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Quiet,Historic Flint Cottage With Private Garden Set In Conservation Area



Updated: 10-Oct-2016
Cottage in Broadstairs, Kent, England - Moments from both Viking and Stone bay, close to restaurants and cafes.

Bleak House Lodge was built in 1801 as the lodge house for Bleak House, made famous in the novel of the same name by Charles Dickens. Located in a quite street in the heart of Broadstairs, the cottage is just a few moments walk from both Viking Bay and Stone Bay, as well as the many restaurants, cafes and bars the town has to offer. The property has been sympathetically renovated in 2014. It has stripped wooden floors and cast iron radiators. Where possible original features have been maintained, creating an authentic period atmosphere. There are separate living and dining rooms, both with open fires. Two bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room. Beds have very comfortable deep, sprung mattresses and are dressed with good quality white bed linen. There is also a beautiful south facing walled garden and terrace with table, chairs and a webber barbecue. The living room has a smart TV and wifi is available throughout the property. The living room opens up through to another sitting room (which opens onto the garden). This has a sofa, chair and extending dining table.The house is suitable for small children as the staircase leading from the dining room has a door. There is also a stair gate at the top of the stairs. A travel cot and a high chair are available for use, also a small box of toys for younger children.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We bought bleak house lodge as a holiday home and have spent 6 months on renovations, keeping the house as simple as possible with its original features.

In March 2016 We Extended the lounge to add another living room.

We hope you enjoy staying in the house as much as we do.

Speaks English

18 Reviews

based on 18 holidaymaker reviews


Charming shabby chic retreat

  • 4 of 5

A very pleasant cottage with a strong shabby-chic style and personality; the bathroom layout might have been better, the ensuite are cleverly designed, but not too good for big people. The conservatory and garden were a pleasant surprise as we weren't expecting either. Favourite room was the dining room. Sofas have wandering seats, but some beautiful furnishings. Location is excellent, but parking is impossible anywhere nearby in August. Overall, really loved the house and would happily recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the house. Parking can be a short walk away (perhaps 3 minutes or so), from the house in high season, especially if it is hot weather and a weekend, but we have not experienced a longer walk. I hope you didn't have to go much further. Out of season you can generally be a few steps away. Wandering sofa seats will be looked into! Thank you for taking time to write, it really helps as we hope to try to make everything perfect for our guests. regards, Yvonne
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Stylish and fab location

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed for a long weekend at Bleak House Lodge at the end of May half term. The house is gorgeous, beautiful colour and stylish. It had everything we wanted and felt like a home away from home. We appreciated the toys/books for the kids and the tv was already set to CBeebies so they were delighted! Despite that we had a great day at Dreamland and on the lovely beach at Broadstairs, we only discovered the Italian gelato place on our last morning which was lucky for my waistline - so delicious and retro. Would definitely recommend Bleak House Lodge and would love to come back in autumn or summer another year.

Yvonne was so helpful too and very responsive to emails. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a lovely week in Bleak House Lodge. We really liked the cottage, which was warm and cosy despite the cold weather and very well equipped. The decor is very stylish and you can tell someone has spent a lot of time thinking about the colours etc. The location is fantastic - you can be on the beach in a couple of minutes, a big advantage with children who won't walk anywhere! Despite this it is very quiet and peaceful.

Communication with the owners was excellent, they were always quick to respond and replied to an email asking how the dishwasher worked pretty much instantly.

We would really recommend this cottage - there is loads to do in Broadstairs and the surrounding area, we hope to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay from start to finish was just wonderful. Bleak House Lodge is absolutely gorgeous - comfortable, warm, great layout, tastefully decorated with nice lighting, comfy beds and sparklingly fresh bathrooms.

The cottage is in a really quiet location, with parking close by, and the marvels of Broadstairs just a very short stroll away. Broadstairs really is a revelation! You could stay here for three weeks and easily eat out every night - truly something for everyone. The town has every shop you could need, and is crammed full of independents along with a couple of chains. And a beach! It really is our new favourite place!

Yvonne was most helpful during the booking process, and the information she sent was very useful and informative.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Bleak House Lodge

  • 5 of 5

This cottage has great character is well equipped and has lovely comfortable beds! We loved the pretty secluded garden . The location is great, quiet but right near the beaches,shops and venues to eat, Had a lovely week !

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Happy,friendly Broadstairs

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay; the cottage is lovely! Being older holiday makers found stairs quite difficult- would have appreciated a second banister! parking wasn't easy. Left car at top of Shutler road and managed without it for the week. Our son and family enjoyed it with us and we would definitely recommend it to a friend. Great location.!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We bought this house for its tranquil atmosphere, and also for its fantastic location. It is situated on a quiet road, but is just moments from viking bay, restaurants, cafes and shops.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary


The property is just a few moments walk from the sandy beaches of both Viking Bay and Stone Bay. Perfect for both children and adults alike.


Broadstairs Station is a 15 minute walk.

It is not necessary to have a car, all amenities of the town are within walking distance and there are good train and bus services if you want to travel further afield.


Close to Margate which has attractions such as the Turner Gallery, the Shell Grotto, and plenty of galleries, antique and vintage shops to browse.

Ramsgate, with its harbour, galleries, and restaurants is a walk scenic costal walk away.

Joss Bay, well know for surfing and the picturesque Botany Bay are a pretty walk or short drive east of the town of Broad


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Rate 5
4 Sep 2016 - 5 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 6
6 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 7
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Please note that 3 nights is 60% of the weekly cost. 4 nights at 70% and 5 nights at 80%.
A 50% deposit must be made when booking the property and full payment including the refundable deposit (directly to owner) made within 6 weeks of arrival.
A further £200 security deposit against damage will be taken, and repaid within a week of departure.

Changeover Day:
In high season a minimum period of 1 week, Friday to Friday where possible (please note day of changeover has changed from a Saturday). will be accepted, although closer to the time we may be able to take shorter bookings. In low season a minimum two night stay will be accepted.
Arrival is after 3pm, departure by 10am.

Notes on prices:
We offer short breaks. 3 nights at 60%, 4 nights at 70% and 5 nights at 80% of weekly rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 10-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

unique atmosphere, two open fireplaces in lounge and dining room, secluded sunny garden.

Property Type

  • house


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


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


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


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


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town


  • bay
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks

Leisure Activities

  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 2412 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with shower, basin and wc. Main bathroom with bath/shower, wc and basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) plus 1 infant Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, built in cupboard, desk, and en suite shower room with sink and w/c. Bedroom 2 is more spacious with twin beds, and chest of drawers, and built in cupboard. All mattresses are deep, 1400 pocket sprung, dressed with good quality white bed linen.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The property has been newly renovated in 2014. There is ample free parking in the neighbouring streets. Outside: The mature, walled, private garden has a patio with a large table and four chairs plus two fold out chairs as well as a barbecue. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, beach towels and linen are included. The property is cleaned before arrival. Cleaning can be arranged during longer stays. Other: The dining room has a large table and seating for up to six and an open fire. The separate kitchen is off the dining room. There is a large cupboard under the stairs with room for a buggy, coats, boots, etc.

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