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'Iris Cottage'- Newly Renovated Semi Detached Fisherman's Cottage In Whitstable

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Two Bedroomed Two Bathroom Totally Refurbished Semi Detached Fisherman's Cottage

Beautiful and sympathetically refurbished cottage. Small cosy lounge with feature cast iron fireplace, dining room with French doors leading to a pebbled courtyard. Fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher and fridge freezer, utility area with washer/dryer and downstairs bathroom. Upstairs there is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and chest of drawers, a twin with two single beds fitted wardrobe, chest of drawers. Additionally there is a small upstairs shower room with power shower, WC and wash basin which is quite unique for a cottage of this type.

Mrs Donna Manners
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 June, 2017

About Mrs Donna Manners

We purchased the cottage in 2010 when our daughter was studying at nearby Kent University in nearby Canterbury. In November last year we commenced a total refurbishment and now that it is finished we are so pleased with how things have turned out. We have lived in London all our lives but have always holidayed in Kent since children.

Mrs Donna Manners purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Mrs Donna Manners chose Kent

We love Whitstable and we are sure everyone does too who visits this quirky little seaside town just south of the busy City of Canterbury. The cottage is situated just off the Canterbury Road at the start of the busy High Street. there are no parking restrictions so on street parking is fine. There is no need to drive as Whitstable Railway Station is situated five minutes walk away with the High Speed Rail Link into London St. Pancras is just over an hour or Victoria in an hour and fifteen. Buses also run frequently to Canterbury and a new service along the coast to Broadstairs and Margate.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is situated within five minutes walk of all the pubs and restaurants that Whitstable has to offer. The High Street also offers several small supermarkets, three butchers, two greengrocers and two bakers. Along with several good fish and chip shops, an evening in the pebbled courtyard with a take away and a glass of wine is a must! There are also several antique shops, art galleries and charity shops along with a locally produced cheese shop, cupcake shop and for those of you that remember, an 'Offy'...an off licence! Inside the property we have furnished it to provide you with a luxurious stay. There is a small quaint front sitting room with TV, a spacious dining/family room with TV/DVD, sofa and dining table. The fitted kitchen has a new electric oven with gas hob and integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer. There is a washer/dryer in the utility room and a beautiful large half tiled bathroom. upstairs the twin room sports a nautical seaside theme whilst the double room is tranquil in shades of cream overlooking the courtyard and garden. The upstairs shower room is small but adequate and luxurious.


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Downstairs bathroom and upstairs shower room with complementary shower gel, soap,shampoo/ conditioner and body lotion for you to use.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Two bedrooms, one double, one twin
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Check in after 3pm and check out at 11am


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)


Super cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 4 nights during a very cold spell, but the cottage was so warm, clean and cosy that we hardly noticed the weather at all. It's been stylishly renovated and all to a high standard. I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Emily for your great review,we welcome you back anytime at Iris Cottage. Best regards Donna and Rob
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Bijou find in Whitstable

  • 4 of 5

The accommodation was perfect - well appointed and equipped with good quality items. Clearly newly renovated, it was a most pleasurable base.

A folder of useful local information would have been welcome but that is a minor point.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best cottage in Whitstable

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Iris cottage! Highly recommend to all! Communication prior and after are stay was excellent. The cottege was immaculately clean and there was plenty of parking just outside. The cottage is a short stroll to the beach where the kids went crab fishing. There are lovely nearby cafes, shops and restaurants. Also the Jo Malone diffusers in the cottage made it smell amazing!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Ali, glad you had a good time. Good point about the parking, sometimes you do have to look around a bit, but that's what you get with free on street parking in a popular area! Do come to Iris Cottage again when you next visit your friends in Whitstable. Kind regards Rob and Donna
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Wonderful cottage for a stay in Whitstable

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 nights in Iris Cottage and it was everything we hoped for and more. It was beautifully decorated and had everything you could need.

It was in a great location and very central for all the places you'd want to go.

We loved the harbour and Samphire restaurant. Eat 17 is a really good supermarket / deli too. Good range of independent shops which is lovely to see.

The only small 'challenge' was parking but this wasn't really a drama. I suspect the wonderful weekend weather attracted everyone.

All in all a most wonderful weekend in a wonderful town. I would certainly recommend Iris Cottage and would love to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in great location.

  • 5 of 5

Iris cottage is lovely, the decor and furnishings are of high quality and Donna and Rob have gone to a lot of effort to make it a really comfortable home from home. It's in a great location, just a few minutes walk from the High Street. Donna and Rob were really helpful and communicated with us promptly; would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Rachael for this lovely review. We would welcome you back to Iris Cottage anytime.Donna and Rob
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Lovely cottage in excellent location

  • 5 of 5

The cottage has been recently renovated and has been done so to a fantastic standard with some lovely little touches. The property is in a great location at the end of the high street and near the train station. The house has all the facilities you could need and comfy beds! The correspondence from Donna was also fantastic. Highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for booking Iris Cottage.Please come and stay again.Best wishes Donna and Rob
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
30 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
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Please contact Donna and Rob regarding lets in winter months and we will try to accommodate your request.We have the right to deduct payment from your damage deposit if anything within the cottage is damaged during your stay. PLEASE NOTE CHECK IN AT 3PM AND CHECK OUT AT 11AM UNLESS OTHERWISE PRE ARRANGED!!

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