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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.

Set in the heart of the pretty seaside town of Whitstable, this charming Victorian cottage has been imaginatively updated and elegantly decorated to provide characterful accommodation for a family or a small group of friends. Within a mile of all the town’s attractions, this spacious and tastefully furnished property makes a lovely coastal retreat and is a great base for exploring the Kent Downs (10 miles), Canterbury (7 miles) and Herne Bay (5.5 miles).

On entering this stylish property you will find the delightful lounge/diner. This attractive and tastefully furnished space is perfect for relaxing in, with plenty of seating so you can curl up in front of the open fire and enjoy a good book or a movie. The dining area is perfect for enjoying a favourite family meal, which you can prepare in the elegant bespoke kitchen. There are three cosy bedrooms on the first floor: one king-size, a king-size with a Four-poster bed and views over the cricket ground, and a bunk bedroom. French doors lead from the dining area and out into the fully enclosed garden which features a decked area furnished with plenty of garden furniture so you can enjoy a BBQ or a morning coffee. There’s also a lawn perfect for children to play on.

A fantastic seaside town with plenty to offer families, Whitstable is known for its delicious fresh seafood and is home to a regular Oyster Festival. You can visit the castle, harbour and beach, and there are plenty of independent shops, boutiques and art galleries to discover, as well as a range of great places to eat and drink. You can explore the beautiful seafront and visit the nearby coastal towns and villages of Tankerton, Seasalter (both 1.5 miles) and Herne Bay, or you can head inland to the historic city of Canterbury.

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 Sam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 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 Colin 21st August 2018

This is a charming property, well situated for a seaside holiday. The owners have thought it out pretty well, so it offers more space than you might expect from a compact 3-bedroom terraced house. We particularly enjoyed eating on the patio, from where we could supervise an 18-month-old grandson playing in the garden. You can walk to the beach in lRead moreess than 10 minutes, and the High Street in 5. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 10th August 2018

Lovely cottage great location outside space was brilliant & safe for children.

Reviewed by Paula 3rd August 2018

Lovely old cottage which suited the six of us and our dog very well. Perfect location to town, beach and Canterbury. Nicely decorated, very comfy beds and lovely and clean. All necessary mod cons. Quiet area and walking distance to high street and all its lovely shops and restaurants and beach.

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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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