Relax in the enclosed courtyard
Dine alfresco
Enclosed patio area
Tennis court nearby
1 / 6  Relax in the enclosed courtyard
2 / 6  Lounge
3 / 6  Dine alfresco
4 / 6  Bedroom
5 / 6  Enclosed patio area
6 / 6  Tennis court nearby

Island Cottage

Whitstable, Kent
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
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

  • Former coastguard’s cottage sleeping five guests
  • Period property with well-maintained original features
  • Beautifully designed garden to the rear of the property
  • Ideal location close to Whitstable town centre, a short walk from shops and pubs
  • Just a few seconds from the sea front, overlooking the beachside tennis courts
  • Ideal location for exploring Kent, or even enjoying a day trip to France
Property code: WCC08

Former coastguard’s cottage accommodating five guests, situated in a quiet corner of the seaside town of Whitstable, and yet is just a short walk from the seafront, shops, and restaurants.

This cottage is situated in a residential area of Whitstable, directly opposite the beachside tennis courts and just a few hundred yards from one of the town’s best-loved cafes, which also doubles as a fashionable shop. There are plenty of other places to eat in town, many more than could be sampled in one week, and there will be no need for guests to cook at all, should they wish to have a break from kitchen chores whilst away. There is plenty more to see and do in the town besides shopping and eating, including browsing the art galleries, walking on the beach, taking a stand-up paddleboarding lesson, or perhaps enjoying a show at the theatre.


The cosy heart of this three-storey cottage is the comfortable, welcoming lounge/diner where there are two inviting sofas to relax on, a warming open fire in the fireplace, stripped wooden floor, a TV/DVD, and a CD player. Moving through to the kitchen, guests will find breakfast-bar seating, and all the equipment they will need including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine, as well as a stable door which leads out to the garden. Upstairs, two of the property’s three bedrooms can be found on the first floor: the first being a double room with sea views, whilst the other is a peaceful single room. The bathroom can also be found on the first floor and offers a bath, separate shower, and WC. The third bedroom is located on the second floor of the cottage and is accessed through the 2nd bedroom, its another double room which offers lovely views across the bay.


Outside, there is a beautifully designed garden to the rear of the property with contemporary-style garden furniture and a BBQ to help guests to really make the most of this space. There are public car parks available locally, as well as some roadside parking nearby.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 doubles and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, and WC
  • TV/DVD, CD player, iPod dock, and DAB radio
  • Open fire
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Regret no pets
  • Public car parks and roadside parking available locally
  • Shops and pubs within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Paul.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Diane 15th June 2019

Delightful cottage in ideal situation, only negative 2nd floor bedroom accessed through first floor bedroom. Not always convenient.

Reviewed by Sadie 28th December 2018

Just a really nice cozy place to stay, right by the beach and the Neptune pub. Beds are really comfy too.


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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