Kent Holiday Cottages
Book a stay in our Kent Holiday Cottages and discover the delights of The Garden of England
Stay in one of our Kent holiday cottages and discover the captivating essence of the Garden of England with it’s wending lanes past lavender fields, orchards, vineyards, oast houses and stunning coast. Be enriched by England’s oldest county, alive with its historic past: visit stunning Canterbury with Chaucer’s pilgrims and Rochester, home of Charles Dickens, following the maritime adventures that have shaped Kent from Roman invasion to World War II.
From the stunning white cliffs in the south of the county, through the sandy bays of its eastern coast, to its northern pebbled beaches, you will find a piece of Kent beside the sea to suit you.
Book a stay in one of our Kent holiday cottages and explore one of the longest and most diverse coastlines in the UK, with the iconic white cliffs and chalk stacks, secluded sandy bays and broad stretches of pebbles, as well as heritage sites, wildlife and marine conservation areas, popular holiday resorts, international ports and quaint harbours.
Visitors to the Garden of England can take in the drama of one of the country’s best-known and evocative natural features – the White Cliffs of Dover. Stand at Samphire Hoe, an area made from the chalk marl that was dug to create the Channel Tunnel, to truly appreciate the view of the cliffs. A breathtaking location, it is a haven for people and wildlife.
To the west of Dover you will discover the distinctive landscape of the Romney Marsh, 100 square miles of unspoilt countryside, rolling down from wooded hills to beaches of sand and shingle. Famed for its air of wild desolation, it has inspired artists and writers through history.
Travel eastwards and you will come to the ancient and historic towns of Sandwich and Deal. Here the raw beauty of sloping shingle beaches sits side by side with the genteel prettiness of the towns’ windy and cobbled streets, belying a colourful and bloody past. Delightful independent shops, historic pubs and a good choice of restaurants make this area a perfect place for a weekend break in one of our Kent holiday cottages.
Think of quintessential, traditional English resorts and the towns of Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate in Thanet will come to mind. Victorian royalty spent holidays in these fashionable resorts on the far eastern coast of Kent, and you can still see the grandeur of bygone times in the architecture – Georgian terraces, Regency squares, Victorian villas.
Kent Holiday Cottages award-winning beaches
Surrounded on three sides by water, Thanet has 26 miles of coastline, with 15 glorious award-winning beaches, each with something different to offer, whether its relaxing days lying in a secluded cove, all the fun of a traditional seaside holiday, with sandcastles, rock pools, donkey rides, Punch and Judy, funfairs, and ice cream, or high energy watersports – surfing, kayaking, jet skiing and kite surfing. You can also get more familiar with the marine environment by joining in any of the activities organised by Thanet Coast Project, such as a rocky shore discovery tour, in which you can investigate elusive shore life with the help of a marine ecologist, or the unique Rock Doc walk, where geologist, Alasdair Bruce, will reveal the language of the chalk cliffs, flint and fossils, and even tickle your tastebuds with different seaweeds. Don’t miss the chance to get out onto the open water with Horizon Sea Safaris in search of seals, or for a trip to the world’s largest offshore wind farm.
Moving north, and Herne Bay and Whitstable offer a touch of seaside magic, with their rich maritime history, thriving arts scene and colourful beach huts. You can also devour fresh local oysters in Whitstable, the pearl of Kent and the home of possibly the most famous of these molluscs, and dine on fine seafood.
And finally onto the Isle of Sheppey, with its beaches, marina and the Swale National Nature Reserve, a site with an outstanding collection of scarce plants and a fascinating place for butterfly and bird watchers.
With all of this it’s easy to see why Kent’s Coast has been voted one of the top 12 destinations in the world by top travel guide Frommers!