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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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  • Canterbury Cottages - The Stables

    Shatterling, near Canterbury

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC185


    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 French doors. Kitchen. Double bedroom with kingsize bed. Shower room with toilet. Tiled floors throughout.

    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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  • 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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  • Old Chalksole Cottages - Saddlers Cottage

    Alkham, near Dover

    Grade
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    Ref: UKC408

    These delightful, single-storey cottages are located on the outskirts of Alkham, a quaint countryside village in Kent. Consisting of three cottages, Horseshoe Cottage (ref UKC410), Dairy Cottage (ref UKC409) and Saddler’s Cottage (ref UKC408), this is a great location for families and friends to enjoy a fun filled holiday in the Kentish country. Decorated and furnished to a good standard, all the cottages feature Wi-Fi, comfortable living accommodation and each cottage has an enclosed, private garden with patio. Saddlers Cottage and Dairy Cottage also have the additional benefit of hot tubs to enjoy all year round.
    There is a vast array of walks and cycling routes around the area, guests are welcome to bring bikes and store them in the cycle storage area. 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 4 miles. Shop 3 miles, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    Saddler’s Cottage (UKC408) can be booked together with Dairy Cottage (UKC409) and Horseshoe Cottage (UKC410) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    All on the ground floor:
    Living room:
    With Freeview TV and DVD player.
    Dining room.
    Kitchen:
    With electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

    Private hot tub.

    All properties: Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Shared utility room with freezer and tumble dryer. Small enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and barbecue. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. 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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  • Dairy Cottage

    Pembury, near Tunbridge Wells

    Grade
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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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  • Bryn Taff

    Hamstreet, near Ashford

    Grade
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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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  • The Annexe at Gorewell

    Old Wives Lees, near Canterbury

    Grade
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    Ref: 30626


    This comfortable, single-storey annexe, in Kentish style, adjoining the owner’s home, is located in the beautiful countryside of Old Wives Lees near Canterbury. Decorated and furnished to a good standard and at the end of a cul-de-sac, it makes the perfect base from which to enjoy walks and abundant wildlife. A cosy open plan living area with French windows joins the kitchen and leads to the double bedroom. A wildflower garden with sitting area is also located behind the property, which leads into 5 acres of unspoilt woodlands. Local attractions include Chilham village, with its unique medieval square, often used for film sets. Wye is also a lovely village to visit, 6 miles away and the historic city of Canterbury, with its famous cathedral and culture, is close by. The seaside resorts of Whitstable, Deal, Broadstairs and Herne Bay are within an hour’s drive. Go back in time and explore the castles of Dover, Deal and Walmer. For a day trip to France, ferry journeys from Dover, or the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to France are frequent and very popular. For eating, there are two excellent local pubs in Chilham, and also one at Chartham. Otherwise, there are many good restaurants in Canterbury. Beach 11 miles. Shop and pubs 1 mile, restaurants 7 miles.

    2 steps down to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room/kitchen with laminate floors. 1 double bedroom. Shower room with toilet and tiled floor.

    Electric central heating and electricity included (£30per week, £20 per short break November-March). Bed linen and towels included. 32" Freeview TV. Blu-ray. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Wi-fi. Garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 5 acres of woodland. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Small pond nearby.

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  • The Old Telephone Exchange

    Sissinghurst

    Grade
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    Ref: 26972

    A unique opportunity to holiday in a detached, converted old telephone exchange in the middle of one of Kent’s prettiest villages and within walking distance of the world renowned Sissinghurst Gardens (NT). Also the heart of the wine growing area visit Lamberhust Vineyard, Chapel Down Winery, and Biddenden Vineyards and Cider works. Take a drive to Tenterden and see why it’s described as the ‘Jewel of the Weald’. Visit Smallhythe Place, Scotney Castle (NT), Finchcocks Musical Museum and Bedgebury Pinetum. Shop, pub (with free wi-fi) and restaurant 60 yards.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. First floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle, toilet and bidet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD/radio. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine in external utility room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed small, paved garden with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Cycle store. No smoking.

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  • Beachside

    Broadstairs

    Grade
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    Ref: 27459

    Nestled into the cliffs at Broadstairs, with views across the sands of Viking Bay, this second floor holiday apartment offers direct beach access. Relax and observe life on the beach from the vantage point from the balcony or the window seat, or hear the waves lapping the sands from the comfort of your bed. For golfers, Beachside 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. Pubs, restaurants, antique shops, and an Italian ice cream parlour are on the doorstep. Cycle the Viking Trail, surf at Joss Bay, enjoy the fireworks on summer evenings, Folk Week, and the Dickens Festival. Good rail connections to London. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

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

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Halogen hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Balcony and furniture. On road parking; public car park 250 yards (at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking. No children.

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  • The Annexe

    Lamberhurst

    Grade
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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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  • Squirrels’ Leap

    Tankerton, near 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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  • Decoy Farm Holiday Cottages - The Stable

    High Halstow, near Rochester

    Grade
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    Ref: 27527

    Set on the owner’s working fruit farm, these three terraced holiday cottages, each with their own enclosed area of garden, offer the perfect base for exploring the natural beauty of this area. With views across the Northward Hill RSPB Nature Reserve, a converted barn has been reborn as charming cottages with 120 acres of farmland adjacent to the heronry, the largest in the UK. You may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the local barn owls, buzzards, egrets and the other abundant wildlife. In a quiet rural location yet only 8 miles from Rochester with a wide range of amenities, famous for its connections with Charles Dickens, or the cathedral city of Canterbury. The village of High Halstow is approximately 2 miles away and has a pub serving food, post office and grocery store. A perfect base for exploring Kent, the Garden of England and reaching London from Ebbsfleet for the high speed link. Ideal as a base for The O2, Greenwich Park, Westfield and Bluewater Shopping Centre. Golf nearby, varied cycle routes and fishing for trout in the owner’s reservoir (additional charge applies). There are free range chickens, geese and ducks on-site and opportunities to enjoy the blossoms and sample the fruits in season. The farm supplies high class fruit to many of the top restaurants in the area as well as the quality retailers and supermarkets. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

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

    Parking (1 car).

    All properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Use of owner’s 140-acre fruit farm. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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