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Kits Cottage

Hythe, Kent (Ref. 967013)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our first trip to Hythe- what a lovely town!"

    Our holiday home was wonderfully situated above the town where we could enjoy drinks on the patio overlooking the town and onto the sea. We could even enjoy those views whilst taking a shower! Thankyou to the owners for providing some treats for us to begin our holiday- they were very welcome! Our dog Molly enjoyed the various walks in the area- Eaton lands; the Canal and of course the promenade. And the humans enjoyed the little shops and cafes along the high street too!

    Reviewed by MariaJul 2022

  • "Exactly what we wanted for a restful break in Kent, including the spectacular views from the cottage."

    Very well equipped and comfortable for myself and my sister. Lovely location for walking from cottage and close to amenities within Hythe. Thank you for the welcoming bits as well! I have already recommended the cottage to my friend and her husband and they have booked.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2022

  • "The decor was eclectic but so cosy and comfortable."

    There was everything you could want or need by way of domestic appliances, kitchen utensils. There were even batteries, cellotape, pens. Unbelievable. The owners left us nice bottle of wine, biscuits and ground coffee. Position was great too and easy parking. Will definitely go again

    Reviewed by LaraineApr 2022

  • "A fabulous little cottage with amazing views."

    Immaculately clean with lots of much appreciated extra touches. Within walking distance of beach, canal and high street shops. Lots to do locally, with Dungeness being a standout visit for us with it otherworldly charm.

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2022

  • "Perfect location to stay in Hythe: we visited Canterbury, London (train from Folkestone)."

    Hythe is a very nice city with beautiful gardens, nice shops and nice sea front. We loved the cottage which is provided with everything, a very detailed guide made by the owner and very nice and cosy decoration. Just perfect !

    Reviewed by AuroreApr 2022

  • "Kitts cottage is absolutely perfect, with everything you need and amazing views over Hythe."

    Especially loved the wet room shower. Property was extremely clean and loved the decor and homely touches to the cottage. a lovely well kept garden to sit out in. Views great from both front and back of the cottage. Dog friendly. Myself, my partner and our dog had a lovely time visiting Hythe and staying in kitts cottage. We would definitely return to stay here again.

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2022

  • "A beautiful, well equipped cottage with lovely views in a great location for attractions."

    Reviewed by SueOct 2021

  • "This was our first break with the dog so it was something of an experiment."

    We are happy to say that everything worked extremely well. The cottage was delightful and extremely well situated and we would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with every thought given to comfort, a real home from home."

    Sitting on top of a hill the views are beautiful, finishing at the sea! Hythe is a lovely little town, an easy walk from the cottage. Keep going and you come upon the canal and shortly after that you are on the sea front, just lovely!

    Reviewed by DorothyJun 2021

  • "Excellent use made of space."

    Best feature was front and rear garden seating with sea views. All the facilities you need for a holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "Superb cottage."

    The views overlooking the church and sea are stunning and equally the rear garden is lovely. Our dog loved taking walks in the nearby Eaton Lands area, which can be easily accessed via the rear garden gate. It was full of springtime flowers, birds, bats and trees. The cottage was warm, comfortable and immaculately clean. The views from the bathroom window overlooking the sea have got to be the best bathroom views anywhere the world! Our only gripe was that we had difficulty locking the front door, but the trick is to pull it very hard and then lift the handle firmly before turning the key

    Reviewed by MikeMay 2021

  • "Kits Cottage is a fantastic place in all respects."

    Very well equipped, cleaned to the highest standards with plenty of cleaning materials left as well. Excellent communication before the holiday meant we knew exactly what we were doing. The cottage has been refurbished quite brilliantly, combining the character and charm of a 200 year old cottage with modern facilities, bathroom and kitchen were both excellent. The book of photos of the refurbishment was also very interesting for the story it told. The cottage is very bright and airy, the back garden very dog friendly which was much appreciated. However it is the front garden and table that is completely breast-taking!! The views across the old church to the sea will be long remembered and as we were lucky with the weather we had several meals and also coffees at the table. I would return to this cottage just for those views! An easy access walk into town, which is delightful, the delights of the Military Canal, the lovely seafront all make this place a must for anyone that likes a decent walk. Easy access too for lots of attractions, Folkestone, Dover, Rye all within an easy journey. Would thoroughly recommend a stay at Kits Cottage.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, spotlessly clean and well equipped."

    Contact with the owners in emergency was great. The garden was not really dog friendly mostly because the back gate was not secure at all as the gate is not even wide enough for the gate opening so it was basically open. Also the wooden steps to access the garden are not particularly dog friendly. However as long as people are aware of this on booking it was lovely to have a cottage where our dog was welcome. Would definitely use again and would recommend

    Reviewed by Barbara MOct 2020

  • "This cottage has the most amazing views of the sea and coastline with two seating areas to enjoy them from!"

    Well equipped and clean. One of the best we have stayed in. Would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2020

  • "Very pleasant cottage in quiet surroundings and a good base to explore the area as well as plenty of dog walks easily accessed."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "Beautiful and comfortable cottage with an amazing view."

    Perfect location for exploring Hythe and all it has to offer.

    Reviewed by VickyAug 2020

  • "We really liked the cottage and enjoyed our stay."

    Our issue was with Sykes as we had hoped to be able to change the dates of our holiday and this was not possible. We had booked the cottage as we had planned to attend a wedding that was cancelled due to the pandemic. This has been rearranged but unfortunately we have not been able to rearrange our stay.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2020

  • "Super cottage in what must be a sought after location of Hythe."

    Terrific views from the cottage across the town to the channel, and on a clear night to the brightly lit coast of France.

    Reviewed by SallyMar 2020

  • "We enjoyed our week staying in Kits Cottage over New Year."

    Very comfortable with panoramic views over the channel. An excellent base to explore this area of Kent and if you want to forget about driving there are regular buses from Hythe to Folkestone, Dover and Canterbury, which we used. Several good pubs and restaurants in the town and the walk back up the hill isn't to bad.

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2019

  • "Ouer vacation was absolutely fantastic."

    The equipment was more than complete and fully met our expectations. Thanks for the coffee, milk and the other nice touches. we enjoyed everrything very much. Thank you !!!!!!

    Reviewed by HarryNov 2019

  • "We struggled with both front and rear door locks - rear in particular was very difficult."

    This is the first Sykes holiday where we didn't have a " Welcome Pack" Just a little thing but makes all the difference!

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful spot opposite the church."

    Straight down the hill and you can explore Hythe, lots of shops to wander around. Beds are comfy, house has everything you need. Thank you x

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • hair dryer and cafetiere
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden at rear
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: There are external steps leading up to the property and steps up to the rear garden, unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: There is a twisted staircase with restricted head height in this property

The property

Set in a commanding position above the town of Hythe, with expansive views of Romney Marsh to the west and Folkestone to the east, Kits Cottage is a charming, semi-detached cottage waiting just for you. It is well-suited to families and friends looking to tour the area, with plenty of attractions to appeal to all tastes.

Feel welcomed into the lounge from the moment you arrive and get cosy around the wood-burning stove as you relax into your evening and tune into the TV or grab a good read.

Move to the dining area to enjoy a deliciously prepared meal as you take in the coastal views from the far window and catch up on the events from the day.

You have all you need to put together a feast in the modern-style kitchen to the rear of the cottage, which boasts an electronically operated Velux window streaming in the natural light.

Climb the twisted staircase to the bedrooms, where you will find a king-size double and a twin room, ideal for those travelling with children. Wake up to a refreshing shower each morning in the wet room, where you can take in the views over the town as you dip your head under the rainfall shower fixture.

On a summer evening, you can sit out in the garden with a glass of wine and take in more of those inspiring views towards the sea.

A stroll through the churchyard across the way and find the centre of town within moments, where you have an assortment of amenities for you to make the most of during your stay. Enjoy waterside walks, days at the beach and many outdoor activities, including windsurfing, boating and angling.

Climb aboard the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Light Railway and visit the Dungeness National Nature Reservoir or discover the delights of Folkstone with its sandy beach, atmospheric harbour and Creative Quarter boasting over 100 art galleries. Find this splendid retreat to be just the place for you.

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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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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