It isn’t difficult to see why such figures as Charles Dickens and Christopher Marlowe, right through to Kelly Brook and Orlando Bloom (who both have property or family in our lovely county) have fallen in love with the ‘Garden of England’.
From the chic shorelines of Whitstable and Broadstairs to the cobbled streets of historic Canterbury, there are so many things to see and do in the county; but here at Mulberry Cottages we want to get behind the idea of Kent and uncover the hidden gems that you may have missed… We’re starting with that unsung hero, the Isle of Sheppey.
For those still feeling the bloat of Christmas and the effects of the deep, dark, comfort eating winter, the Isle of Sheppey is perfect for a ‘blow the cobwebs away’ sort of break, surrounded by walking and cycling routes taking in the most beautiful countryside and coastline. Take the circular walk from Mockett’s Farm Cottages through Harty and down to Shellness beach and back again, taking some time to hunt for starfish or to do some impromptu birdwatching and washing the day down with a beer at the award winning Ferry House Inn. The route takes both starts and ends at the Inn, winding its way down past St Thomas’ Church, Brewer’s Hill and Muswell Manor, taking the sea path back via the beach at Shell Ness to enjoy a hot meal in the low ceilinged, welcoming Inn.
There is clay pigeon shooting and a wealth of water sports for all ages to get involved in, as well as ample opportunity to spy on the local wildlife for all you nature lovers..
Mulberry Cottages have a wonderful property on the Isle of Sheppey which can be used for a large group getaway or a peaceful family retreat, Mockett’s Farm is ideally situated with beautiful views accross the flats and out to sea, complete with a games room and enough space to really relax!
So why not come down and experience the peace of the Isle of Sheppey, less than an hour from London!