Holidaying in Kent!

Last Christmas, I was lucky enough to WIN a stay in a luxury lodge with Hoseasons. Yes people, those 'like/share' competitions on Facebook do work! And last week, we finally got around to getting away to our new home for a week...

Our Luxury Lodge was situated at a place called Canterbury Reach Lodge Retreat, about 10mins from Canterbury and situated perfectly for a week of exploring throughout Kent. 6 of us squashed into a 7-seater car and set off on a 4hr car journey to get there where we we greeted with the loveliest accommodation that I've ever stayed in with my family! (We're more used to squishing into a tiny caravan or family room at a hotel...).

There were no family facilities at the Lodge as its pitched as a 'relaxation retreat' but with beaches all around us - it didn't matter. Even our hot doughnuts on the Beach in Margate were feeling the love for this holiday!

We spent the week exploring the towns of Canterbury, Margate, Ramsgate, Whitstable and Herne Bay and we had more beach time than I thought my kids would tolerate - but the water was so warm that it was difficult to get my youngest son out of the sea each day so sandwiches and ice creams were our staple diet throughout each day.

Each evening we'd retire back and have a family meal or BBQ on the decking and as the kids were tired out by 9pm, we got plenty of adult time to enjoy a glass of wine and watch the sunset or stargaze. We even got to view Mars which was visible to the naked eye for the first time in 35yrs!

It really was the most idyllic week and I was loathe to leave to luxury surroundings but I'd definitely recommend a visit if you need a getaway - we weren't short on space, even with 6 of us so the lodge is definitely worth the price!

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