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The Ventings

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 20 reviews

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 0.5km

The Ventings is an early Victorian fisherman's cottage available for self catering holiday accommodation for up to 6 people. The cottage situated off Harbour Street in the heart of Whitstable. It is within the conservation area and is a three minute stroll from shops, restaurants, beach and the harbour.

The cottage is well equipped and has BT infinity wifi broadband and a Nespresso coffee machine - bring your favourite capsules

The Ventings has been lovingly renovated in a coastal style and retains many period features. The owners collect contemporary art and display works from local artists throughout the house.

Whitstable is a charming seaside town awash with boutiques, art galleries and nationally acclaimed restaurants. There are local shops specialising in everything from cheese to cupcakes, as well as delicatessens and local butchers, bakers and greengrocers.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitstable - west beach 500 m
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Gatwick 100 km, Nearest railway: Whitstable 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Further details indoors

The kitchen is very well equipped with a range cooker and most gadgets and accessories you could need during your stay - even if you are cooking a full Christmas dinner.

There is a nespresso coffee machine - capsules are not supplied

The King sized beds are all fitted with mattress toppers, making them very comfortable and with hotel standard high thread count cotton bed linen you may even sleep better than you do at home - although this could be the sea air.

Further details outdoors

The Ventings has a small table and two chairs for morning coffee in the sun and there is a larger table for dining in the secluded garden - the garden is a pleasant suntrap.

Further details

The stairs in the cottage are steep, which is not uncommon amongst whitstables earlier fisherman's cottages, so the second(top) floor bedroom is not suitable for those who are not confident on steep stairs, however it has 2 single beds that are perfect for the kids although these can also be converted into a super-king sized bed which is very comfortable. The Ventings has super fast Wi-Fi broadband(BT infinity)

The South East England region

Kent is a beautiful county with rolling hills and beaches, the sea is pleasant for swimming in the summer and great for winter walks.


Whitstable is famous for its long association with locally caught seafood and in particular oysters, it has one of very few remaining working harbours with a small fleet of fishing boats, that catch fish daily for sale in the harbour fish market.

Many of the towns very good restaurants serve excellent fish dishes, but also cater for meat fans and vegetarians.

The countryside nearby is great for walking and cycling with very little to interrupt you between Whitstable and Canterbury except woodland - there is a great ride which takes you to canterbury on the Crab and Winkle Way - once upon a time the railway line which took fish and oysters to london for sale at market, now set up for walkers and riders to enjoy themselves free from the hassle of traffic.

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Review 1-10 of 20

3 Feb 2014


"Fantastic base for our weekend away"

We really enjoyed staying - the house was lovely; bright and airy and with lovely comfy beds and well decorated. We also really enjoyed cooking in the excellent kitchen. The location was fantastic - r… More

19 Dec 2013


"Perfect setting for a long-awaited catch-up"

I recently stayed at The Ventings with five other old school friends for a long-awaited girly weekend, and we couldn't have picked a nicer place than The Ventings. The house was beautiful with a … More

12 Nov 2013


"Comfortable stay - despite the weather"

Lovely cottage right in the centre of town. Short walk to all the amenities. Good food and drink with plenty of choice. The cottage was nice and warm with comfy beds and seating. The only trouble was … More

Thanks for your great review, I am currently in my workshop making lovely rustic stools for the two princess and the pea style Victorian kingsize beds (to remedy any access issues). Always pleased to get feedback as it helps me to ensure that everyone enjoys their stay at The Ventings.

4 Nov 2013


"A design-conscious house in a great location."

We enjoyed Matthew's characterful house furnished with many vintage pieces.The house was in a great location off Whitstable's main high street . We enjoyed browsing around the many independe… More

4 Nov 2013


"Perfect place from which to explore wonderful Whitstable"

This is an extremely comfortable and cosy house, conveniently situated within walking distance of Whitstable's restaurants, shops and harbour. With plenty of space for our party of 4 children an… More

4 Nov 2013


"Charmingly comfortable"

I would like to write a bad review, so you don't consider this house and I have full availability, but unfortunately that would not be nice or true.Extremely homely and tastefully furnished house… More

8 Oct 2013


"Lovely holiday home"

Lovely house in a really convenient location for shops, beach, restaurants etc. Excellent amenities in the house with a homely feel. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.… More

8 Oct 2013


"Girly weekend getaway"

We had a GREAT time at the Ventings. We were greeted by Matt into his cosy house, beautifully decorated with very comfortable beds. It was the perfect place to base ourselves for our much needed girly… More

8 Oct 2013


"Great little cottage"

Loved this cute little cottage, beautifully decorated and centrally located in Whitstable - def recommend it for a get away, very good value.… More

20 Jun 2013


"Perfect for a weekend away with friends!"

I went away with the girls (6 of us) for a long weekend to Whitstable and we stayed at The Ventings, I would definately recommend it if your looking for a weekend by the sea close to all amenities, it… More

Review 1-10 of 20

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