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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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
Explore Kent's castles, cathedrals and natural sites
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.
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.
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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