Kent Holiday Cottages & Lodges

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Best holiday rental deals in Kent

-16%
e.g. 25/10 - 1/11
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Herne Bay, City of Canterbury, Kent
from £66 £79
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5.0
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-31%
e.g. 4/05 - 11/05
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Walmer, Dover District, Kent
from £52 £75
HomeAway
4.6
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-19%
e.g. 23/11 - 30/11
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Saint Margarets Bay, Saint Margaret's At Cliffe, Kent
from £85 £104
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5.0
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Compare 9,241 offers listed in Kent and discover a welcoming home for your getaway. Our website immediately compares the accommodation options so you can save up to 49%.

Recommended holiday lettings in Kent

Rent a holiday home, apartment or cottage in Kent from just £23 per night

House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Worth, Dover District, Kent
from £78
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Saint Mary in the Marsh, Shepway District, Kent
from £83
Belvilla
4.4
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Broadstairs, Broadstairs and St. Peters, Kent
from £117
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5.0
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Hythe, Shepway District, Kent
from £108
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5.0
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Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Saint Margarets Bay, Saint Margaret's At Cliffe, Kent
from £85
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5.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Saltwood, Shepway District, Kent
from £87
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5.0
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Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Kennington, Ashford District, Kent
from £23
Airbnb
4.5
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Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Gravesend, Gravesham District, Kent
from £15
Airbnb
5.0
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Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Cliftonville, Margate, Kent
from £23
Airbnb
4.5
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Most popular holiday lettings with a fireplace

Fireplace
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Cranbrook, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
from £70
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4.8
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Fireplace
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
from £134
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4.8
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Fireplace
Private room ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Ramsgate, Thanet District, Kent
from £23
Airbnb
4.5
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Recommended pet-friendly holiday lettings

Pet-friendly
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Stone in Oxney, Stone-cum-Ebony, Kent
from £106
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Pet-friendly
Castle ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Dover, Dover District, Kent
from £105
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4.6
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Whitstable, City of Canterbury, Kent
from £86
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4.2
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Best holiday homes with a patio or terrace

Balcony/Patio
Private room ∙ 2 guests
Herne Bay, City of Canterbury, Kent
from £53
Homestay.com
5.0
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Balcony/Patio
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Bethersden, Ashford District, Kent
from £77
TUI Ferienhaus
4.1
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Balcony/Patio
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Newington, Swale District, Kent
from £85
Booking.com
4.2
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Popular holiday rental amenities in Kent

  • Internet (8,609)
  • Kitchen (8,130)
  • TV (7,504)
  • Washer (6,071)
  • No smoking (4,243)
  • Garden (4,172)
  • Microwave (3,958)
  • Parking (3,639)
  • Dishwasher (3,238)
  • Pet allowed (2,714)
  • BBQ (2,375)
  • Fireplace (2,374)

Price and Availability Index for Kent

Holiday Letting Price Information in Kent

In the above graph, you can see Kent is most expensive in July (20/07 - 27/07), when prices are on average £122 a night. Kent is cheaper during one week in January (11/01 - 18/01), when prices are on average £87 a night.

Holiday Home Availability Information in Kent

The availability graph shows the percentage of available rentals in Kent. In one week of April (04/04 - 11/04), 57% of the holiday homes are booked. Conversely, it is in October (05/10 - 12/10) that the highest percentage of rentals are available.

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Accommodation options in Kent

Users who are searching for house rentals in Kent have many alternatives, as this is the most typical accomodation type on offer there. The average size of house rentals in Kent is 102 m², and they cost, on average, £170 a night. Moreover, this specific type of lodging is great for medium-sized groups and families, as most of the house rentals are able to host at least 5 people. If you're searching for another type of accommodation, you could look for some other offers, including apartment rentals, which are the second most typical property type in Kent. These properties cost £128 per night, on average, and have an average size of 87 m².

Relax in the Garden of England with a Kent holiday cottage

Known as the 'Garden of England' because of its beautiful countryside, Kent offers a wealth of history, stunning landscapes, and adventure activities.

You can dive into history at Rochester and Chatham's Historic Dockyard in the north of Kent, or sail on down to Deal and enjoy this quaint seaside town. You'll find many castles, from Rochester Castle to Maidstone's Leeds Castle, as well as cobbled streets, such as those in the town of Canterbury, made famous in Chaucer's tales.

If you're after a sporty break, you can visit the Brands Hatch Racing Circuit or check out one of Kent's many paintball centres, such as Delta Force or RW Paintball.

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Getting There

How to get to Kent

It's a large rural county, so taking a car with you or renting one during your stay in your Kent holiday cottage will enable you to get around easily. However, it's certainly possible to get there by public transport Trains run regularly from London Victoria, London Bridge and London St Pancras to most destinations throughout Kent.

Depending on where in Kent you choose to stay, train times can range between 45 minutes and 2 hours, so it shouldn't take you too long to get to your holiday cottage. All train stations throughout the county will have buses and taxis available to take you to your Kent holiday home.

Attractions

Castles, cliffs and the coast in Kent

Kent has plenty to offer for history fans, with its many historic castles. Hever Castle comes complete with a museum and giant hedge maze, and Rochester Castle is one of the country's best preserved Roman forts, where many annual folk festivals are held throughout the year. Leeds Castle in Maidstone is situated in beautiful grounds, perfect for a picnic with all the family, and Upnor Castle offers stunning views across the River Medway.

If you'd rather explore the coast, Deal is a quaint and picturesque town filled with top-notch fish restaurants. When you fancy a walk, you can also explore the famous white cliffs of Dover. Take the family for a scenic, gentle hike along the South Foreland Heritage Coast, Dover's main cliff-top walk.

If you'd like to relax on the beach, take your pick from St Mary's Bay in Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Margate, Dungeness or Sandwich Bay. The weather is ideal during the peak summer months between June and August. There are plenty of Kent holiday lettings available in all these areas, so you can easily book anything from luxury holiday apartments to traditional Kent holiday lodges or more homely self-catering holiday cottages, wherever you want to stay

Family Activities

Adventure time with the kids

There's plenty to do with the kids throughout the county, whether you're looking for educational culture or a fun adventure. In Canterbury, you'll not only find the vast and beautiful Canterbury Cathedral, but also the small yet colourful museum 'The Canterbury Tales', dedicated to the famous stories of Chaucer. This little treasure will bring his stories to life for your kids. Rochester also offers 'Dickens World', a larger than life museum dedicated to Charles Dickens and his most famous works.

For a more adventurous time, try out Groombrige Enchanted Forest, with climbing trees and swinging bridges, or Howletts Wild Animal Park, which spans over 90 acres of ancient parkland and features a walk-through paddock full of lemurs. There are plenty of family-friendly holiday lettings available in Kent, with cosy cottages and rustic lodges your kids will love, so you'll always have somewhere to relax after a wild day with the animals!

Local Events

Folk festivals in Kent

When booking your Kent holiday cottage, you can also consider the time of year and what festivals are on offer. In the north of Kent, Medway is an area particularly steeped in folklore and folk festivals. Here, you'll find the Chimney Sweeps Festival in May, when the streets are filled with morris dancers and folk music. There's also the Dickens Festival in June, where characters from the books parade and play out scenes in the streets.

May Day is also a huge event in Hastings, on the southern coast, where the annual Green Man festival explodes on the streets in a festive pagan parade. Maidstone's Annual River Festival in July features live music, friendly open BBQs and hundreds of boats coming together on the river for a weekend of celebrations. Renting your own Kent holiday cottage will let you feel like a local and get involved with all of the fun events on offer.

Sights & things to do in Kent

Explore Kent's castles, cathedrals and natural sites

Dover Castle

Poised dramatically over the English Channel, Dover Castle is the largest castle in England, dating back to the 11th century. Discover its fascinating history, medieval towers and secret wartime tunnels.

The Hawking Centre

Situated in the heart of the Kent Downs, the Hawking Centre gets you up close and personal with birds of prey. It offers Falconry Experience Days where you can fly owls, hawks, falcons and vultures.

Canterbury Cathedral

The seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral is one of the most important religious sites in England. Its cloisters, crypts and stained-glass windows attract visitors from around the world.

Hever Castle

The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle is a 13th-century building renowned for its Tudor paintings, historic rooms and charming grounds.

White Cliffs of Dover

The White Cliffs of Dover are a dazzling natural sight on the Kent Coast. Take a walk along the cliffs for beautiful views across the English Channel.

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