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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 Water Tower

    Bearsted

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 13684

    Sympathetically converted to provide quality holiday accommodation with unique circular rooms, this spacious former water tower once served the supply for the village. Adjacent to the owners’ beautiful oast house home, with lovely walks nearby, this property is very popular with many holidaymakers, including frequent repeat bookings. Golf, fishing and pony trekking locally. Leeds Castle 2 miles. Excellent base for visiting the numerous places of interest that Kent has to offer. This property is adjacent to Crismill Oast, ref 27500. Bearsted station with direct trains to London is 1 mile. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Private terrace and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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  • Albans Barnyard - Pippin’s Cottage

    Pembury, nr. Tunbridge Wells

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PQQP

    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. First floor: Double bedroom, French doors to Juliet balcony, sloping ceilings and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. External open-tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceilings and en-suite shower room and toilet.

    • Small enclosed courtyard with furniture
    • No children under 16 years

    • 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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  • 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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  • Darling Buds Farm - The Cart Lodge

    Bethersden

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: PTTW

    Take a step back in time and come and stay at Darling Buds Farm – which became internationally famous as the set for the TV series The Darling Buds of May (1991–1993). It was home to Pop Larkin (David Jason), Ma Larkin (Pam Ferris), Mariette (Catherine Zeta Jones) and Charley (Philip Franks). Three hundred girls were auditioned for the part of Mariette before Catherine Zeta Jones was found and the series launched her career. At the time the TV Show was the most popular show on British TV and its simple lifestyle set in the 1950s showcased the beautiful Kent countryside. The title of the show comes from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18.

    The farm itself lies between the villages of Pluckley and Bethersden and consists of a courtyard of buildings, including Pop Larkin’s farmhouse (ref PTTV) sleeping 10, a typical Kentish oasthouse (ref PSSA) sleeping 8 and The Cart Lodge (ref PTTW) sleeping 4. There is plenty of parking and the holiday properties are set in 35 acres of land with footpaths on the doorstep. Guests also have access to paddocks and grassland to play a game of cricket or rounders or can enjoy visiting the animals. A stream winds its way between nine large ponds through the farmland, and the farm also hosts a classic car show each year in the summer.

    Kent has so much to offer including the reindeer centre next door. Tenterden, ‘The Jewel of the Weald’, vineyards (including Biddenden Vineyards), the South of England Rare Breeds Centre, the Kent and East Sussex Railway, gardens (including Sissinghurst) and a plethora of National Trust homes and castles await exploration. Visit the beaches at Camber Sands or sample oysters and hire bikes at Whitstable. The high speed train to London takes 38 minutes for further sightseeing opportunites, or sample lunch in Paris via the Eurostar. Altogether "Perfick!”, as the Larkins would say! Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Stylishly converted, this single-storeyed lodge is opposite the Larkins’ farmhouse and has a grassy sitting-out area with picnic table beside a stream. Open-plan beamed living/dining room with kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft zip & link bed and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    • Full electric central heating included
    • 40" Freeview TV
    • CD
    • Shared external laundry room
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Lawned area with picnic table
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • NB: Unfenced pond and stream in garden

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi
    • Barbecue
    • Shared 35-acre natural grounds
    • Cycle store
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Ponds, waterfall and drainage ditches in grounds, 10 yards

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  • Old Chalksole Cottages - Dairy Cottage

    Alkham, near Dover

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC409

    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 wood burner, Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen/dining area:
    With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
    Bedroom 2: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

    Fuel for wood burner included. 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 Longbarn Huntbourne

    St Michaels, nr. Tenterden

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43481


    Originally thatched, this thoughtfully converted, detached longbarn with local oak timbers, close to the owner’s home, has its roots in Saxon times, with a Flemish wool washing pond behind it. Still a working sheep farm, guests have an opportunity to explore the 90 acres of farmland and 50 acres of woodland, a haven for wildlife and carpets of bluebells in the springtime. The area has connections with the RSPB, and you may even be lucky enough to hear a nightingale sing. This holiday property is situated 11/2 miles from the attractive, Wealden market town of Tenterden, known as the ’Jewel of the Weald’, with its weather-boarded tea shops and cottages. Tenterden also hosts a colourful Folk Festival at the beginning of October, where you can see the Morris men and women and other folk dancers take to the streets.
    Take a magical ride on the Kent and East Sussex steam railway through the beautiful countryside to the medieval, moated castle at Bodiam. Sample the local, award-winning wines at Chapel Down Winery. It was widely reported that Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, chose the sparkling rose from here in 2011 to support British wine. Visit Sissinghurst Castle Gardens (National Trust) created by the novelist Vita Sackville West and Sir Harold Nicholson in the 1930s. Rye is a 30-minute drive, and the beaches and sand dunes at Camber are 40 minutes. There are good connections to London from Ashford, just 38 minutes to St Pancras on the high speed train for further sightseeing opportunities in the capital. Bring your passport and have lunch in Brussels or Paris via the Eurostar. Golf can also be found locally. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 3/4 mile.

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

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 90-acre farmland and 50-acre woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Large unfenced pond in garden, 7 yards.

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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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  • Farthingales - The Barn

    Nonington, nr. Dover

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PZV


    Farthingales is a Grade II listed homestead, based around a 15th century hall house set in the heart of the Kent countryside. It sits adjacent to the historic village church and on the edge of rolling fields. Two of the property’s outbuildings, The Barn (ref PZV) and The Stables (ref UKC16), have been sensitively converted to provide accommodation which reflect their history, by retaining original features, whilst providing the comforts of modern living such as underfloor heating.

    Local attractions include the famous city of Canterbury, with its beautiful cathedral, dominant city walls and an array of boutique shops, bars and restaurants. Enjoy a day trip to France by ferry from Dover to Calais, or by train from Ashford via the Channel Tunnel. Nearby coastal towns in Kent include Broadstairs, famous for its annual Folk Festival, and Whitstable, a charming fishing town with local shops, oyster festivals and pubs right on the beach. London is easily accessible with several high speed train routes from Kent; in under an hour you can enjoy all that the capital has to offer. The Barn (ref PZV) and The Stables (ref UKC16) can be booked together to accommodate up to seven guests. Shops 1½ miles, village pub?/?restaurant ½ mile.

    Entrance hall. Large open-plan living/dining room with terracotta-tiled floor and fitted kitchen area. Two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet, one with en-suite shower room and toilet. Three steps down to garden room with views of the grounds. Separate toilet. Utiltiy. Wide oak stairs to mezzanine floor: Gallery with TV overlooking living room.

    • Electricity, gas underfloor heating, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included
    • Three digital TVs
    • DVD
    • Combi microwave oven
    • Fridge
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Drying facilities
    • Shared garden with terrace and furniture
    • Parking
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond

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  • Blackbird Cottage

    Ottinge, Canterbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: PLLP

    This beautifully restored Grade II listed thatched barn dating back 300 years, has been divided into two beamed holiday cottages which reside in the grounds of the owners’ 500-year-old home Boyke Manor, where the great grandfather of Edward Elgar once lived, situated in the unspoilt Elham Valley, an AONB. Activities in the area include walking, horse riding, cycling, wildlife viewing, golf, beaches and art and crafts. Canterbury, great for shopping and sightseeing, and Dover, ideal for day trips to France, are both 20 minutes away. There is a fast train link to London (55 minutes). Shops ½ mile, pub 1 mile.

    Living/dining room and well-equipped kitchen area with butler sink and tiled floor. Shower room with toilet and tiled floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft zip & link bed and sloping ceiling. Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with toilet and tiled floor. Beamed throughout.

    • Full electric central heating included (November-May £75per week, £10 per day for short breaks)

    • Electricity, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Radio/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Terrace with furniture
    • Shared garden
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Shared games area with table tennis
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: 2 steps to terrace

    Note: Blackbird Cottage (ref PLLP) may be booked with Wren Cottage (ref PLLT) to sleep 9+1 people, with seating space for all guests at Wren Cottage.

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  • Green Cottages - Old Post Cottage

    Rodmersham Green, nr. Sittingbourne

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28974

    Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award

    These converted farm workers’ terraced cottages (ref 28974 and ref 28224), which adhere to the Green Tourism policy, are in a conservation area, opposite the pond, village green, pub and close to a tea shop. Close to the North Kent Downs AONB, The Pilgrims Way and Cycle Route 1 making this an ideal holiday base. Visit Faversham, the Hop Festival in autumn and tour Shepherd Neame. Explore the RSPB nature reserves and the north Kent coast. Shop 20 yards, pub/restaurant 25 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Two Freeview TVs. Cot.

    Electric woodburner in living room. Electric central heating (£25per week, £5 per day for short breaks October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. On road parking. Bicycles for hire. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden. Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award.

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  • Reach Court Farm - The Stable

    St Margaret’s at Cliffe, nr. Dover

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W44362

    Reach Court Farm comprises of five quaint and comfortable holiday cottages (refs W44361, W44362, W44363, W44364 and W44365), located in a tranquil valley a few hundred yards from the famous White Cliffs of Dover. Steeped in history, Reach Court Farm was one of the only working farms during World War II. The owner at the time was given control of a vast farming area by the War Department as he stayed and kept the farm working. This is the nearest farm in England to France, known during the war as ‘Front Line Farm’, and is just a short walk from the picturesque beach and local village of St. Margaret’s Bay. A private path leads to the White Cliffs where National Trust walks provide amazing views across the English Channel.

    This is a great holiday location for groups of friends, families and couples to explore all that Kent has to offer. An indoor heated swimming pool is located in the grounds close to the cottages, and this can be used by arrangement with the owner, (May to September only, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday). There are many walking tracks around the farm, either through the wooded valley, along the cliff tops or down into the beautiful bay itself. Look out for pieces of local history scattered around the countryside, you may find old gun placements, bunkers and magazines from the Second World War.

    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 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

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

    All properties: Electric central heating and electricity by £1 meter (initial supply included). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with coin-operated washing machine and tumble dryer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area with furniture. Shared 3-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). Shared indoor heated swimming pool, (10m x 5m, depth 1m to 2.5m), open May to September, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. No smoking.

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