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Coast Guard House

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Swalecliffe, Kent Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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9 Customer Reviews

  • "When it rained on our last evening there The kitchen ceiling sprang a couple of ..."

    When it rained on our last evening there The kitchen ceiling sprang a couple of leaks in the corner on the right hand side just as you enter the kitchen from the hallway, so maybe needs looking at before it gets worse, also caravan two doors down caught fire on new years evening and we hosted the families that it affected by helping them over the fences and into us until the fire brigade got it under control, very scary at the time as the wind was very strong and causing the fire to spread very fast in the direction away from us but had the wind been in our direction the danger would have been far worse especially with the caravan sight behind us So we assume the fire damage will be a bit of an eyesore for anyone due to stay there soon Our new year went a bit different to plan but it was one we definitely won’t forget for a long time, we had intended to see the new year in in the hot tub but missed out on that one for obvious reasons And then the wind refused to drop over our last two days there the time my husband and l had set aside for just the two of us having some alone time and use of the hot tub having packed our children and grandchildren off home just didn’t pan out but never mind it was still a great break away

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2023

  • "It was a lot of money for a weekend, so having to go out to buy toilet rolls and kitchen towel was a tad annoying."

    Otherwise a great location.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Sep 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our week at Coast Guard House."

    Proximity to beach was a real plus. The owners were very quick and efficient at helping us the first day with several issues. We hope to return in the future. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2023

  • "Five generations of our family stayed together from 86 to 2, we all had a wonderful stay."

    sun sets were amazing. the local area provided interest for us all. the food and host hospitality at the local pub was stunning.

    Reviewed by Derick4.7Aug 2022

  • "The property and setting are lovely and suited our group very well."

    Easy to reach and a reasonable distance from several towns that are worthwhile visiting. Looking forward to a return stay.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2022

  • "I booked Coast Guard House pretty last minute for my dad's 60th birthday (I had been let down by another property on a different website) and it was perfect, exactly what I was looking for and more!"

    We were a group of 10 adults plus one small dog and at no point did we feel on top of each other or cramped together. Bedrooms are really spacious (with the exception of the bunk bed room) with extremely comfy beds. The view from the house was lovely and even better from the hot tub in the garden! There's also a gate at the bottom of the garden which leads you directly to the beach. Ideal location as well, half way between Herne Bay and Whitstable. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2022

  • "Perfect retreat for a larger family."

    Well equipped and comfortable. Great views and easy access to sea front. Hot tub was a great hit! Only downside was one shower not enough for 8 adults when you want to get out early in the day. Very attentive and thoughtful owners. Loved the drawer of games and puzzles, though we had such beautiful weather they weren’t needed. Easy walking distance to Herne Bay and Whitstable along the wide paved seafront. Very pushchair/wheelchair friendly. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Jun 2022

  • "Lovely quiet location (we went out of season) great views, easy access to beach."

    House is so comfortable and clean, and equipped with everything we needed. Hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0May 2022

  • "An excellent property."

    Very clean, exactly as described, and with owners who were very quickly responsive to our queries. Strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Apr 2022

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x Super king, 1 x king size, 2 x double 1 x twin bunk bed
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Hot tub
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, hot tub and furniture
  • Two well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Hot tub will be available from 13th February 2021
  • Please be advised: This property has a slipway available adjacent to the property, suitable for launching small vessels/jets skis/sailing boats and motor boats
  • Please ask the owner for the key if required
  • Off road parking for several small vessels

The property

Nestled in Swalecliffe, Kent and close to amenities, Coast Guard House is an impressive, spacious property for a family holiday by the sea.

The house boasts five bedrooms, one of which lies on the ground-floor near to a ground-floor bathroom, making Coast Guard House ideal for a multi-generational family.

At the front of the house, you will find off-road parking and an enclosed lawn and patio, before entering the house and stepping into the bright and airy sitting/dining room with spectacular views of the coast; make yourself comfortable on the sofas, turn on the woodburning stove and treat yourself to a family film night.

The kitchen is large and perfect for preparing your family's favourite meal, with plenty of room for cooking together.

The first bedroom sits on the ground-floor and contains a double bed and has access to an enclosed, rear decking area.

There is also a ground-floor bathroom with a roll top bath for a well-earned soak after a day by the sea.

Heading upstairs to unpack and settle in, there are four more bedrooms; three double rooms, one of which is the master room with spectacular sea views, and one twin room.

There is also a family shower room; pop your towel on the heated towel rail and let it get toasty whilst you enjoy the fabulous walk-in shower.

Make use of the front patio on warm summer evenings by dining alfresco and taking in the sea views.

Situated in Swalecliffe, you will be close by to plenty of amenities, such as shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés for dining out and wandering around a lovely little suburb.

Whitstable is just a short drive west and another wonderful seaside suburb, where you can wander along Whistable harbour, try the fresh seafood and spend the day at the beach, or follow the Crab and Winkle Way for a long walk taking you all the way to Canterbury.

For a bustling seaside town full of history and culture, head east to Margate for a family day out visiting sandy beaches, Dreamland, an iconic amusement park featuring the UK's oldest wooden rollercoaster, Margate Caves or the Turner Contemporary gallery.

Of course, there are plenty of fish and chip shops and seafood stalls to try.

Canterbury sits just south of Coast Guard House and is a quaint little city with a spectacular cathedral and cathedral gates; catch a performance at the Marlowe Theatre, explore Westgate Gardens or take an interactive tour of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales.

With beautiful coastlines and historical towns, Coast Guard House is a fantastic base to house the whole family for a memorable get together.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Whitstable 2.3 miles; Herne Bay 3.4 miles; Canterbury 6.6 miles; Dover 22.8 miles.

Swalecliffe is on the north coast of Kent, between Whitstable and Herne Bay, and dates back to the Norman times with sketches of its local church, which no longer remains. The small suburb is home to a beach, the Long Rock Nature Reserve, some great pubs and bars, a train station, a fish and chip shop, a post office, a Mediterranean restaurant and the shoreside Seaview Holiday Park. Further along the coast, to the suburb of Tankerton there is a larger selection of amenities and a shingle beach with a promenade and colorful huts. The nearby village of Chestfield has a golf course, whilst in the other direction the seaside town of Whitstable has a Heritage museum in a 17th century building, a stunning harbour and an array of restaurants serving local produce. Take a drive to Herne Bay, the seaside town which offers an iconic 18th century waterfront clock tower, as well as local museums and art galleries, the lovely Herne Bay Memorial Park and of course, the popular beach!

Please note: This property will only accept a Saturday check in during the months of June and July.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas