Lounge with warming woodburner
Keep warm next to the woodburner
Dining area
Kitchen area
A prominent beach theme throughout
Located just minutes from Whitstable beach and harbour
King-size bedroom
Double bedroom with stairs leading to second floor
Bright and airy double bedroom
Twin bedroom located on the second floor
Bathroom with separate shower enclosure
1 / 12  Lounge with warming woodburner
2 / 12  Keep warm next to the woodburner
3 / 12  Dining area
4 / 12  Kitchen area
5 / 12  A prominent beach theme throughout
6 / 12  Located just minutes from Whitstable beach and harbour
7 / 12  King-size bedroom
8 / 12  Double bedroom with stairs leading to second floor
9 / 12  Bright and airy double bedroom
10 / 12  Twin bedroom located on the second floor
11 / 12  Bathroom with separate shower enclosure
12 / 12  Wetroom

Pirates Cottage

Whitstable, Kent
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Period property with well-maintained original features
  • Private courtyard garden, the ideal place for alfresco dining
  • Just a few moments’ walk from shops, restaurants, and the seafront
Property code: WCC12

Thoughtfully updated period cottage sleeping six guests, a stylish and comfortable holiday retreat in the popular seaside town of Whitstable in East Kent.

Situated within 0.5 miles of both Whitstable’s pretty beach and working harbour, this delightful end-of-terrace cottage makes a lovely getaway for a family or a small group of friends. Set over three storeys this charming period property retains original features including exposed brickwork and a wood burner, and has been lovingly updated to offer bright, spacious and cosy accommodation within easy reach of the town’s many fantastic independent shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

This cheerful, welcoming cottage has been beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished and offers a delightful lounge which makes a fantastic space to unwind in at the end of a lovely day. The light and stylish kitchen is fully equipped so you can prepare all your favourite meals which you can share in the charming dining room. There are three cosy bedrooms: on the first floor there’s a pretty king-size room and a restful double, while the second floor offers a light-filled twin room with a sloping ceiling. You can step outside and relax in the private patio garden which has a side alley perfect for storing bikes and canoes.

Famous for its Oyster Festival, the small but thriving town of Whitstable has a host of great pubs, cafes and restaurants, many specialising in local seafood brought in via the local harbour. There are numerous independent shops, boutiques and art galleries, and you can enjoy coastal walks to nearby Tankerton and Seasalter (both 1.5 miles). Whitstable also has a mile-long stretch of shingle beach lined with colourful beach huts. You can explore the 18th century Whitstable Castle (1 mile), enjoy the beautiful Tankerton Beach (1 mile), visit the lovely seaside town of Herne Bay (6 miles) or follow the Crab and Winkle Way which leads to the historic city of Canterbury (7 miles).

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size (can be made up as a twin), 1 double and 1 twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, and washing machine
  • Regret no pets
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Shops, pubs, and beach within walking distance
  • Arrival 4pm

This property is personally managed by Sam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Catherine 4th October 2019

An immaculate cottage in a perfect location, central yet peaceful. Access to the top bedroom was through another bedroom but this caused no problem for us. We would definitely come again if revisiting Whitstable.

Reviewed by Dudley 17th August 2019

This was a lovely little cottage in a great location, right by the sea and in the town with off road parking. Highly recommended, we had a great time.

Reviewed by Grant 20th October 2018

Second time we've been to the Pirates Cottage and no change from the last time, which is a good thing in all respects. It's a cosy cottage for the four of us in a great location, the parking space is a bonus. The cottage is clean and has everything you need, will definitely be back for a third visit.

Reviewed by Alan 12th October 2018

Good cottage in a great location. With a more comfortable sofa and a bit of tlc it would be perfect.

Reviewed by Neil 28th July 2018

When it rained you could not get between bushes and tree and wall without water transference. We had to ask for secateurs to cut them back to aid entry. The stairs are quite steep and not really suitable for people with reduced mobility. There were no leaflets relating to the area.

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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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