Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Dickens Walk Cottage is ideally and centrally situated for a short break: 15 metres from the front door to the promenade overlooking Viking Bay's 150m long sandy beach and Chiappini's café (our favourite place to sit with a tea and look out to sea) and less than a 2 minute walk to shops, post box, cinema, restaurants and the best fish and chips in Broadstairs.
Many of our guests are repeat customers. The cottage is ideal for a couple looking for a romantic getaway or for small families wanting to relax on the coast.
Broadstairs Cottage has a double bedroom, a single bedroom and a cot is also available if your child is under 3.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||2 minutes walk 100 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: 10 minutes walk|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Tastefully furnished in neutral colours, the cottage is a cosy peaceful place to relax.
You will find a selection of games, books and DVDs to enjoy. Wifi is available. Also a folder containing our favourite things to do, including walks, cycle trails and local attractions. The Viking trail is on our doorstep. The modern bathroom features a walk in shower.
PRICES: We offer special midweek breaks of 3 and 4 nights, and longer 3 night weekend breaks at special prices.
See our website www.broadstairscottage.co.uk for details and prices.
PLEASE NOTE: This property sleeps a maximum of 3 adults and one child in a cot if under 3.
|Further details outdoors|
Dickens Walk Cottage is located right in the centre of town, so has no parking immediately outside, although you can pull up to unload. There is a car park close by, and plenty of off street parking within a few minutes walk (map supplied).
When to come to Broadstairs in 2014:
Anytime - great beach walks, cycling on 27miles of Viking Coastal trail
Margate-Shell Groto and Turner contemporary art gallery (www.turnercontemporary.org)
Easter Egg hunt - Easter
April 19-21 - Spring celebration of food and craft
June 14 -20 -Dickens Festival
August 8 - 15 - Folk Week
Augst 18 - 22 - Ramsate Week International Regatta
August 20th - Broadstairs Water Gala
August 23 - 25 - Ramsgate Summer Squall (arts festival)
Summer Holidays - many activities including Thanet Coast project, surfing/sup camps (www.jossbay.co.uk)
September 12-14 -Wheels and Fins Festival (skateboard, stand up paddle, volleyball, dj´s, live music)
October 3-5 - food festival, see www.broadstairsfoodfestival.org.uk
November 5th - fireworks www.broadstairs5thnovevent.org.uk
December - Broadstairs Victorian Festival of Christmas
For more details visit www.visitbroadstairs.co.uk and www.visitthanet.co.uk
Q. How can we pay?
A. You can book and pay securely with paypal (using a debit or credit card) on our website www.broadstairscottage.co.uk (or click on the link on this site which takes you straight through). We also accept Bacs payments, or occasionally good old fashioned cheques.
Q. Is Broadstairs Cottage available for the dates X/X/X?
A.This website shows current availability. You can book and pay securely on our website, please click on website link in our contact details box below.
Q. How many people can the cottage accomodate?
A. Broadstairs Cottage has one double bed, one single bed, and a travel cot suitable for under 3's. The cottage is a perfect size for 2 or 3 people.
Q. How can I book and pay for Broadstairs Cottage?
A. If you click on our website link in the contact details box below, you will be able to book and pay securely using paypal, credit or debit cards.
Q. Can I book additional nights?
A. It may be possible to add nights, particularly a Thursday or Sunday night, to your booking for little extra charge.
Q. Are there any hidden charges?
A. Absolutely none. As we dislike paying hidden charges ourselves when we travel, the price shown is the total price you pay.
Q. Does the cottage have parking?
A. Broadstairs Cottage is located just steps from the shops and restaurants of Broadstairs, so has no parking attached, although there is space to pull in and unload people/bags/shopping. There is a large paid car park 2 minutes walk away and plenty of free parking within a few minutes walk of the cottage. When you book, I will send you a map of the adjoining streets, showing clearly all parking choices.
Q. Do we need to bring anything specific?
A. (a) When you book, I will send you an inventory of the cottage, so you can see if it has any specific items you require.
(b) We have a dvd player and lots of dvd's, but very few suitable for children. We would love you to leave any behind that your children have grown out of for future guests to enjoy.
Q. Does the cottage have wifi?
A. Yes it does. We have also installed a telephone in the cottage, with free local calls, at any time. Some mobile networks have poor coverage in the area (mine works if I sit by the lounge window, and outside there is a grassy area close by where I get perfect reception).
Q. Can we bring our pet?
A. For the comfort of all our guests, including those allergic to animals, please make alternative arrangements for your pets.
Q. Are there any stairs?
A.There are 2 steps down to the double bedroom. We also have a bath, rather than a shower, so if anyone in your party has problems climbing in and out of a bath, Broadstairs Cottage may not be for you.
The South East England region
Kent, also known as The Garden of England, is a wonderful place to drive around and explore. You can visit the historic towns of Canterbury, Sandwich and Deal. Sample oysters in Whitstable. Go from Dover or nearby Ramsgate on a day trip to France. Discover the Thanet coastline; many of the beaches have blue flag status. You'll soon see why Kent is also known as The Jewel In The Crown Of England.
During the 19th century, Broadstairs was a grand seaside town, with Charles Dickens a frequent visitor. Today, with a population of 24,000, it remains a picturesque place to get away from it all. In 2007 and 2008, the Guardian newspaper voted Broadstairs runner-up 'best seaside town in Britain'. In summer, the bandstand has a full programme of entertainment and the folk festival in August brings live music and activities for all throughout the town.
Beaches. Surrounded by seven bays, the closest, Viking Bay, is lined with 150 metres of golden sand and in summer has lifeguards, donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and trampolines to keep the kids happy. Nearby Joss Bay is a surfing beach with lifeguards. Equipment is available for rent (www.jossbay.co.uk).
Other Things To Do. Spend the day wandering around the historic streets, following the Broadstairs town trail (tourist Information has more details), and stock up on provisions from the old-fashioned sweetshop, butcher, baker, greengrocer or fishmonger. Visit the antique shops. Take tea. Go to Morelli’s ice-cream parlour near the bandstand. Buy second hand books. Visit the small, charming Palace Cinema, which shows current and retro films and is a minute's walk from the cottage.
Dickens House commemorates Dickens’ association with Broadstairs (www.dickenshouse.co.uk).
Bleak House sits above the harbour; a maritime and smugglers museum (www.bleakhouse.info).
Crampton Tower museum commemorates the inventor Thomas Crampton ( he was the first to put telegraph cables under the Channel). Lots of local history to discover and a miniature railway (www.cramptontower.co.uk).
Kent’s premiere climbing venue and skateboard park for both beginners and experts is in nearby St. Peter's (www.revolutionskatepark.co.uk/climbing). They also have skateboard equipment for hire.
Eating and Drinking. There are numerous old fashioned pubs and modern restaurants (details in the cottage on our favourites). The best fish and chips are only 20 paces from the cottage and 20 steps in the other direction is Chiappini’s café, where you can sit outside and watch the world go by.
Walks. The promenade is a good place to start. Stop and listen to music at the bandstand and look for the nearby memorial to Uncle Mack, Broadstairs’ best loved street performer. At low tide, walk along the beach to Ramsgate, two miles away (there is an alternative cliff walk too). In the other direction, you can walk on the beach for miles (tides permitting) or along the cliff path. The Viking Coastal Trail can be done on foot or bike. Details on other walks can be found in the cottage.
Peace and Quiet. The gardens at Pierremont Hall are well laid out and maintained, the perfect place to sit with a book purchased from one of the second-hand bookshops.
Harbour Jetty. Stroll along here and sit gazing out to sea.