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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.
239 cottages are available
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  • Bryn Taff

    Hamstreet, nr. Ashford

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    Ref: UKC65


    Situated just on the edge of Hamstreet and therefore within easy walking distance of shops, a pub and a restaurant is Bryn Taff, delightfully converted into a stylish holiday base ideal for exploring the ’Garden of England’ and East Sussex countryside. Hamstreet is known as ‘The Gateway to the Marsh’ an area once awash with smuggling. Visit the Dungeness National Nature Reserve and RSPB Reserve, The Romney Marsh including Dungeness, is one of the most important wildlife sites in the world and is a crossroads for migrating birds. Three long distance footpaths pass through Hamstreet and you can follow the banks of the Military Canal or stroll through Hamstreet Woods. Both walking and cycling are very popular in the area, for sandy beaches, head to Dymchurch or Camber Sands, enjoy afternoon tea in Tenterden ’The Jewel of the Weald’, or the medieval town of Rye with its cobbled streets. For a touch of retail therapy visit McArthur Glen at Ashford and don’t forget your passport, in case you want to hop on a train and have lunch in Paris via the Eurostar. Beach 9½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with breakfast bar and wooden floor. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower attachment, toilet and sloping ceiling.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Two Freeview TVs (one 36", one 22"). DVD. Induction hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture and electric barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Summer house with shared 6-seater hot tub (by arrangement) with changing facilities. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Stour Cottage

    Sandwich

    Grade
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    Ref: E4898

    This well-presented cosy cottage for two enjoys an enviable location, quietly tucked away in a courtyard development just 200 yards from the heart of Sandwich, one of the most beautifully preserved medieval towns in Britain. Within 50 yards, a lovely riverside park is ideal for a peaceful amble, and pubs, restaurants, bars, cafés, cinema, independent shops, ancient churches, the White Mill windmill and museum, farm shops and the railway station are all an easy walk. The shingle beach at Sandwich Bay lies 2 miles away and many nearby historic sites including Richborough Roman fort and amphitheatre, and the fascinating castles at Deal, Walmer and Dover are in the care of English Heritage. The White Cliffs of Dover (10 miles) enjoy worldwide fame and day trips to Europe are easily accessible.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with laminate floor. Kitchen. First floor: 1 double (four poster) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. Garage. No smoking.

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  • Byre Cottages - Two Byre Cottage

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 29410

    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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  • Treacle Den

    West Hythe, nr. Romney Marsh

    Grade
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    Ref: E5275

    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 room. Dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet.

    Oil central heating included. CD. Fridge/freezer. Patio and furniture.

    Both properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Washing machine. Parking. No smoking.

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  • The Garden Flat

    Herne Bay

    Grade
    2
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    Ref: W43447


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

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

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

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  • Owls Croft

    Broadstairs

    Grade
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    Ref: 27898

    This detached holiday home lies just yards from the beach at one of Broadstairs’ beautiful bays, Dumpton Gap. A quiet gently sloping, sandy beach with promenade. At low tide walk along the beach to Ramsgate (check tide times), explore the rock pools for shrimps and crabs or take a stroll along the cliff top. Broadstairs offers restaurants, cafes and gift shops. Enjoy the regular summer fireworks displays and festivals, including Folk Week, or take to your bike and explore the beautiful 27 mile Viking Way. Alternatively Westwood Cross shopping, 2 miles, offers 53 stores, restaurants, cinema and casino. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping) and French doors/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freesat TV. DVD. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Wheelchair access.

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  • Water’s Edge

    Rolvenden Layne, nr. Tenterden

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    Ref: PNNO

    This tastefully converted single-storey farm building stands detached in the owner’s grounds. The holiday cottage has retained its original beams and enjoys its own terrace. Guests are invited to take a stroll through the adjoining woods - a carpet of bluebells in the springtime. It is ideally placed for visiting Sissinghurst Gardens as well as Lamberhurst and Biddenden vineyards. Explore the jewel of the Weald, Tenterden, with its tea shops, art galleries and antique shops, or take a ride on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway to the moated Bodiam Castle. Camber Sands and the Cinque Port town of Rye are within half an hour’s drive. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

    Two steps up to beamed living/dining room with kitchen area and French doors to terrace. External utility. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine (in external utility)
    • Freezer
    • Terrace with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Shared use of owner’s landscaped grounds, including bluebell wood
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking
    • NB: Lake 23ft from property

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  • Courthope Farm - Bluebell’s Stable

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 23556

    Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists

    Nestling in the 120-acre manorial common of Stelling Minnis and Lyminge Forest in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is Courthope Farm. The holiday cottages have been sympathetically renovated in keeping with their surroundings. All guests are able to use the hot tub in the centre of the courtyard and can also explore the owner’s 8 acres of farmland. Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists close to the North Downs Way and many other cycle routes. Catch the county cricket at Canterbury or try your luck at the races at Folkestone race course. Car racing can be enjoyed at Lydden and Brands Hatch and birdwatchers will be in their element at Dungeness, Sandwich or Stodmarsh. For the garden enthusiast, Kent has more gardens open to the public than any other county in England so try Scotney Castle garden and Sissinghurst. Castles are also abundant – see Leeds, Dover and Walmer and if you wish to visit further afield the Channel Tunnel is a 10-minute drive, enabling you to visit France or if you prefer to go by ferry – Dover is 30 minutes away. NB. Properties 23556, 23558 & 23559 can be booked together for larger parties. Shop and pub ¼ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double (5ft, zip and link) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included.

    All properties: Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. Shared courtyard and grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Shared hot tub. NB: Fenced pond in the shared grounds.

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  • The Stable

    Hastingleigh, nr. Ashford

    Grade
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    Ref: W43580


    Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the North Downs in Kent, between Ashford and Canterbury, The Stable is a detached, compact cottage, adjacent to the owner’s period farmhouse, displaying beams and original features yet offering all contemporary amenities. This holiday property comprises of an open-plan living/dining room with kitchen and a good size double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. Several local attractions include the North Downs Way, Pilgrims Way and many other picturesque footpaths and walkways. The Stable is within easy reach of Canterbury, boasting an incredible cathedral and ancient city walls, along with boutique shops, bars and restaurants. Many historic attractions include Dover Castle, close to the famous white cliffs and the coastal town of Deal, Deal Castle and Walmer Castle. Located just a 30-minute drive from Ashford International Station, guests can enjoy a day trip to France or Belgium on-board the Eurostar, plus there are regular ferry trips to Calais from Dover. This all year round property is a lovely base for couples and families to explore all that Kent has to offer. Shops, pubs and restaurant 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom with wooden floor and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, bed linen and towels included. Electricity by £1 meter. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Small courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (1 car). Pet welcome, must be kept on a lead. No smoking. No children.

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  • Sea View

    Broadstairs

    Grade
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    Ref: 29978

    Beach location


    This third floor beachside holiday apartment is located on the picturesque coast at Broadstairs. Eagle House was once known as Admiral House, as it was used as the headquarters for the Coast Blockade in the 1800s. The block occupies a unique position situated directly on the beach yet only one flight of stairs away from ’The Parade’ (a pedestrian path), with amazing sea and beach views and comfortable surroundings. Guests can also relax on their balcony whilst watching the boats pass by. This property sleeps two people and is in a great location for a coastal getaway. The flat is situated in Viking Bay, with fantastic sandy beaches, and in the heart of Broadstairs boasting quaint local amenities. Local attractions include the famous Folk Week, which takes place in August, and for golfers, Sea View is within easy reach of four well-known golf courses, including St Augustine, which has hosted the Golf Open in the past. This property is also ideal for walking enthusiasts, with Thanet Coastal Path close by, the longest continuous stretch of chalk coastline in the country. Also, the Viking Coastal Trail is a 27-mile walk, passing through Viking Bay which is where the property is situated. Cycle the Viking Trail, surf at Joss Bay, enjoy the fireworks on summer evenings, as well as the Dickens Festival. There are good rail connections to London. There is roadside parking 250 yards away at cost, or free roadside parking in the area. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Stairs to entrance. All on third floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with French doors. Shower room with toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Halogen hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Balcony and furniture. On road parking, at cost. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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  • Dairy Cottage

    Pembury, near Tunbridge Wells

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    Ref: UKC572

    If rest and relaxation in snug, well thought out surroundings are on your agenda, look no further than Dairy Cottage, residing in what was previously the original farmyard surrounded by orchards and woodland. This well presented, detached conversion was once the milking parlour on the farm. Take the footpath at the side of the cottage leading to woodland and a nature reserve. Alternatively, try your hand at trout fishing at Spring Hill Trout Waters across the track and catch supper. Nature lovers will also enjoy Brenchley Wood Nature Reserve. There are many National Trust properties in the area, including Knowle House at Sevenoaks where the film ‘Pirate of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides’ was filmed. Chartwell, which is home to the late Winston Churchill and his paintings; Batemans, where Rudyard Kipling grew up; and Ightham Mote, a fine example of a moated 14th-century manor house. Explore castles including Bodiam, vineyards and sample some very fine wines; gardens including the masterpiece at Sissinghurst created by Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicholson. Good rail connections from Paddock Wood to London can be reached in 50 minutes. Alternatively, head to Ashford and take the train to Paris in time for drinks. The spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and The Pantiles are less than 3 miles away. The coast at Hastings is approximately 40 minutes. Golf 4 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    3 steps to entrance.
    Ground Floor:
    Living room:
    With wood burner, 32" Sky TV, DVD player, Bose Wave sound system and French doors leading to courtyard.
    Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Open tread stairs to...
    First Floor:
    Bedroom:
    With double bed, sloping ceiling and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle, toilet and tiled floor.

    Calor gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. Enclosed courtyard, garden furniture and barbecue. Trout fishing on-site (£20 for 2 rods, licence required). Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps down to the courtyard from the property.

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  • Cathedral View

    Canterbury

    Grade
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    Ref: W44317


    Cathedral View is located in the centre of Canterbury with stunning views of the famous cathedral. This spacious 3rd floor apartment is the perfect location for a city break for a couple and is surrounded by several shops, bars and restaurants. The property has been decorated and furnished to a very good standard with a contemporary style, and wooden beams are prominent throughout adding to the character and charm. Many visitors take advantage of the good public transport routes into Canterbury, using either the east or west train station, leaving the car at home. However, public local car parks are available at cost, a short distance from the property.

    Canterbury has so much to offer including the Marlowe Theatre, river boat tours, historic evening walks and plenty of sightseeing on your doorstep. Further afield, a short journey will take you to the coastal town of Whitstable, the home of the famous oyster festival. Dover hosts regular ferry crossings over to Calais - why not enjoy a day trip and sample some French wine and cuisine? London is a 40-minute train journey on the high speed service from Canterbury West Station, explore the big city and bring back memories to last a lifetime. Being in the centre of Canterbury, this property is in a great location to explore all that Kent has to offer. Shops, pubs and restaurants can be found nearby.

    20 steps to entrance. All on third floor (no lift): Living room. Dining room/ kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Parking in public car park (at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children under 16 years.

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