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Holiday cottages in Kent

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Blackthorn is a luxurious, rural retreat for two.

Blackthorn is a luxurious retreat for two. Attached to the owner's home, and situated on the edge of Icklesham village, the property lies halfway between the ancient towns of Rye and Hastings. There is a distant view of the sea, and the garden is surrounded by beautiful AONB countryside. The cottage has a private, south facing verandah, and guests are welcome to use the heated, indoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub throughout their stay but exclusively between the hours of 8.00am and 8.00pm.

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  2. Littlebourne
Quiet single room in 18th century cottage

No Cleaning Fees! Colourful room with large desk, comfy chair and single bed, overlooking wooded area. The cottage, built 1733, has not been overly modernised, but has central heating, modern shower/wetroom, and Wifi . Due to steps and stairs, not suitable for people with limited mobility. Please note the parking space is on my neighbour's drive, at number 18. Bus stop about 300 m away. Ideal base to explore East Kent.

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  2. Yalding
Mulberry Lodge - hot tub and ornamental gardens

Light filled multi level 2 bedroom property in a converted coach house with views over its own private garden, and shared use of 4 acres of ornamental gardens. The property has a hot tub, sun beds, outside dining area and fire pit.

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Houses in Kent

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Single - Select Star Home in a Tranqil Development
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  2. London
King size room with king size bed.
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KingSize-Select Star Home in a Tranqil Development
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  2. Wateringbury
Cheerful 1 bedroom home with parking and garden
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A Pilgrim lives here
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  2. Kent
Room to let in 4 bedroom house
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  2. Rochester
A Home as Sweet as Home - Single
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  2. Wateringbury
The Red House ,Double ensuite room
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Urban Homestead 2nd room
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  2. Saint Mary's Island
Cosy modern Single Room on St Mary’s Island, Kent
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  2. Kent
Tucked Away! Peaceful Room in Medieval Faversham
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The Urban Homestead

Pet-friendly cottages

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Coastguards Lookout
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  2. Martin Mill
Secluded rural cottage with hottub near the coast.
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Pheasants Lodge
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  2. Hastingleigh
Rustic 2 Bed Stable in the Heart of the Kent Downs
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Perfect Isolation. Quaint Sussex Farm Cottage
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  2. Boughton Monchelsea
The Oast Cottage: Private Annex with own entrance
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  2. Chatham
PJ's @ Willow Cottage
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Oystercatchers
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The Stable Cottage on beautiful farm
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  2. Sissinghurst
Heated outdoor area. Walk to Sissinghurst Castle
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  2. Whitstable
Windy cottage in the heart of Whitstable
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  2. Lydd
comfortable 2 bedroom terraced cottage

Cottages with kitchens

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  2. Dungeness
Restored Dungeness cottage full of character.
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  2. Sandhurst
Cosy Cottage with Woodburner & Countryside Views.
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  2. West Peckham
Tranquil cottage in an idyllic Kentish village
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Rural Cottage (8 mins to mainline station)
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Quirky cottage in centre of Deal - Cow and Cockle
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  2. Ringwould
Bell Cottage a Beautiful Cottage Getaway
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  2. Tenterden
Pickle Cottage Tenterden
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  2. Sandhurst
The Cabin - a little ranch house. A peaceful haven
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Cosy Private Cottage in Wrotham, Kent Downs AONB
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  2. East Sussex
Comfortable, one bed private dwelling
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Delightful pet-friendly oast with private garden
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  2. High Hurstwood
Russets, a relaxing rural retreat

Your guide to Kent

Welcome to Kent

Kent has a lot going on, from its rich pasture and rolling chalk downs to arty seaside towns and arguably the most famous white cliffs in the world. This southeastern county is also full of history, evinced in the cathedrals of Canterbury and Rochester, and the medieval streets of Cinque Port towns like Sandwich and Dover, and the Tudor splendour of Hever, Leeds, and Dover Castles (Henry VIII spent much time and money here). The conical roofs of its oasthouses are another traditional sight, responsible for drying the hops used to create some of England’s most beloved ales.

Nowadays you’ll also find award-winning vineyards side by side with the orchards that earned this region the nickname the Garden of England. On the coast, quiet fishing villages like Whitstable, famed for its oysters, are interspersed with livelier resort towns such as Ramsgate and Broadstairs, while Margate has become a destination not just for its family attractions but its contemporary art scene.


How do I get around Kent?

You can get to Kent in under an hour from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) by car or rail, and London Heathrow (LHR) doesn’t take much longer. As the closest point in the United Kingdom to mainland Europe, Kent is also easily accessible via the Eurotunnel and any number of ferries. Being part of London’s commuter belt, it’s extremely well connected by rail as well as bus services, so getting around without a car is not difficult. Most towns are well served by taxis and rideshare options too. Kent is also a popular terrain for cycling and walking, with thousands of miles of paths and trails.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kent?

Kent’s floral beauty lights up the countryside from early spring, from the moment the bluebells come out and carpet its woodlands. It’s a lovely time to stay in one of the area’s holiday cottages and witness the county’s May Day celebrations. It’s also not as busy as the summer, when the attractions and beaches begin to draw big crowds. June to September bring the warmest temperatures and inspire a number of major music festivals across the region. Whitstable’s colourful Oyster Festival is held in July, and autumn brings its own celebrations of local produce, with a number of food, beer, and real ale festivals across the county. Come winter, Advent and Christmas services at Canterbury Cathedral are a major tradition, as is the Boxing Day Dip in the sea at Folkestone and Dover.


What are the top things to do in Kent?

Deal

Considered one of the best places to live in Kent, Deal is a quirky maze of streets packed with fishermen’s cottages and Georgian townhouses fronted by a pretty seafront. Two neighbouring castles — Deal and Walmer — reflect its long history as a fortress town, while its promenade and pier bear the hallmarks of 1950s Britain.

Dungeness

Different from everything else in Kent — and, arguably the rest of England — this marshy headland is utterly mesmerising. Its lighthouse and decommissioned power station add to the surreal surroundings, as does Prospect Cottage, a quirky cottage and wild garden owned by a famous local filmmaker.

Tunbridge Wells

This spa town was particularly popular with the Georgians, and it’s still a smart place to shop, eat, and relax. It has its own steam train, which runs along the Spa Valley Railway. It’s also a great starting point to explore the High Weald, the scenic area of woods and ancient farmland that surrounds it.