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Kent

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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  • The Annexe at Gorewell

    Old Wives Lees, nr. Canterbury

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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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  • The Garden Cottage

    Paddock Wood

    Grade
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    Ref: E5368

    Enjoying a peaceful, semi-rural location, The Garden Cottage is a self-contained, cosy holiday cottage, adjoining the owners’ home in Paddock Wood, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the heart of rural Kent. The superb location makes it ideal for visiting the many castles - Leeds, Hever, Bodiam (NT), Sissinghurst (NT) and Scotney (NT). Historic houses nearby include Knole, Igtham Mote, Chartwell (all NT) and Penshurst Place. The magnificent Canterbury cathedral is 1 hour away. Battle Abbey (1066 site) is 36 minutes. Sheffield Park is also worth a visit, 50 minutes away. There are also many beautiful gardens in the area, as well as character villages and traditional pubs to explore, whilst a day trip to London (50 minutes) is easily reached from Paddock Wood station.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with kitchen area. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating included (£15per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Table-top electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Malthouse Barn

    Elmsted, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
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    Ref: P85

    Nestling in 26 acres of woodland and pasture, this delightful detached barn offers complete tranquillity. A glass of wine can be enjoyed on the decked terrace whilst watching the lambs gambol, or trying to spot a deer. For flower lovers, the famous gardens at Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and Batemans are worth a visit. Equidistant from Ashford is the Eurostar to Paris, and historic Canterbury. Just 15 minutes away is the Channel Tunnel, or the train can be taken for a trip to London from Wye, just 3 miles away. Excellent walking terrain, hot air ballooning locally. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Step to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor and French door to decked terrace. Fitted kitchen area has breakfast area and butler sink. Utility. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Spiral open tread staircase to first floor: Study area/double bedroom with sloping ceiling overlooking living area.

    Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included thereafter available locally. Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen, towels included. TV. DVD (small library). Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer (in utility). Decked terrace, furniture. 26 acres of woodland (shared with owner). Parking (2 cars). No smoking .

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  • Water’s Edge

    Rolvenden Layne, nr. Tenterden

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    Ref: PNNO

    This tastefully converted single-storey farm building stands detached in the owner’s grounds. The holiday cottage has retained its original beams and enjoys its own terrace. Guests are invited to take a stroll through the adjoining woods - a carpet of bluebells in the springtime. It is ideally placed for visiting Sissinghurst Gardens as well as Lamberhurst and Biddenden vineyards. Explore the jewel of the Weald, Tenterden, with its tea shops, art galleries and antique shops, or take a ride on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway to the moated Bodiam Castle. Camber Sands and the Cinque Port town of Rye are within half an hour’s drive. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Two steps up to beamed living/dining room with kitchen area and French doors to terrace. External utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine (in external utility)
    • Freezer
    • Terrace with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared use of owner’s landscaped grounds, including bluebell wood
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Lake 23ft from property

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  • The Broomes

    Whitstable

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    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.

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  • Owls Croft

    Broadstairs

    Grade
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    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 Lodges - Chestnut Lodge

    Hawley, nr. Dartford

    Grade
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    Ref: 27636

    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 (5ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with en-suite shower room and 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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  • Treacle Cottage

    West Hythe, nr. Romney Marsh

    Grade
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    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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  • Old Chalksole Cottages - Saddlers Cottage

    Alkham, near Dover

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    Ref: UKC408

    These delightful, single-storey cottages are located on the outskirts of Alkham, a quaint countryside village in Kent. Consisting of three cottages, Horseshoe Cottage (ref UKC410), Dairy Cottage (ref UKC409) and Saddler’s Cottage (ref UKC408), this is a great location for families and friends to enjoy a fun filled holiday in the Kentish country. Decorated and furnished to a good standard, all the cottages feature Wi-Fi, comfortable living accommodation and each cottage has an enclosed, private garden with patio. Saddlers Cottage and Dairy Cottage also have the additional benefit of hot tubs to enjoy all year round.
    There is a vast array of walks and cycling routes around the area, guests are welcome to bring bikes and store them in the cycle storage area. Attractions in Kent include the famous city of Canterbury, boasting a stunning cathedral, dominant city walls, boutique shops, bars and restaurants. Take a ferry trip over to France from Dover to Calais, or by train from Ashford through the Channel Tunnel, and enjoy sightseeing. Dover Castle sits proudly overlooking the town and is well worth a visit. Known as the ‘Key to England’, the castle boasts 2000 years of history and includes a Roman lighthouse, Saxon church and a Norman keep. Travel up the coast to the fishing town of Deal and sample fish and chips on the promenade or enjoy a stroll at Viking Bay in Broadstairs. Beach 4 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    Saddler’s Cottage (UKC408) can be booked together with Dairy Cottage (UKC409) and Horseshoe Cottage (UKC410) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    All on the ground floor:
    Living room:
    With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen:
    With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Private hot tub.

    All properties: Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Shared utility room with freezer and tumble dryer. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

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  • The Manger

    Bethersden

    Grade
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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.

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  • Little Cloverland

    Lyminge, nr. Folkestone

    Grade
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    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 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. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Willow Lodge

    Chislet, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 28718

    Situated in the heart of the Kent countryside, yet only 6 miles from Canterbury, this cosy, detached holiday cottage makes a perfect romantic retreat. Nestled in the grounds of the owner’s 14th-century home, the cottage enjoys its own garden and sitting-out area. Perfect for guests who enjoy walking and cycling, there are many local public footpaths. Canterbury offers many historic attractions including the cathedral and city walls. Ramsgate and Dover are both within a 14 mile drive. The White Cliffs of Dover (NT) are home to 5 miles of coast and countryside. Shop 1½ miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. 1 step to kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Lawned garden with sitting-out area. Shared 17-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Fenced pond in garden, unfenced pond in grounds.

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