Hawthorn Farm Self Catering Holiday Cottages



Tel: 01304 290029

Cycling holidays at Hawthorn Farm

This corner of Kent is packed with wonderful cycling opportunities. The range of routes is quite extraordinary - from country lanes and chocolate box villages, to beach front promenades and sea walls... The well known Viking Coastal Trail is one of the most picturesque circular leisure routes in the area. Ride the 32 miles (51km) along the Kent coast through Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, and on to the surrounding villages. Or maybe enjoy the route in shorter sections, allowing you to spend time at the popular attractions on the way. 


Hawthorn Farm is surrounded by orchards with lots of lovely walks and the National Cycle Route 1 literally on your doorstep. The cottage was lovely and well equipped with everything you need and the added bonus of a view of the donkeys! There is plenty of room outside and parking is easy. It is a very quiet location and excellent for stargazing at night! Marc C, February 2016

Hawthorn Farm Cottages in Kent is an ideal holiday destination for cyclists

Hawthorn Farm in Ware, near Ash, is a great base for enjoying a cycling holiday. Whether you're a family that enjoys the odd day out and about on your bicycles, or a group of cycling enthusiasts wanting to tackle the longer routes together, you can store your own bikes in our secure bike shed, or you can pay a visit to one of the many local bike hire companies. What better way to start your cycling holiday, than to join the National Cycle Route 1, which goes straight past the end of our road, between Lower Goldstone and Westmarsh?

The accommodation 

With four 2-bedroomed cottages and a luxury annexe to the main farm house, we can accommodate up to 19 people at Hawthorn Farm. Each cottage can be rented individually from just 2 nights to 28 days, or all together if you have a group that would like to stay close by but not having to share one large property. Please note that the minimum stay for group bookings is 7 nights and subject to availability.

If you have any questions at all about the suitability of Hawthorn Farm for you, your family or for a larger group, then please give us a call: 01304 290029

Primrose Cottage

Sleeps up to 5 people. Dog friendly and wheelchair accessible. It's our largest cottage at the end of the terrace of three, with views of the playing field and hay/wildflower meadows out the back. Primrose Cottage has a large wetroom with electric shower and a fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, Lavazza coffee machine, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.

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Foxglove Cottage

Sleeps up to 4 people. A detached dog friendly cottage, with a pretty gravel courtyard and ample parking right outside. There's also a picnic table under the shade of the trees behind the courtyard - perfect for an al fresco breakfast or evening meal in the warmer months!

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Rowan Cottage

Sleeps up to 4 people in three bedrooms. In the middle of the terrace of three, with an open plan lounge, kitchen/breakfast area. The twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom can also be made up as a super-king (6 foot) bed if you prefer.

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Cherry Tree Cottage

Sleeps up to 4 people. At the end of the terrace of three, with views on two sides of the paddocks, playing field and hay/wildflower meadows. This pretty cottage is a favourite with families as well as couples.

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When you're not out cycling, you can spend time enjoying the the many different cultural and historic attractions of Kent, or perhaps take the opportunity for some great shopping! Wingham, Canterbury, Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Walmer and Deal are all within easy reach of Hawthorn Farm. So whether you prefer a short 2-night break or a longer stay with friends or family, there really is something for everyone: the beautiful beaches, the picturesque medieval towns, the castles, country pubs, fine dining, and of course the acres of fruit orchards which make the aptly named ‘Garden of England’ the perfect place to stay at any time of the year!

Some of the nearby cycle routes

Hawthorn Farm is close to several well known and less famous, but none the less, popular cycle routes:

  • Viking Coastal Trail (32 miles) an attractive circular leisure route around the Isle of Thanet
  • Cathedral to Coast (50 miles) another marvellous circular route between Dover, Canterbury and Folkestone
  • Crab and Winkle Way (7.5 miles) an almost totally traffic free route form Canterbury to Whitstable
  • Great Stour Way (3 miles) a traffic free multi-user route along the banks of the Rive Stour
  • Sandwich to Rye (56.5 miles) a great ride for experienced cyclists, taking in spectacular coastal scenery
  • Betteshanger Park (6.2 miles) rugged mountain bike trails for varying abilities, plus 1.9 miles (3km) of tarmac track suitable for children

Local cycle hire companies