Enjoying Autumn in Kent

Phoebe Shipton  ·  15th October 2018

Darker evenings, crisp air and fiery skies, Autumn is one of the best seasons to visit Kent. Book yourself in for an autumnal retreat at one of our luxury cottages. Here are just a few of the ways you can enjoy the season here, to whet your appetite and help you plan your trip.


Treats on the beach at Hut 55
A new cafe on Walmer beach near the paddling pool, Hut 55 serves great food and delicious drinks out of a beach hut. In the back, there are bikes for hire with Mike’s Bikes. Enjoy the late summer sun with a cup of great coffee, and delicious baked goods. There are a selection of sandwiches too, be sure to visit the Hut for some treats on the beach.


Evenings by the fire
Staying in is the new going out so treat yourself to some me time. Curl up on the sofa with a glass of wine and a good book, or binge on a box set. With the coastal winds whipping up again, our wood burner cottages will keep you nice and toasty. Take a look at our selection


Cosy pubs
Pull up a stool and settle in for an autumn evening in one of Deal’s well-loved establishments. There’s lots to chose from. micropubs with a no phones policy to a French wine bar, or just good old Kentish pubs soaked in history. Sample a selection of locally brewed beers and ciders and get chatting to the locals. Pets are welcome in many pubs too.


Roast Dinner and entertainment at 81 Beach Street
81 Beach Street is a top local restaurant with sea views and a menu too good to resist. With a line up of local musicians performing on Sundays, you can enjoy your roast dinner and a little music. Fabulous food and an afternoon of entertainment, what could be better! Book your table now


Shopping in Canterbury
Geat ahead of the weather with a sneaky shopping trip to bustling Canterbury. Shop for those winter essentials or make a start on Christmas shopping. There’s a great range of high street and independent shops are spread throughout the cobblestone city. Make a pit stop at one of the many restaurants cafes and bars for a luxurious lunch.


Walmer Castle and Gardens
For nature lovers and horticultural enthusiasts, Walmer Castle and the gardens is a real treat. Take a look at the kitchen garden which grows produce used in the cafe and tea rooms, the famous Queen Mother’s Garden created in honour of her 95th birthday, and the new Boardwalk garden inspired by horticulturist Gertrude Jekyll.


Windswept walks along the coast
Top up your dosage of vitamin sea and blow away the cobwebs. Walking along the coastline you’ll take in beautiful vistas and stunning scenery. On a clear day, you can even see France. There’s nothing like long walks in the autumnal months as the leaves change and the air is fresh.

About Phoebe Shipton

Having studied Marketing at University of Manchester, Phoebe joined the family business in 2020 as Head of Marketing and Operations. Phoebe is focused on making Keepers Cottages stand out, as well as ensuring the bookings flood in!

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