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Staying at Summer Mews with Kent and Sussex Cottages

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June 5, 2019

When travelling, as a larger than average family, we prefer the convenience of staying in a holiday cottage rather than a hotel as it gives us the space to relax without getting under each others feet.

In May we were offered a weekend break with Kent and Sussex Cottages and got to stay in a the beautiful Summer Mews townhouse in Littlesea, Kent.

We couldn’t have asked for a better location, as the property enjoyed views over, not one, but two golf course, glimpses of the sea and countryside in the distance.

It was also a mere 5 minute walk to the beach where the kids found hundreds of seaside treasure including shells, mermaids purses and cuttlefish.

The property itself was bright, modern and perfect for a family holiday.

The cottage is set over 3 floors, with the ground floor having a single bedroom, family bathroom, large garage with utility area, toys and equipment for trips to the beach and access to a small garden and driveway.

Single Bedroom

On the first floor is the main living area with a kitchen / living area with balcony overlooking the garden and a snug, with second widescreen TV – perfect for when the kids don’t want to watch the same thing.

The second floor is home to a large master bedroom, a twin room and another bathroom.

The only problem we had was choosing who got which bed!

We have stayed in a few holiday cottages in recent years and this was definitely one of the best equipped, especially from the kids perspective as there were plenty of toys and games to keep them occupied, whatever the weather.

There was also a fabulous hamper waiting for us in the kitchen with delicious treats for all the family, plus, tea and coffee, milk, sugar, margarine, cheese and bread so we didn’t have to find the shops straight away!

During our stay we not only visited the local beach, but we also headed out to explore Dover Castle.


On the way back from Kent to Dorset, we drove along the coast instead of taking the motorway and enjoyed stops at Battle Abbey and Brighton too.


Next time I would like to spend more time in Kent and explore some more of what the county has to offer.

Disclaimer: We were offered a complimentary stay with Kent and Sussex Cottages for the purpose of a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own

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    June 6, 2019

    This looks like the perfect cottage to stop in. We’ve never been exploring in Kent other than when I was at school and we camped there for a few nights. Looks like there lots to dis o.

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    June 6, 2019

    What a lovely looking property with plenty of entertainment.

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    Bella and Dawn at Dear Mummy Blog

    June 6, 2019

    I love the little welcome hamper you got and the locations looks amazing! So much to see and do in the area.

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    Roy Joseph

    June 7, 2019

    thanks for sharing such a great article on Staying at Summer Mews with Kent and Sussex Cottages.

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    Laura - Dear Bear and Beany

    June 7, 2019

    What a lovely place to stay and the location looks perfect.

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    Serin Quinn

    June 8, 2019

    What a lovely holiday home! I really need to visit Kent, looks so beautiful!

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    Lewis | Lewisherelewisthere

    June 8, 2019

    Wow the cottage is massive! It looks amazing too. I’ve never really visited that part of the country before, would love to see it at some point.

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    michelle twin mum

    June 8, 2019

    Oh summer mews looks wonderful, definitely somwhere we woudl stay. I’ll check to check out Kent and Susse Cottages. Thanks, Mich x

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    Laura Schwormstedt

    June 8, 2019

    This looks like the perfect spot for a staycation with the kids and I love that they left a welcome basket and such gorgeous accommodation
    Laura x

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    June 9, 2019

    We used to stay at a cottage like this called Toledo House when we visited Put-In-Bay,Ohio. It truly was like a home away from home and made a vacation all that more fun…..but we had to look at a nuclear power plant instead of a castle…..

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too

    June 9, 2019

    The accommodation looks beautiful and great for a family. We’re now looking at holiday cottages as hotel rooms no longer work for us

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    Rhian westbury

    June 9, 2019

    Having books and toys there is a nice addition in case it’s raining and you don’t want to go outside x

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    June 9, 2019

    This sounds ever so lovely, I’d love to do something like this with my family for my 30th x

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    Emma Raphael

    June 10, 2019

    Oh it looks lovely! We often prefer cottages too as it tends to be a lot more relaxed with the five of us! 🙂

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    June 11, 2019

    I’d love to visit Kent with the kids, there seems to be so much to do.

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    June 19, 2019

    Lovely post for average family who wants to give happy to their family and kids. Nice one and informative one.

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