8 Cottages in Kent for Christmas

A roaring fire, luxury interiors, and striking surroundings – a cosy holiday cottage is certainly high on our Christmas lists this winter. Less than an hour from London with Southeastern trains, Kent is the perfect place for a seasonal short break from the city this Christmas.

We've teamed up with Kent & Sussex Cottages and Mulberry Cottages to bring you eight cottage crackers, available this Christmas and New Year in the Garden of England...


Goodnestone Park, Canterbury 

This privately-owned stately home on the outskirts of Canterbury is one of the most spectacular places in Kent to enjoy a stylish Christmas that feels  straight out of the pages of Vogue. Sleeping 24 across 12 bedrooms, it's the  deal home for a festive party for friends or family, with luxurious furnishings  and 5 elegant reception rooms. In a secluded part of Kent with a 3,000 acre  state, there’s plenty of places to explore on your Boxing Day walk.
(available from Mulberry Cottages for Christmas from December 23rd – 27th,
with 30% off). 

Bumble Bee Cottage, Wickhambreaux 

Hidden away down a private driveway, and within the beautifull grounds of a  6th century manor house, escape to endearing Bumble Bee Cottage with your loved one this Christmas. This cosy and contemporary haven for two comes  complete with a log burning stove, and is situated within the picture perfect village of Wickhambreaux. With a traditional English pub on the green and  stunning thatched properties, you'll feel as though you've stepped straight off of the film set from 'The Holiday'. (available from Kent & Sussex Cottages for both Christmas and New Year).

The Pavilion at Brunger House, Tenterden

This delightful cottage with its glamorous French decor is a true Christmas idyll, set within the beautiful gardens of a 16th century dower house. Whether you spend your stay snuggled up by the roaring wood burner, or strolling across the crisp countryside to nearby Tenterden (just one mile away), the Pavilion at Brunger House is the ideal cottage for a romantic Christmas getaway.

(available from Kent & Sussex Cottages for both Christmas and New Year)

Harbour House, Margate

Who said beach breaks are just for the summer? Head to oh-so-hip Margate for Christmas and breathe in fresh sea air on Christmas Day! This family friendly home in central Margate sleeps 9 across 4 rooms and is also pet friendly. With the dining room and kitchen set on the first floor, there is plenty of space for the family to spread out, and there is even a games room in the basement!

(available from Mulberry Cottages for 4 nights from December 23rd – 27th )

Riverside Cottage, Mersham

See 2018 in with style as you escape on a short break to this little haven, just a stone's throw from the East Stour river. Beautifully furnished and overlooking acres of farmland, River Cottage is the ideal spot for a relaxing break, with great country walks in abundance, and a fantastic pub to celebrate the turning of the year just a minute's walk from the front door.

(available from Kent & Sussex Cottages for New Year)

The Nest, Canterbury

Enjoy the wonders of a Christmas city break in historic Canterbury this winter. This beautifully furnished first floor apartment for two is located within a period property right on the delightful King's Mile, just minutes away from the bustling main high street. Listen out for the bells of Canterbury Cathedral on Christmas morning, before heading into town for a traditional Christmas dinner or warming mulled wine at any one of the city's wonderful restaurants or traditional pubs.

(available from Kent & Sussex Cottages for both Christmas and New Year)

SandiLodge, Sandwich

Sleeping 8 across 4 rooms, this is a great property for all the family - grandparents and pets included! With a stunning open fire in the heart of the living space, this is a real show stopper house. Close to the beach and with three golf courses near by, it’s also a golfers paradise. 

(available from Mulberry Cottages for 4 nights from December 23rd – 27th )

Honeysuckle Cottage, Biddenden

Whisk the whole family away for a New Year to remember in the Kent countryside. This stunning semi-detached holiday home, once the stables for a countryside estate, sleeps four and is the perfect base for a family break. What's more, there's even a wood-burner to keep you toasty on those winter nights.

(available from Kent & Sussex Cottages for the New Year)