Three Amazing Cottages In Kent And Sussex I’d Love To Stay In

Three Amazing Cottages In Kent And Sussex I’d Love To Stay In

Staycations are one of the best ways to allow yourself to travel without going abroad and it can save you time and money staying close to home. I’m a huge advocate of just getting away for a weekend of rest and relaxation and enjoying what the UK has to offer. Choosing something close to home means you don’t have to worry about a passport, or changing your currency over and you can just jump in your car or onto a train and be somewhere new in a few hours.

Kent and Sussex Cottages have a whole host of different cottages on offer that you can rent out for a few days or a few weeks depending on the type of trip that you’re after and here are some I’d love to stay in.

Hawkridge Oast in Rural Kent

I had to start with this absolutely incredible country house located in Rural Kent. The country house sleeps up to 10 adults and 2 children so it’s perfect for family gatherings or a hen weekend away. Hawkridge Oast used to be double oast barn so there’s plenty of high ceilings and a huge figure-of-8 style sitting room with double French door which open out to views over stunning gardens, an amazing getaway location.

Around the transformed barn are local vineyards which offer tours and tastings so if you’re a wine lover this is one for you, plus there’s loads of foodie pubs with great local produce. Sissinghurst Castle and gardens are a short walk away if you fancy heading out for a change of scenery, although with the country house I don’t think I’d want to leave.


The Nest in Canterbury

Canterbury has been on my UK bucketlist for quite some time and The Nest is perfectly located to explore the city as it’s a first floor apartment just a few minutes away from the city centre. As you can see from the image above it is beautifully decorated and has a very luxury feel about it which I love and the apartment itself is housed within a period property on the King’s Mile. The cathedral is close enough you can hear the chiming bells and see the spire through the bedroom window and there’s plenty to explore in the city.

There’s no need to drive to Canterbury as there’s a fast train from London and The nest is only a 10 minute walk from the station and you’re close to cocktail and music bars, restaurants and everything you’d want for a weekend away.

the hideaway kent coast

The Hideaway in Coastal Kent

This beautiful conversion is located in a secluded area of gardens and would make an amazing cosy weekend away in the Autumn/ Colder months with it’s wood burning stove, oak flooring and shuttered windows. You can laze in the hammock by the pond and let all your stresses melt away and being set in the grounds of another property means you might even meet the family friendly cat during your stay.

The Hideaway is just a few minutes from Deal which is a traditional English seaside town and the medieval village of Sandwich so there’s lots of places to explore, plus you’re so close to the Channel that it would be a great base if you were heading on to France or further into Europe.

Which cottage is your favourite?

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Three amazing cottages in Kent and Sussex that I'd love to stay in

*This post has been written in collaboration with Kent and Sussex cottages but all thoughts and opinions are my own


  1. Car rentals in agra
    August 10, 2018 / 7:33 am

    What an excellent post about the cottages. I read your blog. You write a very good post with beautiful infromation.

  2. August 10, 2018 / 6:35 pm

    OMG these cottages are quite unique. It would be a real treat to stay in any of these.

  3. August 13, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Cozy and cute places. Would love to stay in one! Havent done the UK but these cottages sure seem an inspiration to do so

  4. August 13, 2018 / 9:16 pm

    oh wow I would love to stay in these too! I love to stay in places with real character, love it down that way too!

  5. August 13, 2018 / 10:50 pm

    I can see why you want to stay here, the cottages are absolutely gorgeous. I think the nest is my favourite!!

    – Jackie (Organised Mum Life)

  6. Jennifer Prince
    August 14, 2018 / 4:14 am

    All three look so cute! I mean, how can I pick a favorite? I really like the little round first one, but the interior of the second is divine. Great choices!

  7. August 14, 2018 / 6:08 am

    I would definitely love to stay in any of these but if asked to pick one I would say Hawkridge Oast is my favourite, you can have your family gatherings there, you have vineyards around you, you can attend wine tastings and food pubs nearby. Someone take me there already. Lol. Loved the post.

  8. August 14, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    I think I would pick the HAWKRIDGE OAST IN RURAL KENT! I love the design. Plus it has an expansive lawn where the kids can play during the early morning and late in the afternoon. And then we can have a stroll around in the evenings. Perfect place to disconnect from the net.

  9. August 14, 2018 / 5:16 pm

    You are right, staycations are definitely awesome ways to take advantage of your nearby area. With the choices of cottages you’ve give it’s really hard to pick a favorite but if I had to narrow it down to just one I’d go with The Hideaway.

  10. Renata Green
    August 14, 2018 / 10:01 pm

    Staycations are great! I did four blogger trips during the last few weeks – none of them farther than a 4 hours drive – and it was amazing! The cottage with the cone roof looks very cute, would love to spend a couple of days there.

  11. August 15, 2018 / 3:07 am

    good references, It would be very informative and helpful for people out there..

  12. Kate
    August 15, 2018 / 7:37 am

    Wow these houses look really good to visit! The cottage with the cone roof looks amazing, I would love to stay a couple of days there too!

  13. August 15, 2018 / 12:34 pm

    Wow. They do look very cute and cozy. Especially loved the Hawkridge Oast one. Loved the color combination on the interiors. So rustic and pleasant!

  14. Jana
    August 16, 2018 / 1:51 am

    What a unique and cozy place to stay! Looks like a great place to visit! Staycations are great!

  15. August 16, 2018 / 9:56 am

    Oh my gosh that first one looks incredible. I really want to make more of an effort to plan some “staycations” as I’m guilty of forgetting the beauty we have right on our doorstep.

    Ami xxx

  16. kim
    August 16, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    I love these cute cottages! I would love to stay in one. They all looks so cozy and cute!

  17. Amanda maguire
    August 16, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    Wow. These are amazing. Such a variety. Never thought about holidaying in one of these. Brilliant blog post!

  18. August 16, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    Staying in a warm and cozy cottage in the UK sounds amazing! It’s definitely something that I need to put on the bucket list! I definitely agree with staycations. It’s great to explore right where you are sometimes.

  19. Ali Ash
    August 21, 2018 / 5:49 pm

    woww these cottages really look great to visit with family and spend holidays. I just wish I could get in any of them once with my girlfriend!

  20. Blair villanueva
    August 23, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Are these cottages belongs to the area awarded to the newly wed royal couple, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex?
    They are incredibly gorgeous!

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