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Amazing places to stay in Kent

Alex Valentine
1st August 2022

Are you ready to experience something a little extraordinary during your next staycation? We’re talking about those bucket-list, wow-worthy locations that look like they’re pulled from the pages of glossy magazines or from your favourite celebrity’s Instagram account. You don’t need to head to some far-flung location for your amazing staycation locations, as Kent is full to the brim with some 5 star spots that you wouldn’t believe are right on your doorstep. From beachside holiday homes with a seriously stylish interior to amazing hotels where you can sleep under the stars, or literally being the Queen of the Castle for a night, we’ve got some amazing spaces ready for you to book. Just call us George Clarke…

Bloom Stays

Bloom Stays specialise in finding those awe-inspiring spaces so you can do a one stop shop for your next accommodation during your time in Kent. The team's keen eye means you can be sure that only the most amazing properties are on their roster. From beachside abodes in Dungeness straight out of a Grand Designs episode, to waking up with sparkling sea views in Sandgate, or retreating to the quiet countryside with their large family homes (and some are ready with a pool for those hot summer weekends!) you’ll find a spot for you…

Port Lympne

For the wild at heart, your East Kent adventure needn't stop when the sun goes down. Kent’s very own world-renowned animal conservation charity The Aspinall Foundation, has a vision to halt the extinction and further endangerment of animals in the wild. Whether you choose a cosy, heated wooden camping pod, a staycation in the sky within a luxury tree house or a family safari tent, you’ll be sure to capture all the stunning views and amazing habitats within Aspinall's impressive Port Lympne Reserve, near Folkestone.

Keeper's Cottages

With self-catering locations across East Kent, Keepers Cottages locations are spot on for exploring White Cliffs Country. They offer everything from small fisherman’s cottages to larger detached houses across Deal, Kingsdown and Sandwich. Coming to see us after the amazing 149th Open held in Sandwich in 2021? You’ll be perfectly placed in one of Keeper's quaint and idyllic cottages to tee up nearby at Royal St Georges or Princes golf courses…

Hever Castle

Waking up in a castle has to be one of those bucket list goals, right? And for those history lovers and period drama obsessives, you couldn’t ask for a more fairytale castle than Hever Castle. Though it’s not exactly home to the most fairytale story (hello, childhood home of Anne Boleyn!) this castle offers indulgent and luxurious Tudor-style with sumptuous fabrics, rich panelled walls, beautiful roll-top baths and crisp linens. Spend your days delving into 700 years of Hever history, taking in the magnificent moats, challenging mazes and award-winning gardens, before heading back to the hotel for an evening of luxury and elegance. Fit for a Queen indeed…

Leeds Castle

Whether you choose the spacious Keeper’s House with its beams, inglenook, aga and exposed brickwork or the wisteria-covered Battel Hall’s sumptuous drawing rooms and oak-panelled dining room (if ever there was an excuse to dress for dinner, this is it), Leeds Castle has been hosting the rich and famous for 100 years, so you’ll know you’re in the best hands to be treated like royalty. But if you fancy a cosy hideaway for two, it’s got to be Weir Cottage with its exposed beams, king-sized bed and firepit. And, because we know we’re not the only ones who gained a four-legged friend this year, we’re pleased to say it’s dog-friendly too!

World-class views at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Rest your head on the land of a World UNESCO Heritage site at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. Literally within the grounds of the Mother of the Anglican Church sits this beautiful spot, hidden within the cathedral grounds but right next to the heart of the buzzing and exciting city. When the Cathedral lights up at night, you’ll get quite a view of one of Kent’s most iconic shots from your room…

Back to nature at Elmley Nature Reserve 

If you want nothing more than to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and unplug from the world, Kent has the perfect spot for a digital detox. Elmley Nature Reserve has been a source of inspiration and tranquility to visitors for many years, but today offers a much more luxurious experience for adventurers wanting to get away from it all. Spend the night in a plush converted shepherd’s hut, and gaze at the peaceful scenery from the comfort of your bed. The nine to five grind will seem so very far away as you sleep on the only nature reserve you can stay on in the UK…

Glamping dream with Quex Livery  Holidays

Set within the grounds of Quex Park, Quex Livery Glamping offers the chance to stay in an Instagrammable bell tent with your very own firepit, comfy bedding, electricity and even a choice of homemade cake. Set in 25 acres of countryside, we wouldn’t blame you if you chose not to leave, but The Isle of Thanet’s blue-flag awarded beaches are just up the road for the perfect seaside day out.

Be beside the seaside with Whitstable Fisherman’s Huts

For a real taste of the great British seaside, head to the Fisherman’s Huts in Whitstable and enjoy a weekend of quirky coastal living. Browse Whitstable’s independent galleries and shops by day, indulge in a Fish and Chip supper on your doorstep and watch the sun go down over a cold bottle of Whitstable Bay lager. Formerly storage for cockle farmers, the huts have now been renovated into luxury, modern and fresh accommodation and create the perfect base for a unique seaside break.

Dover Marina Hotel & Spa

Sitting proudly at the gateway to England from Europe on Dover’s beachfront, the Best Western Dover Marina Hotel and Spa is the ideal base for the local area. Imagine starting your stay by dining at the in-house Marco Pierre White restaurant followed up by a much-needed spa treatment. After being set up perfectly for a day of getting out into the local White Cliffs Country natural habitat, venture to the iconic White Cliffs themselves to Samphire Hoe right next to Dover. Coming soon too is a photographic tour of the local area taking in the highlights of Dover and the White Cliffs, but with the area being so picturesque that won’t be too difficult!

Countryside chic with Romney Marsh Shepherds Huts

The wide skies of Romney Marsh are the perfect antidote to busy city life and views of pavements and rooftops. Switch off and unwind in one of these bespoke shepherd's huts complete with kitchen, Romney Marsh lanolin toiletries and snuggly Romney sheep fleeces. Roast marshmallows over the firepit, read, take strolls through the marsh and cosy up on your very own farm staycation.

 

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