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

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,412 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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.

Tim Parker
Member since: 2014
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Tim Parker

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.

Tim Parker purchased this house in 2013

Why Tim Parker chose Broadstairs

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.

What makes this house unique

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


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Broadstairs in Broadstairs and St. Peters

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2412 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • town
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
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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Quiet,Historic Flint Cottage With Private Garden Set In Conservation Area
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

Excellent stay, such a nice house.

  • 5 of 5

I stayed with my wife and 8 year old daughter for a short two night break. The house was really nice, as described, very well kept, comfortable and elegantly decorated. We had a calm and relaxing time, a good opportunity to switch off from London. We cooked at the house and went out, everything needed was there. The beds and linen were comfortable, everything worked.

But also, the chance to be in a beautiful old house built of flint in the historical context of Dickens’s Broadstairs felt unique and added very much to the positive experience.

We’re all grateful for the hospitality and the opportunity of this experience.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and hope you will return soon. regards, Yvonne
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Pleasant stay

  • 3 of 5

We just returned from a stay in Bleak House Lodge, and had an enjoyable stay.

The good stuff: lovely location, quiet, decent beds and bedding, sweet little garden if the sun comes out. Heating worked well which was a relief given the cold Easter weather. The travel cot and high chair were extremely useful and handy for us - our 2 year old daughter loved the box of toys, and slept peacefully each night. There are some really nice touches in the house like a Nespresso machine with plenty of capsules, good quality towels, Netflix, and the working fires with coal provided.

The less positive elements: The kitchen could do with some updating - in particular the cooker, which is very old and no longer has any markings on it. We spent a good hour on our first morning trying to figure out how to get it to warm up enough to cook our breakfast (we gave up in the end). Sent a message to the owner asking how to work it, but never got a response. We did finally manage to figure it out on the 2nd day through trial and error, but wasted a lot of time scratching our heads in frustration! I think a new cooker would be a nominal expense that would vastly improve the overall experience.

And as much as the cottage is homely and cosy, with lots of lovely Scandi touches, it would benefit from a much better cleaning regime. The floors were extremely dirty (our daughters socks were black within minutes of arriving), and the kitchen desperately needs a deep clean. The freezer was full of old food which we cleared out, and we found some moldy rolls in a cupboard. This was off-putting to say the least.

Had the place been cleaner, we would have given 4 stars.....

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great house in quiet but central location

  • 5 of 5

House was very comfortable for a family of 4. Very well equipped, simply but tastefully furnished with real fires for cosy evenings in. We will definitely return. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stylish and cosy, central but quiet.

  • 5 of 5

The house has been refurbished beautifully and is very comfortable too. We spent New Year here and loved the coast on a winter's day then back to a real fire. Bleak House Lodge is a great place to stay, so close to the town yet very peaceful. Thanks Yvonne and Tim.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage, full of charm

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly memorable Christmas spent in Bleack house, complete with beautiful Christmas tree. The cottage is full of charm, period features with a modern twist, beds were exemptionaly comfortable and every little detail was well thought out. At just moments away from beautiful sand beaches, it's a fantastic get away any time of the year! Loved every second of it!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great stay

  • 5 of 5

Great house beautifully refurbished in convenient location

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
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, late July and August, a minimum period of 1 week, Saturday to Saturday where possible will be accepted, although closer to the time we may be able to take shorter bookings. season a minimum two night stay will be accepted.
Arrival is after 3pm, departure by 10am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.