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.

Ideally situated in the heart of the picturesque seaside town of Whitstable, this welcoming cottage offers cosy and attractive accommodation for a family or a couple seeking a charming holiday retreat which is close to a range of great shops, pubs and restaurants. With plenty of space for four guests, this tastefully updated traditional fisherman’s cottage has been elegantly decorated and is within 0.5 miles of Whitstable’s popular attractions, including the shingle beach, the working harbour and the 18th-century castle.

Stepping into this stylish property you will find the delightful dining room which leads through to a cosy and inviting lounge. With plenty of comfortable seating, TV/DVD and iPod dock, this is a great space for relaxation at the end of a great day out. There’s also a sleek, fully equipped galley-style kitchen where you can enjoy preparing your favourite meals. Accessed via steep cottage-style stairs, the first-floor features two attractive bedrooms: a chic twin and a king-size room with an en-suite shower room. Heading outside you can unwind with a glass of wine in the evening in the fully enclosed patio garden.

The delightful seaside town of Whitstable is known for its fantastic choice of seafood – oysters in particular – brought ashore via the working harbour. Whitstable is home to an annual Oyster Festival and there are plenty of great places to eat and drink. The town has a range of independent shops, boutiques and delicatessens and there are opportunities for water sports, swimming and sunbathing. You can enjoy beautiful walks along the beach to the villages of Tankerton (1 mile) and Seasalter (2 miles) or visit the picturesque town of Herne Bay (5.5 miles) and the historic cathedral city of Canterbury (7 miles).

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/medium dog welcome
  • Roadside parking available locally
  • Shops, pubs, and beach within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Sam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracey 30th December 2019

Great dog friendly cottage in the heart of Whitstable.

Reviewed by Karen 4th October 2019

This cottage is in a great location for Whitstable harbour, the beach and the town. It is dog friendly with an enclosed garden at the rear.

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.

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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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