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Well Cottage, Hollingbourne, Kent
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A Multi Award winning 5 star GOLD rated Self Catering holiday cottage on the North Downs near Leeds Castle in Hollingbourne, Maidstone, Kent, UK.
ETC 5 Star Gold Awards 2010-2012
Best Self Catering Holiday Award 2006
Best Self Catering Holiday Silver Award at the Enjoy England Excellence Awards 2007
"This should be a 6 star cottage, everything about it is beautiful,... it is roomy,light, spacious yet oh so comfortable!" - The Judges, Tourism SE Awards
Luxury Self Catering Accommodation in Kent
Are you searching for the very best in affordable self catering accommodation near Maidstone in Kent, then relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday in an award winning English country cottage. Well Cottage is an ETC 5 STAR GOLD (2012) family run holiday cottage situated in the heart of the rolling Kent Downs, a designated "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty". Grade II listed and over 300 years old, Well Cottage form one wing of the old courtyard at Hollingbourne House.
Well Cottage is an great base for self catering cottage holidays or short breaks. The delightful village of Hollingbourne, with its traditional houses and fine pubs, lies below at the foot of a leafy hill. Situated on the Pilgrims' Way, and steeped in local history. You can enjoy a walking holiday in the varying local landscapes, strolling along the Kent Downs, enjoying the fine views across the 'Garden of England' or rambling through the large local woodlands.
Offering self catering accommodation near Leeds Castle 'The most beautiful castle in the world' (3 miles). Explore Sissinghurst, Knole, Chartwell, Dover Castle, Canterbury and Dickens' Rochester. You might take a day trip to France, or do the sights of London by train from the local station. There are also lots of fun places to keep the kids entertained including local steam trains, Howletts and Port Lympne animal parks, Diggerland, Farming World, Leeds Castle and Chatham Historic Dockyard.
Well Cottage is a fantastic non smoking English country cottage, and has been lovingly restored to the highest standard to make your self catering holiday, vacation rental, or UK short break truly relaxing and memorable. See our bookings page for latest offers disccount deals and availability and to book this award winning luxury self catering cottage holidays in the North Downs, Kent, UK.
Enjoy your Self Catering holiday, enjoy a romantic break in old English country cottage, enjoy your holiday cottage accommodation in Kent, enjoy a memorable stay at North Downs Country Cottages' Well Cottage. Please contact us today for late availability and last minute bookings and enjoy our award winning luxury self catering cottage holidays in the North Downs, Kent, UK. Well Cottage is also available as short term, short let, temporary accommodation.(Without letting ageny fees). We also can arrange for pamper days, star gazing, business conferencing and honeymoon/ wedding accommodation packages for you. We are situated close to Leeds Castle in Kent. A traditional English country cottage for holidays and short breaks in the Kent Downs.
Contact: North Downs Country Cottages, Mulberry Cottage, Hollingbourne House, Hollingbourne, Kent, ME17 1QJ. Tel 01622 880991. firstname.lastname@example.org
Award winning luxury self catering cottage holidays in the North Downs, Kent, UK
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As well as being a popular vacation rental, Well Cottage is also a popular lifestyle photography location hire, film location hire and TV location hire without the need to book through a location hire agent. For filming enquiries contact Paul Dixon at www.courtyardstudios.co.uk or www.pauldixonphotography.co.uk
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Hollingbourne House is often refered to as Hollingbourn House on old maps, and is the ancestral home of the Duppa family.
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