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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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  • Malthouse Barn

    Elmsted, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: P85

    Nestling in 26 acres of woodland and pasture, this delightful detached barn offers complete tranquillity. A glass of wine can be enjoyed on the decked terrace whilst watching the lambs gambol, or trying to spot a deer. For flower lovers, the famous gardens at Sissinghurst, Great Dixter and Batemans are worth a visit. Equidistant from Ashford is the Eurostar to Paris, and historic Canterbury. Just 15 minutes away is the Channel Tunnel, or the train can be taken for a trip to London from Wye, just 3 miles away. Excellent walking terrain, hot air ballooning locally. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Step to entrance. Open-plan living/dining room/kitchen with wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor and French door to decked terrace. Fitted kitchen area has breakfast area and butler sink. Utility. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet. Spiral open tread staircase to first floor: Study area/double bedroom with sloping ceiling overlooking living area.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, oil central heating, bed linen, towels included
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer (in utility)
    • Decked terrace, furniture
    • 26 acres of woodland (shared with owner)
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • No smoking

  • Little Cloverland

    Lyminge, nr. Folkestone

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: W41171

    Excellent walking territory

    Situated on the edge of Lyminge Forest in the owner’s grounds, this detached, single-storey cottage provides cosy accommodation with its own enclosed garden. Ideal for exploring the North Downs Way, or a stroll across the fields brings you to the village of Lyminge itself. Golf courses can be found 0.25 miles away. Further afield visit historic Canterbury, Folkestone and walk along the Leas or choose a souvenir from your holiday from one of the little antique shops in Hythe - all accessible by bus close to the cottage. There is easy access to the Channel Tunnel and day trips to France, so remember your passport. Shop and restaurant 0.5 miles, pub 0.25 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • The Garden Flat

    Herne Bay

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    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.

  • The Snug

    St Margaret’s at Cliffe, nr. Deal

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    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.

  • Tall Pines

    East Farleigh, nr. Maidstone

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    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.

  • Bryn Taff

    Hamstreet, nr. Ashford

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    2
    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 with paved terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Summer house with shared 6-seater hot tub (by arrangement) with changing facilities. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Malt Cottage

    Biddenden

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: 24442

    Adjoining the owner’s period country property, located just a few minutes walk from the historic village of Biddenden, which lies in the heart of the Kent countryside and offers easy access to an abundance of castles, gardens, stately homes and many places of both historical and cultural interest. The famous Sissinghurst Gardens are just five minutes away. Nearby Tenterden is a charming market town offering interesting shopping and a working steam railway. An ideal holiday location for golfers with the splendid Chart Hills course practically on the doorstep. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with walk-in shower and toilet.

    Gas central heating and gas £30per week winter, £20per week summer. Electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Byre Cottages - Byre Cottage II

    Stelling Minnis, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    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.

  • The Annexe at Gorewell

    Old Wives Lees, nr. Canterbury

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    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.

  • Green Cottages - Candy Cottage

    Rodmersham Green, nr. Sittingbourne

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28224

    Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award

    These converted farm workers’ terraced cottages (ref 28974 and ref 28224), which adhere to the Green Tourism policy, are in a conservation area, opposite the pond, village green, pub and close to a tea shop. Close to the North Kent Downs AONB, The Pilgrims Way and Cycle Route 1 making this an ideal holiday base. Visit Faversham, the Hop Festival in autumn and tour Shepherd Neame. Explore the RSPB nature reserves and the north Kent coast. Shop 20 yards, pub/restaurant 25 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet.

    Travel cot. Small DVD library.

    Electric woodburner in living room. Electric central heating (£25per week, £5 per day for short breaks October-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. On road parking. Bicycles for hire. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden. Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award.

  • Bearsted Barns - Stables

    Bearsted, nr. Maidstone

    Grade
    3
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: 24734

    Converted to a good standard, the adjoining Bearsted Barns reside in an AONB in the owner’s 3½ acres of grounds with access to a further 15 acres known as Bearsted Woodland Trust. Ideal holiday base for walking, cycling, golf and horse riding and only 3 miles from Maidstone, the thriving county town of Kent. Visit the Archbishop’s Palace, a medieval building built for the Archbishops of Canterbury and now used for weddings. Leeds Castle, described by Lord Conway as the loveliest castle in the world, is close by. Take a trip on the River Medway through the Maidstone Millenium River Park up to Allington Lock. Maidstone leisure centre boasts 4 swimming pools and 2 water slides and is one of the best equipped leisure centres in the South East. Enjoy a show at the Hazlitt Theatre or visit one of the shopping centres including Fremlin Walk, built on the riverside site of the old Victorian Brewery. Mote Park offers 450 acres of mature parkland, hosts the Kent County Cricket and on Sundays offers rides on a miniature railway. Bearsted and Maidstone offer frequent train services up to London. Shops, pubs and restaurant ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 1 double (6ft zip and link) bedroom with additional Z-bed (for child) and patio door. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Both properties: Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. 3½-acres shared grounds. Decked terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Car port (1 car). No smoking. Wheelchair access. NB: Water feature in grounds.

  • Crismill Oast

    Bearsted

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 27500

    This tastefully converted first floor apartment adjoins the owners home and is part of a Kentish Oast House. Walks abound from the doorstep, golf, fishing and pony trekking are available locally. Just 2 miles away is the fairy tale moated Leeds Castle with its maze, falconry days, hot air balloon rides and much more. This is an excellent holiday base for visiting the numerous places of interest that Kent has to offer. This property is adjacent to The Water Tower, ref 13684. Bearsted station with trains into London is 1 mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Internal stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen with sloping ceiling. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with slipper bath, shower cubicle, toilet and sloping ceiling.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared area of lawned garden with garden bench. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 12 years.

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