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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
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Ivorah Ref: 25536

This holiday cottage is just a short stroll away from the bohemian charm of the Harbour, a popular ambling destination and a stones throw from the beach, where a walk along Whitstable’s coastline at sunset is not to be missed. Barbecue on the beach in summer, catch the ’sailors music’ in winter as the wind whips through the boats’ rigging. Known as ’The pearl of Kent’, Whitstable is famous for its oysters collected since Roman times, and is celebrated annually each July at the Oyster Festival. Herne Bay 2 miles. Canterbury within 5 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants within 200 yards.

Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Utility room. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Wooden floors throughout. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one (5ft) with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. CD. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking (20 yards). No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£313-£728
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 single sofa bed and French doors/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Parking (1 car)

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.

WAS
NOW
£266-£579
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 bedrooms: 3 steps down to 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. 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.

WAS
NOW
£313-£681
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Kwamina Ref: 30158

Kwamina is a semi-detached town house ideally located close to the seafront of Deal. The holiday property boasts a very good standard interior with a contemporary style, and has three spacious double rooms, one of which has sea views at one side. There is a good sized, well-equipped, galley-style kitchen with open-plan living and dining area, and a booster seat for the young ones. Well suited to families and groups of friends, this property is perfect for a holiday by the sea, and children’s toys are provided in the twin bedroom. Cyclists can take advantage of the garage storage and enjoy the several bike routes across the coast of Kent. The German speaking owners are on hand if needed to advise of attractions in the area. With only a few hundred yards to the local shops, bars and restaurants, this is a great central location to explore all that Deal has on offer. Deal has its award-winning High Street, maze-like smugglers’ lanes and independent shops. Buzzing cafes and pubs sit alongside a photogenic seafront that’s home to a sweeping pier and quirky maritime clock - the Timeball Tower. Explore the captain’s quarters at Deal Castle, and visit nearby Walmer Castle - this former command post to the Duke of Wellington. There are several golf courses close by, and Deal also provides good train connections to London. The historic city of Canterbury is a must see, this is only 30 minutes away in the car. Beach 300 yards. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 200 yards.

Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with wooden floors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Second floor: 1 double bedroom with additional double sofa bed, wooden floor and en-suite bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. Gas hob. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£337-£1001
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

Dating back to the 16th Century, this attractively beamed, semi-detached holiday cottage boasts many original features including a huge inglenook fireplace and an original mullioned interior window. Stroll alongside the River Stour to Canterbury to visit the cathedral, or take a boat ride to explore this ancient town by water. There are many cycle routes and pathways across the Kentish Downs, an AONB. There is good access to Dover and the Channel Tunnel for day trips to France, while Whitstable, approximately 20 minutes’ drive, offers glorious sunsets over the sea and world-renowned oysters! Beach 10 miles. Shop 350 yards, pub and restaurant 10 yards.

Ground floor: Small step to living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. Snug/games room. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one down 2 steps with sloping ceiling, 1 single. Beams throughout.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. Additional TV (for DVD use only). DVDs. CD. Gas Rayburn. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Small lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (1 car). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Low beam on landing.

WAS
NOW
£747-£747
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Moorings Ref: 28828

This charming, terraced fisherman’s cottage, seconds from the beach, comes with its own beach hut in the shingle garden. An ideal holiday location, you can access beach or cliff-top walks from the door. There are cycle tracks nearby, as well as golf, sailing and windsurfing. Visit Deal or Walmer Castle, 10 minutes’ drive. Canterbury is 40 minutes’ drive. Beach 80 yards. Shop 170 yards, pub serving food 50 yards.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. 1 single bedroom with French doors. Separate toilet. Steep, narrow, open-sided stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Most rooms with wooden floors.

Woodburners in living and dining rooms (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. Video. DVD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Freezer in beach hut. Wi-fi. Enclosed, gravelled garden with beach hut, sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Winfrith Cottage Ref: 80100

Welcoming, cosy and comfortable at any time of the year, this terraced Edwardian cottage will make a perfect holiday retreat for all the family. Peacefully tucked away, with its own courtyard garden, just 1500 yards from the seafront, there are many attractions to see and activities to enjoy. With the white cliffs of Dover nearby, it’s only 100 yards from the old High Street, where pubs, shops and restaurants are all close at hand.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite bathroom with toilet, 1 twin.

Gas central heating, gas and electricity included (£20per week 21st November-21st March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine in external utility room. Tumble dryer. Garden with courtyard and furniture. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£250-£543
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
2
Driftwood Cottage Ref: 26363

A carefully renovated, terraced, fisherman’s cottage situated just over 100 yards from the beach. The holiday cottage has an ornamental fireplace in the living room, a galley-style kitchen and space for bikes outside. Easy walking access to pubs, restaurants, antique shops and a traditional Saturday market. Stroll along the seafront to the pier and try seal spotting across to the Goodwin Sands. Visit Deal, Walmer and Dover Castles. Cycling, walking, fishing, golf and indoor leisure centre nearby. Good rail access to London. Shop 200 yards, pub with restaurant 25 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Step down to dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Open tread spiral stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 twin.

Gas central heating and electricity included (£5 per night November-March). Bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. iPod/MP3 dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking 150 yards. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

WAS
NOW
£251-£703
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Fairlight Ref: 25421

An ideal spacious base for exploring ’White Cliffs Country’. This well equipped ground floor apartment is situated on the edge of the village with a choice of 3 good pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Descend the hill and visit the secluded Bay of St Margaret’s cove and take a guided tour of the South Foreland lighthouse with breathtaking panoramic views of the white cliffs and English Channel. Surrounded by National Trust land yet just 2 miles from Dover, the closest town in Kent to the Continent. Don’t miss Dover Castle, the Roman painted house in Dover and Pines Garden in St Margaret’s. Shops, pubs and restaurants 1/2 mile.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Two steps to utility room. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Two steps down to bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Electricity ’woodburners’ in living room and dining room included. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Sitting-out area and furniture. On road parking. No smoking.

WAS
NOW
£255-£705
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Sutton Cottage Ref: PLLZ

This holiday cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, provides compact accommodation. Take the Eurostar and have lunch in Paris or Brussels, or travel to St Pancras and Stratford International and explore the London art galleries, restaurants and museums. A short drive takes you to Bluewater or visit Lakeside. Enjoy rural walks in the Darenth Valley, Brands Hatch race circuit and Lullingstone Roman Villa, all easily accessible. In addition to which there is shared use of the owner’s heated outdoor swimming pool and sauna by arrangement. Shop and pub 1/4 mile.

Cosy living room. Two steps down to kitchen/dining room. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Spiral stairs to galleried area with double bed and sloping ceilings. Most rooms with tiled floor.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-fi
  • Sitting-out area and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Swimming pool with Roman steps (38ft x 18ft, depth 3ft to 20ft) open June-September and sauna by arrangement
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Unfenced ponds in owner’s grounds. 5 steps to swimming pool

WAS
NOW
£301-£503
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

With panoramic views over a meadow to the White Cliffs and across the Channel to France, this traditional fisherman’s cottage sits on a private shingle road in a conservation area on Kingsdown beach. Where the sky, cliffs and sea are a constantly changing canvas. At dawn the sunrise turns the White Cliffs pink, and on a clear day you can see Cap Gris Nez. At night the ferries, lit up like gin palaces, glide silently across the horizon.

Swimming, rock pooling, prawning, beachcombing, kite flying, fishing, and golfing are on the doorstep. The village shops are just 400 yards away, and there’s a family pub on the beach. Enjoy a breathtaking walk across the cliffs to the tearoom perched above St Margaret’s Bay, with a choice of teas and homemade cakes. Stroll along the Saxon shoreline, past castles and fishing boats to Deal, with its award-winning mix of shops, cafés, bric-a-bracs and restaurants.

Go ‘seal spotting’ by riverboat from 16th century Sandwich, listen to the world-renowned choir at Canterbury Cathedral, and visit Churchill’s underground war-rooms at Dover Castle. Watch Punch & Judy on Broadstairs’ beach and check out the Spitfire and Hurricane fighters at Manston’s museum on the way. You can even sail to France for the day and browse the stalls in Boulogne market, or window-shop on Le Touquet’s fashionable high street.

Sit under the olive trees in front of the cottage and reflect on the tranquil and un-spoilt location. Or relax with a chilled glass of wine in the enclosed rear garden, surrounded by Mediterranean plants and seaside paraphernalia.

Inside the cottage, conch shells, ship’s lanterns and old wooden floats sit alongside French wall mirrors, oil paintings and an array of marine memorabilia. As well as satellite TV, a DVD library, hi-fi with an iPod dock, and unlimited wi-fi.



Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, Persian rugs on wooden floor. Floor-to-ceiling bay window with unobstructed view. Well-equipped galley kitchen with quarry tiles and French doors to garden. Shower room with toilet. Open stairs with single banister to first floor: Double bedroom, amazing sea views from the bed. Bright and spacious bathroom with roll-top bath and toilet. Second floor: Double bedroom with two large skylights and sloping ceiling.

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, extra available locally
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Broadband
  • Sunny enclosed rear shingle garden with mature pot plants, olive trees, seaside paraphernalia, furniture
  • Resident’s parking
  • Special rates for spa and beauty treatments
  • Club rates for day trips to France
  • No smoking
  • No children under 6 yrs (except babes in arms)
  • NB: Sea/bathing/rock pools 75 yards

WAS
NOW
£620-£1143
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Harbour Mews Ref: PFFE

This stylish, modern mews house lies in a quiet lane in the heart of Broadstairs, 250 yards from the beach - perfect for families or small groups. This lively seaside town, packed with history, has an impressive array of restaurants, bars and ice cream parlours within a 5-minute walk. Its thriving events calendar includes a famous Folk Week, Food Festival and Dickens Festival. A favourite haunt of the Victorian novelist, Broadstairs also boasts Bleak House and the Dickens House Museum. In summer, the town’s beautiful Seven Sandy Bays host Punch and Judy shows by day and firework displays over the harbour by night. Golf, coastal walks and surfing locally. Shops 500 yards, pub 100 yards.

Well-equipped kitchen. Conservatory. Separate toilet. First floor: Living room. Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed and en-suite shower room with toilet. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Radio/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Small enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday

WAS
NOW
£445-£1545
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