character cottage with views of the windmill, situated in the centre of picturesque Cranbrook town.
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking not available
  • 4 Stars
£425 - £670 per week *


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 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 wirh 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.  Windmill at dawn photo credit: @samwebbphotography




  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking not available
  • 4 Stars
  • Welcome Pack upon arrival
  • Bed linen included
  • Bath towels included
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Travel cot available
  • Equipped with a highchair
  • Equipped with a dishwasher
  • Nearest shop: 0.3 miles away
  • Nearest pub: 0.2 miles away
  • 21 miles from the coast
  • Fishing



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 Hale - 11th January 2019
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.Mr & Mrs North - 3rd January 2019
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 Jeetoa - 26th December 2018
Wonderfully cosy, beamed cottage, sympathetically decorated with lovely old furniture, set within a pretty location in a conservation area.Ms Pam Piper - 24th December 2018
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 Pereira - 11th December 2018
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. Mr & Mrs S - 2nd December 2018
Very nice cottage ideally located for cranbrook.Mr P Williams - 30th November 2018
Had a lovely stay in Woody. Really nice location, lots of walks up and down the charming High Street to the woods. Mr P - 24th November 2018
We really enjoyed our weekend away. Lots of lovely local dog walks. Cottage is beautiful, with lots of character. Mr & Mrs Gee - 12th November 2018
Had a lovely stay in this charming cottage. Mr Snackaert - 4th November 2018
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 - 23rd October 2018
We had a lovely stay at Woody. It is a wonderful and charming cottage and the perfect base to discover Kent.Mr P - 18th October 2018
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 - 5th October 2018
We had a lovely stay at Woody. Great cottage, lovely location with lots of good dog walks.Mr Mitchell - 22nd September 2018
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 Webster - 19th September 2018
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 Webster - 14th September 2018
. Woody is a superb cosy cottage, we enjoyed our short stay very much. Very nice comfortable cottage.Mr Blake - 12th September 2018
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.Mr & Mrs Cottrell - 7th September 2018
This was the best on the basis of little touches / decor that made a difference. Only shortfall was a lack of a washing machine. Although service available in the village.Nick Bryan - 22nd August 2018
Beautifully presented character cottage, very good standard of decor and soft furnishings, very very clean - great attention to detail, in short "immaculate!". Very comfortable bed, and so close to a spectacular windmil, which looked fantastic when illuminated at night. Car park very close and no charge. Cranbrook is a very nice town and perfectly placed for visting the coastal resorts.Mr Turner - 20th July 2018
A great base to explore lovely Kent; we will be back! Highlights included Morris Dancing in Cranbrook., Camber Sands, Bedgebury Nature Reserve. Thank you for the biscuits!Mrs Eknaes - 1st June 2018
Super Place.Mr Bob Draper - 28th May 2018
Woody was perfect for our first holiday away with a baby! Lots to see and do in every direction - Sissinghurst, Knole, Bodiam Castle and Batemans. The owner also left us some baby toys - thank you!Mrs Pye - 18th May 2018
We had a lovely stay in Woody! It is a great place to explore Kent and Sussex. Walked from the cottage to Sissinghurst Castle across country (info in the folder in the basket). Beautiful countryside. Thank you. Mrs van Wijk - 4th May 2018


Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras

We've hand-picked a selection of Holiday Extras from trusted partners to make your holiday extra special. When you make your booking, you'll see all the Extras on offer at your chosen property and be able to add them to your holiday. Booking them in advance gives you more time to relax when you arrive, and remember - many of these offers are exclusive so you won’t find them anywhere else.

Food & Drink

Virgin Wines 12 Bottle Classic Wine Selection

This classic case oozes class and is perfect to give you various flavours from across the globe! Enjoy 2 bottles of each wine to encourage sharing or indulgence...

Normal price


Food & Drink

Virgin Wines 12 Bottle Luxury Wine Selection

This 12 bottle case is packed full of wines to blow you away with flavours and complexities all round – a case guaranteed to impress all who get the pleas...

Normal price


Food & Drink

Spicers of Hythe Ltd 20% discount on Hampers of Distinction

A hamper of distinction from Spicers of Hythe adds a little luxury to any occasion. We offer 20% off a beautifully presented hamper of gourmet delights.

Food & Drink

Dragonfly Tea 20% off Dragonfly Tea

There’s nothing better than relaxing with a delicious cup of tea on your holiday, so we’re offering you 20% off Dragonfly Tea’s wonderful range.

Food & Drink

Virgin Wines 6 Bottle Celebratory Wine Selection

A true Prosecco lovers case! No excuse is needed for this beautiful selection (so don’t let others tell you any different!). Start with the wonderful flor...

Normal price


Food & Drink

Virgin Wines 6 Bottle Classic Wine Selection

This 6 bottle classic case is perfect for those wanting to try something of everything – carefully selected to incorporate crowd pleasers from across the ...

Normal price


Travel & Transport

Europcar Car Hire

Europcar, our preferred car hire partner, are offering you great quality UK car hire at affordable prices. With our dedicated offer you will save up to 20%.

Food & Drink

Dineindulge Dineindulge - private dining service

Enjoy private dining in the comfort of your holiday property. Dineindulge offer a personal chef service with restaurant quality cuisine from only £25 per perso...

Food & Drink

Sponge Sponge Cakes

Want to celebrate during your holiday? 15% discount on award winning handmade sponge cakes delivered to your holiday cottage.