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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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  • Butterfly Cottage

    Whitstable

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: PNNP

    Just a short stroll to the beach and harbour is this restored, adjoining Victorian holiday cottage over three floors, with wooden shutters and floors, open fireplace, wood-burning stove and 130ft enclosed garden with decked terrace. Explore the winding alleys of Whitstable, once the haunt of smugglers, down to the beach - one of the very few in the country that boast a pub! Take advantage of the local oysters and freshly-landed fish, along with the popular Whitstable Ale. Shop and pub 300 yards.

    Living/dining room with open fire. Dining room with wood-burning stove and window shutters. Two steps down to kitchen with breakfast area and oak work tops. Wooden floors throughout. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms, each with ornamental fireplace; one double, one twin. Second floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

    • Open fire and wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, gas central heating, underfloor heating (shower room), bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Digital TV
    • DVD
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large, enclosed garden with raised decked terrace and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Roadside parking
    • No smoking

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  • Rolls Cottage

    Whitstable

    Grade
    6
    3
    2
    2
    Ref: 26654

    Close to the beach, restaurants, quirky shops and art galleries is this stylishly renovated end of terrace holiday cottage with the added bonus of an attractive, enclosed, paved garden; ideal for summer barbecues. It also boasts a wood-burning stove in the living room where you can curl up and relax after a brisk walk down by the harbour in the winter. Try out the watersports on offer including sailing and surfing, take up fishing and don’t forget to sample the local oysters for which Whitstable is renowned. It is also good cycling territory - try The Crab and Winkle Way, experience at first hand the glorious Whitstable sunsets and gaze across The Swale, where time appears to stand still and offers an ideal opportunity to recharge your batteries. Once you have explored the local artists community, daily fish market and tiny lanes previously frequented by smugglers, the historic town of Canterbury, with its breathtaking cathedral and boat trips on the River Stour is well worth a visit. Indoor leisure centre with swimming pool close by. Good rail connections to London. Shop, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Step up to utility room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and large library. Playstation. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed paved garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Public car park, 50 yards. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 steps to terrace.

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  • Plovers Rest

    Upchurch

    Grade
    6
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: 28010

    Ideal location to explore the area

    Tucked away along a country lane and within the grounds of a Kentish fruit farm is this thoughtfully converted barn. Enjoy your own slice of the ’Garden of England’ as the detached barn overlooks its very own orchard! The farm offers excellent walks and the fields border the estuary where guests can bring their own rod for fishing. There is a local golf course where players and their families can use the club house restaurant and heated indoor swimming pool. For the cycling enthusiast there are several cycle routes. The little village of Upchurch with a corner shop and pub is under a mile’s stroll and steeped in history, originally settled by the Romans, there is a haul of Roman coins from here on display in the British Museum in London, and Sir Francis Drake’s father was vicar at the local church! Further afield visit Rochester referred to as ’The city of great expectations’ because of its associations with Charles Dickens and a festival celebrates this in the summer and at Christmas. Visit Rochester and Upnor Castles, the historic Chatham Dockyard, Cobham Hall dating from 1584 or Kent Life Farm where you can feed the animals or children can let off steam in an indoor soft play barn or outdoor adventure area. 35 minutes’ drive to the Cathedral City of Canterbury with its cobbled streets and quaint shops. 50 minutes’ drive and easy access to the channel tunnel and Dover Port. Good rail connections to London. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with sloping ceiling, both with access to bathroom with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Terrace and furniture. Orchard. Barbecue Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children except babies in arms. NB: River 1/2 mile.

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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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  • Spice Cottage

    Kingsdown

    Grade
    6
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 18047

    This charming, restored, terraced fisherman’s holiday cottage, seconds from the beach, is light and airy in summer, cosy and snug in winter with a dual fuel burner. Beach or cliff top walks from the door, or try golf, sailing or windsurfing. Visit Deal or Walmer Castle, 10 minutes. Canterbury a short drive. Shop 50 yards, pub 40 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Dining room with French doors. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull out single (can be double or twin) and French doors. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Dual fuel burner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, underfloor heating, gas and electricity included (£20per week, £10 per short break October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. Stereo/CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Sun deck. Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). No smoking. NB: 80 yards to the sea.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Eaton Barn - Eaton Barn

    Burmarsh, Romney Marsh

    Grade
    6
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 16381

    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 room with double sofa bed (for children)/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 on request.

    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).

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  • The Miller’s Barn

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    6
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 19583

    Originally a 16th-century grain storage barn, the building itself has been restored to a high standard and fitted with all mod-cons, whilst still retaining its original beams and features. There is a small private garden with a paved terrace, plus full access to the owner’s leafy half-acre garden, which has a swing-set and kids’ playhouse. The property is only a short drive from the beautiful cathedral city of Canterbury, 6 miles, and is near to Dover ports and Channel Tunnel, 12 miles, Ashford International Eurostar terminal, 10 miles, and also a train/bus ride to coastal sightseeing spots such as Whitstable, Margate and Folkestone. The village stores and the local pub/restaurant, both popular with the locals, are within a 5-10 minute walk. Village shop and pub/restaurant 800 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and beams/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Gallery with twin beds and low sloping ceiling.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Selection of books and board games. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Shared use of owner’s 2 storey Wendy House. Small enclosed garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. No smoking. NB: Small pond in the owner’s grounds.

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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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  • Grove House

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    6
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: 14436

    Large, well-appointed and comfortable, this detached family house, with an acre of enclosed garden, is in an idyllic, peaceful holiday location. It has a bedroom and a bathroom on the ground floor for less mobile guests, and adjoins the ancient 120-acre manorial common of Stelling Minnis and Lyminge Forest, in the heart of the Garden of England. Although this is good walking country, and dogs are welcomed, it is also within easy reach of historic Canterbury where you can explore the magnificent cathedral, take a trip on the river and climb the spiral staircase in the West Gate Towers which have guarded the city since the 1380s. The Channel port of Dover provides an ideal opportunity to take a day trip to France or use the Channel Tunnel from Folkestone, (be in France within an hour). Dover also offers a magnificent castle and secret war time tunnels, spot one of the nine ghosts said to frequent them! If you enjoy bargain shopping don’t miss De Bradeli Wharf, discount shopping with style or McArthur Glen Designer outlet village at Ashford. Enjoy a days horse racing at Folkestone, visit the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch steam railway or ’experience a safari’ in Kent at Port Lympne wild animal park. Well stocked village store and a traditional village pub close by.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room with patio doors. Kitchen. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Payphone. Enclosed garden and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Wheelchair access. No smoking.

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