Villages in Kent

With its historical towns, wild coastline and thriving countryside, the Garden of England is really a magnificent spectacle throughout the year. Our choice of the very best places to stay in Kent are perfect properties to visit whichever season you select. Whether it's residing in accommodation in maidstone looking over the rolling Weald country, peppered with orchards and oast houses, or taking in the ocean air at Whitstable, wandering its unspoilt high street lined with independent stores and tucking into world renowned oysters. The lesser known cities and villages provide some of the finest places to stay in Kent, more together in the stunning countryside of this corner of the South East.

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You need look no farther than Thurnham Keep for among the best examples. It's a grand Edwardian country house B&B set amid seven acres and enjoys stunning views over the Weald. For foodies, Kent undoubtedly has its position on the map, and the bulk of our picks of the very best places to stay in Kent provide decent food. The county boasts a high concentration of Michelin starred restaurants and pubs, from the unpretentious Sportsman at Seasalter to the quaint splendor of Reads Restaurant with Rooms, where you may expect excellent food, plus big elegant, bedrooms. This former village pub has become a stylish restaurant with rooms a rock's throw from Dover.

An excellent place to spend the night before heading across the Station. Well known for the Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham, Kent has lots of quality pubs with their historical charm maintained and award winning ales to maintain any enthusiast happy. For wine consumers, the low Weald is the location to be with the superb Chapel Down and Biddenden at hand the doorstep. The very best places to stay in Kent for any one of the above will be The Salutation or The Bell, another choice in Sandwich, ignoring the river.