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The Garden House Cottage

(Ref. 1131940)

Whitstable, Kent Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice and light and airy."

    A great location with the all important off street parking. Air fryer was a revelation, instructions in the bottom drawer. Lovely walk in shower and only a nice stroll into town. Stop at Ark music and coffee on your way in. We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Nov 2023

  • "As there was no cooker at the property it would have been useful to have had an instruction manual for the ninja fryer, for people like myself who have not used one before."

    Also strange there was an ironing board but no iron. Have stayed at many of Sykes cottages, but this is the first where there has been no sort of welcome on arrival or any advise on the area,in fact had there been a problem there wasn’t anyone to contact, very impersonal. On the good side once we found our way around the area, the cottage is in an excellent position for exploring Whitstable.

    Thank you for your feedback. The instruction book was in the bottom drawer of the Cottage kitchen. We have checked and the instruction bok is still there and we will insure that it is visible in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela3.4Sep 2023

  • "The property generally was quite good but with a few problems."

    1. The wooden slats under the mattress were damaged causing the mattress to fall though them the first time I used it. I managed to patch them up temporarily. 2. The bedding was awful. All polyester- causing my wife and I to sweat profusely, made worse by the warm weather. We ended up buying a new cotton duvet cover, sheet and pillowcases. 3. The shower was excellent (one of the best I have ever used) but the shallowness of the shower tray meant I had to keep checking to see if it was overflowing. 4. Wi-Fi. Couldn't get it to work on any of our devices. Maybe it was my ineptitude. Maybe it was the complicated password which had been written with amendments added to it. Very frustrating. I gave up with it. 5. The Ninja had not been washed/cleaned prior to our arrival. There was a significant amount of oil and food residue left in it. I cleaned the inside containers myself but they were pretty grubby and needed soaking, suggesting to me they had not been cleaned properly for some time. 6. The house itself was good apart from the above niggles. The location was fantastic with easy walking access to the beach, Whitstable and Tankerton. The bus stopping outside was a real bonus allowing us to travel to Canterbury and Herne Bay. 7. Sykes. I didn't like doing business with the rental company. I thought the tone of their emails to be abrupt bordering on threatening. I was surprised by the booking fee. They charged me for a pet which I did not request. I won't book through them again.

    I welcome your feedback, The bed has been attended to bed and the iron has been replaced. I am sorry that these niggles affected the full pleasure of your stay in my cottage and have reported to the company your references to their tone of doing business was not as I thught this to be Again many thanks for your feedback. Marion the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joseph3.4Sep 2023

  • "Small but adequate, comfortable very clean,in a wonderful location."

    Near the beach ,very close to Whitstable, herne bay 10 mins drive.bus stop just outside.quite neighbour hood.very much recommend

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Central heating.Ninja Air Cooker, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear garden with gravelled area and purpose-built decking with table and chairs
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and beach 0.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There is ramp access to the front of the property
  • Note: Freedom passes can be used on bus service into Whitstable and Canterbury
  • Note: Dogs at a charge of £50; please keep dogs off the furniture
  • Travel cot and Highchair available upon request
  • Sorry no facility for charging electrical vehicles of any kind
  • Note: Whitstable Castle, 0.3 miles
  • Note: Off-road parking for 1 car immediately in front of the cottage garden, with 3 additional parking spaces on owner land at the side of the property in Park Avenue
  • PLEASE NOTE: This property can be booked in conjunction with The Superior Garden House (Property Reference 1131939) creating accommodation for up to 10 guests and have a shared garden
  • Small bed available upon request for an extra guest
  • Please note the property only accepts 1 dog - no other pets allowed

The property

Well-positioned in the picturesque seaside town of Whitstable, Kent discover this splendid single-storey annexe, The Garden Cottage.

Benefitting from all ground-floor accommodation, off-road, private parking and close access to the local amenities and coast, The Garden Cottage welcomes two guests, perfect for a couple or even two friends seeking a peaceful retreat in this marvellous corner of England.

Upon entering your new abode, kick back and unwind in the inviting sitting area, complete with TV so you can catch up on your favourite shows after a long day of exploring.

Allow your other half to whip up a delicious homecooked meal in the well equipped home-from-home kitchen, comprising a Ninja Air Cooker, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and washer/dryer, before settling down to tuck in over a cold glass of wine.

If you prefer to make the most of your stunning surroundings, move mealtimes outdoors onto the private patio and stargaze the evening away.

Awaiting you along the hallway is a charming double bedroom, where you can unwind and relax until your ready to catch some well-deserved rest; alternatively, freshen up with use of the sleek shower room and head out to the nearest pub!

When you’re ready to explore what Whitstable has to offer, head to the coast to spend time strolling the lush sands of Whitstable Beach Front; roam the historic grounds of Whitstable Castle and Gardens, a beautifully-preserved landmark in the centre of the town, as well as the picturesque woodlands of Duncan Down, perfect for ambling your surroundings on foot, before returning back to the centre for delicious pub meal at The Peter Cushing.

If the heavens do decide to open during your stay, a day spent at the Whitstable Swimming Pool or the MFA Bowl bowling alley will help to keep all the family thoroughly entertained!

For a taste of history, visit the iconic city of Canterbury, home to Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey and Canterbury Roman Museum, all before delighting in dinner and drinks in one of the city's numerous superb restaurants, bars, cafes or pubs.

Impress the one you love with a romantic getaway to Kent by booking a stay at The Garden Cottage.

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

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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.

Please note the property only accepts 1 dog - no other pets allowed

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas