Downs Cottage Kent fireplace

Thinking of renting a large holiday cottage at some point in the next twelve months?

Then you might want to consider these three incredible options on the Kent coast, all very different but each one reason enough to come and explore more of this scenic part of the English Channel.

Why the Kent coast is a great location to rent a large holiday cottage

Whether you are looking for a large holiday rental over Christmas and New Year or somewhere that sleeps 8 or more people to host a family get together or friends’ reunion, the Kent coastline has a huge amount to offer holiday makers.

Known affectionately as ‘The Garden of England’, Kent’s location on the English Channel brings with it one of the most perfect climates in the UK, which explains its many hops fields and apple orchards.

Kent has ten of the best beaches in the world

Kent’s coastal location also means that it offers some of the best beaches in the UK.

In fact, ten of them, including Tankerton, Margate Main Sands and Botany Bay were so good they won coveted Blue Flag status in 2019.

Which means that holidaymakers visiting them can be assured a clean, safe beach with great facilities and water quality.

Large holiday cottages to rent on the Kent coast

So where can you find some of the best cottages sleeping 8 or more people in Kent? We take a look at three of the best!

1. Downs Cottage in Kingsdown, Kent

Kingsdown is a village just south of Walmer and Deal, right on the Kent coastline and features immense chalk cliffs and a long shingle beach.

And Downs Cottage in Kingdown has to be one of the most stylish – and quirkiest – houses to rent in the area, complete with spectacular and far reaching sea views.

Downs Cottage Kingsdown Kent exterior

Downs Cottage Kingsdown Kent lounge

Sleeping 11 people in 4 large double bedrooms and one bunk room, this recently restored, architect designed beach house can be found on Wellington Parade in Kingsdown.

Step inside and you will be wowed by the interior décor; opulent golds and luxurious teals; flat screen TV and a stylish, glass fronted, dual aspect log burner. Perfect for an autumnal or winter break.

Downs Cottage Kingsdown Kent kitchen

The well equipped kitchen features a huge breakfast bar with seating so your guests can enjoy a glass of wine and a catch up whilst dinner is prepared.

Downs Cottage Kingsdown Kent bath

Head upstairs and the Art Deco touches abound, with lavish, individually designed bedrooms, roll tops baths and a family bathroom to stop you in your tracks!

You may need to leave the kids to fight it out over who gets which bed in the quirky, child friendly bunk room – we’re betting the winner will take the top!

Other features of Downs Cottage include a sauna. Prices start from £2,500 for a 7 night stay. Short breaks are also available.

2. Bowden Lodge in Kingsdown, Kent

Bowden Lodge in Kingsdown is one of those houses that ticks all the boxes for exactly the kind of place you would want to book for a big get together.

Bowden Lodge Kingsdown Kent

This huge barn conversion is located in the south of Kingsdown, right on the edge of the South Foreland Heritage Coast – a truly scenic part of this wonderful area.

The house itself is just a short walk from the beach, complete with beach huts, fresh seafood and towering white cliffs.

Bowden Lodge Kingsdown Kent exterior

But once you see the Bowden Lodge, you may decide to stay put! The grounds are extensive and perfect for the kids to explore. That’s if you can get them out of the large, private outdoor swimming pool!

There’s also a BBQ for al fresco dining in the summertime. And if the weather is less favourable, a games room will keep the whole family entertained, with a game of pool or a relaxing movie.

Bowden Lodge Kingsdown Kent swimming pool

Step further inside the house itself and you will find plenty of room for 12 people, with large, open plan spaces, decorated with a keen eye to detail and luxury.

A huge well equipped kitchen offers plenty of seating as does the large lounge area, ideal for relaxing after a day out exploring.

The house comprises five double bedrooms plus one twin bedroom, one of which is located on the ground floor and most of which come with ensuite bathrooms.

Both child friendly and pet friendly, Bowden Lodge is the perfect large holiday cottage escape. Sleeping 12, prices start from £1,900 per week. Short breaks are also available.

3. Moat Farm House in Ash, near Canterbury

Head further inland from the Kent coast, to the village of Ash, just 3 miles from Sandwich and you will discover this wonderful Tudor farm house, which has been lovingly restored to accommodate 14 people, in 7 bedrooms with 6 bathrooms!

Built in 1575, Moat Farm House boast a huge vaulted kitchen, alongside a second kitchen plus three reception rooms.

Moat Farm House Ash Kent

Set amongst 6 acres of grounds that include large planted borders right up to the churchyard of St Nicholas, this historic house itself cleverly combines modern touches with antique pieces.

The bedrooms are beautifully furnished and the bathrooms truly luxurious. And the living areas offer inglenook fireplaces, wood burning stoves and authentic Tudor windows to gaze out of!

There’s also a thatched barn containing a games room, including table football, a darts board and table tennis – all age and all weather entertainment on site!

Close by, you can easily walk to a mini-supermarket, a late night shop and a small chemist. There is also a medieval village pub plus Juliet's Farm shop and restaurant nearby.

Moat Farm House welcomes both children and pets and prices start from £2000 per week. Short breaks are also available.

Need a hand finding a holiday cottage in Kent?

If you are looking for a large or small holiday cottage in Kent, then just give us a call. We have a great selection of Kent holiday rentals both along the coast, including Deal, as well as further inland.

Alternatively, you can use our concierge service to let us know exactly what you are looking for in your next holiday cottage.

We will then aim to email you back a personalised list of all our available holiday cottages within 24 hours of receiving your message.

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