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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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  • Bluebell Cottage

    Rhodes Minnis, near Canterbury

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41396

    Wonderful country views

    With countryside views, this converted, single storey, detached holiday cottage is in a peaceful location adjoining forestry commission land, in the grounds of the owner’s small grassland farm with horses and ponies. There is superb walking and cycling territory through the forest footpaths or along the lanes. Explore the cathedral city of Canterbury, a 25-minute drive. The Channel Tunnel is a mere 12-minute drive and ideal for day trips to the Continent by train. Visit Dover Castle, a 25-minute drive or take the ferry as a foot or car passenger to Calais. Ashford has a designer outlet for shopping enthusiasts and also fast rail links to London. Beaches at Hythe and Dymchurch within half an hours drive. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 2½ miles.

    All on the ground floor. Wooden floors throughout.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With TV, DVD player with selection of DVDs, CD player and patio doors.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With twin beds.
    Bedroom 2: With single bed.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Patio with garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 18 years.

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  • Heron Cottages - Honeysuckle Cottage

    Biddenden

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: PRZ

    These two delightful holiday cottages enjoy an idyllic setting, surrounded by trees and an abundance of wildlife, in six acres of shared grounds. Converted from former stable buildings, both cottages overlook the lake where herons, kingfishers and moorhens can be spotted, and benefit from views over the surrounding Kent farmland, each with its own patio from which the country air and unspoilt scenery can be enjoyed. This is a genuine rural haven, far from major roads and an excellent area for walkers, it is accessed along a farm road and has many good foot paths to explore. Within easy reach are the famous Sissinghurst Castle Garden and Smallhythe Place, featuring the Dame Ellen Terry Museum and a timbered, 16th-century yeoman’s home. The magnificent cathedral city of Canterbury and the beach at Camber Sands are both 20 miles away. Golf, tennis, riding and coarse fishing are available locally. Shop 1½ miles, nearest pub just over a mile away.These two delightful holiday cottages enjoy an idyllic setting, surrounded by trees and an abundance of wildlife, in six acres of shared grounds. Converted from former stable buildings, both cottages overlook the lake where herons, kingfishers and moorhens can be spotted, and benefit from views over the surrounding Kent farmland, each with its own patio from which the country air and unspoilt scenery can be enjoyed. This is a genuine rural haven, far from major roads and an excellent area for walkers, it is accessed along a farm road and has many good foot paths to explore. Within easy reach are the famous Sissinghurst Castle Garden and Smallhythe Place, featuring the Dame Ellen Terry Museum and a timbered, 16th-century yeoman’s home. The magnificent cathedral city of Canterbury and the beach at Camber Sands are both 20 miles away. Golf, tennis, riding and coarse fishing are available locally. Shop 1½ miles, nearest pub just over a mile away.

    Attractive, spacious living/dining room with open fire, rugs on wooden floor, door to terrace, and large window overlooking lake. Small, well-equipped kitchen. First floor: Two small, pretty carpeted bedrooms; one twin and one double. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Very low sloping ceilings and doorways throughout first floor (limited headroom).These two cottages are furnished to similarly comfortable standards throughout, and enjoy identical layouts. Each has an attractive, spacious living/dining room with open fire, rugs on wooden floor, door to terrace, and large window overlooking lake. Small, well-equipped kitchen. First floor: Two small, pretty carpeted bedrooms; one twin and one double. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Very low sloping ceilings and doorways throughout first floor (limited headroom).

    Open fire – logs available locally. Electricity, electricity panel heaters, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Dishwasher. Patio. 6 acres of shared grounds. Parking. Pet free of charge.

    Open fire – logs available locally. Electricity, electricity panel heaters, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. TV. DVD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Dishwasher. Patio. 6 acres of shared grounds. Parking. Pet free of charge.

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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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  • Eaton Barn - Owl Barn

    Burmarsh, Romney Marsh

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 16382

    These most attractive adjoined holiday barn conversions have been tastefully created in the grounds of the owner’s home and offer magnificent views over the rolling hills and countryside. The pretty village of Burmarsh offers a local pub, tea room and 12th century church. Conveniently located just 18 miles from Dover where the ferries run regularly to France and within easy reach of attractions such as Port Lympne Animal Sanctuary, miniature steam railway, castles and the cathedral city of Canterbury. The Channel Tunnel is just a short drive away as well as several sandy beaches. Shops 1½ miles, 2 pubs, one ½ mile and one 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors. Step down to kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings.

    Cot.

    Both properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared washing machine and tumble dryer (in external utility room). dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Shared gardens with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Stabling available (by arrangement).

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  • Forge Cottage

    Hothfield

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 28701

    Situated on the border of the Hothfield Heathland area, this terraced cottage, full of original features and charm, is in an ideal holiday location. Forge Cottage has easy access to the North Downs Way, Pilgrims Way and the Greensands Way. Located close to major transport links including the A20, this is a perfect base for guests of all ages as it gives easy access to many local attractions, which include Dover Castle, Leeds Castle, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Rochester Castle, Faversham, Tenterden Light Railway, and many beaches and ports within an easy drive. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with brick floor. Dining room. Kitchen with brick floor. Beams throughout. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed, lawned garden with greenhouse, patio, terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Lily’s Barn

    Cooling, nr. Rochester

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43859

    This renovated barn, which is attached to the owner’s property, is at the end of a quiet lane, surrounded by fields and woodland. Comfortably sleeping 4 guests, it is a great holiday location for a countryside break. Small groups, families and couples can enjoy the easy walking routes, on and off road cycling and a RSPB site for bird watching. There is a lawned, private garden with seating and a BBQ to enjoy on summer evenings.
    The 13th-century St. James church in Cooling (known for its association with Charles Dickens), Cooling Castle and Cooling Castle Barn are all less than 1 mile away, along with a family and dog friendly pub/restaurant. Two miles away the local village of Cliffe has a shop, 2 pubs, fishing, diving centre, wild fowl reserve and cafe. Approximately 4 miles away, the historic town of Rochester has plenty to offer including a cathedral, castle, shops, bars, restaurants, tea shops, bowling alley, art gallery, museum and cinema. Five miles away, Chatham Historic Dockyard is a stunning 80-acre site with historic buildings, museum galleries, warships and many activities and events.
    The small picturesque village of Upnor is 6 miles away overlooking the river and offers pubs/restaurants, Upnor Castle and the Arethusa Centre which provides lessons for an array of adventure activities such as abseiling, climbing, archery, sailing and much more. There is the Cyclopark in Gravesend, 10 miles away and Bluewater shopping centre is 15 miles away. Shop and pub 2 miles, restuarant 4 miles.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: 2 steps to living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. There are high open beamed ceilings in all rooms and wooden or laminate floors throughout.

    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. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, furniture and barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Access to garden via side of property. Raised pond in grounds at front of property.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Crabtree Farm

    Hastingleigh, nr. Ashford

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 23794

    Situated on the edge of the village of Hastingleigh and in the owners’ grounds, this comfortably furnished, semi-detached holiday barn is nestled in the tranquil countryside of the Kent Downs. Ideal walking territory and enjoy amazing views at the Devils Kneading Trough close by. Explore Canterbury, bag a bargain at Ashford Designer Outlet, see the animals at Howletts and Port Lympne zoos. Shops 2 miles, pubs 1/2 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric central heating and electricity included (first £10per week included, remainder by £1 coin meter April-October). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: Slope at top of garden, water feature by entrance.

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  • Browns Cottage

    Fordwich, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 27778

    Stay in the ’smallest town in England’ with the smallest town hall, and take a stroll down to the River Stour where in 1424 the stone for building Canterbury cathedral was transported to – now it’s just a sleepy hamlet where the river is navigated by pleasure craft! It is still a member of the Cinque Port of Sandwich. Explore the historical city of Canterbury within easy reach, with its magnificent cathedral, learn about Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales or take a boat trip on the River Stour. Cycle the Crab and Winkle Way, visit the coast at Herne Bay - spot a seal or sample the oysters at Whitstable, 12 miles. Good train connections to London. Shop 1/4 mile, pubs/restaurants 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD, small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Pier House

    Folkestone

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC539

    This stylish and contemporary single-storey apartment is located on the coast of Folkestone in Kent. Boasting fantastic sea views and spacious rooms, this is a great location for friends and family to enjoy a holiday by the sea. Pier House comprises of two bedrooms, a bathroom, a spacious living room with sea views and a well-equipped kitchen. The apartment is all on one level with 8 steps to the entrance, and it has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard throughout. Local parking is available next to the property with a permit arranged by the owner. A short stroll will take you to the harbour, where you can find excellent places to eat and drink, whether it’s fine dining overlooking the harbour or the local fish and chip shop. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to choose from all in nearby Folkestone.

    Local attractions include the Battle of Britain Memorial in Capel-le-Ferne, the Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Dover Castle, Port Lympne Zoo with safari experience, and the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway which is always a favourite for families. Folkestone’s harbour, the long stretch of beach and local festivals which take place throughout the year are very popular with visitors. You can also take a day trip to France on the Eurotunnel or the ferry from Dover, explore the French capital and enjoy a spot of lunch. A must-see whilst in Kent is the famous city of Canterbury, with its prominent cathedral and city walls. Take a stroll down its cobbled streets whilst enjoying some retail therapy in the boutique shops, or enjoy a river tour through the city. The coastal towns of Deal and Broadstairs host a range of attractions for all the family, including the award-winning Viking Bay and the Viking Trail. Other interesting towns to visit include Sandgate, Hythe, Dymchurch, Dover, Walmer, Deal, Sandwich, Margate with the Turner Contemporary Gallery, and Ramsgate. Beach 500 yards. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

    8 steps to entrance. All on the ground floor.
    Living/dining room: With 37" Freeview TV and Blu-ray player.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With bunk bed.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Parking permit for 1 car included. No smoking.

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