Long described as ‘The Garden of England’, Kent is renowned for its apples, cherries, hops and - more recently - wine. Much of the Kent countryside is designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and incorporates a glorious mix of farmland, ancient woodland and dramatic chalk escarpments.
Breathtaking panoramic vistas and enclosed steep valleys create great diversity in the natural landscape. There are thousands of miles of footpaths criss-crossing the county including the North Downs Way which follows the historic route taken by pilgrims to Canterbury.
There are many attractive, historic towns and villages to explore — including Tenterden, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells – and many wonderful Churches worth visiting. These include the majestic Cathedral of the Weald at Cranbrook and All Saints at Tudeley with splendid stained glass windows by Chagal. The Romney Marsh Historic Churches Trust looks after 14 active and 4 ruined Churches that form a fascinating trail, best cycled, through an extraordinary landscape. View our Rural Kent cottages here: Rural Kent.