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Situated on the south Kent coast the port town of Folkestone has remained a classic example of the traditional British seaside holiday destination for over a hundred years.

Folkestone looks out across the sea towards the coast of France, which is visible on a clear day from the higher points around the town. White chalk cliffs and rolling green countryside provide the background scenery to a town that has everything you need for a great British holiday. There’s a lift down to the Lower Leas Coastal Park, with areas for a relaxing BBQ or picnic on a sunny day and close by is Folkstone’s sandy beach.

The centre of Folkestone is a mix of traditional buildings and cobbled streets with a more modern restaurant and bar scene, giving you plenty of interesting places to explore during the day and an abundance of choices for dining in the evening. A traditional cinema can also be found in the town centre along with the Cultural Quarter, where you will find art galleries, live music and craft events taking place.

Day out ideas include taking a trip on the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway which takes you on a steam engine ride from Hythe via New Romney to Dungeness. Feel at one with nature at the RSPB Nature Reserve at Dungeness or visit Romney Marsh for its open spaces; woodlands and wetlands.

The rural countryside and dramatic cliffs surrounding Folkestone are a popular choice for outdoor pursuits such as walking and cycling, with numerous trails and routes that take in the wonderful sights in the area. This stretch of England’s south coast also has a number of castles build by Henry VIII and towers from the period of the Napoleonic Wars to help protect the country against French invasion.

To see our wide selection of accommodation see holiday cottages in Folkstone for a relaxing break on the Kent coast.

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  • Little Cloverland

    Lyminge, nr. Folkestone

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W41171

    Excellent walking territory

    Situated on the edge of Lyminge Forest in the owner’s grounds, this detached, single-storey cottage provides cosy accommodation with its own enclosed garden. Ideal for exploring the North Downs Way, or a stroll across the fields brings you to the village of Lyminge itself. Golf courses can be found 0.25 miles away. Further afield visit historic Canterbury, Folkestone and walk along the Leas or choose a souvenir from your holiday from one of the little antique shops in Hythe - all accessible by bus close to the cottage. There is easy access to the Channel Tunnel and day trips to France, so remember your passport. Shop and restaurant 0.5 miles, pub 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Lawned garden with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Treacle Den

    West Hythe, nr. Romney Marsh

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: E5275

    Treacle Den and Treacle Cottage are two cosy little cottages ideal for couples looking for somewhere to get away from it all. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s home on a quiet lane in the countryside, both cottages are cleverly arranged for maximum privacy, ensuring a peaceful retreat. Within 100 yards of the cottages lies an excellent local pub that enjoys a superb reputation for its restaurant. Traditionally beamed, the pub takes its name, Botolph’s Bridge, from the local legends surrounding St Botolph, a 7th-century monk. There is an excellent selection of beaches to explore, all within 3 miles, and many beautiful walks including the Royal Military Canal which has recently seen improvements for walkers and cyclists. There are many local villages, gardens, museums, monuments and castles well worth a visit. The cottages sit conveniently within a few minutes’ drive of the motorway yet each enjoys a tranquil spot with countryside to the front and views of Lympne Castle across the fields to the rear. West Hythe is a tiny hamlet within 3 miles of Hythe, Dymchurch and Lympne. Set in a conservation area, with excellent local walks.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating included. CD. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Parking. No smoking.

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  • The Old Laundry Cottage

    Hythe

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    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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  • Minty Cottage

    Hythe

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC388


    Minty Cottage is one of three secluded former fishermen’s terraced cottages dating back to 1850. This charming cottage has retained many original features and is decorated and furnished throughout to a very good standard. This property is the perfect couple’s seaside retreat and is under 150 yards away from the beach! It comprises a quaint living room/dining area with a display fireplace which opens into a warm cosy fully equipped kitchen with an Aga cooker and a gable door. Upstairs there is a bathroom and a spacious double bedroom with a decorative fireplace, television and DVD player. Outside there is a small sunny courtyard with a Jack and Jill love seat; a perfect spot to soak up the sun with a glass of wine whilst planning the next day’s activities. Minty Cottage is located close to Hythe High Street with its array of bars and restaurants and unique individual shops. It is also just a short stroll to the Royal Military Canal with its stunning gardens and walkways. The canal was built in Napoleonic times as a defence against French invasion and runs through the centre of the town. Not only does it offer delightful walks but it also has rowing boats available for rent throughout the summer months. Nearest restaurant 150 yards, nearest pub 250 yards, town centre 500 yards.

    Ground Floor:
    Open plan living space.
    Living area:
    With Freeview TV.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area:
    With Aga, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and Nespresso coffee machine.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed, Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Small courtyard with garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Treacle Cottage

    West Hythe, nr. Romney Marsh

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: E5385

    Treacle Den and Treacle Cottage are two cosy little cottages ideal for couples looking for somewhere to get away from it all. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s home on a quiet lane in the countryside, both cottages are cleverly arranged for maximum privacy, ensuring a peaceful retreat. Within 100 yards of the cottages lies an excellent local pub that enjoys a superb reputation for its restaurant. Traditionally beamed, the pub takes its name, Botolph’s Bridge, from the local legends surrounding St Botolph, a 7th-century monk. There is an excellent selection of beaches to explore, all within 3 miles, and many beautiful walks including the Royal Military Canal which has recently seen improvements for walkers and cyclists. There are many local villages, gardens, museums, monuments and castles well worth a visit. The cottages sit conveniently within a few minutes’ drive of the motorway yet each enjoys a tranquil spot with countryside to the front and views of Lympne Castle across the fields to the rear. West Hythe is a tiny hamlet within 3 miles of Hythe, Dymchurch and Lympne. Set in a conservation area, with excellent local walks.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating included. Travel cot. High chair. iPod dock. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Castle Hill Cottage

    Hythe

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: PSSR

    Castle Hill Cottage is a quaint, historic holiday cottage, located on the edge of Hythe. With prominent views over the town and further to sea, this is one of the oldest properties in Hythe, built in 1740. This delightful adjoining holiday cottage has been renovated to a very good standard but still holds many of its original features. Full of character, Castle Hill Cottage is the perfect location for any couple or small family looking for a coastal break. Boasting a garden with incredible views, this makes a wonderful place to sit with a glass of wine watching the sun go down. There is roadside parking close to the property to help with access, and it is only a short walk into the bustling town of Hythe.
    Attractions nearby include the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway with scenic, marshside, steam-powered locomotives passing through New Romney to Dungeness. The Royal Military Canal stretches for 28 miles, with shorter towpath cycle and walking routes fanning out from Hythe, or cruise along the canal on a hired electric or rowing boat. Nearby Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Howletts Wild Animal Park showcase lions, tigers, gorillas and meerkats, providing a marvellous safari day trip. Nearby Folkestone and Dover offer access to France for a spot of lunch or a romantic weekend break in Paris. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Spacious beamed living room. Galley-style kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Some doorways have restricted height.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer
    • Small enclosed courtyard with furniture, leading to elevated lawn and terrace garden with seating areas
    • Roadside parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: 14 steps and small unfenced pond in garden

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  • Bluebell Cottage

    Rhodes Minnis, near Canterbury

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41396

    Wonderful country views

    With countryside views, this converted, single storey, detached holiday cottage is in a peaceful location adjoining forestry commission land, in the grounds of the owner’s small grassland farm with horses and ponies. There is superb walking and cycling territory through the forest footpaths or along the lanes. Explore the cathedral city of Canterbury, a 25-minute drive. The Channel Tunnel is a mere 12-minute drive and ideal for day trips to the Continent by train. Visit Dover Castle, a 25-minute drive or take the ferry as a foot or car passenger to Calais. Ashford has a designer outlet for shopping enthusiasts and also fast rail links to London. Beaches at Hythe and Dymchurch within half an hours drive. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 2½ miles.

    All on the ground floor. Wooden floors throughout.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With TV, DVD player with selection of DVDs, CD player and patio doors.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Patio with garden furniture. Parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 18 years.

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  • Rose Cottage

    Hythe

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29013

    Rose Cottage is thought to date from the 16th Century. It is situated on the hillside at the end of a row, adjacent to the owner’s home offering glimpses of the sea from the front sitting out area. A woodburner makes this holiday cottage an ideal getaway for all seasons. Stroll down the hill into the Cinque Port of Hythe with its shops, restaurants and beach. Take a walk or cycle along the tow path of The Royal Military Canal. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with tiled floor. Narrow, steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Narrow, steep stairs to second floor: 1 single bedroom with sloping ceilings (no door).

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine in out house. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Front sitting-out area with furniture. Rear patio with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Retaining wall with drop to rear patio.

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  • Hollyhocks

    Hythe

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W44268


    Located on the hillside with far reaching sea views over the town and English Channel, this quaint, comfortable, end-of-terrace holiday cottage is the perfect getaway for a couple or small family. Situated opposite the beautiful part-Saxon, part-Norman church, it lies just a short stroll from the High Street which has a variety of independent shops, bars and restaurants. Sitting within the conservation area of the old town, Hollyhocks offers the opportunity to explore the historic and medieval town of Hythe: one of the five original Cinque Ports on the south coast of England. Being about a mile from the seafront with its wide promenade, guests can enjoy either walking or cycling along the promenade which stretches all the way to Folkestone. The shingle beach offers clear water and is good for beach fishing, swimming, windsurfing and family picnics. For those preferring sand, Dymchurch, St Mary’s Bay and Camber Sands are all nearby. Alternatively, the picturesque Royal Military Canal, built in Napoleonic times as a defence against possible French invasion and which runs through the centre of the town, offers not only delightful walks but has rowing boats available for rent throughout the summer months. The local Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway is one of Kent’s top tourist attractions. This miniature railway runs for 12½ miles from Hythe to the unique National Nature Reserve at Dungeness. The Port Lympne Wildlife Park is a few miles away. The nearby town of Folkestone is within easy reach. It has a traditional harbour with a number of fishing boats at anchor with a selection of fresh seafood available from family-run stalls adjacent to the quayside. A short drive over the North Downs following an ancient Roman road, the historic, charming and university city of Canterbury is a must to visit - with its cathedral, dominant city walls and an array of boutique shops, bars and restaurants. For those wanting a day in France, the Eurotunnel rail terminal is on the doorstep, and the port of Dover is only 8 miles from Hythe. Beach 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in courtyard.

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  • Pier House

    Folkestone

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: UKC539

    This stylish and contemporary single-storey apartment is located on the coast of Folkestone in Kent. Boasting fantastic sea views and spacious rooms, this is a great location for friends and family to enjoy a holiday by the sea. Pier House comprises of two bedrooms, a bathroom, a spacious living room with sea views and a well-equipped kitchen. The apartment is all on one level with 8 steps to the entrance, and it has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard throughout. Local parking is available next to the property with a permit arranged by the owner. A short stroll will take you to the harbour, where you can find excellent places to eat and drink, whether it’s fine dining overlooking the harbour or the local fish and chip shop. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from all in nearby Folkestone.

    Local attractions include the Battle of Britain Memorial in Capel-le-Ferne, the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Dover Castle, Port Lympne Zoo with safari experience, and the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway which is always a favourite for families. Folkestone’s harbour, the long stretch of beach and local festivals which take place throughout the year are very popular with visitors. You can also take a day trip to France on the Eurotunnel or the ferry from Dover, explore the French capital and enjoy a spot of lunch. A must-see whilst in Kent is the famous city of Canterbury, with its prominent cathedral and city walls. Take a stroll down its cobbled streets whilst enjoying some retail therapy in the boutique shops, or enjoy a river tour through the city. The coastal towns of Deal and Broadstairs host a range of attractions for all the family, including the award-winning Viking Bay and the Viking Trail. Other interesting towns to visit include Sandgate, Hythe, Dymchurch, Dover, Walmer, Deal, Sandwich, Margate with the Turner Contemporary Gallery, and Ramsgate. Beach 500 yards. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

    8 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living/dining room: With 37" Freeview TV, Blu-ray player and Xbox 360.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Parking permit for 1 car included. No smoking.

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  • Alkham Valley View - Valley View Studio

    Hawkinge, nr. Folkstone

    Grade
    4
    0
    2
    1
    Ref: W42564

    Access to North Downs footpaths on doorstep

    Located on the North Downs, these two holiday properties are adjoining the owner’s home and enjoy far reaching views across the Alkham Valley and beyond in the distance to the sea. Open fields run to the front and side with the North Downs public footpath running alongside the property offering lovely dog walks in all seasons. Just a 5-minute drive from the Port of Dover or Channel Tunnel, so why not take a day trip to France? Stroll along the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, internationally famous and supporting rare flora and fauna. Canterbury with its historic cathedral - 25 minutes’ drive. Hythe, with its antique shops and excellent fish and chips, is 15 minutes away. Indulge in some guilt free shopping at the designer outlet at McArthur Glenn in Ashford or De Bradelei Wharf in Dover where items are up to 60% below the high street prices. Don’t miss Dover Castle and the Secret WWII tunnels and explore one of Europe’s best preserved Roman light houses. Folkestone and The Leas also makes for good walking. Horse riding and golf available locally. Shops, pub and restaurant 500 yards.Located on the North Downs, these two holiday properties are adjoining the owner’s home and enjoy far reaching views across the Alkham Valley and beyond in the distance to the sea. Open fields run to the front and side with the North Downs public footpath running alongside the property offering lovely dog walks in all seasons. Just a 5-minute drive from the Port of Dover or Channel Tunnel, so why not take a day trip to France? Stroll along the iconic White Cliffs of Dover, internationally famous and supporting rare flora and fauna. Canterbury with its historic cathedral - 25 minutes’ drive. Hythe, with its antique shops and excellent fish and chips, is 15 minutes away. Indulge in some guilt free shopping at the designer outlet at McArthur Glenn in Ashford or De Bradlei Wharf in Dover where items are up to 60% below the high street prices. Don’t miss Dover Castle and the Secret WWII tunnels and explore one of Europe’s best preserved Roman light houses. Folkestone and The Leas also makes for good walking. Horse riding and golf available locally. Shops, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room/dining room with double sofa bed, double bed and patio doors. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric heaters (£20per week October-April). Fridge/freezer.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Eaton Barn - Owl Barn

    Burmarsh, Romney Marsh

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 16382

    These most attractive adjoined holiday barn conversions have been tastefully created in the grounds of the owner’s home and offer magnificent views over the rolling hills and countryside. The pretty village of Burmarsh offers a local pub, tea room and 12th century church. Conveniently located just 18 miles from Dover where the ferries run regularly to France and within easy reach of attractions such as Port Lympne Animal Sanctuary, miniature steam railway, castles and the cathedral city of Canterbury. The Channel Tunnel is just a short drive away as well as several sandy beaches. Shops 1½ miles, 2 pubs, one ½ mile and one 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Step down to kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings.

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    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine and tumble dryer (in external utility room). dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared gardens with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Stabling available (by arrangement).

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