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Highlights in Kent
- Colourful seaside towns
- Award-winning vineyards
- Historic castles
- Picturesque countryside
- White Cliffs of Dover
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Kent
Whether it's a sunny seaside break or an escape to the picturesque countryside, Kent has it all. If you are seeking a peaceful getaway, then look no further than our holiday rentals situated in the southeast county. Dubbed the “Garden of England”, soak up the tranquility of staying in a rural accommodation away from the hustle and bustle of often overwhelming city life. For something closer to the shore, Kent has many quaint seaside towns scattered along the coast, making it the perfect location for a relaxing and fun-filled family seaside trip.A wide choice of holiday lettings in a beautiful area
In Kent you will find the perfect holiday rentals to suit your next trip. You are spoilt for choice with an array of cosy properties nestled all over the rolling English countryside. Treat yourself to a romantic couples retreat at one of the many holiday rentals that are equipped with a hot tub. Want somewhere perfect for the whole family? Not a problem, many of the holiday lettings available in Kent have their own private gardens, perfect for the kids to run around in - and a lot of them even allow dogs! If you’d rather a holiday by the beach, Kent boasts a number of seaside rentals with panoramic sea views, modern interiors and a range of sizes that accommodate up to 10 people.
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The area and getting around
Located in the most southeastern point of England, Kent offers a variety of different regions to suit all types of tourists. Head to Margate for a hipster vibe, Botany Bay near Broadstairs to try your hand at surfing or St. Margaret’s Bay, Dover to see where the swimmers who swim to France begin their Channel crossing. Shopping lovers can find themselves in retail heaven with a visit to Bluewater shopping centre - the largest in the whole of the south. If that isn’t enough to satisfy your retail needs, hop on a train and spend a day in London, with plenty of well-connected transport links to the capital from all over Kent. Go to the next level by taking the Eurostar from Ashford and cross the Channel to Paris in under 2 hours, perfect for a day of designer shopping, indulging on cheese and drinking fine wine in France.Full of English charm and tradition
From the historic cathedral city of Canterbury, to the coastal town of Sandwich, the opportunities are endless. Every summer Kent attracts thousands of tourists to its coastal towns, as it offers over 50 beaches (including Viking Bay, the favourite beach of writer Charles Dickens) to choose from! The local fishing industry is rife, with many seaside restaurants serving up freshly caught local produce. Head to Whitstable and try the speciality oysters that have been caught and served up in the area for more than 2,000 years. Turn your attention inland and appreciate the many natural reserves the county has to offer: Kent Downs and the Elmley National Nature Reserve both offering activities such as hiking, stunning walks and cycling trails. We recommend that you hire a car so that you will have the freedom to travel all over the county at your disposal.
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You certainly won’t run out of things to do to keep the kids happy all year round when visiting Kent. Appreciate the outdoors and all that nature has to offer at one of the many nature and wildlife parks, such as Howletts Wild Animal Park, where you can come face to face with the likes of elephants, tigers, lions and gorillas! For all the thrill-seeking families out there, a trip to Elveys-Canoe is the perfect family adventure day spent kayaking down the river. If you prefer something a little more chilled, simply take a stroll down the Broadstairs promenade where you can treat the kids (and yourself, of course) to some speciality Kentish ice cream at Morelli's.Kent for history lovers
If learning about the past is what makes you tick, Kent is definitely the place to visit. Delve deeper into the county's historic roots at one of the many National Trust locations, including Chartwell, the home in which Sir Winston Churchill resided for over 40 years of his life. There is also no shortage of castles to be found in Kent. Admire the architecture at the 14th century Scotney Castle, learn about the over 900 year royal history Leeds Castle holds, and visit Dover Castle, the largest castle to be found in all of England.
„Did you know that a statue of Pocahontas can be found in St Georges Park in Gravestone? This is the town in which the Native American princess was buried!“
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One of Britain's most iconic locations, the White Cliffs of Dover, can be found in the county of Kent. Steeped in history, this coastal area is a prominent symbol which has long represented the United Kingdom as the first or last point you see when crossing the English Channel by boat. If you’re lucky enough to visit on a clear day, you will even be able to stand at the top of the cliffs and see out over the water to as far as France! These stunning cliffs are surprisingly made from white chalk and are a must-see when you are staying in Kent.2. Satisfy your taste buds at a vineyard
If you are a lover of all things red, white or rosé then you are looking in the right place. Kent proudly boasts over 50 award-winning vineyards, giving you a wide array of options to choose from when planning the perfect romantic date. Chapel Down is one of the most famous and is also one of the UK’s leading producers of wine! Intimate guided tours through acres of vineyards, three-course meals at on-site restaurants and gift shops all provide you with everything you need for a day to remember. Explore where the magic happens with a glass of delicious sparkly in hand, what more could you want?3. Go wild at Dreamland
Widely considered to be one of the oldest surviving amusement parks in Britain, Dreamland is definitely a special place to put on your Kent bucket list. Vintage rides that date back to the 1920s give this fun fair a totally unique vibe. Dreamland is also a cultural hub that is often the host of a variety of events, from sell-out concerts and club nights to circus performances, flea markets, art exhibitions and more. Grab your neon ankle-warmers, dust off your skates and head on down to the daily retro roller disco now!4. Marvel at world-class art
If you wish to enrich your holiday with some culture, a visit to the Turner Contemporary art gallery is the perfect option. Head to Margate and be inspired by the artwork that is on show here and immerse yourself in whatever exhibition is on at the time. It has been known to house many famous artists, including Tracy Emin, who actually also grew up in Margate. The building is located overlooking the seaside, which makes for an ideal art-filled day followed by a late-night stroll along the promenade.5. Canterbury Roman Museum
Take a glance back in time when you visit the Canterbury Roman Museum. Here you will find one of the only existing Roman mosaics in Britain. As well as the beautiful floor mosaic, the museum also proudly displays preserved wall paintings and a magnificent mosaic corridor, both of which were actually discovered following World War 2 during under-ground evacuations were taking place following the bombings. This museum offers a fascinating and educational trip for the whole family as you discover new things about Roman Canterbury.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Kent
On average, how much do holiday lettings in Kent cost?
At an average price of £139.74 per night, Kent lies at the upper end of the price range for holiday rentals in the United Kingdom.
Which months allow you to save the most on holiday rentals?
Those who want to save as much as possible should visit Kent in March, January, and February which are the months that offer the best discounts, with average prices of £119, £120.53, and £122 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When are holiday rentals more expensive in Kent?
In 2020, the month that had the highest annual average in Kent was July, with an average price of £162.43 per night. This was followed by November, with an average of £155.33, and December, with £154.54.
Is Kent a good location for a spontaneous getaway?
It is better to plan ahead in Kent as only 30% of the properties are available, following the data observed in 2020.
What are the best months for a spontaneous getaway?
The months that have the highest availability, on average, are January (with an availability of 52%), March (45%), and December (42%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
Which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 9.6% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by September (14%), and July (19.5%).
How many holiday lettings does Holidu have in Kent?
We have 2000 properties for you in Kent, provided by our 24 local and international partners.