Sea-sculpted cliffs, lush farmland and fruit-laden orchards are just a few reasons behind why Kent has been dubbed ‘the garden of England’.
Whitstable on the north coast of Kent This rich and fertile home county has long been a refuge for the country’s city dwellers but in recent years, England’s metropolitan types have more and more frequently been visiting Kent’s northern sea-lined border for luxury weekend escapes and gourmet breaks. Whitstable’s highlights include superb oyster bars and charmingly old-fashioned weatherboard homes, which are the town’s main attraction other than the pretty shingle beach – popular for beach weddings. The main street has petite art galleries sat beside vintage outfitters, perfect for an afternoon mosey. Homestays and holiday homes offer a chance to stay a little longer and indulge in the bountiful array of wine bars and eateries which can rival any found in the city; one or two of which even boast Michelin stars.
Luxury breaks in Whitstable This trendy seaside town on the Kent coast has long been a hot spot for Londoners looking for a weekend away without having to stray too far from the comforts of the city, and due to its recent revival within the foodie realm, Whitstable attracts visitors from all over. Those with a penchant for oysters will probably already have Whitstable high on the gastro bucket list. In response to the influx of discerning visitors (with equally as discerning palates), a number of private homes and beach houses in Whistable have opened their doors to offer unique self-catering accommodation in the town and by the beach. From luxury modern pads with sea glimpses, to vintage beach houses big enough to host the wedding of the year, Whitstable really does have it all when it comes to weekend escapes and self-catering family holidays by the sea.