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A Beautiful, Spacious Cottage, Only A Short Walk To The Beach (Child friendly)



Updated: 20-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 2 Toilets & a large garden with outdoor dining and a BBQ

The house is a few minutes' walk from the beach to one side and a few minutes' walk from all the restaurants and bars to the other.

The cottage has great character in the century-old design, wood-panelled dinning room and large secluded garden. There are 3 lovely double bedrooms, sleeping up to six, with the possibility of 2 additional cot beds. On the first floor you will find the two main bedrooms and the main bathroom (with bathtub and shower), and a separate toilet. Downstairs there is a dining room, a sitting room, a kitchen with an additional small dining area, a downstairs shower room and a second separate toilet. Bedroom number 3 can also be found on the ground floor, through our little 'sunroom' towards the back of the property. The sitting room has TV and DVD and there is free Wifi.

The house is situated in a lovely, tiered garden with mature shrubs and (fruit) trees, with swings, see-saw and toys for children. We have recently completed the works to the al-fresco dining area which now completes the holiday feeling. We hope that you will appreciate the charm of our home as much as we do.

Unfortunately, the house has a number of steps and levels on the ground floor making it unsuitable for wheel chair users.

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About the Owner

Roger Thelwell-Pichler
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2017

About Roger Thelwell-Pichler

We are a family from London who loves coming to stay in Broadstairs whenever possible. Our twin-girls always squeal with delight when we tell them that they will be going to the beach, building sand castles, paddling in the sea and having an ice-cream on the promenade - no matter what time of year it is. We fell in love with Broadstairs many years ago (we actually got engaged here!) and then our dream came true when we stumbled across this idyllic cottage in 2009. We have since restored it lovingly and turned it into a really cosy holiday home. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.

Roger Thelwell-Pichler purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Roger Thelwell-Pichler chose Kent

As soon as we open the front door we immediately feel relaxed and happy to be back in our lovely holiday home.

The quietness, the tranquillity and amazing fresh-air all contribute to that holiday-feeling which will help de-stress you.

What makes this cottage unique

Sea views from the Master bedroom, large garden, BBQ, decked out-door eating area, beautiful dinning room, close to the beach and town, quiet.

24 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)


Wunderschöne Weihnachtsferien in Broadstairs

  • 5 of 5

Wir hatten eine wundervolle Zeit in Broadstairs und im Sandy Bay Cottage. Das Cottage liegt ca. 5 Gehminuten vom Strand entfernt und bietet aus dem Master Bedroom einen fantastischen Blick auf's Meer und die atemberaubenden Sonnenaufgänge. Das Haus ist sehr schön eingerichtet, sehr sauber, perfekt ausgestattet und bot in unserem Fall großzügigen Platz für 6 Erwachsene und ein Kleinkind.

Der Stadtkern sowie Supermärkte und Pubs sind in 10 Gehminuten zu erreichen, größere Einkaufszentren und Superstores in 10 Autominuten.

Der Kontakt zum Vermieter war sehr freundlich und es hat alles reibungslos funktioniert.

Wir kommen gerne wieder! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vielen Dank fuer den netten review. Freut uns, dass es Ihnen bei uns gefallen hat. Die Naehe zu Meer und Stadtkern mit Pubs und Restaurants war einer der Gruende warum wir uns in dieses Haus und diese Gegend so verliebt hatten, auf einem Trip down von London vor 7 Jahren. Dass es auch fuer Kleinkinder und Kinder geeigent ist, ist uns wichtig, deswegen gibt's viele Spielsachen und die Schaukeln draussen. Freuen uns, wenn Sie wieder mal zu uns nach Broadstairs kommen. Pia & Roger
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Lovely Broadstairs, fab accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

The photographs of Sandy Bay Cottage don't really do this beautiful spacious house justice. Well equipped full of character and lots of room for three generations of family, although not suitable for people with walking difficulties due to a couple of big steps leading into the downstairs bedroom and steps into the downstairs toilet. Lovely big bedrooms the front one overlooking the sea. 10 minute walk to Stoney Bay Beach down some steps, 15 -20 minutes walk to Broadstairs and Broadstairs beach very handy shop called Victory News on the way.

Lovely seating area and Bbq in the garden.

Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad that you enjoyed our house and look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Roger & Pia
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8 rue corot ARRAS

we are french and sandy bay is the english cottage of our dreams...

  • 5 of 5

a really nice house so smart cosy and calm we love it we like to read in the garden to walk near the sea the weather was fine hot all was perfect we want to stay again merci pour tout

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful property in a great location

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived we were impressed at the size of the property. It was more than adequately stocked.and was clean and well maintained.

We had a great week in the area and if we return to Broadstairs will look to book the property again. We would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Many thanks for the excellent review! We're so glad that you liked our house and enjoyed your stay, we hope to see you again soon. All the best, Roger & Pia
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Family cottage

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in this well equipped house. It is central to the town and near sandy beaches. Our 19month old grandson enjoyed the toys provided.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really pleased you enjoyed your stay and loved the house.
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A wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Hullo Roger:

As I mentioned in a text to you before I left England, I would provide more feedback on your property, once I returned to the US, and here I am.

Firstly we had a marvelous time. The property was larger and I expected, and secluded from the other homes. The street was quiet. Each of the three bedrooms were spacious and light. The large bathroom upstairs was wonderful. There was always plenty of hot water for the showers, the dishwasher, and the washing machine. I did have to ask my niece how to operate the dryer when that light kept going on. Once she explained that the dryer was not vented outside and the reservoir had to be emptied, it was smooth sailing. We all loved the amount of space, with a large lounge with loads of toys, and the lovely dining room. My grandchildren, and other children that visited us made great use of the toys, as well as the lovely sloping garden. The swings were put to good use. I did have family visiting and we sat outside – I was unable to find the seat cushions for the chairs, but we used the benches anyway. All appliances worked well.

We followed your directions to the beach and into town, and each walk was pleasant. For our larger shopping we did go to Sainsbury, just an 8-minute drive. I always rent a vehicle when I go back to England each year, but this time it was a bigger one -a van – and my son really enjoyed driving around the streets.

My girls found a friend in the downstairs toilet, behind the toilet itself. They named it Tom, I wanted to name it Ralph, but they won that toss. Each day the girls would look for Tom and let me know if it was in or out.

The section joining the kitchen to the bedroom on the ground floor was perfect for drying clothes as the sun came through most of the day and in fact it got quite hot.

Your neighbour came over to assist with getting the rubbish to the curb, so thank you for that. The only snag was the regular rubbish bin was almost full on our arrival, and that pick up did not occur during our stay. When we left we had several large plastic bags of regular rubbish which were put beside the bins.

All in all we had a super time, and would definitely book again. Not next year but in a few years.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cherry, a great review!!
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From the Owner

As soon as we open the front door we immediately feel relaxed and happy to be back in our lovely holiday home. The quietness, the tranquillity and amazing fresh-air all contribute to that holiday-feeling which will help de-stress you.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Kent International Airport at 6 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Nelson at 0.4 Miles Nearest Ferry : Ramsgate at 4 Miles Nearest Golf : North Foreland Golf Club at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Broadstairs at 0.9 Miles Nearest Motorway : A299 at 4.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Restaurant 54 at 0.4 Miles Nearest Beach : Stone Bay at 500 Metres

The beauty of breaks in Broadstairs is that whatever your interests, whatever your mood, whatever you age, there is always something enticing to do.

Most visitors are attracted to Broadstairs because of its many lovely sandy beaches. For fresh-air activity cycle along the family-friendly Viking Coastal Trail, play golf (18-holes, mini, adventure), or how about high-octane surfing.

Learning is fun for all ages with the Thanet Coast Project, which organises seashore safaris and Rock Doc Walks revealing the natural wonders of our coast. Maybe join a boat trip to see playful seals.

Broadstairs' heritage and culture is equally varied, contrasting Dickens House Museum and Pugin's Grange with Turner Contemporary and the innovative galleries of Margate Old Town. Also uncover surprises like the exotic Powell-Cotton Museum and the mysterious Shell Grotto.

Broadstairs' English Language Schools also attract many visitors throughout the year and many students, teachers and their families turn their learning experience into a holiday.

As to food, you can tuck into everything from fish and chips to Italian and Thai. Sample café culture beside Ramsgate marina and beer from the local brewery. Crunch on Thanet's very own new crisps and buy Kent's finest from Quex Barn farmers' market.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer - Early
22 Apr 2017 - 22 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer - High
23 Jul 2017 - 11 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
12 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer - Late
20 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £125

Weekly lets are available from Saturday to Saturday - arriving from 3pm (but could be sooner if the cleaning has been completed), and departing 10am.
Deposit of 50% payable to secure booking. Balance due 30 days before arrival. Payment by cheque or direct into bank.
Please note that a security deposit of £100 cash is required to cover accidental damage or any form of loss.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 20-Apr-2017


From the Owner

Sea views from the Master bedroom, large garden, BBQ, decked out-door eating area, beautiful dinning room, close to the beach and town, quiet.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • waterfront


  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet, Downstairs toilet
  • Toilet 2 - Toilet, Upstairs toilet, separate to the bathroom.
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure, Downstairs shower room.
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed, With sea views
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, Garden views
  • Bedroom 3 - Garden Annex - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Set away from the other bedrooms, on the ground floor
  • The two main bedrooms are situated on the first floor, one with sea-view and the other overlooking the garden. Bedroom number 3 can be found on the ground-floor, through our little 'sunroom' towards the back of the property with direct access to the garden/patio. Adults love bedroom number 3 as it steps out on to the garden, but for small children it may feel a little too far away from their parents if they are on the first floor.


  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

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