Find My Favourite Holiday Cottages in Kent

Kent is known as ‘The Garden of England, with beautiful castles, delightful formal gardens, roman villas and long stretches of golden beaches. Enjoy romantic, short weekend breaks or fun-filled self-catering holidays at one of Kent’s many traditional country cottages.

Visit the magnificent Canterbury Cathedral, take a short journey to the White Cliffs of Dover, and a day trip to the City of London. If you’re feeling like something completely different, why not take a quick ferry trip over to France or Belgium for the day? There is a great variety of water activities to be enjoyed along the coastline, ranging from surfing and kayaking to more tranquil sailing and leisurely boat trips.

Inland Kent overflows with idyllic rural landscapes, country parks and nature reserves. This help to make Kent more than ideal for walking and cycling the network of long-distance routes and day trails. There are some delightful attractions, such as The Shell Grotto, thought to have been a site of Pagan worship near Margate or test your nerves on the UK’s longest toboggan run (700m) near at the Chatham Ski Slope (no snow necessary). It’s popular with adults and children alike and definitely a memorable holiday experience!

Well Cottage
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
1

Well cottage is a bright airy 1 bedroom cottage all on one level. It sleeps 2 to 4 guests and has private off road parking. Situated on the edge of the village of Manston it is close to the Kent coast with lots of award winning sandy beaches. It has a Gold 3 Star rating from Quality in Tourism.

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A lounge with a feature fireplace between two armchairs.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4

Set just minutes from the seafront is Calathea, a charming coastal townhouse in Ramsgate, Kent. The Georgian property boasts original features  stylish sophistication, light-filled spaces, standout art pieces and a sun-trap patio, plus access to many cafes and seaside attractions. Holiday in style.

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A clifftop lighthouse complex in Kent with well-kept lawns.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

On the North Foreland Lighthouse site above Broadstairs, this delightful cottage features entrance hall, fully fitted kitchen, sitting room, dining room, bathroom, double bedroom and single bedroom with full size bed and comfortable pull-out bed.

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Sleeps
17
Bedrooms
7

A large and pet-friendly holiday cottage in Chiddington comprises a self-contained wing of a delightful Tudor manor house with a tennis court and games room. It is located on the Kent-Sussex border. It sleeps 17 in 7 bedrooms in 6 acres of gardens in Chiddingston near Hever.

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2 Whicker lounge chairs in front of 2 floor-to-ceiling sash windows opening onto a balcony.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

"The Well" is a charming, eco-friendly terraced townhouse located in the creative area of Margate, Kent. This coastal cottage is decorated with items sourced from around the world, giving it a unique and delightful feel. The house boasts a roll-top bath, mini bar, urban decor, plenty of natural light, and ample space for pets. Additionally, it is conveniently located close to beautiful beaches, making it the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation.

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Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
1

Annie's Cottage is a Grade 2 listed 1-bedroom  rural holiday cottage for couples on the Kent coast near Ramsgate and Broadstairs. It can sleep 2 - 5 guests. Charming and characterful, it has exposed brick, flint walls, and original beams. It has 4-Star Quality in Tourism rating.

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Exterior of a vine-covered weather-boarded holiday cottage in Kent.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Tufton Croft is a detached weather-board rural cottage set on the outskirts of Wittersham in Kent. Surrounded by countryside and walks, the pet-friendly cottage promises seclusion and offers spacious, enclosed gardens with beautiful views, plus a furnished patio and a stylish interior with log fire.

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Twin-gabled extertior of a Kent farmhouse surrounded by a large, fenced lawn
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Hensill Farmhouse is a gorgeous rural cottage set among woodland on the edge of Hawkhurst in Kent. The 19th-century cottage offers true seclusion with a wrap-around garden and views, plus an interior boasting tiled floors, French doors, natural light, an open-plan design, elegant décor, and a log fire.

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The Chapel
Sleeps
13
Bedrooms
3

The Chapel is a large, spacious, relaxing, 3-bedroom, self-catering holiday property in Ramsgate, and close to many award-winning sandy beaches and pretty Kent coastal villages. It can sleep up to 13 guests and has been designed for families, friends and entertaining. The Chapel has a Gold 4-Star from Quality in Tourism. For larger group there are 2 one bedroom cottages next to The Chapel - Annie's Cottage and Well Cottage.  Together they can accommodate up to 22 guests.  We look forward to welcoming you.

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Once a separate kingdom, and England’s oldest county, Kent has an enthralling past. For centuries Kent has seen its fair share of conflict, including the Battle of Britain during World War II. The result is a compelling collection of castles, historic houses, maritime heritage and traditional country cottages.

Despite Kent’s close ties with its heritage, there is plenty to see and do for all ages. The gorgeous 350-mile coastline is home to an abundance of wide sandy beaches, blue flag coves and secluded bays. Kent’s Victorian seaside resorts, such as Margate, Ramsgate, Whitstable and Broadstairs, are enjoying a pleasing renaissance. Alternatively, the medieval Cinque Ports of Dover, Hythe, Romney, Rye and Sandwich, with their historic architecture, local shops and restaurants, are each worthy of exploration.

For foodies, Kent does not disappoint. Michelin-starred restaurants, world-class wineries and classically brewed beer can all be found in many towns and cities. Being next to such a magnificent coastline also helps, as you will find lots of just-caught fish and superb oysters and mussels. With all that, cosy pubs, food festivals and continental cuisine, you won’t be going hungry for one night of your holiday. When you’re not enjoying the food during the evening, there are hundreds of places to shop during the day, including the popular Ashford Designer Outlet.

Because of its deep historical roots, it’s not all modern chains and shopping centres in Kent. Venturing down the history-thick lanes of Kent’s towns and cities, such as Canterbury’s medieval streets, reveals independent stores selling everything from the latest labels to fascinating and quirky antiques.

The world’s busiest passenger port, the Port of Dover, has strong links to France and Belgium. So, if you fancy a change for a day, get on the ferry to experience something completely different! The location of the port means it is always within easy reach and makes an ideal getaway for the whole family. Calais, Le Touquet, Little, Bruges or Dunkerque… the list is endless when planning a day to drip to Belgium or France from Kent.