6 Union Square
This immaculately-presented, semi-detached Grade II listed cottage is superbly located in a quiet square, just off one of the narrow lanes leading down to the beach and harbour in this historic seaside town. Luxuriously appointed, this Broadstairs cottage would be the perfect base for family and friends. It has been beautifully decorated and furnished, with exceptional attention to detail, including white wooden interior shutters to all the windows, which can be tilted to defuse the sunlight as it streams in. The master bedroom not only benefits from sea views, but also has a dressing room with two large comfy chairs to relax in. The bedroom on the lower ground floor will be sure to delight children of all ages, with its large, white wrought iron day bed and large selection of games and children's DVDs. For the perfect way to relax, why not snuggle down in front of the woodburner in the sitting room on chillier evenings and enjoy a glass or two of wine while you discuss the following day's activities or watch a DVD? This delightful Broadstairs cottage is less than 100 yards from an award-winning Blue Flag sandy beach, so just the place for buckets and spades. On Saturday afternoons there are free guided tours around the town where you will be able to tread in the steps of the smugglers who once walked the cobbled streets and secret passages bringing in their treasure found that day. Broadstairs is renowned for its festivals that occur throughout the year, from Blues Bash to a Dickens Week and from a Folk festival to a Food festival, Broadstairs has it all! Guests to this cottage can choose from the abundance of activities that Broadstairs has to offer, including, the lovely beach, cycle rides along the cliffs, a sea fishing trip or a relaxing day spent watching the boats sail by. After a day experiencing all that this beautiful coastal town has to offer, guests can return to the welcome of their lovely Broadstairs cottage and plan the following day's activities.
Over four floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x first floor double with dressing room/snug and sea views, 1 x second floor double with sea views, 1 x lower ground floor single day bed with pull-out single bed. Lower ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. First floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area (seats 5). Sitting room with woodburner.
Gas central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Additional logs available on honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Parking in public car park in next road, charged at £2.50 per day Nov - March inclusive, £7.50 per day April - Oct inclusive. Free roadside parking 3 mins walk. Storage shed. Courtyard with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop, pub and beach 2 mins walk. Note: There is a steep stone step up to the cottage entrance. Note: The stairs in the cottage are narrow and twisted. Note: There is a right of way that runs at the side of the cottage and to the rear of another cottage.
At a glance
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
About the location
Ramsgate 2 miles; Margate 3 miles; Sandwich 10 miles; Canterbury 19 miles; Dover 20 miles; Whitstable 22 miles.
The town of Broadstairs, known as The Jewel in Thanet's Crown, has been a popular place with visitors for centuries. The town offers Blue Flag sandy beaches, fishermen's cottages, Victorian architecture, hidden cobbled streets, clifftop walks, and Bleak House, which was once the Summer home of Charles Dickens. There are also many independent shops, butchers, bakers, tea rooms, gift and antique shops, a quaint old independent cinema, crazy golf and even a teddy bear hospital! This area of Kent offers a plethora of excursions and activities, including the Turner Contemporary gallery or fascinating Shell Grotto in Margate, Dover with its famous white cliffs and castle, Dickens World in Chatham, the cathedral city of Canterbury, wildlife parks, gardens ...and all of London's attractions are only an hour and a quarter away by train! In addition, the area boasts arguably the most spectacular stretch of golf courses in the south of England including Open Championship venue Royal St George's and Royal Cinque Ports at Deal - host to the 2013 Amateur Championship. The local town of Whitstable is lovely to explore with fantastic eating options and a chance to try the famous Whitstable native oysters. For those looking for peace and relaxation, why not walk or cycle the Viking Coastal Trail? This pathway leads from Broadstairs to neighbouring coastal towns, including Ramsgate, from where you can cross the Channel and visit the Belgium city of Ostend. Historic and quaint this town may be, but if live music is your interest, then you are truly spoilt for choice! Most of the bars and pubs hold music nights throughout the year, where you can listen to everything from blues to folk, with the Blues Bash held every February and Folk Week every August, each attracting visitors from all over the world.