Lamberden Cottage

Cranbrook, Kent
Bed & Breakfast

Breakfast on home-grown fruits, gaze on the Weald of Kent, sleep deeply in country-pretty bedrooms – ideal for walkers and explorers


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Down a farm track find two 1780 cottages knocked into one, with flagstone floors, a cheery wood-burner in the guest sitting room and welcoming Beverley and Branton. There’s a traditional country-cottage feel with pale walls, thick oak beams, soft carpeting and very comfortable bedrooms (the twin has an adjoining bedroom); views from all are across the Weald of Kent. Find a private spot in the lovely gardens, sip a sundowner on the terrace, relax in the garden room; hearty breakfasts in the family dining room include home-grown fruits, homemade marmalades and yogurts. Near to Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and many other historic places.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Christmas & New Year.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub 1 mile.


Nightly price
from £85
Singles from £65.
1 Double
From £85
1 Family room for 4
From £120



What a wonderful place with more than wonderful hosts! Everything was much more than you may expect. Beautiful views, magnificent garden, bedroom and sitting room with a splendid atmosphere. And above all, Beverley and Branton are hosts who showed you are more than welcome. A location you will never forget.

Thijs, Netherlands

The first thing you to enjoy when you arrive at Lamberden Cottage is the warm welcome. Bev and Branton are lovely hosts, friendly, open and lively, you come as guests and leave as friends. Lamberden Cottage is picture-book Kent, with a unique oast country atmosphere, a house to fall in love with plus a large garden ideal for a relaxing stroll and a cup of tea or coffee. It is also an ideal base to explore the Southwest, and the hosts are experts on the area. Bev's breakfast, cooked on the Aga, is a real treat. Unsurpassed. We have been coming back for 15 years. So will you.

Monika and peter, Rheinbach / germany

We received a very warm welcome from Branton and Beverley and had a wonderfully relaxing two night stay. On arrival we were made to feel very much at home and received an excellent recommendation for dinner at a local pub. The surroundings are most peaceful and the walled garden was wonderful to walk round on a sunny morning. The breakfast was excellent and included a full English, which was delicious. I would thoroughly recommend Lamberden Cottage and would happily stay there again.

Tim, Westerham

I received a very warm welcome from Beverley and Branton and we had a lovely chat about gardens and the local area. They have lots of tips for their guests. The bedrooms are comfortable with tea and coffee on hand and even a little fridge to chill your wine for a pre-dinner drink in the pretty garden. Great views from the windows too, over the very large garden and/or far reaching over Kent.

Alison, Sawday's inspector

Having decided unexpectedly to stay overnight before visiting Great Dixter Gardens, we enquired about nearby B&Bs. Lamberden Cottage was recommended. Unannounced, we turned up late in the day and were welcomed warmly - then refreshed with tea in the walled garden. That night we retired to a spotless and comfortable 18th century upstairs room. In the morning - a perfect breakfast. The house is decorated with a light touch featuring antiques and curiosities. The surrounds are delightful. Our hosts Beverley and Branton could not have been more welcoming, discreet and entertaining.

Peter, Nicholls rivulet, tasmania, australia

What a fabulous place Lamberden Cottage is, and 2 kinder or more considerate people than Bev and Brant are hard to find. The beautiful garden is well designed, full of colour and tranquillity, a happy, peaceful place to sit and rest. The breakfast table with its blue and white China was a delight. I would recommend this B&B and give it and the charming couple 10/10


A lovely, comfy cottage that is perfectly situated to visit many lovely gardens, places of interest and the sea. We were made to feel very welcome by Beverley and Branton Scruton and the breakfasts were delicious. A great place to stay.

Don, Bramley, surrey

A delightful place to stay. The house and the gardens are beautiful, so calm and peaceful; a real corner of old England. Our hosts were warm and welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are very comfortable and thoughtfully equipped and the breakfast first class. The surrounding area is charming with many historic houses and beautiful gardens. I would thoroughly recommend a stay in this wonderful old house.

Mary, Hayle

This place is an oasis of calm, comfort, warm hospitality, amazing garden, great breakfast & wonderful hosts who know their surroundings. We stayed in the family room where we all enjoyed a great night's sleep. We were en route to the channel tunnel which was about one hour away and next time, we will stay longer in Lamberden cottage as there are plenty of great places to visit in its vicinity.

Linda, Grenoble

What a beautiful place. Very warm welcome, lovely double bedroom and so quiet. Very near many interesting places, we visited Rye, Sissinghurst and best of all Great Dixter. Excellent breakfast, full English and other choices. Marvellous garden. Would recommend and hope to visit again.

Peter, Colchester

A very warm welcome, beautiful garden for afternoon tea and a lovely breakfast. A relaxing and lovely night away.

Clare, Bristol

Lamberden Cottage is to be highly recommended. From the welcome tea tray to our delicious breakfast everything was exceptional: warm hospitality from the owners; beautiful gardens to relax and wander in at leisure; a very comfortable, cosy, clean room; tranquillity and a delicious home-cooked breakfast with home-grown produce. Thank you!


Super. Great hosts. Atmospheric cottage. Cosy bedroom. Excellent breakfast gets the day going and an area of Kent rich in things to do and see. We'll be back. Mike and Brenda Barrie


what a find!! Most attentive hosts and very comfortable room and bathroom. The garden is a delight with many secret places to snooze! The guests sitting room looked super but we had no need to try it out as the weather was good. Excellent 5 stars!


A beautiful house and garden with all creature comforts and delicious breakfasts. Charming hosts. This is an ideal location for a peaceful break away from the madding crowd, or to use as a base for exploring Kent and Sussex.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Beverley & Branton Screeton

  • Local towns with farmers markets: Rye, Battle, Tenterden and The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells.
  • National Trust properties: Batemans, Ightham Mote, Chartwell and Scotney Castle. Castles: Bodiam, Leeds and Hever.
  • Local gardens: Great Dixter, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens and Pashley Manor.
  • There's a boat station one mile from the house where you can take a boat to Bodiam Castle. The steam railway based at Tenterden runs to Bodiam Castle too.
  • Many good pubs and restaurants including The Great House and 2 Michelin starred: The West House and Apicus.
  • Guests are welcome to enjoy our garden and we have a garden room to picnic in if wished.