Where to stay around Kent?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,598 holiday lettings near Kent. From 628 Houses to 590 Cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Kent for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Kent?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Kent. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Whitstable: 357 holiday homes
  • Broadstairs: 399 holiday homes
  • Canterbury: 1,036 holiday homes
  • Camber Sands: 566 holiday homes
  • Deal: 447 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Kent! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Kent?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Kent with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Whitstable: 357 holiday lettings
  • Broadstairs: 399 holiday lettings
  • Canterbury: 1,036 holiday lettings
  • Deal: 447 holiday lettings
  • Margate: 393 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Kent?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Kent are:

  • Manston Airport (MSE): 854 self catering accommodations
  • Rochester Airport (RCS): 491 self catering accommodations
  • Lydd Airport (LYX): 1,024 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Kent?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Kent. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kent Life: 650 holiday rentals
  • South of England Rare Breeds Centre: 1,423 holiday rentals
  • Whitstable Beach: 950 holiday rentals
  • Walmer Beach: 817 holiday rentals
  • Rye Harbour Nature Reserve: 1,191 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kent listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday home or holiday cottage in Kent your home away from home

Kent, the ‘garden of England’, is located in the South East of England, consisting of an exhilarating coastline, open unspoilt countryside and some of the oldest and most important cities and towns in England. If you are looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Kent, you are probably aware of much of what is on offer in England’s oldest county.

Things to do on holiday in Kent

Much of England’s history is centred around Kent, with Julius Caesar, William the Conqueror and Napoleon all landing at some point on the shores of the Kent Coastline. This has left Kent with the most impressive and stately castles, grand houses and fascinating historic monuments in England. Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle and Penshurst Palace are amongst a few of the most notable places of interest to explore from a Kent holiday cottage.

The coastline, upon which much of the self catering holiday accommodation in Kent is found, is a haven for water sports. Kite surfing has risen to new levels as a sport in Kent, especially around Whitstable and Ramsgate, and surfers flock to Kent holiday cottages in Joss Bay. There are plentiful sailing waters, and jet skiing, kite surfing, windsurfing and sailing courses available from a Kent holiday cottage along the coast. The seal colonies at Herne Bay and the RSPB Nature Reserve in Dungeness are great places to visit on a family holiday to Kent.

Walking and cycling holidays are a spectacular way to discover the many treasures available from a Kent holiday cottage. Walking along the infamous White Cliffs of Dover or through a bluebell carpeted wood fills you with an enormous sense of wellbeing, and lets you return to a holiday home in Kent feeling great. Kent also has 90 public golf courses, so those of you yearning for a round from your self catering holiday accommodation in Kent need not worry; you can undoubtedly find a course, if you can find the time!

There are some great ideas for family holidays to Kent. The sandy beaches and captivating castles of Kent are backed up by charming wildlife parks, Diggerland and the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway.

Places to take a holiday cottage in Kent

Canterbury is the most famous town in Kent, with a beautiful atmosphere, a stunning coastline and of course, Canterbury Cathedral which draws huge numbers of visitors from their Kent holiday cottages in the surrounding countryside.

Royal Tunbridge Wells is a perfect centre for walking and cycling holidays in Kent, with stunning countryside adorned with some of the best of the historical buildings and monuments in Kent, as well as being just an hour from London.

Weather in Kent

Temperatures in Kent are very varied, but summer temperatures average around 18°C, and winters average around 4°C.

Travel to Kent

Kent is fantastically well connected, so reaching a holiday cottage in Kent from anywhere in the UK, or most of Europe, will be easy. The train and rail networks are extensive, and Kent benefits hugely from its proximity to the transport infrastructure of nearby London.

Sightseeing in and around Kent

Do you want to find things to do while you're in town? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Kent a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Southend Pier (21.5 mi / 34.6 km)
  • Royal St George's Golf Club (28 mi / 45 km)
  • Dreamland (29.9 mi / 48.1 km)
  • Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Ashford Golf Club (6.2 mi / 10 km)
  • Faversham Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)

Seasonal weather in Kent

If you're planning a holiday around warm-weather activities, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 21°F.

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Kent

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Kent. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • White Horse Wood Country Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Brogdale Collections (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
  • Vinters Valley Nature Reserve (9 mi / 14.4 km)
  • Mote Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Oare Gunpowder Works County Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Brenchley Gardens (10 mi / 16.1 km)