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Stylish, comfortable house. Perfect for family gatherings

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Whitstable, Kent, England - Peaceful Location, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach, 8 Minutes Walk To The Harbour

The master bedroom has a double bed and en suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 has a double or twin beds, bedroom 3 has a double bed and bedroom 4 has one single bed. A fifth bedroom/second reception has a double sofa bed with doors opening onto the garden. The large kitchen/dining room opens onto the garden. The main living room and second reception/fifth bedroom both have open fires. There is a family bathroom with shower and downstairs cloakroom with WC.

Ben Dickson
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
4 February, 2018

About Ben Dickson

This is our part time family home. We are a lively and creative family and the house is full of Ben's own artworks, and those of our friends and favourite artists.

Ben Dickson purchased this house in 2010

Why Ben Dickson chose Whitstable

We love Whitstable. We used to own the house immediately behind this one and love the area which is very central but quiet. Whitstable is only an hour from London, which is great for us, and also helps to make the town the cosmopolitan seaside 'village' that it is. Ben is an artist and we have many artist friends in Whitstable - you'll see a lot of their work around the town.

What makes this house unique

Walton House is 5 minutes walk from the beach and 8 minutes from Whitstable Harbour. Close enough to stroll to the beach and the boutiques and cafes of Harbour Street without ever having to get in the car, but at a safe enough distance to be able to escape the bustle of the town centre at the end of the day. Walton House is very spacious and has its own off street parking - essential in the height of summer - 2 reception rooms and large kitchen/dining room opening out onto the peaceful and shaded garden.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Whitstable in City of Canterbury

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, wc and wash-hand basin, Family bathroom with bath and separate shower, wc and wash-hand basin, Cloakroom with wc and wash-hand basin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed and en-suite bathroom, Bedroom 2 with double or twin beds, Bedroom 3 with a double bed, Bedroom 4 with single bed, Bedroom 5 with sofa bed.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Outside: Decked area immediately outside the back door. Garden has a children's play area, trampoline and eating area. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, bread-making machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included. Beach towels not included. Other: Piano room.


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Stylish, comfortable house. Perfect for family gatherings
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Spacious and homely property

  • 4 of 5

A homely house with plenty of room for 8 including 2 children who particularly liked the trampoline and lego. It had everything we could need with the exception of a microwave oven. The front door yale lock had only 1 key. It was useful for an extra bed to be put in the small bedroom so that we were all on the upper floor for sleeping. Paula was very helpful. We were lucky to be able to arrive at 12.00 rather than 16.00

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Roomy, stylish and very comfortable house

  • 5 of 5

This property met all our needs. We stayed there as host family for a wedding celebration and didn't want to leave!

The beautiful open plan kitchen leads onto a lovely patio and garden space and was well utilised by all guests.

The bedrooms and beds were very comfortable and there's lots of space with the downstairs reception rooms too.

Really beautiful home with everything you could need. Great communication from the owners who really provide a home from home.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely big house, fabulous garden, great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a brilliant week in this lovely big house and garden. So much space indoor and out for kids (and adults!) to spread out and relax. Kids adored the trampoline - and really enjoyed picking (and eating) plums and tomatoes from the garden. Loved the style of the house with lovely floorboards throughout and great art on the walls. Nice 5 minute walk up to Tankerton beach (which we adore). Really useful row of shops up there too, including a lovely wine shop (and from that end of Tankerton it's a nice 15 minute stroll along the beach/ cliff top to JoJos restaurant and cafe which we liked). The other way from the house it's an easy 10 minute walk or 3 minute cycle ride into Whitstable for all that's on offer there. We were lucky with glorious weather and felt so relaxed by the time we left - the best measure of a holiday! Paula was great at communication before and during our stay and everything was very easy. Our only suggestion for improvement would be the beds/ bedding, which we didn't find all that comfy. But obviously it's a home not a hotel so that's not really a biggie - and that wouldn't stop us returning in the future :) Definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wedding party 25-27/06/16

  • 5 of 5

Comments garnered from those who stayed at the property:

"Loved it" ... "The big space in the kitchen-dining area worked very well for an extended family meeting" (16 adults) ... "Perfect accommodation for a family gathering" ... "off-street parking was a boon" ... "Very convenient for the beach and town" ... "Kids loved the trampoline"

First rate facilities and decor. Owner very helpful re access, amenable in all respects.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, bright, spacious, has everything you need

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the nicest holiday lets we have been to - the house has been designed and done up to such a lovely standard, whilst feeling really homely. The kitchen has everything you need (in fact we took away some ideas of stuff we might like in our kitchen), there are so many games and toys, and the garden with its climbing frame and trampoline is brilliant.

Perfect for a big group, and very child friendly .

Location great too, short walk to beach and town. Would definitely come here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely spacious house by the sea

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with 6 of my friends and had a wonderful time. The handover from Paula was slick and all correspondance with her was good before our arrival. The house was fantastic; clean, spacious and very homely. The kitchen diner was the winner for us, we spent most of the weekend in here; eating, drinking, reading the papers and laughing! We also enjoyed a spot of reading in the sun on the decking area. The house is easy walking distance from Whitstable where we discovered all sorts of little shops and cafes. We enjoyed a delicious tapas lunch at JoJos, a very good evening meal at Birdies, great fish and chips on the harbour from The Fish Market and an evening beer in the sun on the beach at The Old Neptune. A perfect place to catch up with old friends. Thank Paula for letting us stay in your wonderful house. We'd love to come again!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Catherine, and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad you had a good time!
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Nearest Airport
64 Miles
Nearest Ferry
32 Miles
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary


Walton House is 5 minutes walk from Tankerton Beach with its beach huts, beach front bar and cafes and kite surfing club. It is 15 minutes walk from Whitstable Beach with its yacht club and beach front oyster bars and cafes.


Whitstable is 70 minutes drive from Gatwick Airport and 30 minutes drive from Manston Airport and the ferry ports of Dover and Folkstone. Walton House is 10 minutes walk from Whitstable train station.


Walton House is 10 minutes walk from Whitstable town centre and 20 minutes drive from the Cathedral City of Canterbury with its historic centre, theatre, museums and galleries. Whitstable is 30 minutes drive from the new Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate and 70 minutes by train from the heart of London.

Further Details:

Whitstable is a bustling artists' community, just over an hour from the centre of London, and benefiting from clean and pretty beaches and award winning restaurants.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £300

Booking Notes:
25% deposit required on confirmation of booking. Full payment 6 weeks in advance of booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is negotiable depending on other bookings. Guests must arrive after 4pm and depart before 10am.

Notes on prices:

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