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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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    Caravan #6487975
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      Apartment #1170584
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          Apartment #1646826
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            Cottage #8113596
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              Apartment #8131772
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                Cottage #8171434
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  Barn #8142962
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                    Cottage #1882084
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                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      Multiple rentals Barn #476188
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        Multiple rentals Cottage #1030522
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 1 BR
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                          Multiple rentals Barn #476188
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            Multiple rentals Barn #476188
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                              • 5 BR
                              • 3 BA
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                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1030522
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                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 2 BA
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                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1030522
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 2 BR
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                                  Cottage #8147717
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                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                    • 6 BR
                                    • 4 BA
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                                    Farmhouse #1194207
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                      House #1783536
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        Apartment #3942027
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          House #1876753
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            • 2 BR
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                                            Cottage #8113002
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                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Apartment #1029060
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                    Barn #8047723
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                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1705130
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        House #1993571
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          Apartment #95938
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                            Cottage #8172117
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              House #1789160
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                Apartment #6124037
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                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  House #733660
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                                                                    House #10452
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 6 BR
                                                                      • 6 BA
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                                                                      House #1081961
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                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8172210
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                                                                          Cottage #8150451
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                                                                            Apartment #8171459
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                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8172210
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                Cottage #8171240
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                                                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8126603
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                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8126603
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                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #420811
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #420811
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                                                                                          House #6062367
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                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                            House #1387303
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                                                                                              Cottage #1900678
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                                                                                                House #8054866
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                  Apartment #1158979
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    Cottage #89428
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                                                                                                      House #1107126
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Wonderful week in Kent Countryside

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      From the moment we booked, everything ran smoothly, from questions being answered promptly, to paying, to even receiving emails from the housekeeper asking how we wanted the bedrooms set up (Singles, doubles, cot etc) Check in was a breeze and the instructions given guided us straight to the property. Jenny the housekeeper showed us round, and gave us a few instructions on the house workings but then left us to our own devices. On arrival we headed straight to the wonderful pool, which was lovely and warm, in fact the kids (And adults) were in the pool all week, morning and afternoon and many games of table tennis were also played in the pool room. House was used a base to explore Sandwich, Deal and a trip to Wingham Wildlife Park as well as having enough to do on site to have days just chilling out within the house. The garden is enclosed which was great for us as we had the 2 dogs with us. There are lots of walks locally and we as a family (13 of us) did the "guided" walk to the pub. The guide being the owners photographs in an album. Very original but good fun. All in all a fabulous week and we would have no hesitation in returning. Hopefully next year!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Great Place

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed for 1 week in this beautiful barn, it was very well equipped and exceptionally clean. the kitchen had all the necessary equipment required. the grandchildren went to the adjoining farm every day to feed the horses and really enjoyed themselves. My 83 year old mother really enjoyed her stay and spent many hours watching the peacocks and birds in the gardens. We explored the kent coast and the local sights. it was very peaceful place to stay and we will certainly return in the future. We met Joanna on the 3rd day and found her very kind and helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A second visit for us. We arrived by car and left it in the garage for the week. All of Whitstable including castle and harbour are within a short stroll. We also got the train to explore other parts of Kent and have a few drinks along the way. You can arrive via train and a car is not needed so we recommend the house for everyone.The house is perfect, a real home from home. We will be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017