Enjoy a family meal together
A contemporary finish
Cosy lounge area
Kitchen area
Bright and airy double bedroom
Enjoy arestful night's sleep
Dressing room for king-size bedroom
En-suite shower room
Twin bedroom with feature fireplace
Finishing touches in the twin bedroom
The harbour is just a 2 minute walk away
Modern tiled and deck garden, perfect for entertaining
A warm welcome awaits
1 / 14  Enjoy a family meal together
2 / 14  A contemporary finish
3 / 14  Cosy lounge area
4 / 14  Kitchen area
5 / 14  Bright and airy double bedroom
6 / 14  Enjoy arestful night's sleep
7 / 14  Dressing room for king-size bedroom
8 / 14  En-suite shower room
9 / 14  Twin bedroom with feature fireplace
10 / 14  Finishing touches in the twin bedroom
11 / 14  Bathroom
12 / 14  The harbour is just a 2 minute walk away
13 / 14  Modern tiled and deck garden, perfect for entertaining
14 / 14  A warm welcome awaits

Crab Cottage

Whitstable, Kent
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional fishermen’s cottage sleeping four guests
  • Beautifully updated to create a sleek and stylish holiday home
  • Enclosed courtyard garden to the rear of the property
  • Fantastic central location in the seaside town of Whitstable
  • Just a few minutes’ walk from shops, restaurants, and the seafront
  • Situated just seven miles from Canterbury and 17 miles from Margate
Property code: WCC06

Beautiful fishermen’s cottage sleeping four guests, beautifully styled in a sleek, elegant fashion to create a stunning holiday cottage in the heart of Whitstable.

This property is located in the heart of the seaside town of Whitstable in East Kent, with an excellent range of shops, pubs, and restaurants all within a short walk of the cottage’s front door. The town is, rightfully, a favourite destination for foodies and many of the restaurants and bistros pride themselves on their use of local produce, particularly the freshly caught seafood. The beach here and round the bay in nearby Tankerton, makes a lovely place to enjoy seaside strolls, but for wide sandy beaches, visitors should head to the nearby towns of Margate and Broadstairs which both offer plenty of space for playing games, swimming, and sunbathing.

The front door of this stylish property opens into the dining room, a semi-open plan room which leads past the stairs and on to the elegant lounge. There are two sofas here on which to relax, as well as a TV/DVD, iPod dock, and CD player for guests to enjoy. Moving towards the back of the cottage, guests will find the sleek, contemporary kitchen, which is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. The bathroom, which offers a shower-over-bath and WC is also located on the ground floor. Steep, cottage-style stairs lead to the first floor, where there are two attractive bedrooms, both of which are decorated in a chic, understated style. The first of these is a king-size room which benefits from an en-suite shower and WC. The second bedroom, meanwhile, is a restful twin room which can be made up as a super-king-size room on request at time of booking.

Outside, there is a fully-enclosed patio garden to the rear of the property, which is a great spot for enjoying alfresco dining. There is roadside parking available locally.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin (can be made up as a super-king on request at time of booking)
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD, CD player, and iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Steep, cottage-style stairs lead to the first floor
  • High chair, stair gate, and travel cot available
  • 1 small dog welcome
  • Roadside parking available locally
  • Shops, pubs, and beach within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Paul.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Sarah 20th July 2019

Crab cottage was a super sweet place with everything we needed it was also lovely and clean. Just a short walk to the beach, shops and lovely cafes and restaurants. Unfortunately, the on street parking was difficult and the car parks are expensive but that was the only negative in an otherwise lovely holiday.

Reviewed by Michael 22nd June 2019

very happy with location to main town and pubs.

Reviewed by Tricia 5th October 2018

Ideal location Cute cottage Good standard overall

Reviewed by Sue 24th August 2018

The cottage was beautifully decorated and well equipped. Very convenient for high street and harbour. Sweet garden. Parking is tricky

Reviewed by Hazel 17th August 2018

Stylish, bright and cosy - an ideal spot to explore Whitstable and surrounding towns from.

Reviewed by Johnny 10th August 2018

We are from Belgium and it was our first holiday in England. Thanks to the fantastic stay in the Crab Cottage, and the wonderful city of Whitstable we felll in love with the British hospitallity. The cottage was perfect for our small family, everything was clean on arrival, lots of usefull equipment. We also loved the fact that everything was so neRead morearby, the beach, the shops, restaurants, Canterburry etc.We will certainly return to England and search for a stay in a holiday cottage. Don't Brexit Hide

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Enjoy a family meal together
A contemporary finish
Cosy lounge area
Kitchen area
Bright and airy double bedroom
Enjoy arestful night's sleep
Dressing room for king-size bedroom
En-suite shower room
Twin bedroom with feature fireplace
Finishing touches in the twin bedroom
Show 2 moreThe harbour is just a 2 minute walk away


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Whitstable is one of Kent’s most popular seaside towns, not only for its long shingle beaches, dotted with colourful huts and houses, but also for its annual Oyster Festival, when the town really comes alive. Here you can sample this renowned delicacy which has been collected in the area since Roman times and brings visitors from all over the globe to get a glimpse of the first catch of the season. Still a working harbour, you can sample a plethora of seafood from the stalls and restaurants as you watch the fishing boats return from sea, or pop up to the bohemian main street with its quirky colourful shops and galleries. Keep to the seaside theme and hire bikes to ride along the coast to Herne Bay just two miles away, or try the famous inland Crab and Winkle Way, which follows the old railway line between Whitstable and Canterbury and is packed with history and nostalgia. Relax with lazy days at the beach, building sandcastles and exploring hidden rock pools or take a long walk along the vast stretch of shingle beach. The area has lots of other beach walks, as well many country and woodland trails nearby, perfect for both you and the family dog! For a little culture, pay a visit to the town’s famous 18th century Castle and Gardens, Playhouse Theatre and Whitstable Museum and Gallery, all perfect for an afternoon or evening out. Only eight miles north of the cathedral city of Canterbury with its popular glass-fronted Marlowe Theatre, you are also just half an hour away from the up-and-coming seaside town of Margate and 45 minutes away from the port of Dover with its famous white cliffs. Slightly further afield, you will find the historic Cinque Ports towns of amongst others, Rye, Hastings and Tenterden where you will find a variety of spectacular monuments and beautiful castles to visit with all the family. Whitstable really is the perfect place for those who want to get back to how holidays used to be – full of fun, adventure and family.

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