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About Kent

Kent really does have everything – it’s no wonder the conquerors wanted to settle here. With its historic towns like CanterburySandwich and Royal Tunbridge Wells, wild coastline and flourishing countryside, the Garden of England is a truly magnificent spectacle all year round. It's also the gateway to France and Europe with the ferry from Dover and channel tunnel at Folkestone. Our selection of the best places to stay in Kent is a list of ideal properties to book whichever season you choose. We have something for everyone from boutique B&Bs to pubs with rooms to country house hotels.

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Well known for the Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham, Kent has plenty of quality pubs with their historic charm preserved and award-winning ales to keep any enthusiast happy.

For wine drinkers, the low Weald is the place to be with the superb Chapel Down and Biddenden vineyards on the doorstep.

There’s also plenty on offer in terms of outdoor pursuits, from a leisurely ramble around the numerous areas of outstanding natural beauty, wildlife reserves and heritage properties, such as Sissinghurst and Hever Castle, to more energetic activities like cycling the Viking coastal trail, kite surfing in Margate or playing 18 holes on one of the country’s best golf courses – Royal St George’s Golf Club in Sandwich.

It’s not just the Vikings who took a liking to Kent; the county has been the backdrop for many great literary masterpieces such as Dickens’ David Copperfield and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, as wells as inspiration for artists such as Tracey Emin and JMW Turner – now celebrated in the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate.

What Not To Miss

  • Canterbury Cathedral is an absolute must visit! Forming part of a World Heritage Site, it's the Cathedral of the leader of the Church of England (the Archbishop of Canterbury) and is littered with tombs of historical figures. You'll love the wonderful architecture and grandiose feel of the place!
  • Head over to Dover Castle, built in the 11th century and named the "Key to England" due to its strategic importance. England's largest castle, it's home to a military museum, medieval underground works and various war-time tunnels.
  • The iconic White Cliffs of Dover are some of England's best known geographic features. Spend the day wandering along the coastline and enjoy a picnic on the beach at this picturesque spot.
  • Visit Chartwell House, a National Trust Site and the long time home of Sir Winston Churchill. Enjoy a tour of the house, which is crammed with photos, documents and mementoes of one of Britain's modern heroes.
  • Howletts Wild Animal Park is a great family day out. This 90 acre property is home to gorillas, tigers and monkeys as well as England's largest collection of African Elephants.

Whether it’s looking over the rolling Weald countryside, peppered with orchards and oast houses, or taking in the sea air at Whitstable, strolling its unspoilt high street lined with independent shops and tucking into world-famous oysters, this county will not disappoint! And neither will our pick of the best places to stay in Kent.

The Best Places to Stay in Kent

The Best Places to Stay in Rural Kent

The lesser known towns and villages offer some of the best places to stay in Kent, most set amid the stunning countryside of this corner of the South East.

  • You need look no further than Thurnham Keep for one of the best examples. It's a grand Edwardian country house B&B set amid seven acres and enjoys stunning views over the Weald.
  • The Linen Shed is a pretty B&B with a mix of New England and French décor. With comfortable rooms, a charming garden and lovely breakfasts, it's a splendid rural retreat.
  • Chilston Park, set amid twenty two acres of countryside, is traditionally furnished with plenty of antique pieces. Culpeper's Restaurant (located in the old dining hall), serves 2AA Rosette food. A superb country escape.

The Best Places to Stay in Kent for foodies

For foodies, Kent certainly has its place on the map, and the majority of our recommended hotels in Kent offer decent food. The county boasts a high concentration of Michelin-starred restaurants and pubs. We suggest you try:

  • Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa is a Georgian manor house turned country hotel. Set amongst 12 acres and offering a spa, health club and 2AA Rosette fine dining, it's a splendid 4* spot.
  • Located in the characterful Royal Tunbridge Wells, One Warwick Park offers smart and unfussy accommodation, wonderful cuisine served up at their L'Amore restaurant and cocktails available in the lounge bar.
  • The old-fashioned grandeur of Reads Restaurant with Rooms, where you can expect fabulous food, plus large elegant, bedrooms.
  • The Marquis at Alkham is another good option. This former village pub is now a chic restaurant with rooms a stone's throw from Dover. A great spot to spend the night before heading across the Channel.

The Best Places to Stay in Kent for Outdoor Activities

  • The Salutation, a smart grown up retreat in the heart of historic Sandwich with famous Jekyll designed gardens, is just a stone's throw away from The Royal St George's Golf Club.
  • The Bell, another option in Sandwich overlooking the river, is also located within easy access of the golf course as well as Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve.

The Best Places to Stay for Kent's Cultural Highlights

  • For cultural activities our pick of the best places to stay in Kent is ABode Canterbury - where ancient wooden beams meet contemporary design, just yards from the Cathedral.
  • The Arthouse is another splendid option for getting to know historic Canterbury. A retro styled B&B featuring pieces of modern artwork on the walls, it's also just 5 minutes from the centre of town.
  • For exploring Royal Tunbridge Wells and the nearby sights, Hotel Du Vin & Bistro is a great choice. Stylish, modern accommodation as well as a restaurant.

The Best B&Bs in Kent

When looking for somewhere to rest your head the possibilities are endless, but it’s the quaint B&Bs that shine through as some of the best places to stay in Kent. There’s a style to suit everyone, whether it’s shabby-chic vintage or cutting edge contemporary.

  • 7 Longport is a lovely one room B&B in the centre of Canterbury, a stone's throw from the cathedral. Think classy interiors and splendid breakfasts.
  • The Arthouse in Canterbury started life as a fire station and now operates as a retro style B&B, full of art and fun.
  • The Victorian B&B in Tunbridge Wells is an experience! The owner is a former royal butler and is obsessed with all things Victorian and there are interiors to match.

The Best Places to Stay in Kent for a Beach Break

  • Botany Bay enjoys a superb location overlooking the sandy beach at Broadstairs. With tastefully decorated rooms featuring muted tones and pine furniture, there's also a superb seafood restaurant specialising in local produce.
  • Romney Bay House is a ten bedroom 1920s mansion perched on an unspoilt stretch of coastline. There's traditional accommodation, wonderful views of the Channel and a library in which to curl up with a good book.
  • The White Cliffs Hotel is a charming spot with modern, stylish accommodation featuring four poster beds. Wonderful views of the French coastline and a lovely beach garden.
  • The recently renovated Albion House boasts spacious contemporary accommodation and an exquisite restaurant. Cosy in by the log fire and enjoy a cuppa after a day spent walking along the coast.

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Travel Information

  • It's best to visit Kent in July or August, when the average daily temperature reaches a pleasant 21°C and the days are at their longest. Autumn is also a great time to visit the region as bustling spots like Canterbury are far less busy with tourists.
  • International visitors should fly into Gatwick Airport. Whilst not in Kent itself, there are trains serving the region (setting off from Tonbridge and now including a change at Redhill).
  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

Still Not Sure of the best place to stay in Kent for you?

Best Hotels in Kent

  • The Pig at Bridge Place Canterbury, Kent 29 rooms from £145

    If you think that the latest Pig in the burgeoning litter must be a repetitious pastiche of its own pastiche of a rural idyll, then think again. Many visitors have declared it the best yet – quirky, characterful, fun and stylish.

    Total relaxation  -  Offering a tranquil location, laid-back dining and the Potting Shed spa rooms (which are utterly spoiling)
    Country Escape  -  Just 56 minutes outside of London and set in beautiful countryside this is the perfect rural bolt-hole
    Sights nearby  -  Canterbury and its cathedral surrounded by pretty cobbled streets, plus punting on the River Stour
    Spa  -  Two treatment rooms
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith
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  • The Arthouse Canterbury, Kent 2 rooms from £60

    Modern, retro styled B+B for the design savvy in a former fire station in the heart of Canterbury - appealing, lively and original, with just two rooms. Book both for a foursome.

    Sights nearby  -  5 mins walk to the historic centre of town
    Quirky  -  An experience!
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  • Romney Bay House Kent 10 rooms from £70

    Ten bedroomed 1920s mansion perched on a totally unspoilt stretch of coastline, with superb views of the English Channel. This seafront hotel offers traditionally decorated rooms, a restaurant, bar, library with games and a first floor lounge with telescope. Perfect for a quiet getaway.

    Golf  -  Littlestone Golf Club, an 18 hole Championship Links Course next door.
    Sights nearby  -  Leeds & Bodiam castles are within easy reach
    Birdwatching  -  Dungeness Bird Observatory
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • The George Kent 7 rooms from £77

    Set in a 14th century building, The George is located in the quiet rural town of Cranbrook. Their 12 individually designed rooms are either classically traditional in style or contemporary chic. Scrummy, quintessentially British meals served up in the restaurant. A splendid couples getaway!

    Sights nearby  -  The National Trust Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens is just a short distance away from The George
    Great walks  -  There's an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty just 10 miles away, in the heart of the High Weald
    Local markets  -  Head to the nearby market town of Royal Tunbridge Wells
    Full of character
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  • The Marquis at Alkham Dover, Kent 10 rooms from £79

    Newly renovated restaurant with rooms in the Alkham Valley. Modern, chic bedrooms. Separate cottages to rent.

    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
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  • The Victorian B&B Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent 3 rooms from £80

    Former royal butler and Aussie Harold Brown’s devotion to Victoriana and service below stairs make this captivating Victoriana themed B&B in the centre of Royal Tunbridge Wells. An experience, with great stories from Harold included.

    Quirky  -  An experience!
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  • The Barrow House Kent 3 rooms from £80

    This stylishly renovated 14th Century inn, located in the idyllic town of Egerton, offers three chic rooms. The bustling pub, popular with locals, gives off a lively atmosphere. The restaurant boasts an impressive menu and delicious food. A perfect, charming base for local walks and exploration.

    Value chic  -  With its lovely bedrooms featuring stylish decor, pretty fabrics, plush beds and timber frames, this feels like a bargain
    Local exploring  -  13th Century church nearby and a Bronze Age barrow - unique Ancient monument that inspired the hotel's name
    Restaurant  -  The bustling village pub and restuarant serves organic drinks and a delux three-course feast
    Sights nearby  -  Short drive from Leeds Castle and Godinton House and Gardens
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Botany Bay Hotel Broadstairs, Kent 30 rooms from £80

    Comfortable, modern seaside hotel, overlooking the sandy beach at Broadstairs. Tastefully decorated rooms, in neutral tones with plaid throws and pine furniture, many with sea views. Restaurant serves delicious locally sourced seafood specials and fine ales, and has spectacular views.

    Value chic  -  Standard doubles start from just £80 B&B.
    Seaviews  -  From some rooms.
    Sights nearby  -  Explore Broadstairs' cobbled streets, including Bleak House Charles Dickens' summer retreat
    Local markets  -  Broadstairs has a delightful range of independent shops
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  • The Milk House Kent 4 rooms from £80

    A delight of a British pub set in the pretty village of Sissinghurst. Clean and contemporary, the rooms are all white on white with simple furniture and indulgent modern bathrooms. A fantastic bistro pub is ever popular with the locals. The ideal spot to explore this lovely part of Kent.

    Local exploring  -  The perfect place to stay in order to visit Sissinghurst, Bodiam Castle and the Kent Weald.
    Great walks  -  Stroll through the gardens at Sissinghurst Castle designed by Vita Sackville-West.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a tour of the impressive Sissington Castle.
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays, Good Hotel Guide
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  • The White Lion Tenterden, Kent 6 rooms from £80

    Full of character and charm, The White Lion is a delightful hotel in the town of Tenterden. Boasting lovely rooms, an atmospheric pub and a gourmet restaurant, it's a great base for exploring the beautiful Kent attractions and surrounds.

    Local exploring  -  Right on the edge of the High Weald, it's a great launchpad for exploring the surrounding Kent countryside.
    Great walks  -  The nearby High Weald is full of beautiful walking routes.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit amazing castles at nearby Bodiam and Camber.
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  • One Warwick Park Royal Tunbridge Wells 39 rooms from £80

    One Warwick Park is located in the peaceful Royal Tunbridge Wells. This property offers smart, contemporary and unfussy accommodation with each room featuring a flat-screen TV. Their L'Amore restaurant serves up truly marvellous dishes! Enjoy a cocktail in the lounge bar. A great stay in a top spot!

    Local exploring  -  One Warwick Park is the perfect base from which to get to know Royal Tunbridge Wells
    Short fly break  -  Located just 20 miles away from Gatwick Airport!
    Value chic  -  A splendid stay at a very decent price
    Local markets  -  A Farmers' Market is held outside the Town Hall every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel
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  • Crescent Victoria Margate (Kent) 14 rooms from 85

    A townhouse hotel bringing some urban style to this burgeoning town. Bright airy rooms feature enormous windows - the best offering sea views - sink into beds and gloriously indulgent bathrooms. A retro themed restaurant offers up modern British classics with relaxed friendly service.

    Local exploring  -  A chic hotel in the up and coming town of Margate. Ideally located to access many of the areas attractions.
    Great walks  -  Take scenic walks along the Viking Coastal Trail.
    Full of character
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  • The Kings Head Wye, Ashford, Kent 4 rooms from £85

    A chic village inn offering just the right amount of contemporary style without forgetting the traditional charm. Four rooms are uniformly dressed with white-washed walls, sash windows and bursts of colour coming from the soft furnishings. A lively bar and restaurant are popular with locals too.

    Country Escape  -  A chic country inn offering superb food, a relaxed environment and beautiful countryside to explore.
    Sights nearby  -  Spend a day in nearby Canterbury and visit the impressive cathedral.
    Great walks  -  Explore the North Downs, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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  • Royal Hotel Deal 18 rooms from £85

    An elegant coastal hotel situated in Kent's historic town of Deal. Expect a well-crafted mix of traditional and contemporary styles throughout. A chic restaurant serves up locally inspired dishes and you'll find activity abound in the local area. Ideal for a weekend break.

    Romantic Break  -  A luxurious coastal property within easy access of London. Ideal for a romantic weekend away.
    Fishing  -  Try your hand at angling from the picturesque Deal Pier.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Deal Castle built during the reign of Henry VIII.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • The Linen Shed Faversham, Kent 3 rooms from £85

    A pretty vintage-laden B&B, a cross between New England style and French chic, in a glorious corner of Kent. Comfortable rooms, charming garden, very relaxed.

    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • The Yarrow Broadstairs 28 rooms from £86

    The Yarrow is located in the coastal town of Broadstairs. Set in a 19th-century Jacobethan-style building, it offers smart contemporary accommodation, restaurant and spa just a stone's throw from the beach. Staff are all hospitality students - making for a charming feel.

    Sights nearby  -  Go visit Deal Castle or the White Cliffs of Dover, both just a short drive away from The Yarrow.
    Great walks  -  Spend your days wandering along the coast, or head into historic Canterbury for the day.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
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  • Leeds Castle Stable Courtyard B&B Kingswood, Maidstone, Kent 17 rooms from £90

    A charming B&B comprising of seventeen rooms set in the old stables of Leeds Castle. Individually styled rooms are traditional yet unfussy with light hues, antiques and black and white photography. Castle View Restaurant is just a two minute walk away and offers good British fare.

    Country Escape  -  A quaint B&B set in the beautiful grounds of Leeds Castle.
    Great walks  -  Take a walk through the manicured gardens.
    Sailing  -  Go punting on the castle moat.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • Crescent Turner Kent 16 rooms from £90

    Just a short distance from some of Kent's most famous coastal beach towns, Crescent Turner benefits from a peaceful location overlooking the sea. Delightful rooms with pretty fabrics, delicious food in the restaurant and stunning views all combine to create an excellent hotel.

    Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring the north coast of Kent.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a trip to Canterbury and visit the magnificent cathedral and castle.
    Great walks  -  The surrounding coastline is full of beautiful walking routes.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa Fawkham, Kent 38 rooms from £95

    Georgian manor house turned country house hotel set amid twelve acres with excellent facilities including spa, health club, creche and much more. 2 AA Rosette standard fine dining. Easy access to the channel tunnel and Kent sights.

    Sights nearby  -  Very close to Brandshatch plus plenty of stately homes and gardens
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor Pool
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  • The Wife of Bath Kent 5 rooms from £95

    The unassuming facade to this restaurant with rooms does not do justice to the interior. Beautifully renovated rooms keep the charm of the original building with exposed beams and vaulted ceilings however the walls are pristinely white washed and well chosen contemporary art adorns the walls.

    Foodies  -  The superb Spanish restaurant and tapas bar are the main reason to come to this establishment.
    Great walks  -  Discover the miles of walking trails in the picturesque Kent Downs.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a tour of Godington House and Gardens.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • The Mount Edgcumbe Royal Tunbridge Wells 6 rooms from 95

    Family-run Mount Edgcumbe is a quirky, refurbished Grade II listed historical building. Rooms are uniquely designed with antique furnishings and Georgian country house charm. Communal spaces for dining and relaxing with open log fires, plush sofas. The restaurant offers hearty fare.

    Bar  -  Small but lively bar in the Sandstone Cave, thought to date back to 6th Century times
    Outdoor dining  -  Expansive terrace for outdoor wining and dining
    Local exploring  -  The historic town of Tunbridge Wells is nearby
    Full of character  -  Uniquely designed rooms and there is a quirky cave bar
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  • ABode Canterbury Canterbury, Kent 72 rooms from £95

    Stylish conversion of historic buildings in the the heart of Canterbury, spitting distance from the Cathedral. Good mix of ancient wooden beams and sleek contemporary designs. Great dining and drinking options and well equipped bedrooms across the board.

    Sights nearby  -  Situated within the ancient city walls, just minutes from the Cathedral
    Recommended by  -  Michelin Travel
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  • The Dog at Wingham Nr Canterbury, Kent 8 rooms from £99

    A historic Inn comprising a fantastic restaurant and eight rooms. Traditionally dressed throughout - expect exposed beams, antique furniture and plenty of charm. An experienced team produce monthly changing menus using seasonal produce. A delightful spot from where to explore the region.

    Local exploring  -  Well positioned between Sandwich and Canterbury, ideal for exploring the region.
    Sights nearby  -  Head to the historic city of Canterbury to view the abbey and cathedral.
    Great walks  -  Discover the beautiful Kent countryside on long walks.
    Fishing  -  Spend the day fishing on the River Delf.
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  • Royal Wells Hotel Kent 23 rooms from £99

    A chic hilltop hotel overlooking the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells. Beautifully renovated throughout, rooms are spacious and light with minimalist design and the best feature in-room copper baths. A fantastic Brasserie and elegant bar occupy the downstairs floors. A fabulous stay.

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located to access the spa town and surrounding countryside.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the former home of King Henry VIII, Penshurst Place.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Hotel Du Vin & Bistro Tunbridge Wells Tunbridge Wells, Kent 34 rooms from £99

    Beautiful sandstone mansion overlooking Calverley Park. Stylish contemporary bedrooms and suites typical of the Du Vin brand.

    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Michelin Travel
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  • Solley Farm House Sandwich (Worth) 3 rooms from £100

    A charming 17th Century Farmhouse is the setting for this lovely B&B. Boasting three individually decorated rooms with tasteful furnishings and ensuites, Solley Farm House is a great base for people looking to explore the Kentish coast.

    Great walks  -  The surrounding countryside is full of lovely walking routes.
    Sights nearby  -  Less than ten miles from the White Cliffs of Dover.
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  • The Beach B&B Kent 7 rooms from £100

    A chic bed and breakfast with direct access to the sea. White washed rooms are light and airy with parquet floors, contemporary furniture and glorious sea views. Indulgent breakfasts are served up on the terrace (weather depending). A charming hideaway.

    Total relaxation  -  A tranquil hideaway just steps from the ocean.
    Great walks  -  Take long walks in the scenic Brockhill Country Park.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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  • 7 Longport Canterbury 1 rooms from £100

    A lovely one roomed B&B plus 2 cottages sleeping up to 5, just a stone's throw from Canterbury's cathedral. With stylish interiors, your own sitting room and wet room, it's the perfect romantic bolthole and haven for local exploring.

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located in the centre of Canterbury for exploring the town and wider area.
    Sights nearby  -  Walking distance to all of Canterbury's highlights
    Quirky  -  An experience!
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  • Goss Hall Nr. Canterbury, Kent 3 rooms from £100

    Goss Hall is a charming B&B in the peaceful setting of rural Kent. The spacious rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated with smart furnishings and well selected art work. A great base for golfers taking on Royal St. George's.

    Sights nearby  -  Go on a Kent Castles tour visiting Sandown, Deal and Walmer Castles.
    Great walks  -  The surrounding countryside is full of lovely walking routes.
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  • The Queens Inn Kent 7 rooms from £105

    Nestled in the High Weald on the border of Kent and Sussex, The Queens Inn is a charming countryside hotel. Offering elegant, comfortable rooms and a superb restaurant, it's perfect for a relaxing weekend away. Food is a real highlight with a particular focus on fresh, local produce.

    Local exploring  -  A great base for exploring Kent and the High Weald.
    Great walks  -  The surrounding High Weald is full of stunning walking routes.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the glorious nearby Odiam Castle.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Bear's Well B&B Deal 3 rooms from £109

    Just around the corner from the Deal Maritime Museum, Bear's Well B&B is a charming guesthouse. Featuring comfy rooms and a private tennis court, Bear's Well is a great launchpad for exploring Deal and the beautiful surrounding Kentish coast.

    Great walks  -  Go walking at the nearby White Cliffs of Dover.
    Sights nearby  -  Ten minutes walk from Deal Castle.
    Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Chilston Park Maidstone, Kent 53 rooms from £109

    Classic country house hotel set amid twenty two acres of Kent countryside. Traditionally furnished with many period antique pieces. Ideal location for a country weekend getaway. Popular venue for weddings and business events.

    Sights nearby  -  Leeds Castle is only 3 miles away
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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  • Molland Manor House Canterbury, Kent 7 rooms from £110

    Set in a lovely 13th century property, Molland Manor House is a charming B&B in rural Kent. Featuring some original architectural components, the B&B offers delightful rooms and excellent breakfasts.

    Sights nearby  -  Nearby sights of historic interest include Sandown Castle and Deal Castle.
    Great walks  -  The surrounding countryside is full of lovely walking routes.
    Local markets  -  Browse the local market at Sandwich.
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  • The Bell Hotel Sandwich, Kent 37 rooms from £110

    Beautiful hotel overlooking the river. Large elegant rooms, club dining room, bar. Nearby surrounding golf courses.

    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays, Michelin Travel
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  • Duke William Canterbury (Ickham) 4 rooms from £110

    Duke William is located in the village of Littlebourne, a short distance from Canterbury. This pub come B&B offers chic rooms decorated in an unfussy style with each featuring king-sized beds and flat-screen TVs. Choose between a morning full English or a continental breakfast. An intimate spot.

    Romantic Break  -  Duke William offers a quiet atmosphere, great food and beautiful surrounding countryside
    Local exploring  -  Head off sightseeing around the historic city of Canterbury
    Value chic  -  Accommodation at truly wonderful value!
    Sights nearby  -  The magnificent Canterbury Cathedral is an absolute must visit!
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  • The Spa Hotel Royal Tunbridge Wells (Kent) 70 rooms from £110

    A beautiful country house on the outskirts of Royal Tunbridge Wells set in 14 acres of picturesque countryside. Rooms are individually styled and elegant. Both the fine-dining restaurant and more laid-backed brasserie offer up exemplary regional cuisine. The spa is the icing on the cake.

    Total relaxation  -  A country house set in 14 acres complete with excellent restaurant and a spa.
    Great walks  -  Discover the surrounding countryside on picturesque walking trails.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit either (or both) of the stunning Leeds and Hever Castles.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
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  • The Duke William Canterbury, Kent 4 rooms from £110

    A traditional pub in a quaint Kent village. Boutique style rooms have soft grey hues, contemporary art, delicate cast iron beds and smart bathrooms. The restaurant is fantastic, serving the usual pub fare but with the added flare of renowned chef Mark Sargeant. A cosy spot for a rural escape.

    Foodies  -  Chef Mark Sargeant has put his expert touch in this excellent pub food.
    Sights nearby  -  Head into Canterbury and visit the World Heritage Site, Canterbury Cathedral.
    Great walks  -  Walk along picturesque walking trails running straight from the village.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • The Bay Tree, Kent Broadstairs (Kent) 10 rooms from £115

    Smart seaside hotel in a Victorian mansion house, with period features including fireplaces, sash windows and tiles. Decorated in vibrant colors from mustard and terracotta to soft blues and greys, while pretty bedrooms are neat and understated. Tasty food is served in the lovely seaview restaurant.

    Beach Life  -  Set on Broadstairs’ Eastern Esplanade above Stone Bay, a five-minute walk from Viking Bay and the town’s main attractions
    Sights nearby  -  The delightful high street has lots of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, two ice-cream parlours, a theatre and a cinema
    Back to Nature
    Hideaway  -  Tranquil and intimate.
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  • The Corner House Canterbury 3 rooms from £119

    Located in the heart of Canterbury, The Corner House offers three charming rooms - featuring exposed beams and wooden furnishings. Restaurant of the Year in the Taste of Kent Awards for 2017! Ideally situated to see all that the city has to offer. A lovely spot for foodies and local explorers alike.

    Sights nearby  -  The magnificent Canterbury Cathedral is a must-visit if you're in the city!
    Great walks  -  Wander around this splendidly historic city getting a feel for the place
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • Thurnham Keep Nr Maidstone, Kent 3 rooms from £120

    Grand Edwardian country house b&b, with beautiful interiors, gardens and views over the Weald. A great rural escape, especially in summer, with pool, tennis, croquet.

    Garden  -  Attractive outside space.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Great walks  -  The North Downs Way is just behind the house
    Sights nearby  -  5 miles from Leeds Castle
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • Rocksalt Folkestone 4 rooms from £120

    Standing proudly on the harbour side a curved black beauty of a building houses the fantastic seafood Rocksalt restaurant. Nearby (also harbour side) are four charming rooms with white washed exposed stone, beamed ceilings and crisp white linen. Ideal for weekend coastal breaks.

    Foodies  -  Fabulous seafood, impressive architecture and wonderful seaviews make this a restaurant worthy of a visit.
    Sights nearby  -  View the Folkestone White Horse created with limestone slabs against a hillside.
    Full of character
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Woolpack Inn kent, Kent 5 rooms from £120

    A country pub in a picture perfect village with quirky design. The five rooms all slightly differ in shape and size but the walls are white washed, the bath tubs free standing and they're filled with interesting and well placed artefacts. The restaurant is fabulous and serves hearty seasonal fare.

    Country Escape  -  A classic British pub, with a touch of luxury, in a pretty rural village.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a tour of the imposing Godington House and Gardens.
    Great walks  -  Take long walks through the picturesque countryside.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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  • The White Cliffs Hotel Dover, Kent 16 rooms from £130

    Charming hotel at the feet of the White Cliffs of Dover. Rooms are modern and stylish, some with rustic touches - wooden beams and four poster beds. Family friendly, with beautiful views of the French coastline. Guests can relax in the beach garden and enjoy breakfast on the terrace in summer.

    Spa  -  Garden of England Spa is a 15-minute walk from the property
    Surfing  -  Available at sites close to the hotel
    Views  -  Overlooking the English Channel
    Seaside  -  On the White Cliffs of Dover
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
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  • House of Agnes Canterbury (Kent) 17 rooms from £135

    An historic property in the heart of Canterbury and former rest house of Charles Dickens. Rooms are luxurious yet cosy with feather down duvets, Arran Aromatics toiletries and indulgent tea trays. Hearty breakfasts are served in an atmospheric breakfast room. An ideal choice for local exploring.

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly situated in the centre of Canterbury for exploring the historical city.
    Restrictions on children  -  Children six years and above are welcome
    Full of character
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  • Field Green Oast Cranbrook, Kent 2 rooms from £135

    Former oast house now a top-class boutique B&B in rural Kent with two pretty ensuite garden-view rooms. Guests enjoy a locally sourced breakfast. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty with many walks, cycle routes and golfing opportunities. It is an ideal location for an active holiday.

    Country Escape  -  Located in the High Weald, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
    Sights nearby  -  There is lots to see in the area such as Bodiam Castle, Great Dixter and Battle Abbey.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Sands Hotel Margate 20 rooms from £140

    Originally a hotel in one of Britain's best loved sea resorts and now restored back to its former glory. Featuring a chic rooftop terrace, elegant and spacious rooms plus a fabulous regional restaurant. The staff are ever-friendly and the proximity to London makes this an ideal weekend escape.

    Local exploring  -  For a quintessentially British seaside experience.
    Great walks  -  Take the four-mile Turner and Dickens Walk to Broadstairs.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Shepherd House Kent 3 rooms from £145

    A fabulously chic B&B offering just three impeccably styled rooms. Mixing contemporary and traditional styles; expect bold warm hues, free-standing baths, open fireplaces and crisp white linen. Indulgent breakfasts are served and help is always on hand to offer knowledge of the local area.

    Local exploring  -  Ideally positioned to explore the region with shops, markets, restaurants and Canterbury all nearby.
    Local markets  -  Visit the Whitstable Farmers Market running the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.
    Great walks  -  Take long walks along the coast or through the nearby nature reserves.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Canterbury Cathedral founded in 597, now a world heritage site.
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  • Great Selson Manor Sandwich (Kent) 2 rooms from £145

    A handsome red brick house set in beautiful, flower-filled gardens on a quiet country lane. Two beautifully renovated rooms feature simple wooden beds, parquet flooring, white washed walls, artworks and claw-foot baths. The hosts are fabulous, breakfasts indulgent and the walks are delightful.

    Country Escape  -  A charming country house complete with flower filled gardens and access to great walks.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the world famous cathedral and medieval abbeys of Canterbury.
    Great walks  -  Find beautiful walking trails starting directly from the property.
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • The Salutation Sandwich, Kent 9 rooms from £160

    Impressive Lutyens mansion in town centre with rooms/cottages for guests in the wonderful garden. Private and secluded stay, ideal for groups of friends or grown-up families.

    Garden  -  3 and a half acres of Lutyens and Jekyll designed gardens
    Restrictions on children  -  No children under 16.
    Full of character
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
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  • Read’s Faversham, Kent 6 rooms from £165

    A gracious and calming restaurant with rooms in a Georgian manor, run with commitment. Excellent restaurant, large elegant bedrooms with Savoir beds, surrounded by tranquil gardens.

    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Garden  -  Attractive outside space.
    Sights nearby  -  Close to Canterbury.
    Recommended by  -  Good Hotel Guide
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  • Albion House Ramsgate 14 rooms from £180

    Following a very recent renovation, original features of this magnificent building have now been combined with modern luxuries. Bedrooms are elegantly decorated and spacious. A magnificent bar with sea views and an exquisite restaurant menu. Log fires and afternoon teas. Seaside elegance.

    Learning  -  UK’s Most Inspiring Museum, the Powell-Cotton museum in Quex House, Birchington
    Cycling  -  The Isle of Thanet is perfect cycling and walking territory
    Other Activities  -  The Summer Squall - a summer arts festival.
    Sights nearby  -  The Turner Contemporary Gallery
    Recommended by  -  I Escape
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  • Hever Castle B&B Edenbridge, Kent 25 rooms from £190

    A luxurious B&B situated in the grounds of the impressive Hever Castle, former home of a number of royals. Individually designed rooms are traditional in style with chintz fabrics, fireplaces and antique furniture. The best have free standing baths. The ideal choice for a weekend getaway.

    Country Escape  -  Stay within the grounds of an imposing British Castle. The very finest of country escape.
    Sights nearby  -  Take a tour of Hester Castle the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.
    Great walks  -  Stroll through the castle's beautifully manicured gardens.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Port Lympne Hotel Hythe, Kent 8 rooms from £209

    Boasting a unique setting in the heart of Port Lympne Reserve, with rolling countryside and the coast in the distance; an historic boutique hotel particularly suited to couples looking for a romantic stay; but with the added fun of exploring one of the country’s best animal reserves in style.

    Country Escape  -  Home to over 700 rare and endangered animals this is a country house with a difference.
    Great walks  -  Take blustery walks along the Kent coastline.
    Full of character
    Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
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