Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
not left in house unattended, not upstairs/sofas
We do allow a very well behaved dog but they are not allowed on the sofas or upstairs. Pets must not be left in the house unattended at any time.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Wonderful house and tastefully decorated
Great location in the heart of the village with interesting shops, pubs and restaurants. The house is beautifully decorated with no expense spared and in keeping within the period when the house was built. Kitchen is fully equipped and thoughtfully planned with plenty of crockery, saucepans etc for home dining. Main bedroom enormous with lovely en suite and all other bedrooms a good size with quality bed linen. We enjoyed the BBQ in the courtyard! Would thoroughly recommend this gorgeous property.
My son left his cap at the property and one we week later we received it by mail at our address in the US. Frank took the time and effort to mail it to us. That is all you need to know. Incredible hosts for an incredible house.
Thank you for the great review of our house, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay.
You would be very welcome to return if you visit the UK again!
The Bird in Hand at Easter- A wonderful family holiday
Ten of us including three young children and a baby stayed for three nights at Easter. The house is even bigger than it looks in photos so we all had plenty of room and shared meals around the big table. The decor is stylish without detracting from the age of the building. There is a great assortment of china, cutlery, cooking utensils etc. and the oven, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer are modern and easy to use. We cooked roast chicken and a chilli while we were there. The bedrooms are very attractive and the three children took turns to sleep on the top bunk. The master bedroom with en-suite is lovely. As grandparents we took the small top bedroom but it was fine although the stairs are steep as you would expect in such an old building. The children absolutely loved the Wii although it took us ages to work out how to use it so some instructions could come in handy. The baby crawled happily on the floor as everything was very clean.and our baby alarm worked well when he was sleeping on the top floor. Although there is a cot and highchair thoughtfully provided we took our own as he is still very small. The weather was absolutely brilliant for Easter and we had an Easter egg hunt in the small garden. We went to the beach near Hastings and to Bodiam Castle. Cranbrook is lucky to have a good local museum and a windmill very near the house and the volunteers who run them are very good with children.. Parking was easy in the free carparks nearby and we shopped at the co-op. We ate a meal on Good Friday at the Goudhurst Inn in Goudhurst nearby, it was excellent and has a play area for kids. The house is only a two hour journey from London which is ideal if you have small children. The weekend was to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary and the house and the weather could not have been more perfect.
Thank you Geoffrey for such a fantastic review and comments for our house. I'll look into some instructions for the Wii. The weather was lovely so we're glad you enjoyed your celebration weekend so much! Thank you for leaving the house very clean and tidy, you would be more than welcome to return in the future.
Frank and Martha
Fantastic stay, a gem of a property.
Had a wonderful long weekend at Bird in the Hand, with my family to celebrate a 60th Birthday. All had a great time and made the most of the facility’s. The house was fabulous for our get togeather and it was great that we could all sit around the lovely table for a big roast dinnner, and play fabulous board games. Really felt spoilt. Jessica was lovely popping around to make sure we were all ok.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Bird in Hand
The house was exceptionally well equipped. It is not often that we stay at a house that provided free logs for the fire and kitchen supplies etc! The location was great, being so close to all amenities, in a great village. The house was warm and spacious enough for 4 adults and 4 teenagers. Beds were very comfortable. We would definitely visit again!
Thank you Bethan for such a great review of our house. We are glad you found the house so comfortable and enjoyed your stay in Cranbrook. Thank you also for leaving it all clean and tidy.
You would be very welcome to return in the future.
Best wishes, Martha and Frank
Fab weekend stay in a property full of history and character
We had a great weekend with friends and family at the Bird in Hand. The photos on the website hardly do it justice - what a beautiful old building, lovingly restored and spotlessly clean. Would love to come back again.