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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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
1

The epitome of an English Country Cottage, this beautiful house and adjacent lodge stand detached and away from the road, near the picturesque thatched village of Wickhambreaux. Located within peaceful and tranquil grounds, each property oozes character, with a wealth of beams and wood panelling throughout. The main cottage dates back to circa 1660 and features a sumptuous drawing room with cosy open fire in inglenook, as well as a light and spacious kitchen/dining area. Together the two properties form spacious accommodation for large families or friends holidaying together. The conservatory/games room and the large lawned garden are just perfect for keeping the children amused whilst the adults relax with a good book and a glass of wine.
Memory House is ideally situated for exploring historic Canterbury. With history spanning two thousand years, the city offers an attractive traffic-free centre ringed by ancient walls, a magnificent cathedral and abbey, and a wide variety of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums, including the famous Canterbury Tales. Day trips to France are possible via the Channel Tunnel or ferry from Dover, and the designer outlet shopping centre at Ashford makes for a fun detour en route to the ferry! For children, John Aspinall’s renowned Howletts Zoo, as well as a selection of sandy beaches, can be found within 20 minutes. Whitstable is also popular for days out – in particular for its oysters. Alternatively there are a number of castles to explore in the region, including Henry VIII’s castles at Deal and Walmer. Golf, riding and pleasant walks locally. Shop 1½ miles.

The main house: Beamed, oak-panelled drawing room with open fire in inglenook, leading to conservatory/games room. Large beamed dining room with polished wooden floor, leading to open-plan well-equipped modern fitted kitchen with Aga and electric hob with electric oven, and living room with French doors to garden. Separate cloakroom/toilet. Two sets of steep stairs to first floor (one via living room): Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Two twin bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom with Victorian roll-top bath and toilet. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet. Some bedrooms beamed. The Lodge: Living room with sink, fridge and tea/coffee making facilities, and sofa-bed (for alternative sleeping only). Beamed twin bedroom with piano and en-suite bathroom with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel available locally
  • Electricity, full Calor Gas central heating (Main House) and NSH (The Lodge), bed linen and towels included
  • Calor Gas Aga (for cooking and heating) included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Satellite TV (Sky)
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large attractive lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking
  • Games room with table tennis and football table
  • Pet free of charge
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities (The Lodge)
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£824-£2280
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Bay House Ref: 23223

Yards from a sandy beach

A delightful family holiday home situated just yards from the golden sandy beaches of Viking Bay and Louisa Bay. There is also off road parking at the rear and an enclosed block paved garden to enjoy. Step back in time and have a donkey ride or take in a Punch & Judy show. See the amazing firework displays down at the sea front on a balmy summer’s evening. Experience the ’olde worlde’ village charm of Broadstairs itself with its quaint streets, a plethora of varied restaurants and bars to choose from, and interesting, individual shops to browse around. Come and celebrate the annual Dickens Festival and the Folk Week - one of the leading folk festivals in the south east. Stretch your legs and cycle the Viking Trail - Broadstairs was where the Vikings once landed and was the haunt of smugglers. Follow the coast round and visit Ramsgate, Margate and Sandwich, famous for its golf course. Shops and pubs within 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Dining room. 2 steps down to kitchen with French doors and tiled floor. First floor: Utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (four poster) with additional single, 1 twin with sloping ceiling, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Electric Range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed blocked paved garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: There are 2 steps to the garden.

WAS
NOW
£530-£1777
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2

Enjoy a relaxing holiday surrounded by countryside in these barn conversions which have been decorated and fitted to a very good standard. They are situated on the owners’ working arable farm, and guests are welcome to use the footpaths crossing the farmland. Take a few steps back in time to the year of 1193 AD when you view the abbey ruins, once bustling with French monks. During the dissolution of the monasteries, Henry VIII had many stones removed from the abbey to build his fortifications at Deal and Walmer. Follow in the monks’ footsteps, (today a 20 minute car journey), and take a trip to Canterbury. Dover is 5 minutes’ drive, ideal for day trips to France or to visit its castle and admire the famous white cliffs. The properties are perfectly situated for walking and bird watching, with several good sandy beaches close by. Monks & Flint barns are adjoining. The Stables & Nell’s Barn are detached. Shop and pub 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 4 bedrooms: 2 double, both with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Separate toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to galleried games room.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair on request. Digital TV. DVD/CD and small library. Playstation. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-on request. Fenced garden and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Games room with pool table and playstation. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Unfenced pond 50 yards.

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£643-£1384
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
NOW
£1105-£3467
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 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Little Home Farm Ref: 28264

Surrounded by farmland near the foothills of the North Downs is this stylish detached holiday home, ideal for family get togethers, reunions and celebrations. Within walking distance of a village pub and restaurant and with the added bonus of an external heated games room, complete with a pool table and toys. Take a leisurely meal around the dining table or put the worlds to rights in the comfortable living area with a woodburner and a lovely light spacious family area, adjoining the very well-equipped kitchen complete with wine chiller and bread/doughnut maker. The owners live within the grounds, and are on hand for any queries. Fishing equipment is available for hire, together with guidance to the nearby fishing lake. Discover the surrounding Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, walk the North Downs or Pilgrims Way and enjoy the breathtaking views. Excellent cycling in the area. Explore historic Canterbury with its beautiful cathedral and take a boat trip on the river Stour. Leeds Castle, The Howletts, Port Lympne Safari and Dover Castle with its underground tunnels are excellent days out. Sandy beaches are under 20 minutes’ drive. Retail therapy is provided at McArthur Glen designer outlet in Ashford, or Debradelei Wharf outlet village, situated on the historic Wellington Dock at Dover or bring your passport and take a day trip to France from Dover. Beach 10 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with French doors. Tiled floor throughout. Utility room. Separate toilet. First floor: 5 bedrooms: 4 double, one (6ft) with en-suite shower room with toilet, one with additional Z-bed, 1 twin. Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Two satellite TVs (one 60’’ full package). DVDs. CD. Gas range. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Internet connection. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with pool table and childrens toys. Fishing equipment by arrangement with owner (at cost). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£1804-£1804
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Imperial House Ref: 27480

Imperial House, named after the hotel it was once part of, is one of a row of imposing Victorian houses directly opposite the seafront in Herne Bay. The first floor living room commands outstanding views of the coastline and out to sea. Imperial House provides stylish flexible accommodation which is perfect for a traditional family holiday or a celebration get together with friends or family. It even has a second kitchen on the lower ground floor to make alfresco dining in the sunny enclosed courtyard easier. Herne Bay has clean beaches and is ideal for windsurfing, sailing and jet skiing and there is a cycle route along the coastal path. The finale of the Herne Bay Festival in August is a firework display on the beach which can be watched from the living room. Within a short walk is the High Street which has an interesting range of shops and restaurants. Take a boat trip to see the dolphins and seals or visit Wildwood Trust on the edge of the Forest of Blean, discovering Britain’s changing wildlife. Also worth a visit is Reculver Country Park which offers lovely walks from Bishopstone to the ruins of a Roman fort and Saxon church. The Country Park is renowned for its migrating birds boasting more than 150 different species. The historic city of Canterbury with its famous cathedral is approximately 10 miles away. Parking in car park (2 minutes away), at small cost. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

5 steps to entrance. Lower ground floor: Second living room. Kitchen/utility room. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Separate toilet. Ground floor: Dining room. Kitchen. 1 double (5ft) bedroom. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Separate toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Duel fuel range. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large enclosed courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Public car park 25 yards (at cost). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 9 steps in courtyard.

WAS
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£1271-£1271
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Beacon House Ref: PQQR

This imposing, detached, Georgian family home resides in the centre of its own spacious grounds. It nestles on the edge of a pretty village with attractive typically Wealden, weather-boarded houses and old hall houses. There is also a fenced outdoor swimming pool, which is solar heated. All rooms are spacious and there is plenty of living accommodation, making it an ideal retreat for family holidays or a reunion. It is well appointed for exploring the village of Tenterden - known as ‘The Jewel of the Weald’ - and its antique, gift and specialist shops plus excellent tea rooms. Ashford offers the best of a flourishing market town with its rich mix of historic buildings, yet all the vibrancy of a modern international gateway, with Ashford’s International Eurostar station providing an efficient link to the continent. There is a wealth of attractions to visit locally including the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway which chugs through 10½ miles of glorious countryside. Guests can tempt their palette with award-winning wines, ciders and juices at Biddenden Vineyards (Kent’s oldest commercial vineyards), 5 miles. Dubbed the most beautiful castle in the world, Leeds Castle is 6 miles; this fairytale, moated castle offers golf, a fine aviary and a maze. It also hosts summer concerts and a spectacular firework displays around November 5th. Canterbury is 18 miles away: visit the historical cathedral embellished with Bethersden ‘marble’, as well as abbey ruins, art galleries, museums, ancient city walls, and churches. Small Hythe place is a local NT property close by. Shop 150 yards, pub 400 yards.

Spacious living/dining room with open fire in inglenook and French doors to garden. Additional sitting-room with TV. Morning room with piano. Well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room Aga (Oct-Jun) with tiled floor. Laundry room. Play room with TV (no reception, for DVD playback only). Changing room leading into toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft bed an, one with wash basin. Three twin bedrooms, two with wash basin. Three bedrooms have wooden floor. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

  • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Aga (October-May)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • 1 1/2-acre garden with orchard, terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Solar heated swimming pool (30ft x 16ft, depth 3ft to 6ft 6in, open June-September) with Roman steps
  • Piano
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£964-£3014
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Priory Barn Ref: 30062

This quirky, beamed Victorian barn conversion on different levels makes an ideal holiday destination for families or friends. When the weather is clement, take advantage of the spacious garden and enjoy a barbecue on the terrace or relax indoors in front of the large woodburner and sharpen up your pool skills in the games room. Situated in the Garden of England in the Sevenoaks High Weald, on the edge of the rolling North Downs, this holiday property is ideally placed for visiting a plethora of National Trust properties, including Knole House, set in the only remaining medieval dear park in Kent and also one of the filming locations for ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’, where the large inner courtyard was filled with gallows. Discover Chartwell, Churchills much loved family home, the 13th century, double-moated Hever Castle, childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Penshurst Place and Chiddingstone Castle, which all offer year-round family themed activities. 7 miles north of Sevenoaks is Lullingstone Roman villa, where guests can have a look at the 4th century underfloor heating in the bathroom. Brands Hatch offers bike or car racing, or experience the circuit yourself on a track day. Pubs, restaurants and leisure facilities, including swimming pools and golf, are all available locally. There are good rail connections to London and the coast, including day trips to the continent, which can be reached in about 1 hour. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

Lower ground floor: Utility room. Games room/bedroom with twin beds (for children) and sofa bed (for child, alternative sleeping). Shower room with toilet. 6 steps up to ground floor: 2 double bedrooms (zip and link, can be twin). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. 5 steps up to kitchen with breakfast area. Living/dining room with beams and wooden floor. 2 steps down to 1 double bedroom with French doors. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVDs. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Large, lawned garden with furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Cycle store. Games room with pool table and football table. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
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£1120-£2470
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
6
Pets
0
The Barn Ref: P14

This uniquely converted beamed barn is situated in the depths of the Kentish countryside with beautiful views, yet only 7 miles from Canterbury. The Barn enjoys some specially commissioned stained glass panels which beautifully illuminate the kitchen, dining area and conservatory. There are also some individual sculptures for guests to enjoy both inside and outside the house. The property is set in almost 2 acres of gardens which exude peace and tranquillity, and have been divided into different areas, one of which boasts a water feature. There is a large outdoor chessboard, and the garden, which is partly lit at night, also houses an indoor heated swimming pool. Beyond the garden lie fields and countryside which are great for walking and bird-watching.
The property is ideally placed for visiting historic Canterbury, which offers a rich slice through two thousand years of history, with Roman and early Christian ruins, a Norman castle and a famous cathedral that dominates a medieval warren of time-skewed Tudor buildings. Ashford is ideal for shopping at the Designer Outlet. Trips to Paris can be taken from Ashford International Station, or Dover is also nearby for ferries to France. Dover also has a castle perched high on the famous White Cliffs, and Second World War tunnels. Port Lympne Wild Animal Park is ideal for children and houses hundreds of rare animals including elephants, tigers and lions amongst many others. The mansion is surrounded by 15 acres of spectacular gardens and has a mural room depicting over 300 animals and birds from South East Asia. Shops 4 miles, pub serving good food, 200 yards.

Step to entrance. Large beamed living room with open fire, maple floor, huge inglenook and French doors to terrace. Dining room with terracotta-tiled floor. Well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with terracotta-tiled floor and living/dining area. Second kitchen with living/breakfast area. Conservatory with slate floor and stained glass windows. Three double bedrooms. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Shower room. Separate toilet. First floor: Galleried bridge landing leading to beamed double bedroom with sloping ceiling, oak floor and superb countryside views. Beamed twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with bidet and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

  • Open fire – initial logs included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, partial oil central heating, partial ‘Econ 7’ NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Three TVs (one satellite)
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer (in ground floor shower room)
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Large 2-acre garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Sole use of indoor heated swimming pool (20ft x 10ft, depth 3ft to 6ft 6in, open 8am-11pm), with changing facilities, shower and toilet
  • Exercise bike and table tennis
  • Outdoor chessboard
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced pond in garden

WAS
NOW
£3837-£3837
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Oakley Ref: 28670

This semi-detached holiday cottage, made of an oak beam construction, is situated in the village of Groombridge, just a 10-minute drive from the beautiful spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells and The Pantiles, also ideally placed for exploring the Kent and East Sussex countryside. Visit Groombridge Place with its award-winning gardens, enchanted forest, giant swings, zip wires and a canal ride. Just 250 yards away is the Preserved Heritage Spa Valley Steam Railway Station, which operates along 3½ miles of track into Tunbridge Wells and Eridge where you can try the Diesel Driver Experience. Steam trains can be spotted from the top bedroom. Royal Tunbridge Wells offers excellent shopping facilities and award-winning dining experiences. A plethora of castles can be visited including the beautiful moated Bodiam Castle, Leeds Castle and Hever Castle, which was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Bewl Water offers opportunities to try a variety of watersports for great days out. Beaches at Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, just over 25 miles. Enjoy climbing at Harrison’s Rocks, famous in the area for soft rock climbing, cycle the Forest Way Route 21 - Groombridge to East Grinstead, both no more than 250 yards away. Good connections to London from Tunbridge Wells station, 5 miles, and Eridge, 2 miles, for further sightseeing opportunities. Post Office in village. Shop, pub and restaurant 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors and stone floor. Dining room/kitchen with bi-fold doors and stone floor. Utility room. Games room. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, one zip and link, 2 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Beams throughout.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (underfloor), electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Four Freeview TVs. DVDs. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Cycle store. Private hot tub. Games room with football table. Table tennis in garage. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. Couples and family bookings only.

WAS
NOW
£815-£2252
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
2
Potts Farm Oast Ref: POOB

Potts Farm Oast offers guests a unique opportunity to stay in a spacious twin round kiln oast house surrounded by grassland farms with access to footpaths across the fields. Once used for drying fresh hops before they were sent to the brewers to flavour the beer, it has now been thoughtfully restored and makes an ideal holiday destination for two families, an extended family or groups of friends to enjoy the beautiful Kentish countryside and discover why it holds the title of ‘The Garden of England’. Stroll through the fields and picnic in the garden in the summer or take a brisk walk in winter and then return to curl up in front of the inviting wood-burning stove. To keep guests amused, there is a games room/snug in the roundel with board games and puzzles, and outside there is an enclosed lawned garden beside the oast with children’s play equipment and an open-fronted barn. If time permits, explore Tenterden – aptly described as ‘The Jewel of the Weald’ with its weatherboarded tea shops and cottages. Take a magical ride on the Kent and East Sussex Steam Railway to the medieval moated castle at Bodiam. Sample the local award-winning wines at Chapel Down Winery, visit Sissinghurst Castle Gardens (National Trust) created by the novelist - Vita Sackville west and Sir Harold Nicolson in the 1930s. Rye is a 30-minute drive. Beaches and sand dunes at Camber Sands are a 40-minute drive. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

Step down to spacious living room with wood-burning stove. Morning room. Spacious kitchen/dining/family room. Utility/boot room. Games room/snug in roundel. Separate toilet. First floor: Step up to double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Three steps up to double bedroom in roundel. Three steps up to twin bedroom in second roundel. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove –initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Enclosed lawned garden with terrace, furniture and children’s play equipment
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • Games room with board games and puzzles
  • External open-fronted barn
  • Pets free of charge
  • No smoking
  • NB: Covered ornamental pond and drop in grounds

WAS
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£882-£2613
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