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The Mooring Post

Whitstable, Kent
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 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

  • Pretty shingled garden to the rear of the property, ideal for alfresco dining
  • Fantastic central location in the wonderful seaside town of Whitstable
  • Ideally situated for exploring East Kent, including Canterbury, Margate, and Broadstairs
Property code: WCC20

Stylishly updated period cottage, providing chic accommodation for up to six guests, situated at the heart of the popular seaside town of Whitstable, just a short walk from the beach.

Set in the thriving seaside town of Whitstable, this stylish cottage makes a light, attractive and inviting retreat for a family or a group of friends seeking a cosy getaway. Within 0.5 miles of the beach, harbour and castle, this traditional terraced cottage has been imaginatively updated and furnished and makes a wonderful base for exploring this tranquil part of the Kent coast. The cottage is also ideally situated for exploring the town centre, with its fantastic range of shops, boutiques and art galleries, as well as its wonderful restaurants, cafes and pubs, many specialising in fresh seafood brought in via the harbour.

Entering the property, you will find the light-filled open-plan lounge/diner which is an elegant space ideal for relaxation at the end of a wonderful day and features plenty of seating, a Smart TV, Blu-ray, iPod dock and an open fire. The sleek and stylish galley kitchen makes preparing meals a pleasure. There are three charming bedrooms on the first floor, which is reached via open-tread stairs: two comfortable king-size rooms and a restful double room. French doors lead outside, where you can relax in the beautifully designed back garden which is set mainly to shingle and has a delightful seaside theme, with garden furniture, festoon lighting and a BBQ, so you can unwind on a warm summer’s evening.

Whitstable features a beautiful shingle beach, a quaint harbour and an 18th-century castle and the town holds a regular Oyster Festival to celebrate the popular local delicacy. You can take breathtaking coastal walks to Tankerton (1 mile) and Seasalter (2 miles), and there are plenty of activities to try including a range of water sports. You can also visit the cathedral city of Canterbury (7 miles), the delightful town of Herne Bay (5.5 miles) or the traditional seaside town of Margate (19 miles).

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size and 1 double (accessible via one of the king-size bedrooms)
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • Oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine 
  • Smart TV/DVD, Blu-ray player, iPod dock, and DAB radio
  • Open fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • High chair and travel cot available
  • Roadside parking available locally
  • Shops, pubs, and beach within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Joice Wisdom

This property is personally managed by Joice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tina 1st July 2022

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Well located and comfortable cottage Convenient for beach, harbour and local restaurants/bars. Parking difficult locally. 3rd bedroom located off master so not ideal except for young children although open staircase could be an issue. Limited local info provided, a map would be useful and no rubbish disposal facilities nearby. Also lack of instructRead moreion manuals for appliances. Small but nice rear garden perfect for drinks In the evening. Hide

Reviewed by Jo 9th June 2022

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What a wonderful stay at the Moorings Post in Whitstable, such a lovely decorated place, full of everything you need. All beds & sofas are very comfortable, all 6 of us were able to relax together. We only booked the night before as we were meant to be going to italy but our flights were cancelled. This place is a real find, so close to shops & pubRead mores & is a short walk to beach/harbour. Has so many things to explore & do. Would recommend Jo Jo's, Samphire & Sale & Pepe to eat. Would love to return Hide

Reviewed by Natalie 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by Gemma 6th May 2022

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The Mooring Post is a home away from home, very well equipped with everything that you need during your stay and more! Beds and sofas are really comfy. The location of the cottage is awesome, the shops, restaurants, beaches and pubs are easily reached on foot. Parking is free outside the cottage, although finding a spot can be a little tricky, but Read morewe got one eventually and there is a pay and display car park very close if not. Hide

Reviewed by Pauline 24th December 2021

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Reviewed by Ian 17th December 2021

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We had a great stay at the cottage - very cosy and in a fantastic location for the town centre and beach. Parking slightly tricky but we managed to find somewhere each time we used the car so it was fine. The telly was tricky to use so we ended up watching a few things on the laptop (which was fine as the internet connection was excellent). Thanks Read morefor a great stay. Hide

Reviewed by Kerry 12th November 2021

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We had such a lovely weekend celebrating our sons 18th birthday. Family of 4 plus grandparent and Labrador. The cottage was amazing, we didnt want to leave to come home. It was like home from home. Location is fantastic with everything on your doorstep. Great walks along the beach, local supermarkets and couple of good takeaways. Didnt have to use Read morethe car once. Managed to park right outside too. Will definitely be returning. Thank you ! Hide

Reviewed by Melissa 5th November 2021

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What a beautiful cottage! Location is superb, walking distance from station and literally on the high street/beach front. The house has everything you could need for a perfect stay. It is cosy yet spacious and beautifully decorated with the comfiest beds for a lovely nights sleep after a long beach walk! Would highly recommend booking this for a weRead moreekend away. Hide

Reviewed by Zoe 18th October 2021

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Good location

Reviewed by Hannah 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Claire 2nd October 2021

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We found that cottage very comfortable and clean but we did have a change over happening next door on our first morning at 7 am and they were very noisy and the language was not pleasant at all.

Reviewed by Emily 26th September 2021

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A fantastic location with everything you need accessible by foot. Parking is an issue as other reviews state but this should get better out of season. Major renovations being undertaken on the property next door and another holiday let the other side (we were unlucky it had a hen party - walls v thin). Garden gets evening sun and pretty lights for Read moreafter dark. Beds super comfortable, two big fluffy pillows each. The bin situation was odd, you had to dispose of it in a public car park throughout. Hide

Reviewed by Tina 22nd September 2021

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A great house with everything we needed for a comfortable few days away. In a fantastic position close to the high street and beach.

Reviewed by David 4th September 2021

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Nice clean property, ideally located to the town centre so easy to walk in and around the area. Everything in the house you would need. Great weeks stay all told. The main drawback is the parking, complete nightmare, was unable to park near the property throughout the whole week. Had to play hunt a space in the nearby streets and when that failed tRead morehe public car park is nearby at the bottom of the street but at 25+ to leave it there for a day it soon adds up. Hide

Reviewed by Mike 21st August 2021

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Two of the upstairs bedrooms lead in to one another so there is no privacy and it's a long way to the one toilet. Otherwise fine, clean and a great location.

Reviewed by Naomi 23rd July 2021

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The house is lovely, with great decor and really comfy beds. The smell of dogs though is too strong - we love dogs but I wouldn't let other dogs stay if its going to impact on the enjoyment of others using the house.

Reviewed by Claire 16th July 2021

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Reviewed by Ann 27th October 2020

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We stayed for 3 nights at the Mooring Post, from 27th to 30th Oct for half-term. Two adults, twin 17 year old boys and 2 year old Labrador. The property was furnished to a very high standard and the fixtures, fittings and furnishings were excellent. We had a great time in Whitstable and had plenty of walks together, good food and a few beers! EveryRead moreone was friendly and welcoming - I would recommend the East Kent pub for great food. Park in Sydenham St, you have a better chance there! Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 18th October 2020

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Beautiful cottage, right in the heart of the town, minutes walk from some amazing restaurants. Very comfortable and clean. Lovely to have the little garden at the back and fortunate to have the weather to enjoy fish and chips outside!

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Location

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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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