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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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  • Courthope Farm - The Sheep Shed

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 23559

    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. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Couples and family bookings only.

    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.

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  • Anchor Cottage

    Deal

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43430


    Anchor Cottage is located in a conservation area within the stunning town of Deal on the coast of Kent, and is a comfortable terraced property which was built in the 1800s. Set in the quiet small back streets of Deal, yet in a central position, it is just a short stroll to the amenities and history Deal has to offer. There is an 18th-century pub and micro ale house/cocktail bar within a few minutes’ walk, and very good restaurant within 5 minutes’ walk. The quirky style of this holiday property boasts a quaint open-plan kitchen with dining area and a welcoming living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom with a Victorian style roll-top bath. With local attractions on your doorstep, as well as excellent fishing on the pier, Anchor Cottage will be a great base for couples and seaside enthusiasts. Locally, there is a number of shops, bars and restaurants, and Walmer and Deal castles are also popular attractions. Broadstairs is a short drive with its award-winning beach at Viking Bay, or for a touch of history and culture, take a short drive, train or bus into the famous city of Canterbury, walk around the ancient city walls and explore the fantastic cathedral. For a trip further afield why not go to France for the day on one of the many daily ferry services from Dover. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom (5ft zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with roll-top 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. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed courtyard and furniture. Parking (1 car, permit provided). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Shingle Cottage

    Whistable

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27640

    This terraced holiday cottage is a short walk from the beach and town centre, with its bohemian charm, independent gift shops, art galleries and delicatessens. Stroll along to the harbour where you can observe as the daily catch is landed. Whitstable is famous for its oysters which are celebrated in the Oyster Festival every July. Cycle the Crab and Winkle Way, local bike hire available, and explore the coast to Herne Bay and the sandy beaches beyond including Minnis Bay. Canterbury, with its cathedral, can be explored by boat along the River Stour, 8 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Decoy Farm Holiday Cottages - The Cart Shed

    High Halstow, nr Rochester

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 27525

    Set on the owner’s working fruit farm, these three terraced holiday cottages, each with their own enclosed area of garden, offer the perfect base for exploring the natural beauty of this area. With views across the Northward Hill RSPB Nature Reserve, a converted barn has been reborn as charming cottages with 120 acres of farmland adjacent to the heronry, the largest in the UK. You may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the local barn owls, buzzards, egrets and the other abundant wildlife. In a quiet rural location yet only 8 miles from Rochester with a wide range of amenities, famous for its connections with Charles Dickens, or the cathedral city of Canterbury. The village of High Halstow is approximately 2 miles away and has a pub serving food, post office and grocery store. A perfect base for exploring Kent, the Garden of England and reaching London from Ebbsfleet for the high speed link. Ideal as a base for The O2, Greenwich Park, Westfield and Bluewater Shopping Centre. Golf nearby, varied cycle routes and fishing for trout in the owner’s reservoir (additional charge applies). There are free range chickens, geese and ducks on-site and opportunities to enjoy the blossoms and sample the fruits in season. The farm supplies high class fruit to many of the top restaurants in the area as well as the quality retailers and supermarkets. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and French doors/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars).

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Use of owner’s 140-acre fruit farm. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Violets

    Shipbourne, nr. Sevenoaks

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 5883

    Attractive rural position

    Attractive rural holiday location surrounded by fields and country walks. Situated in spacious grounds of the owner’s oast house with access from a quiet country lane up a private road. Ideal for historic houses and NT properties. Easy access for London and the motorway network (M25), the coast and for day trips to the Continent by sea or Le Shuttle. Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    NSH (controlled by owner) October-April included. Electricity and electric heaters by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Large garden with chairs. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • Dynamo Cottage

    St Margarets-at-Cliffe

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29854

    Set on St Margaret’s Holiday Park
    Shared indoor heated swimming pool

    Dynamo Cottage is a comfortable semi-detached bungalow situated at St Margaret’s Holiday Park near Dover. The holiday park boasts a shared indoor heated swimming pool, relaxation pool, sauna, spa pool and gym (all at cost), and there is free use of wi-fi in the clubhouse. Dynamo Cottage is located at the front of the park with views over the well-kept lawn and rolling hills. Attractions close by include St Margaret’s Bay with its stunning views to France, Dover with regular ferry crossings to Calais, Dover Castle and the historic city of Canterbury with its great cathedral and boutique shops. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. 42’’ Freeview plasma TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room (at cost). Dishwasher. Freezer. Small courtyard with sitting-out area. Shared landscaped grounds. Parking (2 cars). Shared, indoor, heated swimming pool (25m x 7m), open 7am to 9pm (under 16’s 10am to 7pm only), March-December (at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 1 step to courtyard.

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  • Albans Barnyard - Cox Cottage

    Pembury, nr. Tunbridge Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PQQQ

    In an idyllic rural setting on an 18-acre smallholding and adjacent to the farmhouse these two holiday cottages (Pippin’s Cottage, ref PQQP and Cox Cottage, ref PQQQ) have been decorated and furnished to a high standard. The farm has cattle, sheep, ducks and hens with footpaths on the doorstep to explore the glorious surrounding countryside. Day passes for fishing (trout) can be arranged by the owner. The royal spa town of Tunbridge Wells is under 5 miles. Visit Brenchley Wood Nature Reserve, Sissinghurst, NT castles including Bodiam. Discover award-winning wines at the local vineyards. The nearest coast is about 40 minutes at Hastings. The station at Paddock Wood provides a 50-minute train service to London. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors to garden, and well-equipped kitchen area with granite worktops. Limestone floor throughout. Double bedroom with 5ft zip and link bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with French doors to Juliet balcony, sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Small, enclosed lawned area with terrace and furniture
    • Ground floor facilities

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full ground source heat pump underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Sound system
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone-UK calls only
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Secure cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Fenced pond in grounds

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  • Little Monks

    Fordwich, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W44252


    Little Monks is a comfortable period terraced cottage located in the UK’s smallest town, Fordwich. This grade II listed property is full of character, boasting a village centre location it’s just a short stroll to the local village pub. Guests can enjoy an evening by the cosy woodburner or in the warmer months relaxing in the lawned garden. Fordwich is a quiet and beautiful little village, home to two local pubs and the main River Stour to Canterbury, guests can hire a kayak or canoe to explore the surrounding area. An ideal holiday base for seeing the sites in Canterbury or a cricket match at the county cricket grounds. Explore the historic city famous for its cathedral and city walls, or perhaps enjoy a days shopping and an evening in one of its many bars and restaurants. Access to various parts of Kent is available from the local train station in Sturry, and enjoy a day in London just over an hour away. Why not take a day trip to France from Dover to Calais or take the Eurostar from Ashford. Cycle the Crab and Winkle Way, visit the coast at Herne Bay or spot a seal and sample the oysters at Whitstable. Little Monks is in a great location to explore all that Kent has to offer. Beach 9 miles. Shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub 100 yards.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 1 bunk.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. TV/DVD (for DVD use only). Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Large lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking. NB: Steep spiral stairs to first floor with no handrail.

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  • All Saints Cottage

    Canterbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30466


    All Saints Cottage is located in the heart of Canterbury and was once part of one of Canterbury’s best surviving 16th century timber framed buildings that it now adjoins, with unique views of Canterbury Cathedral and riverside frontage. The property is located just off the main high street with its own private access, you will first view the unique decked courtyard garden which overlooks the river, alongside is the famous witching stool and local wildlife including fish, ducks and swans. As you enter the cottage you are greeted by a comfortable living room with an open-plan, galley-style kitchen and wood flooring throughout. Comfortably sleeping 4 people there are two levels to the bedrooms, the second floor bedroom comprises of an antique double brass bed and views of the famous Canterbury Cathedral, whilst the first floor bedroom boasts a French-style double bed and views overlooking the old courtyard. For extra space and comfort there is also a dressing room with TV and DVD player. You will benefit from private parking which is located only a 8 to 10-minute walk from the cottage. Canterbury has an excellent shopping centre, bars and restaurants. Marlowe Theatre, museums and local history are on your doorstep, plus take a river tour on the unique punt boats (a flat bottom boat guided by a long pole with your very own tour guide). Should you want to explore a bit further afield, Kent has so much on offer, a short drive away is Howletts Animal Park of Howletts, plus the two seaside towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable. For a day trip to France, a short drive to Dover would only take you around 20 minutes’, Dover also boasts the iconic White Cliffs and National Trust Park. Beach 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. Separate toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed decked courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: Step to garden. Low wall between courtyard and river, 50 yards.

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  • Farm Cottage

    Margate

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43578


    Farm Cottage is a quaint, semi-detached, converted farm house which is situated near the coast of Margate in Kent. Comfortably sleeping 4 guests, this holiday property, next to the owners’ home, has been renovated to a good standard. Guests can enjoy access to a good-sized garden, an open-plan living/dining room and a well-equipped kitchen, as well as a small chalk cave which is characteristic of the area and which the owners’ are happy to show guests around. Built in 1652, Farm Cottage was originally part of a working dairy farm, and throughout the property guests will see plenty of character and quirky layouts. A short stroll from the property will take guests to the coast of Margate, and local attractions include the famous Turner Gallery, Margate Old Town, Shell Grotto and local village shops. Take a boat trip and spot seals on the sandbanks, or cycle the Viking Coastal Trail, one of the most attractive leisure cycle routes in Kent, covering 27 miles. A short drive will take you to Broadstairs, home to Viking Bay with several fantastic walks, or visit Ramsgate Royal Harbour. Broadstairs Folk Week takes place on the first weekend in August every year and it is only a 20-minute bus ride from the property. Also, don’t miss out on a trip to the historic city of Canterbury, with its dominating city walls and incredible cathedral. Farm Cottage delivers a great all season, coastal destination, offering lots of heritage and culture to discover and explore. Beach 1/2 mile. Shop 1/4 mile, pub 200 yards, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep narrow stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms, one 6ft (zip and link, can be twin), one 5ft.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. Please note: This property has a security deposit of £100.

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  • The Deck House

    Broadstairs

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC15


    The Deck House is a semi-detached holiday property located in the town centre of Broadstairs, an excellent base to explore this popular seaside resort. It is surrounded by an array of local shops, bars, restaurants and fabulous beaches, making this a perfect holiday location for any couple, group or family. Designed with a contemporary feel, The Deck House featured on ’Property Snakes and Ladders’ TV programme with Sarah Beeny, for its unique style and structure. A private decked courtyard joins the property which features a seating area and BBQ for those sunny summer days.
    Spend time relaxing in this quaint property or venture 100 yards down the road to explore the delights of Broadstairs. Viking Bay is one of the more picturesque beaches in Kent, and surrounding this there is an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants for you to enjoy. This property is also ideal for walking enthusiasts, with Thanet Coastal Path close by, the longest continuous stretch of chalk coastline in the country. Also, the Viking Coastal Trail is a 27 mile walk, passing through Viking Bay. Enjoy a surfing lesson at Joss Bay only 5 minutes’ drive away.
    Just a little further round the coast is Margate’s old town, home to a unique selection of retro shops along with the famous Turner Contemporary Art Gallery which has modern and historic art exhibitions all year round. The coastal towns of Deal and Dover are only a short drive away, why not take a day trip by ferry for lunch in Paris, or visit the iconic white cliffs of Dover, there is so much to do and enjoy from this central location. For history and culture lovers, Canterbury is approximately 30 minutes’ drive, here you can visit the famous cathedral, explore the city walls and take a river tour through time or just relax in one of the many wine bars it has on offer.
    Local public transport is advised for this property due to its town centre location, Broadstairs train station is just ½ mile away and there is a reliable and regular bus service. Beach 150 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. Open-tread turning stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms. Second floor: Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Car park 175 yards, (permit at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

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  • Cedars

    Sturry

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43343

    Ideally situated for exploring Canterbury and the surrounding countryside, this holiday property is a completely self contained part of the owners home in a residential area approximately 3 miles from the city centre, but with rural views from the bedroom windows and patio. Take the bus or train to Canterbury and visit the cathedral. Enjoy a boat ride on the River Stour or explore the city’s old quarter, with its restaurants and shops. At Whitstable, a 20-minute drive, sample the famous oysters. Spot seals off the coast at Herne Bay or visit the Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve. Beach 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Open-tread stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceiling. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating included (£30per week, £15 per short break November-March). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared garden. Sitting-out area with furniture. Parking. Table tennis (in car port). No smoking.

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