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Classic rural landscapes and traditional seaside entertainment along with ancient history and spectacular gardens; come and explore Kent and see for yourself the ''Garden of England''.

You don''t have to travel far from your cottages to find beauty, fun and relaxation. A truly diverse county, Kent has some of the most unspoilt countryside in the British Isles, not to mention iconic landmarks, award-winning beaches and thrilling attractions for young and old.

Not to be missed are the world famous White Cliffs of Dover, which stand tall and proud welcoming you to England''s oldest county. Discover Canterbury, where you''re guaranteed one of the best views of the city from the Westgate Towers at Canterbury Cathedral; a truly magnificent World Heritage Site. Step in to the dazzling medieval past of Dover Castle and explore Secret Wartime Tunnels and stories of King Henry II''s court.

For a taste of life in the fast lane head to Buckmore Park Kart Circuit and kids will love the up-close animal encounters at Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park. Step back in time to experience nineteenth-century England at Dickens’ World and the Guildhall Museum, while cider connoisseurs will love Biddenden Vineyards and Cider Works. There''s a lot to see and do, and self-catering cottage offers the best way to make the most of this wonderful area.

There are many ways to take in the beauty of the county; by foot, bike, car or water, but there''s nothing quite like the grand heritage of the Kent and East Sussex Railway. Discover the captivating essence of the ''Garden of England'' as the line wends along ten and a half miles of charming countryside. Wander off the beaten track and seek out little-known paths, where the deer of the woods around Challock and the orchids of the North Downs await discovery.

Why not enjoy some traditional seaside fun and head to Margate, Broadstairs or Ramsgate for Blue Flag awarded beaches, where you can enjoy anything from building sandcastle and exploring rock pools to exhilarating watersports and funfairs. Seaside town Whitstable offers quirky art galleries and craft shops and there''s no shortage of tasty seafood restaurants for when hunger strikes.

Be enriched by Kent''s exciting past and present. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Kent today.

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  • Leeds Castle Holiday Cottages - Weir Cottage

    Maidstone

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 27987

    Indulge yourself in a unique holiday cottage experience within the 500-acre parkland estate at Leeds Castle, referred to as ’The loveliest castle in the world’. It is set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of the county of Kent, renowned throughout the world as ’The Garden of England’, and has been fortified for over 900 years. Originally a Norman stronghold, the private property of 6 medieval queens and a palace used by Henry VIII. In the 1930s the castle was a playground for the the rich and famous as Lady Baillie, the last private owner entertained ’high society’ down from London for the weekends. The castle now offers visitors a glimpse of a rich past with a fine collection of art, porcelain and furniture. Within the 500-acre estate are four period holiday cottages, some furnished with antiques from the castle, and handmade drapes made by the castle seamstress. The sheets on the beds are fresh crisp Egyptian cotton and a welcome pack of toiletries is provided.
    Access is given enabling entry to the castle and grounds as many times as you like during your stay.
    Your ticket also provides access to the Knight’s Realm playground, where children can let off steam. Climb the Maiden’s Tower, joust along the aerial runway and explore the secret tunnels! Lose yourself in the spiralling yew maze and underworld grotto of shells and mythical beasts, plus a turf maze where toddlers and smaller children can play. Take in a free flying falconry display.
    Take a picnic or stroll around the gardens which you can explore long after the daily guests to the castle and grounds have gone home. Additional activities that incur an extra cost include 9-hole golf, a hot air balloon flight (1st Apr-1st Nov), Go Ape! zip wire adventure, a Segway tour, a ride on Elsie the Castleland train or hop aboard the Black Swan Ferry Boat. Then visit the castle shop for a special gift to return home with.
    Keepers House, (ref 27985), formerly the gamekeeper’s house, dates back several hundred years, and is located in a hidden valley in the castle grounds. It has a courtyard which overlooks the River Len and can be booked with adjoining Weir Cottage to accommodate up to 12 guests.
    Weir Cottage (ref 27987) is a perfect riverside hideaway for a couple. It was originally the game store and can be booked with adjoining Keepers House to accommodate up to 12 guests. Fishing can be arranged for Keepers House and Weir Cottage.
    Knight’s Cottage (ref 27986) is a fine example of an Edwardian cottage and is located within a secluded position within the grounds of Leeds Castle and enjoys views over the vineyard and woodland.
    Guests are just a stone’s throw away from the medieval-style Knights glamping site, giving guests the choice of booking friends and family into the tents.
    The Guards House (ref 27988) dates back to the Regency period from around 1810, and was originally a Napoleonic soldier’s barracks. Interconnecting with neighbouring cottages, this traditional Grade ll listed Kentish cottage has thick rag stone walls and an unusual curved wooden front door.
    Located 5 miles from Maidstone the cottages are ideally placed for exploring beautiful villages, historic castles, houses and market towns. Kent boasts award-winning beaches. Indulge in some local oysters at Whitstable or spot seals off Herne Bay. Canterbury with its historic cathedral is a short drive or head towards Ashford for some discounted designer retail therapy. Kent also provides good road and rail access to London for further sightseeing opportunities. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with sloping ceiling. Can be booked with Keeper’s House (ref 27985) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

    Electric heaters and NSH included. Electric cooker. Fenced garden with terrace and furniture. Fishing in pond. Parking (1 car). NB: Access via shared driveway.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared 500-acres parkland. Barbecue. No smoking. NB: Lake, river and weir in grounds.

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  • Malt Cottage

    Biddenden

    Grade
    2
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    1
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    Ref: 24442

    Adjoining the owner’s period country property, located just a few minutes walk from the historic village of Biddenden, which lies in the heart of the Kent countryside and offers easy access to an abundance of castles, gardens, stately homes and many places of both historical and cultural interest. The famous Sissinghurst Gardens are just five minutes away. Nearby Tenterden is a charming market town offering interesting shopping and a working steam railway. An ideal holiday location for golfers with the splendid Chart Hills course practically on the doorstep. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with walk-in shower and toilet.

    Gas central heating and gas £30per week winter, £20per week summer. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • The Old Telephone Exchange

    Sissinghurst

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 26972

    A unique opportunity to holiday in a detached, converted old telephone exchange in the middle of one of Kent’s prettiest villages and within walking distance of the world renowned Sissinghurst Gardens (NT). Also the heart of the wine growing area visit Lamberhust Vineyard, Chapel Down Winery, and Biddenden Vineyards and Cider works. Take a drive to Tenterden and see why it’s described as the ‘Jewel of the Weald’. Visit Smallhythe Place, Scotney Castle (NT), Finchcocks Musical Museum and Bedgebury Pinetum. Shop, pub (with free wi-fi) and restaurant 60 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle, toilet and bidet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD/radio. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine in external utility room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed small, paved garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Stour Cottage

    Sandwich

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: E4898

    This well-presented cosy cottage for two enjoys an enviable location, quietly tucked away in a courtyard development just 200 yards from the heart of Sandwich, one of the most beautifully preserved medieval towns in Britain. Within 50 yards, a lovely riverside park is ideal for a peaceful amble, and pubs, restaurants, bars, cafés, cinema, independent shops, ancient churches, the White Mill windmill and museum, farm shops and the railway station are all an easy walk. The shingle beach at Sandwich Bay lies 2 miles away and many nearby historic sites including Richborough Roman fort and amphitheatre, and the fascinating castles at Deal, Walmer and Dover are in the care of English Heritage. The White Cliffs of Dover (10 miles) enjoy worldwide fame and day trips to Europe are easily accessible.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Garage. No smoking.

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  • The Old Laundry Cottage

    Hythe

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W44253

    The Old Laundry Cottage is an enchanting, Grade II listed, late Georgian cottage forming part of a small terrace of character cottages located on a no through road, within the conservation area just off the historic High Street. This atmospheric property is furnished with an eclectic mix of antiques and vintage furniture, is well-equipped and tastefully presented. The cottage provides an ideal location for a romantic short break or a longer stay and benefits from a small enclosed, private rear courtyard with table and chairs for those quiet evenings. The historic Cinque Ports town of Hythe boasts a bustling and thriving high street with an array of independent shops, cafés, restaurants, art galleries and studios, all literally a stone’s throw from the cottage. There is also a supermarket nearby.
    The Old Laundry Cottage is just a few yards from The Royal Military Canal with its pleasant canalside walks, and on sunny days, rowing boats may be hired so you can enjoy a different view of this pretty seaside town. For the less energetic, there are leisurely trips available along the canal on an electric boat. A short ten-minute walk from the cottage, through beautifully tended gardens, takes you to the shingle beaches of Hythe Bay, where there is swimming for most of the year, a seafood restaurant with views across the English Channel to France, in addition to the golf links at The Imperial Hotel (daily and weekly membership available).
    There are sandy beaches at Dymchurch and slightly further afield at Camber. Hythe is also home to the world famous small gauge Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway which offers trips through Romney Marsh in its unique small scale carriages, pulled by steam engines through The Marsh to Dungeness, which is a World Heritage Site. Its eerily bleak and hauntingly beautiful landscape attracts artists from around the world and an array of sea birds (both permanent and migratory) makes it a brid watchers paradise. The cathedral city of Canterbury is about half an hour away by car, the Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone (for day trips to France) is about a ten-minute drive away and for those interested in wildlife, the pioneering Port Lympne Nature Reserve is also about a ten-minute drive from the property. Beach ¼ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Public car park, 100 yards (foc). No smoking.

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  • The Lodges - Bluebell Lodge

    Hawley, nr. Dartford

    Grade
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    Ref: 27635

    An ideal base for a town or country break

    These two adjoining, stylishly-presented, beamed holiday lodges are set in the owners’ grounds overlooking ornamental fishponds, yet you can pick up the Eurostar from Ebbsfleet just 10 minutes away to speed across to Brussels or Paris for lunch! Enjoy rural walks from the doorstep in the picturesque Darenth Valley. Alternatively, travel to St Pancras and Stratford International to explore London’s art galleries, restaurants and museums. For out of town retail therapy, Bluewater - the second largest shopping centre in the UK - is just a short drive. Alternatively, cross the River Thames to visit Lakeside which, together with the accompanying retail parks, forms one of the largest shopping areas in a single location in Europe. Brands Hatch Race Circuit and Lullingstone Roman Villa are close by and well worth visiting. For guests staying in July, a lavender massage at one of the local farms is a real treat! Guests enjoy shared use of the owners’ heated outdoor swimming pool by arrangement. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with stone floors. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas underfloor heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 2-acre grounds. Parking (1 car). Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (11.5m x 5.5m, depth 6m x 1m), open June-September by arrangement with owners. No smoking. NB: Access through grounds with steps, alternative level access by arrangement with owner. Ponds in grounds.

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  • Sutton Cottage

    Hawley

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: PLLZ

    This holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, provides compact accommodation. Take the Eurostar and have lunch in Paris or Brussels, or travel to St Pancras and Stratford International and explore the London art galleries, restaurants and museums. A short drive takes you to Bluewater or visit Lakeside. Enjoy rural walks in the Darenth Valley, Brands Hatch race circuit and Lullingstone Roman Villa, all easily accessible. In addition to which there is shared use of the owner’s heated outdoor swimming pool by arrangement. Shop and pub 1/4 mile.

    Cosy living room. Two steps down to kitchen/dining room. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Spiral stairs to galleried area with double bed and sloping ceilings. Most rooms with tiled floor.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-fi
    • Sitting-out area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Swimming pool with Roman steps (38ft x 18ft, depth 3ft to 20ft) open June-September by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced ponds in owner’s grounds. 5 steps to swimming pool

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  • The Coach House

    Aldington, Ashford

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: PEEW

    The Coach House stands within its own garden in the owner’s 4-acre grounds, previously included in the National Garden Scheme due to the 100-year-old status of the garden and specialist and rare plants. Guests are welcome to explore the owner’s grounds and field of livestock by arrangement. Explore the Romney Marshes and beaches at Hythe and Dymchurch, 5 miles and Rye as well as a shingle coastline at Dungeness. Port Lympne, 2 miles, has the 400-acre Wild Animal Wilderness, with the largest captive group of black rhinos in the world are held. Canterbury 15 miles. Enjoy a day trip to France via the Channel Tunnel, 8 miles or ferry from Dover, 19 miles. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    Living room with French doors and step down to sun room. Kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity and full oil central heating included (£30per week, £20 per short break October-March)
    • Bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Lawned garden with terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared 4-acre woodland
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond in
      woodland

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  • Owls Croft

    Broadstairs

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 27898

    This detached holiday home lies just yards from the beach at one of Broadstairs’ beautiful bays, Dumpton Gap. A quiet gently sloping, sandy beach with promenade. At low tide walk along the beach to Ramsgate (check tide times), explore the rock pools for shrimps and crabs or take a stroll along the cliff top. Broadstairs offers restaurants, cafes and gift shops. Enjoy the regular summer fireworks displays and festivals, including Folk Week, or take to your bike and explore the beautiful 27 mile Viking Way. Alternatively Westwood Cross shopping, 2 miles, offers 53 stores, restaurants, cinema and casino. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and French doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • The Annexe at Gorewell

    Old Wives Lees, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 30626


    This comfortable, single-storey annexe, in Kentish style, adjoining the owner’s home, is located in the beautiful countryside of Old Wives Lees near Canterbury. Decorated and furnished to a good standard and at the end of a cul-de-sac, it makes the perfect base from which to enjoy walks and abundant wildlife. A cosy open plan living area with French windows joins the kitchen and leads to the double bedroom. A wildflower garden with sitting area is also located behind the property, which leads into 5 acres of unspoilt woodlands. Local attractions include Chilham village, with its unique medieval square, often used for film sets. Wye is also a lovely village to visit, 6 miles away and the historic city of Canterbury, with its famous cathedral and culture, is close by. The seaside resorts of Whitstable, Deal, Broadstairs and Herne Bay are within an hour’s drive. Go back in time and explore the castles of Dover, Deal and Walmer. For a day trip to France, ferry journeys from Dover, or the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to France are frequent and very popular. For eating, there are two excellent local pubs in Chilham, and also one at Chartham. Otherwise, there are many good restaurants in Canterbury. Beach 11 miles. Shop and pubs 1 mile, restaurants 7 miles.

    2 steps down to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with laminate floors. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet and tiled floor.

    Electric central heating and electricity included (£30per week, £20 per short break November-March). Bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. Blu-ray. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5 acres of woodland. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small pond nearby.

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  • Foreland View

    Broadstairs

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC72

    Foreland View is a single-storey property, located next to the owners’ home, close to the coastal town of Broadstairs, which is popular for its Folk Festival in the summer. With fantastic sea views across the English Channel, this property is a comfortable coastal retreat, ideal for couples who wish to enjoy a seaside break, near a bustling town with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. With two nearby bays, Foreland View is within easy reach of the award-winning Joss Bay and Viking Bay. Both of these beaches have won several awards and are considered to be amongst the best in Kent. Guests will have private access to steps (approximately 50) which lead down to the beach through the cliff face and a private decked courtyard, overlooking the channel, for those summer evenings.
    For golfers, Foreland View is within easy reach of four popular golf courses, including St Augustine, which has hosted the Golf Open in the past. This property is also ideal for walking enthusiasts, with Thanet Coastal Path close by, the longest continuous stretch of chalk coastline in the country. The Viking Coastal Trail is a 27-mile walk, passing through Viking Bay, which is where the property is situated. Cycle the Viking Trail, surf at Joss Bay, enjoy the fireworks on summer evenings, as well as the Dickens Festival. There are good rail connections to London taking only an hour on the high speed line. Canterbury is a must when visiting Kent, home to its beautiful cathedral and dominant city walls, Canterbury has a lot to offer. Beach 300 yards. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    5 steps to entrance. All on ground floor. Living/dining room with French doors/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 51" smart TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Small decked courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 16 yearsNB: Unfenced cliff 100 yards.

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  • Courthope Farm - Bluebell’s Stable

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 23556

    Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists

    Nestling in the 120-acre manorial common of Stelling Minnis and Lyminge Forest in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is Courthope Farm. The holiday cottages have been sympathetically renovated in keeping with their surroundings. All guests are able to use the hot tub in the centre of the courtyard and can also explore the owner’s 8 acres of farmland. Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists close to the North Downs Way and many other cycle routes. Catch the county cricket at Canterbury or try your luck at the races at Folkestone race course. Car racing can be enjoyed at Lydden and Brands Hatch and birdwatchers will be in their element at Dungeness, Sandwich or Stodmarsh. For the garden enthusiast, Kent has more gardens open to the public than any other county in England so try Scotney Castle garden and Sissinghurst. Castles are also abundant – see Leeds, Dover and Walmer and if you wish to visit further afield the Channel Tunnel is a 10-minute drive, enabling you to visit France or if you prefer to go by ferry – Dover is 30 minutes away. NB. Properties 23556, 23558 & 23559 can be booked together for larger parties. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft, zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared courtyard and grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Shared hot tub. NB: Fenced pond in the shared grounds.

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