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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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  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Anchor Cottage

    Deal

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43430


    Anchor Cottage is located in a conservation area within the stunning town of Deal on the coast of Kent, and is a comfortable terraced property which was built in the 1800s. Set in the quiet small back streets of Deal, yet in a central position, it is just a short stroll to the amenities and history Deal has to offer. There is an 18th-century pub and micro ale house/cocktail bar within a few minutes’ walk, and very good restaurant within 5 minutes’ walk. The quirky style of this holiday property boasts a quaint open-plan kitchen with dining area and a welcoming living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom with a Victorian style roll-top bath. With local attractions on your doorstep, as well as excellent fishing on the pier, Anchor Cottage will be a great base for couples and seaside enthusiasts. Locally, there is a number of shops, bars and restaurants, and Walmer and Deal castles are also popular attractions. Broadstairs is a short drive with its award-winning beach at Viking Bay, or for a touch of history and culture, take a short drive, train or bus into the famous city of Canterbury, walk around the ancient city walls and explore the fantastic cathedral. For a trip further afield why not go to France for the day on one of the many daily ferry services from Dover. Beach 500 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. First floor: 1 double bedroom (5ft zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed courtyard and furniture. Parking (1 car, permit provided). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • The Deck House

    Broadstairs

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC15


    The Deck House is a semi-detached holiday property located in the town centre of Broadstairs, an excellent base to explore this popular seaside resort. It is surrounded by an array of local shops, bars, restaurants and fabulous beaches, making this a perfect holiday location for any couple, group or family. Designed with a contemporary feel, The Deck House featured on ’Property Snakes and Ladders’ TV programme with Sarah Beeny, for its unique style and structure. A private decked courtyard joins the property which features a seating area and BBQ for those sunny summer days.
    Spend time relaxing in this quaint property or venture 100 yards down the road to explore the delights of Broadstairs. Viking Bay is one of the more picturesque beaches in Kent, and surrounding this there is an abundance of shops, bars and restaurants for you to enjoy. This property is also ideal for walking enthusiasts, with Thanet Coastal Path close by, the longest continuous stretch of chalk coastline in the country. Also, the Viking Coastal Trail is a 27 mile walk, passing through Viking Bay. Enjoy a surfing lesson at Joss Bay only 5 minutes’ drive away.
    Just a little further round the coast is Margate’s old town, home to a unique selection of retro shops along with the famous Turner Contemporary Art Gallery which has modern and historic art exhibitions all year round. The coastal towns of Deal and Dover are only a short drive away, why not take a day trip by ferry for lunch in Paris, or visit the iconic white cliffs of Dover, there is so much to do and enjoy from this central location. For history and culture lovers, Canterbury is approximately 30 minutes’ drive, here you can visit the famous cathedral, explore the city walls and take a river tour through time or just relax in one of the many wine bars it has on offer.
    Local public transport is advised for this property due to its town centre location, Broadstairs train station is just 2 miles away and there is a reliable and regular bus service. Beach 350 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. Open-tread turning stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms. Second floor: Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Car park 175 yards, (permit at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Violets

    Shipbourne, nr. Sevenoaks

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 5883

    Attractive rural position

    Attractive rural holiday location surrounded by fields and country walks. Situated in spacious grounds of the owner’s oast house with access from a quiet country lane up a private road. Ideal for historic houses and NT properties. Easy access for London and the motorway network (M25), the coast and for day trips to the Continent by sea or Le Shuttle. Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile.

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

    NSH (controlled by owner) October-April included. Electricity and electric heaters by £1 meter. Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Large garden with chairs. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • The Benvenue - Panoramic Views

    Sandgate, nr. Folkestone

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: W43985


    The Benvenue comprises three spacious, well-appointed apartments (refs W43984, W43985 and W43986), situated in a prime position on Sandgate Esplanade. All apartments have balconies leading off the living room and face directly over the seashore just a few yards away, giving uninterrupted views across the English Channel to the cliffs of France, and views to the Dungeness Peninsula, situated at the far end of a sweeping curve of coastline as it disappears into the hazy distance. The accommodation comprises a comfortable living room, a large kitchen, relaxing and cosy bedrooms with en-suite facilities in most rooms.
    Sandgate is a short walk away, or two minutes’ drive. The high street is noted for its eclectic mix of antique and bric-a-brac shops, pubs, a real ale bar, restaurants, takeaways and a highly rated fish and chip shop.
    The nearby towns of Folkestone and Hythe are within easy reach by car or the regular buses. Folkestone has a picturesque working harbour, with numerous fishing boats at anchor. Fresh seafood is readily available from a selection of family-run stalls adjacent to the quayside. Hythe is much quieter, the charming old high street has many interesting shops, as well as places of refreshment. The Royal Military Canal, built as a means of supplying British soldiers during Napoleonic times, now makes its way quietly through the town. Its tree-lined banks make a restful place to sit and take in the pleasant, relaxing view.
    Slightly more distant is the busy port of Dover, noted for the Norman castle that dominates the skyline. It also offers day trips to France with regular ferry crossing to Calais. The Battle of Britain Memorial is situated right next to main road from Folkestone to Dover, the haunting presence of a Spitfire and Hurricane a poignant reminder of days gone by.
    The famous city of Canterbury is a must with its well-preserved city walls and cathedral.
    The nearby Sunny Sands beach is a great place for children to play when the tide is out. The harbour boasts one of the finest restaurants in the area. Views from the glass-fronted dining area and terrace give a wonderful view day or night over the inner harbour. Another point of interest is the old high street, a steep, narrow road that connects the upper part of Folkestone to the harbour area.
    If it’s a comfortable base from which to visit or explore, or just somewhere to relax in and re-charge away from it all, The Benvenue apartments make an ideal choice for your seaside holiday. Shop 300 yards, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    All on second floor: Living/dining area with patio doors and marble tiled floor. Kitchen with marble tiled floor. 2 double (5ft) bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    All properties: Gas underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Balcony with furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • The Old Stables

    Hythe, Kent

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC258

    The Old Stables is a delightful 2 bedroom property overlooking the coastal town of Hythe. Prominent elevated sea views from the living room make this a great coastal holiday destination, and local amenities are within walking distance. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard, this semi-detached property will appeal to couples and families looking for a quiet area close to the town centre, with its local shops, bars and restaurants. A small private patio offers guests the opportunity to sit back and relax in the summer sun.


    There is a promenade next to the beach, which extends all the way to Folkestone harbour, 4 miles, great for walking and cycling. Fantastic water sports are available in Hythe, including windsurfing, kitesurfing, dingy sailing and canoeing. There are many superb walking areas close to the property, including woodland and open countryside. Attractions nearby include the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, with scenic, marsh side, steam-powered locomotives passing through New Romney to Dungeness. Steeped in history, the Royal Military Canal stretches 28 miles, with shorter cycling and walking routes fanning out from Hythe. Alternatively, you can cruise along the canal on a hired electric or rowing boat. Nearby, Port Lympne Wild Animal Park and Howletts Wild Animal Park are well-known for the conservation work they provide. The safaris showcase lions, tigers, gorillas and much more, which makes for a memorable day out. If you’re willing to go further afield, Folkestone and Dover both offer access to France for a spot of lunch or sightseeing. The famous city of Canterbury is a short drive away, where guests can enjoy cobbled streets, boutique shops and the famous cathedral. Beach ½ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

    Ground floor: Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Living/dining room.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 26" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Gas hob. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-Fi. Small, enclosed courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps in garden.

  • 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

  • Smugglers Cottage

    Margate

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: UKC141


    Smugglers Cottage is a quaint, terraced cottage in a great location in Margate. Just minutes to the sea and a short stroll into Old Town, this property offers a great seaside break for any couple, family or small group. The interiors have been decorated and furnished in a unique style that’s full of character and charm. The courtyard garden is the perfect area to enjoy an evening glass of wine as you plan what to do the following day. Be sure to bring your bikes, as Kent boasts some of the best cycling and walking routes in the UK, and the convenient outhouse is suitable for bike storage after your ride. Comfortably sleeping 4 people, guests will enjoy the open-plan kitchen’s fresh contemporary feel.

    Local attractions include the theme park Dreamland Margate, with its iconic scenic railway and several amusements. Visit the Turner Contemporary Gallery, which was visited by the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, and features a wide selection of art and iconic pieces of modern Margate. Further afield, you will find the award-winning coast of Viking Bay in Broadstairs, famous for its Folk Week in the summer.

    Why not discover Canterbury in style aboard one of the city’s boat tours, or explore the history behind its world-famous cathedral? There are a number of boutique shops that are well worth a visit, or you can simply wander along the city streets to take in Canterbury’s remarkable culture. Day trips to France are easily accessible from Margate, take a short drive to Dover and enjoy a ferry trip to Calais, or there’s the Eurostar from Ashford. Beach 500 yards. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Kitchen with dining area. First floor: 2 double bedrooms (one 5ft). Second floor: Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Steep stairs and low ceiling throughout.

    Underfloor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. On demand TV (Netflix/Amazon). DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking only. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • 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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