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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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  • Whitepost

    Whitstable

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W43802


    Whitepost is a spacious contemporary town house located in a small, quiet gated development with its own parking space, within the heart of Whitstable, only a few steps away from the sea, beach and town centre. A great holiday location for any family, couples and a group of friends who want to enjoy the coast, local pubs on the beach, and of course, the famous oysters in many of its popular restaurants. This charming property has been tastefully decorated with a seaside theme in mind, and the dining room/kitchen, a bedroom and shower room are all on the ground floor for the less mobile. The first floor living room gives access to the balcony where guests can enjoy an evening glass of wine, or just sit back and relax in the light and airy living room. There is also a selection of books and board games to keep everyone entertained. The town of Whitstable is host to numerous shops, bars and restaurants. Every year there is the famous Oyster Festival, restaurants and local pubs playing live bands and creating a great atmosphere all year round. Why not take a short drive or catch the bus into the world famous heritage city of Canterbury, visit the stunning cathedral and walk across the dominant city walls? Beach 50 yards. Shops, pubs and restaurants 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Living room with French doors. 1 super kingsize bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD with a selection of DVDs. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Balcony. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Guinea Cottage

    Deal

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    1
    Ref: 26837

    This terraced holiday cottage is tucked away, yet within walking distance of shops, pubs, restaurants and a short stroll to the beach. Don’t miss the lively Saturday market in Deal and take breakfast in the café at the end of the pier with glorious panoramic views. Walk along the cliff tops, cycle the coastal path or visit local castles at Deal, Walmer and Dover. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room/1 step to dining area with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility area. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 3 steps to 1 double (5ft), 1 double (4ft), 1 single. Z-bed (2ft 6in for child) on request.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washer/dryer in utility area. Microwave. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed courtyard, sitting-out area, furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • April Cottage

    Whitstable

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC704


    April Cottage is a quaint terraced cottage located in the popular seaside town of Whitstable, Kent. Situated in a quiet road just off the High Street and a 5-minute walk from the harbour and beach, this property is the perfect holiday home for friends and family to enjoy. Comprising of three bedrooms, a galley-style kitchen, cosy living room and enclosed garden, this house is comfortable and well-managed. April Cottage is attractively furnished, with white wooden floors in the living room and dining room, which gives the cottage a bright open feel.
    Known for its oysters, Whitstable has a daily fish market at the harbour, as well as a thriving artistic community and many galleries to visit. Explore the winding lanes, once the haunt of smugglers, or cycle the Crab and Winkle Way. The vast coastline has local pubs dotted along the beach, superb restaurants in the town centre and boutique shops. Visit the world-famous Heritage City of Canterbury, and take a boat trip on the River Stour, explore the city walls and take a tour of the stunning cathedral. Access to London is easy, with several high speed trains running throughout the day. Visit Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament or take to skies on the London Eye. Beach 500 yards. Shop and restaurant 100 yards, pub 50 yards.

    Step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With Freeview Smart TV, DVD player and wooden floor.
    Dining room: With iPod dock and wooden floor.
    Step to...
    Kitchen: Galley style with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
    Steep stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.
    Steep narrow stairs to...
    Second Floor:
    Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Enclosed lawned garden with decked area, garden furniture and barbecue. On road parking. No smoking.

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  • Cedar House

    Canterbury

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC740

    The Old Fire Station is a complex of three fantastic, bespoke properties located in Canterbury. The Fireman’s Cottage (ref UKC739) and Art House (ref UKC741) are terraced, whilst Cedar House (ref UKC740) is detached. They can all be booked separately or together for a special occasion or gathering. Decorated and furnished to a good standard, these properties all have a unique style and charm. The Old Fire Station was once used as the main fire station for Canterbury in the Victorian era with horse drawn fire engines. Ideally located on the outskirts of the city centre, they are just a short stroll from all that the famous city of Canterbury has to offer. The skyline is dominated by the stunning cathedral, which is the oldest in England. But the cathedral is only part of the story since the ancient ruins of St Augustine’s Abbey and St Martin’s Church form Canterbury’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, making the city full of history, heritage and culture. Walk along the cobbled streets, perhaps take a river tour, or walk along the stunning city walls. Canterbury is full of unique and desirable shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy all year round; this makes Canterbury one of the most popular places to visit whilst in Kent. A short drive will take you to the seaside town of Whitstable, known for its oyster festival, seafood restaurants and vast coastline. For a day trip to London, a high speed service runs frequently from Canterbury West, and after a 50-minute train journey, you can enjoy the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and much more. Beach 7 miles. Shop and restaurant 500 yards, pub 100 yards.
    These properties can be booked together to accommodate up to 14 guests.

    Step to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room:
    With Freeview TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wooden floor.
    Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and wooden floor.
    Utility room: With washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
    Separate toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 2:
    With kingsize bed, double sofa bed, Freeview TV, balcony and en-suite with shower over bath, and toilet.

    Small courtyard with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Bike store available on request. No smoking. These properties have a security deposit of £150.

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  • The Old Tavern

    Walmer, nr. Deal

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: W43974

    The Old Tavern was originally built as a 19th-century public house called the Life Boat Inn. Just a short walk from the seafront, in the historic town of Walmer, near Deal, the teraced cottage is set over three floors and boasts three double bedrooms, comfortable living room, separate spacious dining room and a secluded enclosed garden. The Old Tavern makes an excellent and ideal base for your holiday. The accommodation is homely and well equipped and is a great choice for families, groups of friends or couples. The seafront is just a 2-minute walk away, and there is an excellent choice of restaurants, pubs, shops and cafes close by, as well as two extraordinary castles (Walmer and Deal) plus a museum. Other local attractions include the famous historical city of Canterbury with its classic cathedral, along with cobbled streets and boutique shops. Dover Castle is a short drive away with prominent views over the Dover docks, and there are excellent opportunities for golf, cycling, water sports, and coastal walks on the doorstep. A day trip to France is also accessible with the daily ferry crossings from Dover or the Eurotunnel departing from Folkestone. Beach 500 yards. Shop 200 yards, pub 100 yards and restaurant 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double bedroom (5ft). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Dishwasher, Freezer, Wi-fi. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Goldwell Granary

    Aldington, nr. Hythe

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: 18483

    This granary is part of the 15th century farm house, that has been converted to a very good standard with beams throughout, and is located on the edge of the village in the North Downs in an AONB. Once inhabited by the Romans and more recently in the 19th century, infamous for its smuggling connections, most notably the Ransley Gang where one of the local pubs was used as the headquarters. The village has a wonderful butchers with bakery that has won many awards and a newsagent/convenience store that sells a great selection of cheeses and picnic produce. There are two pubs in Aldington, one within walking distance that has a separate restaurant area. An ideal holiday place for walking on the Saxon Shoreway footpath. Beaches at Hythe and Dymchurch, 5 miles. Port Lympne wild animal park, 21/2 miles. McArthur Glen designer discount retail outlet, 41/2 miles. Romney Hythe and Dymchurch steam railway, 7 miles. Euro tunnel and trips to Paris, 8 miles. Stabling and livery by arrangement. Shop and pub 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 twin bedroom (disabled access) with en-suite shower room and toilet (adapted for disabled guests). First floor: 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft four poster) with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet, one with en-suite bathroom and toilet. Beams throughout.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Video and small library. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Newhaven

    Broadstairs

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 30577


    Newhaven is a welcoming 3 bedroom semi-detached house in the seaside town of Broadstairs. Located only a short distance from the coast this holiday property offers a great base for any family or group looking for a relaxing stay. Decorated to a very good standard guests can enjoy spacious bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a cosy open-plan living/dining room with woodburner. Wood flooring throughout the property gives it character and charm along with desired contemporary touches including wi-fi and freesat TV. There are several attractions in the area including Viking Bay, one of the beauty spots in Kent. Several shops, bars and restaurants are located a short walk away with the local pub a few yards from the property. Throughout the year Broadstairs hosts several events including the famous folk week. Further afield, take a short drive to Dover Castle or hop on a ferry to France for the day and the seaside town of Deal is a short drive with Deal and Walmer Castles. Canterbury is approximately 25-30 minutes’ drive, here you can visit the famous cathedral, take a river tour through time or just relax in one of the many wine bars it has on offer. Shop 500 yards, pub 100 yards and restaurant ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite wet room and toilet, 2 twin, both with wooden floor, one with Velux. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Juliet balcony. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Devonshire Gardens

    Margate

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    3
    Ref: 30175

    Devonshire Gardens is a renovated, semi-detached, period property based on the outskirts of Margate town and located close to the beach. The property boasts sea views, including from the twin and one of the double bedrooms, and is ideally situated for guests who wish to enjoy a seaside break with friends and family. This holiday house, with its light, airy and spacious rooms, has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard. Customers will benefit from private parking and free off street parking. With only a short walk to local amenities and the town centre, you can enjoy all that Margate has on offer. Visit the Margate museum and explore the town’s seaside heritage or the mysterious shell grotto, which invites you to explore its subterranean, shell-lined passages. Take a bike ride along the Viking Trail or play a round of golf at the North Foreland golf club, 1 mile. Enjoy the annual Jazz Festival in June, the National Beach Volleyball finals in August and many other events throughout the year, there is always something to do and see in Margate. Only a short drive away are the seaside towns of Whitstable, Broadstairs and Ramsgate and the historic town of Canterbury can be reached within 30 minutes. Shops, pubs and restaurants 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with wooden floor. Utility room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin (can be double). Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Blu-ray. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard with decked sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Additional on road parking. No smoking.

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  • Holly House

    Margate

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: 28699

    Within walking distance of a beach and under 2 miles from Margate, Holly House is ideally situated for guests wishing to enjoy a real seaside holiday break. This semi-detached holiday house, with its light, airy and spacious rooms, decorated and furnished to a very good standard, will appeal to guests of all ages. Whether you are a family with children on a bucket and spade holiday, or a group of grown-ups seeking to enjoy the cultural aspects of Margate with the brisk seaside walks, Holly House with its three bedrooms and spacious living accommodation offers a comfortable and relaxing stay. Margate has a long history of classic seaside entertainment with its golden sandy beach and amusement arcades. More recently, it has added a cultural attraction with the opening of the Turner Contemporary gallery and the revival of its Old Town with vintage shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. Visit the Margate museum and explore the town’s seaside heritage and the mysterious shell grotto which invites you to explore its subterranean, shell-lined passages. Take a bike ride along the Viking trail or play a round of golf at the North Foreland golf club, 1 mile. Enjoy the annual Jazz Festival in June, the National Beach Volleyball finals in August and many other events throughout the year, there is always something to do and see in Margate. Only a short drive away are the seaside towns of Whistable, Broadstairs and Ramsgate and the historic town of Canterbury can be reached within 30 minutes. Beach ½ mile. Shops, pubs and restaurants ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Second living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft 3in), 1 bunk. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in sitting/dining room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Hucking Court Stables

    Hucking

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: PQ6

    Originally stables to the main farmhouse, this 16th-century Grade II listed property has been carefully converted to provide an ideal holiday base from which to explore the ‘Garden of England’. Set in the heart of the North Downs, surrounded by Woodland Trust countryside, holidaymakers can enjoy wonderful walks through wooded bluebell glades, and along the famous Pilgrim’s Way or North Downs Way. Often dubbed ‘the world’s most beautiful castle’, Leeds Castle is close by, host to a series of events and concerts throughout the year. Excellent road connections ensure rapid access to London and the Channel Tunnel for shopping and sightseeing trips. Shop 3½ miles, pub ½ mile.

    Open-plan living/dining room with French doors to garden, sofa-bed (for +2) and farmhouse-style kitchen area. Double bedroom with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. High beamed ceilings, rustic flint walls, natural slate floors (carpet in bedrooms) and exposed beams throughout.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed cottage garden and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 3 cars)
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Coastguard Cottage

    Swalecliffe, nr. Whitstable

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: W44277


    Coastguard Cottage is in a unique location on the coast of Swalecliffe near Whitstable. Boasting sea views from each room, the property has bi-fold doors opening onto decking where guests can enjoy sitting on the decking and overlooking the Thames Estuary. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard, this three-bedroom terraced property is the perfect location for any family, group of friends or couples to enjoy a seaside holiday. The nearby holiday park offers evening entertainment and local facilities. A large expanse of lawn to the front of the property enables guests to walk their four-legged friends close to the property and take in the fantastic views along the coast. The high-spec bathroom includes rare brass bath and copper sink, and the open-plan living room and kitchen boast a great area in which to entertain guests, leading to a private decking area with enclosed lawned garden. Two bedrooms are located on the first floor with the third bedroom accessed via the first floor bedroom to the second floor.

    Nearby attractions include the seaside town of Whitstable, famous for its yearly Oyster Festival and sea food restaurants. The famous city of Canterbury is a short drive, where guests can experience the history and culture of this beautiful city, shop on the cobbled high street and enjoy evenings in the many restaurants and bars on offer. For a trip further afield, guests can take a ferry from Dover to the port of Calais in France, enjoy lunch in the city or take time for sightseeing. The local animal reserve of Howletts, known for contributing to the conservation of endangered wildlife, offers the opportunity to see lions, tigers, monkeys and much more. Coastguard Cottage is in a great location to explore Kent and the surrounding area. Shop 500 yards, pub 1 mile and restaurant 4 miles.

    Three steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with bi-fold doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. Utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 40" Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned courtyard garden with patio, decked terrace and furniture. Ample parking. Cycle store. No smoking. NB: 3 steps to garden.

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  • Reach Court Farm - The Barn

    St Margaret’s at Cliffe, nr. Dover

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: W44361

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

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

    Attractions in Kent include the famous city of Canterbury, boasting a stunning cathedral, dominant city walls, boutique shops, bars and restaurants. Take a ferry trip over to France from Dover to Calais or by train from Ashford through the Channel Tunnel, and enjoy sightseeing. Dover Castle sits proudly overlooking the town and is well worth a visit. Known as the ’Key to England,’ the castle boasts 2000 years of history and includes a Roman lighthouse, Saxon church and a Norman keep. Travel up the coast to the fishing town of Deal and sample fish and chips on the promenade or enjoy a stroll at Viking Bay in Broadstairs. Beach 1½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

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

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