The Kent Downs are a designated AONB and well known for their exceptional splendour and include ten named areas with lovely self-catering accommodation. It really is an enchanting place with a stunning landscapes combining, history, drama and intimacy.
With a dramatic south facing scarp, secluded dry chalk valleys and a network of tiny quiet lanes, choosing perfect holiday cottages in the Kent Downs couldn’t be more pleasurable. By using our extensive feature list such as enclosed garden, pub or village within walking distance or part of our luxury collection, you can easily find your perfect cottage and the choice really is yours.
Add to this, historic churches, castles and oasts, the dramatic white cliffs, ancient woodland and chalk grassland you really can beat it if you want to see and explore a natural quintessential English landscape and feel, hear and smell the sea.
Very much associated with the area are orchards, hop gardens as well as more recently lavender fields and vineyards. You will enjoy sampling the local food and drink at the cafes, gastro pubs and restaurants in the area and many offer a warm welcome to responsible dog owners.
Cottage rentals in the Kent Downs are a perfect way to spend precious time with family, friends and dogs, giving you the space, time and freedom to make the most of your holiday. Bredgebury National Pinetum is a natural treasure and is open all year round and impressive in all seasons, you will love the network of pathways through the grounds and collection of conifers.
Scotney Castle Garden provides a fabulous vantage point to take in the views over the Kent Downs countryside, enjoy the 14th century castle and estate walks.
Some of the notable hills to ascend are Betsom’s Hill (the highest point in Kent at 251 meters), Blue Bell Hill, Castle Hill, Detling Hill, Summerhouse and Tolsford Hill, all lovely walks and very accessible for everyone.
With Askham Valley, Burham Down, Hollingbourne Downs and Wye Downs to visit you won’t be short of lovely days out in the fresh air enjoying fabulous views, peace and tranquillity, you will return home from you holiday wonderfully refreshed.