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Harbourside Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 20 reviews


Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Harbourside Cottage is a fully restored, 3 bedroom, self-catering property, ideally located in the heart of the Whitstable's Conservation Area. It is full of original features including traditional fire in the lounge and each bedroom has it's own decorative character fireplace. It's only 5 minutes walk to the beach, harbour and high-street with it's boutique-style shopping and lively restaurants and pubs.

The cottage is immaculately presented and finished to the owners high standards. It combines to provide extreme comfort and a real 'home-from-home' living experience. Locally themed artworks are on display around the house. The combined kitchen and dining area, at the rear of the property, is our favourite as the main living area and has the benefit of good natural light all day and access directly onto the garden.

As well as enjoying the local beach and outside space, you can enjoy our beautiful and secluded 'beach-style' garden. It is complete with patio (outside furniture provided) and BBQ, where you can enjoy the sunshine from breakfast until late afternoon when you come off the beach (beach chairs are provided).

There is a light, spacious family-sized bathroom complete with toilet, bath and powerful shower and 3 beautiful double bedrooms all with comfy beds and furnished in a contemporary style.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Town 1 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links 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, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Combined bath with overhead shower

Bright coloured decor for light, airy feel

Built-in wardrobes in bedrooms

High quality furnishings throughout

Combined period & contemporary finish

Spacious living room & bedroom space

Cot-bed provided on request for extra charge

Further details outdoors

Private, south-facing beach-style garden with patio. Patio Table and Chairs, BBQ and Beach Chairs all provided.

Parking is available on-street, right outside the cottage

Further details

Short breaks 2/3 days are available throughout the year except high season

Minimum 2 night bookings

Please contact owner for rates for longer term bookings

The South East England region

Kent is the Garden county of England, well-positioned to enjoy an abundance of National Trust properties, The Royal Cinque Ports with it's beautiful coastline and family-friendly beaches.

The medieval city of Canterbury is a short hop away for more shopping and sight-seeing including the famous Cathedral and University.

Activities are numerous, including Golf, Fishing, Cycling, Walking and Water Sports.

Day-trips to France are also an attraction with both Dover and Folkestone ferry ports nearby.


Whitstable is well known for it's variety of pubs and restaurants, catering for all tastes and budgets. Locally caught seafood is popular with Oysters, in particular, being the locally harvested delicacy. There is even an Oyster Festival celebrated in the town in late July!

Water sports can be also enjoyed with tuition and hire available from the Yacht Club or Water Sports retailer, Board-worx nearby.

Inland you can enjoy the medieval city of Canterbury, walking or cycling along the Saxon Way where you can enjoy breathtaking views out across the estuary and to the Isle of Sheppey. Cycle hire is available from Whitstable Cycle Hire located in Harbour Street, 100 metres away.

Local artists often display their work in the town's Horsebridge Centre. Occasionally there are 'Open-House' events where you can meet the artist's and view their work.

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24 Sep 2014


"Wonderful homely cottage in a good spot close to Harbour St."

The cottage is pretty, in a good location, well equipped and clean. The owner was easy to contact and responded to my queries very quickly. We had a lovely stay. I would highly recommend it if you… More

28 Jun 2014


"Peaceful retreat only 5 mins from the bustle and fun of Whitstable"

I spent last weekend in the lovely Kent seaside town of Whitstable, staying in Harbourside Cottage with 2 girlfriends/book club. We were all delighted by the cottage, it was very comfortable, clean a… More

15 May 2014


"This cottage certainly lived up to our expectations"

Just come back from a lovely week spent at this comfortable, well located cottage. We were very pleased at how easy it was to access local restaurants, shops and pubs. We were joined for the weeken… More

18 Sep 2013


"All the comforts of home in a lovely fishing town"

The cottage is tastefully furnished and well equipped. We had a lovely stay and found Whitstable to have good restaurants and pubs. The shops are excellent and individual. We certainly will go back a… More

19 Aug 2013


"Great location, compact but cheerful and airy cottage"

We had a lovely week in Harbourside Cottage. It was clean and well decorated, and we didn't have any issues parking on the street outside. The bathroom is very nice, but I do think that the cot… More

18 Jun 2013


"Excellent location, home from home!"

This was our second stay at Harbourside and it was just as lovely as the first. The property itself is spotlessly clean and has everything we needed for our young family. The location is fantastic, within minutes of the harbour, beach, shops and restaurants. We've never had a problem with parking and the street itself is actually very quiet even though it's so close to everything. Peter ensured there was a travel cot and a high chair which saved us a bit of space in the car, which always helps when packing for two under 4's! Whistable is a wonderful place but the cottage always makes our stay extra special. The owner has always been really accomodating and has done a great job at ensuring the little touches that make all the difference are in place. Both times we've visited we've been so lucky with the weather allowing us to make the most of Whitstable and the beach. We will definitely be returning to Whitstable and Harbourside! Thankyou for a great stay!

11 Jun 2013


"Lovely Accommodation"

I stayed with two girlfriends for a weekend break. Peter was a great host, keeping in contact with us right from the start. I left my Ipod accidentally and it was posted back within two days. The c… More

6 Jun 2013


"Well located, comfy accommodation"

I spent the May half term in Harbourside Cottage with my partner and our 7-month-old, my parents and my 12-year-old brother, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is excellently situated within walking distance of everything Whitstable has to offer, yet the street is very peaceful. Inside the house is exactly as it appears in the photos - bright, clean and airy with all mod cons, including child-friendly plastic plates and cups in the kitchen. We especially liked the open-plan kitchen and dining area, the cosy lounge and the lovely back yard, while the friendly, efficient contact that I had with the owner was an added bonus. We would definitely stay here again!

4 Apr 2013


"A real find!"

Harbourside Cottage is a real home from home. It was a second visit and I think it will be an annual trip for our family. The cottage was once again spotless with extra touches like dishwasher tablets… More

31 Mar 2013


"Beautiful little cottage in good location"

We had a lovely short break in this very cosy cottage which was well situated just off the high street. It's very well furnished and equipped and was very comfortable for the three of us to stay … More

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