Relax and dine al fresco
Coastal Theme
Easy Dining
Log Fire
Relax at the end of the day
Master Bedroom
Cooking by twinkle light
Cosy Dining
Galley Style Kitchen
Double Room
Themed throughout
Double Room
Finishing touches create a homely feel
Enjoy a BBQ on those lazy summer evenings
The Mooring Post
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The Mooring Post

Whitstable, Kent
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
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).

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

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size and 1 double
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • Smart TV/DVD, Blu-ray player, iPod dock, and DAB radio
  • Open fire
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washing machine 
  • High chair and travel cot available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Roadside parking available locally
  • Shops, pubs, and beach within walking distance
  • Arrival 4pm

This property is personally managed by Sam.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susanna 20th March 2020

The cottage was lovely and great location for getting to town and the beach. Finding a parking was a nightmare. 10.00am departure is too early.

Reviewed by Tina 28th December 2019

A homely and beautifully decorated cottage in the heart of Whitstable. Comfy sofas to relax on and comfortable beds for sleeping. The galley kitchen was perfect for cooking the odd meal in and the open plan living and kitchen is great in a holiday setting. Go prepared that you may need to drive round for a parking space, but there is a Paid Car ParRead morek nearby if necessary. We were sad to end our week in Whitstable. Hide

Reviewed by Benjamin 21st December 2019

The place was very clean and nicely decorated - with an extra touch for the Holidays. The central location was perfect and the wood burning fireplace was an great bonus.

Reviewed by Claire 20th September 2019

The house was beautiful, very comfortably furnished. Beds and linen very comfortable. Position in relation to town very convenient. If any of your party are elderly note there is an open plan staircase. Overall lovely!

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Relax and dine al fresco
Coastal Theme
Easy Dining
Log Fire
Relax at the end of the day
Master Bedroom
Cooking by twinkle light
Cosy Dining
Galley Style Kitchen
Double Room
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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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