Mindfulness really is the buzz word right now and so many people are drawn to it as our lives are frenetic. We spend our days working hard and all of our spare moments looking after our loved ones, it only stands to reason that we need a moment to refill our batteries so we can face the world again.
Mindfulness is appreciating the moment and that can be a pause with some breathing exercises during your busy day or some meditation before work begins. It can come in the form of colouring, or being creative, enjoying your food mouthful by mouthful or it can come in a full immersion weekend away.
Imagine taking the family to someplace where they haven’t been before and appreciating every single moment together. Kent and Sussex cottages are all about finding the right property to suit you and your lifestyle, in places that have a unique offering to make your carefully chosen time away all that more special.
Rural Kent and Sussex
One major attraction of these two southern counties is the miles and miles of unbroken landscape that can be found. Dotted occasionally by ancient villages with names that go back to Roman times and even the Vikings invasion, like Tenterden, Benenden and Battle. If you do happen to visit Tenterden, then you might like to pop in to the local winemakers Chapel Down – you can try before you buy and make it a really mindfulness moment!
Battle in Sussex is a stunning place to visit with the impressive castle and heaps of restaurants, bars and shops heaped with wonderful souvenirs and food to eat.
Imagine sleeping in your own Oast house for the weekend? Like Allen’s Farm Oast House above.
City breaks in Kent and Sussex
These two wonderful counties also have many cities to explore and discover; each unique and offering a host of eateries to enjoy fine food and wines. The cobbled streets are lined with all sorts of shops selling all kinds of knick-knacks and each has its own unique history to discover. A couple of my favourites are Rochester, Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells in Kent and of course, Brighton in Sussex.
Coastal Kent and Sussex
We are enormous fans of the beach and spend as much of our free time as possible in Thanet. We have explored the coastline far and wide and still now, find new exciting places to discover. From Whitstable through Thanet passing from Westgate, Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, the coast follows round to Sandwich, Deal and on to the Sussex beauties Rye, Camber Sands and Eastbourne. A stay close to the coast fills your lungs with fresh sea air and puts the colour back in your cheeks, add to that, delicious freshly caught fish and a local brew, there’s your mindfulness topped up for a long while yet.
Disclosure: Collaborative post.