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Fab new holiday let in Kent!

So…I haven’t posted in a while, as Mr Gallivant and I have been working on our new baby…no, not that kind of baby! Our own little travel project – a holiday let –  has been way more time consuming than anticipated but it’s finally finished and here it is – ta da!

It’s a bolthole for two (the perfect place to escape your brood for a few days?) just over an hour outside London and in a beautiful part of the Kent Weald.

I’ve tried to use my experience as a travel writer to create something a little bit special. I have been to a LOT of self catering properties over the years and have figured out the things that make a difference, like…

* Amazing bed linen – I have blown a small fortune on the very best silky Egyptian cotton stuff alongside the softest bed topper and a light as air goose down duvet and pillows. Mr Gallivant had palpitations when I told him just how much it all cost, but hey, he’ll get over it!


* A woodburner – There’s nothing that says cosy and makes you feel at home more instantly than a fire.


* Fluffiness – fluffy rugs, fluffy cushions, fluffy robes, fluffy slippers….

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* Constant hot water – you probably won’t be having a shower at 3 in the morning, but it’s nice to know that if you want to,  you jolly well can.


* Yummy toiletries – I personally hate those fiddly little bottles you get in hotels (very environmentally unfriendly too). We provide the rather glorious Aromatherapy Associates bodywash, shampoo and conditioner.


* A firepit/BBQ – So guests can sit outside whatever the weather, toast marshmallows, stargaze…


* A lawn – none of your tiddly little patio gardens here. There’s a proper bit of grass to laze around on, plus access to a paddock if you fancy stretching your legs.


* A cupboard full of games and books – just in case the weather sucks, which it does occasionally.


* Sharp knives – I’ve been to some of the smartest places and spent way too much time hacking at a loaf of bread with something no sharper than a spoon.


* Wonderful sightseeing – OK, well I can’t claim credit for actually providing that, but there really is a lot to see around here, including world famous gardens, castles, vineyards, big sandy beaches…


Bodiam Castle, a 20 minute drive from us

* Exercise on tap – If self guided shlepping around the local fields and footpaths isn’t enough, then sign up with Mr Gallivant. He runs Nordic Walking classes locally (read more here  ) and is more than happy to teach guests on a private basis. He also can teach Pilates and offer rehab and remedial massage for dodgy backs, knees, shoulders…all in a studio right next to the holiday let. So you really can go home a relaxed new you!

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If you’re interested in visiting, or know anyone who might be, send ’em on over! You can book it at






10 thoughts on “Fab new holiday let in Kent!

  1. It looks like the perfect peaceful retreat and you have cleverly thought of everything, particularly the little niggles that really make a difference. Fluffiness, light and gorgeous countryside – what’s not to like? Wishing you every success – would pack my bag and leave now if I could…

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