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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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  • St Radigund’s Abbey Farm - The Stables

    River, nr. Dover

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 19819

    Enjoy a relaxing holiday surrounded by countryside in these barn conversions which have been decorated and fitted to a very good standard. They are situated on the owners’ working arable farm, and guests are welcome to use the footpaths crossing the farmland. Take a few steps back in time to the year of 1193 AD when you view the abbey ruins, once bustling with French monks. During the dissolution of the monasteries, Henry VIII had many stones removed from the abbey to build his fortifications at Deal and Walmer. Follow in the monks’ footsteps, (today a 20 minute car journey), and take a trip to Canterbury. Dover is 5 minutes’ drive, ideal for day trips to France or to visit its castle and admire the famous white cliffs. The properties are perfectly situated for walking and bird watching, with several good sandy beaches close by. Monks & Flint barns are adjoining. The Stables & Nell’s Barn are detached. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom. Wet room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-on request. Small sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: Unfenced pond 50 yards.

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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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  • Hoad Farm Holiday Cottages - Tulip Cottage

    Acrise

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: 30060


    Set in an AONB and nestling on the outskirts of Elham Valley on the North Downs, Hoad Farm dates back to the 13th century. The village of Acrise lies between the city of Canterbury and Folkestone and is listed in the Domesday Book. Its name is old English for “Oak Rise” and there are still many grand old oaks in the area. The farm now consists of 8 acres where the neighbour’s horses roam. Hoad Farm Holiday Cottages (refs 30059 and 30060) form a courtyard around a 500-year-old olive tree and provide a warm welcome and ‘home from home’ experience for guests. Both properties have a wet room with grab rails and a shower stool. There are many footpaths on the doorstep making it an excellent base for ramblers, cyclists and birdwatchers. Animal lovers will enjoy Port Lympne, Howletts and Wingham wild animal parks. The historic city of Canterbury, with its shops and ancient cathedral, is approximately 10 miles away and can also be explored by boat on the River Stour. Visit Folkestone, 5 miles, which offers award-winning restaurants, or Ashford, for its retail therapy at McArthur Glenn Designer Outlet, 13 miles; the Channel Tunnel is a mere stone’s throw away. Explore the magnificent Dover Castle and war time tunnels, the iconic white cliffs or hop on a ferry and have lunch in Calais. Folkestone, Ashford and Canterbury also provide a good train service to London. Horse riding available locally. Beach 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floors. 2 double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet, both with French doors. Wet room with toilet.

    Both properties: Gas underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Smart TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace and furniture. Shared 8-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Stabling available on request. No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: Fenced ponds in grounds, 10 yards.

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  • The Leys

    Manston, nr. Ramsgate

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W43901

    The Leys is a quaint, 2 bedroomed first floor holiday apartment, located in the rural village of Manston in Kent. Located just 3 miles from the coast and a short walk to the local pub, this is a great base for a small family, couple or group of friends to enjoy all that the Kent coast has to offer. It overlooks the biggest park in the area, fully equipped for children of all ages. The Leys has a 50’’ Freeview TV in the living room and a 32’’ Freeview TV in the double (5ft) bedroom. Decorated to a very good standard with a contemporary design, The Leys offers great access to many surrounding towns and coastal areas, including Ramsgate with its theme park, Dreamland, plus the Turner Contemporary Gallery. Broadstairs has the famous Viking Bay, Dickens Festival in June, Folk Week in August and October’s Food Festival. Dover Castle and the World Heritage white cliffs are a short drive away, plus sample a day trip to France on either the ferry or Eurostar. A must whilst in Kent, is the city of Canterbury, known for its history and world-famous cathedral. This is a great way to engage with culture, it also hosts plenty of shops bars and restaurants. Beach 3 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub 200 yards and restaurant 3 miles.

    16 steps to entrance: All on first floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining area with wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft). Shower room with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Two Freeview TV (one 50’’, one 32’’). DVD. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Fairlight

    St Margaret’s Bay

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 25421

    An ideal spacious base for exploring ’White Cliffs Country’. This well equipped ground floor apartment is situated on the edge of the village with a choice of 3 good pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Descend the hill and visit the secluded Bay of St Margaret’s cove and take a guided tour of the South Foreland lighthouse with breathtaking panoramic views of the white cliffs and English Channel. Surrounded by National Trust land yet just 2 miles from Dover, the closest town in Kent to the Continent. Don’t miss Dover Castle, the Roman painted house in Dover and Pines Garden in St Margaret’s. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1/2 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Two steps to utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Two steps down to bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Electricity ’woodburners’ in living room and dining room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Fig Cottage

    East Brabourne, nr. Ashford

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30403


    Nestling at the foot of the North Downs is Fig Cottage, a detached, listed former farm building. It resides within the owner’s 8-acre grounds and small holding, including a vineyard which guests are free to enjoy. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty provides access to footpaths and cycle routes, enabling you to explore the glorious, rural surroundings and enjoy horse riding and golf nearby. Fig Cottage is ideally located for exploring Canterbury, just 9 miles away, where the skyline is dominated by its historic cathedral and is the oldest in England. For a day at the coast, towns such as Whitstable famous for its oysters, Hythe’s pebble beach, and Sandgate with interesting antique shops, are all well worth a visit. There is easy access to the Eurostar and the Channel Tunnel for those looking for something further afield in France, so don’t forget to bring your passport! Something closer to home is the local pub, where it not only feeds the family after a day’s exploring, it also provides a venue for craft fairs and farmers’ markets, and won an award for ’Kent pub of the year’ in the Kent life awards. Beach 8 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

    5 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams, wooden floor and patio doors/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Steep, open-sided ladder-style stairs to gallery area: 1 twin loft bedroom with beams and low sloping ceilings.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil underfloor central heating (except twin bedroom), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. 39" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Shared, 8-acre grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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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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  • Five End Cottage

    Chartham

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27957

    This 18th-century Grade II listed end of terrace cottage is situated in the village of Chartham. An ideal base for blending city, coast and countryside, the cottage lies 4 miles west of Canterbury. Located close to the River Stour and Kent Downs AONB with cycle routes, riverside walks and footpaths. Easy access to Dover and Channel Tunnel at Folkestone. Links to London and Ashford from rail station (450 yards). Shop 350 yards, pub/restaurant 10 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep curved stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom leading to steep curved stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceilings.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard with furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pedestrian access for neighbouring property in courtyard.

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  • Moonraker Cottage

    St Margarets-at-Cliffe

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 29773


    Named after the famous James Bond film ’Moonraker’, this terraced holiday cottage is located in the quaint village of St Margaret’s-at-Cliffe, where author Ian Fleming had a house on the beach which you can still visit today. This picturesque region is where you can find some of the scenes from previous James Bond films. This comfortable cottage dates back to the 1800s and features a glass ceiling in the living room and wooden flooring. Attractions in the area include St Margaret’s Bay, ideal for fishing, the historic city of Canterbury with its dominant city walls, and the opportunity to take a day trip to France, with the ferry port of Dover only 15 minutes away. Explore Dover Castle and the secret war tunnels, or enjoy discounted designer shopping at De Bradelei Wharf. Beach 1½ miles. Shop and pub 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with patio doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Widescreen Freeview TV. DVD. MP3 player. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). 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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  • St Christopher’s

    Broadstairs

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC488

    St Christopher’s is a detached bungalow in the vibrant Kentish town of Broadstairs. Boasting a garden and off road parking space, it’s well situated to enjoy all that Broadstairs and Kent has to offer. Broadstairs is a pretty town, which still retains its unspoilt charm, with its narrow streets, flint cottages and interesting shops, and is all beautifully set off by the famous award-winning Viking Bay. Nearby, Ramsgate Harbour, a source of never ending interest, has lots of nice cafes and restaurants to enjoy. There is an array of sandy bays and coves in the nearby area, and a little further afield, quite different coastal areas, the Viking Trail is not one to be missed. Sandwich Bay and Dungeness are a short drive away, or travel from Hythe on the famous miniature railway for the best way to see it. Visit Whitstable, famous for its oysters, Faversham with Britain’s oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame, also Dover, Deal and Walmer Castles, you will be stuck for choice how to spend your days. Enjoy a day trip to France on the ferry from Dover, or by Eurotunnel from Folkesone. Inland, Kent is a stunning county, known as the Garden of England, with orchards, woodlands and rolling scenery. Canterbury is about half an hour’s drive away and is a wonderful city with breathtaking buildings, the famous cathedral and lovely shops. There is a high speed rail connection to London direct from Broadstairs. Beach 100 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    2 steps to entrance.
    All on the ground floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With gas coal-effect fire, Freesat TV and DVD player.
    Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Conservatory.
    Bedroom 1:
    With double bed.
    Bedroom 2:
    With twin beds.
    Shower room:
    With walk-in shower and heated towel rail (no toilet).
    Separate toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: No children under 5 years old.

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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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