Beautiful light and bright dining area
Lounge area
Dining area
Dining area
Kitchen area
Kitchen detail
King-size bedroom
Bedroom detail
King-size bedroom
Bunk bedroom
Outside seating area
Garden area
View towards the property
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Samphire Cottage - Whitstable

Whitstable, Kent
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Spacious Victorian cottage with stunning contemporary rustic style interior throughout
  • Open-plan reception rooms for sociable getaways
  • Within a five-minute walk to the centre of Whitstable and its shops, cafes and restaurants
  • Walking distance to Whitstable Beach with its gentle shelving beach, ideal for children
  • Outside patio area with BBQ for summer evenings
  • Welcomes one dog
  • Chosen by The Times as one of the best family holiday homes in 2018
Property code: 49686

This characterful property is ideally suited for couples or families to enjoy a seaside retreat. It offers comfortable accommodation with easy access to the high street, beach and harbour.

This refurbished Victorian cottage is perfect for a family friendly holiday by the sea. Whitstable is a delightful seaside town that offers plenty of activities for families. The town has a wealth of independent shops and a fine selection of restaurants, cafes and pubs. Enjoy the beach and coastal walks as well as a variety of water sports including windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing. Whitstable is famous for its oysters which are celebrated every July at the Oyster Festival. Why not take a bike ride along the seafront, or follow the Crab and Winkle Way or ride along the coast of Herne Bay. Nearby is the city of Canterbury, which is home to the country’s oldest Cathedral. Visit the ancient ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and St Martin's Church which form Canterbury's UNESCO World Heritage site.

Enter the property to find the stylish open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The lounge area has a large comfy sofa, two mid-century chairs for relaxing, open fires, TV with access to BT Sports, Netflix and a DVD player. There is also a rustic farmhouse table with six chairs. Through to the bespoke handmade kitchen with electric oven and gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and a further table and chairs for two. Stairs leading from the hall take you to the first floor where there are three bedrooms. There are two king-size bedrooms - one with a four poster bed, and views over the local cricket pitch, and a one bunk bedroom. The bathroom has a shower over bath and WC.
French doors from the dining area lead out into a fully enclosed garden with a large decked area complete with garden bench, a patio table and chairs for six, and a BBQ. There is also a lawn area for children to play on. There is unrestricted roadside parking in the surrounding area, both outside the property and also on adjacent streets.


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

  • 3 Bedrooms – 2 king-size and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Open fire – (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Unrestricted roadside parking
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Regret no smoking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Welcome pack
  • Pubs, restaurants, shops and beach within walking distance
  • TV, DVD and DAB Radio

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 Micheal 2nd August 2019

Lovely cottage with everything you need in an excellent location close to the High Street.

Reviewed by Carla 31st December 2018

A lovely, cosy, well thought out house. Very close (10-15 mins) to the high street and harbour. The beds were wonderfully comfortable with great bed linen. The kitchen equipment is amazing if you enjoy cooking. The hosts were super helpful and accommodating. I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to others.

Reviewed by The Mott family 15th July 2017

Thank you for allowing us to use your lovely house for our holiday. We have been very comfortable and appreciate your thoughtfulness in supplying things we may need.

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Beautiful light and bright dining area
Lounge 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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