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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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  • Courthope Farm - Bluebell’s Stable

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    2
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    2
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    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.

  • The Broomes

    Whitstable

    Grade
    2
    1
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    1
    Ref: W44009

    This first floor apartment is the perfect couples retreat, located on the outskirts of Whitstable Castle, just a short stroll into the bustling town centre of Whitstable itself. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard guests can enjoy a well equipped kitchen with dining area, a comfortable living room and cosy double bedroom. Whitstable is a bustling seaside town located on the Kent coastline, well known for its fishing and oyster industry which dates back 2000 years. Just a short walk from The Broomes are the fisherman’s huts, still standing strong on the beaches surrounding the town centre. This beautiful coastline town boasts boutique shops, bars and plenty of restaurants. Another must whilst in Kent is the famous city of Canterbury, steeped in history, the cobbled streets are very well known for their incredible cathedral and tall city walls, plus take a step back with a historic boat tour in the heart of the city on the River Stour. Famous Kent attractions include Dreamland Theme Park in Margate, Howletts Animal Reserve and the famous White Cliffs of Dover plus much more. Whitstable offers good train connections to London, also the option to visit France for the day is easily accessible with regular ferry crossings from Dover to Calais. Beach 300 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    8 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Papillon Apartment

    Margate

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43466


    This delightful seaside apartment is located in the coastal town of Margate, with prominent views over the Turner Contemporary Gallery, and on to the sea across Margate Bay, a perfect location for a coastal holiday. Comfortably sleeping two people, guests will enjoy the open-plan living room/kitchen with a fresh contemporary feel. Decorated and furnished with artistic pieces, which adds a touch of unique style. Local attractions include the Dreamland theme park with its iconic scenic railway and several amusements. Visit the Turner Contemporary Galley, visited by Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, featuring a wide selection of art and iconic pieces of modern Margate. A little further afield you will find the award-winning coast of Viking Bay in Broadstairs, and why not discover the famous city of Canterbury and take a trip on the river boats, and explore the history behind its world famous cathedral. Beach 100 yards. Shop 1/2 mile, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Stairs to entrance. All on second floor: Living room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. On road parking (5 minutes’ walk away). No smoking.

  • The Annexe at Gorewell

    Old Wives Lees, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    2
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    1
    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.

  • Canterbury Cottages - The Gardener’s Cottage

    Shatterling, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: UKC186


    The Stables and The Gardener’s Cottage provides a period setting with 21st century amenities. The interiors have been thoughtfully decorated and furnished with style and comfort in mind using beautiful English oak, heritage and eco products to attain an understated elegance. Comfort and quality have been the main criteria, and both properties have achieved a 4 star Gold Award from VisitEngland. Designed for two, they offer the ultimate self-catering experience, an oasis of calm from which to discover this area’s rich heritage. Great emphasis has been put into providing everything needed to make your stay unforgettable. Situated between Sandwich and Canterbury, they are ideally placed for visiting this outstanding area of England, along with easy access to ports for trips to France and beyond. Ashford International Station for Eurostar is around a 45-minute drive. These two charming cottages nestle in the hamlet of Shatterling, a beautiful part of the county of Kent, within easy reach of Canterbury, (a UNESCO world heritage site). Sandwich, described as one of the most complete medieval towns in England is 5 minutes by car, or head out into the beautiful countryside for days spent walking or birdwatching. If history is your thing, the ancient castles of Deal, Walmer, Richborough and Dover are all within easy reach. Other ideas may include a day trip to Paris via Eurostar or ferry to Boulogne and Calais, or stay within these shores and enjoy a day fishing, golfing or a refreshing coastal walk. This is the perfect location for exploring the best that Kent has to offer. There is a bus stop just 50 yards away, so why not leave the car at home and take the bus into Canterbury! Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    1 step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor and patio doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom with kingsize bed. Shower room with toilet.

    One step to terrace.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Shared utility room with tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden. Terrace with furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 18 years.

  • Little Court Cottage

    Barham, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: 26973

    A delightful, spacious single-storey, semi-detached holiday cottage adjoining the owners’ home in the tranquil village of Barham offering delightful walks from the doorstep, close to the Elham Valley and North Downs Way. The cathedral city of Canterbury, a World Heritage Site, is nearby. Take a river tour, visit The Canterbury Tales and walk around the ancient city walls. Sample the oysters in Whitstable, or explore Howletts or Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks. Shop 1000 yards, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    4 steps to entrance (alternative entrance without steps). All on ground floor: Living room with French doors and beam. 1 step down to dining room with beam and wooden floor. Kitchen with beam. 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating and electricity included (£20per week November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. Unfenced pond in garden (50 yards). No children or babies.

  • Treacle Den

    West Hythe, nr. Romney Marsh

    Grade
    2
    1
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    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.

  • Sussex Mews

    The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells

    Grade
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    Ref: 26808

    A superbly located Grade ll listed holiday studio apartment with a recessed bedroom area. It has its own enclosed front garden with mature shrubs and is set to the rear of The Pantiles, the colonnaded 17th century walkway now buzzing with restaurants, open air cafes, specialist shops and a fortnightly farmers’ market. Sample the Chalybeate spring water served by ’The Dipper’ during the summer months or visit The Seven Wonders of the Weald. The area is full of castles, gardens and stately homes; a short walk to the station gives access to London within an hour. Shop, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

    5 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room/step up to dining room/kitchen with recessed bedroom area with double bed (6ft zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Portable barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • The Manger

    Bethersden

    Grade
    2
    1
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    Ref: E3151

    In the glorious heart of Kent, just 7 miles from Ashford’s Eurotunnel trains and easy day trips to France, this cosy single storey property (shown four windows facing) offers comfortable accommodation. Forming a wing of a beautifully converted 400 year old barn, it stands in pretty grounds shared with the owners, who live in the main part of the barn. Sissinghurst’s famous gardens and Scotney and Bodium Castles (all NT) are a short drive, the coast and historic Canterbury a little further. Tenterden (5 miles) offers good shopping and the Kent and Sussex Steam Railway. Shop 500 yards, pub 250 yards.

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

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Shared garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

  • Byre Cottages - Byre Cottage

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 29409

    Shared hot tub

    Boasting their own private balconies overlooking farmland and with shared use of a hot tub, these two adjoining converted oak barns (refs 29409 and 29410) in the owners’ grounds make an ideal holiday base for exploring the Kent countryside. Known as ‘The Garden of England’ with its miles of woodlands and fields, including gardens large and small, visit Sissinghurst and Goodnestone Park, where Jane Austen penned parts of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Approximately 8 miles from Canterbury, where the cathedral dates back to the 11th century, enjoy a concert, or take a river tour. Whitstable, dubbed the ‘Pearl of Kent’ presents a great opportunity to indulge in sampling oysters for which it is renowned for. Alternatively, visit the port town of Hythe, with its interesting antique shops and fishing along the seafront. Roundwood Hall, for golf, is less than 2½ miles away and there is horse riding at Marberdan Riding Centre, 1 mile. For retail therapy, try McArthur Glen designer outlet, as well as Dover and the Channel Tunnel – both within easy driving distance for a day trip to France. Beach 10 miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen with beams. Shower room with toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing by arrangement. Fridge/freezer. Shared lawned garden with furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in owners’ grounds 5 yards.

  • Bryn Taff

    Hamstreet, nr. Ashford

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    2
    Ref: UKC65


    Situated just on the edge of Hamstreet and therefore within easy walking distance of shops, a pub and a restaurant is Bryn Taff, delightfully converted into a stylish holiday base ideal for exploring the ’Garden of England’ and East Sussex countryside. Hamstreet is known as ‘The Gateway to the Marsh’ an area once awash with smuggling. Visit the Dungeness National Nature Reserve and RSPB Reserve, The Romney Marsh including Dungeness, is one of the most important wildlife sites in the world and is a crossroads for migrating birds. Three long distance footpaths pass through Hamstreet and you can follow the banks of the Military Canal or stroll through Hamstreet Woods. Both walking and cycling are very popular in the area, for sandy beaches, head to Dymchurch or Camber Sands, enjoy afternoon tea in Tenterden ’The Jewel of the Weald’, or the medieval town of Rye with its cobbled streets. For a touch of retail therapy visit McArthur Glen at Ashford and don’t forget your passport, in case you want to hop on a train and have lunch in Paris via the Eurostar. Beach 9½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with breakfast bar and wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower attachment, toilet and sloping ceiling.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Two Freeview TVs (one 36", one 22"). DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with paved terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Summer house with shared 6-seater hot tub (by arrangement) with changing facilities. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Dhara

    Canterbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: W43662


    This semi-detached, single storey property is within walking distance of an UNESCO World Heritage site. The city of Canterbury, which has developed along the banks of the River Stour and flourished since the days of the Magna Carta, is now a renowned holiday destination and is one of the most visited cities in the UK.
    Visit the cathedral, which dates back to 597AD and displays a stained glass window dating back to the 12th century. You can also explore the historic city walls, attend the theatre, enjoy some retail therapy or see the city from a different perspective by coasting along the river on a punt. A short drive away is the coastal resort of Herne Bay, where its brightly coloured beach huts line part of the water’s edge. The clock tower and bandstand will take you back on a nostalgic trip to childhood holidays. Whitstable is a popular windsurfing and sailing destination, it is also renowned for its oysters. Alternatively, hire a bike or put on your walking boots and head for the beautiful surrounding countryside and explore the Crab and Winkle Way, or Great Stour Way. Goodnestone Park Gardens, Stodmarsh Nature Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park make a great day out. Easy access to the station provides links to London for further site-seeing opportunities. Beach 8 miles, Shop 1/4 mile, pub and restaurant 1/3 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Underfloor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Use of owners’ freezer. Wi-fi. Decked terrace with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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