If you're looking to rent a self catering holiday cottage and want somewhere peaceful, affordable and convenient, look no further.
Situated in the town of Herne Bay in the South East of England, this comfortable holiday home overlooks the Thames Estuary. As the cottage is near to Hampton Pier on the West side of Herne Bay it is in the ideal location for holidaymakers: a pleasant stroll along the seafront from the main promenade and town centre but far enough away from the main bustle to provide a haven for relaxation.
Positioned atop a small hill, the fully detached cottage is a stone's throw from the beach and mere minutes walk from a free-to-launch slipway, playing field and children's playground. This pleasantly furnished and comfortably appointed holiday home has a conservatory which spans the entire length of the building, allowing uninterrupted panoramic views of the seascapes and magnificent sunsets offered by the coast.
With a convenience store within half a mile, the closest pub just three quarters of a mile away and historic towns like Canterbury and Whitstable nearby, Bayviews holiday cottage is in an outstanding location from which to enjoy the local area by foot, car or public transport.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Studd Hill Bay at 20 Metres 20 m|
|Nearest Amenities||2.4 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Gatwick at 71 Miles 114 km, Nearest railway: Herne Bay at 1.3 Miles 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Computer with wireless internet connection
Local information leaflets
Coat hanging space
Bookshelf with local interest books
Combination Safe for small personal items
Lounge / Dining room
Snooker/dining table, six chairs
Flat screen Satellite TV, DVD player, music center.
2 seater reclining sofa
Selection of Board games
Central heating boiler
Bed Linen provided
All bedrooms have sea views
Large main bedroom with double bed, wardrobe,dressing table and Cot
Second bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, dressing table
Third bedroom with twin single beds, hanging rail and drawer unit
Double doors to gardens
Two seater sofa and two armchairs (wicker suite)
Drop leaf dining table and four chairs
|Further details outdoors|
Off road parking space for two carsand boat/trailer .
Lawn and Flower border.
Patio area with table and chairs, Gas BBQ.
Set mainly to Lawn .
Beach pebble path adjoining Conservatory with step up to lawn.
Footpath access to Free Launching slip and childrens play park.
Kent and Sussex are steeped in history and heritage and are also rightly renowned throughout the world as the Garden of England. Thanet and the region have a micro climate, which is why it is one of the main regions in England for fruit and vegetable growing.
It is a stunningly beautiful county with coastline, countryside and historic cities to visit. It is also quite close to London and to the ports of Dover and Folkestone from where it is easy to hop across to France.
Besides the country atmosphere you can explore Roman Ruins and wonderful sandy beaches. The extensive coastline boasts an enviable array of blue flag award winning beaches and thrilling water sports activities.
It's easy to visit Kent and Sussex in England's south east corner, with high speed rail links from London and fantastic accommodation and attractions available; there's never been a better time to visit.
Herne Bay's two miles of gorgeous seafront are the perfect place to go for an authentic British seaside experience. Along the main promenade you'll find lush gardens, ice cream parlours, fish and chip shops, amusement arcades, friendly public houses and restaurants galore. In recent years the Bandstand has been converted into a cafe restaurant but to this day it still serves as a focal point for musical events and children's entertainment.
The shingle beaches are lined with vibrantly coloured beach huts and in the summertime are home to families enjoying the sun and surf. As the water is safe for swimming, the warmer months allow the sea to accommodate thrill-seekers with jet bikes and sports enthusiasts such as windsurfers, rowers, anglers and yachtsmen.
There's plenty to do in Herne Bay town centre with a local cinema, theatre, swimming baths, restaurants, shops and a market on Saturdays. The town also has plenty of facilities for visitors and is a popular destination for lovers of all kinds of maritime activities – there's even the opportunity to take a pleasure boat trip to go seal watching or see the WWII era offshore sea forts.
Herne Bay also plays host to many exciting events throughout the year: classic car shows, Italian and Continental markets, carnivals and of course, the Herne Bay Festival in August.
Nearby towards the East, the windswept Roman ruins and picturesque 12 Century towers at Reculver adorn the cliffs.
A thriving modern city built upon and amongst historical landmarks, Canterbury's cobbled streets and impressive architecture provide today's visitor with plenty to do and see.
One of the most famous historical sites in England, Canterbury Cathedral was the scene of Thomas Becket's murder in 1170. This event cemented the Cathedral's status as a popular destination for religious pilgrimages, a practice immortalised in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. The breathtaking Cathedral bell towers dominate the city skyline and with serene tombs, a 12th Century quire and Romanesque Crypt it's a must see attraction for visitors from far and wide.
In addition to the spectacular Cathedral, Canterbury boasts a city wall that was constructed in Roman times and rebuilt in the 14th Century, the ruins of St Augustine's Abbey and the oldest Franciscan Friary in England. The entire city centre is pedestrianised, so a guided tour on foot is the best way to soak up the vibrant history still evident today. Alternatively, boat trips of the River Stour afford a popular, and more laid back, method of taking in the beauty of the city.
Canterbury high street is home to big name shops as well as smaller, independent stores offering a vast variety of wares - and there are plenty of tea rooms and cafes to rest your weary feet in while enjoying a delicious snack or meal.
While the city is steeped in religious history Canterbury is also a centre for culture and arts, with several theatres, galleries and yearly festivals for comedy and musical performances. For evening entertainment the city has luxury hotels and restaurants for exquisite dining, nightclubs, welcoming pubs and a cinema.
Over recent years the small fishing port of Whitstable has acquired a unique character: a welcoming fusion of traditional maritime charms and modern culture, infectiously captivating to all who visit.
The intimate, winding streets of the small town centre are populated by butchers, bakers, independent craft shops, boutiques, art galleries, sweet shops, delicatessens, bistros, restaurants, gift shops, a theatre and museum.
The town has a reputation for fine oysters hence the area's label the 'Pearl of Kent': gathered in Whitstable's waters since Roman times, these maritime delicacies are celebrated every July during the annual oyster festival and prove to be a firm favourite time and time again.
With a rich maritime history (fishing, diving, shipbuilding and smuggling all qualify for a mention) it's no surprise that Whitstable's heart lies in her harbour. Built in 1831 and still in use today, the fully working harbour is the venue for regular fish markets and provides the delicious daily catch served up at the local restaurants.
A popular destination for sailing, water skiing, fishing and windsurfing, the town also has tennis courts, a bowling alley and a venue for laser tag games – and if this wasn't enough Whitstable is one of the few towns in the country with the sense to have a pub on the beach.
Nearby the lush cliff top meadows of Tankerton Slopes gently incline downwards to the sea, where low tide reveals a long path of shingle called The Street, which stretches out into the Thames Estuary - perfect for a stroll.