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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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  • Priory Barn

    Hildenborough, nr. Tonbridge

    Grade
    11
    5
    2
    2
    Ref: 30062

    This quirky, beamed Victorian barn conversion on different levels makes an ideal holiday destination for families or friends. When the weather is clement, take advantage of the spacious garden and enjoy a barbecue on the terrace or relax indoors in front of the large woodburner and sharpen up your pool skills in the games room. Situated in the Garden of England in the Sevenoaks High Weald, on the edge of the rolling North Downs, this holiday property is ideally placed for visiting a plethora of National Trust properties, including Knole House, set in the only remaining medieval dear park in Kent and also one of the filming locations for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’, where the large inner courtyard was filled with gallows. Discover Chartwell, Churchills much loved family home, the 13th century, double-moated Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Penshurst Place and Chiddingstone Castle, which all offer year-round family themed activities. 7 miles north of Sevenoaks is Lullingstone Roman villa, where guests can have a look at the 4th century underfloor heating in the bathroom. Brands Hatch offers bike or car racing, or experience the circuit yourself on a track day. Pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities, including swimming pools and golf, are all available locally. There are good rail connections to London and the coast, including day trips to the continent, which can be reached in about 1 hour. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Lower ground floor: Utility room. Games room/bedroom with twin beds (for children) and sofa bed (for child, alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet. 6 steps up to ground floor: 2 double bedrooms (zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. 5 steps up to kitchen with breakfast area. Living/dining room with beams and wooden floor. 2 steps down to 1 double bedroom with French doors. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with pool table and football table. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Cottage

    St Margarets Bay, Dover

    Grade
    12
    6
    3
    3
    Ref: PLLJ

    Commanding stunning views across the English Channel, this attractive, spacious, family home for all seasons is the ideal property for a relaxing holiday with both friends or relatives. A decked terrace runs the length of the property, an ideal spot for soaking up the sun or relax after a brisk winter walk in front of a glowing log burner in the cosy living room, overlooking the frothing waves. Four of the six bedrooms have sea views and the other two have attractive garden views. There is also a games room. The white chalk cliff above St Margaret’s Bay is said to be the first place the sun reaches each morning on mainland Britain! The beach is famous for being the closest point to France and is the spot where Channel swimmers begin their marathon 21 mile swim. The village itself offers good pubs, restaurants and local shop within walking distance. The coastal path leads to the famous White Cliffs of Dover, gateway to England and now one of the UK’s protected Heritage coasts offering some of the best cliff coastal walking in the country. The lighthouse is the place where Marconi transmitted his first radio broadcast to France. Closer to France than London, bring a passport, catch a ferry from Dover and visit the French markets in Calais and Boulogne for the day. Visit Dover, Deal and Walmer Castle, Pines Garden and Metropole Galleries Folkestone. Canterbury 17 miles. Golf, sailing, cycling, horse riding locally. Shops and pubs 500 yards.

    Sixteen steps to entrance (twenty seven to rear entrance). Entrance hall. Large living room with wood-burning stove, French doors with sea views and wooden floor. Dining room with sea views. Three steps up to well-equipped kitchen with Rangemaster (for cooking), breakfast area, French doors to decked balcony and tiled floor. Utility. Double bedroom with ornamental fireplace. Separate toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to lower ground floor: Games room. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV, wash basin and sea views. Two further double bedrooms, one with TV, sea views and en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom with ornamental fireplace. Bathroom with hand-held shower over bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Fully-tiled shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: Twin bedroom with French doors to balcony.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Three Freeview TVs
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Rangemaster included
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
    • Large decked balcony with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking
    • Cycle store (shed)
    • Games room with table football
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steps in garden. Some external steps are uneven

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