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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
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.

WAS
NOW
£247-£790
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Dawlton Farm Barn Ref: 28702

This holiday barn conversion stands detached, opposite the owner’s home, set in 4 acres of unspoilt woodland and natural pasture in an AONB. Perfect for walkers, enjoy many footpaths that take in magnificent countryside. Canterbury, with its cathedral, historic attractions and fabulous restaurants, and the Channel Tunnel and Ashford Designer Outlet are all a short drive. Dover is nearby for ferries to France or a visit to Dover Castle, perched on the world famous white cliffs. Visit Port Lympne Wild Animal Park or a beautiful garden. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

Ground floor: Living room with beams/kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with beams. Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Underfloor oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small courtyard with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. 4-acre woodland grounds. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. No children under 4 years except babes in arms.

WAS
NOW
£332-£930
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

In the popular area of Broadstairs known as St Peters and approx 1 mile from the award winning Blue Flag beaches, is this well thought out holiday apartment, which straddles part of the first and second floor of the owners house built in the 1700s. Broadstairs has many shops and a selection of restaurants. Visit the north Foreland lighthouse, play golf on one of the links courses or stroll the clifftops. Don’t miss the annual Folk Festival in August or the Turner Centre Art Gallery in Margate. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

Communal stairs to entrance. First floor: Living room with sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Steep wooden stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Bathroom with toilet and sloping ceiling.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Enclosed, shared, lawned garden with terrace, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Limited headroom on staircase to second floor.

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NOW
£491-£491
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
NOW
£882-£2613
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
NOW
£315-£553
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0

Just a short stroll to the beach and harbour is this restored, adjoining Victorian holiday cottage over three floors, with wooden shutters and floors, open fireplace, wood-burning stove and 130ft enclosed garden with decked terrace. Explore the winding alleys of Whitstable, once the haunt of smugglers, down to the beach - one of the very few in the country that boast a pub! Take advantage of the local oysters and freshly-landed fish, along with the popular Whitstable Ale. Shop and pub 300 yards.

Living/dining room with open fire. Dining room with wood-burning stove and window shutters. Two steps down to kitchen with breakfast area and oak work tops. Wooden floors throughout. Wet room with toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms, each with ornamental fireplace; one double, one twin. Second floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

  • Open fire and wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, gas central heating, underfloor heating (shower room), bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Digital TV
  • DVD
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large, enclosed garden with raised decked terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Roadside parking
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£424-£819
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Raspberry Cottage Ref: 23704

This very pretty pink attached thatched holiday cottage dating from 1564 overlooks rolling countryside with distant views of the sea. Just a short drive from the seaside town of Deal complete with seafront, pier and castle. Deal has a thriving Saturday market and was awarded High Street of the year in 2013. Good easy walking country across the fields or enjoy panoramic views along the cliff tops with plenty of pubs! Visit historic Dover Castle or Canterbury within driving distance. Take a ferry from Dover and enjoy a day trip to France or Belgium. Shops 2 miles, pub 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms, one with additional single (2ft 6in for child).

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Video. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£246-£761
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Waterlake Byre Ref: 30285


An attractive listed beamed cottage adjoining the owner’s home, set on a working farm and surrounded by fields. Waterlake Byre is situated in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, characterised by a rural small-scale landscape containing a mosaic of small farms, woodlands, historic parks and villages. Bough Beech Reservoir lies a stroll across the fields and is a Kent wildlife nature reserve and haunt for birdwatchers and fishermen. Visit Hever Castle, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Penshurst Place, once the property of Henry VIII and subsequently owned by the Sydney family for the past 460 years. Go further back in time and see Lullingstone Roman Villa, one of the most outstanding Roman Villa survivals in Britain. Knole House, the film location for Pirates of the Caribbean, and Chartwell, the beloved home of Sir Winston Churchill. Train connections to London providing additional sightseeing opportunities. Ideal holiday base for walking and cycling. Beach 35 miles. Shops 1 mile, pub and restaurant 1½ miles or within walking distance over fields.

Ground floor: Step down to living/dining room with beams and French doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open sided stairs to first floor: Galleried area with double sofa bed. 1 twin bedroom (2ft 6in) with sloping ceilings.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Courtyard and furniture. Access to grounds. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Surrounding grounds with unfenced ponds.

WAS
NOW
£281-£828
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1
Pets
2
The Gate House Ref: E5413

This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and now makes an unusual and unique holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers’ accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victoria Park. The Gate House stands part way up a hill, close to Dover Castle and the town, and offers a turret, exposed beams throughout, open fireplaces and historical features. Dover has plenty to offer including Dover Castle, the wartime tunnels, Roman painted house, easy access for trips to France and walks along the famous white cliffs. Castles at Walmer and Deal; the medieval town of Sandwich; many beaches around the east Kent coastline easily accessible and well worth a visit. Shops 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles.
This Grade II listed, mini Gothic castle was built in 1850 and now makes an unusual and unique holiday home. It is believed to have been built as the gate house for the officers accommodation for the Dover Castle Garrison who were housed in an impressive crescent of homes in Victoria Park. The Gate House stands part way up a hill, close to both Dover Castle and the town itself. The accommodation offers a turret, exposed beams throughout upstairs and down, open fireplaces and other historical features. Dover has plenty to offer visitors including Dover Castle, the wartime tunnels, Roman painted house, easy access for trips to France and walks along the famous white cliffs. Castles at Walmer and Deal; the medieval town of Sandwich; many beaches around the east Kent coastline are all easily accessible and well worth a visit. Shops 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed. Dining room. Kitchen. Narrow stairs to first floor: 1 double (four poster canopy) bedroom . Bathroom with toilet. Beams throughout.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. D/washer. Enclosed garden. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£337-£704
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Treacle Den Ref: E5275

Treacle Den and Treacle Cottage are two cosy little cottages ideal for couples looking for somewhere to get away from it all. Situated in the grounds of the owner’s home on a quiet lane in the countryside, both cottages are cleverly arranged for maximum privacy, ensuring a peaceful retreat. Within 100 yards of the cottages lies an excellent local pub that enjoys a superb reputation for its restaurant. Traditionally beamed, the pub takes its name, Botolph’s Bridge, from the local legends surrounding St Botolph, a 7th-century monk. There is an excellent selection of beaches to explore, all within 3 miles, and many beautiful walks including the Royal Military Canal which has recently seen improvements for walkers and cyclists. There are many local villages, gardens, museums, monuments and castles well worth a visit. The cottages sit conveniently within a few minutes’ drive of the motorway yet each enjoys a tranquil spot with countryside to the front and views of Lympne Castle across the fields to the rear. West Hythe is a tiny hamlet within 3 miles of Hythe, Dymchurch and Lympne. Set in a conservation area, with excellent local walks.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining area/kitchen. 1 double bedroom. Shower room (no toilet). Separate toilet.

Oil CH inc. CD. F/freezer. Patio and furniture.

Both properties: Elec, bed linen and towels inc. Freeview TV. DVD. M/wave. W/machine. Parking. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£257-£585
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Newhaven Ref: 30577


Newhaven is a welcoming 3 bedroom semi-detached house in the seaside town of Broadstairs. Located only a short distance from the coast this holiday property offers a great base for any family or group looking for a relaxing stay. Decorated to a very good standard guests can enjoy spacious bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen and a cosy open-plan living/dining room with woodburner. Wood flooring throughout the property gives it character and charm along with desired contemporary touches including wi-fi and freesat TV. Newhaven welcomes pets so it’s the perfect place to take your four-legged friend on the many walks Broadstairs and Kent have on offer. There are several attractions in the area including Viking Bay, one of the beauty spots in Kent. Several shops, bars and restaurants are located a short walk away with the local pub a few yards from the property. Throughout the year Broadstairs hosts several events including the famous folk week. Further afield, take a short drive to Dover Castle or hop on a ferry to France for the day and the seaside town of Deal is a short drive with Deal and Walmer Castles. Canterbury is approximately 25-30 minutes’ drive, here you can visit the famous cathedral, take a river tour through time or just relax in one of the many wine bars it has on offer. Shop 500 yards, pub 100 yards and restaurant ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors and wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite wet room and toilet, 2 twin, both with wooden floor, one with Velux. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. Freesat TV. DVD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-honesty box. Small enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Juliet balcony. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£340-£931
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
The Forge Ref: PLLA

This detached holiday cottage is situated in the owners’ grounds on the edge of the historic Cinque Port of Sandwich. A short stroll leads to the heart of this unique medieval town where Strand Street presents the longest stretch of timber framed buildings in the country! Take a boat trip from beautiful Sandwich Quay along the River Stour to Richborough Roman Fort and explore the Roman gateway to Kent. Visit the National Nature Reserve and Bird Observatory at Sandwich and Pegwell Bay, one of the most beautiful stretches of the Kent Coast. Three golf courses including the Championship Royal St Georges are close by. Shops and pub ¼ mile.

Beamed open-plan living/dining room with French doors, wooden floor, vaulted ceiling and sitting area. Shower room with large shower and toilet. Study/small library with electric ‘coal-effect’ fire. Narrow stairs to galleried area with 5ft double bed and sloping ceiling.

  • Electric coal-effect fire included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Two TVs
  • Video
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Parking (for 1 car)
  • No smoking
  • No children

WAS
NOW
£326-£553
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