Kent holiday cottages
Why go on holiday to Kent?
Located in the South East of England and one of the warmest parts of Britain, Kent is traditionally known as the ‘Garden of England’ thanks to its abundance of hop gardens and orchards.
Bordering Greater London, Surrey and East Sussex, Kent also shares a boundary with Essex in the middle of the Thames Estuary and even has a nominal border with France halfway through the Channel Tunnel.
Kent is also known as a home county, as it borders England’s capital, London. Many city dwellers therefore choose to holiday in Kent, as it is perfect for a beach holiday and within easy reach of the capital.
The county sits at the South Eastern point of England, facing France and Belgium over the English Channel, and as such contains a huge number of picturesque beaches.
Aside from sandy stretches, Kent can easily be considered one of England’s cultural centres. Canterbury Cathedral is both England’s oldest cathedral and the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Christian Church of England, making it an unmissable sight to see in Kent.
Kent was the nation’s first line of defence against invaders from before Napoleon up until Hitler, which has left the region with many naval castles, fortifications and ruins. This makes the area a great holiday destination for history buffs wishing to explore South East England.
Things to do on holiday in Kent
A day at The Hawking Centre is a great way to get introduced to the thrills of falconry. Among the museums on offer is the Spitfire & Hurricane museum, showcasing the history of the great British fighter jets. There is also the Battle of Britain Museum, further proof of the region's interesting history. The motto of the county is “Invicta” (Latin that means “undefeated”), and it is clear the people of this area have fought time and time again to defend their beautiful home, and the rest of the country to the North.
For families considering what to do with the kids whilst in Kent, there is the award-winning Canterbury Tales, an indoor attraction bringing 5 of the father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer’s tales to life. Head outside with the same attraction for a unique and memorable guided tour, learning about Canterbury’s history from the costumed guides.
Things to see on holiday in Kent
Other than the World Heritage Site of Canterbury Cathedral, there are plenty of sights to see in Kent. A trip to the famous White Cliffs of Dover is a must and has inspired countless artists to wet their paints (and toes) along the cliffy coast.
Dover, Walmer, Rochester and Canterbury castles are each more beautiful than the last, and worth a look if you have the time on your perfect holiday in Kent.
The now peaceful Royal Military Canal is a great place for a relaxing stroll. Perhaps hire a barge to sit atop, sipping a glass of award winning ale from the local Westerham Brewery.
For nature fans, a trip to Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation is a must, with guided tours around the breath-taking park, birdwatching facilities and an interesting “owl experience” available.
Alternatively, just relax on the beaches and enjoy fabulous seafood in the coastal towns of Folkestone, Whitstable and Ramsgate.
Or come inland and visit historic Canterbury, Maidstone and the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.
The more energetic can head down to the beaches for a spot of surfing, kite-surfing, kayaking or sailing…or take a more sedate boating trip on the River Medway.
The best holiday cottages in Kent
We want to make sure that you book the cottage that is perfect for you, so that your holiday in Kent is the best that it can be. We give you so much variety and choice that it’s easy to find exactly what it is you’re looking for.
We have a wide range of superb holiday cottages throughout Kent, suitable for all budgets – many with panoramic views out to sea!
Whether you want a relaxing hot tub break, pet-friendly accommodation for 2 dogs or an enclosed garden, the choice is all yours. Take a closer look at our stunning collection of self-catering cottages and holiday apartments in Kent below.
Booking a holiday cottage in Kent
A selection of the holiday lets available in Kent are displayed below. To find the best one for you, use our filter options to the left, to narrow down what’s available until you find your favourite.
The bulk of accommodation is in the four main towns of Canterbury, Tonbridge, Rochester and Dover, but almost every village has some accommodation options.
At any point, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about booking a holiday cottage in Kent– we’re happy to help with questions about the cottages and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.
You may also like to consider one of our holiday cottages in East Sussex.