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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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                                                                                                      Ideal large house for a group of people

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      I joined a group of runners (11 of us in total) for 9 nights in November/December and we used the house as a base for running 10 marathons (or longer) in 10 days in various locations along the Kent coast. The house is beautiful and is very spacious, despite there being a large number of us there was plenty of communal space; we all tended to gravitate to the large kitchen/dining area but could retreat to the other downstairs rooms if we wanted to. Ideally located in Ramsgate with a corner shop and a choice of supermarkets nearby along with a selection of restaurants and easy access to the centre of town and the seafront. An excellent location for exploring other parts of Thanet and the Kent coast. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Dec 07, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2017

                                                                                                      Beautifully warm and cosy for a winter stay

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We arrived in one of the coldest weeks we'll probably have this year and were instantly wowed by the snugness which greeted us. The central heating is amazingly efficient and incredibly easy to adjust and there is a wood burning stove which is the easiest to light that I have ever come across. The house is brilliantly situated near the beach and in the exceptionally well-preserved conservation area. All the shops, pubs, restaurants and supermarkets you need are within a ten-minute walk and there are some superb places to eat. Emma's recommendations were spot on and she could not have been more welcoming or helpful. Communication with her was remarkably good. Even though the house is centrally located, it is very quiet. The bedrooms are extremely comfortable and the kitchen is superbly appointed. The wifi works extremely well and the smart tv gives you access to Netflix as well as all of the usual channels. We had a wonderful stay but there are a few quirky features to be aware of. This house would definitely not suit you if mobility is an issue as you have to climb quite steep stairs to reach the dining room in the basement and the bathroom and bedrooms on the upper floors. Also, there is no parking (except for dropping-off`). We were very happy to park on a street ten minutes away to avoid parking charges on the front but this might not suit everybody. One suggestion we would like to make is that it would be useful to have another light to read by in the lounge.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Dec 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2017