Maidstone cottage holidays Holiday rentals - country and coastal cottage to rent in Maidstone

Maidstone is the largest town in Kent, of which it is the County town. Maidstone is historically important and lies 51 km East-South-East of London. The River Medway runs through the centre of the town, joining it with Rochester and the Thames Estuary. The town centre offers fantastic shopping, with an eclectic mix of high stree favourites and unique shops. Throughout the county there are plenty of opportunities to experience the fabulous food and drink crafted from local produce.

Maidstone is the starting place for superb countryside. Trek the chalky ridge of the Kent Downs AONB on the North Downs Way, 246 km of stunning scenery, picturesque villages and beautiful countryside, or enjoy the new Augustine Camino Pilgrimage Trail from Rochester to Canterbury as it sweeps south to Dover.

At a glance...
Restaurants 10+
Cycle paths & Mountain Biking
Coastal Walks
Country Parks
Family Friendly
Car Recommended
Nearest Beach Beach Street - Sheerness (39kms)
Local airport Gatwick (63km)
Nearest major airport Gatwick (63km)
Nearest train station Maidstone (SE)


Maidstone is a main town and is a great touring base to discover Kent and the South East County. From rolling hilside to traditional seaside resorts, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beuty. Maidstone has something for everyone whatever their age.

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Things to see and do in Maidstone

Maidstone and the surrounding area is full of picturesque villages, and rolling countryside in Kent to explore and discover in the South East. Kent has 21 Castles and Palaces to visit including Leeds Castle, a palace used by Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon.

A few suggestions...
Mote Park - Boat Hire
Leeds Castle
Kent Life - Heritage Farm Park
Boat trip
Cobtree Manor Park
Teston Bridge Country Park


Maidstone, is a great location for couples, families and those in search of a more relaxing break can discover that Maidstone is steeped in history and culture. From Castles to Nature reserves, local vineyards and Animal & Owl Sancturies. Maidstone has something for all ages, all year round. Whether it's a City Break or day trips to the numerous traditional seaside resorts, there's a wealth of activities to keep you entertained.