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Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Bowline is a beautifully restored Victorian 1 bed apartment situated in the heart of Whitstable's famous Harbour Street and is the sister apartment to Bunting - both situated in the same building. We have blended classic Victorian fundamentals with a great splash of contemporary style and modern appliances.

The colourful and stylish living area and large kitchen diner makes the this the ideal place for exploring all that Whitstable has to offer in terms of independent shops, eateries, the harbour, the Whitstable Yacht Club, stunning sunsets and of course the beach - none of which is more than a 2 minute walk away.

It is situated above The Whiting Post, Whitstable's premier fashion boutique.Ideal for a romantic weekend away,or a break with friends or a longer stay to explore Whitstable and Kent.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Whitstable 100 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Gatwick 100 km, Nearest railway: Whitstable 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other High chair
Further details indoors

Bowline is newly converted(and therefore incorporating modern building requirements) and on the second floor of a lovely Victorian building(above the whiting post boutique).

Access is by two flight of stairs and all accommodation is on the same floor; one double bedroom(with Egyptian cotton sheets and coir matting flooring) a stylish living/dining area with dining for four and a large sofa (turns into double sofa bed)and an open plan galley kitchen,and attractive bathroom(l enclosed shower and roll top slipper bath ), combining Victorian character with contemporary styling and modern facilities(the well equipped kitchen has oven & hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle,washer/dryer, toaster & dishwasher with plenty or workspace to get creative with our local seafood delicacies.

The lounge has flat-screen TV,DVD, Freeview. Free wireless (and wired connection in lounge). A vintage look Junckers black floor in the kitchen and lounge, with whitewashed walls and funky wallpaper in the lounge.

Further details outdoors

External courtyard shared with other holiday apartment.;this is not enclosed .Picnic Table and benches;enjoy a coffee/lunch in the sun.

The Kent region

Kent,The Garden of England,has everything from the rolling hills of the North Downs Way to the surprising solitude of the north Kent estuaries and marshes. Canterbury boasts its spectacular medieval cathedral while near Sandwich at Richborough you can experience the early Roman settlement of Britain.

Castles(Dover,Leeds,Walmer), fishing ports and medieval towns make this corner of Britain endlessly fascinating, while the countryside provides wonderful walks, both coastal and inland.


Whitstable has long been associated with locally caught seafood and in particular oysters, it has a working harbour with a small fleet of fishing boats that catch fish daily for sale in the harbour fish market.

In recent times,Whitstable and its vicinity has become nationally acclaimed for its restaurants and places to eat.

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 (the Victorian railway line which took fish and oysters to London ) now set up for walkers and riders to enjoy themselves free from the hassle of traffic.

Whitstable has been voted the town in the UK with the most varied and healthy independent shop scene; and you are staying right in the middle of that! The Whiting Post and its sister shop, The Clothes Horse, are both essential parts of the retail experience. There are many other shops well worth a visit.

The beach at Whitstable and Tankerton are wonderful places for swimming,water sports or just watching the fabulous sunsets.

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Review 1-10 of 16

7 Oct 2014


"Great seaside holiday apartment"

Fabulous position being just a couple of minutes walk to the seafront and extremely close to all the great restaurants that Whitstable has to offer. Apartment itself was immaculate, checkin and booking very straightforward and very stylish too!

7 Oct 2014


"Mid week stay in Kent"

We booked Bowline at late notice and were really impressed with the process and communications. The property itself was a really well executed rooftop conversion and presented to a high level. ( I have been reading way too many estate agents reviews) The property is centrally located with many bars and restaurants within yards of the property. We were blessed with great weather and we were able to take advantage of the many walks available nearby. The (stony beach is just minutes walk for the brilliant sunsets (weather permitting). Parking was available on street in nearby roads and did not cause us a problem, I am not sure whether the same would be true in peak season. We were very impressed with the property and Whitstable and would like to visit again in the not too distant future. Highly recommended.....

8 Aug 2014


"Lovely, lovely, lovley"

My mum and I stayed at Bowline for the wekend in July, and we absolutely loved it there. The accommodation was clean, and very quirky, which we love. It's close to all the shops, the beach and th… More

2 Aug 2014


"Just lovely"

What a great find this is, a lovely little place abvove my favourite shop. It has a very special bath and despite being right on the high street is pretty quiet after 10pm so a good nights sleep is n… More

22 Jun 2014


"great location, pretty good property"

lived up to its description, but maybe we should have paid more attention to the reference to sloping ceilings in an earlier review - mind your heads! the flat was well-equipped and spotless; we had s… More

9 Jun 2014



Absolutley lovely! Apartment has everything you could possibly need, and is in a brilliant location. Will definately be booking a return visit. And the icing on the cake, was the cake that was left… More

20 Apr 2014


"Lovely Whitstable hideaway - perfect for a night on the tiles"

If I could move in here, would be a very happy bunny (or eaglet). On the second floor and in a cosy central location, this is a gem of a little eyrie. Which view to take in? Glimpse of sea, chimney pots a go-go, lovely back gardens or terracotta roofscapes of old Whitstable? Up with the gulls and up for somelarks. Lovely vantage point showing off fresh perspectives of the high street: quiet enough to relax, unwind and close enough to be nosy and people-watch. Modishly kitted out, simple and stylish. A real treat of a retreat.

7 Apr 2014


"Beautiful apartment in just the best location"

Cannot fault the apartment , a lovely welcome from the staff in the shop below , beautiful cake on arrival and an immaculate apartment to stay in . We really can't fault anything and it's central location means you are a few steps away from shops restaurants and the sea , will definitely return . X

8 Jan 2014


"Great location"

This was a very nice flat in an excellent location. It was right in the heart of Whitstable town, located directly above a fun, funky boutique. It was a little tricky to find it in time to pull over temporarily to pick up the keys, so we had to backtrack the first time. Parking is a bit tight but exploring the adjacent residential roads we found free parking before long. The flat itself was very clean and with a fresh, modern interior that felt newly designed. I traveled with my 2 young kids and sister so my sister and I shared the double bed in the bedroom, with the kids on the sofa bed. The only complaint was that we repeatedly bumped our heads on the walls, which slope sharply in all rooms. In general, for a couple or small family, I would highly recommend this flat.

9 Sep 2013


"Immaculate, comfortable and well equipped."

I've stayed in Whitstable many times and this is one of the best that I've stayed in.Great location, immaculate, comfortable and well equipped. Helpful, efficient and charming welcome.Great … More

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Calendar last updated:02 Dec 2014

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