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Douglas, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2010

Are we talking about the same place?! I have never stayed in such a filthy hovel purporting to be a guest house. One room was so disgusting that one of our party booked into nearby George Hotel-which WAS superb. My "quaint" room had rubbish piled above it. The place is a potential death trap if ever there were a fire....

2Thank seasonedtraveller074
DavidinCranbrook, Owner at Church Gates, responded to this review

We are obviously mortified that this lady can hold these views about our Bed and Breakfast. Church Gates is a clean, attractive and safe establishment - read all our other TA reviews to find out. Look at the numerous clear photographs on our web site. Church Gates has been inspected and approved by the Environmental Health Department of Tunbridge Wells...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 August 2010

Well, we've just got back home from a wondeful short break to the garden of england - Kent. We chose Church Gates B&B from the website - Purple Roofs - the reviews were completely accurate as were the photos - such a charming little place. The B&B was full of love and character. Our hosts, Joe and David (and Tilly)...

1Thank speedyqueenie
Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Reviewed 5 August 2010

My partner and I have just spend the most amazing 8 days and nights at Church Gates, Cranbrook. Having not booked in advance, we regard us as really lucky people to come to Church Gates by wonderful chance. We couldn't have had better hosts than Joe and David and no greater place to stay. The minute we passed the doorstep...

1Thank MRoszkiewicz
Reviewed 5 July 2010

You could stay in places with more "amenities" perhaps, but NEVER will you find hosts more lovely, kind, friendly, and welcoming than Joe and David. We were blessed to have begun our first trip to the UK with 5 nights at Church Gates, and were so appreciative of all the advice, directions, and practical help we received from our hosts....

Thank jjkazoo
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 29 May 2010

My husband and I and our 11 year old stayed at Church Gates for 3 nights in late April and we would really recommend it. The rooms are just fantastic ( if you appreciate character and aren't looking for a sterile hotel environment) and I loved the outlook to the church. There are good places to eat right on your...

Thank altra68
South Manchester
Reviewed 17 November 2009

Stayed one night on tour of gardens etc of Kent. Lovely room in lovely old house with lots of character - we loved the large comfortable bed and the quirky bathroom and all the books! Very welcoming host and delicious breakfast with wonderful fresh fruit salad to start - all very relaxed complete with newspapers. Parking not a problem due...

Thank altyreviewer
Reviewed 6 July 2009

We loved this place and will return one day. Beautifully situated in charming town of Cranbrook with restaurants a few paces away. A garden lover's haven. Outlook onto the church, with plants clustered round the front door in welcome. Charming hosts, characterful accomodation, first class breakfast. Joe gave spot on advice about the local gardens to visit and we loved...

1Thank Rosemary054
Reviewed 13 March 2009

My hubby and I spent 3 nights here and had a nice relaxing time. Joe makes great pancakes at breakfast, so nice we had then every day and he gave us the recipe to try at home too. The room was clean, fresh and comfortable, the ensuite bathroom has a huge roll top bath and hand held shower. Friendly hosts...

Thank EdenRanger
San Francisco Bay Area
Reviewed 5 December 2008

I have been a guest at Church Gates for six summers, beginning in 2002, and I plan to keep returning. I tell my friends, who now join me there, that I know that my summer vacation has really begun when I arrive at the door of Church Gates and see Joe's welcoming smile! Joe and Dave are wonderful hosts and,...

Thank anonymous510
Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 10 June 2008

My husband and I felt so comfortable. Joe gave us excellent suggestions on where to visit and where to eat. He made our stay in Cranbrook utterly wonderful! We look forward to another visit hopefully next year!

Thank cdrux

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Church Gates is a charming 16th Century historic listed house in the heart of Cranbrook. Joe and David will spoil you with their renowned hospitality, local knowledge and wonderful breakfasts served on Spode china by the inglenook fireplace. Bedrooms have a bohemian air with antique furnishings and views out to the floodlit church tower and medieval Stone Street. Church Gates is conveniently located in the middle of Cranbrook, within walking distance of lively cafes, great restaurants, traditional pubs and speciality shopping. Set in the leafy High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sissinghurst and Great Dixter Gardens and many other historic attractions are just a short drive away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Church Gates

Address: Church Gates Stone Street, Cranbrook TN17 3HA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Cranbrook
Price Range: €64 - €98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Church Gates Cranbrook, Kent
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms are very nice!”
M00nchild, 8 Jun 2015 | Read review
“There are two rooms and they're both beautiful but my fav is the room with the roll top bath!”
Clemclom, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“The guest house was very quiet.”
535carolef, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The ensuite room overlooks the church yard and is bigger but both are lovely.”
Sue_Allen2, 27 Apr 2014 | Read review
“En-suite recommended for traditional bathing experience!”
DaveH784, 11 Nov 2012 | Read review
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