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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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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Klein Cottage Ref: W41893

Close to the beach

Fully refurbished, this one time terraced fisherman’s cottage is in an ideal holiday location situated a mere 500 yards from the beach and just off of the high street. Visit Whitstable’s working harbour and see the catch of the day landed and sample the fresh fish and oysters in the local restaurants. Enjoy the gardens at Whitstable Castle, explore the alleys once frequented by smugglers or make use of the leisure centre with swimming pool. It is also conveniently close to the station providing good connections to both London and Canterbury for additional sight-seeing opportunities. Shop, pub and restaurant 300 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with furniture. Portable barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£531-£531
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Excellent views

As the name suggests This first floor holiday apartment has uninterrupted views of the Channel and on a good day you can see France. Folkestone enjoys sandy beaches, a working harbour, bandstand holding regular concerts and a selection of cafés, bistros, pubs and old taverns. Explore the old town which preserves the cobbled Georgian streets or stroll along the cliff top promenade called The Leas. Fishing, sailing, windsurfing, cycling, swimming, bowling and golf all available close by. Travel the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway to Dungeness with its RSPB Nature Reserve, visit Port Lympne Zoo or try your luck at Folkestone Race Course. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

All on first floor: Living/dining room with French door. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath. Separate toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed shared garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Enclosed balcony. Parking (2 cars). NB: Unfenced pond in shared garden (10 yards).

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£0-£0
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Lawn Cottage Ref: 29499


Just a short stroll from the beach, in its own courtyard garden and tucked away down a little alleyway, is this pretty semi-detached seaside holiday cottage built in the late 19th century. It lies within easy reach of pubs, restaurants, a range of speciality food shops and a twice weekly market. Make for the pier, and your ¼-mile walk to the end will be rewarded not only with a delightful café, but also with fabulous views of the Georgian town of Deal. A popular spot for cyclists, there is a 7-mile ride to Ringwould as recommended in The Times “Where to cycle by the Sea” feature. Deal has its very own castle and is near both Walmer and Dover Castle which make for great days out. Golf, fishing and an indoor leisure centre with swimming pool are also close by. Beach 600 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs (open at one side) to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV (entertainment package). Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Enclosed courtyard and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: 2 steps in courtyard. Small pond 1½ yards from property.

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£224-£590
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Jefferson Villa Ref: 29819

Jefferson Villa has been converted from a 1930s bungalow to a contemporary dormer bungalow with conservatory. This detached holiday property, adjacent to the owners’ home, is located on the picturesque Isle of Sheppey. With views of the sea and a country park opposite, this is a delightful, spacious property that can suit many occasions. Jefferson Villa boasts an enclosed garden with barbecue and seating area for those evenings in the sunshine. Attractions locally include the village of Eastchurch with its aviation memorial, Minster Abbey and its gatehouse museum, full of history and culture, and Barton’s Point, Halfway. Two nature reserves close by include Elmley and Harty, perfect for scenic walks and bird watching. The famous city of Canterbury with its dominant city walls, cathedral and boutique shops are only 40 minutes away. Beach 2½ miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Step to entrance: Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. Most rooms with wooden floor. First floor: 2 double bedrooms: (one 5ft), one with additional single, both sharing Jack ’n’ Jill bathroom with toilet.

Electric coal-effect fire in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Large enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only.

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£346-£1057
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
The Thatched House Ref: 26095

A ’chocolate box’ style detached, thatched cottage just 1 mile from sandy beaches and providing well thought out spacious family holiday accommodation. An ideal base for exploring the Isle of Thanet which Turner described as having the ’most loveliest skies in Europe’. Nine of the fifteen sandy bays are Blue Flag winners and there is an opportunity to get involved in the Thanet Coast Project and seashore safaris. Take a boat trip and spot seals on the sandbanks, or cycle the Viking Coastal Trail - one of the most attractive leisure cycle routes in Kent, covering 27 miles. The golfer is well provided for and can tackle a variety of courses. Follow in the footsteps of Charles Dickens who was a regular visitor to Broadstairs and Bleak House, or enjoy the charm of Regency architecture and café culture whilst sipping a glass of wine overlooking the Royal Harbour at Ramsgate. Monkton Nature Reserve provides 16 acres of woodland and also a bat cave. Stroll up to the North Foreland Lighthouse – the last manned lighthouse in the country and operational until 1998. A great all season coastal destination offering lots of heritage and culture to discover and explore. Shops, pubs and restaurants 500 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams and tiled floor. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 3 double, two with additional single, one with en-suite shower room and laminate floor, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, beams and sloping ceilings.

Oil central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Playstation 2. Gas/electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Enclosed, lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Ample parking. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only. NB: Netted fishpond in garden.

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£504-£1752
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Soft Sands Ref: 27594

Beach front location
100 yards from the marina

In an amazing location on the beach front, this sun facing holiday home is yards from the sandy beach. Sunbathing, swimming, fishing, kite surfing and sailing are all on the doorstep. Featured in ’Ideal Home,’ the property is 100 yards from the marina with restaurants, shops, boat hire and a cinema. Golf courses, go-karting, horse riding and tennis courts nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurants, 100 yards.

Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: Living room with double sofa bed. 1 twin bedroom. Separate toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with roll-top bath. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to third floor: 1 single bedroom.

Gas central heating, electricity, gas, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Sky TV with sports and movies. Videos. DVDs. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-incoming calls only. Enclosed terrace with furniture. Two balconies. On road parking. Friday to Friday. NB: Sea 20 yards.

WAS
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£411-£1195
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Vue Sur La Mer Ref: 30247


Enjoying far reaching, uninterrupted views of the English Channel and Folkestone Harbour from the living room window seat, Vue Sur La Mer is a stylish first floor holiday apartment ideally based for exploring Folkestone’s vibrant Creative Quarter, where quaint streets meet cutting edge art. Quirky stores alongside pastel painted studio galleries, bars and highly acclaimed local eateries can also be found here. Sandy beaches beckon; take the historic Leas lift – an original Victorian watered powered cable car to the Lower Leas Coastal Park. See the Martello Towers erected during the Napoleonic wars between Folkestone and Sussex. Close by in Hythe, you can stroll or cycle along the 28 mile Royal Military Canal or take a boat. The Romney Hythe and Dymchurch steam railway chugs out to Dungeness, visit the RSPB nature reserve and enjoy the marshes en route, where 14 medieval churches hide smugglers secrets from a bygone era. The lions tigers, gorillas and meerkats can been seen “on safari” at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park. Bring your passport as the Eurotunnel – Le Shuttle brings France a mere 35 minutes away. Beach 150 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 150 yards.

Stairs to entrance. All on first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, 3 steps down to one (5ft zip and link) with en-suite shower room and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. On road parking. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£318-£681
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2

An ideal family holiday destination, or an opportunity to get together to celebrate a special occasion - Whiteoaks at Chestfield offers spacious living accommodation. These semi-detached holiday properties, with a mock tudor frontage, are a short stroll from the local golf club and are ideally placed for exploring the north Kent coast. Whitstable is famous for its sunsets and oysters, which are celebrated every July at the Oyster Festival. The harbour is a hive of activity and you can purchase freshly caught fish. Hire bikes locally and cycle the Crab and Winkle Way. Traditional seaside magic at Herne Bay awaits on its 2 mile stretch of coastline or visit the 12th century Reculver Towers and Roman Fort. Canterbury is a city steeped in history but with a modern side too with excellent retail facilities, it also has the oldest cathedral in England. For nature lovers and walkers there are footpaths from the doorstep. For further sight seeing opportunities there are good rail connections to London. Shop 0.5 miles, pub and restaurant 0.3 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen with beams. Conservatory. Games room wth French doors. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas range included. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with toys. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
3
The Cottage Ref: PLLJ

Commanding stunning views across the English Channel, this attractive, spacious, family home for all seasons is the ideal property for a relaxing holiday with both friends or relatives. A decked terrace runs the length of the property, an ideal spot for soaking up the sun or relax after a brisk winter walk in front of a glowing log burner in the cosy living room, overlooking the frothing waves. Four of the six bedrooms have sea views and the other two have attractive garden views. There is also a games room. The white chalk cliff above St Margaret’s Bay is said to be the first place the sun reaches each morning on mainland Britain! The beach is famous for being the closest point to France and is the spot where Channel swimmers begin their marathon 21 mile swim. The village itself offers good pubs, restaurants and local shop within walking distance. The coastal path leads to the famous White Cliffs of Dover, gateway to England and now one of the UK’s protected Heritage coasts offering some of the best cliff coastal walking in the country. The lighthouse is the place where Marconi transmitted his first radio broadcast to France. Closer to France than London, bring a passport, catch a ferry from Dover and visit the French markets in Calais and Boulogne for the day. Visit Dover, Deal and Walmer Castle, Pines Garden and Metropole Galleries Folkestone. Canterbury 17 miles. Golf, sailing, cycling, horse riding locally. Shops and pubs 500 yards.

Sixteen steps to entrance (twenty seven to rear entrance). Entrance hall. Large living room with wood-burning stove, French doors with sea views and wooden floor. Dining room with sea views. Three steps up to well-equipped kitchen with Rangemaster (for cooking), breakfast area, French doors to decked balcony and tiled floor. Utility. Double bedroom with ornamental fireplace. Separate toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to lower ground floor: Games room. First floor: Double bedroom with 6ft bed, TV, wash basin and sea views. Two further double bedrooms, one with TV, sea views and en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet. Twin bedroom with ornamental fireplace. Bathroom with hand-held shower over bath, separate shower cubicle and toilet. Fully-tiled shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: Twin bedroom with French doors to balcony.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available at cost
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Three Freeview TVs
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Rangemaster included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with patio, terrace and furniture
  • Large decked balcony with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Roadside parking
  • Cycle store (shed)
  • Games room with table football
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Steps in garden. Some external steps are uneven

WAS
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£1105-£3467
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

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 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 double sofa bed and French doors/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Parking (2 cars)

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. Friday to Friday.

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£300-£728
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Bounty Ref: 26589

Bounty lies just yards from the beach accessed by a private single lane to the front of the house with glorious uninterrupted views of the sea. An ideal base for a family holiday or get together with friends, Bounty has French doors that open onto a decked sea-facing terrace, an ideal spot to indulge in breakfast and a good book! The spacious first floor living room has doors that open onto a balcony where as the sun sinks slowly behind the horizon the lights of Whitstable itself can be seen twinkling and reflecting on the water. There is also a double sofa bed in this room where you will be able to wake up and see the sea! Take a stroll or cycle into Whitstable itself and explore the twisty turning lanes which all lead to the sea and were once the haunt of smugglers. Explore the quirky shops and select a piece of artwork from the plethora of art galleries as a memento of your holiday. Indulge in an oyster supper, or select some fish to barbecue from the harbour where the days catch is landed. Historic Canterbury is well worth a visit and take a boat out seal spotting from Herne Bay just along the coast. Good train connections to London for additional sightseeing opportunities. Indoor leisure pool in Whitstable. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground floor: Dining room with French doors/kitchen. Sun room with patio doors. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment and toilet. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Living room with double sofa bed and patio doors. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas and electricity included (£50per week, £25 per short break October-March). Bed linen and towels included. Two travel cots. Two high chairs. Freeview TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Balcony. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: 2 steps to garden.

WAS
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£652-£1572
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Headland Ref: 28678

Just a 5-minute downhill walk from the beach, located at the foot of the white chalk cliffs of St Margaret’s Bay, is Headland, which adjoins the owner’s holiday home. Situated on the southeast coast of England between Dover and Deal, the holiday apartment is ideal for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers and families. Opposite is The Pines, a stunning 6-acre garden offering the perfect blend of sustainability and innovation with a sensory garden and lake, ideal for picnics. Visit the South Foreland Lighthouse, Dover Walmer and Deal Castle, or bring your passport and take a day trip to France. Beach 500 yards. Shop and restaurant ¾ mile, pub 500 yards.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single with additional pull-out single. Shower room with toilet. Maximum sleeps 3 adults, 1 child.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freesat TV. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small patio with sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. Welcome pack. No smoking.

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£262-£790
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