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Dine in style
Sitting room
View towards the pretty decked area from the garden
Stylish decor
Kitchen
Light and airy sitting room
Bedroom with original fires
Bedroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom
Coastal Walks
Close to shops
Harbour by Sunset
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Shanty

Whitstable, Kent
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • 120-foot long garden with sunny decked terrace
  • Located within a conservation area in the seaside town of Whitstable, short walking distance to the town’s harbour, beach, shops, and restaurants
  • Kerbside parking
Property code: WCC17

This stylish seaside home, which sleeps 6 guests in three upstairs bedrooms and usefully provides space to comfortably accommodate a 7th guest if required, has a fresh Scandinavian Summerhouse vibe.

Stylishly designed in cool neutral tones, this traditional fisherman’s cottage has been imaginatively updated and furnished to provide chic and welcoming accommodation for up to six guests. Perfect for families or a small group of friends, this elegant property makes a lovely base for exploring Whitstable, a pretty coastal town known for its oysters and home to a regular Oyster Festival. The cottage features a 60-metre long garden and is less than 0.5 miles from the town’s charming shingle beach.

On entering this light and spacious cottage the welcoming hallway can be reconfigured as a bedroom to accommodate a seventh guest. There’s also a bright and inviting lounge which is perfect for relaxing in and features a Smart TV with Netflix, Blu-ray DVD and Sonos sound system. You will also find a lovely dining room and an elegant galley-style kitchen. There are two first-floor bedrooms – one super-king-size and a double, with a twin room on the second floor. Please note this bedroom has sloping ceilings. Stepping outside, there’s a sunny decked terrace with garden furniture and a BBQ where you can enjoy a lazy afternoon. The long narrow garden features a wildflower meadow and an additional terrace area where you can enjoy the peace and quiet.

With a range of great restaurants, pubs, oyster bars and cafes, Whitstable offers a variety of wonderful places to eat and drink. The town also has a number of art galleries and museums and is a popular choice for water sports enthusiasts. There are plenty of walks and bike trails to follow, both along the breathtaking coast and inland. You can visit the pretty seaside town of Herne Bay (5.5 miles), the thriving market town of Faversham (9 miles) or the historic cathedral city of Canterbury (7 miles).

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size (can be made up as a twin), 1 double and 1 twin, plus additional single day bed on the ground floor
  • Bathroom with bath and WC
  • Shower room with shower and WC
  • Smart TV with Netflix, CD player, iPod dock and Sonos system
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Electric, and central heating included
  • High chair and travel cot available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Public car parks and roadside parking available locally
  • Shops, pubs, and beach within walking distance
  • Arrival 4pm

Sam Richardson

This property is personally managed by Sam.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lynsey 22nd August 2020

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Reviewed by Sally 8th August 2020

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The cottage was very well equipped, bright and lovely mature garden. It was very well positioned for shops and beach but still quiet. Parking was sometimes an issue but we managed to get in nearby car park if needed to.

Reviewed by Michael 31st July 2020

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The property is delightful, extremely well appointed and located close to the very centre of Whitstable, being only a very short walk from the sea and the harbour. There is also a beautiful secluded garden that is ideal for outdoor dining. Parking can be a problem as it is restricted to the surrounding residential roads.

Reviewed by Sally 18th July 2020

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Lovely cottage & great location. We had a wonderful week & would recommend.

Reviewed by Chantelle 11th July 2020

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The Shanty is a wonderful retreat for anyone. Tucked into a quiet road, it is just moments from the high street and beach. The patio (which gets all day sun) and the garden are pure joy. The layout of the place is perfect for a large group and the kitchen is very well equipped. The onsite contacts were there to answer any queries we had within minuRead moretes. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline 6th March 2020

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The cottage was perfect, immaculately clean and extremely well equipped. In an excellent location and we had no problem parking two cars. We would definitely recommend this property and would love to make a return visit.

Reviewed by Emma 15th November 2019

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Wonderful cottage in a great location to all that Whitstable has to offer

Reviewed by Jacqueline 8th November 2019

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Lovely warm cottage, good lay out and location.

Reviewed by Tracy 10th August 2019

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Clean and comfortable. Ideally located for shops and sea front.

Reviewed by Matthew 2nd August 2019

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We had a great week down in Whitstable at this property which has everything you need. Attention to detail on the dcor and equipment provided was much appreciated by us and our visitors. In terms of size it was perfect for our family of 4 and we had visitors stay over as well. Garden perfect for entertaining and the Whitstable high street and harboRead moreur is 2 mins walk. Hide

Reviewed by David 15th June 2019

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Great weekend, lovely cottage clean, comfortable, well apponted and good location.

Reviewed by Tracey 25th May 2019

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Reviewed by Karen 10th May 2019

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The Shanty is a lovely property in a great central location. I stayed here two years ago and loved it so much I wanted to take the girls this time for a weekend ! We had a fab meal at The Pearson Arms, make sure you book ahead and ask for the table by the window, so you can watch the sunset. We were so lucky with the weather and were able to sit inRead more the garden at wine oclock! Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 15th February 2019

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Really lovely property. Very central - a few minutes walk from the shops and beach. Elegantly furnished and decorated. Kitchen very well equipped. We had a great weekend. Would love to return.

Reviewed by Richard 28th December 2018

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Reviewed by Michael 21st December 2018

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Dine in style
Sitting room
View towards the pretty decked area from the garden
Stylish decor
Kitchen
Light and airy sitting room
Bedroom with original fires
Bedroom
Twin bedroom
Double bedroom
Bathroom
Show 2 moreCoastal Walks

Location

Map
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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