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Woodlands By The Sea Cottage

Sholden, Kent (Ref. 1052742)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic holiday, and enjoyed the house and gardens very much."

    It's a real gem not to be missed. We were made to feel very welcome with our two young children who loved it. Enjoyed using it as our base to explore the surrounding areas and visit family. A very spacious, well equipped and beautiful property. Thank you

    Reviewed by OliviaMay 2022

  • "Nice cottage great location"

    Reviewed by AlanMar 2022

  • "We had a very pleasant stay everything we wanted was available lovely surroundings thanks"

    Thank you for your very positive feedback. We’re so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you to stay at Woodlands By The Sea Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnFeb 2022

  • "What a great postion, we found it very comfortable and clean, very doggy ..."

    What a great postion, we found it very comfortable and clean, very doggy friendly, would highly recommend, would go back, great walks and deal beach easy to reach

    Thank you for your feedback Chris and I’m glad you all enjoyed your stay here. We look forward to seeing you again at some point in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisJan 2022

  • "A really lovely property which is surprisingly spacious."

    Host was very welcoming and helpful

    Thank you for your feedback Melanie. It’s great to know you both enjoyed your stay at Woodlands By The Sea Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelanieJan 2022

  • "Our second time to stay at Woodlands by the Sea Cottage - and just as lovely to be there in the winter as in the summer."

    Nicely decorated for the festive season - visiting the town of Deal during the Christmas period was very enjoyable and we were lucky enough to get lots of walks in along the coast and over the Cliffs of Dover. Thank you Dianne for making us feel welcome - we had a very lovely peaceful Christmas.

    Reviewed by ReginaDec 2021

  • "Nice property, just a 2 mile walk from Deal seafront."

    Makes a nice walk with the dogs. Plenty of room to walk the dogs in the woods for their morning and evening ablutions. Nice large property with 2 lovely bedrooms. Loads of room for 2 couples upstairs but living room area may be a little cozy with 4 people in there. Kitchen was well equipped, but one thing my wife commented on was the lack of a measuring jug, or ovenproof dishes in which to prepare casserole type meals. The only 2 negatives for us was, it was very bad weather with storm Arlene blowing a gale and we could not get the rooms to heat up further than what they were set for. Tried to just turn the dial up a few degrees on the boiler, but to no avail.. Nothing in the notes and we didn't want to start messing with any of the boiler settings. Also didn't want to annoy the owners every 5 minutes. The sofa in the living room was not great at all. I think it must be amongst the top 3 list of uncomfortable things I've ever sat on. I would defy anyone to sit still for more than 10 minutes without having to rearrange their buttocks. We only had a 3 night break, so none of these things spoiled our stay, but I think a week would have been a different matter.

    Hi Gary First of all, it was great having you here and thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you had an enjoyable stay overall but i'd like to respond to a few points you have made. 1. The heating has been checked and it is working, and is not pre-set. It is up to guests to determine the level of heating based on their requirements, as specified on Point 2 in the house manual. 2. Thank you for identifying certain Kitchen equipment that we could bring in, we will follow up on that. I'm sorry that you experienced such terrible weather and thank you again for your comments. Dianne Property Owner

    Reviewed by GaryNov 2021

  • "Dianne the 'host' was most welcoming the property was spacious, well appointed and very comfortable."

    The location was lovely, scenic, atmospheric and very quiet. Highly recommend this holiday property.

    Thank you very much for your feedback Mark. I’m pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully we’ll see you again at some point in the future. Dianne Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2021

  • "Lovely place, certainly didn't disappoint."

    Particularly enjoyed watching the squirrels in the garden.

    Reviewed by SueSep 2021

  • "Great location and very helpful."

    Would of liked a dishwasher.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2021

  • "Great cottage and location, lots to see and do Locally - my only critique is that the size of the fridge was far too small for a family of four."

    It meant we had to shop daily. The grounds are stunning , the rooms really spacious and lots of living space too

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2021

  • "Lovely holiday cottage in an excellent location, the property is spacious with large bright rooms, tastefully decorated."

    Shared garden and enclosed paddock which the dog appreciated. Our host Dianne was very helpful and accommodating, I would highly recommend and would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by DenisJul 2021

  • "This was the best holiday cottage we have ever booked, Very spacious accommodation set in what would have a large private family home and private estate."

    Now is a piecefull setting close to all Kent coastal towns and places of interests.

    Reviewed by IsabelJun 2021

  • "A lovely week staying in this delightful cottage, with easy access to the coast for walking and enjoying the sea side."

    Also many interesting places to visit, particularly the pretty towns and villages near by.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2021

  • "Good location to explore this part of Kent."

    Quiet area with a lovely garden. Was very impressed with Deal, visited a few years ago and has improved to the extent we will come again.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time at Woodlands by Sea Cottage."

    Dianne was most welcoming and we were very impressed by the little extras ie spare slippers and dressing gowns and a lovely chilled bottle of Cava. The area was full of things to explore from the Petticoat Lane Emporium in Ramsgate to the lovely wild and windy Dungeness. Sandwich Bay was beautiful and the town was very quaint. Deal itself was very interesting with the lovely little streets and tiny cottages. We will definitely return to explore some more. Regina Aoife and Niamh

    Reviewed by ReginaMay 2021

  • "Positives: Friendly and helpful landlord Pleasant rural location Comfortable bed Negatives: The maisonette is directly connected to the next door property via a wooden door."

    This allows a significant amount of noise to transfer between the two properties. The allocated parking space is in an unpaved wooded area away from the property where my car unfortunately got covered in bird droppings. Reliable internet service, but the WiFi signal extends to the lounge area only. No dishwasher and the fridge is very small.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage - real home from home, has everything you need."

    We stayed here whilst work was being undertaken in our own home. The owner left lovely treats for us and the dog and was on hand to make sure we were ok after an unexpected power cut (Not a usual thing). Lovely private location with good walks nearby. Lots to do in the local area.

    Dec 2020

  • "We had a peaceful and relaxing weekend in the lovely cottage."

    Great to get away to such a pretty area and just before #lockdown2, so great timing

    Tim & SusanneNov 2020

  • "Thanks for everything including the Cava!"

    Cottage is lovely and had everything we needed (including biscuits)

    Monika & PaulOct 2020

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay!"

    It's been a wonderfully relaxing break away from the city. The accommodation is both snug and spacious and well situated for exploration. Thank you as well for the supplies to get started - Much appreciated!

    Alex & GeorginaOct 2020

  • "Thank you for towels to dry the dog and his treats that he loved."

    Thank you for the bottle of prosecco and I did manage to make a meal on the stove (eventually). Had a great holiday, weather kind to us. Enjoyed the help that you gave us when needed. Brilliant holiday, thanks

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2020

  • "The cottage was in a lovely quiet position, it was attractive and comfortable."

    There was everything we needed in It . There were lots of places of interest to visit. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by LucySep 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Woodlands by the Sea cottage."

    The cottage is in a lovely quiet setting and is very comfortable. There are many places of interest to visit in the area and owner is very welcoming and helpful.

    Sep 2020

  • "We had a nice stay in your lovely cottage, it met our expectations."

    Fully equipped cottage and we felt comfortable with that homely feel. We liked the area and went to many places we'd never ventured to before.

    Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Woodlands By The Sea Cottage."

    The cottage is well-presented and spacious. It is in a great location, close to the sea and many coastal towns. We would recommend the cottage to others.

    Aug 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shared lawn and gravelled area with furniture
  • 2 well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: This property is interconnected to the one next door via doors on the ground and first floors, which will be locked unless booking together
  • Please note: there is a £25 pet supplement

The property

A bright and airy holiday cottage resting in the perfect position for all matters of countryside and coastal wonders, Woodlands By The Sea Cottage makes a fantastic choice for an escape to Kent.

Suited to couples, families or groups of friends, the cottage can be found settled on the outskirts of the quaint village of Sholden, with all of Dover, Ramsgate, Canterbury and much more just a scenic drive away.

The sitting area of the open-plan living space boasts a beautifully bright interior, with ample seating for all to unwind and catch up on the day's events in front of the television.

Sitting behind the feature fireplace you will find both the kitchen and dining area, where you can pull up a chair at the table while your home-cooked meal simmers happily on the hob, the well-equipped kitchen offering plenty of preparation space and even a convenient washing machine for your self-catered stay!

Also on the ground floor rests a handy cloakroom, while taking the stairs to the first floor will lead you to the two beautifully-presented double bedrooms, both hosting a colourful mix of furniture as well as plenty of storage space, both bedrooms offer the perfect place to snuggle down in each evening.

Make the most of the sun in the mornings by sitting out and dining alfresco in the shared garden area, gathering your essential breakfast ingredients from the local store in Sholden; a quaint village home to a shops, pub, Grade II* listed church and a cricket field, it has all you need and more for a self-catered stay.

While the surrounding villages also offer a good selection of amenities, real wonder can be found within the historic cathedral city of Canterbury, originally built by the Romans, you can still see evidence of its historic past in its cobbled streets and timber-framed houses at its medieval centre, along with wonderful attractions including the Canterbury Roman Museum, The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge and Canterbury Historic River Tours, all perfect for those looking for a day rich in enticing culture, while the Westgate Gardens, Greyfriars Gardens, golf club and driving range and riverside eateries all make the perfect idyllic day out.

If golf is your game then there are 12 courses within a 30 minute journey, but Royal Cinque Ports, Royal St. Georges and Kingsdown are within an easy distance.

Visit the Historic, medieval town of Sandwich, where you can tour its waterways and view its architecture.

Head to Dover to discover its imposing white chalk cliffs, or enjoy a day in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for breathtaking scenery and remarkable nature, for a day you are sure to remember.

Woodlands By The Sea Cottage is a fantastic choice for an escape to Kent.

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About the location


Dover 9.5 miles; Ramsgate 14 miles; Canterbury 18.8 miles

A modest village resting adjacent to the town of Deal, Sholden makes a wonderful holiday base for exploring Kent at any time of year. The village benefits from being within close reach of both coastal and countryside attractions, with the neighbouring towns also offering a wide selection of amenities. Within the village itself there is both a local shop and a pub called The Sportsman offering good food and entertainment throughout the year, as well as there being an impressive Grade II* listed church, St Nicholas, and a cricket field. Sholden is also known to be home to the start of the Miner's Way Trail, a beautiful hiking route linking up the coalfield parishes of East Kent, while even more remarkable walks can be found in the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with a plethora of terrains to explore from scattered farmsteads to ancient woods, you can find wonder around every corner. The beautiful South Foreland Heritage Coast is also within driving distance, with its famed high chalk cliffs that stretch from Dover halfway to Deal, it's a true marvel to be seen. Deal is a quintessentially English seaside town and provides its visitors with beautiful seascapes overlooking a pebble beach, a historic castle, picturesque pier and quaint streets housing independent shops to explore. Canterbury, Rasmgate and Dover are all within easy reach too, making Sholden a true delight from which to explore the South of England.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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