House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Sandpiper Cottage is a spacious end of terrace Victorian cottage. The property is located in a popular area of Whitstable's quiet back lanes, although centrally located within a 2 minute walk of the high street and 5 minutes to the beach and harbour.
The cottage has a lovely sunny west-facing garden with patio seating/eating area. Great for families and groups and you don't even need a car with regular buses and trains to visit local attractions, including Canterbury just 15 minutes away. Local amenities only 300m away include the beach, restaurants, pubs/cafes, shops, bus stop, car park, harbour, internet cafe, sailing/windsurfing club.
Accommodation sleeps upto 8: spacious living/dining room, fully equipped kitchen and utility room, sofa bed, 2 double beds, 1 twin bed, bathroom, shower room, west-facing garden with free on-street parking.
Facilities include: central heating, wood burner, linen & towels, kettle, toaster, microwave, oven, hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 32" LCD TV, DVD player, ipod/iphone docking speakers, shower over bath, separate shower room, garden with seating plus high chair and cot available on request.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Whistable 300 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manston 30 km, Nearest railway: Whitstable 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors||
Guests with restricted mobiltiy please be aware there is a step into the house and set of stairs to the first floor where a double and twin bedroom is located and further double bedroom on the second floor.
The property is strictly NON-SMOKING.
|Further details outdoors||
Free on-street parking available.
Guest arrival from 3pm and departure at 11am. However, if possible we will try to be flexible regarding times but please contact prior to arrival.
Although changeover day is Saturday we will try to be flexible on dates where possible, but please contact in advance.
The South East England region
Whitstable is a seaside town in northeast Kent, southeast England. It is approximately 8 kilometres north of the city of Canterbury and approximately 3 kilometres west of the seaside town of Herne Bay.
In East Kent, the warmest time of the year is July and August, when maximum temperatures average around 21 °C.
The coolest time of the year is January and February, when minimum temperatures average around 1 °C.
The longest established event is the Regatta dating from a sailing contest between 26 boats from Whitstable and Faversham split into 3 classes (divisions) in 1792. It has moved from the original Whitstable to Tankerton for more land based events with fairground and fireworks on the elevated Slopes.
May Day is celebrated with the annual Jack-in-the-Green parade, with traditional English dancing throughout the town, a fair at Whitstable Castle and a maypole dance by local schoolchildren overlooking the sea.
The importance of oysters to the tradition of Whitstable is celebrated with the Oyster Festival in July each year. The nine-day festival starts with an opening parade on the nearest Saturday to St James' Day.
The Whitstable Museum and Gallery displays artifacts and portraits relating to the town's seafaring traditions, with special features on oysters, diving and shipping.
The town's main theatre is the Playhouse which is hired out to other local groups such as The Canterbury Players, Herne Bay Operatic Society, Theatrecraft & The Deborah Capon College. More recently Nick Wilty has adopted the venue to host the OyOyster Comedy nights, attracting stars such as Harry Hill, Jo Brand and Paul Merton.
Whitstable is world famous for its oysters and its distinctive character is popular with tourists, and its maritime heritage is celebrated with the annual oyster festival. Freshly caught shellfish are available throughout the year at several seafood restaurants and pubs as well as to the public direct from the harbour.
The town has become very popular over the last few years and has established a large number of independent boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. In addition there is a tradition of watersports which takes place throughout the year which include windsurfing, sailing, kitesurfing and water skiing. Sailing trips are available from the harbour to the local windfarm, sea fort and a seal watching spot in the Thames Estuary as well as an opportunity to take a day trip on a thames barge. Furthermore, the coastal scenery can be enjoyed along many of the coast walks, or hire a bike and cycle along the Crab and Winkle line from Whitstable to Canterbury.
The town has shingle/sandy beaches flanking the harbour, where sunbathing, swimming and water sports are popular. A notable feature of Whitstable is The Street, a natural strip of shingle on clay bank which runs out to sea at right angles to the coast, for a distance of about half a mile. Located to the east of the harbour, The Street is revealed only at low tide, when it is possible to walk out along it as well as swim either side in safe, sandy bottomed shallows.
The town is criss-crossed by numerous small alleys, once used by fishermen to reach the beach. Many of these are now registered as public rights of way and are still in frequent use. Squeeze Gut Alley, through which most people have to walk sideways due to its narrowness, is one of the more notable.