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Kent

Classic rural landscapes and traditional seaside entertainment along with ancient history and spectacular gardens; come and explore Kent and see for yourself the ''Garden of England''.

You don''t have to travel far from your cottages to find beauty, fun and relaxation. A truly diverse county, Kent has some of the most unspoilt countryside in the British Isles, not to mention iconic landmarks, award-winning beaches and thrilling attractions for young and old.

Not to be missed are the world famous White Cliffs of Dover, which stand tall and proud welcoming you to England''s oldest county. Discover Canterbury, where you''re guaranteed one of the best views of the city from the Westgate Towers at Canterbury Cathedral; a truly magnificent World Heritage Site. Step in to the dazzling medieval past of Dover Castle and explore Secret Wartime Tunnels and stories of King Henry II''s court.

For a taste of life in the fast lane head to Buckmore Park Kart Circuit and kids will love the up-close animal encounters at Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park. Step back in time to experience nineteenth-century England at Dickens’ World and the Guildhall Museum, while cider connoisseurs will love Biddenden Vineyards and Cider Works. There''s a lot to see and do, and self-catering cottage offers the best way to make the most of this wonderful area.

There are many ways to take in the beauty of the county; by foot, bike, car or water, but there''s nothing quite like the grand heritage of the Kent and East Sussex Railway. Discover the captivating essence of the ''Garden of England'' as the line wends along ten and a half miles of charming countryside. Wander off the beaten track and seek out little-known paths, where the deer of the woods around Challock and the orchids of the North Downs await discovery.

Why not enjoy some traditional seaside fun and head to Margate, Broadstairs or Ramsgate for Blue Flag awarded beaches, where you can enjoy anything from building sandcastle and exploring rock pools to exhilarating watersports and funfairs. Seaside town Whitstable offers quirky art galleries and craft shops and there''s no shortage of tasty seafood restaurants for when hunger strikes.

Be enriched by Kent''s exciting past and present. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Kent today.
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  • Courthope Farm - Bluebell’s Stable

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

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    Ref: 23556

    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. 1 double (5ft, zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included.

    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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  • Decoy Farm Holiday Cottages - The Stable

    High Halstow, nr. Rochester

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    Ref: 27527

    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 French doors/dining room/kitchen with beams. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    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.

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  • The Broomes

    Whitstable

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    Ref: W44009

    This first floor apartment is the perfect couples retreat, located on the outskirts of Whitstable Castle, just a short stroll into the bustling town centre of Whitstable itself. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard guests can enjoy a well equipped kitchen with dining area, a comfortable living room and cosy double bedroom. Whitstable is a bustling seaside town located on the Kent coastline, well known for its fishing and oyster industry which dates back 2000 years. Just a short walk from The Broomes are the fisherman’s huts, still standing strong on the beaches surrounding the town centre. This beautiful coastline town boasts boutique shops, bars and plenty of restaurants. Another must whilst in Kent is the famous city of Canterbury, steeped in history, the cobbled streets are very well known for their incredible cathedral and tall city walls, plus take a step back with a historic boat tour in the heart of the city on the River Stour. Famous Kent attractions include Dreamland Theme Park in Margate, Howletts Animal Reserve and the famous White Cliffs of Dover plus much more. Whitstable offers good train connections to London, also the option to visit France for the day is easily accessible with regular ferry crossings from Dover to Calais. Beach 300 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    8 steps to entrance. All on first floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Old Telephone Exchange

    Sissinghurst

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    Ref: 26972

    A unique opportunity to holiday in a detached, converted old telephone exchange in the middle of one of Kent’s prettiest villages and within walking distance of the world renowned Sissinghurst Gardens (NT). Also the heart of the wine growing area visit Lamberhust Vineyard, Chapel Down Winery, and Biddenden Vineyards and Cider works. Take a drive to Tenterden and see why it’s described as the ‘Jewel of the Weald’. Visit Smallhythe Place, Scotney Castle (NT), Finchcocks Musical Museum and Bedgebury Pinetum. Shop, pub (with free wi-fi) and restaurant 60 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle, toilet and bidet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD/radio. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine in external utility room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed small, paved garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Tall Pines

    East Farleigh, nr. Maidstone

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    Ref: W44278


    Tall Pines is a quaint and comfortable property adjacent to the owner’s home. Located in a rural area near Maidstone, this property is a great country retreat for any couple. Surrounded by pear orchards and woodland, guests can enjoy walking, cycling and exploring this beautiful countryside. This well-appointed apartment is in a village location close to bus routes and the local railway station. Maidstone town centre is 3 miles away boasting several shops, bars and restaurants. The famous Leeds Castle is 9 miles away and only 2 miles from M2/M20 motorway connection. Enjoy a day trip to France from Dover, plus explore the historic city of Canterbury. Local village inns serve traditional pub food and ale which is within easy walking distance. Tall Pines comprises of a comfortable living room/kitchen, good size bedroom and bathroom. Shop and restaurant 1 mile, pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom (5ft zip and link, can be 2ft 6in twin). Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 36’’ Satellite TV (sport and movie package). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Use of freezer on request. Wi-fi. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Squirrels’ Leap

    Tankerton, nr. Whitstable

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    Ref: W43096


    This small, single-storey holiday property adjoins the owner’s home. Cosy, compact and well-equipped, it provides everything you need to enjoy your holiday. The open-plan kitchen comprises a full-size oven with hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine; the dining table is also located in the kitchen area. Partitioned off from the open-plan layout is the bedroom with a double bed, TV, wardrobe and chest of drawers.
    Guests can enjoy privacy on the small patio area with seating, which is also enclosed for pets. There is a small shower room with tiled flooring, toilet and basin. Central heating to the property is included and controlled from the owner’s property - electric heaters are also provided in the open-plan kitchen, along with an electric coal-effect fire in the conservatory area. Internet connection is available and guests are more than welcome to bring pets. Guests can store cycles, surf boards, wellies etc in the garage, which hosts the entrance to Squirrels Leap. Parking is also available at the front of the property for one medium-size car.

    The beach at Tankerton is within a 20-minute walk. Whitstable is a bustling harbour town, famous for its oyster festivals, and there is plenty to do and see. Take a walk along the beach, or enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants, or a drink in the seaside pubs. Canterbury is a short drive from Squirrels Leap - here you can visit one of the most famous cities in the UK and explore its city walls, the cathedral, or even take a boat tour through it. Local road maps and information leaflets are all available at the property to help guests decide on the best ways to fill their holiday. Shop, pub and restaurant ¾ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen with partitioned area with double bed. Conservatory area. Shower room with toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in conservatory area included. Partial gas central heating (controlled by owner), electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Internet connection. Small enclosed patio area and furniture. Pond area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking. No children under 18 years. NB: Pond in garden. Access to property through owner’s garage.

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  • Foreland View

    Broadstairs

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    Ref: UKC72

    Foreland View is a single-storey property, located next to the owners’ home, close to the coastal town of Broadstairs, which is popular for its Folk Festival in the summer. With fantastic sea views across the English Channel, this property is a comfortable coastal retreat, ideal for couples who wish to enjoy a seaside break, near a bustling town with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. With two nearby bays, Foreland View is within easy reach of the award-winning Joss Bay and Viking Bay. Both of these beaches have won several awards and are considered to be amongst the best in Kent. Guests will have private access to steps (approximately 50) which lead down to the beach through the cliff face and a private decked courtyard, overlooking the channel, for those summer evenings.
    For golfers, Foreland View is within easy reach of four popular golf courses, including St Augustine, which has hosted the Golf Open in the past. This property is also ideal for walking enthusiasts, with Thanet Coastal Path close by, the longest continuous stretch of chalk coastline in the country. The Viking Coastal Trail is a 27-mile walk, passing through Viking Bay, which is where the property is situated. Cycle the Viking Trail, surf at Joss Bay, enjoy the fireworks on summer evenings, as well as the Dickens Festival. There are good rail connections to London taking only an hour on the high speed line. Canterbury is a must when visiting Kent, home to its beautiful cathedral and dominant city walls, Canterbury has a lot to offer. Beach 300 yards. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    5 steps to entrance. All on ground floor. Living/dining room with French doors/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 51" smart TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Small decked courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 16 years. NB: Unfenced cliff 100 yards.

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  • Malthouse Barn

    Elmsted, nr. Canterbury

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    Ref: P85

    Nestling in 26 acres of woodland and pasture, this delightful detached barn offers complete tranquillity. A glass of wine can be enjoyed on the decked terrace whilst watching the lambs gambol, or trying to spot a deer. For flower lovers, the famous gardens at Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and Batemans are worth a visit. Equidistant from Ashford is the Eurostar to Paris, and historic Canterbury. Just 15 minutes away is the Channel Tunnel, or the train can be taken for a trip to London from Wye, just 3 miles away. Excellent walking terrain, hot air ballooning locally. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Step to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor and French door to decked terrace. Fitted kitchen area has breakfast area and butler sink. Utility. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Spiral open tread staircase to first floor: Study area/double bedroom with sloping ceiling overlooking living area.

    Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included thereafter available locally. Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen, towels included. TV. DVD (small library). Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer (in utility). Decked terrace, furniture. 26 acres of woodland (shared with owner). Parking (2 cars). No smoking .

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  • The Garden Flat

    Herne Bay

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    Ref: W43447


    This spacious and stylish apartment, boasting panoramic sea views, is located on the coast of Kent in the seaside town of Herne Bay. This is the perfect location for a holiday on the coast. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard, The Garden Flat offers ease of access with private parking, its own garden, large living space with a dining table overlooking the coast, a comfortable bedroom, which sleeps up to 2 guests, along with a well-equipped kitchen. The Clock Tower which is visible from the apartment window and garden is the oldest one in England. Several local attractions include the popular Herne Bay promenade with a selection of shops, bars and restaurants, access to the main town is also within walking distance with many shabby chic shops to roam. The area is also popular with jet bikers. Take a short drive to Canterbury and experience the historic hustle and bustle of the beautiful city, sample oysters in Whitstable or why not take a day trip to France from Dover with its regular ferry crossings. Beach 21 yards. Shop and restaurant 21 yards, pub 32 yards.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area and tiled floor. 1 double (6ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 4 steps in garden.

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  • Sussex Mews

    The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells

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    Ref: 26808

    A superbly located Grade ll listed holiday studio apartment with a recessed bedroom area. It has its own enclosed front garden with mature shrubs and is set to the rear of The Pantiles, the colonnaded 17th century walkway now buzzing with restaurants, open air cafes, specialist shops and a fortnightly farmers’ market. Sample the Chalybeate spring water served by ’The Dipper’ during the summer months or visit The Seven Wonders of the Weald. The area is full of castles, gardens and stately homes; a short walk to the station gives access to London within an hour. Shop, pub and restaurant 25 yards.

    5 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room/step up to dining room/kitchen with recessed bedroom area with double bed (6ft zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Portable barbecue. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Sawmill Cottage

    Tunbridge Wells

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    Ref: PPPT

    Located on the site of the 18th-century sawmill for The Pantiles, this stylishly furnished, adjoining holiday cottage stands on the common across the road from the pretty colonnaded walkway. The Pantiles is a delightful place to stroll, enjoying open-air cafés, restaurants, bars, small specialist shops, antique shops and alfresco entertainment, including plays and jazz nights in summer. Further afield, explore the Seven Wonders of the Weald, including castles, gardens and stately homes. Walks from the doorstep and golf locally. Excellent rail connection to London. Shop 250 yards, pub 100 yards.

    Living/dining room with electric ‘log-effect’ fire and oak floor, open plan with hand-made kitchen, oak worktops and Belfast sink. First floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    • Electric ‘log-effect’ fire included
    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Sitting-out area with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking; additional public car park adjacent
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • The Manger

    Bethersden

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    Ref: E3151

    In the glorious heart of Kent, just 7 miles from Ashford’s Eurotunnel trains and easy day trips to France, this cosy single storey property (shown four windows facing) offers comfortable accommodation. Forming a wing of a beautifully converted 400 year old barn, it stands in pretty grounds shared with the owners, who live in the main part of the barn. Sissinghurst’s famous gardens and Scotney and Bodium Castles (all NT) are a short drive, the coast and historic Canterbury a little further. Tenterden (5 miles) offers good shopping and the Kent and Sussex Steam Railway. Shop 500 yards, pub 250 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Shared garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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