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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
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

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£964-£3014
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Bell House Ref: P91

Renovated and restored to a very high standard, this circa 1500s half-timbered house is located opposite the pub on the green in a quiet village near the historic Canterbury. Adjoining another property, it is beamed throughout and has a large back garden with lawns, flowers, fruit trees and a secluded patio, and which runs to a shallow, fenced stream, offering a peaceful setting with the sounds of babbling water.
Located in a beautiful part of the Kent countryside whilst being close to the coast, The Bell House is just 20 minutes from sandy beaches and the port of Dover provides day trips to France.
Nearby are many public gardens, including Goodnestone Park - considered to be one of the best gardens in the south-east, and Barnsole Vineyard where wines have acheived ‘quality status’. Other attractions include Dover Castle, Howlets Wild Animal Park, Wingham Wildlife Park, the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, as well as Richborough Roman fort near Sandwich - an English Heritage site from where the Romans launched their successful invasion of Britain in AD43.
There are numerous National Trust properties in the area including, Emmetts Garden, Ightham Mote, Scotney Castle Garden and Estate, Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Smallhythe Place and Stoneacre. The White Cliffs of Dover, also National Trust, are internationally famous and home to five miles of coast and countryside. Most of the chalk downland along the clifftops are a Sight of Special Scientific Interest, an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty and Heritage Coast with interesting flora and fauna. The Gateway to the White Cliffs visitor centre boasts spectacular views and introduces the visitor to the area with imaginative displays and explanations. Shops 1½ miles.

Living room with wood-burning stove in inglenook. Large, well-equipped fitted farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with quarry-tiled floor. Utility/boot room. Twin bedroom leading to lobby with ornamental fireplace. Two bathrooms, each with over-bath shower and toilet. Stairs from living room to first floor: Two double bedrooms, one with zip & links beds, one leading to twin bedroom (which can also be accessed by second narrow staircase via ground floor bedroom). All bedrooms with ornamental fireplace. Beamed throughout (upstairs bedrooms have low head clearance, lowest 6ft).

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Broadband internet access available
  • Large garden with terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Roadside parking
  • No smoking
  • NB: Stream in garden

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£633-£1944
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0

Indulge yourself in a unique holiday cottage experience within the 500-acre parkland estate at Leeds Castle, referred to as ’The loveliest castle in the world’. It is set on two islands on the River Len in the heart of the county of Kent, renowned throughout the world as ’The Garden of England’, and has been fortified for over 900 years. Originally a Norman stronghold, the private property of 6 medieval queens and a palace used by Henry VIII. In the 1930s the castle was a playground for the the rich and famous as Lady Baillie, the last private owner entertained ’high society’ down from London for the weekends. The castle now offers visitors a glimpse of a rich past with a fine collection of art, porcelain and furniture. Within the 500-acre estate are six period holiday cottages, some furnished with antiques from the castle, and handmade drapes made by the castle seamstress. The sheets on the beds are fresh crisp Egyptian cotton and a welcome pack of toiletries is provided.
Access is given enabling entry to the castle and grounds as many times as you like during your stay.
Your ticket also provides access to the Knight’s Realm playground, where children can let off steam. Climb the Maiden’s Tower, joust along the aerial runway and explore the secret tunnels! Lose yourself in the spiralling yew maze and underworld grotto of shells and mythical beasts, plus a turf maze where toddlers and smaller children can play. Take in a free flying falconry display.
Take a picnic or stroll around the gardens which you can explore long after the daily guests to the castle and grounds have gone home. Additional activities that incur an extra cost include 9-hole golf, a hot air balloon flight (1st Apr-1st Nov), Go Ape! zip wire adventure, a Segway tour, a ride on Elsie the Castleland train or hop aboard the Black Swan Ferry Boat. Then visit the castle shop for a special gift to return home with.
Keepers House, (ref 27985), formerly the gamekeeper’s house, dates back several hundred years, and is located in a hidden valley in the castle grounds. It has a courtyard which overlooks the River Len and can be booked with adjoining Weir Cottage to accommodate up to 12 guests.
Weir Cottage (ref 27987) is a perfect riverside hideaway for a couple. It was originally the game store and can be booked with adjoining Keepers House to accommodate up to 12 guests. Fishing can be arranged for Keepers House and Weir Cottage.
Castle View (ref 27989) is a beautifully appointed 200 year old historic apartment, the upper floor of a former oast house originally used for drying hops. It is situated on a quiet lane on the western boundary of the castle estate.
Knight’s Cottage (ref 27986) is a fine example of an Edwardian cottage and is located within a secluded position within the grounds of Leeds Castle and enjoys views over the vineyard and woodland. Earl’s Cottage (ref 30376) is an Edwardian cottage dating back to the time of Lady Baillie, the last private owner of the castle. Adjacent to Knight’s Cottage, Earl’s Cottage is just a stone’s throw away from the medieval-style Knights glamping site, giving guests the choice of booking friends and family into the tents.
The Guards House (ref 27988) dates back to the Regency period from around 1810, and was originally a Napoleonic soldier’s barracks. Interconnecting with neighbouring cottages, this traditional Grade ll listed Kentish cottage has thick rag stone walls and an unusual curved wooden front door.
Located 5 miles from Maidstone the cottages are ideally placed for exploring beautiful villages, historic castles, houses and market towns. Kent boasts award-winning beaches. Indulge in some local oysters at Whitstable or spot seals off Herne Bay. Canterbury with its historic cathedra...

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with beams. Utility room. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with roll top, ball and claw bath, shower attachment and toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (one 5ft), 1 twin. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle (no toilet). Separate toilet. Steep stairs to second floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Can be booked with Weir Cottage (ref 27987) to accommodate up to 12 guests.

Gas central heating and gas included. Gas cooker. Gas Aga. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Fenced, terraced garden and furniture. Fishing in pond. Ample parking. NB: Access via shared driveway.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Microwave. Wi-fi. Shared 500-acres parkland. Barbecue. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Lake, river and weir in grounds.

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£1200-£1850
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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Sanctuary Ref: 16614

Outdoor heated swimming pool (May to Sept)

This charming, imposing detached mock Tudor property offers spacious holiday accommodation and is set in nearly 4 acres of idyllic grounds, offering panoramic views over the local countryside. It offers many features such as an oak curved staircase, leaded light windows, beech floor, open fire as well as a summer house/games room and outdoor pool. The bedrooms overlook the lovely gardens. It is in a quiet peaceful location adjacent to the caretaker’s lodge and is only ½ mile from the local pub and just over 100 yards from a letter box. An ideal touring base, this beautiful area abounds with stately homes steeped in history as well as walks and is easy for commuting to London as well as trips to France with Dover approximately 40 minutes’ drive. Canterbury with its beautiful cathedral is within easy reach. Shop and pub 1/2 mile.

Ground floor: Living room with beams and wooden floor. Dining room with beams and parquet floor. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with sauna (by coin meter) and toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with en-suite bathroom with bidet and toilet, 1 single with en-suite bathroom and toilet, 1 twin with 3 steps to en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, bidet and toilet.

Open fire in living room and woodburner in games room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating (October-March), gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Extensive grounds. Patio. Barbecue. Ample parking. Outdoor heated swimming pool (11.5m x 5.8m, depth 0.9-1.8m) open May-September. Summer house/games room with changing rooms, snooker table (not to be used by children under 16), badminton and garden bowls. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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£773-£2160
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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.

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£530-£1777
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Beach House Ref: 25278

Minutes from the beach

A delightfully refurbished three-storey holiday home situated just yards from two of Broadstairs’ seven award-winning golden sandy beaches. Viking Bay, hosting the main resort with its harbour pier, is great for cliff-top walks, while Louisa Bay is great for exploring rock pools. Broadstairs, on the Isle of Thanet, offers quaint little streets, where tiny flint houses and fishermen’s cottages nestle together, and unusual shops selling jewellery, clothes and delicious food are great for browsing around. Stroll along the prom, enjoy the pretty gardens, and discover the beautiful seven beaches, of which Joss Bay offers great surfing. Don’t miss the annual Dickens Festival and Folk Week. Join in the Thanet Coast Project and take a walk with the Roc Doc to uncover 80 million years of history on a seashore safari or take a boat trip out to the sandbanks and seal colonies. Shops, pubs and restaurants 250 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors. Step down to dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. Step down to separate toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom. Shower room with toilet. 3 steps up to: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin, both with sloping ceilings.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Digital TV. DVD and small library. Electric range. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Courtyard and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB: There are 2 steps down to the garden.

WAS
NOW
£530-£1777
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
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
1

Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty amongst the North Downs within the Elham Valley, enjoy the peace and tranquillity that Ladwood Farm offers. Two holiday apartments in one of the farm buildings provide ground floor and first floor accommodation around their own rural gated courtyard. They are surrounded by fields and farm animals and there are walks in abundance from the doorstep. Explore the local countryside with its ancient rights of way and bridleways, ideal for walkers and for horse riding. They lie just 10 miles from historic Canterbury, and you can take a boat ride on the River Stour, visit the historic cathedral or maybe take in a show. Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Howletts and Wingham Wildlife Park make great days out. Folkestone is 5 miles and Dover is 8 miles. Visit the Roman Painted House, Dover Castle and the iconic white cliffs. Bring your passport so you can enjoy day trip to France. The Channel Tunnel is close by and the international Eurostar terminal is 15 miles away at Ashford, where you can also go for some retail therapy. Beach 7 miles. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 3 miles.

Shared entrance and stairs to first floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with breakfast area. 4 bedrooms: 3 double (one 5ft), 1 single. Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet.

Range with gas hob and electric ovens. Parking (3 cars).

Both properties: Electric heaters included (£20per week, £10 per short break November-April). Gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Microwave. Shared washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace. Shared courtyard with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Cycle store. Shared external games room with table tennis, pool table, air hockey, Playstation 3 and dartboard. Welcome pack. Pet(s) free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond in courtyard and parking area. Steps to games room.

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£280-£999
Shortlist
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

WAS
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£2376-£2376
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
Turnstone House Ref: W4603

Excellent touring base

400 yards from sea

This spacious detached house is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac on the outskirts of Birchington Village, only 400 yards to the sea, village and railway station. It is an ideal holiday base to tour Kent, with its varied coastal regions, Whitstable, famous for seafood and oysters, the historic Canterbury, Broadstairs, Ramsgate and Sandwich. Visit Margate with its all year entertainment for all ages, traditional seaside delights, vibrant night life, great sporting opportunities and peaceful coastal retreats, not to mention the wide range of seafront restaurants, shops, cafés and arcades. Have a day trip to France or visit London with its theatres and shops or just enjoy the delights of all the local facilities. Shops, pubs and restaurants 400 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with patio doors. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate toilet. First floor: 4 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 2 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. Gas hob. Electricity oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
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
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£3837-£3837
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0
The Seahouse Ref: PFFS

The Seahouse is a light, airy, ‘beach-style’ detached holiday property built in the grounds of Encombe Manor and nestling into the cliffs. It commands uninterrupted breathtaking views across the sea to France – viewable on a clear day! French doors fold completely back to open onto a huge decked terrace running the full length of the house - ideal for al fresco barbecues on balmy summer evenings, whilst on winter days guests can observe the full power of the ocean from the warmth of the living room. A further feature of the house is a small balcony off the upstairs bedroom which has its own
en-suite wet room.
The Seahouse is located in Sandgate where H.G. Wells (the famous author) once lived and where Hattie Jacques, the comedienne, was also born. Always worth a visit is Port Lympne Wild Animal Park which is set in 600 acres and is home to the largest herd of black rhinos outside Africa, as well as African elephants, tigers, lions and the world’s largest gorillarium ‘The Palace of the Apes’ and the African Safari Experience. Another enjoyable way to pass the time is to take a 13½-mile ride from Hythe to Dungeness Lighthouse via Dymchurch and New Romney on the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Steam Railway, which boasts one-third full-size steam and diesel locomotives. The Lower Leas Coastal Park at Folkestone is ideal for cycling, whilst for those who enjoy horse racing can indulge themselves with a day at the races at Folkestone Racecourse.
There is golf, sailing and fishing locally. The Eurotunnel Exhibition is worth a visit and day trips to France are also possible. There are good train connections to London from Folkestone for further sightseeing opportunities. Shops and pub ½ mile.

Spacious living/dining room with oak floor and French doors to terrace. Kitchen with tiled floor and door to terrace. Double bedroom with patio doors to terrace. Two further double bedrooms. Bathroom with shower attachment, over-bath shower, toilet and tiled floor. Separate toilet. First floor: Twin bedroom en-suite wet room and toilet and French doors to balcony with furniture and sea views.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Double oven and 5-ring hob included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine (in garage)
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Large enclosed decked terrace
  • Balcony with furniture and sea views
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
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£960-£2724
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