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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden


Charming seafront cottage in the village of Sandgate. Albion cottage is a terraced house right on the seafront with great views. Accommodation is over 3 floors with four good sized bedrooms. There two family bathrooms and a shower room. The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave , dishwasher and a washing machine. The living room opens on to a private seafront patio and has a wood burning stove and tv. The dining room seats 8 comfortably and also contains a music system.

The front two bedrooms have double beds and great views over the channel.

The top floor back bedroom has two single beds and an additional two fold up beds. (Can sleep 10 in total)

The house is in the village of Sandgate which has a good selection of pubs, restaurants and convenient shops. The nearest supermarket is just up the road in Cheriton.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Sandgate beach on the doorstep
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Folkestone West 2 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden

The South East England region

In the summer the beach is lovely and never becomes too noisy or crowded. It shelves quite steeply so you do not have to walk to far before you start swimming. It extends all the way to Folkestone which is a pleasant 20 minute walk.

Away from the beach this area of Kent has a wealth of other attractions due to its long history. These include:

• Dover Castle, history from the Normans up to the present day

• Deal and Deal Castle

• Walmer Castle

• Romney Hythe & Dymchurch railway

• Dungeness. Visit Derek Jarman's cottage

• Camber Sands

• North Downs, good for walks and biking

• Canterbury has its famous Cathedral

• Port Lympne animal park.


Sandgate has a number of pubs, cafes and restaurants.

The Ship Inn is close to the house and is a very friendly local pub, Stuart and Wendy who own it are old friends.

There are no banks in the village but the newsagent and the Ship Inn will both give you cashback. There are a few small food shops but the nearest supermarket is the Tesco by the motorway junction. For other shopping Folkestone has a wide range of shops.

WiFi access is available in the Ship Inn (which is very close to the house) and also in various cafes in the village.

Bike shop on the High Street provides cycle hire and there are good bike rides around the area.

For golfers Etchinghill Golf Course offers pay and play facilities and it is only 5 miles from the house.

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23 Jul 2014


"Location & friendly relaxing atmosphere"

We stayed with some friends in March and had a lovely time. It has a great location right on the beach which made it great to wake up to the sound of the waves. It's easy to find as Sandgate… More

12 Jul 2014


"A real home from home, perfect for a family holiday"

The property was full of character, we felt at home from the moment we got there, the kitchen had everything we needed to cook for 8, large bedrooms for all the luggage,3 bathroom were a huge… More

25 Jun 2014


"Great location but the house needs a lot of maintenance"

The showers did not work properlyFrench door locking system was faultyGarden door lower bolt and lock did not workMost of the cooking utensils were not fit for purposeTV did not workThe house was full… More

Albion Cottage is a period property and its seafront location is lovely but also means it demands a lot of maintenance, especially that we have had such a harsh winter to contend with. Hence we are continually maintaining it and hence minor defects can occur. In response to the specific points, one TVof the showers is electric and works perfectly and we are sending a plumber in to look at the other two. The doors are minor problems that no one has mentioned before. Similarly the TV is a minor issue that just needs the freeview box restarted. With regards to the kitchen, all the appliances (washing machine, cooker, fridge, microwave and dishwasher) are quite new. There are few personal items around the place but it is after all a family house. Generally we have found that most guests like the house a great deal.

19 Nov 2013


"Fantastic location, accommodation and facilities - would go again in an instant"

It was a real adventure going to Sandgate for the first time, and we were lucky to find Albion cottage in a prime location right on the beach and just off the main shopping street. Next door there is … More

thanks for the review Jen

11 Nov 2013


"Would be quaint if it was clean"

This is a beautifully located, characterful cottage right on the seafront. It is furnished in a homely fashion - comfortable and well used with plenty of little things like games, books etc. Decor is … More

3 Sep 2013


"Great Location!!!"

This was a lovely place to stay. This property is so easy to get to from london. The location is right on the beach with lovely views from the front facing rooms. The village is nice with a great c… More

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