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Castle Cottage

(Ref. 1122951)

Hythe, Kent Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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7 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall we had a lovely stay at Castle Cottage."

    The place was tidy and clean, and the owner very helpful. There has obviously been a lot of thought gone into the design of the cottage as a holiday home, and our dog was also made to feel very welcome with all the little extras. On a personal note, I found the property quite cold and the bathroom very cold at night. The heating was managed by the owner and was restricted in both time and temperature. Again, personally I didn’t find the beds comfortable and slept on top of the duvet to help with comfort. Also, the sofas look lovely, but are quite hard after a while. The kitchen was missing a few things, like measuring jug, casserole type dish for the oven, microwavable plates. The knives were very cheap and quite dangerous to use so didn’t bother with much cooking. Even with these small personal points, we had a lovely stay and enjoyed the quiet location and quaint village of Saltwood. The font and back gardens were enclosed and great for the dog. Parking was never an issue even though you couldn’t park outside, there was always space in the car park. Hilary was attentive and quick to communicate throughout, and I have no doubt would have resolved any issues we may have had.

    Thank you for the feedback, all of which I have noted, and will address. I'm delighted that you, and your dog, enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hazel3.4Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Immaculately clean and very comfortable. Easy communication with host. Would highly recommend.

    Hello lovely ladies. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to write this. Hoping your journey home wasn't too traumatic Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda Jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "On the whole, Castle Cottage suited us well."

    We wanted a base for visiting local National Trust & English heritage properties. However, as also mentioned by a previous guest, we found the settees in the front room rather uncomfortable. Also, the picture on the TV seemed very dull. We had a go at trying to improve the brightness, but couldn't make any difference. The cooking and eating equipment was great in general, but we would have preferred to have some cereal-bowls. The ones provided were rather shallow. Thank you.

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm not sure how to solve the sofa issue, as they are new; at the start of the season. I have purchased cereal bowls, as requested, and purchased a replacement TV. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.4Sep 2023

  • "A charming and comfortable pied-a-terre with all the most useful conveniences."

    We particularly enjoyed the village setting, proximity to the friendly Castle Hotel, and the front and back gardens (really helpful in the heatwave). The visitors'\guide folder was up to date and helpful, and the owner's suggestions for local facilities, such as walks, were really useful. Friendly neighbours.

    Thank you for your feedback. I feel privileged to have contributed towards your stay in our part of Kent. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2023

  • "No Info on whether there was a recycling bin or glass bin."

    Personally we found sofas extremely uncomfortable. Other than that our stay was faultless as we had everything there that we needed. Nice touch with the little extras such as shampoo ect and welcome cakes and washing powder.

    Thank you. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Also thank you for your comment regarding recycling. I will definitely have to add recycling bins info to the Information folder. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Castle Cottage."

    Parked the car and didn’t take it out again until we came home home which is just what we needed. There are some amazing walks right from the cottage and we covered about 10 miles a day (poor dog was exhausted !). The roads to Hythe are steep to start the walk back but with all the twittens even out nicely. There are walks around the castle which make a beautiful evening stroll. The country park up the road is another nice walk from cottage and around. The cottage was great - nice and clean and everything you need was right there. The stairs are steep especially the night when heading down for a wee, but you get used to it. Will definitely stay there again.

    Thank you. I look forward to welcoming you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gayle4.7Aug 2023

  • "An extremely well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Just be aware as with these older buildings the stairs to bedrooms are quite steep, but the sensor controlled light fittings were a brilliant idea, as the bathroom is located downstairs. Village Pub located a short walk away, handy! Really enjoyed the stay, and it was only £6 each way for a taxi into Hythe to go for an evening meal, as the Restaurant in the village, other than the pub was Michelin starred and very pricey , a meal for two with wine over £230 at least!, As we were on a short break, we could have cooked using the excellent pots etc provided by the cottage, but chose not to do so. Cottage also handy for village shop. Thanks very much to the owner, the little thoughtful touches like providing shampoo and shower gel with lovely fluffy towels were much appreciated and a pleasant surprise. Beds were very comfortable as well.

    Thank you. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Jul 2023

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (can be super-king-size on request)
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, WC and washing machine
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice-box and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Roadside parking and free public car park nearby
  • Front garden with lawn and rear enclosed garden with garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles and beach 1.6 miles
  • Note: There is a small step down into the bathroom, please take care
  • Note: The neighbours have access to the rear garden at all times but there is a gate each side; these must remain accessible at all times as they are fire escapes
  • Highchair and travel cot available upon request to owner, own bedding required.

The property

Nestled on the edge of the coastal town of Hythe in the village of Saltwood is Castle Cottage.

This dog-friendly holiday home benefits from a welcoming interior, two well-appointed bedrooms, and rear and front garden.

This fabulous location offers a wealth of wonders hidden in the county of Kent; a wonderful choice for couples, friends and families looking to explore all Kent has to offer.

Step straight into the sitting room, where you can unwind on the plush sofas in front of the Smart TV while watching on as the designated chef of the group rustles up a tasty meal in the fully-equipped kitchen.

Take advantage of the rear garden where you can enjoy pre-dinner drinks or savour the last of the day’s sunshine with a glass of wine.

At the close of the day sleep in your choice of either a double or twin room.

Local amenities include a village store, and The Castle Hotel pub which serves delicious food; a brilliant option for the nights when you need a break from the kitchen.

Spend sunny days upon the idyllic, golden shores of Hythe or Dymchurch Beaches, breathe in the sea air on a walk with your beloved canine companion or simply admire the views across the sea.

Outdoor enthusiasts will also be in their element, thanks to the nearby Brockhill Country Park where you can explore the meadow and the lake, with chances to spot local wildlife.

Keen ramblers can also walk the impressive Royal Military Canal, an historic monument, which spans 28 miles to Rye, in Sussex.

Venture to the nearby town of Folkestone where you can immerse yourself in the area’s history at Folkestone Museum or explore Folkestone Harbour where you can experience a unique dining experience encompassing sea views at Lighthouse Champagne Bar; perfect for couples!

For the younger members of the group hop aboard the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway; or visit the Wingham Wildlife Park.

Make unforgettable memories at Castle Cottage!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Folkestone 4.3miles; Channel Tunnel 4 miles; Dymchurch 6 miles; Dover 13 miles, Canterbury 20 miles.

Hythe is one of the five original Cinque Ports identifed by Edward the Confesssor as ports that would provide ships and sailors to protect this part of the English coastline from invaders, and in exchange the towns would retain all legal fees assigned in court cases. Of course this made these towns far more prosperous than most towns of the same size, and the result of this can still be seen by visitors when visiting Hythe. Running through the centre of the town is The Royal Military Canal. This was dug during the Napoleonic era as a defensive measure against possible French invasion. Now this lovey waterway is more popular with walkers and those taking a break from work; the grassy banks are a delightful place to picnic or sit and read. You can even hire a rowing boat and row yourself along the Canal and this unique part of Kent. A five minute stroll from the town and you will find yourself on the sea front. This wide promenade overlooks a long stretch of beach, with views over the English Channel to France, it is ideal for a summer picnic and safe bathing. Hythe offers visitors so much with golf, tennis, riding, bowls, squash, boating, windsurfing, freshwater and sea angling all available. Romney Marsh lies west of the town and can be explored by foot, car, bicycle or using the world's smallest public railway. Hythe is the eastern terminus for the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway, so why not climb aboard and alight at Dungeness where you can visit the nature reserve, explore the lighthouse, and perhaps get a chance to see some painters and artists at work, before returning by the narrow gauge railway back to the delights of Hythe.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas