This terraced cottage in Whitstable has been lovingly refurbished by the present owners, transforming a traditional Victorian fisherman's cottage into a spacious, contemporary holiday home close to all the amenities of this vibrant coastal town.
The entrance hall is large enough to leave buckets and spades, boots and coats before entering into the spacious open plan living accommodation with its comfy seating and warming, remote control gas woodburner-effect fire, a perfect place to settle down with a good book or a favourite DVD after a day exploring Whitstable and all its attractions.
The large, well-equipped kitchen has a breakfast bar at one end, and the French doors can be left open on warm, sunny mornings so you can enjoy coffee and croissants to the sound of seagulls.
Upstairs there are three attractive bedrooms, each carefully themed to create a haven of rest so each day can be enjoyed to the full.
Dine alfresco in the garden where you can linger over wine and seafood (Whitstable is famous for its oysters) and chat long into the evening, drinking in the sea air.
Stepping outside this lovely holiday home you are minutes from an array of quaint local shops, lively bars and numerous restaurants serving everything from continental cuisine to traditional fish and chips; the harbour restaurants are always popular with their daily catch.
The shoreline around Whitstable is favoured for all forms of water sports including sailing, and there is nothing so pleasing as to sit and watch the windsurfers glide past as you laze on the beach.
After a day exploring, windsurfing, shopping, dining, swimming, sunbathing, cycling or just feeling the cobbles under your feet, return to the welcome of this charming holiday cottage in lovely Whitstable.
Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double (access from one side only), 1 x children's bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar. Dining area with sitting area and gas woodburner-effect fire.
Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £150.
About the location
Herne Bay 5 miles; Canterbury 7 miles.
The lively town of Whitstable, which is known as the “Pearl of Kent”, dates back to before the Domesday Book. Its seaside location makes it ideal for watersports all year round, and its fishing heritage is reflected by the Oyster Festival, which takes place every July. The buzzing local museum/art gallery introduces around six new exhibitions each year, and has a fabulous coffee shop. Whitstable Castle dates back to the 1790’s, and hosts events all year round including a big May Day celebration with contributions from local musicians and artists. The town is home to a small, independent brewery, and any need for retail therapy will easily be satisfied by the range of both national stores and charming small, independent shops. Whitstable is also home to The Pearsons Arm, a gastropub owner by celebrity chef Richard Phillips and nearby in Seasalter is the Michelin star-awarded gastropub, The Sportsman which is also well worth a visit. The city of Canterbury, with its fine 6th century cathedral is just 7 miles away; also nearby is Herne Bay, from where on a clear day you can see as far as Southend and the Isle of Sheppey.