Introduction to Well Cottage

Enjoy award winning luxury & style

Well Cottage – Award winning luxury self catering cottage accommodation in the Kent Downs Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty.

Are you looking for the very best in self catering accommodation in Kent? Then relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday in an award winning English country cottage. Winner of the Tourism South East Best Self Catering Holiday Award 2006, and an Enjoy England Silver Award for Excellence 2007.

Situated high in the tranquil heart of the rolling Kent Downs, a designated “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”, Well Cottage is a family run holiday cottage, built in 1799 and Grade II listed, it forms one wing of the old courtyard at Hollingbourne House.

Centrally located in Kent, it is an excellent 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 walking in the varying local landscapes, strolling out along the Kent Downs, enjoying the fine views across the ‘Garden of England’ or rambling through the large local ancient woodlands.

You can explore neighbouring Leeds Castle ‘The most beautiful castle in the world’ (3 miles), 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 Features

Relax, unwind & enjoy…

Well Cottage is an award winning luxury self catering holiday cottage set in the North Downs in Kent. You will find everything you need to enjoy your UK self catering cottage holiday in Kent’s North Downs. Your holiday accommodation consist of a large fully equipped country cottage style kitchen with dining table, characterful lounge with wood-burner set in large stone fireplace, atmospheric dining room, downstairs WC, 2 double bedrooms, both with ensuites, a large twin bedroom, a further single bedroom and family bathroom. Click on any photo here to bring up the cottage photo gallery.

Special Features

  • Well Cottage Sleeps 7 plus cot. (2 Doubles with en-suites, a twin and a single bedroom).
    Discounts possible for reduced occupancy, please see special offer on prices page for details.
  • All inclusive price. Linen/towels, heating fuel and firewood all included.
  • All mod cons, 50 inch Free-Sat digital TV with DVD player, mp3/CD player, washer & dryer, microwave, freezer, free wireless broadband & more
  • Full central heating and wood burner in lounge
  • Private garden and patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Three car parking spaces
  • Tourist attractions for all ages
  • Relaxed country setting, incredible star gazing at night
  • Many Fantastic walks in the Kent Downs and The Weald of Kent
  • Open all year round, short breaks available from 2 nights
  • Golf, horse riding, hot air ballooning, Segway tours, cycling, fishing & more all available locally
  • Non smoking, Sorry no pets
  • Well Cottage is also available as short let & temporary accommodation



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)

Well worth travelling 12,000 miles for. We award you both the Kiwi 5-Star award. Lots of space and very peaceful.
~ M.S. (New Zealand)

A fantastic cottage with everything you need for a perfect break. Thank you!
~ H.B. (Beckenham)

Most comfortable bed I have slept on in ages. Brilliant cottage. Lots to see nearby.
~ L.B. (Suffolk)


Local information

Well Cottage is an ideal accommodation from which to explore the Kent Downs AONB. Ramble along the old Pilgrims’ Way enjoying the views or stroll through the mature local woodland. Visit picturesque local villages, with markets, antique shops and fine pubs. Within 30-40 minutes drive you can enjoy the quaint coastal resort of Whistable, (famous for it’s oysters), the famous Cinque ports with attractions like Dover Castle, Rye harbour, Deal and Sandwich and the Kentish Weald with its oast houses, hop fields and vineyards and market towns.

Only 3 miles away and always a favorite with guests of all ages is historic Leeds Castle with its lovely grounds and lakes, its challenging giant’s maze and it’s many events from Medieval Jousting to classical concerts. Other major attractions include Canterbury Cathedral, Knole, Sissinghurst Castle and gardens, Igtham Mote, Churchill’s home Chartwell or Dickens’ Rochester with its Castle, Cathedral and Historic Dockyard. If you feel more adventurous why not take a day trip to France?.


If you are in the mood to shop, visit the Bluewater shopping centre (330 stores and leisure activities), or the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Centre in Ashford for great bargains.

There is plenty to keep the children happy too, they will love Farming World, Diggerland, Chatham Historic Dockyard, The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway, Port Lympe and Howletts zoos and childrens activities at Leeds Castle and The Rare Breeds Centre.

Prices & Booking Enquiries


< Weekly Rental
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, please contact us for all pricing and availability enquiries. We generally operate a Friday to Friday week, but please call if wish a different start day.

Short Breaks
Self catering short break /weekend prices are available as follows:
2-3 nights=65% of weekly rate, 4 nights= 75% of weekly rate, 5 nights =90% of weekly rate.

Short Term Let
Well cottage is also available as a short term let, please contact us for details.

Late Availability
Please contact us for late availability / last minute deals.

Discount 3 Bedroom Deal
We offer a popular deal for the smaller family/ group, whereby we close off one of the larger bedrooms, giving you the option of either two doubles and a single room OR a double, a twin and a single. This deal is limited to a maximum of 5 guests staying and is not generally available during the busier summer season.

All bookings are subject to the terms of our booking conditions. Prices are inclusive of bed linen, towels, electricity, heating, firewood and VAT at 20%.  A cot and high chair are available on request, though cot bedding is not provided. There is no surcharge for deposits taken by Visa and MasterCard, however 2.5% will be added to the remaining balance if paid by credit card. No charge is made for the use of debit cards. Please contact us directly for credit card bookings. We would also recommend you take out your own Holiday Insurance Policy to cover you in the event of you being unable to fulfil your holiday booking due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness etc.

Booking Enquiries

Please note we are now fully booked until the end of August 2021.

If you would like to make a booking enquiry please contact Angela:
Tel +44 (0) 1622 880990   Email

Please click to download either our booking form or booking terms.

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