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Classic rural landscapes and traditional seaside entertainment along with ancient history and spectacular gardens; come and explore Kent and see for yourself the 'Garden of England'.

You don't have to travel far from your cottages to find beauty, fun and relaxation. A truly diverse county, Kent has some of the most unspoilt countryside in the British Isles, not to mention iconic landmarks, award-winning beaches and thrilling attractions for young and old.

Not to be missed are the world famous White Cliffs of Dover, which stand tall and proud welcoming you to England's oldest county. Discover Canterbury, where you're guaranteed one of the best views of the city from the Westgate Towers at Canterbury Cathedral; a truly magnificent World Heritage Site. Step in to the dazzling medieval past of Dover Castle and explore Secret Wartime Tunnels and stories of King Henry II's court.

For a taste of life in the fast lane head to Buckmore Park Kart Circuit and kids will love the up-close animal encounters at Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Wild Animal Park. Step back in time to experience nineteenth-century England at Dickens' World and the Guildhall Museum, while cider connoisseurs will love Biddenden Vineyards and Cider Works. There's a lot to see and do, and self-catering cottage offers the best way to make the most of this wonderful area.

There are many ways to take in the beauty of the county; by foot, bike, car or water, but there's nothing quite like the grand heritage of the Kent and East Sussex Railway. Discover the captivating essence of the 'Garden of England' as the line wends along ten and a half miles of charming countryside. Wander off the beaten track and seek out little-known paths, where the deer of the woods around Challock and the orchids of the North Downs await discovery.

Why not enjoy some traditional seaside fun and head to Margate, Broadstairs or Ramsgate for Blue Flag awarded beaches, where you can enjoy anything from building sandcastle and exploring rock pools to exhilarating watersports and funfairs. Seaside town Whitstable offers quirky art galleries and craft shops and there's no shortage of tasty seafood restaurants for when hunger strikes.

Be enriched by Kent's exciting past and present. Take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Kent today.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1


Set In an AONB and nestling on the outskirts of Elham Valley on the North Downs, Hoad Farm dates back to the 13th century. The village of Acrise lies between the city of Canterbury and Folkestone and is listed in the Domesday Book. Its name is old English for “Oak Rise” and there are still many grand old oaks in the area. The farm now consists of 8 acres where the owners’ horses roam. Hoad Farm Holiday Cottages (refs 30059 and 30060) form a courtyard around a 500-year-old olive tree and provide a warm welcome and ‘home from home’ experience for guests. There are many footpaths on the doorstep making it an excellent base for ramblers, cyclists and birdwatchers. Animal lovers will enjoy Port Lympne, Howletts and Wingham wild animal parks. The historic city of Canterbury, with its shops and ancient cathedral, is approximately 10 miles away and can also be explored by boat on the River Stour. Visit Folkestone, 5 miles, which offers award-winning restaurants, or Ashford, for its retail therapy at McArthur Glenn Designer Outlet, 13 miles; the Channel Tunnel is a mere stone’s throw away. Explore the magnificent Dover Castle and war time tunnels, the iconic white cliffs or hop on a ferry and have lunch in Calais. Folkestone, Ashford and Canterbury also provide a good train service to London. Horse riding available locally. Beach 7 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room with double sofa bed and tiled floor/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double (6ft) with en-suite wet room and toilet, 1 twin, both with French doors. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Both properties: Gas underfloor central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Smart TV. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Terrace and furniture. Shared 8-acre grounds with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. Stabling available on request. No smoking. Wheelchair access. Friday to Friday. NB: Fenced ponds in grounds, 10 yards.

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£281-£874
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Seagull Cottage Ref: 26342

This mid-terrace holiday property is just a 5 minute stroll from the beach, harbour, quirky shops and station with good connections to London. Watch the catch being unloaded, browse the fish market and eat in one of the popular seafood restaurants and try the famous oysters. Bring, or hire, bikes and cycle one of the national cycle routes – The Crab and Winkle Way which was once the first passenger railway line in the world, running from Canterbury to Whitstable via the harbour. Walk in the footsteps of smugglers down the tiny alleys used as escape routes. Shop, pub and restaurant 350 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft) with additional Z-bed, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden with terrace and furniture. Barbecue. Roadside parking. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£248-£801
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1
Holly House Ref: 28699

Within walking distance of a beach and under 2 miles from Margate, Holly House is ideally situated for guests wishing to enjoy a real seaside holiday break. This semi-detached holiday house, with its light, airy and spacious rooms, decorated and furnished to a very good standard, will appeal to guests of all ages. Whether you are a family with children on a bucket and spade holiday, or a group of grown-ups seeking to enjoy the cultural aspects of Margate with the brisk seaside walks, Holly House with its three bedrooms and spacious living accommodation offers a comfortable and relaxing stay. Margate has a long history of classic seaside entertainment with its golden sandy beach and amusement arcades. More recently, it has added a cultural attraction with the opening of the Turner Contemporary gallery and the revival of its Old Town with vintage shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. Visit the Margate museum and explore the town’s seaside heritage and the mysterious shell grotto which invites you to explore its subterranean, shell-lined passages. Take a bike ride along the Viking trail or play a round of golf at the North Foreland golf club, 1 mile. Enjoy the annual Jazz Festival in June, the National Beach Volleyball finals in August and many other events throughout the year, there is always something to do and see in Margate. Only a short drive away are the seaside towns of Whistable, Broadstairs and Ramsgate and the historic town of Canterbury can be reached within 30 minutes. Beach 0.6 miles. Shops, pubs and restaurants ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Second living/dining room with French doors. Kitchen. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (5ft 3in), 1 bunk. Bathroom with bath, shower attachment, separate shower cubicle and toilet.

Woodburner in sitting/dining room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair on request. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. Stereo/iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Wi-fi. Large, enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture. Portable barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£337-£1147
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Sea View Ref: 29978


This third floor beachside holiday apartment is located on the picturesque coast at Broadstairs. Eagle House was once known as Admiral House, as it was used as the headquarters for the Coast Blockade in the 1800s. The block occupies a unique position situated directly on the beach yet only one flight of stairs away from ’The Parade’ (a pedestrian path), with amazing sea and beach views and comfortable surroundings. Guests can also relax on their balcony whilst watching the boats pass by. This property sleeps two people and is in a great location for a coastal getaway. The flat is situated in Viking Bay, with fantastic sandy beaches, and in the heart of Broadstairs boasting quaint local amenities. Local attractions include the famous Folk Week, which takes place in August, and for golfers, Sea View is within easy reach of four well-known golf courses, including St Augustine, which has hosted the Golf Open in the past. This property is also ideal for walking enthusiasts, with Thanet Coastal Path close by, the longest continuous stretch of chalk coastline in the country. Also, the Viking Coastal Trail is a 27-mile walk, passing through Viking Bay which is where the property is situated. Cycle the Viking Trail, surf at Joss Bay, enjoy the fireworks on summer evenings, as well as the Dickens Festival. There are good rail connections to London. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

Stairs to entrance. All on third floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom with French doors. Shower room with toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Halogen hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Balcony and furniture. On road parking, at cost. Welcome pack. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£247-£699
Shortlist
Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Just 50 yards from the sandy beach and all the amenities that Broadstairs offers, these comfortably furnished holiday apartments are perfect for a traditional seaside holiday; sunbathing, fishing, swimming, sailing and kite surfing are all on the doorstep. Broadstairs is well known for its beautiful white sandy beaches and its many restaurants, pubs, festivals and events. If you are interested in walking, cycling, music, food, books or art, or simply laying on the beach, Broadstairs has it all for the whole family all year round. The town also offers great cliff top walks, or take a stroll to the Royal Harbour. A golfer’s paradise, as there are 2 championship golf courses nearby. Follow the coast road to explore Margate, Ramsgate and Sandwich or visit the medieval town of Faversham and the historic city of Canterbury. Good train service to London, local loop bus to Margate, Broadsatairs and Ramsgate. Ferries from Ramsgate to France. Shops, pubs and restaurants 100 yards.

4 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. 2 additional Z-beds (bring own bed linen and towels). Step to bathroom with shower over bath, bidet and toilet. Shower room (no toilet).

Microwave. Dishwasher. Enclosed garden with courtyard, sitting-out area and furniture.

Both properties: Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. On road parking (permits provided £3 per day). No smoking.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

In an idyllic rural setting on an 18-acre smallholding and adjacent to the farmhouse these two holiday cottages (Pippin’s Cottage, ref PQQP and Cox Cottage, ref PQQQ) have been decorated and furnished to a high standard. The farm has cattle, sheep, ducks and hens with footpaths on the doorstep to explore the glorious surrounding countryside. Day passes for fishing (trout) can be arranged by the owner. The royal spa town of Tunbridge Wells is under
5 miles. Visit Brenchley Wood Nature Reserve, Sissinghurst, NT castles including Bodiam. Discover award-winning wines at the local vineyards. The nearest coast is about 40 minutes at Hastings. The station at Paddock Wood provides a 50-minute train service to London. Shop and pub 11/2 miles.

Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, French doors to garden and well-equipped kitchen area with granite worktops. Limestone floor throughout. First floor: Double bedroom, French doors to Juliet balcony, sloping ceilings and en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. External open-tread stairs (unsuitable for children under 10 years) to first floor: Double bedroom with sloping ceilings and en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Small enclosed courtyard with furniture

  • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full ground source heat pump underfloor central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • Sound system
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Telephone-UK calls only
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Fenced pond in grounds

WAS
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£368-£936
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1

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. 1 twin bedroom. Wet room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: 1 twin bedroom with sloping ceiling and en-suite bathroom with toilet.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi.Telephone-on request. Small sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Wheelchair access. Friday to Friday. NB: Unfenced pond 50 yards.

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£278-£717
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0


This picturesque oast house is set in the grounds of a fine 16th century, timber-framed Kentish farmhouse on the edge of Biddenden. Comfortably furnished throughout, the holiday cottage is surrounded by 14 acres of garden, fields and ponds, which visitors are welcome to enjoy. Biddenden is one of the many lovely villages in the area which offer good restaurants, pubs and shops. The village is a short drive from Sissinghurst Castle and about half an hour from Rye and Camber Sands on the coast. Leeds Castle and Canterbury are within easy reach and there is a half-hourly train service to London from Headcorn, 3 miles. Village shop 1 mile.

Circular roundel sitting-room, rugs on polished wooden floor. Fitted kitchen/dining room. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: Four open-tread steps to circular double bedroom. Large landing with fully pitched, beamed ceiling. Twin bedroom.

  • Electric fire
  • Electricity and NSH by meter reading
  • Fan heater
  • Bed linen included
  • Z-bed (for +1 child under 10 yrs)
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Use of owner’s tennis court by arrangement
  • Unsuitable for the infirm (steps)
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Ponds in surrounding fields

WAS
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£392-£796
Shortlist
Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

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.

All on ground floor. 2 steps up to living room with French door/dining room with wooden floor/kitchen with tiled floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin with additional pull-out single (5ft 9in long). Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Low beams throughout.

Woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. Digital TV. DVD/CD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Unfenced pond 50 yards.

WAS
NOW
£358-£717
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Pets
0
Winifred Cottage Ref: 19662

This 200 year old beamed cottage has been thoughtfully renovated to a very good standard and is located in an AONB in the North Kent Downs. An ideal holiday place for exploring footpaths and cycle routes. Visit 10 acres of beautiful gardens at Doddington Place, just a short walk from the cottage. Faversham is 5 miles, see the oldest weekly market in Kent held around the Guild Hall. Visit beautiful moated Leeds Castle. The old fishing town of Whitstable with seafood restaurants, and the city of Canterbury, are both nearby, as is Ashford with designer outlet centre. Channel Tunnel at Folkestone, 40 minutes’ drive. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant 3-minute walk.

Ground floor: Living/dining room with beams. Kitchen. Steep, curved slate stairs to first floor: 1 double bedroom with beams. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Video. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. No smoking. Friday to Friday.

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£0-£0
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Bluebell Cottage Ref: W41396

Wonderful country views

This converted single storey detached holiday cottage is in a peaceful location adjoining forestry commission land, in the grounds of the owner’s small grassland farm with horses and ponies. It offers views over the fields. Superb walking and cycling territory through the forest footpaths or along the lanes. Explore the Cathedral City of Canterbury, a 25-minute drive. The Channel Tunnel is a mere 12-minute drive and ideal for day trips to the Continent by train. Visit Dover Castle – 25-minute drive or take the ferry as a foot or car passenger to Calais. Ashford has a Designer Outlet for shopping enthusiasts and also fast rail links to London. Beaches at Hythe and Dymchurch within half an hours drive. Shop and restaurant 2 miles, pub 2.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen. 2 twin bedrooms. Shower room with toilet. Wooden floors throughout.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. Electric oven. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Patio with furniture. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 18 years.

WAS
NOW
£279-£557
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
3
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Bow Cottage Ref: 30682

Bow Cottage lies in the ancient town of Fordwich, known as the smallest town in Great Britain and is a comfortable terraced holiday cottage which has been renovated to a very good standard, retaining stone clad walls. The front-facing living room boasts a feature bow window and woodburner, and the galley-style kitchen, which has tiled floors, leads into the dining room with patio doors opening on to a well-managed, enclosed garden. This is a great location for walks, exploring and for sampling the local ales in one of the two local pubs. Explore the historic city of Canterbury with its magnificent cathedral, learn about Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales or take a boat trip on the River Stour. Cycle the Crab and Winkle Way, visit the coast at Herne Bay or spot a seal and sample the oysters at Whitstable, 12 miles. Another enjoyable experience is to go back in time and explore the castles of Dover, Deal and Walmer. Good train connections to London. Shop ¼ mile, pubs/restaurants 100 yards.

Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with patio doors. Kitchen with tiled floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single.

Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot on request. 32" Freesat TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Small enclosed terraced garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Chiminea. Barbecue. On road parking. Pet free of charge. No smoking. Friday to Friday. NB: Pond and waterfall in garden (can be fenced off on request).

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£275-£633
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