Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Castaway Cottage is an early Victorian fisherman's cottage stylishly equipped for self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 6 people and features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The cottage is situated off Harbour Street in the heart of Whitstable - a three minute stroll from shops, restaurants, beach and harbour and ten minutes walk to the local 'Pay and Play' 18 hole golf course.
Featured in The Independent on Sunday: "Much of the pleasure here is in the small touches – the bundle of lavender in the bathroom, the cashmere blankets draped over the back of the sofas, the tea-lights on the sideboard – all of which give Castaway Cottage the feel of a proper home rather than a holiday rental ."
The 3 storey cottage has been lovingly restored to a high standard with a fully fitted modern kitchen and is tastefully decorated throughout, featuring work by local artists. It has a woodburning stove and WiFi. The cottage features a stylish mix of designer and locally crafted furniture and the bedrooms are spacious with plenty of storage and top quality bed linen.
Decked out with white washed wooden floors and walls, it has everything you need to feel at home including an iPod dock, kitchen fitted with all the mod cons and a Kenwood coffee maker.
There are three generous double bedrooms - two on the first floor and a third on the top floor with 2 single beds. The back bedroom features a newly built en-suite shower room making it perfect for families with small children, couples sharing or older relatives and there is also a family bathroom on the ground floor. The cottage is immaculately presented and finished to the owners high standards, combined to provide comfort and a real 'home-from-home' experience.
As well as enjoying the local beach and outside space, you can also enjoy the secluded decked garden. It has been professionally designed and planted and is complete with a large table and chairs - perfect for al fresco dining.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Whitstable 200 m|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), 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|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
The fully fitted contemporary kitchen is complete with dishwasher, microwave, Dualit toaster and kettle, Kenwood coffee machine, built in oven and hob, a large fridge/freezer and plenty of cookbooks if you want to stay in and cook your 'catch of the day'. Castaway Cpttage also has a washing machine and ironing facilities.The kitchen is well equipped right down to oyster shucks for those essential oysters!
The bathrooms (1 family bathroom on the ground floor and 1 en-suite on the first floor) are bright, clean and modern with plenty of space and storage.
The living room has a wood burning stove with ample log storage around the fireplace for cosy evenings curled up by the fire. There is seating for 6 provided by 2 leather sofas and an arm chair along with top quality throws and blankets for that added touch of luxury.
The TV has an integrated Freeview and DVD player and the property also features a Bose iPod dock so bring your iPod's! There is free WI-Fi - perfect for catching up on emails, checking local restaurants or working from home.
The dining room has a wooden dining table with 6 chairs, decorated with local artwork, a sideboard packed with retro board games and shelving for extra storage while the painted-on coat tree provides an imaginative way to store coats and hats.
High chair and travel cot are provided upon request and the kitchen has plastic beakers and plates for little ones.
All the bedrooms are light and airy with traditional fisherman's cottage features enhancing the contemporary furnishings.
There are two generous double bedrooms on the first floor, both with double beds, plenty of pillows, kingsize duvets, quality cotton bed linen and mattress toppers for a luxurious night's sleep. Throws and cushions from The White Company and Melin Tregwynt provide extra comfort and both first floor bedrooms have plenty of hanging and storage space and feature original fireplaces and white-washed woooden floorboards.
On the top floor is a spacious loft room room with windows on either side making it a beautifully bright and airy room. With 2 contemporary single beds and the same high quality bed linen, chest of drawers and hanging space, this room is popular with friends sharing or with younger children (and room for a couple of campbeds for sleepovers!).
Note: The loft bedroom is reached by a steep narrow staircase, so is not suitable for those with mobility problems.
|Further details outdoors||
The garden is decked and the generous dining table and seating for six amongst the seaside plants and soft green colours makes it the perfect location for morning coffee or al fresco dining.
On street parking is available directly outside the property.
Linen and towels available on request - please ask when booking. Charges as follows: 1 bed £15, 2 beds £25, 3 beds £35.
Logs available at £15/load
Winter heating supplement £15/week
High chair and travel cot available on request Free of Charge
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 - native oysters, in particular, being the locally harvested delicacy. There is an Oyster Festival celebrated in the town in late July which brings together food, art and culture for locals and visitors to enjoy. The harbour plays host to small bands throughout the summer months and has a thriving 'End of the Pier' Comedy Club.
There's plenty to keep you busy in Whitstable: visit the town's fabulous independent coffee shops, bars and restaurants, enjoy the local boutique stores and numerous art galleries and buy fresh fish at the harbour, straight off the fishermans boats. Visit the local cheese shop, pay a visit to the cupcake shop and take the children to the old fashioned sweet shop just minutes away from Castaway Cottage. Grab some home made soup from the deli or book into celebrity chef Richard Phillips owned The Pearsons Arms for dinner with stunning views over the sea.
The beach is just a few minutes walk from Castaway Cottage. Enjoy watching the children crabbing, book into a kite surfing course or sailing lessons at the local sailing club or just enjoy a saunter along the seafront to lunch at JoJo's in Tankerton or at the award winning gastropub The Sportman in Seasalter.
There are some excellent routes for both walkers and cyclists (bikes can be hired at Whitstable Cycle Hire - just a few doors along from Castaway Cottage). Enjoy the popular Crab and Winkle Way bike route - following an old railway line in and out of Whitstable, the route takes you right into the centre of Canterbury some 7.5 miles away via some stunning countryside and virtually all of it off the main roads. Alternatively, follow the Saxon Way along the seafront via Herne Bay where you can enjoy lunch at the Les Routiers recommended Le Petit Poisson restaurant overlooking the sea. Maps, routes and information are available within Castaway Cottage.
Whitstable is home to a thriving artists community and you will find weekly changing displays of local work at the Fish Slab Gallery in the High Street along with a pop-up art shop in Harbour Street. Local artists often display their work in the town's Horsebridge Centre and occasionally there are 'Open-House' events where you can meet the artists and view their work. See art come alive at the Whitstable Biennale (next one takes place in 2014), described by The Guardian as 'A new pearl amongst the art world oysters".