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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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  • 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.

  • Driftwood Cottage

    Deal

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43069

    Just a short stroll from Deal’s beach, Driftwood Cottage is a terraced, fisherman’s holiday cottage, decorated and furnished to a very good standard and has a fully enclosed rear garden. Deal has a range of shops, pubs, restaurants and a traditional market; you can also purchase fish from the fishing boats on the beach or catch some yourself from the end of the pier. Freshwater day tickets are also available with a local lake. Visit Deal, Walmer and Dover Castle, or a day trip to France from Dover. Canterbury and the Kent coast are nearby. Cycling, walking, golf, an indoor leisure centre and two zoos are close by. Shop 50 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed paved garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • The Smithy

    Bodsham, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: PP5

    The Smithy is a comfortable single-storey cottage standing detached in the heart of the small hamlet of Bodsham in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Situated just 4 miles from the picturesque village of Wye, The Smithy is surrounded by a network of footpaths including the North Downs Way. Dating back to the 17th century with its own garden, The Smithy has been tastefully restored to a high standard and is ideally placed for sightseeing and touring. The Channel Tunnel is just a 20-minute drive away, whilst the cathedral city of Canterbury, the market town of Tenterden, Leeds Castle, Howletts Zoo and the seaside town of Whitstable are all within easy driving distance. There are numerous local pubs serving food and the nearest convenience store is 4 miles away. Pub 2 miles.

    Beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Contemporary fitted kitchen. Double bedroom with kingsize bed and fitted wardrobes. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, electric rads, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair (on request)
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Drying facilities by arrangement
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Enclosed garden with furniture
    • Barbecue (summer)
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Stabling for horses available by arrangement
    • No smoking

  • 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.

  • Wellington Crescent

    Ramsgate

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 29344

    This first floor holiday apartment has a spacious balcony commanding panoramic views of the English Channel and France. Part of a Georgian crescent, built in the early 1800s as a result of the visit of King George IV, who sailed into Ramsgate harbour en route to Hanover. The property is located almost opposite a lift to the beach and bandstand and is within easy walking distance of the harbour. Watch the power boat racing, go seal spotting or walk or cycle along the Viking Coastal Trail, 27 miles of routeway which will take you past the Ramsgate Maritime Museum, Bleak House at Broadstairs and the Turner Gallery in Margate. Cinema 150 yards. Beach 75 yards. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

    Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and French doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, one accessed via 3 steps. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Balcony and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Step to balcony.

  • Decoy Farm Holiday Cottages - The Haybarn

    High Halstow, nr Rochester

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27526

    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 single sofa bed and French doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car).

    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.

  • Heron Cottages - Fuchsia Cottage

    Biddenden

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: PRY

    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 and riding 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
    • Coarse fishing foc by arrangement
    • Pet free of charge

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mariner’s Cottage

    Kingsdown Beach
    nr. Deal

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: P87

    With panoramic views over a meadow to the White Cliffs and across the Channel to France, this traditional fisherman’s cottage sits on a private shingle road in a conservation area on Kingsdown beach. Where the sky, cliffs and sea are a constantly changing canvas. At dawn the sunrise turns the White Cliffs pink, and on a clear day you can see Cap Gris Nez. At night the ferries, lit up like gin palaces, glide silently across the horizon.

    Swimming, rock pooling, prawning, beachcombing, kite flying, fishing, and golfing are on the doorstep. The village shops are just 400 yards away, and there’s a family pub on the beach. Enjoy a breathtaking walk across the cliffs to the tearoom perched above St Margaret’s Bay, with a choice of teas and homemade cakes. Stroll along the Saxon shoreline, past castles and fishing boats to Deal, with its award-winning mix of shops, cafés, bric-a-bracs and restaurants.

    Go ‘seal spotting’ by riverboat from 16th century Sandwich, listen to the world-renowned choir at Canterbury Cathedral, and visit Churchill’s underground war-rooms at Dover Castle. Watch Punch & Judy on Broadstairs’ beach and check out the Spitfire and Hurricane fighters at Manston’s museum on the way. You can even sail to France for the day and browse the stalls in Boulogne market, or window-shop on Le Touquet’s fashionable high street.

    Sit under the olive trees in front of the cottage and reflect on the tranquil and un-spoilt location. Or relax with a chilled glass of wine in the enclosed rear garden, surrounded by Mediterranean plants and seaside paraphernalia.

    Inside the cottage, conch shells, ship’s lanterns and old wooden floats sit alongside French wall mirrors, oil paintings and an array of marine memorabilia. As well as satellite TV, a DVD library, hi-fi with an iPod dock, and unlimited wi-fi.



    Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, Persian rugs on wooden floor. Floor-to-ceiling bay window with unobstructed view. Well-equipped galley kitchen with quarry tiles and French doors to garden. Shower room with toilet. Open stairs with single banister to first floor: Double bedroom, amazing sea views from the bed. Bright and spacious bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with two large skylights and sloping ceiling.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, extra available locally
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • Travel cot
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Freezer
    • Broadband
    • Sunny enclosed rear shingle garden with mature pot plants, olive trees, seaside paraphernalia, furniture
    • Resident’s parking
    • Special rates for spa and beauty treatments
    • Club rates for day trips to France
    • No smoking
    • No children under 6 yrs (except babes in arms)
    • NB: Sea/bathing/rock pools 75 yards

  • Les Quatre Vents

    Dungeness

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: E5078

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

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

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

  • Dawlton Farm Barn

    Elmsted, nr. Wye

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 28702

    This holiday barn conversion stands detached, opposite the owner’s home, set in 4 acres of unspoilt woodland and natural pasture in an AONB. Perfect for walkers, enjoy many footpaths that take in magnificent countryside. Canterbury, with its cathedral, historic attractions and fabulous restaurants, and the Channel Tunnel and Ashford Designer Outlet are all a short drive. Dover is nearby for ferries to France or a visit to Dover Castle, perched on the world famous white cliffs. Visit Port Lympne Wild Animal Park or a beautiful garden. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with beams. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. 4-acre woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 5 years.

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