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Ashford has retained its rural market town roots whilst expanding to include great shopping areas and plenty of places to dine and relax. It's ideally located for lots of places to visit and days out in the heart of the rural Kent countryside.

Ashford has a great rail infrastructure, with central London just 40 minutes away so, if you please, you can enjoy the odd day out in the big city and then return to the comfort of your cosy rural cottage. Much of the surrounding area has National Trust Reserve status, so expect unspoilt rolling hills and woodlands to explore, in addition there are plenty of outdoor pursuits on offer such as fishing, rambling, cycling and golf. There is a vineyard not too far away that is well worth a visit, and the surrounding area is full of beautiful little villages and impressive stately homes with stunning gardens.

The town itself has plenty to offer visitors with all the facilities close at hand, from a weekly market and numerous crafts and antique shops to a busy modern high street. On the outskirts of town is the Ashford Designer Outlet shopping centre, which is very popular with visitors. In the centre of town, the County Square mall is the place to go.

Stay in one of our holiday cottages in Ashford for a self-catering holiday that combines a bustling town environment with the great outdoors right on the door step.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

These two delightful holiday cottages enjoy an idyllic setting, surrounded by trees and an abundance of wildlife, in six acres of shared grounds. Converted from former stable buildings, both cottages overlook the lake where herons, kingfishers and moorhens can be spotted, and benefit from views over the surrounding Kent farmland, each with its own patio from which the country air and unspoilt scenery can be enjoyed. This is a genuine rural haven, far from major roads and an excellent area for walkers, it is accessed along a farm road and has many good foot paths to explore. Within easy reach are the famous Sissinghurst Castle Garden and Smallhythe Place, featuring the Dame Ellen Terry Museum and a timbered, 16th-century yeoman’s home. The magnificent cathedral city of Canterbury and the beach at Camber Sands are both 20 miles away. Golf, tennis and riding are available locally. Shop 1½ miles, nearest pub just over a mile away.

Attractive, spacious living/dining room with open fire, rugs on wooden floor, door to terrace, and large window overlooking lake. Small, well-equipped kitchen. First floor: Two small, pretty carpeted bedrooms; one twin and one double. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Very low sloping ceilings and doorways throughout first floor (limited headroom).These two cottages are furnished to similarly comfortable standards throughout, and enjoy identical layouts. Each has an attractive, spacious living/dining room with open fire, rugs on wooden floor, door to terrace, and large window overlooking lake. Small, well-equipped kitchen. First floor: Two small, pretty carpeted bedrooms; one twin and one double. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Very low sloping ceilings and doorways throughout first floor (limited headroom).

  • Open fire – logs available locally
  • Electricity, electricity panel heaters, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Patio
  • 6 acres of shared grounds
  • Parking
  • Coarse fishing foc by arrangement
  • Pet free of charge
  • Friday to Friday

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£380-£719
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Sycamore Barn Ref: PRG

This attractive and comfortable barn conversion, complete with solar panel electricity, patio and grassed area, stands in a family-run sheep farm 8 miles from the sea. Surrounded by fields and woodlands, it enjoys views over the countryside. For walkers, the North Downs Way is close by, and there are many local footpaths and bridleways to explore. Canterbury with its acclaimed cathedral, 10 miles. The shingle-beached sea resort of Hythe is 8 miles, with Port Lympne Zoo Park and the country’s smallest public railway at Dymchurch. Day trips to Paris by Eurotunnel, within easy driving distance. Shops 2 miles.

Entrance porch. Two steps to fitted kitchen with breakfast/dining area separated from sitting-room (two steps up), with electric fire and doors to patio, by open studwork. Shower room and toilet. Bathroom and toilet. Double bedroom with vanity unit. Single bedroom. Steep staircase with direct open access to twin bedroom.

  • Electricity, air source heat pump central heating and bed linen included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV (Freeview)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking

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£338-£791
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Rockley Ref: PLLW

Rockley a former oast house, parts of which date back to 1740, is situated in the small hamlet of Tuesnoad near Bethersden. Providing a very high standard of holiday accommodation with oak and slate floors, a delightful decked terrace accessed via French doors leading off the spacious breakfast room, with a cosy log-burner for chilly evenings and some beautiful exposed beams. Set in spacious well kept grounds with a tennis court and fenced heated swimming pool with changing facilities, it provides ideal accommodation for friends and family groups. This is Darling Buds of May territory and every year at Pop Larkin’s Farm close by a classic car show is held for a perfect family day out. Also close by is a 40 acre reindeer centre – a magical visit at Christmas time. Ashford International is only a short car journey away for trips to Paris or Brussels! Other places to visit include Tenterden, the Jewel in the Weald, Biddenden Vineyard which produces wine, cider and apple juice and offers tastings. The South of England’s Rare Breed Centre provides a wonderful opportunity for children to become more “hands on” with the animals, or take a trip on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway. For those looking for something different try a ghost tour around Pluckley, the most haunted village in England according to the Guinness Book of Records. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

Spacious living room with wood-burning stove and oak floor. Dining room with oak floor. Kitchen/breakfast room with French doors to terrace and oak floor. Separate toilet with slate floor. First floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Double bedroom (6ft zip and link). Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Some exposed beams throughout.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Sky TV
  • Music system
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Two freezers
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden with terrace and furniture
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool (30ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 6.6ft) June-September
  • No smoking

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£2376-£2376
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Peelers Lodge Ref: W43197

This detached, lodge-style holiday home is situated in the owner’s grounds, facing across fields and close to the North Downs. The Greensand Way and Stour Valley Walk easily accessible. There are good rail links to London from Pluckley, or the fast link from Ashford, 8 miles, where you will also find the Julie Rose Stadium. Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Gardens, the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway and the beach at Whitstable make for enjoyable days out. Two day pottery or screen printing workshops are available by arrangement with the owner. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Step down to kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

Underfloor central heating (in shower room), electric heaters, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Use of owner’s outdoor swimming pool (7.6m x 3.7m, depth 0.9m to 1.2m) open May-September (by arrangement). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£297-£583
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
1
Oak Wood View Ref: 30348

Oak Wood View is a detached holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, situated in the heart of Bredgar, a quaint village on the outskirts of Sittingbourne. Surrounded by 2½ acres of countryside, you will be away from the hustle and bustle however still have easy access to local towns. Enjoy lovely walks and bird watching surrounded by ducks, horses and plenty of wildlife. As you drive into the grounds you will be greeted by landscaped gardens, you will also find decking areas to sit back and relax with a glass of wine in the evening. Further down the garden is the shared, heated, outdoor swimming pool (open between May to September) along with access to the sauna and changing facilities. Also offered on site is stabling along with paddock and floodlit ménage (at cost with owner). Bredgar offers good access to the local town of Sittingbourne, which hosts plenty of facilities including shops, bars and restaurants. A bit further afield, take a 30-minute drive and you can visit the historic city of Canterbury with its amazing cathedral and iconic buildings. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 3 miles.

Ground floor: Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet. First floor: Landing with 2 single beds. Living/dining room. 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 42" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared 2½ acres of lawned garden with summer house, courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Shared outdoor heated swimming pool (10m x 6m, depth 1.4m), open May-September, use by arrangement. Shared sauna. Stabling and paddock on request. Pet free of charge. No smoking. NB: Pond in grounds, 200 yards

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£368-£1088
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
Old Post Office Ref: E4591

Once the post office for the little village of Ruckinge, this comfortable property offers an ideal base for two families to explore the ‘Garden of England’ or take a day trip to the Continent. Eurostar trains depart from Ashford (under 8 miles), and within easy reach are Sissinghurst Gardens and Smallhythe Place (both NT), Port Lympne Zoo, castles at Deal, Dover and Walmer and the Dickens House at Broadstairs. Shop 1.5 mile and pub 20 yards.These two holiday properties are located in the little village of Ruckinge. Old Post Office was once the post office for the village and offers accommodation for two families, Bramble Cottage is a comfortable house with a private garden. Both properties offer an ideal base to explore the ‘Garden of England’ or take a day trip to the Continent. Eurostar trains depart from Ashford (under 8 miles), and within easy reach are Sissinghurst Gardens and Smallhythe Place. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 20 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Second living room. Second kitchen with breakfast area. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Oil CH, heaters, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Two satellite TVs. Two m/waves. Two w/machines. Two t/dryers. Two d/washers. Two f/freezers. Wi-fi. Tel-honesty box. Garden and furniture. Parking. NB: Ornamental pond in garden.

Bed linen and towels inc. H/chair. Wi-fi. Tel-honesty box. Parking.

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£356-£861
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Winifred Cottage Ref: 19662

This 200 year old beamed cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to a very good standard and is located in an AONB in the North Kent Downs. An ideal holiday place for exploring footpaths and cycle routes. Visit 10 acres of beautiful gardens at Doddington Place, just a short walk from the cottage. Faversham is 5 miles, see the oldest weekly market in Kent held around the Guild Hall. Visit beautiful moated Leeds Castle. The old fishing town of Whitstable with seafood restaurants, and the city of Canterbury, are both nearby, as is Ashford with designer outlet centre. Channel Tunnel at Folkestone, 40 minutes’ drive. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 3-minute walk.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Steep, curved slate stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
4
Pets
3

Thoughtfully converted to a high standard, this stunning, thatched 17th-century barn has a plethora of beams and vaulted entrance hall. Standing detached, it is ideally situated on the edge of the picturesque village of Smarden - whose name is derived from the Saxon ‘Smeredaenne’, meaning butter valley and pasture. The holiday property has additional family room and an open-tread oak staircase which leads to a galleried mezzanine floor, where games facilities can be found.
Smarden was once a village thriving on the wool industry, and is now a sleepy backwater of old England, so classically Kentish that it is sometimes in film sets. In the heart of the village is a cluster of half-timbered houses with Kent peg tiled roofs. Golf can be found locally as well as fishing by arrangement.
For day trips, Sissinghurst Castle Gardens are well worth a visit, as are the vineyards at Biddenden. Leeds Castle is easily accessible and it closely resembles a fairytale palace, rather than a fortress. The fine aviary and maze are also sure to keep children interested and amused. There is easy access to Ashford, from where the Eurotunnel can be taken to enjoy lunch or dinner in either Paris or Brussels.
One of England’s most venerable cities, Canterbury has much to offer, with many shops, restaurants and theatres. A former church, now called The Caterbury Tales has guided tours which lead through galleries and recount Chaucer’s tales. Shops and pub 1 mile.

Entrance hall with vaulted ceiling and stone floor. Open-plan vaulted living/dining room with low doorway to vaulted kitchen/breakfast room with gas range (for cooking) and stone floor. Vaulted family room with stone floor and step to living/dining room. First floor: Partially vaulted master double bedroom with four-poster bed, additional day bed (for +1) and en-suite bathroom with free standing bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Vaulted double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Further double bedroom with zip & link bed. Twin bedroom with low doorway. Open-tread oak staircase to galleried games room and sofa-bed (for +1). Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Most rooms with oak floor.

  • Electricity, gas underfloor heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Z-bed (for +1 child)
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Gas range included
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£705-£2240
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
The Old Barn Ref: W7671

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These converted barns are situated in the quiet, peaceful and unspoilt village of Newchurch in the centre of Romney Marsh with its wealth of historical churches and smuggling history. The sandy beaches of St Mary’s Bay and Dymchurch are just 5 miles away. The barns have quarry floor tiles in the entrance and hallways, latch doors and exposed beams throughout and the living areas are on the first floor to maximise the rural views. The barns are set in a large garden and provide an excellent base for walking, cycling, or bird watching with many footpaths including the Royal Military Canal Walk, the Ancient Saxon Shoreline and the RSPB Nature Reserve at Dungeness. Steam railway fans will enjoy the famous miniature railway from Hythe to Dungeness and the Kent & East Sussex Steam Railway from Tenterden. Port Lympne and Howletts Wildlife Parks are nearby as are the Cinque Port towns. Eurotunnel and Dover are within easy reach for channel crossings. Shop 5 miles, pub 3 miles and restaurant 500 yards.

Ground floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, (one 2ft 6in for alternative sleeping only). Bathroom with toilet. Beams throughout. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with low beam. Maximum occupancy 4 guests.

Electric central heating and electricity included (£25per week October-April). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Shared enclosed lawned garden with patio, courtyard and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

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£573-£573
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Coach House Ref: PEEW

The Coach House stands within its own garden in the owner’s 4-acre grounds, previously included in the National Garden Scheme due to the 100-year-old status of the garden and specialist and rare plants. Guests are welcome to explore the owner’s grounds and field of livestock by arrangement. Explore the Romney Marshes and beaches at Hythe and Dymchurch, 5 miles and Rye as well as a shingle coastline at Dungeness. Port Lympne, 2 miles, has the 400-acre Wild Animal Wilderness, with the largest captive group of black rhinos in the world are held. Canterbury 15 miles. Enjoy a day trip to France via the Channel Tunnel, 8 miles or ferry from Dover, 19 miles. Shop and pub ½ mile.

Living room with French doors and step down to sun room. Kitchen/dining room with tiled floor. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity and full oil central heating included (£30per week, £20 per short break October-March)
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Shared 4-acre woodland
  • Parking (2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced pond in woodland

WAS
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£315-£553
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Crabtree Farm Ref: 23794

Situated on the edge of the village of Hastingleigh and in the owners’ grounds, this comfortably furnished, semi-detached holiday barn is nestled in the tranquil countryside of the Kent Downs. Ideal walking territory and enjoy amazing views at the Devils Kneading Trough close by. Explore Canterbury, bag a bargain at Ashford Designer Outlet, see the animals at Howletts and Port Lympne zoos. Shops 2 miles, pubs 1/2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with wooden floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Electric central heating and electricity included (first £10per week included, remainder by £1 coin meter April-October). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Slope at top of garden, water feature by entrance.

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£227-£670
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Buss Farm Oast Ref: PSSA

Darling Buds Farm, or Buss Farm, is set in the beautiful Kent countryside, between the villages of Pluckley and Bethersden. This typical Kentish oasthouse is situated on the owner’s farm, which consists of a courtyard of buildings. There are a collection of other farm buildings all set in 35 acres of land, with footpaths from the doorstep that guests have access to, and paddocks in which to play a game of cricket or rounders. A stream winds its way between nine large ponds through the farmland. The farm became internationally famous for being the set for the TV series ‘The Darling Buds of May’ (1991-1993). It was home to Pop Larkin (David Jason), Ma Larkin (Pam Ferris), Mariette (Catherine Zeta Jones) and Charley (Philip Franks). 300 girls auditioned for the part of Mariette before Catherine Zeta Jones was found, and the series launched her career! At the time, the TV show was the most popular show on British TV, and the simple lifestyle set in the 1950’s showcased the beautiful Kent countryside. The title for the series comes from Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 18’. The oast provides stylish holiday accommodation with en-suite facilities to all four bedrooms. Guests won’t want to leave the farm, which also hosts a classic car show each year, but Kent has so much to offer, including the reindeer centre next door! Tenterden, the ‘Jewel of the Weald’, vineyards including Biddenden, the South of England Rare Breeds Centre, the Kent and Sussex steam railway, gardens including Sissinghurst, and a plethora of National Trust homes and castles are waiting to be explored. Take the high speed javelin train and be in London in 38 minutes, or for further sightseeing opportunities, bring the passport and have lunch in Paris via the Eurostar! Beach 18 miles. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

Three double bedrooms, all with 5ft zip & link beds, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet. First floor: Beamed, open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area and oak floors. Second floor (roundel): Double bedroom with 5ft zip & link bed, TV and en-suite shower room with toilet.

  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Five Freeview TVs
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Laundry facilities by arrangement with owner
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Shared 35-acre natural grounds
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Ponds and drainage ditches in grounds, 10 yards

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£704-£2149
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