Undulating hills, pretty woodland, dramatic white cliffs and sleepy villages; it’s not surprising that Kent has earnt itself the name ‘the Garden of England’.
Jutting into the English Channel from the south east corner of the UK, Kent has a long coastline, rich in seaside resorts such as Ramsgate, Margate, Broadstairs and Deal, as well as inspiring historical towns such as Dover, Sandwich, Rochester and Chatham.
Admire the Victorian and Georgian architecture in Folkestone as you stroll along the picturesque promenade, or taste Whitstable’s local delicacy, oysters, which are harvested just off the coast.
Inland are numerous charming towns and villages and the countryside is peppered with stately homes and gardens where you can while away an afternoon with the promise of a café cream tea to recharge your batteries.
Around Maidstone are many such attractions, including Leeds Castle, the National Trust property Stoneacre and the pretty villages of Marden, Lenham and Headcorn and Aylesford.
The historic city of Canterbury houses a network of cobbled streets and great shopping areas, including Whitefriars, the King’s Mile and a permanent indoor food market known as The Goods Shed. It’s crowning glory is its awe-inspiring cathedral which can’t be missed during a visit here.
There are numerous ways to enjoy the area, from sampling the local beer at Shepherd Neame Brewery to delving underground at the Chiselhurst Caves or chugging through the countryside on the Spa Valley Railway.
With so much on offer, Kent is a great destination for a big family get together or special celebratory getaway with friends. Base yourself in one of our large cottages in Kent and prepare to be taken in by the county’s charms.