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  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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62 Customer Reviews

  • "Dishwasher is not in kitchen and too small for family of 6"

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7May 2024

  • "Had a very comfortable and restful stay in a very clean and well equipped cottage , which was maintained to a high standard by Jo and her husband, who were always on hand if needed."

    Hope to return

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2024

  • "Small croft was very comfortable,and furnished to a high standard."

    Very clean.Jo and her husband are on hand if needed.I would definitely like to stay again,and would recommend the place to anyone.Plenty of good take away places to choose from,and could recommend a visit to the Rose and Bloom excellent food and service.Thank you Jo.

    Reviewed by Marion4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had an excellent time at Smallcroft."

    The property was exceptionally clean, well maintained and equipped by the owners. The owners made us really welcome and checked that everything was OK. Location wise Smallcroft was perfect for walking to Whitstable and the beach as well as easy access to other places of interest in the area. Overall a really lovely place to stay. We will return.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2024

  • "A really enjoyable stay."

    The cottage is clean and comfortable with all the amenities you could need. Jo, the owner is very friendly and helpful. The location is convenient - not far from the beach and a half hour walk into Whitstable. There are convenience shops within 10 minutes walk. Lots to see in the area. Whitstable is a gem, and we also highly recommend Leeds Castle and Broadstairs. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2024

  • "We always enjoy our stays at Smallcroft."

    It is homely and well-equipped, but unfussy. The owner keeps everything spotlessly clean and in good condition. It has a real holiday feel and provides a welcome break!

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have stayed at Smallcroft several times and always enjoy our visit."

    There is generous off-street parking and it is in a pleasant and safe area. The bungalow itself has a good holiday feel and has a large garden. It is well maintained and cared for by Jo, the owner. She is always on hand to deal with any issues arising. In general, a home from home for us.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2023

  • "We found the cottage to be very clean and comfortable with all the equipment, bedding and towels etc."

    that we needed. Essentials such as washing-up liquid, toilet rolls, tea, coffee, sugar, fresh milk and biscuits were there when we arrived. There was also a beautifully decorated Christmas Tree for our pre-Christmas stay. Jo was very helpful and replied promptly to any queries that I had (by text). Location was good for the North Kent Coast. I would recommend Smallcroft to others and we would seek to rent it again if we return to the area.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was a perfect property for our needs."

    All the rooms were of a good size and that includes the bedrooms. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of everything so the use of the dishwasher is very economical. The lounge/diner had comfortable furniture and the substantial dining table was of a good size with comfortable chairs. Had the weather been a bit kinder we would have used the outside space for relaxing and dining in the evenings as the furniture provided was excellent. The location was ideal for us with nothing too far away and Whitstable is in easy walking distance even for our two young grand children. The Rose in Bloom pub/restaurant is a 10min walk and worth a visit either for a drink or tasty meal. The local beaches at Seasalter and Whitstable are nothing special so it is worth the 30 mins drive to sandy Minnis Bay (Birchington) where parking is free along the promenade plus there are the usual facilities such as toilets, restaurants, cafes and other types of food and drink outlets. It is worth checking tide times beforehand though as high tide does reach the prom walls. The owner Jo was lovely and very welcoming and keeps the property in excellent condition and we are already making plans to return there at some stage in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was a lovely little place to head back to each day after being out with the children visiting places around Kent."

    Had everything we needed to make the stay comfortable and easy. The tea, milk and biscuits left for us for our arrival helped with the long journey we had down to Kent - much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2023

  • "Smallcroft is a lovely well equiped bungalow."

    It's homely and done with very high detail to decoration and household contents. Would definitely recommend staying here. And would like to thank Jo (owner) for milk etc upon arrival. Nice meeting you too. Thanks again x

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2023

  • "Small niggle, but could do with blackout linings on the bedroom curtains."

    This time of year the bedroom was as bright as a sunroom by 5AM. Might not bother many people, but I couldn't sleep. Apart from that, very clean and comfortable and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay here."

    Beautifully clean and well equipped. 5 minutes walk to the sea to watch the most amazing sunsets. Had a text from the owner the day before to say tea coffee and biscuits had been provided for our arrival.

    Reviewed by Amelia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very enjoyable in a very nice cottage."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our third stay here."

    In summary, clean, comfortable, convenient, quiet! Lovely private back garden with seating. Great location - side road ten minutes walk from the beach and a few minutes walk from the end of the road in either direction to two convenience stores. 25 minute beach / seafront stroll to the centre of whitstable and 20 minutes by car to the centre of Canterbury.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Smallcroft is in a lovely location and was extremely clean and comfortable."

    Beds very comfortable and bedding was very fresh and pretty. Kitchen is quite small but fine if you don't want to produce gastronomic masterpieces. We were very happy with the accommodation and the location was very central to all the places that we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2023

  • "Beautifully kept property."

    Very clean and comfortable. Jo was very generous in leaving us the basics - tea, coffee, milk, etc. Also washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, towels and tea towels were provided - not always the case in holiday properties! Made us feel like Jo really cared about our stay.

    Reviewed by June5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation, well equipped."

    Spoke to our landlady on more than one occasion and found her very friendly. We would go again but found the journey from the north west a bit much.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0May 2023

  • "We always enjoy our stay at Smallcroft."

    It is comfortable and has all the facilities we need. There is a large garden to enjoy and excellent off road parking. There are very reasonable check in and check out times. It is also located close to the sea with a plesant walk into Whitstable and its surrounds.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Apr 2023

  • "This property is probably one of the best that I have stayed in recently."

    It is deceptively large, the lounge / dining room is enormous, and all of the bedrooms are roomy with good storage. The kitchen is well appointed, the bathroom very smart and modern and the overall standard of fixtures and fittings impressive. I feel that this bungalow is loved by it's owners, and I loved it too. Weather was against me , but on the one sunny evening the garden was a real sun trap, and plenty of seating to choose from.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely time in the cottage, the only issue is that the dishwasher was in an awkward position."

    It would also benefit from some local information leaflets or books but the owner did say to ask if we needed any information.

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Mar 2023

  • "What a clean and comfortable stay we had at Smallcroft."

    Everything we could have possibly needed, and more! We immediately felt at home after arriving. Only wish the weather had been better so that we could have enjoyed the back garden (but the toddler didn't mind splashing in the puddles, we even had a sprinkling of snow!) Would happily return :)

    Reviewed by Mialey5.0Mar 2023

  • "We particularly liked that there was double crockery/cutlery etc that anyone who has a dishwasher knows is essential."

    This is possibly the first property we've stayed in that does that. Dishwasher was a bit awkward to get to, but we'd still prefer that to having no dishwasher at all. Everything was good quality. Rooms were spacious - there were only three of us, but with five there would still have been ample space. Twin beds were a bit hard, but that's probably just personal preference, other beds were lovely. Location was great, within 10mins walk of the beach. Heating worked really well. Shower was powerful. Location was easy to find.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2022

  • "Warm, clean, comfortable, with ample parking for three cars and with all the amenities we needed so no complaints from us."

    The owner welcomed us and explained all the working of the property and also left some much welcomed milk tea and biscuits for our arrival. The weather was kind to us even though it was winter but not warm enough to enjoy the patio furniture which would have been nice. A small point which we would have liked was a kitchen blind as the next property is close enough to see into although we never experienced any problems. The fittings are there so assume it had recently come down/broke. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to return or recommend.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Nov 2022

  • "We regularly stay at Smallcroft and always enjoy a comfortable visit."

    The facilities are good and Jo, the owner, ensures it is well equipped. Glad of the garden and the off-road parking which is now very spacious. Just a couple of minutes from the beach too.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Smallcroft."

    The kitchen is more spacious than it looks in the photos and several of us were able to make drinks or snacks at the same time. We needed to request a change of bedding as my toddler was unwell and Jo was helpful and responsive. Very well thought out facilities, for example some places that are advertised as accommodating 5 would only have 5 plates, 5 mugs, 5 forks etc but there was plenty of everything meaning we could pop things in the dishwasher and still have another round of coffees. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Susie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous property, everything you could need is here."

    Property was immaculate and spacious. Good communication with owner and easy check in check out, highly recommended !

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely break and in hot weather."

    As such to have the outdoor comfortable space and the sea so near (3-4 minute walk) was great. We didn’t do a great deal of cooking but kitchen suited us. There’s no bath in bathroom but again that suited us and all very straightforward, clean and modern. The host, Jo, was lovely, very responsive and keen to ensure our stay was a good one. Would have liked to have had more details on what’a around locally and things to do. We were genuinely surprised (delighted) to find the sea so close! Worth noting that we didn’t use our car much at all, which was great, decent shop (Co-op) and pub in walking distance and we also walked along the coast to Whitstable (25-30 mins) which was gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jul 2022

  • "Always enjoy our stay at Smallcroft."

    It is very comfortable and suits our needs well. Lovely to make use of the garden this time.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage well looked after with all the facilities needed for a comfortable stay."

    Lovely garden area to relax in, quiet neighbourhood. Friendly and helpful owner, would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely little home from home near the beach, close to bars and restaurants."

    Location was great to visit local places .I.e. Canterbury, viking Bay and Faversham etc. Would of given 5 stars but the bed was really uncomfortable, needs to be looked into. It is managed very well and Jo messaged to let us know milk and refreshments where ready for when we arrived. Will definitely like to stay again but for a longer time.

    Reviewed by Kerrie3.8Jun 2022

  • "Returning customers."

    Clean, comfortable, quiet and convenient! Great WiFi. Great location for stroll along beach to whitstable town centre. Five minute walk to Co-op store. 15 minute drive via country lanes to Canterbury.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "A nice cottage in a quiet area of Seasalter."

    A lovely walk to Whitstable but a bus is available nearby. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds extremely comfortable. We hope to return soon as so many beautiful places to visit

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022

  • "A comfortable and enjoyable stay as usual."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2022

  • "A spacious holiday property in a excellent location."

    This bungalow was great for getting onto main roads which made it easy for touring all the coastline and inland. The property itself was like a tardis with plenty of room and two lovely outside seating area’s. Plenty of cutlery, plates, pots and pans etc. I recommend this holiday home and will stay again.

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very welcome house, clean, comfortable, nice pictures and decorations."

    Very big nice, tidy garden, with garden furniture. The kitchen is filled with all you might need. I only did not find a soup bowl (3l). When we arrived we found milk in the fridge and biscuits. It was nice. We felt welcome. The house is close to the beach. We enjoyed our walks along the beach. In summer time, it would be a perfect place to stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Anzela4.7Dec 2021

  • "Great stay again!"

    We were very comfortable and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2021

  • "How lovely to have a holiday let which provides lots of extras when so many others have the bare minimum - plates, cutlery, mugs etc all in generous quantity!"

    The location was perfect for our needs (visiting family and friends) with the bonus of a lovely walk along the beach to Whitstable - birdwatchers bring your binoculars! This was a comfortable, warm and homely place, with a lovely welcome from the owner. The wifi was good, oven, hob, dishwasher and washing machine all worked well. Only two downsides - the shower is only adequate and we could have done with an indoor airer for our washing and towels (November with a 2 year old) but this ticked every other box for us and was good value.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Property owner was really accommodating easy to reach and answered any questions we had quickly."

    We will definitely be booking this house in the future, great location, clean, warm, comfortable with plenty of space.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2021

  • "A little gem near the coast , with home comforts ."

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2021

  • "Probably the best holiday cottage we've stayed in."

    Stylish, comfortable, immaculate and had everything we needed. Not far from the beach and easy to walk into Whitstable.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Oct 2021

  • "The hosts were very helpful but discreet."

    The property was very well presented with ample space and excellent amenities. The garden was a very chilled and relaxing place to be. My wife and I were there for a month and found it to be comfortable and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2021

  • "A good base from which to explore."

    Clean and well-equipped. Single beds a bit worse for wear. Shower by far the least powerful we've used.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and as described, but some things were missing -things like a milk jug and sugar bowl, butter dish."

    also no waste paper baskets, only the bin in the kitchen and bathroom, some in the other rooms would be helpful. Also , for people who are not as able, a grab rail in shower would be helpful. Jo was very helpful, we had a leak in the bathroom which was quickly fixed. This was a very nice cottage, but a few personal touches would make it better. Its in a good position, near to everywhere.

    Reviewed by Tina4.4Aug 2021

  • "The furniture was comfortable, with very good beds and chairs and garden furniture, and the sitting room and garden were spacious."

    It was good to be so near the beach, and there were wonderful nearby walks. The kitchen was equipped with a good supply of plates and cutlery, but only one bowl of any kind. The shower, rather than a pleasant start to the day, was a daily battle to get water that wasn't far too hot. Some years ago I gave up taking salt and pepper to cottage holidays, since we always found it supplied, but here there was none, necessitating a quick dash to the - convenient and very well-stocked - nearby shop, before we could make our evening meal on arrival. Information about the area would have been welcome. A shame about the slow wifi which meant my son had to return to London sooner than planned - he could not work using it.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Jul 2021

  • "Well kept and very spacious, with an excellent garden."

    This is one of the nicest properties we have ever rented.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Comfortable, clean and beautifully presented tardis!"

    Looks small from the front but is actually very spacious. Lovely peaceful garden, quiet location that is just a 10 minute walk to the local Co-op and a 25 minute beach front stroll into whitstable. The bungalow has all necessary amenities and we plan to stay here again. The WiFi is slow - an issue in this area but that did not spoil our stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with everything you needed for a comfortable stay, lovely welcoming touch of biscuits tea coffe and milk."

    Clear laminated instructions for all appliances. Very friendly call the day before to confirm needs etc. Central for all the places we wanted to visit . If I had any criticisms at all they were minor . As a disabled guest I found the shower ample big enough for my needs but the floor of th shower base was slippy, we bought an inexpensive bath mat 1st day out, so problem solved, which will now stay in my suitcase for further travel and the broadband is a little slow. May be a problem with teenagers etc but was ok for us.loved the sky tv as the weather wasnt great during our stay but nothing to be done about that .would highly reccomend this property

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2021

  • "This was our second visit in a covid year which says something."

    Help was readily but unobtrusively on hand for a minor problem but generally our stay was trouble free and lovely .....only criticism...the bed I used had very definitely seen better days. High quality accommodation though.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7May 2021

  • "Welcome given and privacy allowed whilst at the property."

    Little extras provided on arrival; tea, coffee, milk etc. Use of a key box. I liked the garden and outside areas.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2021

  • "A beautiful place to stay."

    Clean warm and everything we needed. All instructions for a white goods were laminated and easy to follow. We even had a phone call the day before we went telling us that the door is now keycoded, how did we want the beds made up. She left us her phone number. We were lucky with the weather able to get out and about and explore the area. Found some wonderful country pubs for lunch. Everybody we met were very friendly. The garden was amazing shame it wasn’t quite warm enough to make full use of it. The only slight thing is broadband speed a bit slow but that didn’t spoil our holiday in anyway. We most definitely enjoyed the area. Thank you for making us feel so welcome in your home.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "Location is great and host great, they even put some milk in the fridge for our arrival."

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2020

  • "Smallcroft was a delight to stay in & plenty of furnishings for a growing family."

    The only negative was the poor internet speed. With a teen & tween it is on my must have list when booking a break away.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jul 2020

  • "We stayed at Smallcroft for 4 weeks, a lovely location close to the sea with a 5 minute drive or bus to the town of Whitstable."

    The cottage was spotless and comfortable, including Sky tv also wifi . Thanks for making our stay a nice experience. Rgds John and Chris

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "Really lovely welcoming cottage."

    Perfect location!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2020

  • "What a beautiful cosy bungalow."

    We had such a lovely stay there. Very clean. After a long journey to get there it was so welcoming to arrive to a warm cosy house. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Madeline4.4Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was much larger than shown on the internet, it was a very good size and I would say it would be great for a couple with a couple of children."

    I would recommend this cottage for anyone that is thinking about staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Oct 2019

  • "A very comfortable bungalow in a lovely area."

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2019

  • "A small but adequate cottage."

    Living room is pleasant and bedrooms are adequate, however bathroom and kitchen are very small with basic equipment. The garden is very nicely planned with lots of seating. We would have liked some information about the cottage such as recycling, nearest medical centre etc. Also suggestions of places to visit like restaurants, pubs, gardens, perhaps suggested by previous guests.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Sep 2019

  • "This cottage is comfortable and spotlessly clean,it is in an ideal position to explore the whole coastal area of north kent."

    . We found that some kitchen items that we needed to use were not there, casserole type dishes and measuring jugs would have been very useful as we like to cook several times within our stay,however we were able to improvise.Also a visiters book to leave feedback to the owners would be nice.On the whole a pleasant and comfy cottage.

    Reviewed by Norman4.7Jun 2019

  • "Better than expected very clean and comfortable the photos do not do it justice Would love to visit again"

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Apr 2019

  • "A very attractive cottage, bigger than expected with easy parking and a large garden."

    There is a small Co-op only 5 min walk away and it is close to a number of marshland areas for walks and bird watching. The milk, cake and tea/coffee were appreciated. We did miss a microwave and wooden spoon but overall we had a wonderful few days in spring-like weather and country quiet.

    Reviewed by Winifride4.7Feb 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single and trundle
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Lounge/diner.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Decked areas to the rear with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile. Please note: This property is not suitable for wheelchair users

The property

This timber framed bungalow is situated in the village of Seasalter, Kent, a little coastal estuary town next to its busier neighbour Whitstable.

Equally perfect for families or friends, Smallcroft is a ground floor retreat with a light and fresh interior, welcoming guests to its doors all-year-round.

Comprising a collection of quality rooms, this cottage has been thoughtfully designed to promote comfort and relaxation every day of your holiday.

Inside, discover a contemporary kitchen backed by deep red tiles, and a comfy lounge/diner where you can gather together with your loved ones, morning through to evening.

There is a collection of bedrooms to choose from as the night draws in, including a double with bedside tables and a chest of drawers, a stylish twin, and a single option which also features a trundle bed should you wish to bring along extra guests.

The shower room is decorated in a marble effect, somewhere of quality to get ready during your stay.

Outside is just as appealing, previewing a raised decked area with furniture, as well as a lower tier with comfy seating, your homely place to relax under the sunshine.

The beach at Seasalter is mainly shingle and sand and therefore quieter than the sandy bays at Westgate-on-Sea which is just along the coast.

Whitstable is a quaint coastal town, with cobbled streets, quirky shops and a well-visited fishing harbour.

Take a trip to Faversham where you can take a guided tour.

A charming holiday experience to build some memories.

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

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About the location


Whitstable 2 miles; Herne Bay 6 miles; Canterbury 5 miles; Faversham 5 miles; Westgate-on-Sea 10 miles.

Seasalter is a pretty village located by the sea on the north coast of Kent, between the towns of Whitstable and Faversham. The beach at Seasalter is mainly shingle and sand and therefore quieter than the more sandy bays at Westgate-on-Sea which is just along the coast. Seasalter Sailing Club, which has a clubhouse on Faversham Road, hosts catamaran boats which race on the River Swale Estuary, and there is also a private Water Ski Club with launch ramp. The Sportsman is a very popular pub and restaurant, earning a Michelin-star in 2008, so if you are celebrating a special event while visiting Seasalter this offers a mouthwatering menu, just make sure to book in advance. Public transport is very well covered in this village with regular buses to Canterbury, Whitstable and Faversham, each place offering visitors a day full of interest. Canterbury is ideal for a day exploring historic houses, taking walks or boat trips along the river, visiting a museum or two, a theatre evening or just enjoying a browse around the shops. A little less well known is that in Canterbury The Spitfire Ground is home to Kent County Cricket Club, and as well as cricket hosts other events during the year, so if a day of "leather on willow" is just for you or maybe a music event is more your scene, look to see what is on during your stay. Whitstable is a quaint coastal town, with cobbled streets, quirky shops and a well -visited fishing harbour where you can buy fish straight off of the boats, and if you want something to wash it down with, then take a trip to Faversham where you can take a guided tour around Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewery dating back to 1698 and select a bottle to take home. After all the tours and sampling you may feel a day of walks and beachcombing could be just what you need, so pack a picnic and with a beach towel and a hat to shield the sun, make for the beach at Seasalter and enjoy the sound of the waves and the scent of the sea!

Please note: This property is not suitable for wheelchair users

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas