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5 Mins From The Beach, Perfect For Family And Friends Who Love Entertaining

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Cottage in Whitstable, Kent, England - 30 Seconds From Whitstable's Quirky Harbour Street, Which Has Lots Of Amazing Independent Shops

This unique cottage is packed with lots of interesting one off antiques, has a shabby chic decor and is full of rustic charm. The cottage has a lovely walled garden with beautiful rose bushes and home grown herbs as well as a French table and chairs for at least 8 people dining outside ; there's a sitting room with two chesterfield sofas which seats at least six people comfortably; the dining room has a real open log fire and a dining table & chairs that seats 6 people; the downstairs bathroom with the original cast iron roll top bath and there is also a more modern shower room upstairs; each of the three double bedrooms have antique double beds and Egyptian cotton sheets; plus there's an amazing bespoke gallery kitchen with hand -made wooden worktops a range cooker, smeg fridge freezer, and a full complement of pots, pans and utensils. There are also wooden floors and old school radiators throughout the cottage.


Owner
Selina Firth
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 September, 2017

About Selina Firth

My husband and I have spent the last three years renovating our cottage in Whitstable and have tried to retain as much of the old character & charm of the cottage as possible. We both love cooking so we have created a bespoke kitchen that is geared around the art of cooking. Whitstable itself has lots of amazing independent shops and restaurants and is a cook's dream as it's easy to get lots of fresh fish and other fresh ingredients to cook with. However, if cooking isn't your thing, the cottage is a charming escape from the stresses of the modern world.

Selina Firth purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Selina Firth chose Kent

The cottage is perfect place for family and friends to escape from the busy demands of modern life and is also great for entertaining.

A lovely town, full of arty types, and packed with galleries and independent shops.

Everything is in walking distance.

What makes this cottage unique

The Cook's Cottage is ideal for people who love cooking as it has a bespoke kitchen with a range cooker and is well stocked with herbs & spices and also has lots of cooking books and cooking utensils. With amazing fresh ingredients just around the corner in the many independent shops of Whitstable, it's the perfect place for budding chefs to test out recipes!

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • There are two bathrooms: the downstairs bathroom has the original cast iron roll top bath with a vaulted ceiling and wooden beams. There is also a more modern shower room upstairs with a brand new power shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Each of the three double bedrooms have antique double beds and Egyptian cotton sheets coupled with with lots of interesting one off antiques, and each has a shabby chic decor and is full of rustic charm. All rooms have wooden floor boards.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The Cook's Cottage is ideal for people who love cooking as it has a bespoke kitchen with a range cooker and is well stocked with herbs & spices and also has lots of cooking books and cooking utensils. With amazing fresh ingredients just around the corner in the many independent shops of Whitstable, it's the perfect place for budding chefs to test out recipes! Please go to www.thecookscottage.co.uk for more information. However, if cooking isn't your thing, the cottage is a charming escape from the stresses of the modern world. Outside: The cottage has a lovely walled garden with beautiful rose bushes and home grown herbs as well as a French table and chairs for at least 8 people dining outside. There is also a BBQ. Utility Room: The Cook's Cottage is ideal for people who love cooking as it has a bespoke kitchen with a range cooker and is well stocked with herbs & spices and also has lots of cooking books and cooking utensils. With amazing fresh ingredients just around the corner Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels and bed linen are changed every week. We have a housekeeper and cleaner who clean the house between stays however cleaning can be arranged, at an extra cost, during a guests stay. Other: There are also wooden floors and old school radiators throughout the cottage. There is Sky TV in living room and attic room, wifi throughout, as well as an ipod connected music system. We have a fantastic 1970's music box with over 500 vinyl records

Reviews

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5 Mins From The Beach, Perfect For Family And Friends Who Love Entertaining
average rating of 4.7 based on 10 reviews
Guildford, UK
5

Location to die for

  • 5 of 5

Cooks Cottage with 2 seconds to High Street, 2 mins to beach, and 10 seconds to great pub has the best location. Garden is a beautiful sun trap.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay Andrew and hope to have you back again one day. Thank you for the great review. All the best, Selina
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4

A comfy cottage in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend in this cottage. It's centrally located near to shops, pubs and the harbour. We had 2 cars between us and the small street near the centre of town meant that we could only find parking for one but there were a number of car parks near by. The house is bigger than the photos suggest, it's worth knowing that the shower room has a loo so you don't have to go all the way downstairs in the night! The stairs are pretty steep but it's part of the charm of this place. It's great to find somewhere we could bring our dogs without any hassle. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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haverhill
5

we loved every minute of our stay here!

  • 5 of 5

had such a good time - the cottage was perfect for us and the two couples we stayed with, it is situated just off the town centre but far enough away not to to woken by any town centre noise - 3 lovely double beds made sure you had a good nights sleep, the cottage is well furnished with the shabby chic look (as shown in the photos) without being overdone, it was lovely and clean and Selina (the owner) had supplied us with enough information to last a couple of weeks instead of the 5 days we were staying - highlights for us was the fantastic record collection and the lovely open fire, the kitchen was well stocked but i have to confess we ate out most of the time - my favs here was the Neptune and the Lobster Shack, good food with a view, we got the bus in to Canterbury (defiantly worth a visit) and generally mooched around a town that has retained lots of those lovely independent shops that most high streets have now lost, I can fully recommend this to others!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

Six friends came to Whitstable for the weekend to celebrate an important birthday. The cottage was ideally located and equipped - I was especially pleased to find champagne glasses!

We loved the gramophone player and the vinyl records, the old radio and the roll top bath. The beds were so comfortable, and the heating was really efficient.

We hired bikes from the man immediately opposite the cottage and enjoyed a cycle ride to Reculver and back so we deserved our meal at the Sportsman that night.

Weather was glorious for September, and for a first visit to Whitstable, we couldn't have asked for better.

Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely review! So pleased you enjoyed your stay in Whitstable and in our cottage and glad the weather was good too! Hope to have you back one day. Best wishes Selina
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5

we love this house

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Cooks Cottage to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday. We were charmed by this house from the moment we walked through the front door. It has a certain warmth to it and is full of absolute gems . There were 6 of us all adults and 2 lurchers who do like to spread themselves out . it did not feel small at all . In fact the house seemed to wrap itself around us. I would recommend this house to any one visiting Whitstable , and as my daughter has another year at Kent , will definitely be returning. Kirsty was great, a big thanks to her.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wedding bliss

  • 5 of 5

We hired this gorgeous cottage primarily so we could have a base for the few days leading up to our daughters wedding at The East Quay. From the time we arrived we knew we were going to have a wonderful week. The key holder Kirsty was there to greet us and she had lit the candles making it look so warm and welcoming. The rooms were lovely, bright and clean and we loved the quirkiness of the décor. Our dog was also made to feel very welcome, as he was everywhere in Whitstable. It is the most dog friendly place we have visited.

Cooks Cottage is ideally placed for all of Whitstable's amenities including the beach and harbour, shops and restaurants, although the homely atmosphere of the Cottage means you can have an equally enjoyable evening at home.

I would definitely recommend Cooks Cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Special interest holidays:

The Cook's Cottage is ideal for people who love cooking as it has a bespoke kitchen with a range cooker and is well stocked with herbs & spices and also has lots of cooking books and cooking utensils. With amazing fresh ingredients just around the corner in the many independent shops of Whitstable, it's the perfect place for budding chefs to test out recipes!

Coast/Beach:

The cottage is 5 mins from the sea/beach

The cottage is in a prime location - 30 seconds from Whitstable's quirky Harbour Street, which has lots of amazing independent shops, galleries, restaurants & bars and about 20 metres to the beach and harbour.

Travel:

No car is required as the cottage is right in the heart of Whitstable and is a 10 min walk from Whitstable station.

London, and all its transport links, is about and hour and 15 mins away by train or car.

Distances:

Kent is called the 'Garden of England' and is packed with amazing walks, coasts and historic sites.

The Whitstable bike hire company is just opposite the house where bikes can be hired for an hour/day or week.

It's also a short drive/bus ride to the historic town of Canterbury.

Further Details:

The Cottage has an enclosed side access area where motor bikes can be safely locked into the garden for extra security.

Parking is available right outside the house but please note this is not private parking and at very busy times it may not be possible to part straight outside the cottage.

The cottage is just off Harbour St which is just off the main high street however you can't gain access via Harbour Street and will have to go around the one way system and enter Sydenham St via Cromwell Road.

You should be able to find a parking space on Sydenham St or if this proves to be difficult there is a large car park just off Cromwell Road.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Whitstable, South East England

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak
14 Jul 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£631
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£175
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,001
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
2 night minimum stay
£406
for 2 nights
From
£150
From
£175
Fri,Sat
£901
£1,606
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A £150 refundable deposit is required. This is paid back to guests after their stay.
Check in is ideally on a Friday at 4 pm and check out is at 11am on a Sunday however we will try and be as flexible as we possible can.
Week long rentals are preferred during the peak season but a weekend stays are acceptable - there is a min of a 2 night booking.
Cancellation fees: 100% of the fee if the cancellation occurs within 50 days prior to the booking date; 50 % of the fee is charged if the cancellation occurs 50 days or more before the booking date.


Changeover Day:
Friday/Sunday but we will try and be as flexible as possible.
Check in is ideally on a Friday at 4 pm and check out is at 11am on a Sunday however we will try and be as flexible as we possible can.

Notes on prices:
Plus an extra £88 per week for cleaning & linen.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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