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Small fisherman's cottage close to sea front in Whitstable

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom terraced cottage with small extra child's room and sunny back garden

This is a small fisherman's cottage one street back from the sea. It has a an open plan living room and dining room with kitchen off this. The bathroom is also downstairs. At the back of the house is a small toy room with door to sunny back garden where there is a table and 4 chairs. Upstairs there is a double room with small child's room leading off this which contains a cot. There is a further twin room upstairs. It is well equipped for small children with stair gates if needed, high chair and cot. There are also plenty of toddlers toys and books in the house. There are tennis rackets and 2 sets of golf clubs in the house and also 2 very basic bikes for local use. one has a child seat on it.

Local town: Whitstable is a lively seaside town with plenty of popular restaurants, pubs and shops within walking distance. The shingle beach is 100 yards away and the sea gets lovely and warm when the tide comes in on sunny days. Young children can spend hours happily paddling and beach combing.There are local tennis courts and 9 hole golf course within easy walking distance. Whitstable has thriving sailing community and lively small harbour where fresh fish can be bought. The town has a small indoor swimming pool. we have equipped the house with tennis racquets and balls, 2 basic sets of golf clubs and 2 bikes ,one with child seat for use by guests. We can also make a beach hut available on request.

Wider area: Whitstable is very close to Canterbury and the historic sites of Canterbury Cathedral and St Augustine's monastry. There are many historic places to visit in the area including Dover castle, Walmer Castle and Sandwich.

sport: The golf courses in Kent are varied and include Canterbury, Deal, Boughton, North Foreland and Royal St George's.

There are community tennis courts within 100 m.

The local 9 hole golf course in Whitstable is within walking distance.

Sailing club.

More Details

Vanessa Potter
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 May, 2017

About Vanessa Potter

We are retired doctors who live in the area and have 3 children and 3 grand children who live in London.

Vanessa Potter purchased this house in 2009

Why Vanessa Potter chose Kent

We bought it to have an interest in our retirement and also so that our family and grand children can enjoy visiting Whitstable for weekends and holidays. The house is therefore well set up for under 5 year olds at moment and will change as grand children grow!

What makes this house unique

House set up with toys etc for little boys! Very close to beach which children enjoy and close to restaurants etc as well.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Whitstable in South East England

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom is downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Cot
  • 1 double, 1 twin and one cot room which is off the double room. It would be possible to use the cot room for an older child if they are happy to sleep on futon matress on the floor.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
this is family holiday home equipped to cope with babies and toddlers. There are a few toys and books in the house for this age group. There is a very convenient Corner store nearby which serves meals from breakfast onwards during day and sells essentials as well. Car Parking is difficult in Whitstable in the summer.Parking is available in front of the house for unloading but then after 1 hour the car needs to be moved round the corner to the adjoining street.


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)


Homely cottage, so close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

The location of the cottage was perfect: so close to the beach and the walks into town. Windy Corner cafe just a minute away for snacks and provisions, and the High Street just five minutes walk.

Our 8 month old grandson loved playing with the toys in the playroom downstairs, and we enjoyed evenings eating outdoors in the back garden.

The house was well equipped and there was everything that we needed for our stay on our first visit to Whitstable. We will be coming back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage with all you need close by

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage in a great location. We had a very nice stay, perfect little weekend getaway. Parking Can a bit tricky but we were made aware of this before we came and willing to overcome this for the great location.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing coastal retreat

  • 4 of 5

Lovely bank holiday weekend stay in well located and comfortable cottage close to beach and high street. Peaceful and calm surroundings but amenities all in walking distance. Would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

Pros: ideal location on lovely Island Wall- it's so close to the beach and a great cafe with easy access to the high street. Spacious and bright cottage, with lots of storage space, worked well for a family of four and a dog.

Cons: difficult to wash up for a family of four in such a small sink, would benefit from a dishwasher which there is room for. Parking is tricky as hard to find spaces in local streets and one hour parking only near the house - would benefit from a resident's permit to avoid having to keep moving the car.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

The location is perfect, a picturesque cottage on lovely Island Wall, so close to the beach, local cafe and pub with easy access to the high street. It is spacious and that worked well for us as a family of four, a dog and all our belongings! It would benefit from a resident's parking permit as it was difficult to find other parking and we had to keep moving the car from the one hour only parking bays. It was also difficult to wash up in the small sink for a family of four and it would benefit from a dishwasher, for which there seems ample space in the kitchen. It would also have been helpful to have an email address for the owner.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We would also love to have parking permits for ourselves and for guests but unfortunately whitstable does not allow second home owners to have them so there is nothing we can do about this. We do warn people about the difficult parking in whitstable and suggest find a space in the neighbouring road. We are aware some people would like a dishwasher but there was only one slot for an appliance in the kitchen and we opted for a washing machine as many people with small children rent the house. You are able to email us via the homeaway website but it is their company policy not to reveal our email address for security reasons. I give all guests my mobile phone number if they need to contact me. I am sorry we only received an average 3 star review as we could not do anything about most of the issues you have raised.
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Lovely and comfortable

  • 3 of 5

The contact with owners was very pleasant. We had a very nice time at Whitstable. The cottage is decorated with taste, it is very spacious for 4 persons. It's convenient to have toilet paper, salt, peper, oil, and kitchen apparel when you arrive. However, it should be cleaner. The floors hadn't been vacuum cleaned properly, the kitchen's closets were full of grease stains, and we found the place rather dusty. The situation is ideal. Everything can be reached by foot. Nice swimming pool at Whitstable. So, all in all we had a nice time and wish the owners improve the cleaning.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and very sorry you found the house not as clean as expected.As you know we were away and so will feed back your comments to the cleaner. We had had workmen in the house prior to your visit and this may explain the dust.
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Prices & Availability

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1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

£30 extra for dogs.
There is a non refundable deposit of £100 per week. Full payment needed 5 weeks before let.
Fully refunded 2 months before start of let except for £100
Full weeks only in summer holidays

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