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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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  • Les Quatre Vents

    Dungeness

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: E5078

    In the unique and magical location of Dungeness, Les Quatre Vents sits in a completely private position off the beaten track and just a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Teeming with rare birds and plants, Dungeness is a designated National Nature Reserve, a Special Protection Area and a Special Area for Conservation. The landscape, famously the setting for Derek Jarman’s lovely garden and the wartime ‘listening ears’, is punctuated with wooden houses, iconic lighthouses, power stations and gravel pits, and crossed by steam trains of a miniature railway. The Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway terminates about 100 yards from the cottage. Fishing locally. Shop 1 mile, tea rooms and pub 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Raised threshold to living room with single day bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining area. Step down to dining area/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (4ft) with tiled step to en-suite shower room with toilet, 1 twin, 1 single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with toilet.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • The Edelweiss

    Deal

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC520

    This three bedroomed terraced house is located in a quiet residential area right on the edge of Deal, and is just a few hundred yards away from the local golf course and a short walk to the beach. Comprising three spacious bedrooms and well-presented living areas, this is a great property to spend time with family and friends all year round. The Edelweiss also boasts a conservatory with pool table which leads to the large enclosed garden, lawned with garden seating to enjoy an evening in the summer. It has free on road parking, and with a cycle storage available, The Edelweiss is a fantastic location for cycling and walking with some of the most picturesque routes in the country. Deal itself has a wonderful seaside cycling lane going from Ethelbert Road to the historic Walmer Castle. The local bus stop close to the house provides a convenient link to the city centre, supermarket, and railway station.
    The town of Deal lies on the English Channel, just 8 miles north east of Dover. Its attractive mix of unspoilt seafront, delightful conservation area, small fishing fleet and vibrant high street and shopping area make it one of the gems of the east Kent coast. Closely associated with Deal is the large mainly residential parish of Walmer where Julius Caesar first arrived in Britain. Deal was named as a ’limb’ of the Cinque Ports in 1278 and, thanks to its position on ’The Downs’ safe anchorage it was once the busiest port in England. Today, the quiet seaside resort offers much to enjoy with two fascinating museums, Henry VIII’s Deal Castle, Kent’s only remaining public pier, a small theatre, an indoor swimming pool, plenty of places to wine and dine and, on a fine day, a clear view of the French coast, less than 25 miles away. Day trips to France are available from either Dover by ferry or Ashford by train. Beach 100 yards.Shop 100 yards, pub ½ mile and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tiled and wooden floors.
    Conservatory: With pool table.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bedroom 3: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and tiled floor.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting out area and garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • Chalk Pit Cottage

    Sarre

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: E4132

    This charming cottage and its pretty garden sit at the end of a row in the little village of Sarre, just a short drive from the myriad delights of historic Canterbury city (8 miles) and seaside Margate. Trips to France are easily accessible – both Ashford and Dover are under 20 miles away, whilst Sissinghurst Gardens and fairytale castles at Bodiam and Scotney (all in the care of the National Trust) are a little further. Joss Bay provides a range of water sports and golf and riding are found locally. Shops 2.5 miles, pub serving food 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. Conservatory. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking.

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  • Sycamore Barn

    Elmsted, nr. Ashford

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: PRG

    This attractive and comfortable barn conversion, complete with solar panel electricity, patio and grassed area, stands in a family-run sheep farm 8 miles from the sea. Surrounded by fields and woodlands, it enjoys views over the countryside. For walkers, the North Downs Way is close by, and there are many local footpaths and bridleways to explore. Canterbury with its acclaimed cathedral, 10 miles. The shingle-beached sea resort of Hythe is 8 miles, with Port Lympne Zoo Park and the country’s smallest public railway at Dymchurch. Day trips to Paris by Eurotunnel, within easy driving distance. Shops 2 miles.

    Entrance porch. Two steps to fitted kitchen with breakfast/dining area separated from sitting-room (two steps up), with electric fire and doors to patio, by open studwork. Shower room and toilet. Bathroom and toilet. Double bedroom with vanity unit. Single bedroom. Steep staircase with direct open access to twin bedroom.

    Electricity, air source heat pump central heating and bed linen included. Cot. High chair. TV (Freeview). DVD (small library). Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking.

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  • Beach Walk

    Westgate-on-Sea

    Grade
    5
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W43168

    Situated close to the beach

    About 200 yards from the beach at West Bay, this detached bungalow is an ideal base for exploring the rock pools and beaches of the Kent coast. Take a drive along the coast to Margate and visit the Turner Gallery, see the North Foreland Lighthouse or take a boat trip out of Ramsgate Harbour. Indulge in oysters at Whitstable or explore the rich cultural heritage in Canterbury. Casino and cinema complex at Westwood Shopping Centre. Hire bikes and cycle the Viking Trail. Westgate Station offers good connections to London and Ashford. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

    All on ground floor. Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Sun room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Dishwasher. Washing machine, tumble dryer and small fridge/freezer in external utility room. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Please note: Although the Fridge/freezer is in an external utility room, there is an additional larder fridge with ice-box in the kitchen.

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  • Bramble Cottage

    Ruckinge

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: E5381

    Bramble Cottage is located in the little village of Ruckinge and offers comfortable accommodation with a private garden. An ideal base from which to explore the ‘Garden of England’ or take a day trip to the Continent. Eurostar trains depart from Ashford (under 8 miles), and within easy reach are Sissinghurst Gardens and Smallhythe Place (both NT), Port Lympne Zoo, castles at Deal, Dover and Walmer and the Dickens House at Broadstairs. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Narrow stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Garden with patio and furniture. Parking. NB: Unfenced pond in grounds.

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  • Bay View

    Whitstable

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W43768


    Just yards from the beach and located in a conservation area with enviable views of the beach and across the bay, is this attractive fisherman-style, weather-boarded, end of terrace holiday cottage. This property is well-equipped and attractively furnished, and with a balcony off the first floor living area, this is an ideal spot for watching the famous Whitstable sunsets and far-reaching views across the Swale. The property also offers a beach-style pebbled garden to relax in. Known worldwide for its oysters, Whitstable has a daily fish market at the harbour, as well as a thriving artistic community and many galleries to visit. Explore the winding lanes, once the haunt of smugglers, cycle the Crab and Winkle Way and if time permits, visit the world-famous Heritage City of Canterbury and take a boat trip on the River Stour. The Wild Wood Discovery Park at Herne Bay or gardens at Mount Ephraim near Faversham make for great days out. Beach 25 yards. Shop 100 yards, pubs and restaurants 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. Separate toilet. Tiled floor throughout. First floor: Living room with French doors. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single, each with sloping ceiling. Shower room (no toilet).

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small pebbled courtyard garden with furniture. Balcony. Portable barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Bay View

    Kingsdown, near Deal

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC529

    Bay View lies in the Kingsdown Holiday Park, set on the stunning Kent coast. Located between Dover and Deal, this is a great location to explore all that Kent has to offer. This Scandinavian style chalet has been furnished and decorated to a good standard, comprising of three bedrooms and a comfortable living area, and is ideal for families and friends. The living room leads onto a veranda with seating to enjoy the summer sun. Kingsdown Holiday Park has panoramic views over the English Channel with 36 acres of land to explore and enjoy. The park offers a shared indoor heated public swimming pool which is free for guests to use, tennis courts, adventure playground, Wi-Fi, indoor games area plus a shop, bar and restaurant on site. Parking is available just 20 yards from the property.
    Nearby attractions include Deal and Walmer Castles, both steeped in history. Take a stroll along the sea front in Deal, sample the fish and chips and enjoy entertainment throughout the year at its famous bandstand. A little further afield is Broadstairs with Viking Bay plus plenty of golf courses to choose from. A day trip to Canterbury is a must with its dominant cathedral and city walls, boutique shops for a spot of retail therapy or sample the local ales in one of the many bars. A day trip to France is popular with ferries from Dover, or a train from Ashford. Beach on-site. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant on-site.

    2 steps to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors leading to veranda.
    Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom 1: With ¾ bed.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    First Floor.
    Bedroom 3:
    With double bed and single bed.

    Bed linen and towels included. Electric heating and electricity by £1 coin meter. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Lawned garden with garden furniture. Shared indoor heated public swimming pool (17.5m x 10m, depth 1m – 1.9m, open daily from 9am to 6pm). Shared tennis courts. Public car park, free of charge. No smoking.

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  • Ladwood Farm - Barn Terrace

    Acrise, nr. Folkestone

    Grade
    5
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 28972

    Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty amongst the North Downs within the Elham Valley, enjoy the peace and tranquillity that Ladwood Farm offers. Two holiday apartments in one of the farm buildings provide ground floor and first floor accommodation around their own rural gated courtyard. They are surrounded by fields and farm animals and there are walks in abundance from the doorstep. Explore the local countryside with its ancient rights of way and bridleways, ideal for walkers and for horse riding. They lie just 10 miles from historic Canterbury, and you can take a boat ride on the River Stour, visit the historic cathedral or maybe take in a show. Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Howletts and Wingham Wildlife Park make great days out. Folkestone is 5 miles and Dover is 8 miles. Visit the Roman Painted House, Dover Castle and the iconic white cliffs. Bring your passport so you can enjoy day trip to France. The Channel Tunnel is close by and the international Eurostar terminal is 15 miles away at Ashford, where you can also go for some retail therapy. Beach 7 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft) with ensuite toilet, 1 twin (4ft), 1 single (3ft 6in). Shower room with 2 steps and toilet.

    Cot. Gas hob. Electric oven. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Electric heaters included (£20per week, £10 per short break November-April). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace. Shared courtyard with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Cycle store. Shared external games room with table tennis, pool table, air hockey, Playstation 3 and dartboard. Welcome pack. Pet(s) free of charge. No smoking. NB: Pond in courtyard and parking area. Steps to games room.

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  • Brooksend Farm Cottage

    Birchington

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 19260

    Part of the original farmhouse and about 100 years old, this renovated holiday cottage situated just off the road through to Birchington and Margate. Within a 1 mile walk along the bridle path and across the fields to the unspoilt beach with sand and rock pools at Minnis Bay. Canterbury, 11 miles, where the cathedral was founded in 597 AD with some of the oldest and most beautiful stained glass windows in the country. Visit Quex House a fine Regency building adjoining the Quex Powell Cotton Museum. Also see Sarre Windmill on the edge of the marshes. Shops and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with slate floor. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with shower cubicle, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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  • Nelson Cottage

    Broadstairs

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 26139

    In a fantastic location, just a few minutes walk from the high street and the sea front, this spacious detached cottage, built by Nelson’s paymaster around 1806, has been lovingly restored to make a charming holiday home. Steeped in history, Nelsons Cottage is ideal for a family holiday or get together with friends. Broadstairs has seven sandy beaches, an extensive range of shops, pubs, wine bars, restaurants and not forgetting the ice cream parlours. Great surfing at Joss Bay, nearby cycle trail and championship golf course. Shop 50 yards, pub 20 yards and restaurant 150 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Step up to dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Steep stairs to second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Gas central heating included (£30per week or short break October-March). Gas, electricity and bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas range cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large lawned garden with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 7 yrs.

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  • Gull Cottage

    Ramsgate

    Grade
    5
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: 30540


    Situated ½ mile from Ramsgate high street and the Royal Harbour, this mid-terraced, coastal holiday cottage provides a great base from which to explore the many sandy beaches and the cliff top scenery of Thanet. The picturesque harbour area has many pubs and cafés open all year round and has great views across to Deal and France on a clear day. The area is steeped in history from its stunning architecture to natural wildlife. There are miles of walks, including the Viking Trail, cycle routes, 3 large golf courses and nature reserves at Pegwell and Sandwich. There are good transport connections via rail and bus to London, Ashford for connections to France, Margate for the Turner Gallery and Broadstairs with its folk week and food festival. Canterbury can be quickly reached by bus, train or car, with Whitstable, Faversham and the medieval port of Sandwich also accessible by train or car. The cottage has a cosy living room with a coal-effect gas fire, a dining room, kitchen and conservatory. The courtyard garden is enclosed and is a real sun trap. All three bedrooms also offer traditional high ceilings, ensuring a relaxing and comfortable stay. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 4 years.

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