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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.

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                                                                                                      Stunning cottage in a lovely setting

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                                                                                                      This is an absolutely stunning cottage in a lovely setting beside the church in Woodchurch village. The property was very clean and bright. The interior is very spacious with comfortable furniture and delightful fireplaces. The kitchen is particularly well-equipped with a large fridge/freezer and plenty of cupboard space. The beds were very comfortable and the bedrooms were spacious. Chris, the owner, had left us a generous food and drink welcoming pack for our arrival which was a really nice touch. The property is set well back from the road which means that you cannot hear any traffic, not that there is much traffic in the village. The rear garden was lovely with a lawn, flowers and trees and a view of the church. The patio area is large and has comfortable seating and is a great place to sit and watch the varied birdlife that visits the garden. The cottage is conveniently situated being near a butcher's, village store and 2 village pubs and a large village green, There is lots of interesting countryside nearby and we would recommend the Chapel Down winery and Tenterden for visits. We had a lovely relaxing three nights here and would love to come back again soon. Thank you Chris for letting us stay in your lovely cottage.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017

                                                                                                      Great location.

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                                                                                                      The flat is well equipped and has good quality fittings. The area is quiet. I found it a bit gloomy as it is painted in dark colours. Just a personal thing as I like places to be light. My friends loved it, so maybe it's just me.:)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2017