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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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  • The Annexe

    Lamberhurst

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    Ref: 13923

    Superb single storey conversion of former farm barn buildings, adjacent to the owner’s home, enjoying rural views and rolling landscape situated on the private estate of Bayham Abbey. The whole area is a particularly attractive part of Kent with quaint villages and good olde English pubs. Royal Tunbridge Wells 5 miles with excellent shopping and main-line connection to London (50 minutes). Excellent touring, walking and golf locally with watersports at Bewl. A perfect holiday retreat. Shop 5 miles, pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. 5 steps down to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil central heating (controlled by owner), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Stereo. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Washing/drying service on request. Patio leading to grassed area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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  • The Garden Cottage

    Paddock Wood

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    Ref: E5368

    Enjoying a peaceful, semi-rural location, The Garden Cottage is a self-contained, cosy holiday cottage, adjoining the owners’ home in Paddock Wood, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in the heart of rural Kent. The superb location makes it ideal for visiting the many castles - Leeds, Hever, Bodiam (NT), Sissinghurst (NT) and Scotney (NT). Historic houses nearby include Knole, Igtham Mote, Chartwell (all NT) and Penshurst Place. The magnificent Canterbury cathedral is 1 hour away. Battle Abbey (1066 site) is 36 minutes. Sheffield Park is also worth a visit, 50 minutes away. There are also many beautiful gardens in the area, as well as character villages and traditional pubs to explore, whilst a day trip to London (50 minutes) is easily reached from Paddock Wood station.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with kitchen area. 1 twin bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Oil central heating included (£15per week October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD. Table-top electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden and furniture. Parking. No smoking.

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  • Byre Cottages - Byre Cottage

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

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    Ref: 29409

    Shared hot tub

    Boasting their own private balconies overlooking farmland and with shared use of a hot tub, these two adjoining converted oak barns (refs 29409 and 29410) in the owners’ grounds make an ideal holiday base for exploring the Kent countryside. Known as ‘The Garden of England’ with its miles of woodlands and fields, including gardens large and small, visit Sissinghurst and Goodnestone Park, where Jane Austen penned parts of ‘Pride and Prejudice’. Approximately 8 miles from Canterbury, where the cathedral dates back to the 11th century, enjoy a concert, or take a river tour. Whitstable, dubbed the ‘Pearl of Kent’ presents a great opportunity to indulge in sampling oysters for which it is renowned for. Alternatively, visit the port town of Hythe, with its interesting antique shops and fishing along the seafront. Roundwood Hall, for golf, is less than 2½ miles away and there is horse riding at Marberdan Riding Centre, 1 mile. For retail therapy, try McArthur Glen designer outlet, as well as Dover and the Channel Tunnel – both within easy driving distance for a day trip to France. Beach 10 miles. Shop 2½ miles, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping)/dining room/kitchen with beams. Shower room with toilet. Spiral stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing by arrangement. Fridge/freezer. Shared lawned garden with furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Shared hot tub. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond in owners’ grounds 5 yards.

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  • Canterbury Cottages - The Gardener’s Cottage

    Shatterling, nr. Canterbury

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    Ref: UKC186


    The Stables and The Gardener’s Cottage provides a period setting with 21st century amenities. The interiors have been thoughtfully decorated and furnished with style and comfort in mind using beautiful English oak, heritage and eco products to attain an understated elegance. Comfort and quality have been the main criteria, and both properties have achieved a 4 star Gold Award from VisitEngland. Designed for two, they offer the ultimate self-catering experience, an oasis of calm from which to discover this area’s rich heritage. Great emphasis has been put into providing everything needed to make your stay unforgettable. Situated between Sandwich and Canterbury, they are ideally placed for visiting this outstanding area of England, along with easy access to ports for trips to France and beyond. Ashford International Station for Eurostar is around a 45-minute drive. These two charming cottages nestle in the hamlet of Shatterling, a beautiful part of the county of Kent, within easy reach of Canterbury, (a UNESCO world heritage site). Sandwich, described as one of the most complete medieval towns in England is 5 minutes by car, or head out into the beautiful countryside for days spent walking or birdwatching. If history is your thing, the ancient castles of Deal, Walmer, Richborough and Dover are all within easy reach. Other ideas may include a day trip to Paris via Eurostar or ferry to Boulogne and Calais, or stay within these shores and enjoy a day fishing, golfing or a refreshing coastal walk. This is the perfect location for exploring the best that Kent has to offer. There is a bus stop just 50 yards away, so why not leave the car at home and take the bus into Canterbury! Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    1 step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor and patio doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. Double bedroom with kingsize bed. Shower room with toilet.

    One step to terrace.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Shared utility room with tumble dryer and freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden. Terrace with furniture. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 18 years.

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  • Squirrels’ Leap

    Tankerton, nr. Whitstable

    Grade
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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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  • Sutton Cottage

    Hawley

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    Ref: PLLZ

    This holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, provides compact accommodation. Take the Eurostar and have lunch in Paris or Brussels, or travel to St Pancras and Stratford International and explore the London art galleries, restaurants and museums. A short drive takes you to Bluewater or visit Lakeside. Enjoy rural walks in the Darenth Valley, Brands Hatch race circuit and Lullingstone Roman Villa, all easily accessible. In addition to which there is shared use of the owner’s heated outdoor swimming pool by arrangement. Shop and pub 1/4 mile.

    Cosy living room. Two steps down to kitchen/dining room. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Spiral stairs to galleried area with double bed and sloping ceilings. Most rooms with tiled floor.

    • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Wi-fi
    • Sitting-out area and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Swimming pool with Roman steps (38ft x 18ft, depth 3ft to 20ft) open June-September by arrangement
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced ponds in owner’s grounds. 5 steps to swimming pool

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  • Treacle Cottage

    West Hythe, nr. Romney Marsh

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    Ref: E5385

    Treacle Den and Treacle Cottage are two cosy little cottages ideal for couples looking for somewhere to get away from it all. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s home on a quiet lane in the countryside, both cottages are cleverly arranged for maximum privacy, ensuring a peaceful retreat. Within 100 yards of the cottages lies an excellent local pub that enjoys a superb reputation for its restaurant. Traditionally beamed, the pub takes its name, Botolph’s Bridge, from the local legends surrounding St Botolph, a 7th-century monk. There is an excellent selection of beaches to explore, all within 3 miles, and many beautiful walks including the Royal Military Canal which has recently seen improvements for walkers and cyclists. There are many local villages, gardens, museums, monuments and castles well worth a visit. The cottages sit conveniently within a few minutes’ drive of the motorway yet each enjoys a tranquil spot with countryside to the front and views of Lympne Castle across the fields to the rear. West Hythe is a tiny hamlet within 3 miles of Hythe, Dymchurch and Lympne. Set in a conservation area, with excellent local walks.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Shower room and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Electric central heating included. Travel cot. High chair. iPod dock. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Parking. 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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  • The Lodges - Chestnut Lodge

    Hawley, nr. Dartford

    Grade
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    Ref: 27636

    An ideal base for a town or country break

    These two adjoining, stylishly-presented, beamed holiday lodges are set in the owners’ grounds overlooking ornamental fishponds, yet you can pick up the Eurostar from Ebbsfleet just 10 minutes away to speed across to Brussels or Paris for lunch! Enjoy rural walks from the doorstep in the picturesque Darenth Valley. Alternatively, travel to St Pancras and Stratford International to explore London’s art galleries, restaurants and museums. For out of town retail therapy, Bluewater - the second largest shopping centre in the UK - is just a short drive. Alternatively, cross the River Thames to visit Lakeside which, together with the accompanying retail parks, forms one of the largest shopping areas in a single location in Europe. Brands Hatch Race Circuit and Lullingstone Roman Villa are close by and well worth visiting. For guests staying in July, a lavender massage at one of the local farms is a real treat! Guests enjoy shared use of the owners’ heated outdoor swimming pool by arrangement. Shop, pub and restaurant 1/4 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with stone floors. 1 double (5ft zip and link, can be twin) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Gas underfloor heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Shared 2-acre grounds. Parking (1 car). Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (11.5m x 5.5m, depth 6m x 1m), open June-September by arrangement with owners. No smoking. NB: Access through grounds with steps, alternative level access by arrangement with owner. Ponds in grounds.

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  • The Snug

    St Margaret’s at Cliffe, nr. Deal

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    Ref: 30578


    The Snug is an attractive, 1 bedroomed, self-contained annexe located adjacent to the owner’s home. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque conservation area of St Margaret’s at Cliffe, this holiday property makes a perfect, relaxing getaway for any couple. Decorated and furnished to a very good standard, the property offers space and comfort, with an open plan kitchen and living room, and a good sized double bedroom. The hall, kitchen area and bathroom boast natural slate flooring, giving a practical yet charming warm feel for any time of year. In this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is plenty to see and do, especially for walkers and cyclists. Explore the famous White Cliffs of Dover, St Margaret’s Bay (home of Ian Fleming) with its clifftop walks and views across to France, the South Foreland Lighthouse and the Pines Gardens. Take a day trip from Dover to France, visit Dover, Deal and Walmer castles, enjoy the historic city of Canterbury and the medieval town of Sandwich. Local pubs serving food, tea rooms, a general store and post office are just a short walk from The Snug. Golf, sailing, fishing and horse riding are all available locally. Closest beach is 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    1 step to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with slate floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet and slate floor.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot on request. Freesat TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small, enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • The Manger

    Bethersden

    Grade
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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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  • Dhara

    Canterbury

    Grade
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    Ref: W43662


    This semi-detached, single storey property is within walking distance of an UNESCO World Heritage site. The city of Canterbury, which has developed along the banks of the River Stour and flourished since the days of the Magna Carta, is now a renowned holiday destination and is one of the most visited cities in the UK.
    Visit the cathedral, which dates back to 597AD and displays a stained glass window dating back to the 12th century. You can also explore the historic city walls, attend the theatre, enjoy some retail therapy or see the city from a different perspective by coasting along the river on a punt. A short drive away is the coastal resort of Herne Bay, where its brightly coloured beach huts line part of the water’s edge. The clock tower and bandstand will take you back on a nostalgic trip to childhood holidays. Whitstable is a popular windsurfing and sailing destination, it is also renowned for its oysters. Alternatively, hire a bike or put on your walking boots and head for the beautiful surrounding countryside and explore the Crab and Winkle Way, or Great Stour Way. Goodnestone Park Gardens, Stodmarsh Nature Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park make a great day out. Easy access to the station provides links to London for further site-seeing opportunities. Beach 8 miles, Shop 1/4 mile, pub and restaurant 1/3 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet.

    Underfloor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Use of owners’ freezer. Wi-fi. Decked terrace with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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