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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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25 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous property."

    Very clean, bright and extremely comfortable. Lovely little welcome pack on arrival and every facility you could need. I would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone for a superb stay.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2023

  • "House instruction book needs updating as television page does not apply."

    Need codes to get on prime, Netflix. No idea how to get on Apple at all! Spent evenings having to watch BBC iplayer. Tried tv in other room - couldn’t get any channels at all.Tried calling owners and Sykes to no avail. Spoilt an otherwise nice holiday at a nice house. Also the children’s sand pit needs a proper fitting lid.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2023

  • "Waterwynch-what a find!"

    We spent a glorious week in this spacious, well equipped, comfortable house. The welcome pack and milk in the fridge on arrival was appreciated. Set in a quiet location, the house was ideally situated to explore the East Kent coastline. A pristine, shingle beach is within a 5 min stroll from the front door. The large, mature garden( secure for children and dogs) offers total relaxation throughout the day. We eagerly anticipated the arrival of the rabbits morning and evening. We only wished for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2023

  • "Our third visit to Waterwynch."

    We love this property and its location. We didn't want to leave! The property was spotless and well maintained. We love the lay out of the house and the proximity to the beach. There are so many great beaches / seaside towns to choose from along the coast from Deal to Whitstable. We visited Howletts Wild Animal Park and had a great day. The conservation work they do and sending animals back to the wild in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation is amazing. We would definitely recommend Waterwynch to friends and family.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2023

  • "We were delighted with Waterwynch - everything about the property, the Kings Avenue Estate, Sandwich Bay."

    . it was all perfect. The property was impeccably clean, the garden was super and my Daughters loved the play equipment. Just perfect for my Fathers 70th, thank you :)

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2023

  • "A large bin in kitchen would be better."

    The kitchen lighting was dim .other than that we all had a pleasant stay at this well equipped house in a good location .

    Reviewed by TerenceDec 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at the property."

    We loved the location and found the house to be very comfortable and well-equipped.

    Reviewed by HilarySep 2022

  • "My mother and I stayed for a few nights at the end of August and my goodness, what an absolute pleasure it was."

    The house is modern, clean and has everything you could possibly need. The garden is stunning and the evening visits from the rabbits was a pure joy. You are a couple of miles from any shops so make sure you bring whatever food and drink you need.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2022

  • "This is a lovely large house in a great location with a short walk to the beach."

    The rooms are a good size with a well equipped kitchen. Large garden. However we did notice a lot of cobwebs and dust around the front door when we arrived. The small living room has a large bump in the floor which you had to be aware of. The patio area should have been swept and tidied up as there were lots of old cobwebs and spider webs around the windows. There were leaves and play sand underneath the garden table and chairs. There is an old rusty swing chair at the top of the garden which should be removed. Extra seating around the garden would be welcome. The baby swing has a large crack in the back and needs replacing. We did use the swing for our two and a half year old grandson with care. We felt more attention should be paid to housekeeping. In all other respects it a lovely holiday house.

    Reviewed by LynneAug 2022

  • "The property is in a lovely location and is a great size and set up for a family break."

    However, it definitely needs a bit of TLC. There are some obvious things that could be updated and cleaned up a bit. - There's a broken swing seat in the garden which is dangerous for children playing, it ought to be repaired, replaced or removed. - The children's slide/swing is fairly old and looks tired and close to breaking. It looks ready to be replaced. - There are also several scruffy parts of the garden where broken bits of furniture or bikes are gathered. These could be removed easily to give a much tidier appearance. - There are multiple lamps in the living room but with insufficient sockets (or weirdly lightbulbs) - The second living room has a really bizarre fault with the floor whereby it's significantly raised in one portion. - In general the cleaning was a bit lacking. Despite being cleaned before our arrival, there were cobwebs in nearly every corner. Please don't take the above as an awful set of feedback. Overall it is a great property for a family break and we'd likely book again. It could just be so much better. The huge positives were the proximity to a brilliant beach, the really comfy beds and the well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by RyanJul 2022

  • "I would advise some caution when booking this property."

    As the other reviewers have said, the house has a great location, but the house needs more TLC and attention to detail. The housekeeping was lacking, communication poor and we noticed the same issues mentioned in earlier reviews - rusty old furniture left in garden etc, broken dangerous swing, cobwebs, no toilet brushes in some toilets etc. On top of this the dishwasher was broken when we arrived and I had to make several long calls to sort this out and then wait in for a day for an engineer. This should have been spotted by cleaning team as it would have been very obvious to cleaners it wasn’t working. Quite hard having a relaxing holiday without a working dishwasher (and no dish drying rack either). No effort made to apologise or compensate. On top of this, and by far the most concerning, we were sent a bill for £300 for extra cleaning at the end of our stay. We’d taken out the optional insurance when booking so I assume this was an opportunistic claim to get paid on insurance by the owner. When we asked for proof, some very unclear photos were sent with some sort of tiny mark on the sofa that we didn’t make, a cheap oven tray with a scratch on and a mark on a duvet that we didn't make, a picture of broken arm on the garden chair (which was most definitely broken on arrival!). I’ve not accepted liability and refused payment and so far not heard anything back after I sent my letter a few weeks ago. I would advise being weary of owners billing £300 for the extra cleaning - we have rented dozens of properties over the years and have never heard of this happening before. Such a shame as it’s a lovely location but cleaning and service were very poor and facilities more 3 star level.

    Reviewed by JoannaJul 2022



    Reviewed by JaneJun 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay."

    My sister and I came with children and a dog. The garden is great and we even got to enjoy a drink outside in the late afternoon winter sunshine too! The rest of our stay it rained but that didn’t affect us much. The local amenities and towns are great and overall friendliness of the area was very welcoming, as was the daily walks to the beach. The rooms are a great size and lots of cupboard space. The kitchen is comfortable and stocked brilliantly and the 2 lounges too. The heating works well. We had a great stay and would book again if down in Sandwich. Thank you

    Reviewed by NinaFeb 2022

  • "This is a lovely house in a super area with just a short walk to the beach."

    It is well equipped. We contacted Sykes to ask about an ironing board, but never heard back. It could benefit from a waste paper basket for the second bathroom. The fluff filter in the tumble dryer is torn. Small things. We would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by DanielDec 2021

  • "Great house in a fabulous and beautiful location."

    The house is well equipped and comfortable with a big garden which even in November we sat in and enjoyed the Kent sunshine. We explored the Kent coast which is lovely. The dogs enjoyed great walks and the walk to Deal was great. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this house, thank you

    Reviewed by PatriciaNov 2021

  • "Location is great to explore Kent, both by foot and by car."

    Walks along the coast to Deal or Pegwell Bay, both great. Deal you have the pier, shops, Castle and Great fish & chips. Pegwell you have Nature, peace & quiet, tranquility. By car you have Ramsgate, Canterbury and the coast along the north shore. The house was great, big enough for 6 ( and a little old dog), great Kitchen which opens out to a grass garden, large lounge which also led out to the garden. 4 very comfortable bedrooms, ofa decent size. Great place to relax after a day out.

    Reviewed by ScottSep 2021

  • "It is always a bit hit and miss when booking holiday accommodation."

    Last year was a definite miss with a different booking company but this year we were very pleased with Waterwynch. The property was clean, in a brilliant setting and we had a very good time. We went with our son and his family, so 3 generations and we all thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.

    Reviewed by AnnieAug 2021

  • "Great comfortable property a stones throw from the beach."

    Had everything there that you could require for your stay and tastefully decorated. Had a lovely peaceful stay and would book again, thank you!!

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2021

  • "Waterwynch is a lovely house with a good sized garden which was perfect for our family and large sized dog."

    A short walk to a quiet stretch of beach. Really enjoyed our day at Winghams Wildlife Park. Plenty of choices for beaches and towns / villages to visit. We particularly enjoyed our day in Broadstairs, stopping off at Dumpton Gap for a nice dog friendly beach on the way home. Would definitely recommend this property. We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2021

  • "Beautiful house and garden, much bigger than expected."

    Very quiet area and so close to the sea.

    Reviewed by LizMay 2021

  • "This is a great family house in Sandwich bay."

    The house is really spacious with a large back garden and has everything you need for a fantastic holiday. It’s situated in a quiet road and a short stroll from the beach.

    Reviewed by JoSep 2020

  • "We were very pleased with the accommodation Itself as well as its location."

    Situated on a private estate, it was incredibly peaceful. The house was spacious, clean and well equipped. The garden was bigger than expected with lovely garden furniture. We would definitely recommend this house and would love to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2020

  • "Lovely, well-equipped property in good location."


    Reviewed by LieslSep 2020

  • "The house was beautiful, loads of space and all finished to a high standard with all the facilities we required."

    The location was exceptional. 5 minutes walk from a stunning private beach where the kids could play in peace and feel safe. Not many people around which was perfect. Then easy driving distance from other towns and attractions. Really loved our stay and wished we booked longer.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "The property is on a private estate with Toll road!"

    We were worried about the costs for our 3 cars every day before arriving! On arrival we discovered that visitors to Waterwynch don't have to pay. Please put that in property description as it caused undue worry and upset before arriving.

    Reviewed by GAug 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: All first floor 3 x doubles, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with P-shape bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility with basin and WC
  • Sitting room
  • Ground floor second sitting room with sofa-bed
  • Central heating
  • Electric range cooker with hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with Apple TV and DVD player, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four-five cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with children's play area and garden furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 2.5 miles, pub within 2.3 miles
  • Note: there is £150 Good housekeeping bond
  • Please Note: Advise security at the toll booth that you are staying at the property, there will be no charge upon entry.

The property

Sandwich 2.4 miles.

Settled in the charming Sandwich Bay just outside the town of Sandwich in Kent, enjoying close proximity to the coast is this wonderful family-friendly home, Waterwynch.

Perfect for hosting a special occasion with spacious rooms and high quality fittings, this detached house will make a great host for a large family or group of friends alike.

Take in the picturesque exterior as you come up the drive and enter into your new home-from-home; find the homely sitting room to your right where an L-shaped sofa awaits you at the end of an action-packed day, to sit before the Smart TV and pick one of the many films and TV shows available to stream from Apple TV.

For a quieter moment, take pleasure in retreating to the second sitting room, where a large sofa bed rests to offer flexible sleeping arrangements for all, as well as providing the perfect spot to settle down with a good book.

Over in the kitchen/diner you can delight in being in the midst of the hubbub, sit down at the dining table with a glass of wine while the chefs of the group set to work on a tasty feast, and in the mornings perch at the breakfast bar with a coffee as you decide what the rest of the day will bring.

In summer you'll find the children enjoying the exciting children's play area in the enclosed lawned garden, with bags of room for both the little ones and the dog to run around on, and ample furniture for you to sit back and relax in the sun.

Head up to the first floor to find the spacious bedrooms, including three double rooms, and a single room, altogether sleeping up to eight guests including use of the sofa bed, so everyone will have their own tranquil spot to catch their rest in to prepare for the exciting days ahead.

Freshen up in the beautiful shower room with an indulgent rainfall head shower attachment, or enjoy a long soak in the P-shaped bath within the bathroom, perfect for winding down.

Just a short walk away is the beach of Sandwich Bay, head down here to take in the fresh coastal air, and for a longer walk continue on further down to the town of Deal which has a charming pier to walk on providing gorgeous seaside views, a maritime history museum and the Ken Museum of the Moving Image too.

Practically next door to Waterwynch is a delightful golf course, Prince's Golf Club, where keen golfers can try a round of golf before the sea, there is also three Open championship golf courses at Royal St George’s, Princes and Deal.

With the centre of Sandwich being within easy reach for all your amenities like pubs, shops and restaurants too, Waterwynch is a perfect choice for your next family gathering in Kent.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Eastry 3.0 miles.

Sandwich is one of the original five Cinque Ports that grew rich by providing ships for the monarch before the establishment of a regular navy It is 2 miles from the coast. The river is now perfect for taking pleasure boat trips either to view the seals basking near Pegwell Bay or to explore the magnificent ruins of a Roman town at Richborough. This atmospheric site is run by English Heritage and provides a fascinating insight into how life was during the Roman occupation. With its ancient buildings, nature reserves, golf courses, delightful country pubs, cafés and restaurants, the medieval Cinque Port of Sandwich is a must to visit for the tourist. Sandwich is also surrounded by small picturesque villages, such as Eastry, Ash, Worth and Woodnesborough, and within easy reach are the nearby towns of Canterbury and the Port of Dover. Sandwich has particular appeal to golfers as it is home to the Royal St George's Golf Club once described as the “most beautiful seaside golf course in the world".

Note: there is £150 Good housekeeping bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas