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Kits Cottage

(Ref. 967013)

Hythe, Kent Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay in Kit’s Cottage, which was very comfortable and convenient for Hythe centre."

    Reviewed by Judith4.1Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with great views and convenient for Hythe High Street."

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in super location."

    Well equipped with everything needed to make our stay comfortable. Lots of care and attention has gone into the restoration and decoration of the property. We particularly liked the original artworks and other unique features.

    Thanks Kitty. It was lovely meeting you and I hope you got home ok. Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kitty5.0Nov 2023

  • "We would happily return to this cottage."

    Everything was clean, every conceivable need was anticipated, the cottage was cozy and well decorated, and the beds were comfortable. The owners provided a very clear, detailed document covering every aspect of the house and everything we needed to know regarding our stay. To top it off, the view on the Hythe churchyard and ocean is lovely. We would certainly recommend this cottage to anyone wishing to stay in the area.

    Thank you Todd. We’re pleased the storm didn’t spoil your stay and knowing you found Kits cozy in such circumstances is reassuring for us. All the best. Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Todd5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic views from the cottage, sitting on the sofa in the living room you can look through the glass in the door and see a beautifully framed view of Hythe."

    Having a shower, again, looking over Hythe. What a wonderful way to start the day. The cottage was spotless and has absolutely everything and more that you can think of for a great stay. A lovely welcome pack with a packet of biscuits, milk and bottle of wine was a lovely touch. The cottage is dog friendly and there are loads of places to go with the dog nearby. The cottage is situated in a perfect location for getting to Folkestone, Dymchurch and Dungeness. We caught the bus easily to Folkestone for the day and went on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway to Dungeness, again all dog friendly. The Steam train is absolutely amazing, definitely worth a trip and our dog loved it too. Brockhill Country Park is closeby and a lovely place to walk the dog and there is a little cafe there too. St Leonards Church is opposite the cottage and there is an Ossuary (Crypt) which is amazing to see and again we were allowed to take the dog in with us. We had lovely walks along Military Canal. All this is on the doorstep, I just can't rave enough about this cottage and its location. The bed was comfortable and we have never slept so well, maybe due to climbing lots of hills too lol. Even the dog was tired out by the end of each day. It was a really relaxing and fantastic holiday at the cottage for us all. We would definitely recommend coming here to stay especially if you have a dog and we would definitely love to come back and stay again. Oh, maybe leave a pen by the visitor book, we weren't able to sign the book as we didn't have a pen, sorry. We would have loved to have signed it for you.

    Thanks Barry for this nice review. It also contains some useful information for other guests. Thank you. Missing pen noted! Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely, clean and comfortable cottage with fantastic views, but also very close to the high street and beachfront"

    Reviewed by Daren5.0Sep 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage clean and comfortable, lovely welcome pack, parking is a problem to the front of the cottage as well as the back of the cottage."

    We’re really pleased you found the cottage comfortable and you had a nice time. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2023

  • "The owners have done a brilliant renovation of this charming cottage which is a perfect base for exploring Hythe and the surrounding area."

    Super views of the channel and Hythe itself. Extremely well equipped, clean and comfortable, we'll definitely be back for another stay!

    Really pleased you had a nice stay Stephanie. Hythe is indeed a great location for exploring. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Aug 2023

  • "A fab little cottage - very clean, all mod cons, ideal for exploring Hythe."

    Very peaceful location with walking tracks in every direction, and just minutes from the High Street. Highly recommended!

    Thank you Natalie for your nice words, and to your family for the lovely hand written note you left. Hope to welcome you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely cottage well fitted out with superb views over the channel and France."

    We normally managed to park in North Road but expect to park in the road behind if back late. We had a dog and it's a 2 minute walk to woodland. Minor gripes. Netflix went off part way through our stay, it said there was no account. Terrestrial TV tends to stop when it rains. Finally the back garden is very steep and the path is far from good. Despite that we loved it.

    We’re really pleased you loved Kits. I’m afraid you were caught, as we were, by the new way Netflix manages multiple locations but we’ve now fixed this. There is also a local TV relay point in a nearby hotel, which we point at, but it struggles at times. Rob Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful little cottage with such an amazing view."

    Clean and everything there that we needed. Owners helped with small issues very promptly.

    Pleased you had a nice time Katy. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic 3 night stay at Kits Cottage."

    Hythe is a lovely little town. The nearby church is a superb example of Norman architecture. Unfortunately whilst eating my breakfast, enjoying the lovely views over the sea, the old wooden outdoor chair that I was sitting on suddenly collapsed beneath me

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Jun 2023

  • "A Beautiful cottage with fantastic views over the village and to the sea."

    The owners have thought of everything, one of the best equipped kitchens we have had in a rental. Comfy beds and a lovely walk-in shower, where you can admire the views as you wash! Would definitely return.

    Thanks Andrew. We’re pleased you had a nice stay and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great stay at kits cottage."

    Gorgeous cottage and garden. Fantastic location - close to town and beach and some really lovely walks to take the dog on. Our whole family really enjoyed our short break there - thank you.

    Reviewed by Sinead5.0May 2023

  • "Had great stay at Kits Cottage, super clean and really well equipped , amazing views over the sea , even spotted the twinkling lights of France one evening."

    Restaurants, pubs and supermarkets all within walking distance with regular bus services to nearby and further away towns, you could just park up for the week . We loved coming back in the evening and enjoying the cosy space of this cottage and its views and would love to return....

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2023

  • "Cannot fault this place."

    Probably people need to know it has a lot of steep steps to and from the property which I think kept us fit! The stairs in the house were actually not too bad, for an old property. We really enjoyed our stay in every way. The view from the front is outstanding. Walking from the cottage was good into town in 7 minutes. Some good dog walking areas. Kitchen was the best stocked kitchen yet , we have stayed in, with extras supplied of necessities such a toilet paper, soap, shower gel etc. plus fleece throws. We always come prepared but it was lovely for the consideration that was given. We definitely will consider a revisit or recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2023

  • "One of the best cottages I’ve been to."

    Great access to town or walk out the back and up the lane to walk the dog. Excellent. Woyuld love to come again. Also very impressed by Hythe.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our 2nd visit, looking to book a 3rd"

    Reviewed by Daren5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great cottage, very clean we had a great stay and will book definitely again!"

    Thanks to Rob and Jan for making this all possible

    Reviewed by Wouter4.7Feb 2023

  • "A great place to stay."

    Clean and comfortable, and with an amazing view, but close to the town centre, which is very nice.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage is just lovely, with everything you could need for a short or long stay."

    The views are amazing from the front of the property and just a short walk in to Hythe where there are shops, restaurants and coffee shops. We can recommend the Red Lion pub, Hythe Imperial Hotel for Sunday lunch and the Nutmeg Café. We had a great week and will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Warm, comfortable, great location, well equipped with everything you need."

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fab place, helpful, friendly owners, would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped."

    Very cosy - when we were there the weather was awful but inside was great - especially with the wood burner going. Location is ideal with just a short walk to the High Street

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely snug two up two down with lovely views of the 12th century church and the sea beyond."

    Kitchen well stocked cooking-implement-wise. Lots of channels/ streaming services on the TV. Particularly liked the thoughtful welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Oct 2022

  • "Kits Cottage itself is perfect with all the facilities you need and had some lovely art work."

    Lots of place to go for a ramble and recommend a trip to Samphire Hoe. The shop in the high street are varied but do visit the local butchers for some amazing choices.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed a lovely few days in Kits Cottage, it really is a little gem."

    Very clean, very comfortable, and everything works !! The view is just stunning. Eaton Lands is just beyond the back gate and is a must if you bring your dog with you, a safe dog haven . We will be returning next year for sure.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Great communication. We were blessed with perfect weather but even with less idyllic weather the setting is gorgeous. Couple of things stopping a five star review - beds were hard which we aren’t fans of and pillows were poor. Garden is lovely but isn’t for anyone with mobility issues and the back gate doesn’t shut so watch your dog or children. But stunning views front and back. Would return but with our own pillows and mattress topper

    Reviewed by Eloise4.4Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was spotless it was so ideal to cut throught the grave yard to the shops ."

    Can recommend the whiteHart for a meal if you go sunday make sure you book in a advance it is very popular . close to rhdrailway and a few miles to folkstone and canterbury . We got round site seeing the sitesvery easy as the busses are very reliable and quite often as well . The only issue we had was the back and front door . to open . But it did not stop enjoying our holiday. The views were amazing .

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Sep 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here- turned out to be one of our favourite bookings."

    It was a good idea to send a PDF of the house info before we arrived and it wasn't overburdened with excessive info. I wish more property owners did this. Very well equipped cottage and very comfortable throughout the property. Particularly liked the lack of meanness re: toilet rolls

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great week in this lovely cottage."

    It had everything we needed, was beautifully decorated and a fantastic view from the front garden!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2022

  • "The accommodation was extremely comfortable."

    Beautiful location. Any issues that occurred were very quickly dealt with in a professional and empathetic way. I would highly recommend kits Cottage.

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Aug 2022

  • "Kits Cottage is a lovely place to stay."

    The cottage was well equipped and located. It felt as if the owners had good experience of letting properties as everything was just what we needed. Additionally, the gifts on arrival were very thoughtful and gratefully excepted.

    Reviewed by Inger5.0Jul 2022

  • "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 Maria5.0Jul 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 Sharon5.0May 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 Laraine5.0Apr 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 Lisa5.0Apr 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 Aurore5.0Apr 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 Emma5.0Mar 2022

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

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 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 Keith5.0Oct 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 Dorothy5.0Jun 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 John4.7May 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 Mike5.0May 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 Paul5.0Apr 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 M4.4Oct 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 Jill4.4Oct 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 John5.0Sep 2020

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

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

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Aug 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 Susan4.4Jul 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 Sally5.0Mar 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 Andrew5.0Dec 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 Harry5.0Nov 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 Peter3.4Oct 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 Rachel5.0Aug 2019

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Summary

  • 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 'Please note: There are steps at the front and back of the property.' Please note: Provisions for the woodburning stove must be purchased by the guests.

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

HYTHE

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