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View towards the pretty decked area from the garden
Stylish decor
Dine in style
Kitchen
Light and airy sitting room
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 Sat
No Dogs
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

  • Traditional fishermen’s cottage sleeping 6+1
  • Beautifully updated period property with attractive period features
  • 120-foot long garden with sunny decked terrace
  • Chic and elegant accommodation, finished to a high-standard throughout
  • 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.

Whitstable is a world away from what we have come to expect from a British seaside town. There are no amusement arcades here, and no donkeys on the beach, but instead a fantastic range of independent boutiques, highly-regarded restaurants, oyster bars, quiet pubs, and quirky galleries. The shingle beach is a pleasant space to relax and play, whilst the town is also a favourite choice for water sports enthusiasts where visitors can take tuition in stand-up paddleboarding, kite surfing, or sailing. This is a truly special place to stay, and it is no wonder that visitors choose to come back year-after-year.

The front door of this beautiful property opens onto the hallway and a smart little snug that can be configured to accommodate a 7th guest. Beyond this, the main comfortably furnished living room features a warming wood burner, a smart TV with Netflix, blu-ray DVD, CD player and Sonos system for guests to enjoy, along with a selection of books and DVDs. The dining room is an equally handsome room and offers a large dining table, beyond which doors lead out onto a decked terrace and garden, allowing guests to open up this space in the warmer months. One step from the dining room leads up to the well-fitted galley-style kitchen, where guests will find an oven, hob, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. A washer/dryer is located in a separate utility cupboard under the stairs. Two of the property’s bedrooms are located on the first floor: a super-king-size room, which can be set up as a twin room thanks to the zip-and-link beds; and a pleasant double room. There is also a shower room with WC on this floor. Stairs lead to the second floor where there is a pretty twin room which has built-in single beds, next to which there is a bathroom with a bath and WC. Please note that there are sloping ceilings on the second floor, and therefore some reduced head-height.

Doors from the dining room lead out to the sunny decked terrace where guests will find garden furniture and a BBQ. This area leads on to a long narrow garden with mature planting which includes a wild flower meadow (at its best in May-June) and a second terrace area which is a lovely place to relax and enjoy some peace and quiet. Roadside parking is available outside on the street together with local public car parks.

  • 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
  • Regret no pets
  • Public car parks and roadside parking available locally
  • Shops, pubs, and beach within walking distance
  • Arrival 4pm

This property is personally managed by Paul.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
3.3
Overall equipment
3.9
Overall comfort
4.1
Overall location
4.3

Reviewed by Karen 10th May 2019

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

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 Jenny 18th August 2018

Cottage was extremely well located - only a short walk to the high street and harbour. It was very comfortable. We really enjoyed sitting in the garden. And the access to music via sonos was brilliant. The beds were comfy, the sitting room lovely, and the kitchen great and generally well equipped. Had a lovely week.

Reviewed by Rebecca 11th August 2018

Homely cottage, perfect location. Great restaurants and shops within walking distance. We loved the seaside decor. Particularly impressed with the artwork. Nespresso, Netflicks and Sonos v.appreciated by all. Would love to return.

Reviewed by Joanna 28th July 2018

Well located property with a lovely patio area for sitting out. Close to all amenities, harbour and beach with plenty of great places to eat with fabulous seafood. No allocated parking space and on street parking can be difficult particularly if you have more than one car per party.

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

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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