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The Artists House by The Sea

Herne Bay, Kent (Ref. 1056164)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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1 Customer Review(s)

  • Ms Hameenaho

    “The nature park next door is great for walks.”

    Had an eccelent day trip to Margate Turner Contemporary.

    Had an eccelent day trip to Margate Turner Contemporary.

    - Ms Hameenaho, June 2021

The property

Designed by the artist herself and featured in Coast Magazine, The Guardian online and The Observer Magazine, the Artist’s House by The Sea over looks the shore in a quiet spot between the Victorian seaside town of Herne Bay and the site of the ancient Roman fort of Reculver, with expansive views of the North Sea, it sits 200 meters from the exciting stretch of coastline easily accessed by a wide winding path, loved by walkers, cyclists, wild swimmers and explorers searching for ammonites or shark’s teeth fossils.

This unique home is a creative and peaceful space filled with original artwork and mid-century modern furnishings, which creates a calm environment in which to relax and unwind, the double height open plan living area, with its well appointed kitchen makes cooking and entertaining with friends and family a pleasure, the bi-fold doors open on to a sunny deck perfect for BBQs, and the tranquil garden is filled with greenery and interesting objects from the seaside.

The ground floor bathroom opens onto a private garden area and the hidden bath is perfect for a long relaxing soaks, the snug is a cosy room for reading or sea gazing and makes a third sleeping space with a comfortable fold out sofa bed, also on the ground floor is an easily accessed double bedroom with ample storage providing a wonderful space especially for those who might have limited mobility.

The stunning first floor bedroom has its own balcony and uninterrupted views of the sea which can be enjoyed while lying in bed, the stylish wet room and gorgeous dressing room offer a lovely space to prepare for the day ahead.

In the evening enjoy massive skies and sunsets over the sea from the front deck and when darkness falls, cosy up in front of the wood burning stove, this is a no shoes house which has underfloor heating throughout so always feels warm under foot.

The Artists House offers all the comforts and practicalities of home but with the natural peace and beauty of coastal living.

Add a touch of luxury to your escape to the Kent coast.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with balcony, 1 x ground-floor double
  • Ground-floor bathroom with hidden bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility room
  • Snug with sofa bed
  • Dressing room
  • Gas underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer also a fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available for two cars
  • Enclosed back garden with decking and patio featuring outdoor seating
  • Balcony with outdoor seating
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept off the furniture at all times
  • Note: Due to the style of flooring shoes are not permitted inside the house
  • Please note: There is no TV at the property

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About the location


Whitstable 5 miles; Canterbury 7 miles; Broadstairs 13 miles; Dover 23 miles.

Herne Bay has been a popular holiday destination for many years. With its award-winning shingle beach and restored Victorian memorial gardens, this offers families the perfect, relaxing holiday location. Herne Bay's seafront is home to the world's first freestanding purpose-built Clock Tower, built in 1837 which looks down onto the well-kept promenade. As expected when visiting an English seaside town, there are many eateries serving everything from traditional fish and chips to exotic delicacies, and of course, no seaside town is complete without an ice cream parlour and Herne Bay has two! The historic city of Canterbury is only 7 miles away, with its famous cathedral and historic past, offering theatres, museums and art galleries as well as shops, restaurants, and trips along the river. For a day of cobbled streets and browsing around quaint little shops, then make for Whitstable, famous for its Oyster festival and a popular harbour town at any time of year. Herne Bay is ideally situated for exploring this part of the Kent coast.

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