Perfect for families, holidays with pets or as a cosy retreat, a Kent cottage holiday offers flexibility in an idyllic rural or coastal location. From Georgian cottages in the Kent Downs to pet friendly farmhouses and barn conversions in the High Weald, Kent’s rural Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty contain hundreds of pretty cottages including some stunning period farmhouses and family friendly barn conversion within leisure complexes featuring onsite swimming pools, tennis and more. For the ultimate Kent cottage experience stay in one of the region’s landmark oast house conversions.
You’ll find cottages brimming with heritage charm around the Kent Coast. Spectacularly situated cliff top cottages are around St Margarets Bay near Dover overlooking the White Cliffs. Character and luxury aren’t hard to find amongst the region’s holiday cottage choice with beautiful fisherman’s cottage retreats in plentiful supply, located near coast path walks, best seafood restaurants, real ale inns and coastal nature reserves. Whether a long or short let, or for business, leisure or relocation, Kent cottages are across the region, and they make great rural bases within easy reach of top tourist and travel centres like Canterbury and Dover.
Cottages in the Kent High Weald and Downs
Choose from a superb range of character cottages here in Kent. Iconic oast house conversions are widely available across the Weald and Downs, usually Grade Listed and offering a wealth of luxury extras. Base yourself in a pet friendly Wealden cottage with a pretty enclosed garden, parking and a great location just a short walk from a local Kentish inn serving fine Shepherd Neame ales. Cottage accommodation offers the flexibility to come and go as you please with the Seven Wonders of the Weald gardens and castle estates within easy reach.
Having a ‘home from home’ base in rural Kent means you’ll have ample space for storing outdoor equipment and bikes, or an enclosed garden ideal for pets and children. Find luxurious holiday cottages with country views here on iknow, situated conveniently close to famous gardens and estate attractions. In rural West Kent a host of luxury cottages are perfectly placed for exploring some of the South East’s most famous historic homes and country estates including Sir Winston Churchill’s former home Chartwell at Westerham and spectacular Knole near Sevenoaks, historic estate of the Sackville Wests.
Coastal Cottages in Kent
Looking for that luxurious coastal retreat. Find your perfect cottage bolthole here in Kent in beautiful coastal locations such as Whitsable and Seasalter on the North coast. A selection of stunning boutique cottage gems in Whitstable are ideal for families with pets too or for couples looking for that romantic cottage with a hot tub and stylish contemporary interior. Stay in a luxury cottage around the Thanet coast close to award-winning beaches and world class marinas. Kent’s coastal cottage selection features everything from modern mews holiday homes to classic seaside bungalows and elegant Victorian and Edwardian houses perfect for large family groups.
Michelle is an experienced travel writer with iknow and has travelled extensively across the UK, Spain, Portugal and the USA. When she’s not busy writing for iknow she enjoys spending time touring museums and art galleries and seeking out the best independent shops in Manchester and Leeds.