Godinton is a remarkable country house, nestled in the heart of Kent. Dating back to the 14th century, the house today reflects the tastes of the last owner, Alan Wyndham Green: it is designed to feel comfortable and more informal than other properties – a house, rather than a museum, so that visitors can imagine what life might have been like here.

Tours of the house are led by expert guides unravelling the 600 years of history and revealing an excellent country house collection of furniture, art, porcelain and curios.

Enjoy delicious homemade cakes, cream teas and refreshments in the old Billiard Room.

The famous yew hedge surrounds the formal gardens with the wild, Italian and walled gardens beyond, full of colour and interest through the seasons, maintained close to Blomfield’s original designs.

Events, courses and workshops are run throughout the year to be enjoyed by all – more details can be found in the ‘What’s On’ section of our website.

Godinton is an excellent teaching resource tailored to suit individual needs: please get in touch if you would be interested in working with us.

A working estate with lovely walks, close to the picturesque village of Great Chart, Ashford.